Thursday, September 24, 2009

CLOSED!!! The Blue Star Book Giveaway (5 Winners)

First off I must apologize for putting up a wrong book for a giveaway. I’m putting up the correct book and for those of you that already entered for the other book; I’m keeping your comments there for this book. Please forgive me for my mistake!

The book I show you today is another one you will truly enjoy! The Blue Star by Tony Earley is a sequel to “Jim the boy”, where you follow the main character Jim Glass now 17. Jim is a caring and wonderful farmer that you saw as a 10 year old in the previous book and now becoming a man.

Follow Jim on his path as he goes thru the agony of love and war. Torn between helping his widowed mother, his uncles and finding himself. The Blue Star is set in a time that is different from today but the struggles Jim faces are what many of us do when we come of age. You will truly enjoy curling up with this book.

From Publishers WeeklyThe small dramas of teenage love get caught in the crosswinds of a war in this sequel to the 2001 bestseller Jim the Boy. It's late summer 1941, and Jim Glass, now a high school senior, has an earnest, unshakable passion for classmate Chrissie Steppe. But as straightforward as his feelings are, the circumstances of his nascent romance are complex: Chrissie's family is indebted to their landlord, whose sailor son Bucky claimed Chrissie as his girl before shipping out to serve on the USS California at Pearl Harbor. Throughout Jim's fraught final year at school, he relies on the advice of his uncles, but after Pearl Harbor is bombed, they can't protect him from the war's toll. Questions of patriotism, sexuality and poverty weave their way into a narrative that's deceptive in its simplicity: the growing pains that Jim and his friends experience pack a startling emotional punch. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Enjoy I can't wait to share it with 5 of you!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Blue Star

by Tony Earley

Thank you to Hachette Book Group for this wonderful book, I had an amazing time curling up and reading it!

BUY IT: Paperback price is $23.99 but currently Amazon has The Blue Star for $16.31!

WIN IT: Hachette Book Group has offered 5 of my readers The Blue Star paperback book for them to enjoy also. 1st Entry MUST be done before any of the extra entries. Comment on if you've read any of Tony Earley books? If yes let me know what's your favorite I would love to read another of his and dying to know where to start (there is a ton I can't wait to read more).

EXTRA ENTRIES - Do as many as you like just leave a separate comment for EACH:

  1. Follow my blog
  2. Have my button up on your site
  3. Subscribe via email (2 Extra Entries)
  4. Follow me on Network Blogs (on the right side) links you to facebook feeds (3 Extra Entries)
  5. Enter my O Yikes Giveaway & 10% Off Coupon Code by 9/27/09
  6. Enter my Off Season Book Giveaway 5 Winners by 9/27/09
  7. Enter my Garden Clogs/Jollys Gardening Shoes (9/27/09) by 9/27/09
  8. Enter my Swedish Designs Pan Holder Giveaway Retail $62.00 by 10/8/09
  9. Blog about the giveaway (3 Extra Entries)
  10. Post on Facebook and leave me a link (3 Extra Entries)
Giveaway ends 10/4/09 Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win. No Post Office Boxes.

91 comments:

  1. Happy Saturday. I have been taking pictures of my fun weekend and hope to get them up with the little one goes to bed.

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  2. I follow you and I wanted you to know that I just gave you an award on my blog! Yay!

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  3. Wow, why haven't I heard of this author before? Reading the description I was sure I had read something of his, since that is the type of book I love. But looking on his web site, nope. Thanks for helping find a new author to read. I'll start with one of his others probably, Right as Rain. Since for sure I'm going to win this one. LOL

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  4. I haven't read any of his books yet, but this is one I am really interested in. I first heard of him a couple months ago in giveaways and I think I'd love his books. I'd also like to the "The Way Home".

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  6. I have not read any by this author but this sounds like a good read
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  7. I subscribe by email entry 1
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  9. I've never read any other books, but I'm excited to start now! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I entered your Jumpstart Giveaway!

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  11. I entered the Belli Skincare Giveaway!

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  12. I entered the My Tot Clock Giveaway!

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  13. I entered the The Bourne Deception Audio Book Giveaway!

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  14. I follow your blog!

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  15. I've not read any of his books before...

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  16. I have not read any George Pelecanos books. I know my husband would love them.

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  17. Oh yes I am following you, by now I feel like a stalker!

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  18. I have never read any of this authors books. Have you read any books by Patricia Cornwell...they are GREAT and hard to put down also..

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  19. You need to delete this comment.

    If only I could lose some weight as I jump through the hoops of your giveaways. (It's fun)

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  20. I have not read any of his books yet. A number of them look riveting. Besides the giveaway book, I'd also especially like to read A Firing Offense!

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  21. I follow.

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  22. # 1 I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  23. # 2 I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  24. Sounds like a good book, count me in.

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  25. I have your button on my cool new blog button roll.

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  26. Never read any of this author's books.......but I sure would love to!

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  27. follow, follow, follow......even though sometimes it takes me awhile to catch up!.....lol.......

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  28. I entered the off season book giveaway!

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  29. No, I have not read any of Tony Earley books to date.

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  30. I haven't read any of his books yet.
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  31. I follow your blog
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  32. I entered your garden clogs giveaway
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  33. He's a brand new author to me so no help here. I have read reviews on this book and so would like to read it. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I'm a new reader to his books. :)

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  35. Nope I have not read anything by Tony Earley before. I have never even heard of him.

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  36. I follow the blog


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  37. I have your button on my site: sweetqt.wordpress.com


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  38. I follow you on facebook network blogs (evelyn d)

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  40. I follow you on facebook network blogs (evelyn d)

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  41. I subscribe via email

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    I blogged: entry 1

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    I blogged: entry 2

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    I blogged: entry 3

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  46. I entered the Swedish Designs Pan Holder Giveaway

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  47. I have not read any of his books but would love to. This one sounds very good.

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  48. I subscribe
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  49. I am in your networked blogs -
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  50. I entered the swedish designs giveaway
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  51. No, I haven't read any of Tony Earley books
    would love to read this one
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  52. I follow blog
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  53. I subscribed via email
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  55. Oh look, here I am! Nopers, I've never read one of his books. Wanna fix that?

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  56. I almost forgot about the swedish pan giveaway entry.

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