Thursday, November 19, 2009

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

BY LISA DALE

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it.
Lana Biel has always wanted to shake the dust of Vermont off her feet and see the world, one exotic country after another. But when a lighthearted spring fling changes her life forever, she turns to the one man whose strong shoulders can lighten any burden: her best friend, Eli Ward. Eli has always been there for Lana--after all, that's what best friends do. But Lana isn't the only one hiding something. Eli is keeping secrets of his own that threaten their relationship. Yet as summer turns to fall, new desires awaken between them, even as old fears tear them apart. Then, when another Vermont winter fills the valleys with snow, Eli and Lana are given the chance for an adventure greater than they ever dreamed possible...and a love that will last for all time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A lifelong bookworm, Lisa Dale is a firm believer that there are few things in life better than curling up with a novel and a cup of tea. Lisa Dale worked in publishing for a number of years before earning her MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A former assistant editor of The Literary Review and nominee for Best New American Voices 2010, Lisa lives and writes in Northern New Jersey. For book trailers and excerpts you can visit Lisa's personal Web site, www.lisadalebooks.com. Or you can join the conversation on www.bookanatomy101.com, a blog where Lisa dissects, scrutinizes, and otherwise tinkers with "how books work." Lisa loves chatting with readers and writers, so log on and say hi!
REVIEW:

With two sisters in Vermont and both with different dreams and agendas, you know there is going to be trouble in this romantic, emotional modern tale. However, I thought at times it reminded me of George Bailey in "It's A Wonderful Life". Lana Biel wanted to travel and leave to see the world but winds up staying behind long enough to take care of his sister Karin, who only wants one thing and that is a baby of her own. As you see it coming, Lana has a night of bad decisions, it is she who winds up pregnant and all their lives will never be the same. Lana turns to her best friend, Eli, who is a rock for Lana to lean on. Unfortunately, he has harbored hidden feelings for her and they only grow stronger the more he is around her. Eli comes to a point that he feels he can no longer keep it to himself while Lana frets about her situation which also includes caring for Karin who loves her wildflower farm. Will Karin wind up caring for the baby and make her happy? Will Lana finally get to see the world? OR, will Eli's true feelings come to light and turn every one's world upside down? This is a modern day tale of romance and regret, dilemma and desire. What will happen to the players? You will have to find out by reading to see just It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
FIVE COPIES OF THIS ENCHANTING
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.

RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!
HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: Go to the Hachette website here and comment on author Lisa Dale's article "Like Mother, Like Daughter" that you will find there. You can tell about something she wrote or react to something she discussed in the article.

+1 MORE ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link in your comment!

+1 MORE ENTRY: Follow on Google Connect (see left hand sidebar) or tell me how you do follow
ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 6


50 comments:

Virginia C said...

Lisa's mother will gladly talk up her daughter's success as a writer, but she refers questions about "the love scenes" back to Lisa!

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Virginia C said...

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Debbie F said...

I would imagine if I wrote a book about an overbearing mother that I would feel alittle uncomfortable letting my mother read too!
this books looks great and I would love to win! Thanks!
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Debbie F said...

I'm a follower - google Friend

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Margie said...

At some point the child becomes the parent...when the "adult questions" are to be presented to the child. And along those same lines, way in the future the child becomes the caregiver. Interesting.
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Margie said...

I follow by email subscription.
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Sandy Jay said...

I follow with Google Reader.

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Armenia said...

+1 Lisa's like my mom. Although, if I wrote something sexy and erotic in a novel, her eyeballs would be right there devouring everything. LOL

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Armenia said...

+1 Nice review and now I'm really intrigued about this book.

I am a follower

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holdenj said...

I think it's great that her mom is NOT overbearing like the character mom Lisa wrote about in her first book. And I imagine there's many romance authors out there who may have been reluctant to have mom read their first romantic scenes! Thanks for the chance to win It Happened One Night.
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holdenj said...

I'm a loyal google friend connect follower.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

interesting role reversal she had with her mother now referring "adult questions" to her.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm also a follower via Friend Connect.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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carmen alexis said...

Sounds like a very supportive mom. That's awesome. And I totally know what you mean with feeling uncomfortable. Whenever I'm watching a movie with my mom and a more sexualized scene comes on, it gets so weird. haha. Great post though. :)

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carmen alexis said...

I follow through blogger and google reader. :)

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Bethie said...

I love that her mom said she could always ask her any "adult" questions she has. Sounds like they are close.

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+1 I follow on Google friend connect.

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Martha Lawson said...

I likedthat she wouldn't let her mom read Simple Wishes until she absolutely had to!!

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Linda K said...

She is very lucky to have such a supportive mom.

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Linda K said...

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RachieG said...

GREAT ARTICLE! I thought her Mom was adorable and like my mom in many ways. :)

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RachieG said...

I'm a follower through my RSS feed :)

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g.g. said...

It was nice that she was excited to tell her mom about her book deal.

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g.g. said...

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cantabile--xx said...

I can't imagine wanting my Mum to read that either!

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cantabile--xx said...

+1 I am a google follower

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Lyoness2009 said...

Enjoyed the story about her mother. Love scenes tend to make family members nervous...but it still can make ya laugh.

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wheresmyrain said...

i always think its brave to tackle family in writing, i dont know how I would feel as daughter or mother, but liked the interview

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wheresmyrain said...

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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
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bekki1820cb said...

Her mom will talk people's ears off when it comes to the book, but tells anyone with adult ?'s to talk to her daughter. bekki1820cb@gmail.com

bekki1820cb said...

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Wanda said...

I laughed when I read how excited Lisa was when she told her mom about her book but then didn't want her to read it.

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

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Wanda said...

I am a follower through Google Friend Connect.

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Benita said...

I found out that Lisa's mother is nothing like the mother in Simple Wishes.

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Benita said...

I follow via google friend connect, and I subscribe via email.

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QLady48 said...

I can see where Lisa would be afraid her mother would think she was writing about her. Even though the mothers were NOT alike, we mom's are a paranoid bunch!!LOL!! Thanks, Sue


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QLady48 said...

I'm a follower!! Thanks, Sue



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Marie said...

I had to laugh at how she didn't want her mom to read the book even though moms are there for all the big events :-)

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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minishoes1 said...

My mom is a retired minister. There would be no way I could tell her I wrote a book with sex scenes.lol I would love to read this book! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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I already follow through google friend.jacquecurl1@gmail.com

FrankSandy said...

My mother-in-law is like her Mother. She is not over-bearing, and remains on good terms with her children. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

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Taylor P. said...

I share the feeling of not wanting my mother to read my writing! Some stuff is awkward to let someone that close to you read.

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Taylor P. said...

I am a follower on google. =)

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dsandyboy said...

Somtimes, getting along with your mother is a headache. I'm glad she doesn't have this issue.
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