Be The 25th Follower of This Blog and Win a FREE Book!


It’s time for my very first BLOG CONTEST!! It’s a very simple one too.

You can win a FREE copy of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson for being the 25th follower of this blog! I currently have 11 followers as registered by Blogger and am looking for your help to increase my readership. This is a very intriguing book by the Bestselling Author of gods in Alabama. I will contact the 25th follower and ask you for your mailing address so I can send you the book and I will post your name and the link to your blog here too.

Hachette Book Group presents The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, a novel by Joshilyn Jackson.

“Laurel Gray Hawthorne hasn’t seen a ghost in the thirteen years she and her husband have lived in thier beautiful gated community. Then, in the dog days of a Florida August, she wakes to find Molly, her daughter’s best friend, standing by her bed, who then leads her to her own small body floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne’s pool. Laurel’s carefully constructed existence cracks, and the past seeps through…

Laurel and her sister, Thalia, grew up in what looked like a typical blue-collar home. But the Grays have long been hiding a skeleton in their closet. While Laurel built her “perfect” life, Thalia became an actress with a capital A, a woman who doesn’t fit in Laurel’s tidy world. Now Molly can’t rest until someone learns her secrets. Laurel turns to her sister, and together they begin a journey that will unearth their family’s history, the true state of Laurel’s marriage, and what really happened to…

the girl who stopped swimming.

“Left me breathless…You must read this book!” – Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

“A vivid, smartly calibrated achievement…a ghost story, family psychodrama, and murder mystery all in one.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A breakthrough novel…full of unexpected twists…beautifully balanced between magical and realist fiction and [close] in tone and voice to Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones or Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe trilogy.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

“A great tale…builds to an exciting and violent ending, one that surprises.” – USA Today

Enjoy this interview with Joshilyn Jackson on YouTube:

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5 comments

  1. tea · June 2, 2009

    I enjoyed the interview with the author. She made me laugh. I have been trying to win a copy of “The Girl Stopped Swimming.” I hope I’m number 25. I have a feeling I’m not. Well, I enjoyed the featured YouTube. Thanks.

  2. The Prodigal Tourist · June 2, 2009

    We’re already followers so guess we don’t qualify! We’re having our first giveaway too — English tea — so pop in!http://aprodigaltourist.blogspot.com/2009/05/many-prodigal-returns-to-you.html

  3. PurestGreen · June 4, 2009

    Thanks so much for visiting me on Scotland for the Senses. Books are good -well done for spreading the love and giving them away.

  4. cagrowngirl · June 6, 2009

    Darn, I am already a follower…:)

  5. Witch Baby · June 8, 2009

    Congrats on your first blog give-away!

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