Saturday, October 3, 2009

Once In A Blue Moon


I just finished reading a great book, Once In A Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge. The book tells the story of sisters Lindsay and Kerrie Ann. As we learn in the prologue, they were separated at a young age, when they were placed in foster care because their mother was arrested and sent to prison. Fast forward twenty some years and we learn that they are still leading their separate lives. Lindsay has tried to find her sister, but Kerrie Ann, so young when they were separated, didn't even know she had a sister until her lawyer unearths it. The author does an excellent job of building the characters in the first two chapters, helping the reader learn more about who they are and what the influences in their lives have been. Then, the story unfolds as it explores their relationship as they fall in and out of love and face major life issues.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I stayed up later than I should have on more than one occasion, because I wanted to read just one more chapter. Ms Goudge tells such a wonderful story with characters that you feel drawn to, you can't help but want to find out what happens next. I love a good page turner.

This was the first book that I read by Eileen Goudge, but now I can't wait to check out more of her books. I learned over on her website that she has 16 other books...so I have a lot of catching up to do.

You can learn more about Eileen and her books at her website. You can also Fan her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

Once In A Blue Moon becomes available on Tuesday, October 6. I had the opportunity to receive an advanced copy for review through One2One Network.

Update!!!

Turns out, I have the opportunity to give away one copy of the book I read as well as a copy of Woman in Red. You can enter here to win a copy of Once In a Blue Moon and Woman in Red.

How to enter:

Primary entry - Leave a comment with your favorite author and your favorite book (not necessarily the same).

Bonus entries -
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Giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, October 13th at 9 pm Eastern. Winner will be selected using a random number generator. Winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 36 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

I did not receive any compensation for this post, but did receive an advanced copy of the book to read and review.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love Nicholas Sparks and The Notebook is the best he's written!

amanda.townsend2 @ gmail . com

(I was so excited to the be the first to comment I forgot my address!)

Nina Say said...

My favorite Author is Jodi Picoult, and my favorite book is one of hers, called second glance

Faerie Mom said...

My fave author is Robert Heinlein. BUT, my fave book right now is The Host by Stephanie Myers. It rocks. This looks like a great book and I would love to read it!

fivewinks said...

Favorite book: Redeeming Love
Favorite author: Beverly Lewis

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Angela said...

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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rskmom said...

I love Karen Kingsbury books. My fave is Beyond Tuesday Morning.

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Trish said...

wow this is hard I love so many authors and books. I love Karen Kingsbury and Jodi Picoult as for books its the Giving Tree the childrens book! Thanks
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Marie said...

My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks and I love the book The Wedding.

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amy said...

My favorite author is Kevin Trudeau and my favorite book is Natural Cures by him also. Thanks Godesseablu@msn.com

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Oh, that's too hard to narrow down! My favorite book is probably . . . Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (I really did love it that much) and I haven't read her in a while but I used to love Sandra Brown. Thanks for the chance!
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kalea_kane said...

My favorite author is James Patterson. I love his work. My favorite book is Gone With The Wind. I read it at least once a year. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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kalea_kane said...

I follow you on Twitter @kellyblackwell and I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/4749336293

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kalea_kane said...

I subscribe via email.

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kalea_kane said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-batch-of-giveaways.html

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kalea_kane said...

I tweeted your giveaway today. :)

http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/4779431126

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Winning Readings said...

It's hard to pick favorites!

How about John Grisham for author.

White Chocolate Moments for a book.

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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite is not one book, but a series. The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I love her books, they are so funny. Please enter me. Thanks!

I just became an email subscriber!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Victoria said...

Love Sophie Kinsella books! All of the shopaholic series!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Victoria

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Victoria said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Young in TX said...

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Once I read that book (to review for young nephew) I now read about 200 books a year!

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kalea_kane said...

Retweeted today:

http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/4803130098

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Amy said...

Crossing to Safety and Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner my favorite author and favorite books!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Amy said...

I'm following you on Twitter (Amestir)

I tweeted this giveaway:http://twitter.com/Amestir/status/4820780352

Aimala127@gmail.com

I'm also the Amy in the previous comment who wrote that Wallace Stegner is my favorite author - I forgot to include my email on that comment! (oops!)

hilary said...

have to say the best book i ever read in my life was ,not without my daughter , it is a book that has stayed in my mind for years m
pls enter me for this lovely prize ,i follow you as @erldo on twitter :)

hilary said...

opps meant weldo48

kalea_kane said...

Retweeted!

http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/4847604679

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