Sunday, September 13, 2009

Book Giveaway - The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman ~ ARC

The Christmas Cookie Club: A Novel by Ann Pearlman


Mark your calendar. It's the Christmas Cookie Club! Every year on the first Monday of December, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone has to bring a dish, a bottle of wine, and their stories. This year, the stories are especially important. Marnie's oldest daughter has a risky pregnancy. Will she find out tonight how that story might end? Jeannie's father is having an affair with her best friend. Who else knew about the betrayal, and how can that be forgiven or forgotten, even among old friends such as these? Rosie's husband doesn't want children, and she has to decide, very soon, whether or not that's a deal breaker for the marriage. Taylor's life is in financial freefall. Each woman, each friend has a story to tell, and they are all interwoven, just as their lives are.

On this evening, at least, they can feel as a group the impulses of sisterly love and conflict, the passion and hopefulness of a new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of motherhood, the agony of losing a child, and above all, the love they have for one another. As Marnie says, the Christmas Cookie Club, if it's anything, is a reminder of delight.

The Christmas Cookie Club is about the paths Marnie and her friends have traveled, the absolute joy they take in life and love despite the decisions they've regretted, the hard choices and amends they've had to make, and the sacrifices along the way. Ultimately, The Christmas Cookie Club is every woman's story. As you read about Marnie and her friends, their struggles and triumphs, what makes them laugh and what has made them cry, you'll see yourself and some of the ingredients of your own story. Celebrating courage and joy in spite of hard times and honoring the importance of women's friendships as well as the embracing bonds of community, Ann Pearlman has written a novel that speaks to us all.

Release date ~ October 20th.


Here's how to enter ~

  • U.S. addresses only please
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Contest open through September 23rd. Winner will be announced on September 24th.

98 comments:

blueviolet said...

I love that we can all find something of our own stories in here. Thanks for the chance to read it.
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Brenda said...

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Kelly B. Flynn said...

This is wonderful!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I would really like to read this one.Thanks for the giveaway.

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randio said...

We all have a story to tell don't we. This sounds like a wonderful book!

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Mash1195 said...

Am a follower.
The review sounds like it would allow the reader to become the 14th friend while reading this book.

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A book about the friendship between
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Karen B said...

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Jacky said...

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Angela said...

I've heard such good things about it and I can't wait to read it!


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Heather said...

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Paula said...

This book sounds so good. Thanks for introducing me to it. A must read!!!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks!

Yarni Gras! said...

I would love to start a cookie swap....that book sure would help! But even if I don't win, thank you for hosting such a generous give away!

cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I love all christmas books and this one looks good. I also swap cookies every year with friends.

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Loralei said...

What a wonderful Giveaway. I have been watching this book for sometime.

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Karin said...

I just bought some Christmas music at a garage sale last week....so it goes to follow I am always up for a good Christmas story!

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Sheila P said...

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Alicia said...

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taxchyk said...

This sounds like a delightful read, and one that might be read each Christmas season.

Bombtastic Belle said...

This sounds like a great read, and just in time for the season :) Thanks for the chance! :)
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Andria said...

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I would love to read this.

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Pam said...

This is my favorite genre of books. I LOVE books about groups of women who bond and share their lives together. I've read so many and never get tired of them. Thanks so much!
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I'm already a follower. Thanks so much!
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souldolphindream said...

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Leslie said...

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naynays1 said...

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Tammy said...

I like Christmas themed novels

Becky said...

I <3 Christmas books.

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melina hinton said...

The perfect Christmas gift: an upcoming novel about a group of women who gather for a Christmas Cookie exchange, with recipies for all the goods!! This novel highlights friendship, loyalty, family and tradition. Available at Border's, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com


You could include The Christmas Club Collection on sale starting in November through Zingermans! The collection contains three types of cookies, two being original recipe's from the novel, and one of Zingerman's own.

http://www.zingermans.com/