Win Author Eileen Goudge’s “Once in a Blue Moon” And “Woman in Red”!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS | | October 29, 2009 at 7:58 pm



Congratulations May

I was recently approached by One2One network to review a book by Eileen Goudge, the New York Times Bestselling author of “Woman in Red“. Books are the toughest to review since they take time, though reading is a big love in my life it is not one I have given much attention to recently. So knowing my schedule was against it I agreed to receive a copy of the Once in a Blue Moon book, by Eileen Goudge.

The story trails the lives of 2 sisters Lindsay and Kerrie Ann whose lives change the day their mom is sent off to jail.Though the neighbor Miss Honi Love, who also plays an impacting role in the book, the girls are separated as they are sent to separate foster home. Coming from a family of just 5 girls this tugged at my heartstrings. The next bit seemed a little old story: one sister to a rich family and the other to a poor family. Obviously this shapes their outlook. With Kerrie Ann being a mom to Bella and has complications in this relationship as well, with Kerrie Ann committed to gaining custody of Bella.

Although the meeting between the 2 sisters get off to a rocky start, one more subdued and the other more brazen, the sense of belonging manages to be stronger to overcome all.  It is not just Kerrie Ann that needs help, Lindsay has her share of issues too even though it is not as loudly spoken as Kerrie Ann. I am a sucker for family drama and happier travails so this was up my alley. Had hubby read this book (never mind that he would never) he would lament over all the gaping holes in the story but not me. I like a little bit of idealic fantasy in my books, since if I needed reality why would I read?

Want to win both books by Eileen Goudge – “Once in a blue moon” and “Woman in red”? To enter tell me what your favorite book is. Make sure that you enter the correct contact details. Contest closes 31st October 2009. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

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    Picking a favorite book is way too hard, as I enjoy so many. Some I have enjoyed recently are: The Know-It-All, The Shack, Ken Follets A World Without End and Pillars of the Earth. Lately I’ve been reading WAY TOO MANY political books. HELP! I need new material! LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Bridgette Groschen

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    I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
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    I follow thru Network Blogs. Thanks!
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    I subscribe to your blog by email. Thanks!

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    I follow you on Twitter (@joeandbridge)and tweeted your giveaway:

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    Lori says:

    I really enjoy reading all types of books, but love sci-fi and my favorite book is “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card.

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    Pam R. says:

    My absolute favourite book is Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. A recent fave is The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.

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    Pam R. says:

    FAcebook fan – Pam duncan Rivera

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    Pam R. says:

    follow your blog on facebook

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    Yvonne Butler says:

    I read too much to have a favorite book but I just finished “Darkest Fear” by Harlan Coben amd it was good.
    Thanks for the entry

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    Yvonne Butler says:

    I am a e-mail subscriber and want the extra entry. Thanks

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    Cheryl W says:

    I love books! To pick just one is nearly impossible, but the one I truly love and cried my heart out over is, Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore. This book will always hold a special place in my heart.

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    Cheryl W says:

    I subscribe via email.

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    Cheryl W says:

    I am your Facebook fan.

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    McKim says:

    I liked the Harry Potter series, and enjoyed reading them to my kids.

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    Tarah says:

    I don’t have a favorite book – but I do have a few favorite authors! I love Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Dan Brown.

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    Leslie says:

    My favorite is The Princess Bride.

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    Jason says:

    I am a huge fan of the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King


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    Tawnda says:

    I love an older series of books… David Eddings The Belgariod

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    Gabriel J. says:

    The Lost Symbol.

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    Voltaire’s “Candide”!

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    Nancy says:

    I read so much I am not sure I could ever pick a favorite. A book I read decades ago, A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins, has always stuck with me for the true adventure it told.

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    randi oaklief says:

    I love anything by Marcia Willett

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    randi oaklief says:

    I subscribe.

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    Natalia D. says:

    Andreas Eschbach “Iron Man”

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    Natalia D. says:

    I follow

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    John says:

    Binci “Italian Lessons”

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    Francine Anchondo says:

    a tale of two cities-Charles Dickens

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    christa marteny says:

    the last book i read would be my fav.but i read all the time to hard to pic fav

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    May Schultz says:

    I enjoy reading ANY books, but recently I read a group of books by Debbie MacComber (spelling??) and they were great. James Patterson is a favorite of mine, too.

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    Sherri B. says:

    How can I pick just one? I will tell you one of my faves is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. It is the first in a series and I love it! Thanks for the chance!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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    Shari D says:

    My favorite book is The Spy Wore Red by Aline,Countess of Romanones

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    Shari D says:

    I am a subscriber.

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    DeeAnn S says:

    My favorite book, and I read it often, is Dune.

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    dorothy l says:

    one of my favorite books is Jane Eyre

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I don’t really have a favorite adult book, so I’ll go with my favorite child book – Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    i follow on twitter – js22222222 .

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    Tera Kolvenbach says:

    My favorite book recently has been The DaVinci Code. I just had a hysterectomy, so I am housebound and would appreciate some good reading material! Thank you!

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    Sarah C says:

    My favorite book is The Little Prince.


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    barbara wright says:

    My favorite book is Gone with the Wind

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    barbara wright says:

    I’m a facebook fan – barbarawr

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    barbara wright says:

    I follow you on facebook – barbarawr

    (btw – your sign is wrong – it should be 21-29 and anything after THAT is old )

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    barbara wright says:

    I subscribe with google reader

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    barbara wright says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

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    Alicia says:

    Would love to read either or both of these1

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    I just read this book while going to LA and back. So great!