Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hatchette Book Group Giveaway - The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Yet another book giveaway thanks to Hatchette Books. This one is The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.

Info 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.
If you want to win a copy of this book for yourself, here's what you have to do....

1) Comment here that you want to be entered.
2) Leave your email address in your comment (I need a way to contact you!)
3) For an extra entry, follow my blog. If you already follow my blog, just mention that in your comment.
4) US and Canada residents only, no P.O. boxes.

The contest will end on April 15th. The book will be mailed out by Hatchette Books directly to the winner! Good Luck!


  1. Please include me in your giveaway.

  2. I would like to enter! :)


    I am also already a follower.

  3. Just a note to let you know I posted this on Win A Book.

  4. Please enter me!

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  5. I saw this the other day on a different blog and it sounds fascinating. Please enter me, too: amandagignac [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

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  7. This sounds intrigueing. Thank you for the chance to read it.
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  8. looks like another good book from hatchette....would love to be entered.

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  9. Please add my name to this giveaway. Thank you!!

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  10. Please include me in the giveaway.

    I'm a follower!

  11. please enter me into this giveaway.
    I'm already following you.


  12. Please enter me. Joshilyn is a wonderful author!

    I am now a follower!

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  13. I love ghost stories-please count me in : D


  14. I would love to be entered!

    I am now going to be a follower!

    Thank you!

  15. Please enter me. This looks like a great book. Thanks!


  16. Would love to win this book!

  17. Hi--I just signed up to giveaway this same book on my blog. I've never done one of these so do you mind if I ask you ... do you have to wait to get "permission" to do the giveaway after you send the first e-mail or do you send the e-mail to tell her you want to do it and then go ahead and list it? I wasn't sure. Any info you can give me would be apprecaited!

  18. I'd love to read this book. Thank-you for the give away. Here is my e-mail:

    madeleine444 AT gmail Dot com

    I am also following you

  19. Someone told me about your blog today and I am so happy that they did! Looking forward to reading you. So, I have made a comment and I am now following you!

  20. I really want to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    And, I'm a Follower!

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  21. Great reviews make me want to read this. Thanks for adding me to the giveaway.

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  22. Please definitely include me in this :)

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  23. This sounds like a really good book and I'd love to read it. Please enter me. :0)

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  24. Please enter me in this contest, thank-you

    madeleine444 AT gmail DOT com

  25. Please enter me, Thank you!

    I am a new follower!

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