Back to the Books Giveaway Hop


Hi there!  Welcome to my stop of the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Buried in Books.

My little man will be starting school on Tuesday, though it’s only half days. It will be a huge change for both of us!

Instead of being sad, I am celebrating by giving away TWO BOOKS!

So L.A.

by Bridget Hoida

Book Description

Magdalena de la Cruz breezed through Berkeley and built an empire selling designer water. She’d never felt awkward or unattractive… until she moved to Los Angeles. In L.A., where “everything smells like acetone and Errol Flynn,” Magdalena attempts to reinvent herself as a geographically appropriate bombshell—with rhinestones, silicone and gin—as she seeks an escape from her unraveling marriage and the traumatic death of her younger brother, Junah. Magdalena’s Los Angeles is glitzy and glamorous but also a landscape of the absurd. Her languidly lyrical voice provides a travel guide for a city of make-believe, where even Hollywood insiders feel left out.

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

by Jenny Wingfield

Book Description

Every first Sunday in June, members of the Moses clan gather for an annual reunion at “the old home place,” a sprawling hundred-acre farm in Arkansas. And every year, Samuel Lake, a vibrant and committed young preacher, brings his beloved wife, Willadee Moses, and their three children back for the festivities. The children embrace the reunion as a welcome escape from the prying eyes of their father’s congregation; for Willadee it’s a precious opportunity to spend time with her mother and father, Calla and John. But just as the reunion is getting under way, tragedy strikes, jolting the family to their core: John’s untimely death and, soon after, the loss of Samuel’s parish, which set the stage for a summer of crisis and profound change.

In the midst of it all, Samuel and Willadee’s outspoken eleven-year-old daughter, Swan, is a bright light. Her high spirits and fearlessness have alternately seduced and bedeviled three generations of the family. But it is Blade Ballenger, a traumatized eight-year-old neighbor, who soon captures Swan’s undivided attention. Full of righteous anger, and innocent of the peril facing her and those she loves, Swan makes it her mission to keep the boy safe from his terrifying father.

You can see my review for this book here.


US/Canada only, sorry 😦

And have a great school year 🙂

About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on August 31, 2012, in books, free, Giveaway, reading. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. These both look like awesome books, thanks so much for the chance to win them.

  2. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake looks just gorgeous. I would love it add it to my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake sounds really good. Love the cover too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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