Friday, July 5, 2013

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

Melissa A.:

What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr, won from BookTrib

About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk from HarperCollins UK

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman from Bantam Dell

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, won from BookTrib

My Husband Next Door by Catherine Alliott from Penguin UK

On Grace by/from Susie Orman Schnall

Finding Colin Firth by Mia March from Simon and Schuster

White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert from Gallery Books

Sophie's Encore by/from Nicky Wells (e-book)

Jami:

Baking Love by/from Lauren Boyd




Gail:

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax from Orion Books (e-book)




Becky:

Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger from HarperCollins UK

Always You by Erin Kaye from Avon

The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart from Avon

An Englishwoman in New York by Anne-Marie Casey from John Murray (Hodder and Stoughton)

Love...and Sleepless Nights by Nick Spalding from Coronet (Hodder and Stoughton)

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway from Penguin UK


What could be in YOUR mail:

On Grace by Susie Orman Schnall, which was featured on our Book Shelf this week. Susie has THREE copies for some lucky readers in the US and/or Canada!

Grace May is truly excited about turning 40 in a few months. And now that her boys are both in school and she has a stimulating new writing job, the next chapter in her life can finally begin. She can't wait to rediscover the intelligent and interesting woman deeply buried under the layers of mother and wife.

But when Grace loses her job and gets unexpected news from her husband and her best friend, life suddenly gets complicated. Grace stands to lose everything: her marriage, her best friend, and her sense of self. But by her 40th birthday party, Grace will realize who and what matter most. With laughter. With tears. With grace.

ON GRACE embraces themes that will resonate with every woman who owns at least one pair of Spanx: fidelity, friendship, and finding oneself at 40. It's soulful and sweet, sexy and sad, straight up and smart, and, ultimately, quite satisfying. The story's relatable authenticity definitely connects with readers.

TESTIMONIALS:

"ON GRACE is a moving and vibrant debut that packs a sweet emotional punch. You'll laugh and cry along with Grace as she treads the complicated waters of marriage, motherhood, an unexpected betrayal, and a revelation that changes everything. Susie Schnall is a fresh new voice in fiction." ---Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING

"ON GRACE is a telling, touching exploration of modern marriage, fidelity, and friendship. Susie Schnall's debut is riddled with the little truths that make up the texture of women's daily lives. Fans of Emily Giffin will relate to this engaging read." ---Beatriz Williams, internationally bestselling author of A HUNDRED SUMMERS

How to win:
Please tell us about a way in which you've started a new chapter in your life.

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/Canada only. Giveaway ends July 10th at midnight EST.




27 comments:

TinaB said...

Started doing yoga! Would love to become a yoga teacher!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Jennifer Huelsebusch said...

Exercising!!

Jhuelsebusch@sbcglobal.net

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Went back to school for a grad degree in a totally different field. Will start my new job in August!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I started volunteering at our local library.

SuzyQ4PR(at)aol(dot)com

Charlotte said...

Help raising one of my grandsons. I am seventy three.
CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

Donna E said...

I get to start a new chapter about every 4 or so years as we move, first with the military, now with the church. I won't say I reinvent myself each time, but I've had several differnt types of jobs - bank, insurance, secretary, bookkeeping. And now it's time for another chapter -- don't yet know what it'll turn out to be.

donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Starting saving money anyway I could so I could help put my son through college without having to get loans. We are now 2 years in and so far so good.

melinda.garza15@yahoo.com

Kelly RS said...

Leaned to say NO - when people push something on me - if I don't want to do it. I say NO.

krshowalterATyahoo.com

Jessica said...

I've started a new chapter by getting a full time job and working for the government.

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Hailey Fish said...

The day I got my job! I'm so excited to grow and get better at it, maybe get full-time sometime in the future.

fishiegirl22@yahoo.com

Mary Jo Burke said...

New chapter forced upon me when my mom died.

maryjo(at)maryjoburke(dot)com

bn100 said...

graduating from college

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

My "new" chapter is no longer new but it occurred when I was no longer able to work. It was initially hard to not work after spending my entire adult life working as an RN but when you can no longer lift or do repetitive arm work that kind of rules out most jobs and I came to a screeching halt. Now, it is normal for me. But, I still have the occasional work dream.

Anonymous said...

I am right on the verge of finishing one chapter, being my mother's full-time caregiver, and starting the next, returning to work(maybe?).

On Grace sounds like a book I could really relate to as I am also on the verge of 40...dun..dun..dun Definitely on the "to read list"

Thanks for the giveaway!

monsterhead01(at)comcast(dot)net

Tara Simone said...

I've started several new chapters in my life so far, each time it resulted in my taking a trip alone someplace new or picking up and moving across country and starting fresh. I tend to write about these things in my own books. One thing that always plays out is...you wind up exactly where you're supposed to be.

Nova said...

I will begin a new chapter in my life as my youngest will be turning 18 this week, we will be moving, and he will be starting college...
sparkle40175@hotmail.com

rubynreba said...

I started a new chapter by being blessed with a brand new granddaughter!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Connie said...

I grew up in Virginia and when I was a little girl and found out that there was a place in the U.S. that didn’t have winter, I swore to live there one day. So, when we retired, we moved to Florida and began the happiest chapter of our lives. I love it here! I enjoy fabulous weather year round and can read books all day if I want and chick lit is my favorite. Life just doesn’t get any better than that.

Connie Fischer
conniecape@aol.com

PoCoKat said...

New chapter..new job

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Summer Grinstead said...

Paying off debt! One step at a time!

Sumsum085@aol.com

susieqlaw said...

exercising and reducing stress

sendsusanmail at gmail dot com

J. B. Everett said...

I left management consulting to write full time. I can only hope one of my novels might be on this site someday. Girl can always dream. jnbeverett@gmail(dot)com

Lisamarie said...

This may sound cheesy... after my Father In Laws sudden death...I started to live each day with a more positive outlook & attitude (not that I was a downer before but..) Really letting go of all the small stuff that I let bother me, trying to repair a relationship with a sister in law.

tropicalsunlover05(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jackie said...

I am going back to school this fall...after a looong time away!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

jwenner(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth Carnevale said...

Started my own Trademarked company Cake It Up Couture Cake Stands out of the love of planning my daughters wedding right before turning 50! beth@cakeitupcakestands.com

Melissa said...

Thanks for participating and telling us how you started a new chapter in your life.

Thanks to Susie for sharing her books with our winners.

Random.org chose THREE winners from all entries with contact info (one entry per person).

Congrats to:
16-Nova
18-Connie
24-Jackie

Connie said...

Oh, how thrilling! I won a copy of this terrific novel and I’m so very excited!

Thank you ever so much! :-)