Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book Giveaway - Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky (ARC)


Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky

When Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself.

Then comes word of two more pregnancies among high school juniors who happen to be Lily's best friends-and the town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the most ardent criticism is directed at Susan. As principal of the high school, she has always been held up as a role model of hard work and core values. Now her detractors accuse her of being a lax mother, perhaps not worthy of the job of shepherding impressionable students. As Susan struggles with the implications of her daughter's pregnancy, her job, financial independence, and long-fought-for dreams are all at risk.

The emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Once again, Barbara Delinsky has given us a powerful novel, one that asks a central question: What does it take to be a good mother?

Release date: January 5, 2010

Here's how to enter ~
  • U.S. addresses only please
  • Leave a comment here with your email address or PBS ID (I need to have a way to get in touch with you!)
  • Follow my blog (on lower right sidebar) ~ get an extra entry
  • Rate my blog ~ get an extra entry
  • Blog about it ~ get an extra entry
  • Tweet about it ~ get an extra entry
Contest ends December 14th. The winner will be announced on December 15th.

68 comments:

Mash1195 said...

Please enter me. Have been reading Barbara Delinsky's books for years.

Mash1195 said...

Am a google friend connect follower

Diane said...

i'd love to win this book. i am a follower.

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

~Jennifer~ said...

Oh, please enter me! I just featured this book yesterday for Waiting on Wednesday!

+1 follower

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Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Virginia C said...

"Not My Daughter" sounds very heartfelt and focuses on a family situation more and more women face each day.

I am a follower and a subscriber.

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McKim said...

Sounds like an interesting book that fits in with the headlines of the times.

Sheila Deeth said...

Oh wow. This sounds a really interesting book. I'd love to read it.

I follow.
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Anonymous said...

I am always looking for different authors to read. This one has been added to my TBR list
JOYE
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LuAnn said...

I really enjoy Barbara's books and I'd love to add this one to my collection!

I'm a follower!

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pennyt said...

I've been enjoying Barbara Delinsky's books for as long as she's been writing. Please enter my name in the drawing.
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Kristie said...

Please enter me. This would be the first for me by this author. I follow and rated your blog.

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abfantom said...

This sounds like an interesting book that I'd like to read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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mendyd said...

I love her books. It would be great to win.

mindy said...

this sounds wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks

karenk
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Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Wow! This sounds like a wonderful family drama and one that did happen in my own extended family. Thanks for the chance to win!


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Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I am following you (at rubymoonstone/gmail) on google friend connect.


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Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I also rated your blog!


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Martha Lawson said...

I'd love to win this one - it looks fantastic..

I am a follower.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Sydney said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading Barbara Delinsky and would love a copy of this book. Thanks!

Sharon said...

I am a HUGE Barbara Delinsky fan! Her stories are never boring, very readable, interesting subject matter.

Crazy-for-Books said...

I really want to read this one!

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PBS ID: js1997

I follow you! :)

Jen

jeaneintexas said...

This certainly could be out of the
headlines, couldn't it? Please
enter me in the drawing & thanks for having it.

I am a follower on google

jeanereads[at]sbcglobal(dot)net

holdenj said...

Seems like a very 21st century Delinksy book. Please count me in.
Thanks.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

+1 I am a google friend connect follower!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I would love to be entered in the contest. Looks like a great read!

+1 I follow via Google.
+1 I rated the blog
+1 I posted the giveaway at my blog here:

http://bookblogs.ning.com/profiles/blogs/loris-reading-corner-giveaway

+1 I tweeted about the giveaway here:

http://twitter.com/justpeachy36/status/6353693054

purplg8r said...

I just added this book to my WL a couple of days ago..please enter me!

I am a follower

And I blogged about the contest here.

belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynne said...

I am a stalker er....follower. LOL

I love Barbara Delinsky!

Lynne D. :)

Margie said...

I'd love to read this one.
I'm a follower.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

librarypat said...

Barbara Delinsky is a sure fire good read. Here books are very popular at our library. Sounds like she has addressed another timely topic.
librarypat at comcast dot net
I'll be singning up to follow.

Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Nickolay said...

This sounds like a great Winter book

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Amber said...

This sounds like an incredibly moving and wonderful read - please enter me!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Tarah said...

This sounds like a book that will make you stop and think! I would love the chance to read it!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Margie B said...

Love Barbara Delinsky!


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Sarah said...

I love to read!

Sue Domino said...

Would love it!

Barbara Delinsky herself just posted a Sweepstakes with $1,000 in gift card prizes. Here's the URL: http://www.barbaradelinsky.com/delinsky-nmd-sweepstakes.htm.

Sue Domino said...

Here's an easier way to find Barbara Delinsky's sweepstakes (sorry the URL in my last post doesn't click through)

Barbara Delinsky's Sweepstakes w/ $1,000 in gift card prizes

Daniel M said...

i want to win! can't imagine that situation (don't have kids yet) - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jenny said...

I haven't read any of Barbara Delinsky's books (yet) and would love a chance to win one.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the chance to read this!
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Benita said...

I haven't read any of Barbara's work. This sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for the possibility.

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Benita said...

I follow via GFC.

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Miss Spoken said...

Count me in, please
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ktgonyea said...

Count me in please :)

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Marla said...

I love books by this author and this one sounds awesome.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I'd love to read this, thanks for the chance!

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crystalf said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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crystalf said...

I'm a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds different from the usual stuff. I would love to read it.

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

Barbarawr said...

Ooh - this sounds really good! I work at the public library book fair every year and lots of people ask about Barbara Delinsky. I keep meaning to read her but haven't gotten around to it yet!

Barbarawr said...

I already follow your blog

Barbarawr said...

I rated your blog

Barbarawr said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/6671805802

Carol EL said...

This sounds a really interesting book. I'd love to read it.
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Carol EL said...

GFC follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy December!

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

This sounds like a book I would be most interested in reading. Thanks!

kerri69 said...

This book sounds really good i have a 12 yr old daughter and my sister had a daughter who got pregnat at a young age




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kerri69 said...

I ama follower


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Jessica said...

Would love to read this book!

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Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

twifanheather said...

I would love to read this book! Sounds so good! :)

twifanheather said...

Follower!

Nancy S. said...

I'd love to read this book.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog.
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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a VERY emotional book. I hope I'm up to it!
But I've read the authors other books and know that I will be glad I read it.

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com