Book Giveaway of "Sweet Dreams, Miss England"


Win!

I am giving away one free copy of my book "Sweet Dreams, Miss England" to one of you lucky blog readers.
It's Easy !
To enter, you must follow this blog publicly through Google Friend Connect to the right (not anonymously please). That's it! No point system, no following twitter or FB - though re-posting would be appreciated
The giveaway runs with the publishing of this post until Saturday 2 July 2011 when I'll get up and  start my laptop - Melbourne / Sydney Australia time. The contest is open to everyone!

What else would I like you to do?

Easy again. Post a comment and let me know about your favourite book and why.



The winner will be drawn the old fashioned way. I write everyone's name onto a piece of paper, place them all in a bucket and let my girl choose the winner.

Good luck and thanks for getting this event on the way - as I said, I'd appreciate a bit of re-posting!



What others had to say about SDME:

Jamie:

I just got done reading this book and I had to sit down and write this review right away! The ending is really sad in a "P.S. I Love You" sort of way. This is one of those books that I probably would NOT have picked up if I hadn't been asked to read and review it.

The story itself is about Nicky who is a young mother of two little girls and wife to an actor who doesn't even live on the same continent as her due to work commitments. Basically, Nicky is raising her two children as a "single parent." One day Nicky decides that she's going to meet two women who have created a fan page for her absentee husband and this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. But this also where a "tiny" wrinkle gets thrown Nicky's way and his name is Daniel. Daniel the PRESENT fun loving Irish man.

In the beginning it did take me a little bit to get into the story, all the extra back-story was a little distracting to me. All of the characters are a VERY unique that are possibly people that you know in real life. The overall story (minus the extra back-story) is a story that is very real and very relate able



Cheryl "Mash":

At the request from the author, a PB copy was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis (from back of book): 

She could still hear Daniel's grandmother saying, "Sometimes we meet people but not to share the rest of our lives with them, but merely for them to guide us onto a different path".
Set in London and Dublin we follow the life of Nicky, a young mother of two who is married to Shane, an actor whose work requires him to be in Los Angeles. When Nicky meets Daniel, a fun-loving, spontaneous man from Ireland, she realizes how much joy and passion are missing from her marriage, and consequently her life. Nicky is torn between her marriage to Shane and her love for this Irish charmer.

My Thoughts and Opinion: After finishing and digesting this book, I sit here very torn. I will try to write this review solely on the book and not the interjection of my beliefs. I will, however, say that I do not condone the main character, Nicky's, actions. I found it very hard to relate with the character Nicky because of the story line but once I took a step back and analyzed just "the book", I could see that she did have some good qualities. The author's writing style quite surprised me as a debut author. She wrote this story with a fluid, flowing and detailed account of the plot. The narrative, characters, emotions and descriptions of the settings were written in such a seasoned style that her words were conveyed with the ability to form vivid imagery. The relationships between characters profound and meaningful on many levels . I thought that this would be another typical love story and would know the ending, but, the author delivered an unexpected twist which left me with thought provoking questions. (I will not include spoilers in this review). Overall, a very well written novel from a very talented writer.

My Rating: 4




9 comments:

  1. thanks so much for the giveaway. im real curious bout this book and i always like following new blogs. ill post on my fb as well.

    babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

    GCF follower: Lindsey

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  2. I'm a follower! I'll link this contest on Facebook. tmilstein at gmail dot com

    My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  3. Count me in! Sounds really good! Thank you!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  4. Im a follower, count me in too please!!
    nataliej0209@yahoo.ca

    Please stop by my site sometime and visit.
    http://booksfromthepurplejellybeanchair.blogspot.com
    Natalie

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  5. I would love to be entered to win a copy of the book :)

    I am a GFC follower: Julie Witt
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer.

    My favourite book is A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving. Someone recommended it to me a long time ago. It didn't sound like anything I'd be interested in, but I was surprised to find out that it is amazing.

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I'm a follower too!

    My favorite book at this moment is "Live Free or Die" the first book in the SF-series "Troy Rising" by John Ringo.

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  8. I'm a follower: Zoey Smith

    my favorite books (new)Where She Went, Uglies, Shadowfever.. (old)LOTR, Harry Potter :D

    zoey42.42(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. thanks everybody for taking part in this ... and all your books you like sound interesting indeed!

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