Thursday, March 26, 2009

Giveaway - Girls in Trucks - Katie Crouch


Another giveaway?! Yes! And it's another fantastic book! I have five copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch to giveaway courtesy of the Hachette Book Group.

Synopsis from the publisher:

"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."

Here's a great video of Katie Crouch talking about her book. Or if you'd like to read a bit of it, click here.

Simply comment to be entered. Open to both the US and Canada. Sorry - no po boxes. Make sure I have a way to contact you. Winners will be chosen by random. org and contacted via email. Open until Saturday April 25/09 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

165 comments:

Bridget said...

I posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me though. Sounds like a neat book.

Kaye said...

I just love the cover art on this one. Please enter me in the contest .
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NotNessie said...

This is such a great concept. Please include me in the giveaway.

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Ian said...

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. I suppose if you were in the back of a truck, especially one travelling at high speed, you would.

MJ said...

This sounds really good. I'd love it.

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Kat Bryan said...

From the title I thought this might be about redneck girls (like me..LOL) but even though I'll never be a 'Camelia' girl, it sounds very good.

Lenore said...

Love this cover and I've read great reviews of this. Thanks for hosting!

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Janel said...

Since I'm a Northerner I'd love to read about growing up in the South. Please enter me.

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love a chance to win. Please count me in. Thank you!

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sammyjones57 said...

This book sounds great! I love that cover!

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AmandaSue said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance.

Bcteagirl said...

This sounds very interesting, and I agree that the cover art is very nice. Thank you!

debblou said...

OH, my gosh... I love the book cover... I always like books with nice covers... great review... thanks for the giveaway

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Marie said...

I, too, love that cover. I'd love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

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darbyscloset said...

I would love a chance to read this author and winning a copy is a great introduction!!!!
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Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

I'm a girl, I used to have a truck...sounds great!

Annie said...

This book sounds almost magical and I'd so love to read it!

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Stacie said...

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Number One Novels said...

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The Giveaway Diva said...

sounds like a very interesting book! i'd love to be entered!

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Nicole said...

I've really been wanting to read this book!!

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Jenn S. said...

Sounds like a great read!

grandmap said...

I own a truck!

randio said...

This has been on my to read list for awhile now, I'd love to win! Thanks

Anna said...

Please include me in the drawing. This one sounds good.

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Cheryl S. said...

Looks like a good book - please count me in!

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LuAnn said...

I'd love to win this book!

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Linda W said...

interesting title!

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Missy said...

I have been dying to read this book, it has been on my wishlist forever! I have to admit, what originally drew me to the book was its cover! The genre is my favorite!

Crystal said...

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rockymountain_brown said...

Thanks for the chance, this would be neat!

Irene Yeates said...

After living in the South for 16 years, I have discovered so many wonderful authors, and I continue my love of books about "Southern Living." Please enter my name.
Thank you!

rmc1ra said...

Going on vacation soon, don't have anything to read. HELP ME OUT!!!

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5webs said...

I'd like to win this book. Although I am a girl, I have neither a truck nor a car. I never learned how to drive, so I have to walk everywhere. But I have never regretted my decision, and I am almost 40!
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carolsnotebook said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks.

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cpullum said...

Count me in would love to read it!
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quiltingreader said...

Sounds like a good book.

Kristi said...

This sounds like a charming book - and I want to see how the title fits in! Please enter me in the drawing.

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janehixon said...

I'd love to read this book.......sounds fascinating and fun.....

linett said...

sounds like a great read

Toystory said...

Sound like a nice book...love to read it.

Susan said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks!

danosor said...

The cover is certainly different.I'd love to read this book.It looks interesting.

chromiumman said...

would love to read this

Rebecca Graham said...

Sounds like a book I would like to add to my reading list.

Dawn M. said...

I remember hearing about this book and wanting to read it. I would love to win it. Please enter me.

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

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Zoly said...

I'd like to win this.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Thanks for the chance to win this -- I've had my eye on it for a while!
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Karen B said...

Sounds like a good read!

tawnda said...

sounds inspiring... I'd love to read this
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Amber said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Sunnyvale said...

Sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

charlotte said...

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beth said...

Thank you!
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Meredith said...

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binabug said...

you can never have too many books

sweetsue said...

I have always loved reading about Southern women!
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gkstratos said...

I read a short review on this awhile ago and would love to read the book
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purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest
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Carol Lawrence said...

Enter me in the book giveaway,sounds like one that I would enjoy reading. jelly15301@gmail.com

Mia J. said...

I have heard great things about this book and would like to read it. Thanks for the chance.

ydsddd said...

This looks like a great summer beach/pool side read, hope I win!

redron said...

this looks like a fun read

kimmies88 said...

Sounds like a great book, hope I can get it to read.

susan1215 said...

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Tig said...

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Ladytink_534 said...

I like the UK cover of this a bit better but it sounds like a great story!

marthajane said...

I adore "southern girl" books!

jbeckett said...

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ktgonyea said...

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Pam said...

I love books about the southern belle types. Thanks.

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tarahsfoodreviews said...

Thanks for the contest - I'm always looking for a good book!

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Terri said...

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Jo-Jo said...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

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enter me!

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Ashley said...

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Shauna said...

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Southern womanhood is something so far from my experience - having been raised Ukrainian-American - that I'd love to read this book!

kitnlov said...

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Creative Mom said...

What a great title for a book! Sounds like a good read this Spring. Please enter me.
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Marianna said...

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sachidewey said...

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Andria said...

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Lucy said...

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Tasses said...

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Heather said...

Interesting character evolvement. I'd like to read this. Thanks

Theresa N. said...

I love reading books about the south.
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Shirley said...

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vboackle said...

i am from the south so this is particularly appealing.

Heather said...

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cpullum said...

Please count me in I can only imagine living in a place where manners mattered!
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Heather said...

Sounds like a good bookclub read. :-)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Stacey said...

What a great cover. Thanks for the giveaways!

RobininVT said...

i'd love to read it! Thanks for the chance. =]

Eleanor said...

Would love to own this book

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jwx4 said...

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sherri419 said...

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Putting put in different circumstances and having to deal with people unlike those in your past is aways taxing! But - it builds character! This seems to be a book about these ideas - and it sounds wonderful!

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nightdweller20 said...

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Tricia said...

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Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest, make me a winner!

Fionen said...

Girls in Trucks sounds very interesting. I'd love to read it. :)

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Bev said...

The title alone makes me want to read this book. Thanks for the contest.

Wanda said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks

Sue W. said...

Since I live in the south I am always looking for a good southern book. This looks like just the ticket!!

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

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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quelleheure4 said...

The more I read about this one, the more I'd like it!
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Betty C said...

Sounds like a very good book.

Anonymous said...

With a southern husband, I can never read enough about growing up in the south.
Yankee Diane
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Miranda said...

looks like a great read

Anonymous said...

Happy Spring!

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CanAmBlond said...

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ellie said...

I've had my eye on this book lately. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

darlanpaulsmamma said...

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Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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redjenn said...

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azrosebud said...

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Couture Lady said...

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MAC Mom said...

I won't judge the book by its cover, but it is a very beautiful book so this should be a lovely read.
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Stephanie said...

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Angela said...

Looks like it is worth reading. Count me in, please.

jayne said...

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Ardy22 said...

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Erma said...

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JoAnn said...

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liliesrnice said...

i love to read so i hope i win this book!

souldolphindream said...

I love reading interesting books about southern women since I am one!

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Hopefully next time at the beach I will be sitting with my sweet tea working on my tan and reading this book

Swtlilchick said...

Girls In Trucks sounds like a winner.I love the book cover and
following a girls life through
all the changes they go through in life is very educating as a mother
Thanks for the giveaway

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Being a Texas gal you know I would just love to read this Book!

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Deci said...

Sounds like a good summer read.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

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I'd love to read this.
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masonsgranny59 said...

sounds like a good book:)