Friday, October 14, 2011

One Year Blogversary Event: "Stiltsville" by Susanna Daniel Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

I have just finished reading the very first novel by Susanna Daniel entitled Stiltsville. It is a great read and I had a hard time putting it down! This book was selected as one of Oprah's 2011 Summer Reading List books! This book was written so beautifully about a marriage and it's heartbreaking end. I usually gravitate towards romance novels, but I'm not sure you could call this one a romance novel. Daniel's writing is so descriptive that you really feel a connection to her characters! This was a great book and one that I will be thinking about for a long time!

Book Description:

One sunny morning in 1969, Frances Ellerby finds herself in a place called Stiltsville, a community of houses built on pilings in the middle of Biscayne Bay. It's the first time the Atlanta native has been out on the open water, and she's captivated. On the dock of a stilt house, with the dazzling Miami skyline in the distance, she meets the house's owner, Dennis DuVal—and a new future reveals itself.

Turning away from her quiet, predictable life back home, Frances moves to Miami to be with Dennis. Over time, she earns the confidence of his wild-at-heart sister and the approval of his oldest friend. Frances and Dennis marry and have a child—but rather than growing complacent about their good fortune, they continue to face the challenges of intimacy in the complicated city they call home.

With Stiltsville, Susanna Daniel weaves the beauty, violence, and humanity of Miami's coming-of-age with an enduring story of a marriage's beginning, maturity, and heartbreaking demise.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel on Amazon for only $10.19!


WIN IT:

Thanks to Harper Perennial, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a copy of Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel! (US Residents Only)

You MUST be a follower of Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect (located at the right) for your entry to count. And you MUST include your email address with each entry.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect. AND Visit Susanna Daniel's website and comment on something that you learned. (both combined = 1 entry)

That's all you have to do! But, if you'd like to receive extra entries you can:
  • Like Stiltsville on Facebook here. (1 entry)
  • Follow Susanna Daniel on Twitter here. (1 entry)
  • Like Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Facebook here. (1 entry)
  • Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Networked Blogs. (1 entry)
  • Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Twitter here. (1 entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry daily, include the link)
  • Enter another Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy giveaway. (1 entry for each giveaway entered)
  • Post the Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)
  • Post the One Year Blogversary button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)
Please include your email address with EACH entry. If you don't have your email attached to your comment, I won't be able to contact you if you win! Post a separate comment for each entry (if it says 3 entries, post 3 separate comments.)

This giveaway ends October 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: adventuresofathriftymommy@gmail.com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner. * Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator. * I do contact each winner via email

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

124 comments:

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