Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: THE ARRIVALS by Meg Mitchell Moore

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away two (2) copies of
THE ARRIVALS
by Meg Mitchell Moore

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



Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover, 324pp
ISBN-13: 9780316097710

Description (from the publisher):
It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt.

First, their daughter Lillian arrives, with her two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely when Jane ends up on bed rest. When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood - only this time around, their children are facing adult problems.

By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family - and the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.

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About the author (from the publisher):
Meg Mitchell Moore worked for several years as a journalist. Her work has been published in Yankee, Continental, Women’s Health, Advertising Age and many other business and consumer magazines. She received a B.A. from Providence College and a master’s degree in English Literature from New York University. The Arrivals is her first novel. Her second novel will be published by Reagan Arthur Books in 2012. Meg lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband, their three children and a beloved border collie.



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.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, June 3, 2011.

• 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 Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

55 comments:

PoCoKat said...

Sounds like a great book...very timely...boomerang adult children.

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Just Mom said...

I have had the urge lately to run home and live with my mother so the premise of this book is quite amusing to me! I could never actually do it, of course, as I have a husband and three children to take care of but it is an excape fantasy! please enter me..
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Teresa said...

This is the first that I've heard of this book but would love to read it. Please count me in.

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I am a follower

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traveler said...

This book would be enjoyable and memorable. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Charleydog said...

What a beautiful cover for this book; makes me think of Maine in early summer.

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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

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I follow on GFC

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Colleen Turner said...

I have been reading about this book in a number of places and it seems to be getting really good reviews. I would love the chance to win a copy!
Thanks,
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Colleen Turner said...

I am an email subscriber and GFC follower (Colleen Turner).

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Ruthie said...

Heard great things about this one! Count me in...thanks!

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Benita said...

Sounds great! Please count me in.

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Tore said...

Sounds like a really good read. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

karenk said...

the subject matter intrigues me...children caring for their parents

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Emma said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Emma said...

THE ARRIVALS
by Meg Mitchell Moore sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Lori L said...

From the synopsis of The Arrivals it sounds like a book I can relate too - I'd love to win a copy!
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I'm an old follower.
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rubynreba said...

Beautiful book cover! Can't imagine all the family going home. I'm for sure going to want to read this.
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I am a follower.
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Susan said...

I always love family sagas. This one sounds interesting and timely, considering how many people I know whose adult children have come back to live with them.

I woud love to win. Thanks!

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Susan said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

librarypat said...

I can so relate to this story. We don't have quite as chaotic mess, but we are at that stage of our lives. Our two daughters are in good marriages and the oldest will have her first child any time now. Daughter #2 lives just down the road from us and our lives overlap quite a bit. We baby sit her son frequently. She thinks it is quite funny that her older sister's child will be starting kindergarten the year her son graduates from high school. Our son, younger than his sisters by 7+ years is still at home (he is 28). He and his dad did build an apartment attached to the garage, so we both have our privacy. It works for both of us. His jobs don't pay well enough for him to afford to move out. We have a built in house & dog sitter and someone to help with the yard work.

I think I would enjoy this book.

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I'd love to win this book!
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Judy H said...

That sounds like utter chaos, I would be in a corner hyperventilating.

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Judy H said...

I'm following on GFC w/ @headlessfowl.

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Margie said...

I like the plotline of this book. Interesting what happens when the children come back to roost.
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Hoot said...

I would LOVE to win this book. It sounds great. Jessy
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Amy said...

This book intrigues me. I am interested to read how mom and dad cope with all of their grown children returning home, some with grandchildren in tow. It's an opportunity for the family to bond and help each other but it could be rather disastrous!

Thank you for hosting a giveaway of this book. Please include me in it!


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Patty said...

I'd love to win this book!

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Laurie C said...

I'm reading a copy from the public library right now. Would love to win my own copy!
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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to be entered to win this book. It sounds like a great read. I really feel for the characters of Ginny and William, and can also relate to them. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Anita Yancey said...

Follow on GFC(Anita Yancey).
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skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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Rosita said...

Sure hope I'm one of the lucky two!

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a real librarian said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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I also follow!!

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