Monday, December 27, 2010

LUANNE RICE'S LAST KISS: A GIVEAWAY

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LAST KISS
BY LUANNE RICE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice returns to Hubbard’s Point, Connecticut, and to characters from her beloved Beach Girls, to tell the haunting story of a close-knit community grappling with a heartbreaking mystery, and of a woman rebuilding her world and reclaiming a love she believed lost a lifetime ago.

A face on a poster, a name in the news, an inexplicable tragedy. A promising young man goes out one warm summer evening and is found dead—murdered—less than twenty-four hours later. No motive. No clues. No answers. Most people reflect briefly on the disturbing headlines, perhaps say a silent prayer of safely removed sympathy, and go on with their lives. But what if the young man was your son? Or your true love?

Nearly a year after the death of eighteen-year-old Charlie, singer-songwriter Sheridan Rosslare still hasn’t played a note of the music that was once her life’s passion. Tucked away in the beach house where she raised her only child, she lives with her memories of him and a grief too big to share even with her beloved sisters or her dear friend Stevie Moore. Nor can Stevie comfort Charlie’s heartbroken girlfriend, Nell Kilvert, whom she regards as a daughter. Nell won’t rest until she finds out what really happened to the boy she loved. Out of the past she summons a man she believes cares enough, and is tough enough, to uncover the truth—Sheridan’s long-ago soul mate, Gavin Dawson.

Now Gavin’s boat, the Squire Toby, sits anchored in the harbor within sight of the window of the woman he once loved, still loves, and will always love. Sheridan, too, had once fervently believed in the miraculous power of love and healing, forgiveness, connection, and reconnection. But that faith died along with her son….

Unfolding among the Hubbard’s Point people and places that fans have come to treasure, and replete with feeling and mystery,
Last Kiss weighs the power of the past to heal as well as wound, in a captivating tale of love, loss, and redemption that no reader will ever forget.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-seven novels, most recently The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, Silver Bells, and Beach Girls. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
LUANNE’S TRIBUTE TO HER GRANDMOTHER:
Luanne’s Tribute To Her Grandmother

In this video, Luanne Rice, tells us how her Grandmother, Mim, became a huge influence on her writing.
   
 
GIVEAWAY:

I HAVE ONE NEW, HARDBACK
COPY OF THIS RICE NOVEL
TO GIVE AWAY FROM ME
TO ONE LUCKY WINNER! 
--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:

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GO HERE TO READ AN EXCERPT FROM LAST KISS AND THEN COMMENT ON WHY YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE A GOOD NOVEL TO WIN AND READ

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COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ABOUT LUANNE RICE'S WEBSITE HERE. YOU MIGHT WANT TO COMMENT ON ANY OF HER BOOKS YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ.


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BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU ARE A GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWER. IF YOU ARE ANY OTHER KIND OF FOLLOWER, YOU MAY ALSO COMMENT BUT EACH WAY MUST BE SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT AS A NEW ENTRY EACH TIME

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 7!
 
GOOD LUCK!

128 comments:

leanne_mac said...

I think it would be a real page turner. I love reading books about love, even if it is a lost love.

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I liked the idea of the main character being a boy whisperer.I would enjoy reading the book.
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I have read one of her other books called follow the stars home.
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Karen B said...

"A boy whisperer" - that phrase alone pulls you in to want to read the story!

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I have not read anything by this author before - but now have most of her books on my Amazon wish list!

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This book looks like a good combination of interesting characters, a love story, and a mystery. A good mix!
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I'd like to read Follow the Stars Home. The review that said Rice's book states that "we must risk our heart every day to find happiness" piqued my interest..
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Steve Capell said...

When I read this review I had a Déjà vu moment. It reminded me of the book “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks. I really enjoyed “The Last Song” so I have a strong feeling that I would love to read the “Last Kiss.” Thanks for the opportunity!

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I am a follower and email subscriber. I think it would be a really good book. A book that you couldnt put down. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read it. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

After reading the excerpt I was longing to read more---and learn more about these interesting characters and how the death of this young person affected them all.

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Anonymous said...

The author has been very involved the women's abuse issues, including emotional issues of abuse.

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An appealing story which sounds memorable. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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It looks like a book that starts out sad, but hopefully has a good ending.

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Nothing better than a good suspense but through in some star crossed lovers and it really ups the ante.

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CarolNWong said...

Now that I have read the exerpt, I am full of questions? In what way was the other boy a boy whisperer? Why did the one that she loved die?

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CarolNWong said...

I would like to read her book titled 'Silver Boat'. I rememeber so many times looking for shells and sea glass on the beach. This book would bring back more of those memories for me.

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justpeachy36 said...

After reading the except, I'm really intrigued by this novel. Luanne Rice is a favorite of mine, though I have yet to read Beach Girls.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

Luanne so many wonderful books to choose from. Out of the ones I haven't read I would like to read, Sandcastles, Beach Girls and Stone Heart for sure, and probably the rest LOL...


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Colleen Turner said...

Reading the excerpt of Last Kiss, the book sounds just beautifully written and very heartbreaking. It sounds like it will be a great read!
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I went to the author's website and I would love to read Sandcastles and Geometry of Sisters (so many of her books sound good!).
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Linda Kish said...

It sounds like a wonderful love story even though he is gone. I can feel the mom's pain in the loss of her only child, too.

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Commchick said...

I enjoy love stories and this one sounds like a keeper.

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holdenj said...

She seems to write such rich characters, it looks like it would be a very engrossing story.
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Charleydog said...

Reading to the end of the excerpt doesn't tell me how Charlie died; I would like to win the book so I can complete the story.
Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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bison61 said...

boy whisperer-that caught my interest

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CherylS22 said...

I'm interested in this book because of the theme of love, love lost & grieving that loss.

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I'd like to read 'Follow the Stars Home' - it looks so interesting.
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bloomerbear said...

I think this book would be wonderful you can feel the love for Charlie that Nell has...

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rubynreba said...

I'd like to read this because the characters sound very interesting.
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She has a lot of books that look good. Follow the Stars Home would be interesting.
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Amy said...

Luanne Rice has always written engaging and captivating characters. Nell is one such character in Last Kiss and, aftewr reading the excerpt, I want to know more about her and the boy she loved and lost. Ms. Rice also has a talent for creating interesting scenes like a beautiful beach with a pretty girl who then moves to a garveyard where she's equally comfortable.

Last Kiss has all the elements of a poignant and riveting story which, in one brief page, has totally captured my interest!

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Amy said...

Luanne Rice's website has beautiful pictures throughout. I found her 'Notes' section the most interesting particularly her note about domestic violence and her own experience she shared, a wonderfully kind thing to do. My first assignment as a prosecutor was the Domestic Violence Bureau and what I saw and learned there has stuck with me all of these years.

I want to read Ms. Rice's novels, "Summer of Roses", "Summer's Child" and "The Perfect Summer" which all deal with domestic violence and/or fraud in marriage. It always surprises me how cruel people who love each other can be to each other.

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Misusedinnocence said...

After reading the summary this sounds both heartwrenching, and intense. A combination I'm very fond of, it osunds like a great read.

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It sounds like a story about young love!

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I read the excerpt and now I want to read the rest of the book. Last Kiss sounds like a wonderful story of lost love and mystery.
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sunshine9 said...

My two adult children lost their father when they were young (5 and 9). The excerpt gave some info on grief--absent father and death of boyfriend. I want to see how Rice develops the handling of grief my the mother and girlfriend.
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I've read 7 of Rice's books. On her website you can get more info about each book. I definitely need to add some more of her books to my TBR list.
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Thanks for the giveaway. I like the term Boy Whisperer. It sounds interesting.

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"The Boy Whisperer"-----now that sounds intriguing! Laying in a graveyard to be close to someone who dies that you loved........This book sounds really cool!

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I would like to read Luanne's book: "Geometry of Sisters". It sounds like a great book.

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