Friday, April 3, 2009


I'm very excited to announce my first ever giveaway! Thanks to Hachette Books, I'm giving away five copies of Girls In Trucks by Katie Crouch.
Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.When some unexpected bumps in the road--an unplanned birth, a family death--lead Sarah back home, she's forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia," may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.
1. Winners must reside in the United States or Canada.
2. No post office boxes as mailing addresses, sorry!
3. The contest will run from April 3rd to midnight, April 11th. April 11th is my birthday, so what a perfect time to give gifts to my bookbuds. Winners will be selected randomly.
4. For one entry in the drawing, please leave a comment with your email address so that I can notify you if you're a winner. If you win, I'll write and get your mailing address so Hachette can get your prize in the mail.
5. For one additional entry, become a follower of this blog and let me know in your comment. If you're already a follower, let me know that also and it will count toward this entry requirement.
6. For one additional entry, cross-post this giveaway at your blog.
Good luck!


Gail said...

I have this on my wish list. I love Charleston, what a beautiful old city.

Pam N said...

I love Southern Fiction & this one is on my wishlist. Thanks for the contest. -- Pam (

Heather said...

This book looks fantastic!


Heather said...

I'm a blog follower! YAY!


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Irene Yeates said...

I would love to win this book! Please enter my name. Thank you.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Joan said...

I would love to be entered in this contest. The book looks good. Thanks for the opportunity Sandie!
Joan @

Bookfool said...

I'm dying to read this one. Naturally, I'm a follower. How could I not be. ;)

nancytoes AT bellsouth DOT net

ms mazzola said...

Please enter me in this contest. I would love to win a copy of this book.
msmazzola at gmail dot com

mindy said...

sounds great thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

I'd really like to read this. Thanks!

liane66 said...

Would like to read this.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Victoria said...

This sounds like a fabulous book! Thanks so much. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

scottsgal said...

Sounds like a book I'd enjoy - count me in

msboatgal at

BUSY BEE said...

This is on my TBR list! I would love to win it! Thanks for the great giveaway. And Happy Early birthday!!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun book. I love Southern Fiction! Thanks for offering this great contest!
Quilterk at

I am subscribing to your blog, and adding this blurb to my blog as well

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy. Charleston is a great town.

rene said...

I am a southern girl and love southern fiction.

Nicole said...

I would really love to read this book!!


BookAddict said...

How fun!

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.



judyv12306 said...

This book is at the top of my must read list.

mojo49 said...

I always enjoy finding a new book and a new Author. Sounds like a great read.
Montie C.

Gaye said...

This is being added to my wish list.

squiresj said...

Enter me to win. jrs362 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Pam said...

I would love to read this book. I love all that southern belle drama.

I'm another that likes to read poetry but can also be somewhat intimidated by it. I do love Shel Silverstein, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and some of the older poets like that. Would love to read especially the 100 best poems book!! Thanks.

pamelashockley at netscape dot net

Eileen said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to give it a read!

You're added to my blog roll and also my Google Reader!


Sandra K321 said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I would love to win this book as it is one of the ones I really want to win. My birthday is the 23rd.

seknobloch (at) gmail (dot) com

Gwendolyn B. said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for hosting this contest - I've wanted to read this book for a while.
And, I'm a Follower.

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

rlgrady said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks!


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Have been wanting this book ever since it came out!
Please enter me.

forevereading at gmail dot com

Sandie said...

Thanks to everyone who entered! The winners were Ms. Mazzola, Sharon, Mindy, Rene and Busy Bee.