Summer Giveaway Hop

31 Jul

Here in my home county, school starts today (August 1st)!  So it is the end of summer for both students and teachers.  It’s awfully early isn’t it?  So to counteract those end of summer blues, I am participating in the Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Bookhounds.  There are hundreds of blogs hosting giveaways, so take some time and find those goodies!  You can find the official Summer Giveaway Hop site by clicking HERE.  

For my giveaway, I am offering 3 end of the summer books.  So 3 books — 3 winners.  I will draw the winners using a random number generator and will assign the books randomly as well!  So if you win, you’ll have a small surprise!

Shadows on The Sand by Gayle Roper — 

Carrie Carter’s small café in Seaside, New Jersey, is populated with a motley crew of locals … although Carrie only has eyes for Greg Barnes. He’s recovering from a vicious crime that three years ago took the lives of his wife and children—and from the year he tried to drink his reality away. While her heart does a happy Snoopy dance at the sight of him, he never seems to notice her, to Carrie’s chagrin.

When Carrie’s dishwasher is killed and her young waitress disappears, leaving only cryptic clues in her Sudoku book, Greg finds himself drawn into helping Carrie solve the mysteries … and into her life. But when Carrie’s own painful past becomes all too present, her carefully constructed world begins to sink.

Will the fragile relationship she’s built with Greg implode from the weight of the baggage they both carry?

Watercolor Summer by Nan Corbitt Allen — 

Just thirteen, Kathleen feels isolated and alienated by her family. A victim of her parents’ lack of connection to each other and to her, she is dragged by her mother to another artist colony for the summer. There she meets the annoying Malcolm, a sixteen-year-old, mentally-challenged boy living with his caregiver Jeanette. Malcolm tries to befriend Kat, but his very presence annoys her to her core. Kat overhears Jeanette recounting the circumstances surrounding Malcolm’s arrival and abandonment at the colony, and Kat lets the coolness inside her melt just a little. As her heart figuratively begins to melt, Malcolm’s real congenital heart problems become a concern and finally lead to tragedy.

In Watercolor Summer, Nan Allen tells the story of the difficult summer when Kathleen learned how Malcolm and his colorful guardian were the examples of true and selfless love. She paints a story on the canvas of Kathleen’s life which was transformed by the Master Artist-a life once stained by pain and trial, that became a thing of beauty.

A beach-loving child of the 60’s, Nan Corbitt Allen has written Watercolor Summer for people of all ages, but especially those who were children, teenagers, or young adults during that great decade. The reader will almost be able to smell the salt air, feel sand between his toes, and hear the sounds of Sly and the Family Stone playing in the background as the flashback story unfolds.

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo — 

Ellen and Mimi Dodge have never been close, but their mother’s dying wish sends them on a walking tour of Hampshire, England, that follows in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Their mother also left them something else: a diary that belonged to Jane’s sister Cassandra. These pages shed light on the secrets that nearly tore the Austen sisters apart and inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. They also bring Jane to life in a way that no one has ever seen before: through the eyes of her sister. As the Dodge sisters embark on their walking tour, they too are drawn together in ways they never expected. They also discover that Cassandra’s diary holds secrets, and someone doesn’t want Ellen and Mimi to discover the truth. As they stumble on their way toward love, the women learn how Jane and Cassandra Austen inspired the original Marianne and Elinor Dashwood and come to realize that despite their very different personalities, they are a vital part of each other’s happy endings.

To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment on this post.  The comment must include your email address. 

The contest is now closed.  Winners will be announced shortly.


86 Responses to “Summer Giveaway Hop”

  1. AmyS. August 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  2. Mary Ward August 2, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    They all sound like good reads. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. acm05 August 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Thanks for participating.

  4. mymcbooks August 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Great list of books for this giveaway. Thanks


  5. Ami Lee August 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    I would love to win a fabulous book that you have suggested. I miss book club.

    • rbclibrary August 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

      Hey Ami Lee. Miss seeing you. Love the pictures on FB though. Take care and good luck!

  6. Leah F August 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    thanks for the giveaway!
    Leah F
    star4ever16 at gmail dot com

  7. ladymagnolia99 August 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Thanks for the three great reads to try and win.


  8. Audrey August 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. Darlene August 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Please enter me in the draw!

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Carly Martello Waid August 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! I would love to read all three of those books.
    -Carly Waid

  11. ruby95660 August 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!!


  12. Jane Stickle Maritz August 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I’d love to win one of these!

  13. Mozi Esmes Mom August 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    I’d love to win one of these! And this time I’ll leave my email address… 🙂

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  14. Nikita August 3, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

    bookworm.nikita at gmail dot com

  15. Loves To Dive August 3, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    What an interesting mix of books. All sound great.
    lvs2dv at gmail dot com

  16. Colleen Turner August 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    All three books sound great…thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Brenda August 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Beckie please count me in for your giveaway kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

  18. Alison August 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love surprises 🙂

  19. Vicki August 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    They all look good, but “Shadows on The Sand” by Gayle Roper would be my first pick.

  20. Tiffany Drew August 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    I have yet to read any of these so thank you for the chance at winning them 🙂


  21. Laura H. August 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Thanks for the generous giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! Looks like some great books, especially the first and last one! But I love surprises!


  22. Laura August 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    They sound like great books! Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. Kate August 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I would LOVE a chance to win ‘The Dashwood Sisters Tell All’!
    OreAnnie at
    Hope you hop by my giveaway!

  24. Adrianna August 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Thanks for the chance!! 🙂


  25. mary j August 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. kati August 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Cool Giveaway!
    klearboredom at yahoo dot com

  27. Emma August 4, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    All three books sound wonderful.thanks for the chance. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  28. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog August 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Thank you for the great contest!! The books look really good!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  29. amandasue August 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I’d love a chance into this giveaway!

  30. Melora August 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  31. Amanda Welling August 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  32. Ruth Mayer Hill August 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Please enter me. Thanks!

  33. Dianna August 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    One of the things I miss the most about Perry is Book Club. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway!! I would love to have any of the reads suggested.

    • rbclibrary August 5, 2011 at 5:57 am #

      We miss you too Dianna. Good Luck!

  34. Anne R August 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    anne.reeths AT gmail DOT com

  35. trish August 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I would love to be entered into this. trishbazin(at)

  36. George Ferris August 5, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    Great giveaway.

  37. Melanie August 5, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Love finding new Christian blogs.
    These books all look great. come check out my blog at for a chance to win 2 books as well.
    melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

  38. Michele Luker August 5, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    jmluker at winco dot net

  39. Kandra August 5, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    They sound great! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  40. holdenj August 5, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    All three books look great! Thanks so much!

  41. Marci Clark August 5, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Wow! I would love to win any of those books! Thanks for participating in the hop, I’m glad I hopped onto your blog!

    marciclark88 at gmail dot com

  42. krystallarson August 5, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  43. jessica edwards August 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Would love to win!

  44. Wendy M August 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Wow! I can’t believe you are already starting school there. We don’t start until after labor day here in Michigan.
    I think all three of these books look great. Enjoy the end of the summer.

    • rbclibrary August 6, 2011 at 6:45 am #

      Yes, triple digit heat with no end in sight. The kids can’t even go out for recess because of the heat advisory. The summer gets shorter and shorter here every year. Fortunately my baby graduated in May, so I only deal with college calendars now.

  45. Maria August 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Awesome giveaway!!!


  46. ann August 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Enter me to win. I love reading books

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  47. Cheryl Abdelnour August 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win the 1st book!

  48. Lady DragonKeeper August 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Ooh, I’ve wanted to read “The Dashwood Sisters Tell All” ever since I heard of it –the random drawing for which book you win sounds fun though. Thanks for the chance to win!


  49. Janelle August 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Thanks for your wonderful selections, my favorite would be Watercolor Summer!

  50. Kaitlyn Ortega (@Missysweepsalot) August 6, 2011 at 12:10 am #


    missysweepsalot at gmail dot com

  51. Rebekah August 6, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Thank you!

    miryfaye at

  52. Jessica (Peace Love Books) August 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    This giveaway sounds great! Thanks!!

  53. mamabunny13 August 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I love surprises! Thanks for the giveaway.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  54. Jessica Bronder August 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    jbronderblogs at aol dot com

  55. Cindy T. August 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Thank you for the chance to win! Dashwood Sisters is on my To Buy List. deedeebamagirl at yahoo dot com

  56. Lolawid August 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Wow, 3 books! Thanks!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  57. Mona Garg August 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    They all sound great — thanks 🙂
    Email subscriber


  58. Larissa Brunken August 6, 2011 at 5:54 pm #


  59. amandasue August 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I’d love a chance into this giveaway thanks!

  60. wendydbooks August 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at

  61. Mary F August 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    thanks for the chance to win !

  62. MLou August 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Great giveaway-thank you!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  63. Linda Kish August 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to be included for your giveaway.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  64. FrancesAntonette Jao (@frunchezzcuh) August 7, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    Thanks for this giveaway! 🙂

  65. Brooke August 7, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    Thanks so much!

  66. Ricki August 7, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Great giveaway!

  67. SusanB August 7, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Great giveaway! Thanks.

  68. karenk August 7, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    thanks for the opportunity to read these fabulous novels 🙂

  69. Shannon August 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Great giveaway! I’d love to read any of these books!

    shannoneck (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. Becca August 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    These books all look great, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  71. Gloria Schumann August 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Thanks! Gloria Schumann

    geschumann at live dot com

  72. Sarahthehobbit August 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    sarahthehobbit at gmail dot com

  73. Aurora Momcilovich August 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Would LOVE The Dashwood Sisters
    Great giveaway! Thanks

  74. Megan @ Book Brats August 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Sound like great books, I’d love to win! bookbrats at gmail dot com

  75. Cape Coupons August 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    What a great giveaway=)
    Jill Lombardo
    capecoupons at

  76. kay swederski August 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    All the books look good.

  77. Lisa Ann Richards August 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    IAwesome selection of books


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  78. Alisia August 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

  79. Kristi Kendall Herbrand August 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    All three of these sound good! I would definitely be happy with any of them!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  80. SiNn August 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    awesome give away ty for the chance

  81. Mare August 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Very cool giveaway! Thank you!

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

  82. Shannon J. August 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  83. Devony August 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    Ooh the Dashwood Sisters sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance!

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