UPDATE on this GIVEAWAY:
Katherine Center has been incredibly kind and not only did she send me an autographed book for the giveaway, but she also sent a personalized autographed edition for me to keep! Because of her generosity, I will also be giving away my review copy of her book … SO, one person will win an autographed copy, and one will win an un-signed version. So far there have been only a few people signing up! Please pass along the word to other bloggers!! Thank you!
As part of the Thinking of Nat Challenge (see my post about this challenge), readers have been asked to give away a book in Nattie’s memory.
Katherine Center has graciously offered a signed edition of her latest novel – The Bright Side of Disaster – for me to give to one lucky winner here at Caribousmom. This book has been getting great reviews.
A brief synopsis from the publisher:
Jenny Harris always expected that she’d fall in love, get married, and have a baby–in that order. Now, very pregnant and not quite married, she actually doesn’t mind that she and her live-in fiancé, Dean, accidentally started their family a little earlier than planned; she’s happy to have so much to look forward to. But Dean–whom Jenny loves enough to overlook his bad facial hair, his smoking habit, and his total commitment to a cheesy cover band–is acting distant, and not in a pre-wedding-jitters kind of way. The night he runs out for cigarettes and just doesn’t come back, he demotes himself from future husband to sperm donor.
And the very next day, Jenny goes into labor.
In the months that follow, Jenny plunges into a life she never anticipated: single motherhood. At least with the sleep deprivation, sore boobs, and fits of crying (both hers and the baby’s), there’s not much time to dwell on her broken heart. And things start looking up. She learns how to do everything one-handed, makes friends in a mommy group, and even manages to give dating tips to her sweet, clueless father–who’s trying to court her sassy mother again, fifteen years after their divorce. She also gets to know a handsome, helpful neighbor–with a knack for soothing babies–who invites her out dancing. But Dean is never far from Jenny’s thoughts or, it turns out, her doorstep, and in the end Jenny must choose between the old life she thought she wanted and the new life she’s been lucky to find.
I think this is the perfect book for a give-away in Nattie’s memory – a story about a single mother with humor and heart.
If you’d like to be entered in the drawing, please leave me a comment on this post by May 22nd. I will be drawing a name on May 23rd…so keep an eye on my blog!