Friday, January 30, 2009

Giveaway - The Italian Lover - Robert Hellenga

What a perfect title for a February giveaway!! Here's your chance to win one of five copies of The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga courtesy of Hachette Books.

"An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in Florence, featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie.Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see.At the former convent in Florence where "The Sixteen Pleasures" - now called "The Italian Lover," - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.

Giveaway is open to US and Canada, sorry - no po boxes. Simply comment to be entered. An extra entry for blogging/tweeting about this giveaway. PLEASE make sure you include contact info. Contest closes Saturday Feb 21 at 6 pm EST.

171 comments:

The Giveaway Diva said...

ohh no i'm first! booo =( usually the first post doesn't win! but oh well! looks liek a good one!!

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Amy said...

Me, me, me! mypalamyATgmailDOTcom

aBookworm said...

Title sounds intriguing. Count me in.

Thanks for this great giveaway!
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valerie2350 said...

sounds interesting!

valerie2350 said...

tweet
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avisannschild said...

Count me in too please!

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MJ said...

I'd love to read this!

mindy said...

sounds like an awesome read thanks for the giveaway

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me, i really want to read this!

Erika Lynn said...

blogged
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-week-of-contests.html

durberville said...

This one looks interesting...

Anonymous said...

Looks like a page turner so please count me in
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Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. As usual, don't enter us!

Bev said...

Please count me in too.

scottsgal said...

Please enter me for this book - looks good

Janel said...

I'd really like to win this one! Please enter me!

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Janel said...

I also blogged about this in my right sidebar at:

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donnas said...

I really want to read this.

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Stacie said...

Please count me in!

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bibliophile23 said...

I would love to enter this giveaway.

tweet-http://twitter.com/bibliophile2133/status/1165494705.


Grace
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- Marybeth I. said...

I would love this one :)

Thanks for hosting

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- Marybeth I. said...

tweety tweet! http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/1165504837

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Stationary Addict said...

Count me in! I once had an Italian Lover before - it was fabulous. ;)

Valorie said...

Blogged it!
http://morbid-romantic.net/2009/01/26/book-giveaways-0126-0201

Valorie
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Renee G said...

Oh I'd love to read this.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me, thanks!

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S. Krishna said...

I'd love to be entered, thanks for the giveaway! I blogged about it here

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this -- thank you for the chance!
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.Books by TJ Baff said...

Luanne...referring to your comment on my post...Food For Thought....

Be careful....be very careful...the little author lawyers are everywhere! LOL

Tamara

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book.
Barb
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Francine said...

Sounds like a great book.

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Leah said...

I soooo can't wait to delve into this book! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

And, I TWITTERED about this give~away.......user name: leahita.

http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1169376383

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AmandaSue said...

Sounds like a good book. I'd like to be entered please. Thank you!
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a real librarian said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

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Jo-Jo said...

Please enter me...this sounds like a great book!
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Rose City Reader said...

Oh . . . I loved The Sixteen Pleasures! If there were ever a Peace Corps-type adventure I would want to sign up for, it would be saving a historical library after a flood.

Please sign me up. I'll blog to win, too.

Rose City Reader said...

OK. It's on my blog.

Rose City Reader said...

Can you tell I'm excited? I meant to say in that last one that you can contact me with a comment on my post on Rose City Reader.

Jodi said...

I would really enjoy this book!

I follow your blog!

Blessings!

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J.G. said...

Oooooh, The Sixteen Pleasures is a much-loved book in my favorites! Best auction scene ever, among other things. Please include me!

Kat Bryan said...

I enjoy reading stories that involve other cultures. Would love to read this one.

Wanda said...

This looks like it would be fun to read. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Jo-Jo said...

I also blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74@gmail.com

darbyscloset said...

Please enter me into mister mighty lips book giveaway! : )
Thanks so much
Darby
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megalon22 said...

A great book for the month of February! Please count me in.

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Linda said...

Sounds interesting. Please enter me. Thanks

taterbug said...

I'd love to have a copy of this book. Count me in the running!

mverno said...

i love this type of book

mar said...

I think this book "Italian Lover" would hold my interest!

myntric said...

I'd love to win!

grandmap said...

This one looks interesting

Mar said...

From the sounds of it this book would help make being along not feel so bad. I wold love to win

Sharon A said...

Any book that mixes food and love can't go wrong

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abfantom said...

I'd like to read this book. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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dwhogan said...

Good luck to all

Carol Lawrence said...

Please enter this bookworm. jelly15301@gmail.com

linett said...

would love to have this for my bookshelf

Annie said...

I had an Italian lover once also....

I think the book would be better!

lol

Thanks

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catriona_sweeps said...

Always on the lookout for another good book.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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sounds good

susan1215 said...

Please enter me

agordon10 said...

looks good

Creative Mom said...

The Italian Lover - sounds like a nice gift. It would make me happy to win.




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kathy55439 said...

SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD BOOK.....

danosor said...

Please enter me in contest.I am a subscriber.

jbeckett said...

Sign me up please!

gkstratos said...

Please count me in
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Belinda said...

Sounds like a great win. Thanks!
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Meredith said...

Looks good.
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Meredith said...

I follow.
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Anonymous said...

sounds very good
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would love to win this-thank you!

Zoly said...

Another gift for my wife.

toughturtles said...

sounds really good thanks

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to read this.

Thanks,

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Sunnyvale said...

Nice, would like to read this.

sweetsue said...

Sounds romantic!
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Anonymous said...

It looks like a terrific read! Thank you for the chance!

Kim
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Angela C said...

Please enter me!

redron said...

want to win this

Andria said...

sounds like a really good book. Thank you for the chance to win.

Tiggerriffic said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

clynsg said...

Doesn't sound like one I would automatically love, but I am curious about it, so would like to try it.

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meags222 said...

Sign me up :)
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Ingrid said...

I would like to read this book. Thanks.

Christy G. said...

This sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy G. said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/christygold/status/1191128554

littlelatina said...

Great

Smooshy said...

enter me!

bettyd said...

I like the cover art

Birgit said...

Sign me up.
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Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

This book looks good. I'd love a chance to win.

You can find my email and blog in my blogger profile :)

Dierdra said...

Great giveaway! I love to read.

purplepassion126 said...

I really want to read this--thanks!

Anonymous said...

please enter me

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Estela said...

Please enter me. I'd love to win!!

msrodeobrat said...

this looks like a great book, i would love to read it

Nickolay said...

This looks like a good read

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sachidewey said...

Sounds like a good read.

Anonymous said...

please enter me in this great contest thanks

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
-Terra H.
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vboackle said...

i would love to read this book.

Becca said...

This book sounds great, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I tweeted the contest at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/1205463874

Alicia said...

Sounds like it could be an interesting read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Esme said...

This sounds interesting-

bison61 said...

thanks, this sounds very good

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jayne said...

This sounds like a great read! Thanks!

deedleweedle said...

This sounds like a great book.

sherri419 said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance!!!!

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yadgirl said...

I'm in.

azrosebud said...

I can't wait to read this - it sound absolutely mah-velous

Tammy Marshall said...

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Karen said...

Sounds interesting :)

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Janice said...

Sounds like a great book!

Thanks!

Gabriel said...

Sounds like a great book. Great contest.


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Erica G said...

I would love this! Thanks!

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turboterp said...

This looks great! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks!

K. Cleaver said...

Thanks for including me. I'd love to read this one!

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
what a great read!!

JJ said...

Looks great! I'd love to win. Thanks. jjbmjb gmail

Linda said...

Please enter me for this book! thanks! linda at downes dot net

ky2here said...

I'm always up for a good read.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - From your review, The Italian Lover seems like a very human book - nothing turns out as it was originally planned, SO much like life (one finds, as one gets older!).

quiltingreader said...

Looks like a good book.

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Joyce said...

Oh, oh, oh!! *Waving hand wildly* Please enter me.

vmkids said...

I would love to win this

janehixon said...

thanks for the giveaway...would love to read this one!

Felicia said...

Looks good!

SeahorseLady said...

Sounds like a book that I would enjoy.

chromiumman said...

love to win this

JJ said...

I'd sure love to win! jjbmjb at gmail

Melanie said...

Please enter me!
Ive been looking for a good book to read!

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Anonymous said...

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Reeva said...

looks like a great read

ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

sharon said...

looks good, I've read a book by this author before, so think it would be an enjoyable read!

sharon said...

subscribed just now

angie said...

I've always wanted to go to Italy. This looks like a good read~thanks!

CAmom04 said...

This looks like the ultimate guilty pleasure which would be very fun to win!

Adrian L. said...

This is great please count me in.

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autumnbride7 said...

This sounds intriging..would love to read it!

Kathy said...

I would like to win this book. It sounds great. Thanks.

purango said...

I want to read this book. Hope I win. garrettsambo@aol.com

LINDA said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

KayLiz said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Roseann K. said...

The title alone makes me want this book. thanks!

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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demmi said...

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Becky said...

I love to read so I would love this.

John Deal said...

This sounds like an interesting book. AztecFeller@aol.com

cmltx said...

I would like to read this author.

cmltx said...

I would love to read this author.

kathy pease said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

liliesrnice said...

I love to read and have alot of time on my hands since I am on bedrest. Pick me!

tholix said...

This sounds like a wonderful book...I would love to read this author...He's new to me.
Thank you for a really great giveaway!

Ardy22 said...

Looks like a good read

bndraldy said...

Sounds like a great way to heat up a cold February! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Swtlilchick said...

Italians are interesting,sounds like a good read.Please enter
me and thanks

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Dan Mihaliak said...

looks like a good book
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Candie said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thank you.

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Luanne said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Check the sidebar for additional giveaways!

mclovin said...

i wanna iwn i never win lol.

susan said...

I would love this! thanks :)

amyinkamloops said...

Thanking you for posting such a wonderful review. count me in!Thank you once again. ~ Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

john ferris said...

Sounds interesting.

john ferris said...

Sounds interesting.

george ferris said...

Sounds like a must read book.