Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Giveaway: The Pearls of the Stoneman by Edward Mooney Jr.

From the publisher: The Pearls of the Stone Man is an inspirational novel with plot elements that touch both older and younger generations. Main characters Joseph and Anne Marino are rare. They’re still in love after 53 years of marriage and with little time left, Joseph’s priority becomes finishing the stone wall that Anne requested years ago – a special reminder from her childhood.

Needing the help of someone younger, Joseph turns to his son, estranged for five years, in hopes of rebuilding a severed relationship as well as the wall. Two teenagers also come to Joseph’s aide, and he to theirs, as they all work to finish Joseph’s promise to Anne.

The Pearls of the Stone Man was written in the town in which the book is set: Pine Mountain, California. The settings in the novel are real locations and Edward takes groups of readers there regularly.

Edward filmed 5 short video vignettes highlighting the real settings of The Pearls of the Stone Man. You can watch # 4, The Stone Wall here:

Edward filmed 5 short video vignettes highlighting the real settings of The Pearls of the Stone Man. Check them out at: http://www.edwardmooney.com/pearls-author-visit.htm or,

Episode 1: The Letter
Episode 2: The Marino Home
Episode 3: The Forest
Episode 4: The Stone Wall
Episode 5: The Village

Sourcebooks is allowing me to give away 3 copies of this wonderful book.
Just leave a comment with your thoughts on one of the videos. Please include an e-mail address .

+3 Bonus entries can be earned by posting about the contest, tweeting or putting a link in your sidebar.
Open to residents of US & Canada
Deadline is June 23rd at 5PM

Good luck!


  1. I enjoyed the video very much and would love to have my name thrown in the hat for this book. In any case, I'll put it on my wishlist. I agree with the author that stone seems to represent permanence. Thanks for sharing about this.


  2. That was an interesting commentary by the author. I liked that. And of course I would like to be added to your list for a chance to win the book. Thanks for sharing that.



  3. Please count me in. I enjoyed the authors take on the wall of stone. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  4. I watched the letter video and cried a bit... it was so beautiful. You can feel the love she has for Joey.

    It sounds like a beautifully written love story, thank you for entry.


  5. tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/16234044097


  6. Thank you for considering my novel, "The Pearls of the Stone Man". I'm not entering the contest, just showing my gratitude.

    All the best,
    Edward Mooney, Jr.
    Twitter: EdwardMooney
    Blog: EdwardMooney.blogspot.com
    Now on Facebook!

  7. I put Pudgy Penguin on my sidebar with a link to your blog.


  8. Beautiful video, and I enjoyed the reference to the permanence of stone, and also about the gifts left in the wall. What a neat idea! I am a new follower and would love a chance to read this. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

  9. If I do not win this book, I will definately have to read it. It sounds wonderful! I love this type of book and it was so nice seeing the wall, their home and having the Author do the videos. A very nice touch that makes it even more compeling to bring interest to the book. Thanks for the giveaway chance...

    gcpeach17 at aol dot com

  10. Very interesting video...I love the author videos {like the interviews too, but videos are always so much more personal}.
    WOuld love to be entered.


  11. Liked the author commnetary...would love a chance to read. Thanks for the great giveway!


  12. No need to enter me - I just posted this for you at win a book!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to read this book. I enjoyed The Village video...I liked the feel of the small town and the fact that everyone helped each other out.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  14. I'm a follower, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  15. Sounds like a wonderful book. One that is now on my TBR list. Please toss my name into your giveaway and thank you for the chance. I am a follower.

    Cindy W.


  16. I found the videos to be intriguing and this book I am sure I would take pleasure in reading.

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  17. thanks for a chance to win
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  18. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  19. Tweet! Tweet!


    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  20. Sounds lovely, I love the idea of lasting love and reconnections.



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