Thursday, July 1, 2010

Take Hachette to the Beach Giveaway


I don't know about you, but I look forward to going to the beach every summer. One of the main reasons is that I love to read while my family hangs out in the water! In honor of all of you who love beach reads, Hachette Book Group has graciously offered to giveaway a five book prize pack. Check out these fabulous titles:

Adam By Ted Dekker

The Island By Elin Hilderbrand -- A great beach book -- my review!

The Recessionistas
By Alexandra Lebenthal

Rich Boy By Sharon Pomerantz

Backseat Saints By Joshilyn Jackson -- I loved this book -- my review!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with a valid email address telling me which book most appeals to you! This contest will be open until Wednesday, July 14th at 11:59 p.m. ET, and I will notify the winner the following day. This giveaway is open to those of you with a U.S. or Canada mailing address only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good luck!

122 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Well, I trust your reviews so I would say the one that I would like most is Backseat Saints because you loved it!

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Katrina said...

I will go with The Island....can't wait to read your review.

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Shelly B said...

I would have to go with Adam b/c I love Ted Dekker!!

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Jo-Jo said...

Well since I plan on reviewing the audioversion of Backseat Saints I'm going to say the one that I really want to read is The Island. Thanks for the giveaway Julie!
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Amy said...

How exciting! Backseat Saints appeals to me the most, I've seen some great reviews of it.

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blog said...

Please enter me! I enjoyed The Castaways by Elin Hildebrand, so I'll list The Island as my top choice in the group.

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Alice said...

Rich Boy, because I've heard it's fantastic from a trusted source, and I have really enjoyed short stories by Sharon Pomerantz in the past.

Karo said...

I'm going with Backseat Saints!
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June Goodwin said...

I'm going to go with The Island because I just read The Castaways and loved it, but The Recessionista's looks really good too. I'm torn!

June Goodwin said...

Darn! I forgot to add my email. Here it is:

june (at) writingisablessing (dot) com

Erika Lynn said...

I must read Backseat Saints. it looks amazing

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Meredith said...

I think I'd like to read The Island.

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Lori said...

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand sounds good!

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Two of those books are on my wish list. Hmm, I guess I'd have to go with Backseat Saints. I have seen so many great reviews for it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kris said...

The Island - I love her books!

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Natalie said...

The Island is already on my list of 'to-read' this summer!

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Kristin said...

The Island would be my top choice. I love Elin Hilderbrand's books.

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Marie said...

I enjoyed "The Castaways" by Elin Hildebrand so much I'd have to say "The Island" by Elin Hilderbrand.

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wordlily.com said...

Hmm, I think the one I most want to read is Backseat Saints. WordLily AT gmail DOT com

donnas said...

I think The Island sounds great.

Thanks for the chance

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Kaye said...

Ooh, tossup between Island and Backseat Saints. I love both those authors.

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amandawk said...

I am really looking forward to reading Backseat Saints. I have read several of her other books and they were really good.
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GinaB said...

The Island because Elin Hilderbrand's novels are the perfect summer escape.

pinkflipflops said...

the recessionistas! ;)

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Stacie said...

I am interested mostly in THE ISLAND. In my past, I broke off 2 engagements and so this plot line interested me. I look forward to your review of it!
Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

Amanda said...

I'd say Backseat Saints because I've heard some good things about that author. Thanks!

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tetewa said...

Adam by Ted Dekker would be my choice! tWarner419@aol.com

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I'm not going to the beach...but I would read them anyway!
Backseat Saints, hands down. Bloggersphere buzz has been good for this book.
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Melissa M said...

I think The Island sounds like a perfect beach book!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe (even though this is an unusually strong selection). I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Kirsten said...

They all look great! But I am most interested in reading Backseat Sants. Thanks! kessna6@yahoo.com

nfmgirl said...

I like spooky, so I'll go with Adam!

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Jonita said...

"The Island" appeals to me the most, especially as a summer read. You have to love that cover :) Thanks for hosting this!

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Charleydog said...

Oh, what joy, all those books.

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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Florinda said...

Backseat Saints - it's on my wish list anyway :-).

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Thanks, Julie!

Cindy W. said...

I think I would like Adam by Ted Dekker. They all look like great books. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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scottsgal said...

Definitely The Island appeals to me
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holdenj said...

I think it's the time of year, but The Island appeals to me the most right now! Thanks for the chance to win these great books!
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Stephanie said...

Backseat Saints sounded great in so many different reviews! stephaniedekeyser AT gmail.com

AmandaSue said...

Backseat Saints appeals to me most because I'm a big Joshilyn Jackson fan! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

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BUSY BEE said...

I really have wanted to read Backseat Saints since I read your review of it. It sounds fantastic.

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Sue said...

I'd love The Island. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Mary said...

I would love to win Rich Boy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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JHS. said...

I really want to read The Island.

JHS
Colloquium

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Tore said...

I would also have to go with Adam. I love Ted Dekker's books. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Linda said...

Great giveaway - I'm anxious to read The Island; I enjoy books with mother/daughter themes.
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elaing8 said...

The Island appeals to me the most
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Benita said...

I'll go with The Island, becuase one of my last year's summer reads was The Castaways and it was compelling.

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Melissa T said...

I think The Island based on your review. I also have another book by her and enjoyed it.

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Beth F said...

Backyard Saints! But please don't enter me because I already own some of these titles. What a great giveaway.

ChristyJan said...

What a great giveaway! I'd really like to read The Island By Elin Hilderbrand.

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throuthehaze said...

Adam :)
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Debbie F said...

The Island looks great! Count me in! thanks

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ruthiekb72 said...

Your review on Backseat Saints really made me want to read it!
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kalea_kane said...

Seriously, I would love to win The Island By Elin Hilderbrand. I love her books. Talk about the perfect beach read!

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Steve Capell said...

I would love to read Adam By Ted Dekker. I have heard so many great things about this author and recently I listened to a blogradio interview that he hosted. I need to read one of his books. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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ruthhill74 said...

Bacseat Saints sounds good because it is about marriage where abuse is involved. That appeals to me since I can sympathize with the main character.

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karenk said...

'the island' is the one that i would read first :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

angie said...

They all look great, but Backseat Saints is one I've had my eye on for awhile.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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katsrus said...

Adam By Ted Dekker
Great giveaway. Thanks.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah E said...

Rich Boy By Sharon Pomerantz most appeals to me.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

enyl said...

The book that appeals to me the most is The Recessionistas.
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Adam By Ted Dekker appeals to me most :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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cpullum said...

Rich Boy!
Carla
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Andie said...

I think I'd like Backseat Saints the best.
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a real librarian said...

Oh, thanks for the giveaway! I think I would choose Backseat Saints!

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Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

Sorry, incomplete comment. I'm most interested in Adam by Dekker, because I've read books by him before, and enjoyed them.

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skkorman said...

I would love to read The Island!

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Debs Desk said...

I love Elin Hilderbrand so I would love to read The Island. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to read Backseat Saints=)
Awesome giveaway, thanks bunches!
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wmmahaney said...

I think they all look great, but I will choose Backseat Saints.
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Colleen Turner said...

All the books sound great but I would have to say I am wanting to read Backseat Saints the most...it just sounds so good!
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Booksnyc said...

I think The Island sounds like a perfect summer read!

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Carol M said...

I would like to read The Island.
Thank you!
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Tina said...

Love Elin Hilderbrand...would like to read the Island.

Amy said...

Several of the books appeal to me but I really love Nantucket so my first choice is The Island!

Thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway!

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Nancye said...

The Island sounds awesome! (Actually they all sound great!)

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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Swedish said...

All the books look interesting, but 'The Recessionistas' has really grabbed my attention. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

SEARCHER GURL said...

I would love to win Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson, looks like a good beach read and would love to dwell in a good book nowadays and good books are hard to find! Hope I win the book!

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Cams said...

Adam appeals to me.

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Alison's Book Marks said...

I loved Elin Hildenbrand, so I would have to say The Island, but if I wanted to try something new, Backseat Saints also looks great!

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Estelle99 said...

I choose Adam because I have heard a lot about Ted Dekker but have not read any of his books.

Autumn said...

I'm most interested in reading Adam!

1 Funky Woman said...

They all look great but I really want to read The Island!
Great giveaway!

Megan
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rubynreba said...

I would pick Backseat Saints.
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Theresa N. said...

Mine would be Adam by Ted Dekker, I've read his books before and enjoyed them.
Theresa N
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Tracey said...

I'm most interested in Adam by Ted dekker.
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etirv said...

Backseat Saints especially after reading your review!

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Anita Yancey said...

Adam by Ted Dekker appeals to me most. He writes some great books. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Audrey said...

I would love to win...the one I am most interest in reading is
The Island By Elin Hilderbrand

audrey

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okieway said...

I'll have to go with "The Recessionistas", I just like to try to stay of top of mens' deception ways when it comes to finances.
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Dessert Diva said...

The Recessionistas sounds most appealing to me!

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Tess said...

They all look so interesting, The Island has a great cover, I want to read it for that alone!! But I'm most curious about Rich Boy! Who doesn't want to read the story of an underdog coming out on top (whatever the top is in his world) in the 70s of NY!! The cover looks fantastic, the storyline seems inspiring, and the Author is a teacher ( I visited the books website ) and I mean, c'mon... we gotta support our teachers of America!!!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would read backseat saints first.

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PoCoKat said...

I would like to read "The Island"

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Breanne said...

I've been wanting to read Backseat Saints even since I saw it being given away on Goodreads (which of course I never win anything!)

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bettycd said...

Read Boneman's Daughter this spring - Dekkers new book Adam would be my first choice

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Michelle B said...

The Island sounds good to me. Wish I would have had these books with me at the Jersey shore two weeks ago!

Carolsue said...

"Adam" by Ted Dekker! I love his books!
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ElennaLouise said...

I would like Adam by Ted Dekker. I just finished The Bride Collector by him and it was great!
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. The book I am most looking forward to reading is Adam.

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Kira said...

Adam by Ted Dekker for me!

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Craig n Des said...

I pick Backseat Saints because a friend is currently reading it and says it is really good. And also because I am 200 and something on my hold list at the library :)

Kasey said...

I'm already a Ted Dekker fan so I'd have to with Adam.

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Alisha said...

After reading your review, I'd love to read Backseat Saints!

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Simply Stacie said...

Backseat Saints!!

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pixie13 said...

Adam By Ted Dekker seems like a good read.

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janetfaye said...

The Island appeals to me.

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Marie said...

I really want to read Backseat Saints!

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CherylS22 said...

I'm really looking forward to "The Island" by Elin Hilderbrand. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Elaine said...

The Island.
Thanks for the giveaway~
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Jeanette J said...

I would really like to read Adam

Linda Kish said...

The Island would be a good starting point

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Judylynn said...

Adam by Ted Dekker is one of my favorites.

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read The Island and be entered in this giveaway. Thanks so much for hosting it! :)

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Terrymac said...

Backseat Saints really has an appeal to me. The fact you really liked it too, is a big bonus!

Thank you for holding this giveaway.

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gjmanning said...

Adam because I love thrilling mysteries!

Darcie K. said...

I would love to read Adam By Ted Dekker. I love suspense thrillers.
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