Thursday, April 30, 2009


You know what time it is...


The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by Joshhilyn Jackson
I haven't recieved my review copy of this one yet so this description is from Barnes and Noble:
Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty. Coming from a family with a literal skeleton in their closet, she's developed this talent all her life, whether helping her willful mother to smooth over the reality of her family's ugly past, or elevating humble scraps of unwanted fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her sister Thalia, an impoverished "Actress" with a capital A, is her opposite, and prides herself in exposing the lurid truth lurking behind life's everyday niceties. And while Laurel's life was neatly on track, a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in lovely suburban Victorianna, everything she holds dear is thrown into question the night she is visited by an apparition in her bedroom. The ghost appears to be her 14-year-old neighbor Molly Dufresne, and when Laurel follows this ghost , she finds the real Molly floating lifeless in her swimming pool. While the community writes the tragedy off as a suicide, Laurel can't. Reluctantly enlisting Thalia's aid, Laurel sets out on a life-altering investigation that triggers startling revelations about her own guarded past, the truth about her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

5 Copies up for Grabs courtesy of Valerie at Hatchette Book Group
US and Canada Only please no po boxes
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Winner will be announced May 8th.
That's it!
I plan on reviewing this one, along with Made in the USA by Billie Letts in the next couple weeks as I recieve my copies. I think both of them would make good additions to the Chic book group on goodreads.

Made in the USA by Billie Letts
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Holly said...

I am a follower! I have been dying to get my hands on the girl who stopped swimming!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Congrats to all the winners and thanks for explaining how to post the link in the sidebar (chic book chick)! It's on mine now :)

tina werner said...

please enter me! i'm a follower too!

JJ said...

Hi, I saw your posting at Hachette - Book Blogs. I am a member too.
Happy TGIF! :)

Laurie said...

Hi! I'm a follower too! Please enter me to win. This book has been brought to my attention several times and I haven't gotten my hands on a copy of it yet!

Kate said...

I'm a follower would love to win!

Scully Love Promo said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and I would really love to read this book! My email address is and I will blog about your blog asap! How's that? :-)

Wishing you all the best,

Becky W. said...

Hey! I have a chic button! Check it out!.

Becky W. said...

I listened to the audio version of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. It was one of my favorite books of 2008. I really liked it!

LuAnn said...

I am follower and I'd love to win!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, I wish I didn't have that PO Box thing happening... I adored gods in Alabama.

Thanks for the e-mail, darling. I've got this listed at Win a Book.

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to get this for awhile now, and hopefully I do!

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm already a follower.

Anonymous said...

I put your button on my sidebar!

Ashley Newell said...

Aww, I won! How cool! Please enter me for this one too!

actressangel @ gmail

Unknown said...

Hey! Thanks for the free book!

Ashley Newell said...

I put your button into my sidebar!

I'm gonna put this on Facebook too, I have LOTS of friends that love to read on there!

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!


Kitten22 said...

I'm a follower.


Unknown said...

I'd like to win this book

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Unknown said...

I'm a follower

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KR said...

I'd love this.


KR said...

+2 follower


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Nikki in Niagara said...

I'd love to be entered. Email in my profile.


Jeanne said...

Yes Yes Yes Amy. You gots the email. I love the new blinkie and updated to that one. And talked your latest giveaway up on todays post.

CherylS22 said...

Would love to win this book - please count me in!


Anonymous said...

I will be is my email:

Sage Ravenwood said...

Please enter me in this drawing. I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks! Indigo

Sage Ravenwood said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks! Indigo

Jackie said...

I am a follower-Jackie

Dixie said...

Hope I'm not too late to toss my tiara in the ring for this one.
I'm a follower too.
Thanks for picking me as a random chick!

Kristen said...

I'd love to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

whitreidsmama (at) yahoo (dot) com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.

Sarah said...

Adding to my summer reading list.

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Anonymous said...

I too am throwing my name into the hat for this great book. Thanks for the giveaway.


Jessica said...

I'm following you now!

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

Hmmmm...sounds interesting. I'd like to read it.
hollyvangogh at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

Looks like a good read!
Thanks for the chance to win it!

Kelly said...

I'm also a follower!

DG said...

thanks for the chance! :)


janetfaye said...

1. I follow.

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janetfaye said...

2. I follow.

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Anonymous said...

I finally got your button on my site. Have a great weekend. :)

Katrina said...

i would love love love to read this

nikon said...

please enter me! i'm a follower too!