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When I received an email from G. P. Putnam's Sons (Penguin Group) asking me if I would like to read and review Jan Karon's newest book, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, I was elated! I might have even done a little happy dance. Because we all want to go back to Mitford, right?!
They also offered a copy to one of my blog readers. Yeah. That's cool! (READ UPDATE ABOVE!)
But before I give you the details regarding the giveaway, I just want to share a little back story as to why I love the Mitford Series of books.
I was introduced to the charming and witty characters of Mitford back in 1996. I remember laying on our couch reading the first book, At Home in Mitford, laughing at some crazy antic of Uncle Billy's when my 11 year old daughter asked me what was so funny. I read an excerpt from the book and she chuckled. If you've read any of these books you know you don't just chuckle once. It's a repeated action, as well as shedding some tears. As soon as I put the book down to go do something, she grabbed it and started reading. From that point on, we were in a sort of book war. I didn't have empty hours back then to just read like I do now, so I had to read in short bursts. It became a race to see which one of us would get to the book first. Some mornings she would come out of her room, see me reading already, and say, "Rats, I thought I got up early enough to get the book. When will you be done?" Sometimes I would get a break from taking care of the little ones (naptime!!!) and go looking for the book only to find my daughter sequestered in her room with it. Nope. She didn't turn loose of it, even for me.
We became faithful followers of Ms. Karon's stories and read the whole series together. That is what endeared me to this author. The fact that she wrote a series of books that my daughter and I could both read, enjoy and discuss throughout the years. Not too many works of fiction have been able to accomplish that feat.
So that is why I am happy to be able to offer you a copy of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, compliments of G. P. Putnam's Sons (Penguin Group).
|Putnam Adult (September 2, 2014)|
You must be a follower of my blog, either through GFC or Email, to enter this giveaway. Leave a comment letting me know how you follow, and if you have read any of the Mitford books, who your favorite character is, what are you looking forward to in the new book, or anything Mitford related, if so. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Don't forget to leave your email address in a format like this: you [at] here [dot] com. Giveaway ends Sept 6th. US winner gets to choose print or digital copy. International winner gets digital copy. Remember, I have THREE copies to give away, so share with your friends and book clubs!