Sunday, May 15, 2011

Giveaway: The Beach Trees by Karen White




From the publisher: Karen White’s moving new novel, THE BEACH TREES (NAL; May 2011; Trade Paperback Original; $15; ISBN: 978-0-451-23307-3) is just in time for summer reading! In it, White (the national bestselling author of On Folly Beach and the award-winning author of thirteen previous books) weaves together themes of Southern culture, the powerful bond of family, and the courage to rebuild in the face of destruction in order to create an incredibly moving story her fans are sure to love.

In the aftermath of tragedy, life goes on—painful and forever altered, but ripe with new beginnings. For Julie Holt, travelling to the beautiful but ravaged coast of Biloxi , Mississippi , is a journey into a secret past and a life she never expected. Julie first knew loss at the age of twelve when her sister disappeared. As her once close-knit family grew apart, Julie’s mother obsessively searched for the girl and when her mother died, Julie took up the search, never letting go of the hope.

Then at an art exhibition in New York she meets Monica—a struggling artist and single mother who reminds Julie so much of her sister that she can’t help feeling drawn to her. Monica paints a vivid picture of her family, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. But Monica has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life. When Monica dies, Julie inherits from her an antique portrait as well as custody of her young son, Beau. Taking him back to Biloxi and New Orleans to see the family he has never met, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a family history she never knew.


   Sounds exciting, doesn't it? To celebrate this month's release of The Beach Trees by Karen White, Penguin is generously allowing me to hold a giveaway for two (2) copies of the book. US & Canada only. Deadline to enter is May 26th at 5 PM (est).

 To enter: tell me why this books sounds appealing to you. Be sure to include an e mail address in your comment. 

As always bonus entries can be earned by:

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Good Luck!

36 comments:

  1. I would love to win a copy of this book. I love reading books where a home or building is being restored and becomes a part of the story. This sounds like a family may be restored also. I loved Tradd Street and I am sure I will love this book as well. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    bthgordon(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I am also a google follower

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  3. I just finished another of her books and it was really good.
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  4. This book cover makes me think of summer. I am spending a week at the beach and I would love to take this with me.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  5. I am an old follower.

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  6. Southern, Family, Beach Read... I want to read it!

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  7. Why this books sounds appealing to me is it sounds like it will draw on my heartstrings. Building a family with a son of a friend, sounds interesting. Plus getting to find out the mystery behind the picture, etc.

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  8. I am a follower.

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  9. I love mysteries! This sounds like a perfect book for summer reading. I have 19 days of school left and then will have lots of time to read.

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  10. I'm a follower.

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  11. I have enjoyed this author in the past; please enter me Kaye.

    Hope u had a great weekend.

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  12. This book has intriqued me since I first read about it. The reason I'd really like to read it is because it's set in Biloxi, and I am from Miss. It really sounds like an awesome book.

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  13. Past family connections are always intriguing!

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  14. GFC follower as Karen B.

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  15. A book which is emotional, has the beach as a setting and summer reading is appealing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. This novel sounds compelling since it involves a family and their foundation as well as the foundation of a home. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. well, have I ever mentioned my fondness for all things set my the water? I think I may have...

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  18. +2 follow you on GFC and Google Reader

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  19. I would actually love to win this for my mom. She is really into books with family dramas like this one. I would be interested in reading it too, if she lets me :P

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  20. i have always enjoyed reading karen white's novels...her latest sounds very intriguing. thanks for the chance to read it :)

    i'm a follower

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  21. This book sounds like a strong family drama. I like the fact that it is centered in the South. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  22. blog follower via GFC
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  23. e mail entry Terry

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  24. I like the setting of this book New York and then New Orleans as well as how Karen White weaves a mystery into the storyline similar to whay she did with On Folly Beach. I enjoyed that book and am looking forward to reading this one.
    I would love to win a copy of The Beach Trees. Thank you for the chance too!

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  25. +2 I'm a GFC follower of your blog!


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  26. Some books I would like to read because of a new author & an interesting story line, then others, like this one, because all of her books are good no matter what the story, it is a must have. Thanks, for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  27. I am a long time follower with GFC

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  28. This book looks very moving. I'd love something like that to speak to my soul.
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  29. I would love to read this. Already by the cover it looks appealing.(funny how a cover can do that)

    Thanks!

    Margaret
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  30. I am also a follower.

    Margaret
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  31. I'd find this interesting to find out what family history she unlocks!
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  32. GFC Follower under pbclark
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  33. This book appeals to me because of the fact that life does go on & we must all learn how to deal with tragedy.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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