Thursday, February 18, 2010

Better Late than Never....Very Valentine Giveaway

I don't know if I've mentioned this (tee hee hee), but I am a HUGE fan of Adriana Trigiani's! In fact, I no sooner received a copy of her latest novel, BRAVA, VALENTINE that I just dropped everything to read it! So...yesterday amidst the book club meeting, the errands, the gym workout, and cleaning (and oh yeah -- being a mom), I managed to read it! I have to say I wasn't disappointed one bit and I'm looking forward to sharing my review with you some time soon!

In the meantime, I want to talk about the first book in the Valentine series -- VERY VALENTINE. (You will understand why when you get to the bottom of this post!) Needless to say, I read this book last year the minute it came out and pretty much adored it! I just love these books, and I can't recommend them enough if you are a fan of Adriana's or you enjoy women's fiction.

If you'd like to learn more about the book, you can read my review here. Or, you can listen to a BlogTalk Radio show with Ms. Trigiani that took place last March. She discusses VERY VALENTINE as well as some other things. Ms. Trigiani is just so full of energy and larger than life, and it really comes through in this show.

Thanks to the fine folks at TLC Book Tours and Harper Collins, I have three copies of VERY VALENTINE to giveaway! (I probably should have timed this contest with Valentine's Day, but I guess better late than never, right?) This new paperback edition even includes recipes -- how cool is that? It also includes a sneak peak at the new novel BRAVA, VALENTINE. I highly recommend reading VERY VALENTINE before BRAVA, VALENTINE so this giveaway is a great way to get started on this terrific series!

I am so excited to be doing this contest because I want to share my love of Adriana and her books with everyone! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with a valid email address telling me the name of your favorite Adriana Trigiani book. If you haven't read one yet, shame on you! Just kidding!!! Just tell me what one appeals to you! This contest will be open until Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and I will notify the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please! Good Luck!

One of my favorite memories of BEA 2009!!! I swear I'm one of her biggest fans!!!!

57 comments:

Jennifer said...

I do love giveaways, especially from fabulous authors! I think my favourite was Lucia, Lucia.
Thank you for hosting this contest and I adore the picture!
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Michelle said...

I've not yet read any of her books (I know, I should be beaten with a stick!), but my family book club is reading "Very Valentine" later this year.

This giveaway would be perfect for me! :)

michellemsherman(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I enjoyed Very Valentine and would appreciate reading Brava Valentine greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

donnas said...

I have not read one yet. But espcially after this great post about them I would love to start. I would want to start with the first though - Very Valentine.

Thanks!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Dar said...

No need to enter me Julie. Just popping in to say I have this posted at Win a Book for you.

Jonita said...

I actually haven't read any of her books yet (yes, I know, shame on me!) but I saw Brava, Valentine in the store yesterday and almost bought it. It looks great! Please enter me into this giveaway!

jonitathebookchick(at)gmail(dot)com

Margie said...

Looks like a fun book. I haven't read any from this author, and I'm always on the lookout for a good read.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Beth F said...

Super photo!!!! Please don't enter me, since I have both books already. Just wanted to encourage people to read the novels!

Sandy Jay said...

I haven't read any of these books yet, but I'd love to start with Very Valentine. It sounds good.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

Stacie said...

I haven't read any of them either, but I am seeing them everywhere, so I think I need to jump on board! How about getting me the book to start? :) Thanks for the giveaway, Julie!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Don't put that stick away, because I haven't read anything of this author either. But the love is flowing freely these days for these books, and I feel left out. Plus I love recipes. Please enter me! rnawrot at cfl dot rr com

Mary said...

I've read all her books and LOVE them. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of her latest and have to say it's my favorite (Brava Valentine). Adriana Trigiani makes me happy to be a reader!

meah56 AT gmail DOT com

scottsgal said...

I'd like to read very valentine - wow I can't believe I've never read her stuff
msboatgal at aol.com

holdenj said...

Although I love the Big Stone Gap books as a whole, I think I like Lucia, Lucia best as an individual novel! Thanks for the chance to win!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

ForstRose said...

Please enter me, I picked up a copy of Brava to review but was hoping I could get away with skipping the first book instead of trying to read both before the end of the month. Rats! Although I do normally prefer reading things in order.

forest_rose (at) yahoo

ForstRose said...

BTW this is my first try of Trigiani but the review list from HC piqued my interest with this book. Maybe I'll win and be able to start from the beginning after all.

Karen said...

I haven't read any. In fact, I've never heard of her. I'm sorry!

Julie said...

My excuse...too many authors too little time. I'd love to read her though. It seems the blogs I frequent love her. I would love to read Very Valentine.

julie@girlsjustreading.com

Amy said...

Wow! I loved the Big Stone Gap series with all my heart!

Hull.Margaret said...

I think I have read several of her books, and I think I remember reading Very Valentine last year. However since I have senior moments, I'm not sure. I tried to look at it, but it is checked out (I work in a Library). Anyway, I would love to win a copy of this book.
Penny

ALLY said...

I loved The Queen of the Big Time and hope to read more of her books really soon like this new series!
AlyNrs@aol.com

TopWinger said...

I haven't read one of her books but I would love to be able too..

topwinger17@hotmail.com

Amused said...

I am remiss and haven't read any of her books yet but would love to read "Very Valentine" and would love to enter this contest! Thanks for hosting!

amusedbybooks@gmail.com

Shon said...

I haven't read any of her books. Actually I just discovered her last year! Very Valentine is what interests me at the moment. I fell in love with the cover and since then have heard nothing but great reviews about this book and the author. Thanks for the giveaway!

shonm428@gmail.com

Emily said...

I love Big Stone Gap! I would love to win Very Valentine, it has been on my TBR list forever!!!

emily DOT wittenberg @gmail.com

THANKS for the giveaway!

Mystica said...

Thank you for this. Better late than never so thank you for the romantic giveaway.


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Jolee said...

Have not tried her work, but sounds like it's about time! Would love to start with Very Valentine. Thanks. joleehamlin@comcast.net

Michelle said...

What timing! My co-worker, with whom I just spent four days on a business trip, was reading Very Valentine on the plane today, and we actually discussed how much she loves it. I unfortunately have not had the pleasure of reading anything by Adriana Trigiani but would love the opportunity to do so!

jmchshannon (at) gmail (dot) com

Katie said...

I haven't read any of her books, but Very Valentine sounds like a fun read.

katiecrews111(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

I read the big stone gap novels and loved them! was ready to hop on a plane to italy afterward!!

Donna T said...

Hi! I am new here, just started reading this blog approx. a month ago and have read 3 books from your reveiws and loved everyone of them! Love your site!
I have never read any of her books yet but always willing to make room on the shelf for one more!

Donna

Gail Wood said...

Very Valentine is on my list of must reads. Your enthusiasm for this book and for others is infectious.

I've read a lot of the books you've recommended and applauded. Thank you from an avid reader.

Tore said...

I have not read any of her books but would be very interested in reading Very Valentine. I enjoy reading books very much. Thank you for your consideration.
Tore923@aol.com

Linda said...

I haven't read any books by this author, but since I enjoy books in series, or with sequels, Very Valentine sounds perfect for me. Thanks for the giveaway.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele said...

I don't need to enter the contest but just wanted to say that Adriana is one of my favorite authors too. I just posted a little bit about her visit to Columbus, Ohio on Wed. I was there. :-)

April said...

I love YA - so my favorite is Viola in Reel Life.

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway:

librarianapril at gmail dot com

Benita said...

I've not yet read work written by this author, but after your review, I know I must. Thanks for the possibility.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nely said...

The only book I've read so far by Adriana is Viola in Reel Life and I absolutely loved it. I just received Brava Valentine for review but I would love to read the first in the series beforehand - so please, enter me in the giveaway.

♥Nely
bookwormygirl[at]gmail[dot]com

Sandee61 said...

I'm an email subscriber. I read and enjoyed Adriana's book, "Big Stone Gap" and would love to be entered in your giveaway for Very, Very Valentine". Thank you!

Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

tetewa said...

Sounds good, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Charleydog said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. I have not read any books by this author but "Very Valentine" sounds great. Thanks!

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

Natalie W said...

I have 2 of her books on my shelf waiting to be read! I've read so many awesome reviews of her books.
I'd love to enter
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Bcteagirl said...

I am ashamed to say that I have not read any of her work yet! I have had a look at her author space on the Harper website, and Viola in Reel Life sounds like a great read :)

Thank you for introducing me to this author!

teagirl1 at telus dot net

Readingmama said...

My favorite book was LUCIA! LUCIA!.
I was planning to meet this author
at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb 17. But we were buried under 14 inches of snow and had a level 2 snow emergency. I did not think authorities would accept my excuse for being on the roads was meeting with one of my favorite uthors.

Tina said...

I'm ashamed...haven't yet had the opportunity to read any of these but they all look fabulous, so enter me please.

tbranco at hughes dot net

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Very Valentine :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Jenn said...

I have to be honest I haven't read any Adriana Trigiani's books yet. I would love to read the first one - Very Valentine to jump on the band wagon. Thanks for the chance to win.

jenny@totzylala.com

Tina said...

This is a great giveaway! I love Adriana Trigiani's book! Please enter me in the contest!

Thanks!
~Tina

tinamgrizzle (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristin said...

I am reading Very Valentine right now. I got it from the library and am now wishing I had bought it...it is such a great book and definitely one I want for my book collection. I am excited to read more of Adriana Trigiani's books.

Please enter me in your contest. Thanks!

enyl said...

I'm fairly new to the romantic comedy/chic lit genre,I have yet to read this author,but would very much like to.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read one of her books yet. But Home to Big Stone Gap really appeals to me. Also this books sounds like a great read. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Nancye said...

I have never read any of her books. I would like to read "Viola in Reel Life" I am a follower.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Melanie said...

I love all her books, but I think my favorite is my signed copy of Lucia, Lucia. I can't wait to read the new Valentine book.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Do I dare admit I've never read ANY of her books?? My Mom has and loves her. I'm highly interested based on your GLOWING recommendations!!
Would love to be entered so I can read for myself!
melmccurdy@sbcglobal.net

Jenny Girl said...

Don't slap me, but I'm another one who has not read her books! I know, I know, what is wrong with me? So please enter me so I can start reading :)
Thanks for the contest Julie!
jennygirl73(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Amy said...

I am ashamed to admit that I haven't read an Adriana Trigiani book yet, although her books are on my TBR list. The Valentine books really appeal to me. I really like the name and the summaries I've read. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

writergal said...

I have never read anything by Adriana Trigiani and your review of Brava, Valentine is making me add her to my list (at the top!). Sounds like books I would really get engulfed in.