Friday, April 3, 2015

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


Melissa A:

Sweet Forgiveness by/from Lori Nelson Spielman

How to be a Grown-up by Emma and Nicola from Atria
Enter to win from Goodreads. (US only. Ends 4/30.)

7 Years Bad Sex by/from Nicky Wells (e-book)

Love at First Flight by Tess Woods from HarperCollins Australia (e-book)

Shelter Us by Laura Nicole Diamond from Get Red PR

Second Chance Friends by Jennifer Scott from Penguin Random House

The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig from Berkley (Penguin)

The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry from Sullivan and Partners

Amy and Melissa A:

Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams from Penguin Random House

Melissa P and Melissa A:

A Place for Us by Harriet Evans from Gallery Books



Becky:

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley from Atlantic Books
Currently $1.99 for Kindle.

The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews from Sphere

When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis from Penguin UK

The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish from Penguin UK

The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistewd Maupin, black swan, alison barrow

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella from Penguin Random House


What could be in YOUR mail?

A paperback of One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. Penguin Random House has ONE copy for a lucky US reader.

Synopsis:
Suppose your life sucks—a lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. If you’re Jess Thomas, you do what you always do—make it work.


Jess and her family (including their giant, smelly dog Norman) begin their doomed-from-the-start adventure stranded on the side of the road next to a dilapidated Rolls Royce—sans license, sans insurance—having just been pulled over by the police for a missing headlight. And the unexpected knight in shining armor who rescues them? Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home Jess happens to clean. With big problems of his own, Ed, in perhaps his first ever unselfish act, offers to drive Jess and her dysfunctional brood to the Maths Olympiad and a prize that could turn everything around for Jess’s family.

This unlikely cast of characters is easy to fall for: Nicky, Jess’s stepson, wears mascara, doesn’t fit in at school, but is fiercely protective of Tanzie, Jess’s precocious math prodigy daughter; Jess and Ed are the kind of opposites you love to watch attract; and pungent Norman, the immovable mascot of the back seat, is the best guard dog you’ll ever find drooling on your shoulder.



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26 comments:

Laurice McClung said...

When I was about 9 y/o I ran in a 3 legged race with another little girl whom I didn't even know. WE WON!

cpr040304 said...

We tried to go camping one year. I don't know what my husband was thinking. He was more experienced than I was. Things just needed more planning. Our cooler started to leak, our camping stove broke, and our camping tent had a hole. We ended up cutting the trip short and headed home the next day. That was 8 years ago. We never tried camping again.

traveler said...

A memorable road trip was when we drove to Colorado and NM, visited Aspen, Leadville, Silver City and were enthralled with the beauty, history and setting. Luckily we had great weather and this was before my breast cancer diagnosis. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

When my son was young (about 12), I took him for a road trip from San Diego where we lived up the coast to San Francisco, stopping at Solvang, Hearst Castle, Monterey, Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Sacramento, Sutter's Fort (which he was studying about in school). He still talks about that trip.

Bridget Taylor said...

Memorable trip would be our road trip to Salt Lake City for the winter Olympics.

Nova said...

Most memorable trip for me was when my family took a road trip from Ohio to Wisconsin, up into Canada, to Niagara Falls and back home! we had a good time and the Falls were magnificent.

Holly said...

I've gone on so many fun roadtrips with my ever-traveling daughter!

susieqlaw said...

Memorable trip the summer after college graduation...my best friend and I decided to drive to the beach for the weekend. The drive was wonderful and full of interesting road stops. We arrived at the beach and planned to stay at a hotel right on the beach...however several of the hotels were full...so we ended up in this old hotel sharing a full size bed that felt like a twin bed with the bathroom in the same room!! Fortunately, we spent all our waking hours at the beach!

Janine said...

I don't like road trips. I never do good in a car. So all are memorable in one way or another (but not in good ways). From the days when I was young and we took trips from Texas to New York to visit relatives and I was car sick most of the time to the last trip me and my husband took where we fought the entire time. Not good memories.

Jennifer H said...

So many memorable road trips! Last year about this time, my best friend and I drove to Nashville from St. Louis and had a fantastic time!

Topazshell said...

I luv your bloggie new look. Is this your blog, Freda?:)The books are wonderful.

jpetroroy said...

I won the school spelling bee in 5th grade.

Terri. said...

I once drove the East coast to Florida with my best friend. We had the BEST time!

bn100 said...

don't take road trips

Melanie Backus said...

We take wonderful road trips with our daughter and her family. Our son-in-law does all the driving and Bop and I sit back, love one the grands and enjoy the ride.

Uma Kayla G said...

In 2009, my grandparents, daughter, and I took a road trip through South Dakota for 8 days. It was so much fun to spend time with family and just travel. We didn't have any set plans, just goals that we wanted to meet. We stopped in Murdo (where we used to have family farm land), Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore, Sturgis (week before the BIG rally), Custer National Park, Badlands, Bear Country, Old Macdonald's Farm, Crazy Horse Memorial, Corn Palace in Mitchell, and checked out the flooding at Gavins Point Dam to name a few of our destinations. I am so glad that my daughter got to experience this time with my grandparents as we are only getting older and I will cherish these memories forever!

rhonda j g said...

Driving with my granddaughter from Florida to Iowa two summers in a row. Trips for family illnesses but we had a great time traveling.

Connie said...

I have never had the opportunity to travel and that is one reason I enjoy reading: I can live vicariously through other people's words!
Blessings,
Connie

Lisamarie said...

When I was about 6 my parents took us on road trip through Texas... we went to San Antonio (my brother fell in to the river along the river walk after being told several times to not walk so close) Sea World in SA...where I got to touch a dolphin on stage and tell them what it felt like...Dallas/Ft Worth.. Galveston where my dad try to scare us as we approached the ocean by singing the JAWS theme song... Good Times!

Carol Fragale Brill said...

I entered an excerpt from my novel, PEACE BY PIECE, in a Poets & Writers contest and was first runner-up. SOOO close :)

Anonymous said...

Memorable trip I dont want to do again....Hot Springs Arkansas on a stomach virus! Dont want to spend vacay in a hotel room again with a stomach virus and unable to travel back home until symptoms eased up! Couldnt get out or eat without problems! We looked so forward to going and it was just awful! Went again that Fall to make up for the lost trip and it was amazing with all the fall leaf colors! Lots cooler and just a wonderful trip! Linda W frogz60@hotmail.com

Bonnie Franks said...

Used to drive with my two young children to Virginia from New Jersey after an 8 hour shift in the middle of the night......made for some interesting driving!

Ruth Lyons Mazur said...

My husband was in the Army and we were stationed in Okinawa. He bought a Datsun and we were able to travel all over the island and partake in many of the island's beautiful traditions and landmarks. It was the trip/ year of a lifetime.

Sharon said...

Oh the road trips.... I used to drive from PA to MD almost every weekend. The most memorable had to be the scary one when I fell asleep driving. I was alone. I wasn't hurt and I didn't wreck but I came close.

Bonnie K. said...

My husband and I and our daughters took a road trip to Canada--Victoria, B.C. . We drove from Sacramento, CA to the tip of Washington and took the ferry over to Victoria, B.C. and drove to the house where we stayed. We walked most of the time. Very enjoyable trip.

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Kelly M said...

Most memorable road trip was family trip from Virginia to Florida in a big van with a cot strapped in the back. I rode in style!