Mar 23, 2010

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah Giveaway

One lucky reader of my blog, anywhere in the world, could win a signed copy of Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah courtesy of The Book Report Network and the publisher, St. Martin's Press.

I haven't had a chance to read and review this book yet, but boy does it sound enticing.  Check out this synopsis:

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother?

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya’s life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

To enter:

1.  Leave a comment about why you want to read this book.
2.  Tweet, Facebook, Blog, or otherwise spread the word and leave a comment with a link.
3.  Become the blog's Facebook fan in the left hand column, leave a comment that you did so, and receive another entry.

Deadline March 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.

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LuAnn said...

I love reading Kristin Hannah's books!

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Mystica said...

The story apart from being intriguing is also making me wonder what the story of the mothers life is. Would like to be counted in for this giveaway.


Anna said...

I'm curious about the Leningrad part of the story. I'm adding the giveaway to my sidebar.

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flowers said...

Thanks for sharing the review of Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. I found it interesting. Will order my copy soon.

Sandra K321 said...

I have read other reviews of this book and they have all liked it. I would like to know about the mother's past life and how it affected her relationships with her daughters.

Bookie said...

I want to read this because everyone keeps recommending her books to me!


Bookie said...

I became a fan on facebook.

Bookie said...

I shared it on facebook. Dawn Whalen!/profile.php?v=wall&id=100000865668343

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, I keep reading great things about Hannah's work, so I'd love to be entered to win this. milou2ster(at)

bermudaonion said...

I tweeted about the giveaway - you can see it here. milou2ster(at)

Debbie F said...

I love Kristin Hannah's books also - didnt' know this was out. Would love to read it! Thanks!

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Debbie F said...

I'm a fan on FB.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

It sounds like it has all the ingredients for a good book: family relationships, fairy tale, Russia - what could be bad? Please enter me!

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Jo-Jo said...

I want to read this one because I haven't read anything by Hannah yet but have heard great things about her books.
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Linda said...

In the past year I have read, and enjoyed, some HF that takes place in Russia. So I added Winter Garden to my wish list as soon as I heard about it. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna said...

I loved Kristin Hannah books so please enter me in your contest

misskallie2000 said...

I want to know the Mothers story. This is very intriguing and I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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misskallie2000 said...

Hannah is a new author for me and I will be adding her to my to buy list.

I am follower

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misskallie2000 said...

This sounds like a book I would love to read.

I follow via twitter(@misskallie2000)

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misskallie2000 said...

I want to know why the mother's relationship with her daughters was so strange.

I am FB fan (Brenda B. Hill)

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Sue said...

I've been hearing great things about Kristin Hannah, but haven't read her yet. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Staci said...

I want to read this because I love stories about sisters and i've always wanted one!!!!

a real librarian said...

I have read only one of Kristin Hannah's books, but absolutely loved it! I can't wait toread more!!


amandawk said...

I have heard good things about this book.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Margie said...

I like books with family drama and a touch of mystery. This one sounds good!
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Margie said...

Became a Facebook fan.
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Carol M said...

I just read my first book by Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane, and I really enjoyed it. Now I want to read more of her books! Please enter me. Thank you!
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Carol M said...


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tetewa said...

I enjoy her reads, count me in!

Pam said...

I find the mother-daughter relationship to be such a difficult, tenuous one at the best of times so when your mother is cold and disapproving, it can only make it worse. I'm curious to know what happened to make their mother the way she is and to see if their relationship changes with this knowledge...

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buddyt said...

Well after such a cliff-hanger synopsis who wouldn't want to read the book.

What happens and what is the mothers story ?

Please enter me in the giveaway.


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Jennifer L. said...

This sounds good...the secret about the mother's life has me already entralled. What could it be?
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Anonymous said...

i enjoy books by kristin hannah...thanks for the opportunity to read this one :)

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Laura said...

I'd love to win this because my mother-in-law RAVES about Kristin Hannah and is always telling me I need to pick up one of her books.

Laura said...

I tweeted:

Laura said...

I am a FB fan (Laura W____).

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about the contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Diane said...

I'd love to win this book as I've read some great reviews; thanks so much

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bookaholic said...

I want to win this book because I want to read it! And I want to read it because I find the synopsis interesting and intriguing :)

I Tweeted-
I blogged-
Posted on Facebook-!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=109192495775732&id=100000126953872&ref=nf

Thanks :)

windycindy said...

I like the family dynamics in the story line, the setting and I enjoy this author!
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Again, many thanks!

windycindy said...

Also, I am a Facebook fan of your blog.....
Merci, Cindi

Nancye said...

I would like to win this book because I love Kristin Hannah's work. The book looks really interesting too! Thanks for the chance.


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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!

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Nancye said...

Facebook Fan

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