Sunday, April 5, 2009

Closed Giveaway: Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to giveaway 5 copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch in April.

Summary: Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road--an unplanned birth, a family death--lead Sarah back home, she's forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia," may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

Giveaway Rules:
* open to USA and Canada residents only - no P.O. Boxes
* the giveaway is open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 22
* winners will have until Saturday, April 25 to send me mailing information or a new winner will be selected
* if you do not include an email address in your entry, I must be able to find it in your profile. Without an email address, I cannot contact you for your mailing information and your entry will not count.

How to Enter:
* Leave me a comment telling me why this book interests you or something else book related
* Let me know that you Follow or Subscribe to my blog for an additional entry
* Let other people know about this giveaway by posting it on your blog, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. and post the link for another entry

Visit Katie Crouch's website for more great info about Girls in Trucks. Also look for my review of this book, coming soon.

38 comments:

  1. Enter me!
    I've read some really good reviews of this and deb books usually interest me.
    I became a follower.
    & I also put a link in my sidebar.
    bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Sounds and looks like a wonderful book.

    Please enter me in the contest. Thanks for the great giveaway. florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. I love Southern books and have thought this one sounded yummy right from the get go. Please enter me! (whitreidsmama at yahoo dot com)

    I'm also blogging about the giveaway today on my Monday Mailbox post at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2009/04/monday-mailbox.html.

    And finally I'm a new follower. :-)

    Kristen

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  4. I'd love to win a copy of this book! I just became a follower of your blog too.

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  5. I'm a southern girl and love reading books about the south.
    Theresa N
    weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I love stories about independent women wanting to break free.

    I subscribe to your blog on RSS.

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  7. This book sounds really good. I've been wanting to read it. Please enter me. Thanks! Also, I'm giving away Jantsen's Gift on my blog at http://olympianlady.livejournal.com/8753.html, if you're interested. In any case, great sounding book, thanks for the giveaway.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I'm also now subscribed to your RSS feed.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I tend to enjoy coming of age type stories, so this one is very interesting to me.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

    I'm a new follower

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  10. Enter me for the give away.

    I am a follower of your blog.

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  11. I blogged about this here:
    http://ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com/2009/04/contest-roundup-and-my-first-award.html

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  12. I'd love to read this book. Everything I've seen about it makes it look very interesting. Love that southern belle stuff!!

    pamelashockley at netscape dot net

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  13. I love the cover of this book - I've been seeing it everywhere!

    I blogged about your contest:

    http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/04/11/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-11-2009/

    Plus, I'm a follower on Google Reader.

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  14. I've read some good reviews of this book and I'd love the opportunity to read it. Thanks!

    kairilily at yahoo dot com

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  15. I'd love to read this book. The whole concept of the southern belle with the cotillions & all the trappings just intrigues me.

    Please count me in - Thanks!
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. I really want to read this one! I've been hearing great reviews. Please enter me in the contest.

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  17. I've heard a lot of great things about this and would love to read it!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  18. Please enter me. I always have a book on the go. Perhaps, when I'm done, I can read this one. I've heard good reviews.

    thebun@personainternet.com

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  19. I'd love to read this. Thanks!

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  20. books about the south are always fun!

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  21. http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1531819153

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  22. I'm ready for a "girl" book. It's been awhile since I've read one!

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  23. I tweeted this giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1531860350

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  24. I've seen a few reviews of this book and am really interested! I'd love to be entered. Also, I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader. And, I mentioned your blog and this contest on my blog in this post: http://yellowandorange.blogspot.com/2009/04/things-that-are-going-on-in-my-life.html

    Hope you're doing well :)

    Toni (kamper)

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  25. I am looking for a good read and think this would be great. The reviews look good! Thanks

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  26. tweeted it http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/1539658600

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  27. This book interests me because I love books about the south. Really want to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  28. It seems like I've seen this book everywhere, and I hear such nice things about it that I've decided to try to win it and see for myself.

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I'm a new follower.

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  30. This lovely and intriguing book is fascinating. Thanks for this great giveaway. Saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Please include me too! This book sounds really good and I love the cover. The contest also ends on my birthday! That has to be lucky! Thanks for the giveaway.

    - I'm a follower.
    - I've added this to the sidebar on my blog.
    http://wrightysreads.blogspot.com

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  32. I love a story set in the South – “Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch" sounds like an excellent book!

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  33. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/zwriter/status/1585728267

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  34. I would l♥ve to read this! Please count me in :)
    tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

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  35. The picture on the cover of this books intrigues me enough to want to read the book. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

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