I'm excited to be hosting my very first book giveaway! Enter to win one of five copies of "Girls in Trucks" by Katie Crouch. From the publisher's website:
"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."
You can read my review here (hint: I loved it!) or visit the author's website here. You can also browse inside the book here.
This giveaway will run until April 30, 2009 and the winners will be chosen by random.org and notified on May 1, 2009. This contest is open to both Canadian and U.S. addresses, books cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.
1. E-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with ""Girls in Trucks" Giveaway" as the subject.
2. *Bonus Entry* Follow this blog and let me know that you're following in the comments (if you are already a follower, just leave a comment stating that you are) or link to this contest from your blog and leave a comment letting me know that you have. (Limit one bonus entry per person).
Good luck and thank-you to Valerie at the Hachette Book Group for making this contest possible!