Friday, February 21, 2014

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

**Giveaway is now closed**

Melissa A:

Desperately Ever After by/from Laura Kenyon

The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller from Penguin/NAL

A Questionable Friendship by/from Samantha March (e-book)

Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess from Quercus

Amy:

Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller from New Harvest (Amazon)








Becky:

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan from Sphere

Mother of the Year Karen Ross from Ebury Publishing

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon from Hodder and Stoughton

Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber from Random House UK

The Vintage Girl by Hester Browne from Quercus

The Sweetness of Liberty James by Janey Lewis from Book Guild Publishing


What could be in YOUR mail:

Thanks to Penguin, one lucky US reader has a chance to win The Last Letter from Your Lover AND Me Before You both by Jojo Moyes.

It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband.

Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.



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Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.


(Both summaries are courtesy of Goodreads.)

How to win:
Since we're getting closer to March and we're SO over winter already, tell us something you enjoy doing in springtime.

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 February 26th at midnight EST.

39 comments:

TinaB said...

Anything outside...tennis, gardening, playing with my kids & dog!!

Melanie Backus said...

In the Spring, I am all about picnics at our lake, fishing, and believe it or not, I love to mow my yard. Come on warm weather!

mauback55 at gmail dot com

kwaskewich said...

Visiting the cherry blossoms and walking around the monuments!

pascale said...

I just finished Me Before You and it was an excellent read. As a matter of fact, I pretty much did nothing but read for the past two days. She is a great author.
pascale.poitras@verizon.net

Nova said...

I love just being outside in the Spring. The flowers are starting to bloom and the trees are starting to bud.

S.Sabia said...

My favorite thing to do in the Spring is to open all the windows in my house and enjoy the warmer weather as I go about my day. I am so ready for those days!

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Rozi Marsh said...

Spring is the start of racing season...love watching my son drag race!!!

Ro said...

Love not having to wear heavy coats and gloves etc!

Kim V said...

Being able to open the windows and feel the fresh air. I also love the flowers and how green everything looks.

Mary Jo Burke said...

Opening the windows


maryjo(at)maryjoburke(dot)com

Bonnie K. said...

I like being able to open up the house and get outside more. I love the blossoms and flowers.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I like sitting on my patio, listening to the waterfall in my pool and reading a book. It's so peaceful.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I'm ready to sit outside in the Spring!

Princess543@yahoo.com

Janine said...

Y'all have some great stories to read coming up. In the spring, I really look forward to opening the windows and smelling the fresh air in my house.

kinini01@hotmail.com

Michelle James said...

I love getting my gardens ready for my flowers and herbs on a sunny spring day. After a long winter such as the one we had this year, spring is a welcome renewal.

michj0447@gmail.com

Jennifer H said...

Baseball!!!

Jhuelsebusch@sbcglobal.net

Anita Yancey said...

What I enjoy in the spring is planting flowers, hiking, and reading outside. Thanks for having the giveaway.

ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

jodi marinich said...

i love taking the kids to the park in the spring...jmarinich33@aol.com

jpetroroy said...

Bike riding!
Jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Jane Cook said...

Spring means I can open my windows and let some fresh air in the house!

Margie Durham said...

In the spring we clean our deck off and I get to sit in my swing and read! It is so refreshing!!

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Britney Adams said...

In the Spring, I enjoy playing outside with my kiddos. I also enjoy visits to our lake cabin and would love to take these two books along! Thanks for the chance to win!

texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

Carl Scott said...

Spring is actually my favorite time of year and the perfect time to take the dogs for a walk on the beach. Not too chilly, not too hot. Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Stephanie H said...

In the spring I love going for long walks to see all the green growing!!

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KV H said...

I can't wait to go bike riding.
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Summer Grinstead said...

Taking a simple walk with my kids to the park!

sumsum085@aol.com

bn100 said...

gardening

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Jeryl M. said...

Sitting outside on my front porch.

jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

Terri. said...

I love planting flowers in the spring.

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

I enjoy running outside and I am so excited for this ice and snow to melt so I can hit the trails again. The treadmill is getting old!

I am so excited to read Last Letter from your Lover! I LOVED Me Before You!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

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Bridget O'Neill said...

I just can't wait to go outside without boots and my thick winter coat! I am so over the below zero temperatures and all of the snow! That's what I get for living in Minnesota though :)

bjoneill@hotmail.com

Ro said...

Just to be out in the sunshine will be at treat this year! We have a very cold and snowy winter. I know I will appreciate spring like never before! Something to look forward to.

Amy said...

I will be sitting on my deck listening to the birds.
Amyasb@comcast.net

JaeJae Books said...

I love sitting outside in the spring with my tablet. Also going on long walks with my dog. (Jaejaebooks@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I love sunning on my patio while reading a good book.

Missy

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cooponmommy said...

I love being able to take my kids outside and enjoy the fresh air!


cooponmommy at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Thanks to everyone for participating and helping us vicariously enjoy spring.

Thanks to Penguin for sharing the books with our winner.

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

Congrats to Linda Kish!

JACLYN said...

Going out without coats and longer days!