Sunday, October 24, 2010

Book Giveaway time again!

I have a blue candle tin and a book up for Blue Monday at
Smiling Sallys Blog.
I will be giving these away in a drawing. If you would like to be
included let me know in your post and if you are not a follower
and sign up I will give you an extra entry.
Please leave a post for each entry if you become a follower.
Plus please leave me your email in the post if you wish to be entered.
Here is a review on the book Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews.

From Publishers Weekly
Interior decorator Keeley Rae Murdock has designed her whole life, right down to the antique Oriental rug planned for the foot of her bed. What she never counted on was discovering her fiancé, A.J. Jernigan, cavorting with her maid of honor in the middle of her rehearsal dinner. She pitches a hissy fit that reverberates through her tiny hometown of Madison, Ga., and captures the attention of Will Mahoney, a newcomer who recently purchased an antebellum plantation house. Headstrong, freckled Will pressures Keeley to restore the rundown mansion within six months. His plan: to woo a woman whom he has seen only on television by designing the house of her dreams by Christmas. Keeley knows it's an insane plan, but the Jernigans are now trying to put her out of business, so she begrudgingly accepts. As the house comes together, Keeley discovers links between the Jernigan legacy of infidelity and her mother's disappearance many years ago. Darker than the book's fluffy title suggests, this black comedy is riven with shocking secrets. And Keeley's vast knowledge of all things antique offers a fascinating peek into the luscious world of designer home furnishing, sure to make readers drool with envy over sideboards and sofas.

Also this Monday I am participating in the Meme, What are you
reading?? at Sheila's - One Person's Journey through a world of books.
This week I am reading Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. This is another library book discussion title. Plus I am starting a new book for a blog tour that I will
post later this week called The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan.
Here is a little bit about Prayers for Sale.

From Publishers Weekly
In her charming new novel, Dallas (The Persian Pickle Club; Tallgrass; etc.) offers up the unconventional friendship between Hennie Comfort, a natural storyteller entering the twilight of her life, and Nit Spindle, a naïve young newlywed, forged in the isolated mining town of Middle Swan, Colo., in 1936. When the two meet, Hennie recognizes her younger self in Nit, and she's immediately struck with a desire to nurture and guide Nit, who is lonely and adrift in her new hometown and her brand-new marriage. As Hennie regales Nit with stories and advice, the two become inseparable and pass several seasons huddled around their quilting with the other women of Middle Swan. Even though Hennie maintains an air of c'est la vie as she unravels her life story, Nit and the reader soon realize there are tragedies and secrets hidden behind Hennie's tranquil demeanor. This satisfying novel will immediately draw readers into Hennie and Nit's lives, and the unexpected twists will keep them hooked through to the bittersweet denouement. (Apr.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Now I really enjoyed The Persian Pickle Club so I hope this one is just as great. Can't wait to see what everyone else has posted this Monday!

The winner will be picked Nov 1st!


SmilingSally said...

Morning, Joy, I won't enter so that others may win.

Pretty blue, though, and I love to read.

Happy Blue Monday!

Teacher/Learner said...

Hi Joy~ I love how cheery your blog is! Stopping by & will be following. I enjoyed nearly all the books in your montage (some I haven't gotten yet but are TBR). So glad I came by :)

LV said...

Nice blue showing for today. You will make some lucky winner very happy.

Nise' said...

I so enjoy Sandra Dallas' books. Loved The Miracle of Mercy Land.

shelbers434 said...

I would really like to win this :)

Scoot said...

Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Joy!

This book looks like a fun read. I have read Mary Kay andrews before and enjoyed her book! thanks for the chance to win.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks Joy for the fun giveaways! Hope you're having a nice day! ♥ It's rainy here....good day to read! ♥


Hi Joy,
How fun to have a giveaway and I do love BLUE...Thank you!
deb :)


I'm a follower I think I get a second chance and think reading a new book will be fun.
deb :)

bookbunny68 said...

Hissy Fit, huh? I never have those - lol.

bookbunny68 said...

Hey - I thought I was a follower but guess I wasn't. Am now ;)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I'd love to win! And I follow in Google reader.


Dina said...

Hi Joy, thanks for letting me know about your updates. I love to ck out your blog looking for all the fun holidays things too.

Hissy Fit sounds like I'd enjoy it and a new author also. Please enter me also.