Tuesday, March 13, 2012

THE SACRED THREAD: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE SACRED THREAD:
 A TRUE STORY OF BECOMING A MOTHER AND
 FINDING A FAMILY—HALF A WORLD AWAY
 BY ADRIENNE ARIEFF

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A touching and surprising memoir about one woman's journey to motherhood and family that illustrates the power of love and triumph of the human spirit.

Adrienne Arieff, married, 30-something, and childless in San Francisco, was eager to start a family. Three pregnancies, three miscarriages, and dozens of tests and disappointing diagnoses later, Adrienne and her husband Alex were forced to consider other options, and ended up choosing what many would consider the most unlikely and unexpected path: surrogacy. In India. 

A timely, challenging, informative, and heartwarming story, THE SACRED THREAD offers one woman’s perspective on a trend that illuminates our global interconnectedness. Above all, it is the story of a unique friendship between two women from two entirely different worlds, who, with the help of a committed physician, are able to reach out to each other and cooperatively change one another’s lives. Visit THE SACRED THREAD'S website HERE to read more about this AMAZING memoir!

PRAISE FOR THE SACRED THREAD:
“The author provides a smooth, compelling read that will surely interest prospective parents exploring their options for surrogacy abroad…A personal, optimistic take on a controversial topic.”
—Kirkus Reviews 

A memoir about shared motherhood but also divergent culture... I'm thinking that this could be big.--Library Journal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ADRIENNE ARIEFF is an expert in new media and communications and is the principal of Arieff Communications with over 15 years professional experience in the consumer public relations and marketing world. She has freelanced for Daily Candy and C Magazine and writes a blog for her company called “Weekly Pulse.” She lives in San Francisco with her husband Alex and two children, Emma and India.

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 A TINY LOOK AT BACKGROUND FOR THE SACRED THREAD:
Visit Adrienne Arieff's THE SACRES THREAD website HERE to see more amazing photographs like some of the samples below.

                                          
GIVEAWAY

THANK YOU TO DANIELLE AND THE FINE
FOLKS AT CROWN TRADE GROUP, A DIVISION
 OF RANDOM HOUSE, INC., I HAVE THREE 
COPIES OF THIS WONDERFUL BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY TO LUCKY READERS! 

 
--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 WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT THE SACRED THREAD THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT ADRIENNE ARIEFF'S THE SACRED THREAD WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
 6 PM, EST, MARCH 25
 GOOD LUCK!

67 comments:

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I guess I have not heard of one seeking surrogacy abroad. I would like to know more about this.

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This is new to me. I didn't know people were doing this. I would like to learn how they found out about it, and what happens.
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not a fan of surrogacy but curious to read why someone would go to a third world country instead of the US.

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I have heard of this before. It is one way of a very poor woman in India to earn money to feed her family. I would like to learn more about this as it is happening more often.

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