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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Now I'm giving away Sweet Waters by Julie Carobini!

To enter to win a copy of this book simply post a comment about whether or not you've ever moved back to your childhood home after moving away. If you want to tell us why you did that, go ahead and share. I'll go first. I did move back home after college graduation for a short time (about 9 months) and I did it because I couldn't afford both a car and rent. When I got a few roommates lined up I moved out. Then I ended up marrying my current husband. Anyone else? I'll pick a winner next Sunday.

About the book:

After her fiance dumps her, her sister relocates to Manhattan, and her mother remarries, Tara decides to move from Missouri to her childhood home of Otter Bay, California. But as she settles in and finds a new flame in firefighter Josh Adams, she discovers shocking family secrets that could turn her fairy-tale life into a soap opera.

My thoughts:

I read the first chapter and the writing is very easy to read. The tone of the story is honest and just dramatic enough to pique my curiosity. I hope to finish this book later and post a review when I'm done. Maybe even this week.


fredamans said...

I too fit the bill.

I was born in Hamilton. They say home is where the heart is, and I learned that is too true.

My parents moved me to Nova Scotia at 12. There's really not much you can do about it at that age. So I had to suck it up and suffer. I made friends, but no family around, friends made no difference.

At 15 we moved back to Ontario, but still 4 hours from home. Well, as soon as I hit majority, I moved back home to Hamilton.

Ironically I now live just 5 blocks from my sisters home. I can't live without her.

Thank you for the entry. The book looks great.


Jo said...

I was born and raised in New York City. Hubby and I left there a long time ago and never had any desire to move back. Ironically we lived in Florida for 12 years before moving to Arizona and couldn't wait to move back to Florida. We did eventually and found that it just wasn't the same and back in Arizona knowing that this is where we will stay.

This book sounds great. Please enter me in drawing.


LuAnn said...

I graduated from high school and moved out west a year later. I've never been back and have nothing there to go back to.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Lee Smith said...

I have not moved back home. I have moved to places I used to live as a child - but never back with my parents.

Please enter me ~


Anonymous said...

I haven't. I visited there once and I just didn't fit in anymore.

13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

Lynda Schab said...

I never moved away from my city, but my husband and I did end up purchasing the house I grew up in from my mom when she remarried and moved. It was kind of weird but kind of cool, too. :-) We lived there for about three years before we moved to the house we're in now. All in the same area. My small town can't get rid of me. I think I'm a lifer.

Please enter me for this book. I love, love, love Julie Carobini and haven't read this one yet.

LyndaSchab at gmail dot com

Sherry K said...

After being on my own for several years, I gave up my apartment and moved back home to save money before I got married. My hubby had bought a house before we got married so it was only a few months that I was there.

Please enter me in the drawing.
Sherry K

Anonymous said...

Great post. The book sounds great.Please enter me.Blessings.

Anonymous said...

sadly l couldnt ever move back home, see my mom left our apt after l got married, so there was no going back home for me ever, though l hit a rough patch and really needed a home to go to... Percy

Abi said...

No, I've never moved back to my childhood home after moving away. I'd love to win the book. Thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Casey H. said...

I still live at home. I have been blessed to be raised in a Christian, loving environment. This book looks interesting and i would enjoy having a chance to read it!


Anonymous said...

I visit my home's still 'in the family.'

karen k

Charity said...

No, I never moved back. I live in a different part of the state now. This book sounds very interesting though. Please enter me.
esterried @

fredamans said...

You have an award!!

Hope said...

No, I've never moved back to my birthplace. But, I would like to try to win this book-it sounds interesting! Thanks!

Holly said...

I still live in my parents' home. I can't exactly call it home, as we moved to Florida several years ago. While I miss my family in Massachusetts dearly, I don't know that I could ever go back either. I'm sort of in a holding tank, I suppose.

Anyway, the book sounds fabulous! Please enter me.


Margaret said...

I don't live far from where hubby and I grew up. I have never moved back in with my parents, however they moved in with us for a period of time.

I would love to read this book, sounds great!

Anita Yancey said...

Yes, I did move back home for two month years ago. It was when my husband joined the Army. I went to live with my parents while he was in basic training. This book sounds wonderful. Please enter me. Thanks!


Tarasview said...

Nope, I've never moved back home... but my mom moves constantly so that wouldn't really be an option anyway!

Michelle Sutton said...

And the winner is...


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