Summer Reading: Book GIVEAWAY!

What is summer without vacation, sunshine and good books to read? To help one lucky reader with their summer reading I have a giveaway of two new titles perfect for the beach or just lazing in the backyard.

Julian Fellowes is the creator of Downton Abbey, one of the best TV series out there. They’re on hiatus right now but if you want a modern day version of Downton Abbey then you’ll love Snobs: A Novel of Modern Manners. It’s Fellowes’ first book, just released in the U.S.

Sophie Kinsella, of the fabulous Shopaholic series, is the pen name of Madeleine Wickham. She now writes books under her own name as well and 40 Love is one of the latest. It’s a hilarious tale of social climbing and back-stabbing with a smattering of real-life thrown in. Reading that won’t tax your brain but will provide escape.

For your chance to win these books, leave a comment telling me about your summer plans (I’m not going anywhere and so need to live vicariously through you) and if you’re not already a follower become one. Just click on the link "Join This Site"in the right-hand sidebar. Don’t worry- being a follower does not cause a flood of spam. In fact, the good karma means you’ll get less junk email. A winner will be picked randomly.

Given that it is summer and everybody moves more slowly you have until next Monday, July 2, to enter.

Free books and summer- as good as it gets!


  1. Oh this is a great giveaway! I LOVE Downton Abbey therefore, I'm intrigued by Snobs. Sign me up! P.S. I'm a follower, but of course.

  2. Ooh, a giveaway - fun!

    My summer plans include a visit to Paris - flea markets, cemeteries, food markets, and lots of walking. I hope to go to the King Tut exhibit in Seattle, too.

  3. I thoroughly enjoy Downton Abbey, so I'm sure I'd like that book. Reading is one of my fave parts of summer.

    I just got back from my summer vacation - a long-awaited and amazing Alaskan cruise. You can live some of my experiences vicariously over at my blog if you'd like.

  4. Pick me, pick me! I am going flyfishing on the Green River for the second time this year. Alan will do all of the rowing. I would love the Fellows book. I just love your blog- the flower photos were fabulous.

  5. We have been to Disney World and planning to go to the beach at the end of summer. I love Downtown Abbey, would love to win.

  6. I LOVE Downton Abbey! I must have "SNOBS!" Pleeeease.

    I am off all summer, so I am reading, lunching, blogging, grilling, loving, drinking Merlot, and editing my book...

    XX Thank you.

  7. I've read all of Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham's novels except 40 Love and Snobs was recommended to me a long time ago. Unfortunately I had to cancel my summer vacation because my fiancé lost his job. Would love to win both books!

  8. I'm having a very quiet summer except for one thing - I've got Olympic tickets! Not exactly relaxing by on the beach with a cocktail but I'm excited all the same.

  9. People seem to be either jetting off to far flung corners or staying stuck at home this summer. I'm one of those who will be stuck at home, hoping that there will be a little sunshine in my life sometime. Happy summer reading to everyone. :)

  10. Wow- you're all covering the gamut from staying at home to going to the Olympics. Thank you so much for all your comments and I'll be announcing a winner tomorrow. I wish I could give you all books!


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