Friday

Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


I have copies of the above title thanks to Valerie at The Hachette Book Group.

Synopsis: Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Richer and more rewarding than any story Joshilyn Jackson has yet written, yet still packed with Jackson's trademarked outrageous characters, sparkling dialogue, and defiantly twisting plotting, THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING is destined both to delight Jackson's loyal fans and capture a whole new audience.

Leave a comment for one entry. And if you follow this blog or already are following leave me a note and I'll be glad to give you a second entry.

Rules: Books will be delivered directly from Publisher so giveaway is only available for residents of the US and Canada and no P.O. Boxes please. Winners will be drawn May 8.

19 comments:

Liyana said...

I want to take part please!

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Liyana said...

I'm a follower. (:

Renee said...

I'd love the chance to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity

3m said...

I'd love to be entered! I'm subscribed to your blog as well.

NotNessie said...

I would love to win this. It sounds like a great story.

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Annell said...

I've been wondering about this book. Would love to win it...and yes I subscribe!

Cheryl S. said...

Been reading a lot about this book on the blogs - would love to read it.

Please count me in - Thanks!
Cheryl
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Beth F said...

I already own this, so please don't enter me.

I haven't read this one yet, but I really liked other Jackson books. Thanks for the review.

bookinn said...

Sounds like a good book, i'd love a chance to win! I'll also be following your blog, thank you!
Natalie

Wanda said...

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

Anonymous said...

I love these kind of books where there are family dysfunctions, mysteries swirling around and a send of urgency and longing. Gotta read! Thanks so much

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book about family dysfunction, mysterious situations, and the desire to figure out our family history. Sounds great!!

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
debbie
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Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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squiresj said...

I never heard of you before or read any of your books. So would love to review it and post reviews and win it.
Enter me please.
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nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter

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nhertel85 said...

I follow

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Cyn said...

I would love to win this book. I am also following your blog.

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Susie said...

I would love the chance to win & read this book!
I'm now a follower!

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