Friday, June 17, 2011

THE WEDDING SHAWL: MY ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE WEDDING SHAWL
A Seaside Knitters Mystery
BY SALLY GOLDENBAUM

In honor of our 38th Wedding Anniversary today, I wanted a wedding book for my followers and think this cozy mystery is it!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Readers can't help but get entangled in this national bestselling series...

The unsolved murder of a local girl fuels the plot in the latest Seaside Knitters mystery. Excellent characters and setting transport readers into the daily life of Sea Harbor, where readers can almost smell the sea air as they uncover clues alongside the savvy group of knitters. Good plotting and logical sleuthing propel the story forward to an eye-opening conclusion that points at one of Sea Harbor’s most popular residents.

It’s summertime in Sea Harbor, Mass., and Nell, along with the rest of the Seaside Knitters, is knitting a beautiful wedding shawl for Izzy Chambers’ upcoming nuptials. Aunt Nell is working hard to prepare her backyard for Izzy’s big occasion and has hired a gardener, Claire, who has ties to a young girl’s drowning 15 years earlier at the Markham quarry. When a local hairdresser is murdered in Sea Harbor, and it is uncovered that she was the dead girl’s best friend years ago, Nell wonders why Claire has returned to Sea Harbor. Did she come to bury the past? Or did she return seeking revenge?

All the Seaside Knitters really know is they must rally to find some answers, so Izzy can don the wedding shawl they're surprising her with- and replace the whispers about town with wedding bells.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am quite inept at writing about my life--it's been a very nice one so far, but in the repeating it may sound a bit tedious. So I will hit the highlights and offer you a very speedy read.

I was born in Manitowoc, Wisc, a small city on the shores of Lake Michigan where my father was a shipbuilder. We spent summers baking on Lake Michigan (before the days of sun alerts) and enjoyed the perks that growing up in a small town provides. I went to high school in Green Bay, Wisc, a boarder in an all-girls academy, just like my sister, mother and her seven sisters before her had done.

College was Fontbonne in St. Louis, and graduate school (philosophy) was Indiana U in Bloomington where I met my husband. In between all of that I was a Catholic nun for several years. A checkered past, to be sure. To read more on Sally Goldenbaum, go to her bio on her website HERE.

GIVEAWAY
I HAVE ONE NEW, HARDBACK COPY OF
THIS WONDERFUL COZY MYSTERY, 
THE WEDDING SHAWL, 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 THE WEDDING SHAWL

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

+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT SALLY GOLDENBAUM'S WEBSITE HERE AND COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU ENJOYED OR FOUND INTERESTING AT HER SITE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY,  YOU MAY ENTER EACH WAY BUT YOU MUST COMMENT ON EACH SEPARATELY
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JULY 1
GOOD LUCK!

135 comments:

debbie said...

Happy anniversary, congrats on the 38 years.
I have always enjoyed reading cozy mysteries, I really like the ones that have knitters in them.
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debbie said...

I loved the knitting patterns on her site. I really like the dead fish hat, my son is going to love it.
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Karen B said...

The cover pulled me in. I'm a big jigsaw fan and it looks like it would make a good one.
Happy anniversary!

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lag123 said...

I love cozy mysteries and I love to knit! This book is both. Thanks for the giveway and Happy Anniversary!

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Steve Capell said...

Bingo (a.k.a Karen) and Hubby congrats on 38 years -- you guys are helping push up the national average for the length of marriage -- statistics show that the average marriage only lasts for twenty four years. So strike up the band and lift up the wine and celebrate your special day in style!

I agree with Debbie -- I love reading cozy mysteries as well. I love the the cover of this book. I also found it interesting that this author was a nun at one point in her life.

Thanks for the opportunity.

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rubynreba said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish you many more years of happiness. I want to find out why Claire returned to Sea Harbor!
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Tore said...

Happy Anniversary. I love reading murder mysteries. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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The recipes and knitting patterns on her site are great.
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holdenj said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love cozy mysteries and the idea of the knitters working together on this wedding shawl while solving crime looks great!
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holdenj said...

Sally has some great sounding recipes at her site that are from the various earlier Seaside Knitter stories, yum!
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Margie said...

I always love a mystery! The seaside location intrigues me too. A cozy with interesting characters...what's not to like!
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fredamans said...

Happy anniversary to you both!

bermudaonion said...

I'm not going to enter, but I do want to wish you a happy anniversary!

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Happy Anniversary on 38 years. Wonderful. this book would be special for that reason alone. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Ther recipes look interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Colleen Turner said...

You don't have to enter me in the giveaway, I just wanted to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! Wow, 38 years that is quite an accomplishment! I know how much work being married for 7 1/2 years has been, so you should be extremely proud of all you have accomplished :)! I hope you both do something really special and fun (and romantic...hubba hubba :))!

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary! I love cozy mysteryies and have never read anything by Sally Goldenbaum so this would be a treat! I love the title to the book.

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Maria said...

I went to Sally's website and I love that she has a recipe section on it too. I especially liked the Spinach and Mango Salad recipe and think I will be giving it a try this week!

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Sheena Gossett said...

I love the idea of folks working together on a community project as well as solving the crimes.

ann said...

I like the cover of the book . It reminds me of a cousin of mine who loves to knit. Also I found it interesting that the author at one time was a Catholic nun.

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Happy Anniversary

Carol N Wong said...

Happy Anniversity! Hope that you got your feet up and rested.

Knitting mysteries are some of my favorite cozies. I also saw that she went to I.U. for grad school so we are alums.

Would really love to win this one. I tried before but lost, maybe this time will be the charm.

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From her website, I printed the head hugger chemo cap so I can make one for my friend.


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Sue Farrell said...

I love cozy mysteries and trying authors that I've not yet read---then this coastal transplant to the midwest read the words "smell the sea air" and now I simply must read the book.
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I found the recipes interesting on the author's webside---I think I'll try the sweet potato soup.
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I would love to win this book.
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I would love to win this book. I have just started learning how to knit and it just caught my eye.

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

What I found interesting is that they are knitters. I love books with knitters, lace makers, quilters. Must appeal to my crafty side!

Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary!

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shana said...

I find it all interesting! I read any crafting & foodie mysteries. So does my sister!
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Linda Kish said...

Happy anniversary. Sorry I am a day late. I like books in small towns. Sounds cozy.

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I love the pictures of her grand babies. So sweet.

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Becky said...

I love this mystery series. Happy Anniversary to you! How interesting to read that the author is an ex Nun. I've not picked up anything along the line in her books.

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Dear Karen,

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I am so very sorry for wishing you so late! I really apologize, please accept my apology. That being said, wow...38 years is...beyond amazing. In this day and age, a marriage with longevity like that is something to aspire towards.

I love cozy mysteries, and I find that this one will be especially interesting. Also, I absolutely love the cover of the book - there is something so beautiful about it.

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Pamela Keener said...

A mystery set at the seaside is my absolute favorite read.
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I love that almost all the cozy mystery writers tend to have recipes and weaving or knitting patterns on their sites, which makes me love their work that much more because it makes it multi-dimensional. I am definitely going to try my hand at the "Lobster & Scallop Sauce over Linguine" recipe from Sally Goldenbaum's website! :D

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bloomerbear said...

Happy Anniversary sorry it's late...I would love to snuggle up on the couch and open this book up ...thanks for the chance

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I like the title and the idea of a wedding shawl.I also enjoyed that it's your anniversaryand that the author doesn't feel that she can write well about herself. ;-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot]net

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I love cozy mysteries and would love to win "The Wedding Shawl".
Congratulations on 38 yrs. That is awesome for today.
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Janelle said...

Congratulations on your 38th Wedding Anniversary! I love cozy mysteries & this one looks great!
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Sally has recipes on her site, & I found it interesting that she was a nun at one point in her life!
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I have to admit that I'm influenced by the cover of a book & I love the cover of this one. I'm sure I'll enjoy the mystery.

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The title alone is a grabber but the aside from that, the story sounds great.

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I love mysteries, and knitting, and often wonder how so many knitters (fictional, of course) have so much adventure when I don't! LOL!


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