Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Giveaway - The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Joshilyn Jackson


Thanks to the generosity of the Hachette Book Group, I have five! copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson to giveaway!

From the publisher:

"Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.While Laurel's life seems neatly on track-- a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home-- everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia's help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag. Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family's haunted past, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming."

Sounds good doesn't it! You can read an excerpt of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

Jackson is also a blogger or you can catch up with her on Facebook.

This great giveaway is open to both the US and Canada, no po boxes please. PLEASE make sure I have a way to contact you, either by leaving your email or through your webpage. Ends Saturday May 30th at 6pm EST. Leave a comment to be entered. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways.

150 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

Anything with a ghost in it is bound to catch my attention lol. Sounds like a really interesting read!

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Thoughts of Joy said...

I would love to be entered in this give-away. Thank you. I follow you, so I will see the posted winners. :) I'll add this give-away to my sidebar (soon).

Diane said...

I've been meaning to get to this one. Thanks for the review.

ann marie said...

Thank you for the review and giveaway. I have not read a ghost story in a long time, I will have to start with this one. Thanks

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The Coupon Monkey said...

This sounds like a great read - I'd love a chance to win a copy! Thank you!

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Bridget said...

Just stopped by to say I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Soon to be Mrs. Melissa said...

Please enter me - I'd love to read the book!

Nicola said...

Please enter me! Email in my profile. Thanks!

Indigo said...

Please enter me in this drawing. I stopped by to visit the authors blog and she is a wonderful treat to read. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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Jo-Jo said...

I would just love to win this one!
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Nan said...

I would love to be entered. Sounds like a good book!

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Anna said...

I've had my eye on this one. Thanks! I'm going to post this in my sidebar for you.

--Anna
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Annie said...

I would love a copy of this book!


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Esme said...

Sounds good.

Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love to read this. Thanks
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Amber said...

I would love to win please!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

would love to win this book!
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B.Kienapple said...

Super! Please enter me, Luanne, thanks.

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Katrina said...

looks like a great book!

Sue W. said...

I have read a number of reviews of this book and they are all really good. I would enjoy reading it very much. Thanks for this giveaway.
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cpullum said...

I would love to read this book looks really good!
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Cheryl S. said...

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Jeanne said...

Please enter me, too. This one does sound good.
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Pam said...

I love Billie Letts and this sounds like another great book by her. Thanks!!


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janetfaye said...

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Carlene said...

I would love to enter your drawing.
Thanks
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LoveMyCoffee said...

I would love a chance to win this book.

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deedleweedle said...

Oh, I love a good mystery. Count me in please!

lindaw said...

I am another one who would love to read this book! Sounds intriquing!

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lindaw said...

I am another one who would love to read this book! Sounds intriquing!

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

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Sandra K321 said...

I have read several reviews of this book and everyone liked it so I would like to be entered in your drawing.

Jenn S. said...

Sounds like a great read.

silverneon2000 said...

I find that i have become more of a reader when i have joined book clubs. Than kyou for the giveaway.
It is nice to relax or be on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next in a story.
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linett said...

would love to read this, thanks

McKim said...

Sounds like a good summer read!

abfantom said...

This sounds like a very interesting book I'd like to read.
Please enter me in your giveaway.

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Rita M said...

Sounds like a great book... thanks for the giveaway!

patrick moran said...

great review..i can't wait to read this
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heather said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Please enter me in the contest. My email address is in my profile. Thanks!

alycep said...

Ohhhhhhhh a ghost story-how cool! Would love to read this new author.


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Rebecca Graham said...

This looks like a book I need to add to my reading list.

Meredith said...

This sounds rather haunting, looks great, thanks!
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mmentor said...

for my niece...she stopped swimming

Lauren said...

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worldsongmom said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

toughturtles said...

a good read thank you

tawnda said...

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tarahsfoodreviews said...

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clynsg said...

Always willing to add another good book to my TBR pile.

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Zoly said...

This sounds like something I want to read. Thanks for the review.

janehixon said...

I love mysteries......sounds fascinating...

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Sunnyvale said...

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krstrpp said...

Jackson's latest book sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

binabug said...

I'D like to win something that wouldnt put me to sleep when i pick it up, but keep me reading it til the books done

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Thanks for the giveaway!
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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to be able to read this. Thank you
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Pam said...

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eell said...

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Andria said...

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vmkids said...

need a good summer read

Erika*Coffee said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book. And since I've just graduated, it's a perfect time to read for pleasure again :)

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your great draw. Thanks.
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ewalsh said...

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Mia J. said...

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*~Dani~* said...

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Renee G said...

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purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest

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Victoria said...

I'd love to win this book! I've seen it before and it sounds really good!

Thank you!

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LindaD said...

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Crystal said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to be a winner in this contest as I will donate the book to my local library.

Carol L. said...

Ms Jackson is new to me but my daughter and I both want to read this book. All the reviews we've read so far have helped make that decision.Thanks for the opportunity .
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Elle said...

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Chinjo said...

I'd love to be entered for this book. It's on my short list of books to get. I love Joshilyn and can't wait to read this latest book.

Thanks for the chance.

Sam said...

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Mishia said...

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erma said...

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Cecilia H. said...

I haven't read a ghost story for a while and I really love them. This book sounds like just the thing & I'd love to have it. Thanks.

Leslie R said...

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Heather22 said...

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NMLady said...

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sharonjo said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Sheila R said...

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sherri419 said...

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Darcy said...

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Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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Molly C. said...

I really want to read this book!

liliesrnice said...

I hope I win, I love to read.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - It sounds slightly reminiscent of the classic The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (movie), which had a sea theme also! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Becky said...

I would love to read this..I will read almost any book.

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joan ferris said...

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nsord33 said...

I read her first book and raved about Joshilyn Jackson to everyone. I'd be thrilled to win this.
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Anita Yancey said...

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Tammy said...

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Betty C said...

I've been wanting to read this and I'm rapidly running out of good reading material so I hope I win this.

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Swtlilchick said...

I would love to be entered for this
haunting book,sounds so interesting
and good review


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dvice said...

Looks like a great book

purplepassion126 said...

Sounds like good summer reading. Thanks!

kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

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I would love to read this. Thanks!
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07violet said...

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

This sounds like one of those books & can't put down & would read it all in one day!

Throw my name in the hat!

Thanks.

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JoAnn said...

I love books that have some mystrey in them

Maja said...

love it

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Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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