Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Giveaway - ARC of The Pretend Wife by Bridget Asher



The Pretend Wife by Bridget Asher (ARC) ~ What would life be like with the one who got away? From the author of My Husband’s Sweethearts—hailed as “a laugh-and-cry novel”* that’s “whip-smart, tender…an undiluted joy to read”**—comes this bighearted, funny, fiercely perceptive tale about a happily married woman and the little white lie that changed everything.… For Gwen Merchant, love has always been doled out in little packets—from her father, a marine biologist who buried himself in work after her mother’s death; and from her husband, Peter, who’s always been respectable and safe. But when an old college boyfriend, the irrepressible Elliot Hull, invites himself back into Gwen’s life, she starts to remember a time when love was an ocean. What does Elliot want? In fact, he has a rather surprising proposition: he wants Gwen to become his wife. His pretend wife. Just for a few days. To accompany him to his family’s lake house for the weekend so that he can fulfill his dying mother’s last wish. Reluctantly Gwen agrees to play along—with her husband Peter’s full support. It’s just one weekend—what harm could come of it?But as Gwen is drawn into Elliot’s quirky, wonderful family—his astonishingly wise and open mother, his warm and welcoming sister, and his adorable, precocious niece—she starts questioning everything she’s ever expected from love. And as she begins to uncover a few secrets about her own family, it suddenly looks like a pretend relationship just might turn out to be the most real thing she’s ever known.

Now on to the RULES ~~

  1. Open to residents of the US only.
  2. Post a comment here. You MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR ACTIVE BLOG ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT. Any comment that DOES NOT INCLUDE this information WILL BE DELETED. I have to have a way to contact you if you win!!!!
  3. If you blog this contest and leave a link in your comment so I can check it out, you will receive an extra entry to the contest.

Contest open until May 11th. The winner will be announced on May 12th.

98 comments:

mindy said...

looks like a wonderful book thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Nicole said...

This book sounds great!!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sounds great mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Kaye said...

Looks like a teriffic book! Another great giveaway, Lori. Please enter me in the drawing.
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The Coupon Monkey said...

This book sounds like one you won't be able to put down! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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Jenn S. said...

Sounds like a great read!

Mary said...

I absolutely loved My Husband's Sweethearts and would love to read this one.

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bridget3420 said...

I want this book so bad:)

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

LuAnn said...

I think there are always times when each of us feels like we're "pretending." I'd love to win this book.

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vboackle said...

i would love to read this book.

scottsgal said...

This sounds like a great book - please count me in

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Susan said...

This looks so good!

abfantom said...

This books sounds interesting and I'd like to read it.

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LittleEagle said...

This is a book that I will add to my summer reading list. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

purplg8r said...

I'd love to read this book..please enter me!

And I blogged about the contest here

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Valorie said...

Aw, I hope she doesn't leave her supportive, safe husband. :P

I'd love a chance to win.

I blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/05/04/book-giveaways-0504-0510/

Valorie
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randio said...

Sounds like another great book, thanks!

Hil'Lesha said...

This sounds like a good read! :)

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nfmgirl said...

Sounds like a fun book. Please count me in. Thank you!

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Luvdaylilies said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me to win=)

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Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

Sounds like the type of book I would like to read!

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Michelle S. said...

Sounds like a good book!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks so much!

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Michelle Kuo said...

This sounds like such an interesting book! Ahh now I'm dying to read it.

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Sharon said...

Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway

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Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book!Thanks!

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Meredith said...

I love books and this one looks great.
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Connie K. said...

Sounds like a good read.monulash

clynsg said...

An interesting concept, and in a way, a little frightening. How many people really want to take the chance of upsetting everything they think they know about families and life?

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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Please enter me, this one sounds good!

Dottie
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Deborah said...

I can't imagine anyone trying this in real life...but I'll bet it makes a fantastic read! asthenight at gmail dot com

Angela said...

I would love to read this!
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alexandrea said...

That looks like a really interesting book! Thank you for the giveaway

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Sunnyvale said...

Sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Valerie said...

sounds good
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Kelly said...

Oh, this book sounds great. Just different enough from everything else to really be interesting. :) Thanks so much!

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Sandra K321 said...

This sounds like an interesting story of what might have been. Please enter me.
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jwx4 said...

Great idea for a book. Looks like a great read. Enter me, please.
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chromiumman said...

love to win this

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Please enter me to win. Thank you!

dwhogan said...

good luck everyone

Jan said...

This could be my new favorite blog... right after Pioneer Woman. I got the link from the PBS newswire.
Lucky you to meet Louise Shaffer, I loved her books.
Jan
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nightdweller20 said...

I really want this book :P

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vboackle said...

i would love to read this book.

Carol Lawrence said...

These situations always start out innocently. Sounds funny and poingnant. Enter me,I want to read it. jelly15301@gmail.com

littlelatina said...

Sounds like a great read

Paula said...

I often wonder "what if........", and I would love to read this book to find out the "what if" someone else has!!!

Thanks for the opportunity!

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ewalsh said...

I would love a chance to win. It sounds like a good book. Thanks!

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kathy said...

This sounds like a fun book to read and who hasn't thought about what if....
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tarahsfoodreviews said...

Hmmm...what an interesting idea for a book. I'm curious to know what happens now!

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Nickolay said...

I know someone who would love this book

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3Leonards said...

Looks like a great book!

Mrs. Leonard said...

Looks like a great book!

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BUSY BEE said...

I would love to win this! Looks like a great book!


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js22 said...

ooh this book sounds great.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jennifer said...

This sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

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barbara said...

this book sounds really good! I'm always looking for authors I haven't read yet.

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Alicia said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

patrick moran said...

thanks for the opportunity to win a great read
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Heather M said...

This book sounds great! Thanks

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JoAnn said...

Thanks for the contest. The book looks interesting.

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K. Cleaver said...

I'm interested in reading this. Thanks for including me.

Rachel said...

My bookshelf is running out of space but yet I still find myself craving more books! Thanks for the chance!

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Wendy said...

I need a new book to read and this one sounds good.

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Becky said...

Love all books, would love to read this...

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Anonymous said...

Mary
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Sounds like a great read!!! I luvs me books :)

Anonymous said...

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may1927 said...

This book sounds great. I'd like to read it.

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MaMaD224 said...

Pick me! Pick me!
Book looks like a great read!

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squiresj said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I am also a reviewer. I would love to be entered. I am going to check out the author's website.
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morhun6 said...

This book sounds GREAT!! Thanks for the chance to win it! :-}

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Karly said...

The title of the book caught my eye, and then the brief summary of the book definitely made me want to read it!

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Renee G said...

Oh I would love to read this. I love the premise of make-believe for a short time.
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Who wouldn't want to win this book? I think that just reading itself makes us pretend to be elsewhere, vacationing in the lives of others, and this takes it one step beyond!

mom2anutball said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

quelleheure4 said...

It sounds like a fabulous book to read!

Becca said...

This book sounds great, thanks! :) sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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TH said...

Looks like a great book to read. Thanks for the contest..

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flared0ne said...

I suspect most people cherish a bit of contemplative "path not taken" imaginings -- this sounds healthy, in a lot of ways. Throw me in your pool, thanks!

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Mollie G. said...

Sounds like a bit of fantasy attractive to both male and female readers -- I'd like to read this. Thanks!

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(you seemed pretty insistent that the "get back to me" info be IN the comment, i.e., unclear if the blogger profile link in my posted alias was enough, so here we go!)

blown96cobra said...

Oh wow...I'd love to read this book. Sounds like a good read for anyone who has ever thought of "What if..."

souldolphindream said...

This looks like a wonderful book to read at the beach while i am soaking up some rays

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thanks so much

vmkids said...

this is great!!!

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it looks great!

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angie said...

This one sounds like a good summer read. Thanks!

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iggysaysno said...

looks like a great read

Anonymous said...

GREAT BOOK LOVE TO HAVE IT

liliesrnice said...

I would love to win a new book to read!

kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

susan f said...

sounds like a great read

K. Cleaver said...

I'm interested in reading this one.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)