Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Smart One And The Pretty One by Claire LeZebnik

When Ava Nickerson was a child, her mother jokingly betrothed her to a friend's son, and the contract the parents made has stayed safely buried for years. Now that still-single Ava is closing in on thirty, no one even remembers she was once "engaged" to the Markowitz boy. But when their mother is diagnosed with cancer, Ava's prodigal little sister Lauren comes home to Los Angeles where she stumbles across the decades-old document.

Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava's constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she's in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decides to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister's childhood fiancé. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to re-enter the Nickerson sisters' lives, and always-accountable Ava is forced to consider just how binding a contract really is . . .

About the Author:
Claire LaZebnik lives in Los Angeles with her TV writer husband and four children. She is the author of the novels Knitting Under the Influence (5 Spot, 2006) and Same as it Never Was and co-author of Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life. Learn more on Claire LaZebnik's website.

For Hatchette's reading guide for this book, click here.

Thank you to Miriam and Hatchette Book Group for allowing me to be a part of this giveaway! I have five copies to give away. Contest ends September 21st.

1. Contest is open to U. S. and Canadian residents. No P.O. Boxes.
2. For one entry, leave me a comment below.
3. For a second entry, follow my blog.
4. For a third entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave me a link to see the tweet.

I'll email the winners on September 22nd.

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win this book! It looks like it is a good, fun story!

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  2. Great contest! Who doesn't love a free book, right? Thanks for hosting this contest.

    I also have an award for you over at my blog:

    http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards-id-like-to-thank.html

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  3. I'm already a follower of your blog! =)

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  4. I posted a tweet about your contest!

    http://twitter.com/thebookaddict/status/3706272214

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  5. I've been wanting to read this! Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  6. I follow your blog on Google Reader.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. What a great contest - the book sounds like a fun read! Please enter my name into the drawing.

    As far as following your blog, I read it every day. It is such a great blog to read! But now that I see the followers section I get it. Will join that now.

    Cheers!!

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  8. ooh, ooh...please enter me!

    Tweeted...http://twitter.com/bookjunkie54

    Thanks!!

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  9. I am a new follower and would like to win this book.


    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Sounds like a fun book:

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

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  11. I'd love to read this one!

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  12. I am a follower.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  13. sign me up for the giveaway! Already a follower!

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  14. That sounds like an awesome and fun read!!!

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  15. Would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you!

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  16. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for sharing it.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  17. Sure, I'm in but I'll only attempt the one entry - I live daringly. (I've just got to get away from my PC and run off to find somewhere to cut my hair)

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  18. Please enter me in this great giveaway! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  19. Sounds like a fun read... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  20. Thanks for the opportunity to read this book... ;)

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I'm a follower ;)

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I would like to be entered!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Follower!

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  24. Please count me in!

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  25. I would like to win this book.

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  26. Follower

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  27. I Tweeted about this Giveaway

    http://twitter.com/
    NancyeDavis/status/3835209544

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  28. I read Knitting Under the Influence last year. It was pretty cute, although I found the men to be quite frustrating.

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  29. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I just became a follower of your blog.
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  31. I would love to win this one.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  32. I am also a new follower.

    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  33. Thanks for the chance.

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  34. I follow you.

    simplystacieblog@gmail.com

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  35. I follow.

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  36. thanks-I'd love to win this

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  37. This book sounds good. I'm definitely entering, am already a follower and you follow my tweets so look for my rt of the original tweet. Good luck to everyone entered. =)

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  38. Thanks--sounds like a good light read!
    linda(at)downes[dot[net

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