Monday, November 5, 2012

Book giveaway: Fiction books from Crown

*Contest is over. Thanks!*

Good news for my readers today! :) Here is a giveaway for you to enter to win any of these wonderful new books from The Crown Publishing Group.

There will be three winners! The books that are up for grabs are:

1. A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid 

2. Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann (Illustrated by Maurice Sendak and translated by Ralph Manheim)
3. Break the Skin by Lee Martin

More details on the books:

A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid, the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved A Dog Named Christmas and its prequel Christmas with Tucker, is a heart-warming, holiday story of love and the unbreakable bond between a young man with developmental disabilities and his dog. 

Todd McCray, hero of A Dog Named Christmas, as well as the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie hit, is now twenty-four years old and working at a local animal shelter, where he meets and quickly becomes best friends with Laura, a young volunteer. Life seems good for Todd, but all is not well in his hometown. Struggling families unable to make ends meet are abandoning more and more dogs and the shelter is swelling to capacity. Local governments are struggling to meet their obligations too, and in early December, on the cusp of another holiday season, Todd’s boss breaks the bad news.  Due to funding problems, the shelter will close its doors before the end of the year.  But what will happen to all the animals and where will Todd work? What will happen to his emerging relationship with Laura? 
With the same reverence for classic storytelling tradition that distinguishes his last two tales, Kincaid’s A Christmas Home (on sale Oct 30, 2012) is a charming fireside read and sure to be another holiday classic.

Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann (Illustrated by Maurice Sendak and translated by Ralph Manheim), reissued a few months following Maurice Sendak’s death and on the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are, is a lush and beautifully illustrated edition that serves as a wonderful tribute to Sendak’s life at a time when his legions of fans worldwide are honoring his legacy and ballets are performing their own versions of this timeless classic.

Called “a classic, new and complete” by the New York Times Book Review, Sendak’s Nutcracker
 (on sale Oct 30, 2012) brings to life Hoffmann’s mysterious world with his extraordinary illustrations, and this stunning reissue is being published just in time for the holidays.

Break the Skin: A Novel by Lee Martin – in paperback Nov 13, 2012 from Broadway Books is a new work of taut, dark, and beautifully crafted literary fiction by the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Bright Forever.

Details of the giveaway:
+ Must be a follower of this blog.
+ Only open to residents in the US/Canada.
+ For extra entries, you can leave a comment on this post, tweet about this giveaway, write a post about this on your blog, subscribe to this blog or my book review blog, by e-mail.
+ Fill in the form below.
+ Contest ends Nov 12.

Good luck! :)


  1. Too bad the giveaway is open only to readers in the US/Canada :(

    I would love to win Maurice Sendak's "The Nutcracker" as a Christmas present for my son. He's on a reading frenzy!

  2. I really want to read "A Christmas Home" because I loved the first book in the series! Thank you!


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