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Monday, March 30, 2009

***Book Giveaway*** Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

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Big, Big thanks to Valerie from Hachette Book Group for being able to host this awesome giveaway.


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About the Book (from the publisher's website):
Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks.)


But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolina for a life in New York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind.
When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia"- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best.


Girls in Trucks introduces an irresistable, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.


How about a peek?









A little more info for you:



How to win?
Hachette Book Group will be sending the five winners this book so their guidlines need to be followed. This giveaway is open to US and Canada. No PO Boxes. This giveaway is open to bloggers and non bloggers.

Easy entry day! For your main entry to Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch simply tell me why you would like to win it.

Include your email address in your comments so I can contact you if you win. Feel free to write your email addy out to foil the spiders. If you have your email attached to your blog...that works too.

Additional entries for the following:

Blog or Tweet the giveaway or do both for additional entry each.

Send a friend over and have them tell me you sent them for two entries for both of you.

Follow for an additional entry and come back and comment (current followers too).

That is it...four ways for up to six entries. Good luck!

The giveaway will run from today, March 30 to April14 at 11:59pm Mountain Time. Winners will be notified via email on April 5 and posted on this blog. Winners will have 3 days to get back to me with their address or a new winner or winners will be chosen.

64 comments:

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

My wife is a Yankee by birth, but Southern Belle by choice.

She loves to read books about Southern Belles to get tips. She taught Cotillion so the first chapter will probably keep her reading non-stop!

clenna said...

I would love to win this book because I love to read. This is a book I wouldn't normally select but it sounds interesting.

Since I'm the first I'll tell you a story that my dad told me, which kind of connects to this book. He told me that when I went to college I should take a 'charm class'. That way when all the snooty, stuck up girls ask me why I'm taking charm class - I won't tell them "I'm taking charm class so I won't tell all you snobish girls to go ---- themselves!"

Irene Yeates said...

After living in the South for 16 years, I learned a few tricks of the "trade." It is so much easier to return clothes to stores by saying, "My husband just does not like the way I look in this dress..." When I returned to upstate NY, my friends said I had a Southern accent, and I told them it was absolutely necessary in the South if you want anything. Still reading all those great Southern books! Please enter my name. Thank you.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, although this sounds like a great read.

I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you!

NotNessie said...

I would love to win this book because I love the cover. And it also sounds interesting, but really the cover got me interested.

Vanessa
gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

NotNessie said...

I also follow your blog.

Vanessa
gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

Marie said...

I have read some great comments about this book and I would love to read it -- great cover as well!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Yvonne said...

Sounds like a good book. I'd love to be entered.

I'm also following you.

yvone473[at]optonline[dot]net

AmandaSue said...

I'd love to read this because the title is intruiging and the cover is nice :)

AmandaSue said...

I'm a new follower thanks.

Pam said...

I love to read. I also often find "conventions" (ie., what we should or shouldn't do for whatever reason) amusing.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Debs Desk said...

This books is on my wishlist and I love all the reviews they are just great. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

melinda said...

I'd like to win this book cause I enjoy reading.

Ally in WA said...

I've read so many reviews on the web about this book. It is one of those "must reads" for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

olympianlady said...

This book looks really good to read and has the greatest cover art. Please enter me. Thanks!

I'm also subscribed via e-mail.

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

ANovelMenagerie said...

I really really really want to read this book! Please accept my entry.

I follow your blog via RSS Atom Feed.

Thanks

Sheri
A Novel Menagerie

Dawn M. said...

I think it would be fun to read about the cotillion classes and the whole southern Society stuff. It's just so different from how I grew up. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

Please enter me in this giveaway! I found this over at west of mars - I thought I was already a follower, but someone you had disappeared from my RSS feed - so I am now a follower again!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

scottsgal said...

definitely on my tbr list - please count me in

msboatgal at aol.com

traveler said...

What a wonderful and captivating book. I would enjoy this unique novel. Thanks for the chance.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue W. said...

If nothing else, I really like the cover of this book. I live in the south and recently visited Charleston so would like to read about someone who lives in one of those beautiful plantation homes.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I have posted this giveaway on my blog:

http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

Sandra K321 said...

This sounds like an interesting story and I would love to read it. I think my niece in North Carolina would also like it so I would pass it on to her.

Cheryl S. said...

My sister-in-law is a Southern Belle & I enjoy the differences between us (I'm a Yankee thru & thru!). I'd love to read this book.

Please count me in - Thanks!
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

auntrene said...

I would love to win this book and read it and then pass it on in my reading circle of family and friends. It sounds great. I have read a couple of reviews and it sounds likea book I would love to read. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Victoria said...

As a Southerner who had to leave to realize she was in fact a southerner, count me in to win this book! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Teddy Rose said...

I love to read fiction set in the south.

I subsribe via google reader.

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to read this book, because I am from the South, and love reading any book that takes place in the south. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Shauna said...

I would l♥ve to win this! Please count me in! ♥ HUGS ♥
tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

This looks interesting - I like the cover, too. :-) I think what really piques my interest is the "modern-day debutante" concept. :-) Fantastic giveaway!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

I'm a follower!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

Tweeted!

@kindred_spirit

valerie2350 said...

this sounds like an interesting book!

valerie2350 said...

follower

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1450456705

LT said...

I would love to win because I love books about women from the South!

principessa said...

Books about the South interest me greatly. Thanks for this chance.
bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Because it sounds like an awesome read, and because I love that part of the south.

Carolsue said...

I'd like to win cause I never met a book I didn't like! This one sounds good! Please enter me.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Pam said...

I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win it!!

pamelashockley(at)netscape(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I'm a follower. I have been a follower for a short while but really don't understand what I can do with it. Blogging, twitering and following are all pretty new to me.

Kaye said...

Hi Kelly, Please enter me in the drawing. this book sounds so good. You just know I am one of your "bestest peeps". I put a link to your contest on my sidebar contest post. Thanks!

florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

His d said...

This book sounds good. i'd like to win it because i like any stories about Southernness (i declare that a word if it isn't), and displaced Southernness sounds quite interesting.

Dina said...

I'd love to read a good Southern story!

Book Spot said...

I'd love to win this book because I saw it in the store a few months ago and was interested then but decided to wait...now it's everywhere and I only want it more!

squiresj said...

I'd love to win this book and review it. I loved this blog.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Becky said...

I have lived in the South for all of my 44 years and I yearn to live somewhere else if just for a little while. I know though I would probably return to my roots as well. I would love to read this to see just how much I can identify with the characters. Thanks for the chance!

dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I am now a follower!

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this one because I love books with a southern theme. Please enter me.
joannelong74@gmail.com.

Pam said...

I'd love to read this book. Everything I've seen about it makes it look very interesting. Love that southern belle stuff!!

pamelashockley at netscape dot net

Jo-Jo said...

I also blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74@gmail.com

Jo-Jo said...

I also just signed up as a follower.
joannelong74@gmail.com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd like to read this because I love books about the South and books about finding yourself. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm a Follower!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

And, here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/1497901233

bookchickdi said...

I would love to win this book! I just moved to NYC and can relate to the narraator's story.

I tweeted it as well :)

laruediane2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

windycindy said...

Hi! I like that Sarah leaves the world she knew and experiences life in New York, but then returns home!
Please enter me in your book drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your blog!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your blog!
Thanks, Cindi
windycindy
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lucy said...

I really enjoy books about "Southern Belles" who move to the East and discover new things about themselves. Sounds like a good book. I also donate my books to the library.

Lucy said...

I forgot to add my email :
makeupgirl21@comcast.net

Tasses said...

This one looks so good! Saw it at Target & wanted it. Please enter me in the contest.

Debb said...

I would love to win this book only if for the great cover... but, also I need a new book to read... thanks