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Monday, November 15, 2010

New Giveaway! Now I'm giving away Hometown Ties by Melody Carlson!

For a chance to enter and win this book please post a comment with your email and an answer to this question... When you were in school, how many people in your graduating class had the same name you did? Were you friends with any of them?

There were two other Michelles in my class and I was acquainted with both, but not chummy. After I became a Christian (after high school) I hung out with another twenty-something named Michelle and when people saw us they called us the two Michelles. We were both blondes, too, and about the same height. :)

Hometown Ties: A Novel (The Four Lindas)

About the book: 

After decades out of touch, four fifty-something childhood friends have returned to the little coastal town of Clifden, Oregon, where they grew up. They look forward to supporting one another as they reinvent their lives. But second acts can be a challenge, and each woman feels the stretch. Widowed lawyer Janie struggles to leave the past behind and move forward. Emerging artist Marley wrestles with “painter’s block.” Empty-nester Abby fears no one takes her seriously, while beautiful Caroline has all she can do to keep her Alzheimer’s-patient mother at home…and wearing clothes! Plus, old resentments and new misunderstandings are beginning to strain the friendships they all count on. Can the Four Lindas sisterhood continue to thrive in the close quarters of one little hometown?

My thoughts:

I haven't read this book.


Anonymous said...

I have not read this book, even thought I have read others by her. Thanks you, Barbara Wenk

Wendy said...

I graduated from a class of 77. I am the only one from my class with the name of Wendy.
This bood sounds really good.
Please put me in the drawing.
Thank you for the chance.

Holly said...

Wendy, my mom graduated the same year and she is a Wendy also.

As for me, there were no other Hollys in my class. However, there was one a year ahead of me and there was a Hollie in my brother's grade. The weirdest thing was in my church camp there was a girl with my same first and last name. I only met her once, but it was confusing when they'd call off names for mail.


Maureen said...

I think this book has some things I can relate to...I'm dealing with Hubby's dementia.
Please include me.


Hull.Margaret said...

I am from a very small town and we had 30 in my graduating class. There was no one in the whole school with my name...other than the last name of course :)

Anonymous said...

No other Penny in my class of over 500 that I know of. But my friend Trish has a dog named Penny! Please put me in for the book. : )

Lee Smith said...

I graduated school overseas. The entire school only had about 150 people, and nobody else had my name.

I have run into people after school with my name though. I think it's fun.

This still sounds like an interesting book.

justpeachy36 said...

I have read several books by Carlson and loved them all.

Please enter me in in the giveaway.

apple blossom said...

I went to a Christian School. There were only about 6 in my graduating class. However, I was the only Abigail in the whole school. Never can remember hearing the name before my daughter started in scouts then I met one other in her troop. And since have met a few more, but the name isn't that common.

My daughter would love it if I won this book though. thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a really good read.

Anonymous said...

there were like 4-500 people in my graduating class and not one other Priscilla, just me :) priscillajdm at hotmail dot com

Nancye said...

There were 40 kids in my graduating class. I was the only Nancye in my class. Actually,there weren't any other girls in my whole school with my name! I LOVE Melody Carlson!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

karenk said...

there was one other girl that shared my first name...and yes, we were friends. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My graduating class had over 1,000 people in it and I am positive that there were others with the name of Carol but I never met them!


Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is..


klassykleaning said...

I can't wait to read this book.
I am the only person in the entire city I am from with my last name. Chorn, ugg. I never did like that name!

Linda E

Anonymous said...

My middle name is Lynette and I always wanted it to be my first.
SO i'm ANNE.
looks like a n interesting book to win and read and later to share.
God Bless.

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