Friday, October 25, 2013

What's in the a giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Melissa A:

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding from Knopf

Save Us a Seat by/from Fletcher McHale

The Language of Secrets by Dianne Dixon from Paperback Swap

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren from Gallery Books


Vintage Attraction by Charles Blackstone from Iris Blasi

A Wedding in Great Neck and Breaking the Bank by/from Yona Zeldis McDonough


Divorcing a Narcissist - One Mom's Battle by Tina Swithin 


Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson from Sourcebooks

What could be in YOUR mail:

Vintage Attraction by Charles Blackstone
Thanks to Iris Blasi, we have TWO copies for some lucky US readers!

UPDATE (10/28/13): Charles Blackstone has offered one signed copy to a winner that mentions wine in their answer. So now we have THREE copies! If you already answered only a vintage item, but would like to change it to mention your favorite wine, you have until the closing time to do so.

Before Peter Hapworth meets Izzy, he knows the difference between Pinot Noir and peanut butter, but that’s about it. Lonely and frustrated with his academic career—as well as with dating—his life takes a sudden turn one night when he turns on the television. He’s transfixed by the woman staring back at him, a glass of wine swirling delicately in her hand—Isabelle Conway, one of the preeminent sommeliers in the world. There’s something about her. Somehow, he feels like he already knows her.

On a whim, he pitches himself as a guest on her popular TV show, and the two embark on a whirlwind courtship. But relationships require a delicate balance of nurturing and belief, much like winemaking. Hapworth and Izzy must navigate the complex mysteries of wine–and the heart–from glamorous social events and domestic tribulations in Chicago to the vineyards and rocky bluffs of Greece. Vintage Attraction is a rich and insightful novel by a literary talent. (Synopsis courtesy of Charles Blackstone's website.)

How to win:
Please tell us....What is your favorite wine OR what is a vintage item you own?

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 October 30th at midnight EST.


kwaskewich said...

Favorite vintage item I own is this old turquoise necklace that belonged to my grandmother, who passed it over to me before she died a few months ago. I absolutely love it and think of her every time I wear it! Plus, it’s vintage and very chic!

Nova said...

Favorite vintage item that i own is a watch my Dad bought for my Mom in the early 1950's; it is called Embraceable. Favorite wine; French Lick White from French Lick Winery, IN.

Charlotte said...

I have a Eddie Bauer Christmas coffee cup with holy leaves and berries on it that I love,

rhonda said...

Favorite vintage item,my beautiful engagement ring.

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

I love Relax Red! Plus, I have a vintage pin from my grandma that I love.

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

Forgot my email...oops

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Janine said...

My favorite wine is Silverado Merlot. I don't have any vintage items (that I can think of).

Melanie Backus said...

I have some pieces of Fire King, bowls and casserole dishes that were my grandmothers. I can just see her in the kitchen!

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Jessica said...

I own some of my grandmother's old jewelery. I don't know if it's considered vintage but I love it!

-Jessica M

EFC Chrissy said...

My favorite wine is a tempranillo. So good.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Rita Wray said...

My favorite wine is Cabernet Sauvignon.


Terri. said...

I have some vintage jewelry of my grandmothers.

atthemapletable at yahoo dot com

Carl Scott said...

Sounds like a great book, I'm a big fan of Greece. As far a vintage possessions goes, I collect first edition books and a couple of my favorites are John Sneinbeck's Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday from 1945 and 1954. Thanks.

Unknown said...

My favorite vintage item is a diamond ring that was my Great Aunts.

Kerry said...

Favorite vintage item is a gorgeous armoire that one of my grandfather's friends hand made for him.

kerryalexander.mail (at) gmail (dot) com

Linda Kish said...
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Linda Kish said...

I have a cat's eye ring that belonged to my grandmother. She passed away in 1955.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

have a vintage coat

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Connie said...

After living in France, I found that my favorite wine is actually a typical French aperitif called a Kir. It consists of a small splash of Creme de Cassis which is a black currant liqueur topped with chilled Chablis white wine. Usually, Chablis is low alcohol and the drink is lovely. Some people like to substitute champagne for the Chablis and drop a strawberry into the drink as well. Then you have a Kir Royale.

I inherited some beautiful pieces of crystal from my beloved mother-in-law which I treasure.

Connie Fischer

Mary Jo Burke said...

My grandmother's Hummel

StephTheBookworm said...

Don't drink wine but have lots if vintage things. I love vintage. My favorite is a vintage little bench.

rubynreba said...

My favorite vintage item is my Grandparents' silver service tea set.

Lisamarie said...

Favorite wine is CRUSH by Dreaming Tree


Anonymous said...

Can I still be entered if I admit I am not a wine person unless there is a type of wine called frozen strawberry margarita? My favorite vintage item is a broach that belonged to my grandmother.

Ann Ellison

Unknown said...

Favorite vintage item - my grandmother's ring. Favorite wine is, sadly, not vintage - I love Korbel Brut Rose (I know! Pink champagne!).

Unknown said...

submission fail... claira.pamATgmailDOTcom

JJT said...

Favorite vintage item is grandmother's jewelry. Wine is Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon. jtretin at aol dot com

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Unknown said...

I have never tried any wine because I have no clue what to choose. I have a Christmas ornament that belonged to my great grandmother.

Melissa said...

Thanks for telling us about the vintage items you own, as well as your favorite wine.

Thanks to Iris Blasi and Charles Blackstone for sharing the books with our winners. chose THREE winners from all entries with contact info(one entry per person).

Congrats to:
2-Nova (signed copy from author)
5-Mrs Mommy Booknerd