Just last week, Miriam from Hachette Book Group tweeted that a quote from my review of A SUMMER AFFAIR by Elin Hilderbrand was printed in the front of the trade paperback edition! I was thrilled beyond belief, and Booking Daughter and I were actually doing the happy dance. The book arrived yesterday and I could barely open the package because of all the excitement.
Here's the blurb:
To me, this book represents pure escapism -- it will make a great book to take on vacation with you. There are lots of juicy storylines including ones dealing with adultery, addictions, and criminal behavior. The book is filled with enough scandals that it should appeal to the voyeur in all of us!
Most of you probably know that I think the world of Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog. She is such a terrific friend that she actually texted me from Target earlier this week when she saw the book and the quote. She actually said that she was showing off the book to other people in the store -- to the point of embarrassing her son! She is just the best to want to share in my happiness!
And just to let you know that this hasn't gone straight to my head, my husband has managed to keep me grounded. When my daughter and I told him that I had a "blurb" in the front of a book, he said, "What's a blurb?"
Would you like to win a copy of A SUMMER AFFAIR? I have three copies to giveaway courtesy of Hachette! Just leave a comment with your e-mail telling me your favorite summertime beverage. To double or triple your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. This contest will be open until July 8th at 11:59 p.m. EST; and I will notify the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good luck!