Friday

Giveaway: Off Season and Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos

Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons's new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss. For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly--happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does...in loss. After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past--to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety-- to try to figure out her future.It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.

Irene dos Santos disappeared at age 15. Believed to have drowned while on holiday with her best friend, Lily Martinez, her body was never found. Now, years later, she appears ghostlike in Lily's dreams, prompting a quest for the truth behind her disappearance. Mysteriously, Lily, eight-months pregnant with her first child, slips and falls on the same day that the statue of Maria Lionza, Patron Saint of their Venezuelan town, cracks in two. Confined to her bed, Lily is surrounded by her family and closest friends, who agree that a Novena to Maria Lionza will guide the baby's spirit safely into the world. Together, through their nine nights of prayer, each offers a story to entertain Lily and her baby. What emerges is a vivid picture of Venezuela during a time of revolution and uncertainty-and the unraveling of the mystery behind Irene dos Santos.

I have 5 copies of each book!

So here are the rules: Leave a comment for one entry. If you follow this blog or already are following leave me an extra comment for your second entry. Follow me on Twitter, another entry. (you guys know the drill) Your entry is for both books - although if you only want one please specify that in your comment.

PLEASE make sure to leave an e-mail address - if not, I have no way of getting in touch with you if you do win. 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 7/17/09.

Good luck!

111 comments:

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I would love to have both books!!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I'm a follower! =)

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I also follow on twitter.

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Anne said...

I would love Off Season!

Thanks!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Anne said...
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Anne said...

I follow you on Google Reader.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

(forgot my email on the previous post!)

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

Would love to be entered ... thank you! peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com.

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

And I am a happy subscriber to your blog via Google Reader. peanutboo2 AT gmail DOT com.

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read these both! =)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow. :)

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MJ said...

I'd love both/either of these.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I follow.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - Sumrthyme

jjfiji said...

I'd love to win The Disappearance of Irene dos Santos. Thanks!

jjfiji(at)hotmail(dot)com

jjfiji said...

I follow your blog

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Marjorie said...

These novels sound awesome, what
a great giveaway, thank you so
much.

gaby317 said...

both sound great - pls count me in

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

i'm a follower

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Mermaid2x said...

2 very different books but both about loss. Interesting...thanks for the chance to win them.

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Mermaid2x said...

Follower. (rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

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Dixie said...

They both sound great. i'd love an entry.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I follow this blog.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I follow on twitter as southrngrl.
tweeted.http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/2358180925

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Patti said...

Both of these books sound good.

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Patti said...

I am a follower.

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Kitten22 said...

These both look great! Please enter me!

BookcrossingKitten22 AT gmail DOT com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

BookcrossingKitten22 AT gmail DOT com

- Marybeth I. said...

either sounds great. I do more reading in the summer and would love to win

- Marybeth I. said...

i follow on blogger

- Marybeth I. said...
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- Marybeth I. said...

Ok try this again

now also follow on twitter @misaacmom

my email address is public in my blogger profile - thanks!

Annie said...

I'd love both of these books!


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow your blog


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Thanks


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Carlene said...

I would love to read Off Season. I am lucky enough to already have my own copy of Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos. Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Luvdaylilies said...

Please count me in for this giveaway=)Too cool, two books!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Dar said...

Nely, I'd like to enter for The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos only and I already follow you. Thanks!

bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


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Stephanie said...

I would love to win a copy of Off Season (& I am a follower and will look you up on twitter right now)! Thanks! - Stephanie wordblog(at)optonline(dot)net

The Tome Traveller said...

These look great, please enter me!

Carey
thetometraveller at yahoo dot com

Veens said...

wow! lovely giveaway! dnt enter me :)

scottsgal said...

I'd love to read Off Season

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

already a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

Crystal said...

I would love to win Off Season (I already read The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos and loved it).

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Crystal said...

I follow you (win Off Season)

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Crystal said...

I also follow you on Twitter (cfulcher) - win Off Season

Thanks!
crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Allison said...

Please enter me! Thank you.
allygotts567[at]hotmail[dot]com

Allison said...

I'm also a follower.
allygotts567[at]hotmail[dot]com

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to win "Off Season".

Thanks!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I follow

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ChristyJan said...

I'd love to read both of these books.

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ChristyJan said...

I follow

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Amanda said...

Both books sound great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Amanda said...

I follow your blog.

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Amanda said...

I follow you on Twitter. (agafford)

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sharon54220 said...

I would love to win both books.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber of this great blog.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber of this great blog.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I follow you on Twitter also (sharon54220)

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amanda said...

I would love to read these!
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amanda said...

I follow.
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Amy said...

I have read several books by Anne Rivers Siddons so I know this new book of hers will be a good read and the other book looks very intriguing!

Please count me in!
Amy
Aimala02@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I'm a follower of your blog! I really enjoy it!

Amy
Aimala02@yahoo.com

Sammie said...

I would love to be entered into your book giveaway. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

Sammie said...

I am a follower.

SamantharaeM at gmail dot cocm

etirv said...

I would like to be entered for Off Season, thanks!
delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I follow!

holdenj said...

They both look great!
Please enter me.

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks.

Irene Yeates said...

I would love to win OFF SEASON; count me in. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Irene Yeates said...

I am a follower!

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

northernmama-northerngirl said...

I already have The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos but would love both anyway {books are fabulous gifts}
northen_mama@yahoo.ca

Jenny said...

I would like to enter. Thanks

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

northernmama-northerngirl said...

I am now a follower
northern_mama@yahoo.ca

Jenny said...

Both these books would make for a nice read

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Jenny N. said...

I already follow your blog

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Belladonna1975 said...

I would love to read disappearance!

Thanks!

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celi.a said...

Is Disappearance magical realism? It sounds surreal and lovely. I'd love to be entered.

celi.a said...

+1 I follow.

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

celi.a said...

+1 I also follow on twitter. @celialarsen.

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Luvdaylilies said...

I follow~
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Beth said...

Both books would be great to own!
Thanks!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

kalea_kane said...

I won Off Season elsewhere, but I would really love to win Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos. Please enter me.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I follow your blog.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am also a Twitter follower (kellyblackwell)

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debs Desk said...

I would love to be inlcuded in your giveaway for Off Season.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

tashiana said...

please enter me thanks
tashiluvsu@live.com

tashiana said...

im a follower
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Sandee61 said...

This is my first time at your blog and definately not my last. Really enjoying the book reviews and I would love to be entered in your book giveaway. I love Anne Rivers Siddon, and the other book sounds great too. I'm a passionate reader, and love finding new authors to read. Thank you!

SandyG

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I would love to be entered for Off Season; I actually already have (and am about to read) The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos. Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Upper West Side Writer said...

I follow your blog via Blogger; thank you again!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Upper West Side Writer said...

And I also follow you on Twitter; my username is uwsreader. Thank you so much!

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silverneon2000 said...

Either one sounds like great reads.

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silverneon2000 said...

follow and subscribe

Glenn said...

I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

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A Reader said...

I would like to enter for both.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

Dina said...

I already have Off Season, reading it right now - it's wonderful! So I'd like a chance to win the second book, please. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Dina said...

Follow you.

Dina said...

Follow you on twitter (aitmama).

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win these books!
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Marjorie said...

Both book reviews sound awesome, please count me in.

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Heather said...

Enter me pretty pretty please!

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Heather said...

Blog follower!

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Heather said...

Twitter follower!

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jediqueenchelle said...

Both books sounds great.

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

+1 Please enter me for Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos!
+1 I already am a follower
+1 I follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/lafemmereaders

Thanks!
-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

Sara said...

I'd love to win DOIDS.

Thanks
Skkmiller (at) live (dot) com

Sara said...

I'm a follower.

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