Monday, June 25, 2007
Book Giveaway- Sign up now!
I just read an excellent book that a friend from work gave to me and I want to pay it forward by sending this book to one of my faithful readers.

The book I'm speaking of is The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.

This stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins.

His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome.

For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own.

Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

If you'd like this gently used book sent to you, here is what you must do:

1. On your blog, write a post about this giveaway and then link back to my post. I am sure your readers would appreciate learning about the chance to win a book. You must complete this step to be put in the drawing!

2. Sign the Mr. Linky (the Mr. Linky is that list of names at the end of this post - just type your name in the box) with your name and URL by end of day on Friday, 29 June. Note: If you are not a blogger, you may still enter. Just sign your name on the Mr. Linky without a URL and then email me your contact information. Please note on your email that it is for the Kim Edward's book giveaway.

I'll announce the winners this coming Saturday morning, so be sure to check back.

Best of luck!

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At 3:48 AM, Blogger Bijoy said...

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At 6:13 AM, Blogger abebech said...

I read this one awhile ago, and while it's hard, I've been thinking of who I might pass it along to as well!

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

To answer your question to me about the book - yes I have read it! :) I did enjoy the book (emotional in some places) but overall a great read. I wish I could have "seen" more into Phoebe's future and her relationship with (oops, guess I shouldn't say too much in your comments so I don't give anything away to those who haven't read it yet!)

It would be nice to have a sequel to this book and follow Phoebe and I'll leave it at that :)

At 9:38 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

A friend from work recently loaned this book to me. I enjoyed it very much.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger christine M said...

I haven't read that book yet - so I'm entering your contest! Great idea!

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Jacquie said...

Ok I would love to read this, I will try and do the link thing but I am terrible at all that stuff LOL.

(P.S. The scrap page you saw on my site was done by a friend. I meant to put that on there somewhere and forgot. I also wish I had an iota of talent that she has, I haven't ever scrapped before.)

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Jacquie said...

WellI tried to link in my post to no avail, sigh one day I will get it ;-)

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Rashmi said...

I'd heard of this book, but unfortunately I just couldn't remember its name when I went to the bookstore. After reading the blurb, I realized - this is it! Count me in. I've wanted to read this for a long time.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger Joyful Days said...

Me! Me! Pick me!! I'm being very childish, I know. But it does sound really good. My link is up.

At 8:13 PM, Blogger Cindy said...

As the mom of a special needs daughter, this book sounds very interesting. Thanks for being willing to share.

At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Came over from Joyful Days for the book giveaway (and yes, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway)...but I'll be back because of the beauty I see here. Looking forward to future visits.

At 6:46 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Great site! Please count me in for the contest as well, I have also heard great things about this book!

At 6:48 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

That sounds like a great book! Count me in!

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Jada said...

I followed the rules! hehehe

Thanks for doing this giveaway! It sounds like a great book.


At 9:52 AM, Blogger Journo June aka MamaBear said...

Sounds like a fascinating book! Will put the link on my blog.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to get that book. It sounds intriguing. By the way, I am leaving for nearly 3 weeks on Thursday. If I should happen to win the book, please know that I will be back on July 14 to weee through all my comments/emails, etc.

I hope you can be patient.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hmm, for some reason my linkig post for the contest is not showing up. Hopefully it is just a glitch. I did link and I did post so we shall hope for the best.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Anne/kq said...

That looks really good. Coolness!

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Myrna said...

I'll post about your giveaway on my blog, but I don't need to have my name in the hat. I read the book not long ago and have passed my copy to a friend. It is a definitely page-turner!

At 5:10 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for lettinig me know you got my name for the drawing. I am hoping to win, but I will not be able to check on Sat a.m. I am leaving tomorrow and will be gone until July 14. Please don't think I am ignoring the prize! It will just take a couple of weeks before I can get you an address. Boy, I sure am thinking positively.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger The World In The Eyes Of Brothers said...

Oooh it looks like a very interesting book. It really sounds like a book I would not put down. I love the cover of the book very catchie.

At 2:57 AM, Blogger Le Butterfly said...

Nice idea - think I might run a similar contest one day - not ready to part with my books just yet (smile).

The post is up on my blog.

At 3:03 AM, Blogger doverdi said...

I followed a link from Real Women Scrap and am glad I did. That definately sounds like an intriguing book. I love to read & have since I was a little girl. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book to forget about your troubles, or the perfect end to a perfect day, to relax or whatever reading a good book is the best for any reason. I'll keep checking back. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome read!

At 4:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I just added a post on my blog about this contest. Love your pictures of Ireland!

At 4:53 AM, Blogger Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I saw this book in the store and almost bought it. I wondered if it was good. I hope I win *jumping up and down* - ha ha I too love your beautiful pictures of Ireland. Just gorgeous. I'm a huge photography buff myself...

At 5:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard this book is wonderful - maybe I'll win! Love your blog - never commented before, but read it every week!

At 6:57 AM, Blogger One Scrappy Gal said...


Thanks for stopping by and reminding me to add more info.

At 9:36 AM, Blogger violetlady said...

I just learned about your blog from Lynne. I am definitely adding this book to my list to read. Now that I have seen your pictures of Ireland, I want to go there even more than I did before. Thank you for the beautiful blog.

At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was sent here by someone else and I"m so glad I found it. What a great sight!!! It's awesome when people have giveaways. YOu have a fun and inspriring site to read. THANKS! Wendy WVG

At 5:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love book giveaways and I'd enter but I've already read this book. It was fantastic!



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