Wednesday, 9 May 2012

$25 Amazon Gift Card, an autographed copy and 3 eBooks Giveaway: IN LEAH'S WAKE

Original Title: In Leah's Wake
Author: Terri Giuliano Long
Publisher: Createspace
Published Date:  October 1st, 2010

A Story of Love, Loss, Connection, and Grace

The Tylers have a perfect life—beautiful home, established careers, two sweet and talented daughters. Their eldest, Leah, an exceptional soccer player, is on track for a prestigious scholarship. Their youngest, Justine—more responsible than seems possible for her 12 years—just wants her sister’s approval. With Leah nearing the end of high school and Justine a seemingly “together” kid, the parents are set to enjoy a peaceful life…until Leah meets Todd, a high school dropout and former roadie for a rock band.

As Leah's parents fight to save their daughter from a world of drugs, sex, wild parties, their divided approach drives their daughter out of their home and a wedge into their marriage. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Justine observes her sister's rebellion from the shadows of their fragmented family - leaving her to question whether anyone loves her and if God even knows she exists.

Can this family survive in Leah’s wake?

Tracy Riva, Midwest Reviews, calls In Leah's Wake "an astounding story of a family in transition.”

When happens when love just isn't enough?

Reviewer-Nominated for Global eBook Award, 2012
Recipient of the CTRR Award for excellence
2011 Book Bundlz Book Pick
Book Bundlz 2011 Favorites, First Place

EXCERPT

It was rare for Jerry to be summoned to the east side of town. Cortland was a quiet suburb of fewer than four thousand people, a town where young hooligans smashed mailboxes or occasionally broke into a car, offenses cops in bigger towns were sometimes forced to ignore. In Cortland the police took a smashed mailbox seriously, even prosecuted sometimes.


Like many old New England towns, Cortland was divided by a river. From the west, Jerry’s side of town, it could take twenty minutes to reach the nearest highway. The houses in West Cortland were older and smaller than people built today, the undeveloped land, primarily forest or scrub, isolating the neighbors as opposed to providing views.


When people on Jerry’s side of town called the police, the call often arose out of helpless desperation. An elderly woman hadn’t answered her telephone in three days, a family member was drunk or out of control. If you were new to the area, driving west to east and landed here, you might wonder if you’d accidentally crossed the town line.


East Cortland hugged Route 2, providing easier access to Boston; here the subdivisions were not neighborhoods; they were “estates.” Residents typically called the police to report some minor inconvenience. A lockout, a lost pet, at times a dead deer in the road. Not that wealth liberated people from personal problems. Rich people had their share of trouble, as Jerry could attest.

PRAISE FOR "IN LEAH'S WAKE"

 “A very moving and, at times, heartbreaking story which will be loved by many, whether they are parents or not.”
--A. Rose, Amazon UK, TOP 100 REVIEWER

“Pulled me right along as I continued to make comparisons to my own life.”
--Jennifer Donovan, 5 Minutes for Books, Top 50 Book Blog

“Easily the best read that I have enjoyed in 2011.”
--Bonnie Erina Wheeler, author of Fate Fixed: An Erris Coven Novel

“Multiple ripples of meaning contribute to the overall intensity of this deeply moving psychological drama.”
--Cynthia Harrison, author of Sister Issues

"Sometimes scary, sometimes sad, and always tender."
-- Susan Straight, National Book Award finalist, author of Take One Candle Light A Room

"In Leah's Wake is a beautifully written and absorbing novel."
-- Margot Livesey, Award-winning author of Banishing Verona

"This is a story that will stay with you for days and weeks."
--Radical Parenting, the award-winning parenting blog written by teens

"In Leah's Wake is an irresistible read."
-- Holly Robinson, author of Sleeping Tigers

GIVEAWAY

Terri will award three eBook copies of In Leah's Wake to randomly drawn commenters at every stop, plus a grand prize of a $25 Amazon GC and an autographed copy of In Leah's Wake to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

JUST COMMENT IN THIS POST TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!  ENDS MAY 11TH!  PLEASE SHARE THE GIVEAWAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

*** This post is a part of the tour for Goddess Fish Promotions. ***



179 comments:

  1. Oh my god, this book seems so freakin' interesting! Want it, want it, want it!!

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  2. This book sounds fascinating!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen! I hope so. :)

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  3. This sounds like the New England I know. Interesting. Deb P
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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    1. Cool, Deb! It's lovely to connect with a neighbor!

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  4. The book sounds interesting. Not the normal YA premises.

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    1. Thank you, alone! I hope readers enjoy it. :)

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  5. This looks like a very interesting book.

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  6. looks interesting...does the book tour include India, Delhi specifically?

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    1. Yes Alka, this is International..thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Alka & Vidya! I wish it included a physical stop in India! I have always wanted to see your beautiful country. It's so amazing to be able to connect with friends from across the world.

      Thank you again for hosting me, Vidya! And thank you both for your support!

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    3. Hi Terri,

      India is a welcoming country. We shall be happy to have you "physically" here too. All the very best for your book. It is great that you meticulously replied to everyone.

      Best Regards

      Alka

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  7. Would love to win this. The book sounds really interesting....just the type I like to read.

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    1. Thank you, Jacinta! I appreciate your interest!

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  8. Sounds like a good read, I'm in!

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    1. Ah, thank you, PurpleMist! I hope it is. :)

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  9. IN LEAH'S WAKE will resonate with me. I just know it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  10. the preview just strikes a chord... i'm so happy this is an international giveaway! ^_^

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    1. Thank you so much, Jisha! I'm happy it's international too - and just thrilled to have a chance to meet readers from across the world!

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  11. thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book
    ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Tough but timely topic to take on. Thanks for the contest.

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    1. Thank you so much for your support, JC! Adolescence is such a wonderful but difficult time - for everyone involved (parents and teens), I think.

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  13. I've always liked the sound of this, Terri. I haven't got a Kindle at the moment, although I am coming round to the idea... this is on my list for when I do.

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    1. Wonderful to see you here, Jackie! Thank you so much for your interest in my book! I noticed you follow The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter blog. Holly is a very good friend of mine.

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  14. This book immediately reminded me of the trauma my older sister caused while we were growing up. There were some tumultuous years from the time she hit her teens until she moved out. Sounds like an intriguing idea for a story.

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    1. Thank you so much, Luzia! Problems like this are really tough. I hope your sister & family are now doing well!

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  15. Sounds like a great book! www.amysbooketlist.blogspot.com @buckeye_gal4

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! I hope readers enjoy it!

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  16. Hi,Vidya!

    I'm now one of your followers! Yes, I think books are magical!

    Your blog is beautiful!

    Hope you will stop by and visit my blogs!


    My book blog!
    http://betty-alark.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-type-of-character-are-youhanging.html

    Poetry blog
    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com/


    I enjoy reading reviews and congratulating authors success!

    Congratulations on your success!

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    1. Thank you for following my tour, Betty!

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  17. Sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Beverley! I hope readers find it interesting. :)

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  18. The story is so sad, and yet so wonderful too. What a loving family it must be. It is very much like todays world.

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    1. Thank you so much, MomJane! I think people sometimes forget that loving families have problems and make mistakes too. That you see it this way means a lot to me.

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  19. This Book sounds amazing, im very intriged by it, i would love to read it.

    thx for an amazing giveaway

    karlaihdez(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I, too, had much the same situation in my life quite a few years ago. We were lucky and everything has turned out wonderfully for all of us but it can be very scary at the time!

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    1. It really can be! The scariest part, I think, is not knowing, the uncertainty of the future. We need crystal balls to see the positive end result! I'm so glad things turned out well for you and your family!

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  21. This book seems so heart warmiing and I really enjoyed the excerpt!
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, thank you so very much, Janiera! I really appreciate your interest - and thank you for the smile!!

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  22. This sounds like a great book, I would love to read it. Thanks for the international giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much, Flyleaf 10! I'm thrilled to have this chance to meet so many people from other parts of the world!

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  23. Interesting book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    gbondi07 at gmail . com

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  24. my book club wants to read this book...I would love to win it!!
    I am your newest follower...pls follow bck if you can.

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    1. Thank you so much for following me, Annmarie - and for your interest in reading my book! I've followed you & subscribed to your blog. I look forward to your posts about family & relationships!

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  25. Very interesting. Good post.

    Silversolara@gmail.com

    Thanks for the giveaways too.

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  26. This books sounds really interesting, thank you for the giveaway and review.

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    1. Thank you so much for your interest and your kind words, Susan! It's an honor to be here!

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  27. Thank you so much for hosting me today on the blog and thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments!

    Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!
    Have a great week!

    All the best,
    Terri

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  28. This book seems very interesting and relatable for me.

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    1. Thank you very much, Alyshia! Your kind words mean a lot to me.

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  29. Great giveaway. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. My pleasure, Joy! Thank you for following my tour!

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    1. Thank you so much for your interest and for following my tour, Brandi!

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  31. awesome! rbd1022@hotmail.com

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  32. this seems like an emotional read and interesting.

    Dina
    dlsmilad at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you so much, Dina! I hope so. :) I appreciate your interest!

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  33. Great giveaway Vidya. I would love to win Teri's book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    1. Thank you so much for your interest, Laura!

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  34. I love the description of Cortland. Very vivid.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so very much, Catherine! I'm much more of an auditory person, so I've had to work at writing description. That you found it vivid makes me smile. Thank you for that!

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  35. Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! This books looks good!!
    daniellelovesbooks@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, WinterFaerie! I really appreciate your kind words and your interest!

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! Will try to read.

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    1. Thank you, Vignesh! I appreciate that very much!

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  37. Seems like an interesting book!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vicky! I hope readers think so. :)

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  38. It's been quite a while since I read a book like that. Seems interesting!

    x Ellie of selkiereadsstories

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  39. Very nice excerpt. The book sounds interesting.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so very much, bn100! I hope readers enjoy it. :) It's lovely to meet up with you here - I've enjoyed seeing you on my blog!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Nobonita! I hope it is. :) Thank you for giving me this time!

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  41. Sounds like a great read! I'd love to win!
    nmetolen@gmail.com

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  42. This sounds like a great book Thanks for the chance to win a copy. crystaley73@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Crystaley73! It's my pleasure. I'm grateful to be here with Vidya, meeting such lovely people!

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  43. Happy Friday Terri! Sounds like/looks like an awesome book! Thanks for having such a fantastic contest :) megoslee@msn.com

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    1. Happy Friday to you too, Meg! Thank you so very much for your interest! I hope it holds up and readers enjoy it. :)

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  44. Cool..

    This book is damn interesting...

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    1. I love your enthusiasm, Vijayamrith! Thank you so very much!

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  45. wow wow! count me in! :D
    aragonmarius(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Always looking for something new to read, and this sounds like a good one! Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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  47. Ack! Wouldn't link to me! So reposting my comment -

    Always looking for something new to read, and this sounds like a good one! Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thanks Carol - I think I have just replied to you as 'Unknown' too, so I'll say again, thank you for your lovely comment!

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  48. This book sounds like such a good story! Definitely going on the TBR list.

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    1. Thanks so much Joanne - that's wonderful to hear!

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  49. I would love a chance to listen to this ebook!
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you so much for your interest Jo-Jo - I really appreciate it!

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  50. I really would love to win this book..liked the plot.

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    1. Thank you Prasannaprabhu - I'm really glad it appeals to you!

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway..like to read it.

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    1. Thank you very much for your interest in In Leah's Wake Ravi!

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  52. Nice plot..seems like a difficult thing to write.

    sunilanand.muthupandian@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sunil! Yes, there were times when it was very difficult but it was so rewarding in the end!

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  53. Oh, I cant login my name..there must be some mistake in the way I am doing.. :( okay, this is my mail id: sivaranjini.varadharajan@gmail.com

    I could use a book like this right now.

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  54. Ganesh Kamaraj11 May 2012 at 13:11

    Hi I am not much into reading..but, I am just starting. Like to read this, if I get a chance.

    mail id: ganeshkamaraj@ymail.com

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  55. This is one thing I love - taking a different plot and getting that to success. Congrats!

    moorthy.sundar@gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway! sugantha.jeevankumar@gmail.com

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  57. Hi, I like your book cover. Simple and cute.

    harshahere4u@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much Harsha! I put so much thought into the cover - I'm thrilled that you like it!

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  58. Thanks for informing us about this super giveaway..

    Krishnaprsd63@gmail.com

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  59. I hope this is international..I always have time for a good book.

    mail ID: v.raghuraman@ymail.com

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    1. Hi Ram - it is international! Thank you so much for your comment!

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  60. Thank you. raghukewl@gmail.com

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  61. I have seen you in many tours now..this book is getting very popular. All the best!

    r.vicky44@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much Vicky - bloggers have been absolutely amazing in supporting me and allowing me to visit!

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  62. I like the plot and cover. Like to read! vijiram8801@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Viji - that's wonderfully kind of you to say!

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  63. Getting here from Book Blogs. New follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. rajivhockey97@gmail.com
    Newbie to reading..will definitely read it, if I win! :)

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  65. An IT employee reading books! :)

    saravanan.thangavel@gmail.com

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  66. I have my eyes on the signed copy of this book, LOL!

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  67. Like to read a different story. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jayantikumari.manojkumar@kumaran.com

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  68. My hubby will like this genre. Thank you!
    d25m4y2012@msn.com

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  69. thanks..

    Arthi.Rajasekaran@lntinfotech.com

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  70. Wow..That's indeed a excellent story.. :-)

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  71. My wife will like it. veeraraghavan.pasupathi@kumaran.com

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  72. Oh God..That's cool..For the first time in my life, I am looking forward to buy this book..:-)

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  73. Ooh, the book sounds good.

    pragyasharma_100@yahoo.co.in

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  74. Cheers..Thank you for the review..Please send your reviews about the book to v_amrith@yahoo.co.in

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  75. Thank you for the heads up for the giveaway! I am not late for the party right? Hope its not over yet.

    arthirj85@gmail.com

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  76. Nice cover and interesting storyline. To my TBR! subasri.baskaran@kumaran.com

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    1. Thank you Subasri! I put such a lot of thought into the cover, so a comment like yours is so rewarding!

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  77. Thanks for notifying me about this giveaway! Great plot!

    addy89jim@gmail.com

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  78. Thanks for the giveaway! sangamithrajen@gmail.com

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  79. I have not read in a long time..thanks for the info..may be I will start reading again.

    bhavaniprashadh@gmail.com

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    1. It's so hard to find the time sometimes, isn't it? I really appreciate your interest Bhavani!

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  80. Not many giveaways are international..thanks!
    arunphilp@gmail.com

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  81. I hate reading sad novels..but that is the other way of facing I can't face reality. So, I think I should read this and see whether I am ready.
    sarunrules@gmail.com

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  82. This looks like a great read. Thank you for the review and giveaway!

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  83. I work at a public library and had not heard of this book yet. Would love to read it and also buy a copy for my library. Thank you for reviewing and bringing it to my attention. And thank you for doing the giveaway, too!
    K at storytimeabcs(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so very much, Storytime Fun! Libraries are among our most important assets! You not only bring books to readers - you encourage and nurture the love of reading. Thank you for this!!

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  84. Looks like a great book! I enjoy books with themes like this. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  85. Ganesh, I'm touched that you're interested in reading this - thank you so much!

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  86. I follow you on Twitter and facebook. I think this book is really in the "NOW" So many families are suffering children and ....parents involved in drugs. Maybe the peach tree switches my grandma used on me should have been applied on kids instead of crying child abuse in EVERY case, I didn't turn out so bad. I am 70 and people in my generation I knew all grew up this way. There has not been enough control where kids were concerned. Yes, I know that they was not drugs to contend with in my day but there was sex and alcohol, Oh, well I want to win your book. Thanks for the chance.
    ybutler@oppcatv.com

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    1. Thank you so very much!! I really appreciate your following me - and your interest in my book! You make an interesting point. I think changes in parenting style (and pressure on parents from so many directions) as well as society/culture over the last 50 years has contributed to this problem. This is difficult, I think, but very encouraging to know so many people care about these issues! By pulling together - sharing this dialogue - I think we can find solutions. Thank you again!

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  87. This. Seems like such an interesting book.

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  88. I think this sounds like a really emotional read. Definitely one to tackle! I love the ones that really pack a punch.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  89. Wow, this book sounds pretty intense. It would probably make for a very emotional read. Honestly I try to stay away from those most of the time since my life is emotional enough haha. Still it really does sound interesting & I think you probably really hit home with a lot of parents.

    ladymagic0 at aol.com

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