First is Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace by Pam Cope. My review of this one should be up in the next couple of days but suffice it to say that it is both heart-rending and inspiring.
Second is Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. I'm waiting on my own copy of this one (hopefully it arrives today!) but I have heard good things about it and I just plain old love the cover.
Third is The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. I'm still waiting on this one as well (how annoyed would my mailman be if they both came today?!) and I have to be honest and say I don't usually read anything where there is a guaranteed body because I am a huge coward and suffer from nightmares. But, I made an exception for Jackson when her book Gods in Alabama came out and I've never once regretted it, thoroughly enjoying the book. Hence her lifetime inclusion on my body exemption list and the reason I am anxiously awaiting this one.
So, since the folks at Hatchette are not only willing to let me blather on about their books, but are willing to put 5 copies of each book into the hands of willing and eager readers (for the math challenged like me--and I managed to do this math without a calculator, that means 15 lucky folks unless one of you is beyond lucky and wins more than one, in which case, buy a lottery ticket and share with me please!), let the games begin.
You must live in the US or Canada to enter (although for my international friends, I'm contemplating a future giveaway just for you guys where I foot the postage since I hate to see you left out all the time) and can't have a PO box. In order to enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which one or ones you'd like to win. Please include an e-mail address where I can contact you for your address should you be a winner. If you want a second entry, become a follower (or mention that you already do follow me). For a third entry, blog about this contest and leave me a link so I can come visit you too. I'll choose the winners for all three books around about midnight on April 25th, which is W.'s birthday so maybe I'll have the birthday boy pull numbers from a hat or something equally boring to a certified pre-teen! That's all there is to it.
All this for only $19.95 plus shipping and handling. But wait, there's more! Okay, not really. I just felt like channeling more crazy tv. There's really no charge and no shipping and handling, just the anticipation of hoping you win and the sheer glee of a shiny new book if you do. So start entering today!