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Monday, June 15, 2009

Giveaway - Stand the Storm, Breena Clark

I am please to announce this Giveaway. I think this is going to be a terrrific read. I am reading this one with my book club this summer. Any knitters out there? Keep following my notes on this one as I have heard there is some really interesting knitting content in this one. Can you just imagine how excited that makes me?

Check out the reading guide here.

Book Information:

Even though former slaves Annie Coats and her son Gabriel have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice--to the extent that Annie secretly recalls her days on the plantation with fondness. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives--with Gabriel, a tailor, producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians, and Annie, a seamstress and laundress, catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes--is supposed to be a safe haven, a "promised land" for former slaves, but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.

In fact, the city's own emancipation efforts in 1862 serve only to compromise the Coats family's status, putting Gabriel's three young daughters (each of them born free of free parents) at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses' former master. The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses rise their daily battles--as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist other former slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they struggle to love each other enough--is what fuels this novel and makes its tragic denoument so devastating.

Check out the Author's site here

Giveaway Details/Rules
To get an entry into the random drawing for this book. Please reply to this post with your email address.

Yes.. if you want additional entries you must tweet, follow, post or share the news of the giveaway. I am not picky. How about 5 entries for you if you do this? Let me know, put it in one post.. Or not.. I am not picky.

Giveaway to run June 15th - June 26th. Winners announced June 27th

US and Canada only.
No P.O. Boxes.

Thank you Valerie from Hachette Book Group for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway.


bermudaonion said...

Please enter me! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

Please count me in.

I follow.

Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hi Tina!

I would like to enter (you know I am a knitter and crocheter).
I did post about your contest.
The book sounds real good.

Bonnie said...

This sounds great and I love books with knitting content!


I'm adding the giveaway to my side bar under Other blog giveaways.

Anonymous said...

I've heard of this; it sounds really fascinating! Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Valorie said...

Sounds like good historical fiction to me!

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/06/15/book-giveaways-0615-0621/


Jo-Jo said...

Please enter me in your contest Toni.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

sharon54220 said...

This really sounds like a good book. Please enter me.


sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.


Pam said...

I'd love to win this.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Sandra K321 said...

This type of book, historical fiction, is my favorite. please include me in the drawing.

Sandra K321 said...

I am now following your blog.

Annie1 said...

I'd love to read this book!

I follow you

I Tweeted

I posted this on my Facebook page



nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I'd love to be included in the giveaway. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

Julie said...

I would love a chance to win, thanks~

I follow

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I would love to win this book.

Minding Spot said...

Sounds great! I'd like entered for a chance or two please :)

I also follow!

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Dixie said...

This sounds so good. I'd love to win.
I follow this blog.
I shared on twitter.


Gaby317 said...

please count me in!

i'm a follower too

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

CatCrazy7 said...

I love other books by this author so have been looking forward to this one.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

CatCrazy7 said...

I follow you. (rubymoon/Ally/Blogger)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

Would love to read this.


Anna said...

I'd love to be entered. Thanks! Curious about the knitting content...


I'll post this in my sidebar.

Diary of an Eccentric

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Sounds like an interesting read.
I would love to win this awesome
giveaway. Thank you.

Nicole said...

Sounds like a good book. I follow.

Anonymous said...

Not entering as I have the book. Just stopped by to say hello and check out your blog. Looks great. Looking forward to reading this book with you and the group.


Lee said...

Sounds like a fun book to read. Please enter me.

Debbie said...

I would love to have this book. It sounds just like the kind I enjoy!

Gaby317 said...

i'm posting a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar


gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Belinda M said...

Please include me in the giveaway

I follow your blog

I have posted your giveaway here



Cindy said...

This sounds like a great book! Please count me in.

Yes, I knit and crochet.

I follow your blog.

I also subscribe by email.

I follow you on Twitter. I tweet about your blog and giveaways and will do so again this week. My username is Soccermom213

Thank you for the great giveaways!


Wanda :) said...

This sounds like such a compelling read, please enter my name for a chance to win, thanks!

I follow and will post!


Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this book. And now I'm a follower too!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great read! Please enter me.
bthgordon at yahoo dot com

Luanne said...

Oh enter me please. this sounds really good. I'm intrigued by the quilt blocks in the cover as well.

and I'm a follower and subscriber

Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds interesting. Would love to read it.


nomadreader said...

I'd love to win!

Margot said...

If it has knitting in it, I will read it. This one actually sounds very good even if it didn't have knitting in it.
Enter me: margotDOTpeckATgmailDOTcom

Sammie said...

I would love to have the chance to read this book. I am a follower and a subscriber via google reader.

SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

Joyce Cortez said...

count me in...would love to have it! thanks, frumosajoyce@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway.


LoveMyCoffee said...

Please enter me. I subscribe by RSS


Emma said...

"Stand the Storm" by Breena Clark sounds wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

Lisanne624 said...

Love historical fiction! I'd enjoy reading this one!

Laura said...

Please enter me.

Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

I'd like to read this book. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I would like to enter.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged:

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

heatherzilla said...

Sounds like a good book. Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

L said...

Enter me please!

I posted a link on sidebar: