Monday, September 13, 2010

BBAW Giveaway: The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson


I just love Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and in celebration of this awesome event I have decided to give away this gently used hardcover book that I thoroughly enjoyed earlier this year.  The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson was such a special story, but if you want to see what I really thought about it you can read my entire review here.



Here is a summary of the book from the Harper Collins website:

"I want you to know something if you don't already. Life is choosing whom and what you love. Everything else follows. . ."
Among the longleaf pines and family farms of eastern North Carolina, days seem to pass without incident for Margaret Clayton and Bernice Stokes until they discover each other in a friendship that will take them on the most important journey of their lives. Margaret, droll and whip smart, has a will of iron that never fails her even when her body does, while Bernice, an avid country-music fan, is rarely lucid. Irreverent and brazen at every turn, they make a formidable pair at the home where they live, breaking all the rules and ultimately changing the lives of those around them. Lorraine, their churchgoing, God-questioning nurse, both protects and provokes them while they are under her watchful eye, as her daughter, April, bright and ambitious, determinedly makes her way through medical school. Rounding out the group of unlikely and often outrageous friends is Rhonda, the Bud-swilling beautician who does the ladies' hair on her day off and whose sassy talk hides a vulnerable heart, one that finally opens to love. 

Weaving this tightly knit and compelling novel in alternating chapters, each woman gets to tell her story her own way, as all five learn to reconcile troubled pasts, find forgiveness, choose hope, and relish the joy of life. Rich with irresistible characters whose uniquely musical voices overflow the pages, The Sweet By and By is a testament to the truth that the most vibrant lives are not necessarily the most visible ones. 


Now for the giveaway!
To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes please.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.  Use a spam-thwarting format such as myemail.address AT gmail DOT com or myemail.address [at] gmail [dot] com.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

You will have until September 18th to enter and I will draw for a winner on or after September 19th.

Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

BBAW snuck up on me this year!

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amandawk said...

This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Bonnie said...

This has been on my wishlist for awhile now and I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Teresa said...

I'd love to read this one.

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Atypical Girl said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love the cover

Amy S.
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Julie P said...

Nice giveaway--I already own a copy of this book (just haven't read it yet)....

Inspired Kathy said...

Please enter me.
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Wendy said...

Happy BBAW!! Great giveaway:)

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Ang said...

I'd love to read this one - thanks so much!

ang
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tanya904 said...

Happy BRBW ! Thanks so much for the giveaway and please count me in
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Martha Lawson said...

Sounds great! Please enter me.

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Lori L said...

Please enter me!
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April said...

I love this book and would love to own my own copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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LAMusing said...

it sounds wonderful! Count me in!
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Norma said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance.
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DarcyO said...

Great giveaway. Please include me.

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N. R. Williams said...

Jo-Jo, this sounds like an excellent book.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

ikkinlala said...

I'd like to enter, please - this sounds like an interesting book.

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Benita said...

Please count me in.



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arceli said...

This sounds like a great book to give my mom.

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Kaye said...

This sounds like a good read and I love the cover. Thanks for hosting.

Kaye said...

Oops forgot my e mail. Sorry -

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stacybuckeye said...

I'd love to be entered!
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Aths said...

Great contest! Please enter me!

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hendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway
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Christine said...

Sounds like a great read!

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velocibadgergirl said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Donna said...

Sounds like a good one--please enter me.
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Amy said...

What a terriric giveaway!

Thank you for offering this book!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Sweet By and By :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds great. I would love to read it! :)

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MommyWantsToRead said...

this looks great. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


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toni said...

Hi Jo-Jo,
Great book to give away...but not to me. I just bought it and read it nonstop.I will be meeting the author at our book group next Wed. He's also nominated for the CT Fiction Book Award ( TBA Sunday). Interesting site. It's fun to be part of BBAW. We are, too, on our writing blog.

Kristi said...

Sounds like a good book. I would love to win it!

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Sue said...

I'd love a chance! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Elise said...

Enter me, thanks. new gfc follower.
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Linda Kish said...

Please include me.
Thanks for the chance to win.

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Lora1967 said...

Please include me
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Corie @ Red Letter Rising said...

I'm in
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