Saturday, July 10, 2010

THE ISLAND: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WIN A BOOK THAT IS ALSO A PART OF
"TAKE HACHETTE TO THE BEACH" GIVEAWAY
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THE ISLAND
BY ELIN HILDERBRAND

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Birdie Cousins has planned a getaway with her daughter Chess on rustic, charming Tuckernuck Island off the coast of Nantucket, a chance to bond before Chess's upcoming marriage. Birdie's been through a difficult divorce herself, so she knows the big commitment that marriage entails. She's only recently dared to tiptoe back into the waters of romance.

When Chess abruptly breaks off the wedding and her fiancé shockingly dies in a rock climbing accident, it leaves Chess feeling guilty and deeply depressed. Birdie circles the wagons, convincing her younger daughter Tate, and her own sister India to join them on Tuckernuck for the month of July. Secrets and intrigue soon make their way to the surface, as Elin Hilderbrand once again weaves a masterful story of summer suspense.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.



GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO THE GOOD FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
WONDERFUL BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!

THE RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY



HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING IN THE INFORMATION ABOVE THAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'D LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ANY OF THE OTHER BOOKS THAT ELIN HILDERBRAND HAS WRITTEN THAT YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ BY GOING TO HER SITE HERE.

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: ENTER "TAKE HACHETTE TO THE BEACH" GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND TELL ME WHAT # ENTRY YOU ARE IN THAT GIVEAWAY FOR 5 GREAT SUMMER HITS. YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE TO SEE YOUR NUMBER AFTER IT IS POSTED. TAKE YOUR TIME!

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JULY 27

GOOD LUCK!

73 comments:

Charleydog said...

Just the site - Nantucket Island - sets the perfect scene for this story.

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

debbie said...

I entered your take hachette to the beach giveaway. I am comment number 11.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

This book sounds like it is a good mystery and suspense read. I would like to find out what happened to the boyfriend.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I would like to read her book barefoot, it sounds good.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Nan said...

The setting of this book, on an island, seems like it would be a great summer read!

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holdenj said...

I would really like to read Castaways, another Nantucket summer book by Elin. It also seemed to have an element of secrecy in it.
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holdenj said...

I think the Island sounds good because of that suspense element and what a great locale for a summer read.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I already entered the Hatchette Take me to the Beach giveaway and my first entry if #60. Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

tawnda said...

Love, Doubt & Loss... yeah, this sounds interesting ;-)

Marjorie said...

The word "secret" has always been a good word to get you interested in a novel.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie said...

I would like to read The Castaways
by this author.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds like such a good summer read! It might be set at the beach, but it sounds like it has some substance and meat to the story, which makes it that much better to lose yourself in!
Thanks,
candc320@gmail.com

Colleen Turner said...

+4 swagbucks!
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Colleen Turner said...

I, crazy enough, have not read any books by this author yet. Looking at her website, I think, besides this book, I would really like to try The Castaways. I have seen that book everywhere lately and it sounds very good.
candc320@gmail.com

tawnda said...

ENTERed "TAKE HACHETTE TO THE BEACH" #21

tawnda said...

I still wanna read The Castaways

Colleen Turner said...

For the beach book giveaway, I am number 19,20,21,23, 24 and 25 (I think I have that right?).
Thanks!
candc320@gmail.con

Cindy W. said...

I would love to win The Island. It sounds like a book I would love to read.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy W. said...

I would love to read The Castaways. It's on my list to read.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

suburban prep said...

I have read Barefoot and the Summer affair and both were interesting reads.
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suburban prep said...

I would love to learn more about Nantucket as I have not been there.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

DarcyO said...

I have The Castaways by Elin, but it's still waiting for me to read it!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

Suspense on Nantucket! What more could you ask for? I'd love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I am #79-81 in the Hachette Beach contest.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

PoCoKat said...

I would love to read this book as it explores the complex relationships between women.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

PoCoKat said...

I am entry 179

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

traveler said...

I enjoy settings of this type especially during the summer. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I would like to read Barefoot. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Tore said...

This book sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com. Thank you.

Margie said...

I have not as yet read any of the author's books. But I think this one and The Castaways sound particularly intriguing.
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Margie said...

Sounds like an interesting locale for the book...a book filled with unique characters, family drama, and a little suspense. Should be a good summer read.
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Margie said...

+4 Swag
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Margie said...

My entries on the Beach giveaway are numbered 66-72, and 75.
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Tina said...

I discovered that Elin Hilderbrand graduated from Johns Hopkins U in my hometown.

tbranco(at) hughes (D0t)net

Tina said...

I just finished Hilderbrand's "CASTAWAYS" - my review is here.

tbranco AT hughes DOT net

Tina said...

I just finished reading and reviewing "The Castaways" - also set on Nantucket - a great read!

tbranco AT hughes DOT net

Tina said...

I blogged about all your giveaways at http://tutus2cents.blogspot.com/2010/07/bingo-does-it-again-too-many-to-miss.html and there's a blinking bingo button on my sidebar.

tbranco (at)hughes (d0t)net

Tina said...

I entered the "Take Hachette to the Beach" giveaway - entries # 146-153.

tbranco AT hughes DOT net

Steve Capell said...

This book sounds like it is a good mystery and suspense read. I find all too often that when tragedy hits someone they often try to blame themself for the tragedy. Thanks for hosting this mystery read.

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

Benita said...

The setting draws me in. I've always loved Nantucket Island.

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Benita said...

I read The Castaways and I loved it.

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Benita said...

I was #106 in the Take hachette to the beach giveaway.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Team JC said...

I am probably one of a very few that has not read any books by Elin. I would love to win this and find a new author to love!
Thanks!
schaefer7382 (at) aol (dot) com

skkorman said...

The author's name pulls me; I've read her work before and really enjoyed it!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

skkorman said...

I recently read The Castaways and loved it, so I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in giveaway. I enjoy reading books about family relationships & family secrets.

monagarg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to read this author's BAREFOOT.

Anonymous said...

I entered your Take Hachette to the Beach(#73).

monagarg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Ooh!!! I would love to read this book. I hear so many good things about this author. Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway!!! :)

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would like to read the book "The Castaways" by her. :)

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am #163 in the Take Hatchette to the Beach giveaway. :)

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

gcpeach17 said...

Just the word 'secrets' gets my interest and I am anxious to know what happened... I also, was happy to see the author graduated from Johns Hopkins U in my hometown. Thanks, for entering me in this great giveaway.

gcpeach17 at aol dot com

gcpeach17 said...

I have her book, The Castaways, in fact I received it today and am looking forward to reading it since many here have said how good it was.

gcpeach17 at aol dot com

Linda Kish said...

Nantucket is a place I have always wanted to visit.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

83-88 are my entries for take hachette to the beach giveaway

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I'd like to read Barefoot, then all of her other books.


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Marilu said...

I am looking forward to reading The Castaways. It should be arriving in my mailbox any day now!

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Marilu said...

I would love to win this! The last 2 words in the synopsis....summer suspense caught my attention. I love suspense.

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Marilu said...

+4 swagbucks!

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Pamela Keener said...

I love that it is set at the beach.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

Pamela Keener said...

I'd love to read the Castaways.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(d0t)net

Pamela Keener said...

I entered Take Hachette To The Beach and I am commenter # 93.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

gcpeach17 said...

nonfledI entered "Take Hachette to the Beach" giveaway and I am #181 & #182

gcpeach17 at aol dot com

rubynreba said...

I have the book The Castaways and it is my next to be read book!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

The book sounds mysterious and the island sounds intriguing.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

CherylS22 said...

I'd like to read this book because I just love the name of where it takes place - Tuckernuck Island.
Thanks for the giveaway ~
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I haven't read any of Elin Hilderbrand's books yet but am looking forward to reading "The Castaways"
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

rubynreba said...

I was Number 199 in Take Hachette to the Beach giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

My comments are numbers 200-205 in Take Hachette to the Beach giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Pamela Keener said...

+4 Swagbucks
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

bison61 said...

her fiancé shockingly dies in a rock climbing accident-that sounds interesting

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Marilu said...

I entered the take Hatchette to the Beach giveaway. My comments so far are numbers 223, 224, 225. thanks for the entries!

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

allisonsbj3 said...

This sounds like a really interesting book! I'd love to read it!

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