Thursday, June 10, 2010

Giveaway: "The Castaways" by Elin Hildebrand

Thanks to The Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of The Castaways by Elin Hildebrand to give away!

From the publisher's website:

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.


Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

About the author:

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, PA, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her seven previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

Browse Inside the Book
My Review

How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment letting me know if you have any vacation plans for this summer! It's that easy, just be sure to leave me your e-mail address or a way to contact you. No e-mail = no entry!

2. *Bonus Entry* Become a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect and leave me a seperate comment letting me know that you are now a follower. Current followers are eligible as well, just let me know that you already follow!

3. *Bonus Entry* Blog about this giveaway, Tweet about it, Facebook it, add it to your sidebar, whatever! Just spread the word somehow and let me know how you did it for one bonus entry.

This contest will run until July 1, 2010 at midnight. It is open to US and Canadian addresses, no PO Boxes please! Winners will be notified by e-mail. Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. Yay! Loved a Hildebrand novel I read last year, and this one sounds great.

    I'm actually heading to the Outer Banks for summer vacation next week, and I'll probably be taking another weekend trip later in the summer closer to my birthday!

    Thanks for the chance! :)

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  2. I'm going to Chicago for a week in July to visit family and friends there.
    mbamster0720@gmail.com

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  3. I'm a follower!
    mbamster0720@gmail.com

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  4. Posted on Chick Lit Central. :)
    mbamster0720@gmail.com

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  5. no vacation plans, I had a wedding in march, vacation in april and a wedding may. I am taking a break from travelling!

    kdurham2@gmail.com

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  6. i am a follower!

    kdurham2@gmail.com

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  7. I posted it in my blog too.

    http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-book-giveaways.html

    mbamster0720@gmail.com

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  8. I'd love to read this book!

    I'm going to visit my mother in August - can't wait!

    seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. No need to enter me -- I posted this for you on www.winabook.westofmars.com

    http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/06/10/the-castaways-by-elin-hilderbrand-2/

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  10. No vacation plans. Just started a new job and do not have any vacation days. Waaaahh!
    I would love to read this book!
    Thanks for the chance!
    poolplayer712 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. I am a follower!!
    Thanks!
    poolplayer712 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. This book sounds great, I'd love to get it.

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  13. We have two weeks of camping planned for mid july. We have a guest coming from New Zealand who will be joining us. Hope we can show her a fun time.

    Please enter me for your contest.

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  14. This sounds like a great book for summer. I hope to head to LA for a long weekend to visit my brother, depending on ticket prices, later this summer! Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I am already a google friend connect follower!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I do not have any vacations planned this summer, but I am expecting a baby girl any day now, so I will be on a maternity leave very shortly.
    mad29joe@gmail.com

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  18. We're having our traditional staycation over the 4th of July. I thought about going somewhere for that week, but there was a little problem. I spent all the $$$ in NYC in April when I performed at Carnegie Hall & took my boys along to see the city and my performance! So I'll be by the pool, reading . . . :-)

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  19. If I do go away, I plan to explore my own backyard, Alberta. This province is beautiful and it's time I re-acquianted myself with it again. Please accept this as my entry. Thanks!

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

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  20. Following your blog... follow mine as well, if you are interested in CANADIAN CONTESTS that are all free and easy to enter. Hundred and hundreds posted.

    http://pridelifepridegirl.blogspot.com For FREE CANADIAN CONTESTS.

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  21. I'd love to enter this giveaway!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  22. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  23. No vacation plans; too busy working! Fortunately, a good book is itself like a vacation, so please enter me to win this one! Thanks!!

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  24. Oh! And I'm a follower, too. :)

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

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  25. I am planning on visiting my sister in Terrace, B.C..
    I would love to win and read this
    novel and share it with her.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  26. I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    I hope everyone has a super vacation this year.

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  27. I'm going home to Michigan in August, and then in September, I am going to Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

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  28. i don't have any vacation plans...yet :)

    thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  29. I am hoping that I will be able to go to New Orleans to visit friends in July, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to yet.

    My e-mail is kiaragilbert@yahoo.com.

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  30. thinking of europe,,thx for contest.
    thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I just got back from my major vacation! My mom and I went to Rome, Italy. It was beautiful. Now we have a long summer ahead.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  32. I am a follower.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  33. Thanks for this summer giveaway. We are going to the Jersey Shore for a week. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Oh, I'd love to win this! Thanks!!

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. Jonita....I'd love a chance to win; perfect sounding summer read

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  36. Unfortunately, my husband won't be able to take time off until Christmas so that's when I will be taking my time off and hopefully venture down to Texas to visit my brother.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  37. I am a GFC follower of your blog.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  38. No vacations planned :( Just work and summer classes.

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  39. We're kind of broke right now, but no matter - my summer vacation plans are for my Big Bebe Girls and the Grandbebes, my Not-So-Bebe Girl, and my Bebe Boy to all drive up and spend some time at Niagara Falls on the Canadian side (I love the museums and such on that side!)

    knittingandsundries at gmail dot com

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  40. Nope. No plans right now. I'll be taking a couple of days off next week, but not going anywhere.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  41. I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  42. Blogged:
    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/06/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-06-12-10.html

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  43. Would love to read this one...please enter me. Vacation...already did it..trip to mountains. Thanks!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  44. No vacation plans as of yet but hopefully something comes up!
    vivaglampink@yahoo.ca

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  45. I am trying to plan something. So far it hasn't been sunny here so i need to go somewhere warm!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  46. We plan to take our 3 year old to an amusement park nearby and to go camping as well. Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb at gmail

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  47. GFC follower. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  48. No vacation plans this year ~ husband was laid off so we're using our vacation money to make mortgage payments.

    Please enter me to win a copy of this book

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

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  49. I follow via GFC

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

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  50. Going to ocean for a week this summer. Cant wait!

    great giveaway - thanks
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  51. I'm a follower

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  52. This summer will be spent at home, maybe a trip to the lake. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  53. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  54. No vacation plans for me this year. I'm staying home and using the money to pay off bills. Woohoo. LOL.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  55. Headed to visit my parents in Oregon in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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