Friday

Giveaway: Stand the Storm and A Summer Affair


Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington, DC's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.

The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles--as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough--is what propels Stand the Storm and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.


Sheila Crispin Cook, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala. Sheila is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Sheila-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.

Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller.

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 7/10/09.

Good Luck!

104 comments:

MJ said...

Please count me in

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MJ said...

I follow.

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MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - Sumrthyme

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The Un-Organized Mom said...

Ohh these look good!!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I'm a follower!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I follow on twitter - unorganizedmom

The Un-Organized Mom said...

oops.. my email

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gaby317 said...

please count me in

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gaby317 said...

i follow

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elaing8 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway

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elaing8 said...

I'm a follower

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Allison said...

Please enter me! Thanks!
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Serena said...

I would love to be entered in this great giveaway. I already have one of Ellen Hilderbrand's books and was fortunate to meet her at BEA...She was lovely.

thanks for the chance.

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Serena said...

I follow you in google reader.

Serena said...

I also follow you on twitter.

Serena said...

I've popped the giveaway in my sidebar for you.

cqueen2 said...

thanks....

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

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Shon said...

Please include me in The Summer Affair contest. Thanks!

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Shon said...

I also subscribe to your blog. Does that count too?

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scottsgal said...

I'd love to read A Summer Affair - please count me in
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scottsgal said...

already a follower/subscriber

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Mermaid2x said...

I'd love a chance to win these books. Both are well reviewed!

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Mermaid2x said...

Follower. (rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
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Patti said...

I would love to win these books.

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Patti said...

I am a follower.

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Dixie said...

I'd love to win Stand The Storm.

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Dixie said...

I follow this blog.
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Dixie said...

I follow you on twitter as southrngrl.
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Heather said...

Enter me pretty please!
xoxo

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Heather said...

Blog follower!

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Heather said...

Twitter follower!

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Victoria said...

oooh! These look good! Please enter me!

Thank you!
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BellsforStacy said...

I've seen this around! I'd definitely like to be entered to win.

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BellsforStacy said...

I'm a follower ... so two entries for me!

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BellsforStacy said...

I follow on twitter. Thanks for doing this!

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Jackie said...

These both sound like good reads. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Jackie said...

I follow

Esme said...

These both seem good. Thanks for the giveaway.

Veens said...

wow, some really lovely books!!!!
I am so sad I can't enter@!

Aimala said...

Hi! I'd love to win these books! I'm also a follower!

Thank you!
Amy
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Aimala said...

Oops, I didn't realize I neded to leave seperate comments!

I'm a new follower!

Amy
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Emma said...

Stand the storm and a summer affair both sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway thank you. augustlily06((at)aim(dot)com Thanks so much for the giveaway.

canadiangiveaways said...

sounds great - count me in too!

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow


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etirv said...

Please enter me for both books, thanks!
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etirv said...

I subscribe via google reader!

etirv said...

I follow you on twitter!

Dina said...

Two fun reads!!

Dina said...

I follow.

Dina said...

I follow on twitter (aitmama)

Beth said...

Please enter me - sound like very good books!
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CherylS22 said...

Please enter me for "A Summer Affair".

Thanks,
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CherylS22 said...

I follow.

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win either of these books!
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heatherzilla said...

Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Sheila DeChantal said...

I will follow you!

Twitter follower. :)

Sheila DeChantal said...

I would love to win these books! Thanks for offering the contest!

Marjorie said...

What a generous giveaway, thank you very much. Please count me in.

LoveMyCoffee said...

I'd love to win these two books. Count me in

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I follow.

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Kaye said...

Throw my name in the hat. These books look fantastic. Thanks!
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Kaye said...

I'm a new follower

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Glenn said...

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

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Kath said...

Please enter me into this contest. Thanks.

Sue said...

These look great! Thanks for sharing~

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ChristyJan said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.

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ChristyJan said...

I follow

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Amanda said...

I would love to win this. I've had A Summer Affair on my to-read list for a few months.

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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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drey said...

I'd love to be entered, but I only want A Summer Affair (already have Stand the Storm). Thank you!

sharon54220 said...

I would love to win both, but especially Stand the Storm.

Thanks for another great giveaway.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.

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sharon54220 said...

I am a Twitter follower also

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Pam said...

Thanks so much. I'd love to be entered.

Thanks.
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Pam said...

I follow!

Thanks.
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Sammie said...

Please count me into your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Sammie said...

I am a follower.

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Sara said...

Thanks for the contest.

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Sara said...

I'm nopw a follower!

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holdenj said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! Please count me in!

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Marjorie said...

An awesome giveaway, I would like
a chance to win, I subscribe.
Many thanks for the giveaway.

robin_titan said...

Both sound great!

Shawna said...

Both books are just perfect ;o)
I am a follower/Fan
Shawna Lewis
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Shawna said...

I follow on google
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Shawna Lewis

Jenny said...

I would like to enter. Thanks

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Jenny said...

I follow your blog

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northernmama-northerngirl said...

I would love both theser books!
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northernmama-northerngirl said...

I follow!
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okbolover said...

Nice giveaway! thanks
Although, I'd prefer Stand the Storm pls.

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I'm following you on twitter (sensitivemuse)

nfmgirl said...

I'd love both of these books. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I am following

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nfmgirl said...

I follow on Twitter-- nfmgirl

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dag888888 said...

I would like to be entered!

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Follower!!!!

Lee said...

This sounds like a good book.Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in

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Lee said...

I follow your blog

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cherdon said...

Please enter me in this great giveaway. Thank you kindly

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cherdon said...

I am a follower

Hoping I am lucky enough to be one of the lucky winners.

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Good luck to you all

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