Sunday, May 30, 2010

MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN

BY JAMES PATTERSON
& PETER DE JONGE


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Travis McKinley's life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant. Has he really accomplished nothing of consequence in his life? One Christmas Day, Travis plays a round of golf and finds himself for the first time in the zone--playing like a pro. In astonishingly short order, Travis is catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place that changes Travis, and his family, forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1976, James Patterson's books have sold more than 170 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Peter de Jonge is the author of Shadows Still Remain and has coauthored three New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson. He has been a reporter for the Associated Press and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. His work has appeared in Best American Sports Writing, National Geographic, Harper's Bazaar, Details, and Manhattan, Inc. He lives in New York City.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO MY FRIENDS AT
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I HAVE THREE COPIES OF
THIS BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!

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97 comments:

409cope said...

I don't play golf and I don't really see the hype, but, my hubby and son do and they would love this book.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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409cope said...

This looks like a very golf-infused book that hubby would be interested in.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bookventures said...

This book sounds interesting. I would not mind giving it a try. Unfortunately i do not know much about golf but someday i would not mind trying it.

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scottsgal said...

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scottsgal said...

Wow this is set in Winnetka only 30 minutes from where I live
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scottsgal said...

I don't play golf but hubby does.
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traveler said...

I don't play golf but am interested in trying. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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traveler said...

I am captivated with this excerpt which interestes me greatly. The writing style and the introduction are quite something. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Benita said...

I don't play golf but I know about the game. Many of my relatives play golf.

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Benita said...

The excerpt is great. I love the way Patterson writes, so down-to-earth. He makes writing look simple.


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Cindy W. said...

I've played golf twice but I didn't do well. I can hit a really straight ball but I can't get the ball into the air...I guess I was only meant to play crocheit (sp).

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Cindy W. said...

MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN begins during the Christmas season. I love stories set during the Christmas holidays.

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Cindy W. said...

I am an email subscriber.

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I am a Google Friends Connect follower of your blog.

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Bethie said...

My husband plays golf. I took lessons and go to the range sometimes. My little boys love to play. But I don't get out on the course that often.

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Bethie said...

I love the start of the story. Sounds like everything is falling about on him. I would love to read the rest. This is now on my TBR list.

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Tore said...

I really don't know much about golf but I am interested in reading this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

fredamans said...

I don't play golf, my Dad is the Golfer, but I enjoy the driving range.

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fredamans said...

Sounds like a great story, with a golf influence.

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MRWriter said...

Other than Putt-Putt, I've never played golf although I do know it was invented by the Scots because of a very funny Robin Williams standup routine.
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Virginia said...

Great excerpt! I don't golf but I just couldn't see anyone golfing at Christmas time, I would think it would be to cold! I think I might enjoy reading this book though!

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chey said...

I follow by gfc.

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chey said...

I subscribe by yahoo reader.

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chey said...

I used to play golf, before they "improved" our golf course. How is letting the swamp grow up in the middle of the fairway improving it?

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Linda Kish said...

I play miniature golf, but that's it for me.


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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. And a quick read.

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Pricilla said...

I do not play golf.
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gcpeach17 said...

I, as well, do not play golf but, I know it must be very rewarding for alot of folks. James Patterson just keeps on goin' and it's wonderful how he does it.

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Kerri said...

I love golf and play about twice a week and I enjoy James Patterson. A great combo.

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gcpeach17 said...

I follow on Google Reader...

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Kerri said...

I'm a follower as well.

enyl said...

I have never played golf. I my have to take it up so that my cousin can continue to play.
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enyl said...

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enyl said...

That the main character scored twemnty birdies, I'm told is almost impossible.
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enyl said...

Tweeted.
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Hampers said...

Thanks for sharing the review of MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN. I found it interesting. Will order my copy today.

Jessica said...

My mother the Patterson fan would love this. Thanks.

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Charleydog said...

Oh, I can't stand golf! Chasing a little ball around a chemical-laden lawn.

But the book may be great!

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bison61 said...

I have never played golf but my husband does

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Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

My son-in-law and a group of his friends plan to play at Pebble Beach for his 40th birthday. That's dedication to golf! This book would be a great b'day gift.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I'm a big fan of miniature golf. ;) Does that count? I've never really played the other but would love too.

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I follow.

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Debbie F said...

I follow thru google reader.

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I follow thru networked blogs.

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I'm a GFC follower.

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Debbie F said...

I'm not a big golf lover. I watched back in the day but have not watched in a long time. The only golf I do play is miniature golf.

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Shirley said...

Our family has never golfed. Other than putput golf, which we find very fun, or we use to anyway. MY son in law grew up playinggolf though.
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Shirley said...

I think if he's worried about losing his family he shouldn't be golfing on Christmas.

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Christine H said...

I love putt putt golf, and just hitting the balls to see who hits further. I've never tried real golf. MY husband use to play growing up but doesn't anymore but he knows the game.

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Christine H said...

I think if his marriage was disintegrating he should have been at hiome not out golfing on Christmas day and if he was going to lose his job he should be looking for a new job in the paper or on the internet. But maybe he needed time to get out and think, who knows until they read the whole book.

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donnas said...

I like mini golf! But I have to admit I have always found real golf a little boring. Although its fun to just shoot the balls and not do the whole course.

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christina said...

I'd like to find out why the man seems to be losing everything

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christina said...

I don't play golf but My dad and brother do.

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