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Giveaway: These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen

November 2, 2011

If you’ve read this blog for very long, you know I’m a huge fan of Sarah Pekkanen and her books.  I’ve been lucky enough to meet Sarah in person a few times and have read, and loved, both of her books – The Opposite of Me and Skipping a Beat.  Sarah writes women’s fiction that is full of heart and emotion.  She understands relationships and writes about them with humor and compassion.  Sarah’s third book, THESE GIRLS, will be published on April 10, 2012 and I’m giddy with excitement because she’s allowing me to give an autographed galley to one lucky reader!!  (The cover for this book hasn’t been finalized – that’s how new it is.)

About the book:

In her third novel, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen examines the lives of three women working and living together in New York City and shows that family secrets may shape us all, but it’s the rich, complicated layers of friendship that can save us. Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance. Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It’s a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated.Cate’s roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee’s weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills—despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she’s heading for real danger.Then there’s Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby—or why she left everything she once loved behind.

Pekkanen’s most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love—and find the lifeline they need in each other.

To enter to win an autographed copy of THESE GIRLS by Sarah Pekkanen, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open for US residents only.  I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Thursday, November 10, 2011.   Winner will be announced on Friday, November 11, 2011.  Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

49 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2011 8:03 am

    Wow, oh wow, oh wow

  2. November 2, 2011 8:17 am

    sounds like a good read, gl

  3. jules permalink
    November 2, 2011 8:20 am

    So excited about this giveaway … I love Sarah & her delightful books! Thanks for this opportunity. 🙂

  4. November 2, 2011 8:29 am

    I am super excited! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  5. Kathy McDonald permalink
    November 2, 2011 8:32 am

    Love Sarah’s books! The way she writes makes it easy to identify with the character, getting into their head so to speak. Can’t wait to read this one and her newest novella due out in December(? Pre-ordered it but can’t remember the exact release date).

  6. Sara D permalink
    November 2, 2011 8:32 am

    So excited for this.. .I too have read both of her books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. November 2, 2011 8:35 am

    I absolutely love Sarah’s books. They’re filled with so much heart and wisdom.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  8. Joelle permalink
    November 2, 2011 8:38 am

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  9. November 2, 2011 8:53 am

    Soooo exciting!!!

  10. November 2, 2011 9:00 am

    Just had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and picking up her last book. Thnks for always bringing us the giveaways.

  11. November 2, 2011 9:01 am

    I’m not entering only because I haven’t yet gotten to her first two! But want to!

  12. November 2, 2011 9:07 am

    I loved Skipping a Beat! Thanks for the chance to win!

    • November 2, 2011 9:41 am

      Mary, did you read The Opposite Of Me, Sarah’s first book? If not, you MUST read it!!!

  13. November 2, 2011 9:26 am

    Oh my, this does sound like an intensely interesting read, and I am so thankful that you are giving us the chance to win this one! What a great giveaway, Kathy! Thanks for hosting it!

  14. Christy Enos permalink
    November 2, 2011 9:32 am

    Sarah’s 2 books are 2 of the best I’ve read in a very long time. She’s right up there with Picoult in my book!

  15. Wanda permalink
    November 2, 2011 9:33 am

    Looking forward to reading These Girls. I loved both Skipping a Beat and the Opposite of Me. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win and read this one early!!

  16. November 2, 2011 9:40 am

    Sarah Pekkanen is, by far, my favorite author! I’ve read each of her 2 books in 2 days! I’ll definitely buy her book as soon as it comes out, but if I can win it, all the better!

  17. November 2, 2011 9:46 am

    Thanks for this giveaway! 🙂

  18. November 2, 2011 9:55 am

    How exciting! Sarah is such a sweetie, just love her. Thanks for the giveaway you two!

  19. November 2, 2011 10:04 am

    I love Sarah! How lucky that you have the first copy up for grabs.

  20. Andrea permalink
    November 2, 2011 10:12 am

    She is so awesome!!

  21. November 2, 2011 10:56 am

    I AM SO SO SO EXCITED! I am a huge Sarah Pekkanen fan!
    Thanks for such an awesome, incredible, and terrific giveaway!

  22. November 2, 2011 10:56 am

    I’ve had this author on my list but haven’t had time to look for her books, still I entered the contest. I’m an incurable optimist.

  23. Renee Taylor permalink
    November 2, 2011 11:22 am

    Excited for this opportunity. Thank you!!

  24. November 2, 2011 11:26 am

    Would love a chance to win this new book! I have been eternally drawn to ‘Skipping a Beat’ and just picked up ‘Opposite of Me’ – this would be the perfect complement to my bookshelf! Thanks for hosting…love your site!

  25. Dee permalink
    November 2, 2011 11:29 am

    Sounds like a really good read!!! can’t wait to read it!!

  26. November 2, 2011 11:41 am

    I’m in Canada, so I can’t enter for this one but I am soooooo excited for this release!!!! Yay Sarah!

  27. November 2, 2011 1:04 pm

    I’m really excited to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. November 2, 2011 1:07 pm

    Reading these comments with a huge smile on my face! Thank you all so much for your kindness.. and I truly wish I had an ARC for each of you. xoxo, Sarah

  29. November 2, 2011 1:08 pm

    Oh my! I’m so excited for this one! Sarah is amazing and I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her. Cannot wait for April!

  30. Jane Cook permalink
    November 2, 2011 2:38 pm

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I just adore Sarah, and have Skipping a Beat & The Opposite of Me (and All Is Bright!) – This is a ‘must have’.

  31. November 2, 2011 3:20 pm

    I love her books and this latest one sounds soooooooo good…

  32. November 2, 2011 4:35 pm

    What a great giveaway…maybe now I can try out this author! I’ve heard so many great things about her books…and everyone who has met her raves about how lovely she is in person too.

  33. November 2, 2011 5:21 pm

    Yesterday I saw the tease on Sarah’s facebook, and thought, oh gosh, I hope I remember to search out which blogger is giving away her book….and voila, this morning I saw this. I had to get moving to work, big evil box book store you know, and so now here I am!! Lovers of Sarah’s books will be coming out of the wood work to grab up this early galley!! I hope I win!! Sarah is so kind, and I just love her work. Thanks so much to both of you!!

  34. November 2, 2011 5:42 pm

    I also have to say “Skipping a Beat” is one of my top favs!

  35. Danielle permalink
    November 2, 2011 6:11 pm

    I am so excited to read this book! I love Sarah’s writing!

  36. Catherine permalink
    November 2, 2011 6:17 pm

    Aw nuts! What about us Canadian fans of her work? I hope you are able to extend the next contest to include us! BTW, I take it that the author of this blog has ties to Bermuda? I spent the best 4 years of my life there as a nanny and miss it every minute of every Canadian winter!!

  37. November 2, 2011 7:06 pm

    Looks like a fabulous read! Thanks for sharing it with us and giving us an opportunity to get a copy!

  38. November 2, 2011 7:23 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love this author!!

  39. November 2, 2011 7:39 pm

    awesome giveaway, Kathy and Sarah – thanks for the opportunity!

  40. November 2, 2011 8:36 pm

    I really need to read one of Sarah’s books. They sure do sound wonderful.

  41. November 2, 2011 9:19 pm

    Skipping a Beat was such a fantastic story. She does do a wonderful job of capturing relationships genuinely. Such a talented writer!

  42. gina mashai permalink
    November 2, 2011 11:07 pm

    Haven’t read any of Sarahs books yet but I would love to! I have never been to New york and I love it when an author sets their books there…..will try to find Sarahs other two books…I love finding new authors. A big THANK YOU to Laura at A Novel Review for posting on her FB PAGE!

  43. November 3, 2011 12:08 am

    You are having the best giveaways, Kathy! Thanks 🙂

  44. Heather Milliner permalink
    November 3, 2011 1:39 pm

    Thanks Sarah and the press company for the contest

  45. November 3, 2011 6:10 pm

    This one sounds great too! I even entered – completely breaking my “no new books” vow.

  46. November 4, 2011 8:30 pm

    A fellow blogger gave me Skipping A Beat to read. I’m excited to try her!

  47. November 5, 2011 1:23 pm

    This is so exciting…Congratulations to Sarah! It’s been awesome to watch how successful her career as an author has been…she works so hard and comes up with terrific books that receive rave reviews.

    Thank you Kathy and Sarah for this giveaway!

  48. November 7, 2011 6:45 pm

    Good luck entrants!

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