Friday, April 22, 2011

ARE YOU LISTENING? FRIDAYS! LUANNE RICE'S SUMMER LIGHT AUDIO BOOK - A GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS FRIDAY'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE IS.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
SUMMER LIGHT
An Audio Book
BY LUANNE RICE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
When it comes to love and family, the things you can’t see are what matter most of all.
Bestselling novelist Luanne Rice has inspired the devotion of readers everywhere with her “rare combination of realism and romance.”(The New York Times Book Review) Now she presents her most magical novel to date, an entrancing story of love at first sight, the true meaning of family, and angels right here on earth.

May Taylor works as a wedding planner, passing on the timeless traditions of her grandmother and mother. The Taylor women have always believed in the presence of magic in everyday life--especially the simple magic of true love and family. Yet May’s own faith in true love was shattered when she was abandoned by the father of her child. Still, she finds joy in raising her daughter Kylie, a very special five-year-old who sees and hears things that others cannot. . .

Martin Cartier is a professional hockey player and sports legend. His father, a champion, taught him to play to win--at all costs. Now Martin’s success veils a core of heartache, rage, and isolation. Yet Kylie glimpses the transcendent role Martin will play in May’s life and her own--unless his past tears their blossoming love apart. Then only Kylie will see the way home--and only May will be able to lead them there, if she can believe in magic once more.
 

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. 

When asked some questions about this particular book of hers, Ms. Rice said:
Q: Please tell us about the central relationship in Summer Light.
A: Summer Light is primarily a love story between two people who thought they would never love again. Both are very distracted by their lives and losses. And this is a book about two people who do not have a smooth path. But so few of us have smooth paths to travel in our own ways. May and Martin fall in love very fast—and that was critical to the story for me, that they know it's right but then they have to untangle it. The reason I wanted it to be that way for these characters is to show that they couldn't walk away, as tempting as this is for them; they are in it for the long run. I also wanted to express to the reader how very much I believe in sticking together through hard times and having faith that on the other side there is something better.


Q: What is so special about Summer Light the concept, not the book itself. What does that phrase mean to you?
A: It is so evocative: Summer Light . I can close my eyes in the middle of December and I can picture it—that golden light at the end of the day, with the sun shining down, the pollen in the air, and the reflection of the water. In my books it is usually salt water, a marsh, a cove, a tidal pool. In the novel Summer Light it is the Long Island Sound and marshes, but it is also an imaginary lake in Canada that helps reflect that special light.

The town I live in, where I grew up, is Old Lyme, Connecticut, which is the birthplace of American Impressionism. I grew up with so many stories and legends and real tales about the American Impressionists and the reason they were drawn to Old Lyme was the quality of the light—it reminded them of a certain area in France that they loved and they painted. My mother was an artist so I have always appreciated the painterly aspects of light. I've tried to capture that on paper. I think it is also one way to bring the story alive to the reader: whether it is summer or winter, whatever the season, the story can become very clear to the reader if I let readers see the characters in a season, against certain light. Setting is so important: it is a living, breathing thing. 

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE UNABRIDGED COPY OF THIS
AMAZING AUDIO BOOK OF SUMMER LIGHT
 TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER
 
--U.S. 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: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOVE THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN SUMMER LIGHT. 

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT LUANNE RICE'S WEBSITE HERE AND THEN COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING THERE. PERHAPS YOU HAVE READ, OR WOULD LIKE TO READ, ONE OF HER OTHER BOOKS

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHETHER YOU HAVE BECOME A SWAGBUCKS MEMBER FROM MY WEBSITE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO, YOU CAN JOIN IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN AND EARN SWAGBUCKS FOR YOURSELF, AS WELL AS FOR ME (IT IS ONE WAY I AM ABLE TO FURNISH SOME OF MY GIVEAWAY BOOKS)
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MAY 9
GOOD LUCK! 

33 comments:

By Book or By Crook said...

I love Luanne Rice AND hockey players! :)

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lag123 said...

I love Luanne's concept of Summer Light and her description of the town she lives in.

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debbie said...

The magic of true love, what is not to like about that? I would love to read the book.
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debbie said...

I would like to also read her book, the secrets of paris.
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Steve Capell said...

I found Old Lyme, Connecticut to be a quaint town of around 8,000 residents. The wife and I are always interested in art and after reading about this town being the birth place of American Impressionism I wanted to read more. I found that the Florence Griswold Museum of art is located there and the art that is located there truly does exhibit a quality of light that Lauanne Rice talks about in her interview. I would very much like to listen to this audio book and see how Lauanne captured this on paper. I love her comment: "Setting is so important: it is a living, breathing thing."

I have one final comment. I see that this is a Brilliance Audio production. I have large number of Brilliance Audio books and I have found that they are the best in the business when it comes to audio reproductions and I am also glad that this is an unabridged productions.

Thanks for the opportunity.
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Carol N Wong said...

Usually, romance is not one my favorite genres but I was attracted by the part of the intro that says that the author writes romance with realism. Since a lot of romances seem unrealistic to me, that makes me want to try this book.

Also, I was interested in what Steve Capell said about Old Lyme, Connecticut.
I am not familiar with that town but now I would like to see the museum that he referred to.


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Carol N Wong said...

In the section of "It couldn't happen to me", Luanne Rice tells her personal story of domestic abuse and how she got out of that horrible marriage.
She commented that she felt her mother's presence with her and helped her to survive. With the piece, are two Marie Cassatt paintings. Her mother had introduced that artist to her as "paintings of female strength and family love".


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Susan said...

"Love at first sight"
That phrase makes me want to read this book. It was love at first sight when I met my hubby.

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Susan said...

She takes us to Ireland in her novel. The Silver Boat. That country is always fun to read about.

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Sue Farrell said...

I like the idea of two people who had given up on love finding it again---and being from Minnesota I have to have a soft spot for hockey players.

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Tore said...

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Jaime said...

A love story and that it is a audio book
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mamabunny13 said...

Sounds like a good one.
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catherine said...

i think its interesting how she says that artists interpretation of light is how she tried to write. very interesting concept. would love to read how that interpretation worked.
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rbooth43 said...

I would love to read a love story between two people who thought they would never love again. Summer Light sounds like a great read.
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Margay said...

I've always been a big fan of Luanne Rice. This book sounds amazing.

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Miranda Ward said...

This book looks really interesting~

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Jolee said...

The aspect of 2 people thinking they would never find love again...and being distracted by the tragedies in their lives is interesting. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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wgbc1446 said...

I like that it's a love story about two people who didn't think they would love again. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

susansmoaks said...

i would love to read this because it sounds good!

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Diane52 said...

That it was about true love
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purango said...

I found the central relationship between the characters interesting. They never though they would find love again but after a lot of adversity they persevere to find a true relationship. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

I like the description of the main character overcoming her own issues.

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