GIVEAWAY: The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen

When a bird flies into a window in Spring Green, Wisconsin, sisters Milly and Twiss get a visit. Twiss listens to the birds' heartbeats, assessing what she can fix and what she can't, while Milly listens to the heartaches of the people who've brought them. These spinster sisters have spent their lives nursing people and birds back to health.

But back in the summer of 1947, Milly and Twiss knew nothing about trying to mend what had been accidentally broken. Milly was known as a great beauty with emerald eyes and Twiss was a brazen wild child who never wore a dress or did what she was told. That was the summer their golf pro father got into an accident that cost him both his swing and his charm, and their mother, the daughter of a wealthy jeweler, finally admitted their hardscrabble lives wouldn't change. It was the summer their priest, Father Rice, announced that God didn't exist and ran off to Mexico, and a boy named Asa finally caught Milly's eye. And, most unforgettably, it was the summer their cousin Bett came down from a town called Deadwater and changed the course of their lives forever.

Rebecca Rasmussen's masterfully written debut novel is full of hope and beauty, heartbreak and sacrifice, love and the power of sisterhood, and offers wonderful surprises at every turn. [via GoodReads]

I'm so thrilled about this giveaway!!!

A few days ago I received a huge box at home and when I opened it, I found not one, not even five, but ten (yes, ten!) beautiful, shiny finished copies of Rebecca Rasmussen's The Bird Sisters (throws confetti and toots horn).  I was so excited that I instantly tweeted Rebecca just in case they reached me by error.  But nope, they're mine to giveaway.  So woo-woo, you guys are in luck!

Rules: All I ask for an entry into the giveaway is that you guys drop a quick hello and send some good luck vibes on her debut novel, to my dear friend, Rebecca.  You can tweet her or visit her blog at these links.

This contest is open internationally! Winners will be drawn Tuesday, April 12 - the day of the book's release.  

Luck, y'all!


Katie said...

this looks so fantastic! I gave her some comment-love.

Rebecca Rasmussen said...

Oh Nely -- you are the sweetest honey! I am so thankful to you and so excited! Let me know if you need any help from me darlin'! XOX

XXXX said...

Can't wait for this one, Miss Rebecca. Wishing you all the bestselling juju's I can muster, honey!


Southern Fried Fictionista said...

Can't wait for this one, Miss Rebecca. Wishing you all the bestselling juju's I can muster, honey!


Southern Fried Fictionista said...

If I knew how to delete my old blogger account, I'd delete my duplicate comment. Sorry. :(

But, yay for the fab giveaway!!

Zoë said...

SO excited, this is a fantastic giveaway and a wonderful sounding book. I left a comment on a recent blog for the lovely author :)


Rebecca Rasmussen said...

Thank you all so much! I hope you are having a fabulous day!

ArtemisG said...

Book has very interesting story and the cover is amazing.
Good Luck !!!

carla said...

I left a note on Rebecca's site to wish her well.
I think this sounds like an interesting story with the 2 sisters and the animals. I used to try to save the birds that crashed into the windows when i was a kid.

cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wow! Cool. It doesn't sound like my thing but I LOVE the cover :)
Great contest!
(not an entry)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow! Fantastic giveaway of a FANTASTIC book! Don't enter me in the giveaway - I read it :) Just want your followers to know it's a wonderful novel.

GeekGirl said...

This looks like a really good book! Good luck to the author!


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I commented at her site. 10 copies I'm amazed and sooo jealous way lucky getting author love like that.

Claudia said...

I left a comment on Rebecca's site. This book really does look great. Thank you for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Yeah!!! I can't wait to read this! I have had it on my amazon wishlist for forever and cannot wait to read it! I sent her some love on her Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bird-Sisters/330935178758?ref=sgm&sk=wall#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150155780283759&id=541104522). Thanks for the cook giveaway!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Ah, you are a good friend!

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I left some comment love. ;)

Jennifer said...



I've been seeing a lot of debut authors around recently (something I'm sure isn't uncommon) with books that sounds, basically, amazing!

The Bird Sisters is something I have to read!

Thanks for the giveaway! (:


Myra C said...

The book sound great, thanks for the giveaway! I left a comment on Rebecca's blog.

myra0502 AT yahoo DOT com

A Musing Mother said...

I can't wait until you pick me! I dropped a hello on the blog!

- nancy

buddyt said...

Sounds like everybody had a very busy summer in 1947 !

Great giveaway.

Please enter me and thanks for opening it to worldwide entries.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

jpetroroy said...

How nice and generous! I left a comment.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I left best wishes on Rebecca's site and thank you for such a super review that I would love to read the whole book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

DarcyO said...

Looks great! I left a comment on Rebecca's blog. What a great giveaway!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Ruthie said...

I will be out of the country w/o internet access next week but I liked her on FB & wished her luck!

Meredith said...

Oh yay! This book looks FANTASTIC! I'm always up for some historical fiction!


Charleydog said...

I posted on her blog.

Sounds like a great story.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Thank you for the link to Rebecca's blog. I left a comment on her blog wishing her much success. I am anxious to read this book as I have been to Spring Green, Wisconsin many times. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.


nfmgirl said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I commented on her blog:

Thanks for the chance!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Tore923 said...

I liked her on facebook. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Linda said...

Hi Rebecca!

Thanks for sending so many books to Nely to share with us in a giveaway! We all love you and wish you the best! Can't wait to read the book!
Thanks for entering me in the giveaway, Nely!

Carol N Wong said...

I left a comment on her blog with congratulations and and a comment on the bird part of the story.


LuAnn said...

I stopped by Rebecca's blog. I hope she does well with her new book. I know I'd love to read it.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

____ said...

I'm about to finish my own copy of TBS, so please don't enter me. I just wanted to say how amazing Rebecca is and how much I love, love, love Twiss and Milly! Great giveaway and I'm sending vibes of positive energy and good fortune to Rebecca for her release date! :)

katie skeoch said...

comment love left & good luck to the author! Love the blog & thanks for the giveaway xx

Kulsuma said...

Thank you for the international giveaway! This sounds like a great book!

I commented here:


Dinda said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!!
I left a comment on Rebecca's blog. This book sounds great.

Nikita said...

Amazing Giveaway! Thanks! I left a comment on Rebecca's site too. And I am also her follower on Twitter. Please count me in. The book looks really amazing! :-)


christine said...

Thanks for the link her blog. Some great stuff to look through. Love the cover of this one.

Please count me in for the giveaway (fingers crossed)!!!


Anonymous said...

For some reason I couldn't leave a message on her Twitter account. I did leave a message on her Facebook page (as Patricia Barraclough). I commented on her April 2 blog post as librarypat.
I have seen a couple of reviews/notices of this book and it sounds like something I would thoroughly enjoy. We have always been the ones in the neighborhood people brought injured or found animals to.
librarypat AT comcast DOT net

EVA SB said...

Sounds like a great book!

I tweeted


Anita Yancey said...

I visited Rebecca's blog. This sounds like a wonderful book, and I would enjoy reading it very much. Please enter me. Thanks!


mariska said...

This is great ! i would love to read this. just came back from Rebecca's blog and left a message :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

Aleetha said...

I have never seen this book but here.

Congratulations for your debut novel Rebecca. I hope I get the chance to read your work.

I tweet her

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

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Kat Salazar said...

Congratulations for your debut novel Rebecca! I am going to follow you on Twitter and hopefully get a chance to review your book which first caught my eye on a GoodReads advertisement. Best of luck!

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