Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: SECRETS TO HAPPINESS by Sarah Dunn

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
SECRETS TO HAPPINESS
by Sarah Dunn.

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.


Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 7/2/2010
Price: $13.99/$16.99
ISBN: 9780316013604
Pages: 304
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
 
Description (from the publisher):
Holly Frick has just endured the worst kind of breakup: the kind where you're still in love with the person leaving you. While her wounds are still dangerously close to the surface, her happily married best friend confesses over a bottle of wine that she is this close to having an affair. And another woman comes to Holly for advice about her love life--with Holly's ex!

Holly decides that if everyone around her can take pleasure wherever they find it, so will she. As any self-respecting 30ish New York woman would do, she brings two males into her life: a flawed but endearing dog, and a good natured, much younger lover. She's soon entangled in a web of emails, chance meetings, and misguided good intentions and must forge an entirely new path to Nirvana.

From the author of The Big Love, Secrets to Happiness is a big-hearted, knife-sharp, and hilariously entertaining story about the perils of love and friendship, sex and betrayal--and a thoroughly modern take on our struggle to be happy.



Click here to access the Reading Group Guide.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Sarah Dunn has moved from Los Angeles to New York five times, and from New York back to Los Angeles four times, which means she is happily back in New York, where she lives with her husband, Peter Stevenson, and their son, Harry. Her first novel, The Big Love, has been translated into 23 languages.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, August 27, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

74 comments:

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I love stories with dogs and the romantic part seems interesting.

+1 I am a follower.

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traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. This story sounds unique and the dog companion aspect appealing since dogs are the best ever therapy for a broken heart. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

wmmahaney said...

I would love to be entered.
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wmmahaney said...

I follow in Google Reader.
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Martha Lawson said...

Oh this one sounds good! A dog and a younger man. Please enter me for this one.

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Martha Lawson said...

+1 I am a follower on gfc

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Denny, Alaska said...

Sounds like a good read: bet she ends up with the dog! Thanks for entering my name.

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Denny, Alaska said...

+1 I follow via GFC; thank you.

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Benita said...

I'd llike to win.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Benita said...

Follower by GFC.

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Jennifer L. said...

This book sounds great...I like books where the heroine gets over a bad break up and goes on to create a happy life for herself.
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Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe via email.
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Jonita said...

Please thrown my name into the running to win this one! I have wanted to read one of Sarah Dunn's books ever since she was featured on Chicklitisnotdead.com!

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Jonita said...

I am a follower of this blog through GFC. Thanks!

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Scorpio M. said...

I read Sarah's debut book, Big Love and enjoyed it much. I would like a chance to win this one. Thanks!

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Scorpio M. said...

I am a follower via Blogger.

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Jonita said...

I tweeted!

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ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a fun read. Please enter me to win a copy.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm a subscriber and a follower

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. This books sounds very interesting. I am sure there are lots of women who go through breakups where they still love that person. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Sue said...

I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Colleen Turner said...

Please include me in your giveaway!
Thanks,
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Colleen Turner said...

I am an email subscriber and GFC follower.
Thanks,
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a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

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a real librarian said...

I follow!!


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scottsgal said...

who wouldn't read a book with such a cute dog on the front
thanks for the chance
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scottsgal said...

I'm already a follower
thanks for the chance
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Charleydog said...

The secret to my happiness would be that gorgeous cocker spaniel on the cover of the book.

Please enter my name in the giveaway.

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Ruthie said...

Please enter me, thanks.

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Ruthie said...

Please enter me, thanks.

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Ruthie said...

Please enter me, thanks.

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Ruthie said...

Email subscriber

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holdenj said...

Like many, I really like the dog on the cover. It sounds like Dunn has written a good chick lit novel, with a bit of humor too. Thanks for the info and chance to win.
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holdenj said...

I am a GFC follower.
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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Subscriber.

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librarypat said...

Finding love can be a difficult thing. Sometimes keeping it can be as difficult. Society is much more open about relationships today than it was even 10 years ago. Can't say I would take the route she has chosen. If nothing else, the dog can be relied upon to love her unconditionally. Sometimes, that is all we need to pull ourselves together.

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Beth said...

What a fun cover! I'd love to win!

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Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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Anonymous said...

It would really make me happy to read this book!


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Anonymous said...

I am both an e-mail subscriber and a GFC follower of this bolg.


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grannyvon said...

This cover looks sweet. I always like to judge books by the covers, it doesn't always match up but sometimes it does and I have found that when there are animals there it usually does. Thanks for the chance to win this one. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I follow on GFC and subscribe by e-mail, both. Thanks for the extra entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

409cope said...

This looks like a great summertime read that I would love to win. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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justpeachy36 said...

This is a book I would definitely like to read. It seems right up my alley.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Tiffany said...

I would like to win this! Looks like a goodread!

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Tiffany said...

Follower!
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Tiffany said...

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this. Sounds like a fun read.

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Anonymous said...

Email follower

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Cindy W. said...

I would love to be entered into this giveaway. I love books and I love dogs...the two together is pure happiness!

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am an email subscriber.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Darcie K. said...

This sounds like an amazing read!
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email!!
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Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book. It sounds like a great read. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower on GFC!

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rubynreba said...

I think the addition of an animal to a book always makes it very interesting! Love to read this.
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
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allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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Terry Mac said...

Yes, I definitely would like to be chosen as one of your lucky winners to receive a copy of the Secrets to happiness. It sounds like a very enjoyable book.

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Terry Mac said...

I follow and subscribe to your blog.

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Terry Mac said...

I blogged about this giveaway and posted a link back on my FB page (as Terry Mac)
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Nancye said...

This book looks great! I'm a big 'ol sap when it comes to dogs.

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Nancye said...

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