Friday, April 26, 2013

What's in the mail....plus a giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Melissa A:

The Love Wars by L. Allison Heller from Penguin Group (Amy got this from the author)

The Week Before the Wedding by Beth Kendrick from Penguin Group

The Seeds of Daisy by/from Alison Caiola

The Way Back To Happiness by Elizabeth Bass from Kensington Publishing

The Summer Everything Changed by Holly Chamberlin from Kensington Publishing

Dear Thing by Julie Cohen from Transworld Publishers (won this from a giveaway)

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella from Transworld Publishers

Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky from Wunderkind PR

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham from Random House


Amy:

Meet Me At The Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan from Sourcebooks

The Mermaid of Brooklyn by Amy Shearn from Simon & Schuster  (Melissa A. got this too.)

All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg from HarperCollins

Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves from  Penguin Group


Tracey:

A Beautiful Mess by Ali Berlinski from Pubslush Press 

The Smartest Girl In the Room by/from Deborah Nam-Krane





Jami:



Table for Seven by Whitney Gaskell from Bantam Dell

Sleeping in Eden by Nicole Baart from AuthorsOnTheWeb




Gail:

Dirty Laundry by Marilyn Slagel from Abbott Press

Undertaking Love by Kat French from HarperCollins UK (e-book)








What could be in YOUR mail:

Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne (paperback). She has TWO copies for some lucky US readers!

A tough, tender, debut novel, in the tradition of Dorothy Allison and Janet Fitch, Hand Me Down is the unforgettable story of a girl who travels between California and Utah in search of her true family, having never been loved best of all.

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister, Jaime, from their parents' cruel mistakes. Their father, who'd rather work the system than a job, pours every dollar into his many vices, denying his daughters the shoes and clothing they need. Their mother, once a loving parent, is going through a post-post-adolescent rebellious streak and finds love with a dangerous ex-con. When she chooses starting a new family over raising her first-born girls, Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and forced to rely on the begrudging kindness of increasingly distant relatives.

A string of broken promises that begins with Liz's mother swearing, "I would never hurt you, Liz. You're family," propels her between guest beds in two states searching for a safe home. All the while, Liz is burdened by her stake in a bleak pact with a deceitful adult: to tell the truth about the darkest of her circumstances will cost her the ability to shelter Jaime. As Liz spirals into the abyss of fear and shame that haunts her sleepless nights, can she break free from her bonds in time to fight for her life? (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

How to win:
Please tell us: What was the last thing you handed down to someone?

One entry per person.

Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win. Entries without contact information will NOT be counted.

US only. Giveaway ends April 30th at midnight EST.

17 comments:

Michelle James said...

The last thing I handed down to someone was a book. (What else!)

Hailey Fish said...

When I was a little girl, I had a huge collection of barbie dolls and fisher price little people. I handed them down to my nieces. It made me happy because they were happy. I've also handed down books.

fishiegirl22@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

A beautiful vintage ring to our new great niece.lomazowr@gmail.com

Cristina Connors said...

I gave away some clothes that didn't fit me anymore b/c I lost weight!

Mary Jo Burke said...

A handmade baby blanket knitted by my mother to my niece.

Amy said...

I have handed down books.

susieqlaw said...

The last thing I handed down was Emily Giffin's Where We Belong. It was too excellent of a book not to share!

sendsusanmail. at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Clothes and books!

SuzyQ4PR at aol dot com

Anita Yancey said...

The last thing I handed down was my microwave to my daughter because her's stopped working. Thanks for having the giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Lauren McCormick said...

The last thing I handed down was my Kindle Reader because I got a new one.
itzhunicAThotmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

The last thing I handed down was some coats.

melinda.garza15@yahoo.com

bn100 said...

some clothes

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

JROSEN60 said...

some books!

jrosen60@gmail.com

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

My friend is having a baby, so I handed down a bunch of baby stuff!
Mrsmommybooknerdsbookreviews at gmail dot com

Tracey said...

Thanks to Random.org we have two winners of "Hand Me Down" by Melanie Thorne.

Congratulations to:

7 -Anita Yancey
4 - Mary Jo Burke

Thank you to all of those who entered the giveaway!

Melissa said...

One of the winners didn't claim their prize, so we've chosen another winner.

Congrats to Lauren McCormick!

Remember to always claim your prizes within the 48 hour window so you don't miss out!

cindy r said...

I'm handing my 12-string guitar off to my niece, Courtney as she goes to college. It's a surprise and I'm giving it to her at her graduation party. She'll be using it much more than I will in the future. She loves this guitar almost as much as I do and I can't wait to hear her play it.
writeoncindy@yahoo.com