Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Giveaway - Pretty Little World - Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino

I've got a great giveaway today for those of you who enjoy contemporary fiction!

In Pretty Little World, authors and real-life friends and neighbors Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino present a snapshot of a modern family with a sentimental yearning for community.

From Lake Union Publishing:

"On a cozy street in Philadelphia, three neighboring families have become the best of friends. They can’t imagine life without one another—until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea is born: What if they tear down the walls between their homes and live together under one roof? And so an experiment begins.

Bucking the trend of an increasingly fragmented society more accustomed to isolation than cooperation, the friends create a shared space that's as practical as it is idyllic—six adults to keep you company, six pair of hands to pick up the slack with the kids and the housework. But before long, love, lies, and lust collide, and their "pretty little world" gets rocked by reality" Read an excerpt of Pretty Little World. Sound like something you'd like to read? Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

"Elizabeth LaBan is the author of The Tragedy Paper, which has been translated into eleven languages, The Grandparents Handbook, which has been translated into seven languages, and The Restaurant Critic's Wife. She lives in Philadelphia with her restaurant-critic husband and two children."

"Melissa DePino is a former high school English teacher and founding partner, principal, and editorial director of Leapfrog Group, a branding and marketing firm for nonprofits. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and earned degrees at both Villanova and Temple Universities. She lives in Center City, Philadelphia, with her two sons. Pretty Little World is her first novel."

Giveaway is open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends January 21/17.

20 comments:

Kay said...

I remember reading about this one recently and thinking I'd probably like it. How nice that you have a giveaway! LOL

skkorman said...

This sounds like a good read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

bermudaonion said...

This sounds really good!

traveler said...

Thanks for this captivating and lovely feature and giveaway which I would enjoy greatly.

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like a really interesting read. I could never live in the same house as other people, to many things can happen. Thanks for having this giveaway.

Grandma Cootie said...

Interesting experiment. Would not work for me, I'm sure.

Carl Scott said...

Sounds like fun. I've lived in co-operative housing before. It works pretty well if you get the ground rules right but it's probably not for everyone.

Burma Turner said...

This book sounds intriguing would love to read!

Caryn said...

I heard this recommended in PopSugar. Looking forward to it!

rhonda said...

Sounds perfect for me.

David Stuttard said...

Looks like a great read.

Kim Reid said...

This books sounds very interesting, thanks for the chance!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Barbara said...

Looks a wonderful read. Thank you for the chance :)

Rob said...

An informative and imaginative storyline to read and ponder about.

Milton Milt said...

This is an interesting concept; I don't know how well it will work.

Marcus Mar said...

I like the idea, maybe, for a short period of time, but things could go badly very quickly.

Paulet said...

A nice idea I might be willing to try out myself, if I had the chance to and had more time.

Malv said...

This would be amazingly cool to do for more family help and support, if everybody agreed to get along together.

Aaron said...

What a strange, but interesting way to go; however, it would take a lot of patience, for sure.

Milton Milt said...

It might workout well; all's well that ends well.