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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Contest - Win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the very literal family skeleton stays buried or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neat and on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 14-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne.

The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Visit the author's site HERE

I'm excited to be hosting a contest and I have one copy to give away to a lucky winner! THANKS AND GOOD LUCK!

US entrants only please
Contest ends 7/15 at midnight eastern standard time

Just leave a comment with your contact info.
+1 if you become a follower/are already a follower
+2 if you link to this contest, post about it, twitter on it, etc!


Tea said...

I have been trying so hard to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming." I would love to read it. I just signed up to follow you.

Mariah said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!!!


Liz said...

I really want to read this book!!!!
Im a follower



Anita Yancey said...

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


Esme said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I would love to read this book. I just signed up to become a follower


Jess said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. This sounds to be such a great book.

Julie J. said...

I've heard many great things about this book. Please enter me in. I follow you on here and on Twitter.


Esme said...

I would love to read this book.


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Aimala said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. This looks like a really good book!
I am also a follower!


amanda said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

amanda said...

I just became a follower.

Tea said...

I would like to win "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming." I'am a follower now.


Alipet813 said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me to win.


I have signed up to follow you

anotherpageisused said...

This book looks really good. I wanna read it now. Please enter me(:

+1 I'm already a follower.
+2 I added a link on my sidebar and I Twittered about it.


etirv said...

I want to win this book!

etirv said...

I follow via google reader!

wheresmyrain said...

heard about this book, sounds really good

Jennifer said...

oooh enter me!!! veritasky(at)aol(dot)com

Upper West Side Writer said...

I would LOVE to win this book--thank you!


Upper West Side Writer said...

I am now a follower via Blogger; thanks!


Upper West Side Writer said...

I just Tweeted about this giveaway:



jennilovevirgo said...

My sister has been bugging me to get her this book. It would be great if I could win a copy for her!

jennilovevirgo AT aol DOT com

Already a Follower
Posted on my Sidebar



dag888888 said...

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Tippy! said...

I saw this book at Target one day but I didn't have any money on me. So I would love the chance to win a copy!

I'm now a follower and I posted this contest on by side bar.

tippy DOT cavallaro AT gmail DOT com

Thanks! :)

adriennelizbth08 said...

sounds good, thanks. im a follower too.

Witch Baby said...

I don't need an entry to this book I already have it, just wanted to say that it is an excellant book.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me, too.

I am also a Twitter follower.


heatherzilla said...

This sounds like a great book. Please include me in the giveaway.

Rebecca N. said...

Hi! This book is definitely one i'd like to read! Thanks for the chance! +1 I follow +2 I tweeted http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/2617935334

etirv said...

I would like to be included!