Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thanks to Hachette publishing I have 5 copies of this book to giveaway. This is open to U.S. and Canada residents only, and no P.O. boxes. To enter just leave a comment along with your e-mail address. IF YOU DO NOT LEAVE ME A E-MAIL ADDRESS, YOUR NICKNAME FROM FR OR ANOTHER NETWORKING SITE YOUR COMMENT WILL BE DELETED! To receive an extra entry follow me on Twitter - AndiNewberry - follow my blog - leave an extra entry for each. If you already follow me let me know in your comment. : )

This contest will begin today July 4th and end on July 15th when I will use a randomizer to pull the five winners! When I announce the winners they will have 48 hours to get me their mailing information. If I don't have it within the 48 hour time period I will pull another name(s).

Book Description : Even though former slaves Annie Coats and her son Gabriel have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice--to the extent that Annie secretly recalls her days on the plantation with fondness. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives--with Gabriel, a tailor, producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians, and Annie, a seamstress and laundress, catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes--is supposed to be a safe haven, a "promised land" for former slaves, but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.In fact, the city's own emancipation efforts in 1862 serve only to compromise the Coats family's status, putting Gabriel's three young daughters (each of them born free of free parents) at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses' former master. The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses rise their daily battles--as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist other former slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they struggle to love each other enough--is what fuels this novel and makes its tragic denoument so devastating.

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Hi! I heard that this book is a excellent read and I would love to read it. :) Thanks so much for doing these giveaways. Happy 4th of July to you! :)

ConnieJ at FR

negotiate, assist, prepare and struggle are strong verbs and gives me a glimpse into the hardships of their lives. I'd love to read this book and thanks for the chance.
Happy July 4th to you and yours.


This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Avid follower of your blog.
JoanneR/Joanne from FR

I would love to be entered to win this book. I've seen great reviews. Thanks for the chance.
Happy 4th to you and your family.

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I would love a chance to read this book. My email address is

I am a follower.

Sounds like a great book. Would love to be entered to win this book. I am also a new follower.
barras31063 at frugalreader

I heard about this book around book blogs. I would love to give it a read :)

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This book has great reviews.Stand the storm by Breena clarke sounds wonderful. Please enter me.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com Thank you.

The book sounds great, so nice of you to share with other readers! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you, Rapunzelcat at FR

I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

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