Friday, May 7, 2010

Book Giveaway: Two Young Adult, One Women's Fiction

The notion has hit me, and I can't ignore it. Time for another giveaway!
Many of my followers read and/or write YA fiction, and I know some of you have kids who'd enjoy these titles. Check 'em out!
Willow Run
by Patricia Reilly Giff
new paperback, Yearling
this may actually be Middle Grade?
Back cover copy:
Margaret "Meggie" Dillon's life in Rockaway, New York, has been turned upside down by World War II. Her older brother, Eddie, is fighting in Europe. And she's heard that anywhere but Rockaway, her grandpa would be turned in because he's German and might be a spy. But Grandpa became a loyal American citizen long ago. Could he be taken away?
Meanwhile, Meggie's father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he'll work in a factory, building planes. Meggie is sad about leaving Grandpa and her best friend, Lily, but she tells herself that Willow Run will be an adventure.
There Meggie meets Patches and Harlan, other kids from far-off places whose parents have come to do their part in the war. And she faces questions about courage, and what it takes to go into battle--like Eddie--and to keep hope alive on the home front.
Once Upon a Time: Midnight Pearls
(A Retelling of The Little Mermaid)
by Debbie Viguie
new paperback, Simon Pulse
Back cover copy:
In a quiet fishing village seventeen years ago, one lone fisherman rescued a child from the sea. He and his wife raised the girl, Pearl, as their own daughter, never allowing themselves to wonder long about where she came from--or notice her silver hair, unusually pale skin, and wide, dark blue eyes.
Pearl grows from a mysterious child into an unusual young woman, not always welcomed in the village. As all the other girls her age find husbands, she has only one friend to ease her loneliness. One very special, secret companion: Prince James.
But their friendship is shaken when trouble erupts in the kingdom--a conspiracy against the royal family combines with an evil enchantment from beneath the sea. Now, just when Pearl and James need each other most, bewitching magic and hints about Pearl's past threaten to tear them apart... forever.
And now, because YA isn't my niche but women's fiction is, here's a third title!
Flirting With Pete
by Barbara Delinsky
like-new (read by me) hardcover, Scribner
Janna's dust, no extra charge!
Barbara Delinsky has written many bestselling novels over the past two decades, including Searching for Peyton Place, An Accidental Woman, The Woman Next Door, and Coast Road.
For this book's summary (which is too expansive for this already-long post), see here.
To be entered for this giveaway, leave a comment with your title preference. If you're interested in more than one, just say so (you can only win one, though). At contest's end--next Tuesday, May 11th, 8pm CST--I'll categorize names and hold three separate drawings. Giveaway Guy (my hubs) will draw our winning names, which will be announced in Wednesday's post.
Good luck! And have a lovely weekend. :)


Melanie Hooyenga said...

Ooh! Ooh! *raises hand*

Midnight Pearl!!

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh yes, pick me! :) I'd love to win the first one. But really would be more than happy to win any. They all sound like great books. Thanks for the reviews. :)

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Hey, I'm selfish, I want to be entered for ALL.

Thanks, Janna.

Unknown said...

How did I not know about the retelling of The Little Mermaid story???? I thought I knew all mermaid stories. Must.Have. Midnight. Pearls.

The others sound great too but I'm hoping the mermaid gods grace me with good luck and let me win THAT book. :)

Awesome contest.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Any of them. All of them. You know me, I'm not picky. I wanted to tell you a friend is going to lend me The Art of Racing in the Rain to read here soon. Very excited.

~ Wendy

Jessica Nelson said...

Yay, a giveaway! :-) Have a great weekend!

Slamdunk said...

Best wishes to your contestants. I'll have to wait for the prizes that include more scratching and body odor.

Have a good weekend.

WendyCinNYC said...

Willow Run! Willow Run!

My daughter would love it!

Jan Cline said...

Yes, Willow Run for me. I love, love the cover and title.

Anne said...

I think my comment got eaten up somehow. So, I'll try, try again. :)
Flirting With Pete by Barbara D. If I win. *Fingers, toes, eyes crossed*

Angie Muresan said...

Both Willow Run and Midnight Pearl sound interesting, and of course, who would say no to women's fiction.

myletterstoemily said...

those each look intriguing and
wonderful. good luck to the
lucky winner.

Lisa Dovichi said...

*jumps up and down* I wanna be entered for both of the YA's. They both sound great!!

Jeanette Levellie said...

How genrerous of you!

I'd love Willow Run. I'll read it first, then pass on to my granddaughter.



Robin said...

I have already read FIGHTING WITH PETE. I like B. Delinksy. I didn't know that you read her books. I love books on CD. Of course, all of my books have been in storage since my move 3 years ago (uggh) and I am not sure any of them are going to be fit to read when I finally pull them out (dust mold mildew). I am dreading it. Still, I will just submit for the other two and cross fingers. xxx.

vvb32 reads said...

midnight pearls sounds like a good one. i like the mermaid theme.

AnnotatedLA said...

I love Flirting with Pete. Such an amazing story.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love to be entered in the drawing! Willow Run would be my first choice, but I'd be happy to win anything! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Ooh, I would love Midnight Pearl! Sounds awesome! Thanks for having the contest!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'd love to have Willow Run. Thanks for the opportunity, Janna!

Have a great weekend! :-)

Unknown said...

Very curious about Midnight Pearls. I LOVE The Little Mermaid! :)

Deb Shucka said...

I'm not feeling a need for any of these books but wanted to say that Patricia Reilly Giff is one of my favorite authors - her books were ones my students loved as well. What a cool thing you're doing, Janna.

mindy said...

they all sound wonderful and i would be happy with any of them thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

wendy wallach said...

Yeah they all sound good so go for it! All three!

madamerkf at aol dot com

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Unknown said...

Cool giveaway! I'm in! All three sound amazing, so I have no preference :)

I left you an award on my blog today!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!!

Robin said...


Susan said...

willow run, I would choose that. Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

Willow Run. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Happy Mother's Day!


Mia J. said...

I would like to be entered for willow run please.

Capri K @ No Whining Allowed said...

I live VERY close to Willow Run! The airport is still there!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh how wonderful! I love books... LOVE LOVE LOVE books!

Kara said...

Wow, how nice! Well, they all look good to me:)

Anonymous said...

I love giveaways. I think Midnight Pearls looks like an interesting read.

EVA SB said...

I would like to read Willow Run

The other book sound interesting but this is more my type of read.

Victoria Dixon said...

Oooh, the women's fic or Pearls sound good. ;D

I popped over from Lydia Kang's site to say, "Hello!"

degood said...

Oh, Willow Run sounds like one that my daughter and I would both enjoy.