Where I share my love of books with reviews, features, giveaways and memes. Family and needlepoint are thrown in from time to time.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Giveaway!

Thanks to Valerie and Hachette Books I have 5 - yes 5 copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson to give away!

About the book:

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.

I guess we need to have some rules:

  1. Must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada
  2. No PO Boxes.
  3. Giveaway will run until midnight (CST) May 15.

How do you enter:

  1. Leave a comment WITH EMAIL ADDRESS!
  2. For 2 additional entries - blog or twitter and leave a link back here.
  3. For 2 more entries - sign up as a follower over on the left, where I can see your little picture!
  4. If you already follow - either by RSS feed, email, etc - let me know and you will get your extra entries also.
  5. Maximum of 5 entries possible.


KR said...

This is on my wish list!


KR said...

I follow.

Bridget said...

I just posted this on Win A Book. You sure are busy today with giveaways!

Vanessa said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I would love to read this.


I'm a follower

Holly said...

This one sounds interesting!

I am a follower!


allisonmariecat said...

Please enter me!


Jake L said...

please enter me into the drawing.


Unknown said...

I'm crossing my fingers! Please enter me :)

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Amanda said...

I'd love to enter. amandagignac [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I am a follower!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Heidi V said...

Wish list book of mine!

heidivargas [at] live dot com

Heidi V said...

Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/?p=12656

heidivargas [at] live dot com

Amber said...

Thank you for the giveaway :)
Please enter me!

Anonymous said...

I've been dying to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

I'm already subscribed via e-mail.


Kat Bryan said...

This sounds like a good mystery.

Tea said...

I would love to read this one. Just reading the review caught my interest.

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!


Marie said...

I've been wanting to read this one since I've read some great reviews of it!


Unknown said...

This book sounds really intrigueing even though its something I wouldn't usually read. Thanks for the chance!
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

Lenore Appelhans said...

I've been wanting to read this for quite a while!

lenoreva at hotmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

Sounds like a great mystery. Please enter me. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Sandra K321 said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Please enter me.

seknobloch (at) gmail (dot) com

Irene said...

Wow, that needlepoint is beautiful. First visit to your blog!! Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you!!

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Renee said...

Sounds like a great story.


tsslug said...

Would like to read this
Happy Easter


Amy said...

Hi! Please enter me!

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

Edna said...

Please enter me into the give away, I love books

May God Bless

Becca said...

I would love to win this one. I am a follower and I subscribe.


Molly said...

I have been a follower for quite sometime :) -- and I would love to be entered in this great drawing.

Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

auntrene said...

Thanks for the chance to win The Girl who stopped Swimming. I would love to read this book.
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. THank you

Unknown said...

I would love to read this book, please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

Carrie K. said...

I'd love to read this one - thanks for hosting the giveaway!

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Carrie K. said...

I'm a subscriber on Google Reader.

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Kitten said...

I follow you on Google and on Twitter! My E-mail is: thebookkitten@gmail.com.

♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered for this book!
I am a new follower, but I already follow you on twitter!

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win, please enter me in this wonderful book giveaway.
Looks great.
Thank you for hosting it! :-)



Heather said...

I'd love to add this to my nightstand. Please count me in, and save me from the terrible book I'm reading right now! Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Heather said...

I'm a follower

CherylS22 said...

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


Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book!


Jess said...

Please enter me and I am a follower.



Anonymous said...

Please count me in!

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Carrie K. said...

I posted about your giveaway here:


nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Sherrie said...

Would love to read this book. Please put me in the drawing. I am following and linked in my side bar. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy of "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming". It sounds like an interesting book!

Tea said...

It does sound wonderful.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!!


Unknown said...

hi, I so want this book.

davidae dot stewart @ gmail dot com

I also talked about it on Twitter here:


clenna said...

This book sounds very intriguing. Sign me up.

clenna said...

I subscribe via email.

Jo-Jo said...

Please enter me in this contest...sounds like a book that I would enjoy.

Vi (pronounced Vy) said...

i loved her 1st two books & was excited to read this new one. i eagerly bought it on amazon and wasted my money. i couldn't even make myself finish it. did anyone else feel this way?


Jen C said...

This is on my wish list.....

Lucy said...

Please enter my name for your giveaway. Would love to read this book. Thank you.

Jo-Jo said...

I stopped back over to let you know that I blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Kerri said...

I'd love to read this book. ravndahl@hotmail.com

I'm a follower.

I blogged about it here

Sue said...

I'd love to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway~

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

Would love to read this.


Cindy said...

I would love to read this book! Please enter me in your drawing. I just signed up to be a follower of your blog! Great blog!

raidergirl3 said...

I'd love to read this for the Southern Reading Challenge.

raidergirl3at gmail dot com

Luvdaylilies said...

I really want to read this one!

Thanks so much=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Esme said...

My curiousity is piqued with this one.

Brandy said...

Please enter me into the drawing.


Lauren said...

This is on my TBR list and I would love to win it.


Cindy said...

This looks like a good book! I would love to win a copy.

Sue W. said...

I would very much enjoy reading this book. Please enter me.


Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.

Sue W. said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Sue W. said...

I know this is a little late but still decided to blog this giveaway at:

tea said...

I would like to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming." Thanks.

Julie P. said...

I definitely want to read this one!


Julie P. said...

I tweeted!



Julie P. said...

I follow your blog on my Google Reader!

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!



Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!


Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Also heard great things about this book!

I'd love to give this one a read as well.


Thank you!

Lady Tobi said...

I would love to win this one, it's on my to read list.

Bingo said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
nazatraz (at) yahoo (dot) com


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