Happy Book Day to You ~ the Series (the gatecrasher)

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Comments Closed – the winner is: Madeline – email me Madeline @ kim (at) mommyknows (dot) com

Welcome to week 5 of —> Happy Book Day to You ~ the Series

Do you remember way back in December, I held a Happy Book Day Giveaway on my birthday? Well I enjoyed it so much (because books are my favorite thing), I thought I’d make it a weekly occurrence. For the next several weeks you can count on a ‘Happy Book Day to You ~ the Series’ giveaway every Tuesday.

happy book day to you ~ the series
the gatecrasher (by Madeleine Wickham)

I know you think you’ve never heard of Madeleine Wickham, but you have. Her pen name is Sophie Kinsella author of the best selling Shopaholic series.

Here’s the author synopsis of ‘the gatecrasher’:

Everything’s coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny, as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats….if that’s humanly possible. Beautiful, charming, and utterly irresistible, her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable. But behind Fleur’s Harvey Nichols wardrobe, is a woman with a mysterious past. Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour, and she swoops into his life like a designer-clad tornado. His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father’s new girlfriend descends on the family estate leaving chaos and excitement in her perfume-scented wake. Soon, more than one family member is suspicious of Fleur’s true intentions. Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeves, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his lovable family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good and enjoying the ride of true love, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family.

I haven’t finished this book yet, so I can’t tell you what I think! I’ll have it done by Thursday, just in time to end the contest and choose a winner (randomly).

Some simple rules and things to remember:

1. This book is second hand. I’ve read it, I liked it and I am giving it to you. It may possibly have coffee rings or warped pages from sitting on my night stand. Call me cheap, or call me environmentally friendly, I’m not bothered either way.

2. Consider passing it forward when you are done, you could even have a giveaway! Remember, what goes around comes around.

3. You must come back here to see if you are the winner. I won’t track you down, if you wait to long … I might lend it to a friend or a neighbor and then YOU are out of luck. You need to email me with your address, once I receive it I will pop it in the mail to you at my convenience.

4. To be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on this post. I’ll pick a winner sometime on Thursday, February 26th, 2009.

5. Tell a friend—> this isn’t really a rule, but it would be really nice. wink

What book do you have on the go right now? Would you recommend it?

MK xo
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**NOTE: this is not a paid advertisement — they’re my books and I am giving one of them away — because I am nice like that — just saying!**


Becky · February 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Sounds like a good book! I want to read it too!

Cindi · February 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I love the cover of the book! Your synopsis of the story line intrigues me.
Thanks for sharing your books. I am currently in between books.
Take care, Cindi

Madeline · February 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

Argh! I still haven’t gotten time to read much lately. It’s really starting to get to me. I have a couple of deadlines to meet in the next couple of weeks. Until then I’ll just dream about sinking my teeth into a good book.

Madeline’s last blog post..You Asked For It: Part I

Anneli · February 25, 2009 at 12:51 am

I don’t read much, but the book that I was hauling around – as much as nyone “hauls” any book – most recently, was “Bridget Jones’ Diary.” I was on a huge Colin Firth movie-a-thon, and when I ran out of movies, I um… “picked up” the book. My sister didn’t even notice me nabbing it, hah! I like it, it’s very interesting to note the differences between the book and the movie.

Safire · February 25, 2009 at 6:11 am

This one sounds interesting too! You and I have the same taste in books. :)

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anastasia · February 25, 2009 at 6:36 am

I like this book, would like to read. :)

jamie · February 25, 2009 at 6:42 am

Aw enter me in the darned giveaway…. too sleepy to think of any witty comments! My youngest hooligan was up 4,308 times last night. YAWN

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Erin · February 25, 2009 at 8:44 am

I am currently reading Revolutionary Road, can’t say that I am enjoying it at all, thanks for your post on my blog. And especially the comment about the toque, since it is a handmade gift from me!!

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Ashma · February 25, 2009 at 8:56 am

I am rereading angels and demons lol would love to read this one.

Broke But Still Drinking · February 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

Can you record the book onto a tape? I have a new job which requires driving and a book on tape would be excellent. And please feel free to act out all the parts with emphasis and don’t be afraid to use multiple character voices.

Thank you!

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Naomi · February 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Book? What’s that? I haven’t started a new one in a while because I’ve been so busy. This one looks like a quickie, though.

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The Lawyer Mom · February 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I just finished “Odd Mom Out” and “Mrs. Perfect” (by Jane Green) and liked both.

Yours sounds intriguing. But where do these Hermitage Cheshire Bradford names come from? Really. – mean, Fleur Daxony? Assuming she gets her man, Fleur Favour is even more bizarre.

The Lawyer Mom’s last blog post..A Heartwarming Sweepstake? Err, “Wait, wait! Don’t Tell me”

debbie · February 26, 2009 at 6:33 am

I just finished The Shack, which I felt like everyone except me had read. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Joi · February 26, 2009 at 6:48 am

I am starting to think you pick books by their covers.. They are all so great looking!

Emily B. · February 26, 2009 at 8:39 am

Ooh, I’m a big Sophie Kinsella fan. For some reason reading ‘chick lit’ seems like a dirty little secret but honestly they’re good fun and who needs books to be all serious all the time? lol.

Right now I’m reading a book called “Stolen” by Kelley Armstrong which I’m really enjoying, it’s another dirty little secret kind of book because while I am happy to admit I love murder mysteries, I secretly also adore books about werewolves and vampires! Stolen is about werewolves, sort of in the tradition (only less graphic) of Laurell K. Hamilton (vampire and fairy novels, hers are heavy on the sex (!)). Charlaine Harris also writes some fun ones, they’re the books that the tv series True Blood is based on.

Love chatting books. Don’t mind me :)

Grog · February 26, 2009 at 10:01 am

Is is it that time again. Looks like a great book!

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Madlen Coas - au pair · February 26, 2009 at 11:17 am

.. hmm i want buy it:)

Scott W · February 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

@Joi: Picking books by their covers isn’t always bad. ;) I do that half the time.

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Tiny Korean · February 25, 2009 at 12:51 am

Book giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/dz79ve

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