Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Giveaway - Galway Bay - Mary Pat Kelly

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly is one of those books that I know will be in my library forever. I could not put it down! You can read my review here.

Here's a quick synopsis from the publisher:

"Here at last is one Irish family's epic journey, capturing the tragedy and triumph of the Irish-American experience. In a rousing tale that echoes the myths and legends of Ireland herself, young Honora Keeley and Michael Kelly wed and start a family. But when blight destroys the potatoes three times in four years, a callous government and uncaring landlords turn a natural disaster into The Great Starvation that will kill one million. Honora and Michael vow their children will live. The family joins two million other Irish refugees in one of the greatest rescues in human history: the Irish Emigration to America.

Thanks to the Hachette Book Group, I have a copy to giveaway to a lucky reader. Just comment to be entered. An extra entry if you're a follower (let me know if you are) or become a new follower. And a third entry possible by tweeting or blogging about this giveaway.

Please make sure I have a way to contact you, either by leaving an email address or through your web page. Giveaway is open to both US and Canada, no po boxes please. Runs until Tuesday April 7th, 6 pm EST.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by. Check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

176 comments:

Melissa said...

Ooh, I'd love to win a copy!

And I'm already a follower :-)

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Thanks!!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I've been breathlessly waiting this tour and giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, I'm a Follower!
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Marie said...

This sounds great. I'd love to win. Please enter me.

I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function.

Thanks.

bridget3420 said...

I would like to enter the contest.

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bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower

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Linda said...

Sounds like a great novel. I love family sagas, love anything Irish. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thanks.

Kristi said...

What a great giveaway for St. Patty's Day! Please enter me in the drawing. I also follow you through Feed Demon.

Thanks!
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Annie said...

I'd love to win and read this and then pass it to my dad!

Thanks very much!



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Annie said...

I follow your blog!


Thanks


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Annie said...

Tweeted

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MJ said...

I want to read this.
I follow.
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Kat Bryan said...

A great pick for a St. Patty's Day giveaway! I have lots of Irish ancestors but I don't know much about them. This would be very interesting to read.

debblou said...

This sounds like a wonderful book... thanks for the giveaway.

Debs Desk said...

This book sounds great. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Valorie said...

I'd love a chance to win.

Valorie
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Valorie said...

I am a subscriber.

Valorie
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Valorie said...

Blogged:
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sharon54220 said...

I would really like to win this book. Please enter me!!!

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.

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carolsnotebook said...

I would love to win this. I'm a follower through FeedDemone.

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nhertel85 said...

I'd like to win.

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nhertel85 said...

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Anonymous said...

I just came today because of the notice on Kittling:Books. She was right: This looks like a great blog and the book looks super! I'd love to have it.
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Jodi said...

I would love an entry into your giveaway. I think this book would be a great read.

I'm a follower of your blog too!

Thank you!

randio said...

I love epic novels like this! I'd love to win, thanks!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to read this

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

follower

mar said...

Thank you for the chance to win "Galaway Bay".

Nicole said...

I would love to read this book!!

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Bandbabe said...

I just signed up
please enter me

Jo-Jo said...

I have seen nothing but rave reviews of this book...please enter me!
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Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower...
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jbeckett said...

Sign me up please!

5webs said...

Both my husband and I would love to read this. I am 3/4 Irish and my youngest child is displaying all signs of having a true Irish temper, so it's nice to read about my "kin" and how they survived and prospered.
Alicia Webster
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saragillman said...

I used to read a TON, but have slowed down recently, maybe this would help me start again =)

Crystal said...

I would love to win and I'm a new follower!

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mverno said...

irish is always good mverno@roadrunner.com

janehixon said...

I have heard so many good things about this book......rave reviews all!

Karen B said...

What a great giveaway - please enter me!

skytoucher said...

I love all things Irish, especially pertaining to the Galway Bay area. This is an appropriate giveaway for the St. Patrick's Day holiday season.

alycep said...

Being half Irish I am always looking for Irish things and information. I have looked at this book in the store and coveted it so would love to win it! Like you I panic if there is not a book within arms length of me at all times!

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linett said...

Oh the Irish, love them

abfantom said...

This book sounds very interesting. I'd like to read it.

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Red lady-Bonnie said...

I'd love to win a copy, this sounds like a wonderful book.

I'm already a follower!

taterbug said...

Count me in the running. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

taterbug said...

I am a follower.

taterbug said...

Tweet
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Anonymous said...

This seems to a book that would be
a good read. But what, exactly, is
a follower?

rmc1ra said...

This is the type of book that could literally transport me to places I've never been. LOVE IT!

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chromiumman said...

looks great, love to win this

RobininVT said...

I am a bookworm and love to try new authors! Thanks for the chance. =]

Meredith said...

Count me in, I love a good book!
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clc408 said...

I'd like to take this one to the beach with me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK

clynsg said...

I have been reading about this, and would love to add it to my TBR pile.

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Ti said...

I really would love it if I could win a copy of this one (grin).

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toughturtles said...

looks like a good read

Deedles said...

I'd love to win a copy. Sounds like a wonderful read.

Deborah said...

I have "Galway Bay" on my "gee, I'd love to read this" list - thanks for the chance to win a copy. asthenight at gmail dot com

Jo-Jo said...

I also blogged about your contest here.
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Liana said...

Sounds like a good read. Heard the author discussing the book on St. Patrick's Day on the Leonard Lopate show (WNYC).

Listen here.

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gkstratos said...

Looks good
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trippyjanet said...

sounds like a good book...

Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to read this

poppafarmer said...

Sounds like a great book, I would love to win it.

danosor said...

Should be a great read.I love everything Irish including the history,the music and the dialect.

Nickolay said...

This looks like a great read. Thanks for the chance

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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sweetsue said...

I would love to read this in honor of my Irish ancestors!
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Felicity said...

I never heard of this book. I'd love to read it.

nfmgirl said...

I'd love the chance to win. This sounds like such a great story!

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Pam said...

Sounds like a great book similar to Angela's Ashes which I loved. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol Lawrence said...

I would really enjoy this book.Enter me. jelly15301@gmail.com

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Cheryl S. said...

Sounds like a good book - please count me in!

Thanks,
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claire said...

I would love to win a copy. Enter me in the draw, please. Thanks!

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CELTICPIXE said...

I would love to win this book - thank you for the opportunity!

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purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Please enter me to win-thank you!

dpripps said...

Sounds like a great book!

scottsgal said...

Please enter me - sounds like a great book

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ELP said...

I'd love a copy. I'm a follower AND I'm in two book clubs.

Carolsue said...

I have heard so many good things about this book! I really want to read it!
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M.A. said...

Sure sounds to be a read that I need.

Sue said...

THis looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Count me in :)

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Stephen K said...

I've been hearing a lot about this one, it sounds very good and I'd love to read it. Enter me please. :)

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Smooshy said...

enter me!

Jenn S. said...

Always looking for something to read, this sounds great.

quiltingreader said...

Enter me, please.

quiltingreader said...

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Marianna said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Please enter me!

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I'm a follower too!

tawnda said...

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Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

vboackle said...

i would love to read this.

Lethea B. said...

I'd love to have this book to read!
Thanks so much for offering the giveaway=)
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Terri said...

Sign me up - this one sounds fantastic!

mindy said...

i have been hearing great raves about this book thanks for the giveaway

cdrury said...

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new to me but sounds like a good read!

Nanci said...

I'm looking for a good book to read. This is it!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - This book chronicles an important event in American history - the Irish immigration to America - but telling one family's story, and according to your review it does so well, so it's a wonderful giveaway!

Elaine said...

Would love to win this - thank you for the giveaway and have a great Easter!
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mandie5644@aol.com said...

This looks like a great book!

Creative Mom said...

We are Irish so both my hubby and I would love to read this.
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Creative Mom said...

I am now following yor blog.
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Creative Mom said...

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I tweeted this contest and I follow you now on Twitter as flinflan.

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Gabriel J. said...

Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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souldolphindream said...

Being part Irish I would love to read this book!!!

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thanks

joahsgrandma said...

I've been to Ireland twice and I love to read anything about the country or the people, fact or fiction. Thanks.

joahsgrandma said...

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joahsgrandma said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
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Mystery Robin said...

I would love to win!!

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redron said...

want to win this

Marie said...

I would love to win this one!

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CanAmBlond said...

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CanAmBlond said...

I'm a follower, thanks!

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MAC Mom said...

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I am a follower. Thanks

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Joyce said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to enter.
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Joyce said...

I'm a follower :)

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Skybluefusion said...

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LINDA said...

I love to read. Please enter me. Thanks!

Candie said...

This would make a great gift for a family friend. Thank you.

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Bev said...

This looks like a great read. Thanks for the contest.

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yellowlabs said...

This looks like a fantastic read!

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'm following you on Blogger :)
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Erma said...

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Aisling said...

This sounds like an excellent book and I'd love to win a copy.

Aisling said...

I'm a subscriber.

Claire said...

I'd love to win!

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dvice said...

Looks like a great book

*Heather* said...

I'd love to read this book!

esther said...

Sounds like a great book.

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bev said...

My hubby's father and mother were from Ireland, and we would love to read this book. He still has an Uncle that lives there. Thanks for having the contest!

Dierdra said...

I love to read so thanks!

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katybug said...

Isn't it great when you come across a book you can't put down? I'd love to read this too!

07violet said...

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Angela said...

Looks quite interesting. Thanks.

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blueviolet said...

It sounds just wonderful!
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Kathy said...

I would so love to win this book. Please enter me thanks.

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This is a book I would not have looked but now it is of interest.Would liketo be entered to win!


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Betty C said...

Sounds like an excellent book.

Betty C said...

I am a follower.

Betty C said...

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Anonymous said...

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Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower!

liliesrnice said...

I love reading so I hope I win!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I am crazy for anything Celtic!
I hoep I get lucky & win this book!
I truly madly deeply would love to read it!

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lilyk said...

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

patrick moran said...

i want this book so bad i can taste the potatoes
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