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Friday, May 15, 2009

Giveaway: The Girl who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

Thanks again to Hachette and Valerie for letting me host another great giveaway!

This time it's for 5 copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.

Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.

While Laurel's life seems neatly on track-- a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home-- everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia's help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag.

Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family's haunted past, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Now for the Fun Stuff!

This contest will run until 11:59pm on May 31st, 2009.

To enter please leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Extra Entries:

* Become a follower, just mention it in your comment (if you are already a follower let me know, you get an entry for that too!)
* Post a link to my blog (Leave me the link so I know where to look)
* Mention this giveaway (with link) on another site (again let me know where you mentioned it) This can be a blog, myspace, facebook, twitter... Anyplace you'd like.

The not so fun stuff:
Only US and Canada please
No P.O. Boxes

Good Luck to everyone! I know I can't wait to get into this one :-)


Anonymous said...

Saw your giveaway via goodreads! Interesting story concept.
Lisa K - allsmileyfaces@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to read this book. How do I get one? EZPiecesToo@yahoo.com

Book Lady said...

I've seen this on a few other blogs and it seems like something I would like! I'd love to snag it :)


ps-I'm also following your blog :)

Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!


Miss Cindy said...

Love to win this one!
Saw this contest through Goodreads group :)


Anonymous said...

Saw your post on Goodreads. Would love to enter.

Author Tony Peters said...

I saw this on goodreads. I checked out some reviews, a lot of negative. Guess I'll have to judge it for myself. tpeters745@gmail.com

Tony Peters
Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping

busgirl said...

Already a follower! Woould love to check this out. Happy long weekend! yosoyal@aol.com

Renee G said...

I've been hoping to read this.


Anonymous said...

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tutu said...

Hi! Saw your post on the LT bloggers thread. Please enter me. Tutu


scottsgal said...

I've read such good review of this - please count me in

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scottsgal said...

I'm a follower

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Anonymous said...

I want to enter this contest too please! Looks like a very interesting read!

Anonymous said...

It's me again, I forgot to include my email address! Doh!

infiniteshelf at gmail dot com

Cecilia H. said...

Please count me in on this giveaway. I really would like to read this book. Thanks!

Luvdaylilies said...

Please enter me,I'd love to read this!

Thanks so much for the giveaway=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

etirv said...

Great book giveaway, thank you!

catsnbooks12 said...

This is a book that has been on my TBR list for awhile. It would be great to just win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

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catsnbooks12 said...

I'm a brand new follower. (rubymoon/Blogger)

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Rebecca said...

Love to win this book, I love Ghost stories.
I tweeted at ccqdesigns

A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Follower (liane66)

ewalsh said...

Thank you for the chance to win this.

ewalsh said...

I am following your blog.

Anita Yancey said...

This sure sounds like a good book. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


Heather said...

Enter me pretty please!

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Heather said...

I follow your blog!

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Patricia Boyle said...

Would love to read this book. Thanks for sponsoring the contest.

Lesley said...

Please enter me--it looks like a great book! Thanks!


Jennai said...

I've been wanting to read this for awhile now
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Anonymous said...

I'd really love to win this one!

Anonymous said...

I follow you

Anonymous said...

And I blogged about your contest

Jennai said...

I follow you
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Sandra said...

I always judge a book by it's cover....if it catches my eye or something that stands out and you wonder what this book is about. This one caught my eye!

Bingo said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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