Tuesday, November 10, 2009

giveaway: white picket fences

WaterBrook Multnomah has provided me with a copy of Susan Meissner's White Picket Fences to giveaway to one lucky person!

My review is here. This is the publisher's description:
"When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm– and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a 'normal' life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away.

Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?"

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on November 21. Winner will be selected at random. Open to all US residents; PO Boxes are just fine this time.


  1. Please enter me in your giveaway. Would love to read White Picket Fences. Thanks!

  2. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

    I subscribe via Google Reader.


  3. This looks like a good book to add to my reading list.

  4. November 21st is my birthday and I would
    love to win this book from you.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  5. Please enter me. This looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  6. Please enter me in your giveaway. Would love to read this book.
    sandym204 @ gmail dot com

  7. Please include me in the drawing! The cover is haunting and it looks like a great story. Thanks.

  8. I now follow you via google reader! Thanks.

  9. would love to win a copy
    copperllama at yahoo dot com