Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah Giveaway

One lucky reader of my blog, anywhere in the world, could win a signed copy of Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah courtesy of The Book Report Network and the publisher, St. Martin’s Press.

I haven’t had a chance to read and review this book yet, but boy does it sound enticing.  Check out this synopsis:

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother?

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya’s life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

To enter:

1.  Leave a comment about why you want to read this book.
2.  Tweet, Facebook, Blog, or otherwise spread the word and leave a comment with a link.
3.  Become the blog’s Facebook fan in the left hand column, leave a comment that you did so, and receive another entry.

Deadline March 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.

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  1. Facebook Fan

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  2. Tweet! Tweet!


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  3. I would like to win this book because I love Kristin Hannah's work. The book looks really interesting too! Thanks for the chance.


    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  4. windycindy says

    Also, I am a Facebook fan of your blog…..
    Merci, Cindi

  5. windycindy says

    Again, many thanks!

  6. windycindy says

    I like the family dynamics in the story line, the setting and I enjoy this author!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  7. bookaholic says

    I want to win this book because I want to read it! And I want to read it because I find the synopsis interesting and intriguing 🙂

    I Tweeted-http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/11318018604
    I blogged-http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-winter-garden.html
    Posted on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=109192495775732&id=100000126953872&ref=nf

    Thanks 🙂
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  8. I'd love to win this book as I've read some great reviews; thanks so much

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  9. I blogged about the contest here.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  10. I am a FB fan (Laura W____).

  11. I'd love to win this because my mother-in-law RAVES about Kristin Hannah and is always telling me I need to pick up one of her books.

  12. i enjoy books by kristin hannah…thanks for the opportunity to read this one 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  13. Jennifer L. says

    This sounds good…the secret about the mother's life has me already entralled. What could it be?
    jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

  14. Well after such a cliff-hanger synopsis who wouldn't want to read the book.

    What happens and what is the mothers story ?

    Please enter me in the giveaway.


    Carol T (International entry)

    buddytho {at} gmail; DOT com

  15. I find the mother-daughter relationship to be such a difficult, tenuous one at the best of times so when your mother is cold and disapproving, it can only make it worse. I'm curious to know what happened to make their mother the way she is and to see if their relationship changes with this knowledge…

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  16. I enjoy her reads, count me in! [email protected]

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  18. I just read my first book by Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane, and I really enjoyed it. Now I want to read more of her books! Please enter me. Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  19. Became a Facebook fan.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  20. I like books with family drama and a touch of mystery. This one sounds good!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  21. Susan Helene Gottfried says

    No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  22. I have heard good things about this book.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  23. a real librarian says

    I have read only one of Kristin Hannah's books, but absolutely loved it! I can't wait toread more!!


  24. I want to read this because I love stories about sisters and i've always wanted one!!!!

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  25. I've been hearing great things about Kristin Hannah, but haven't read her yet. Thank you for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  26. misskallie2000 says

    I want to know why the mother's relationship with her daughters was so strange.

    I am FB fan (Brenda B. Hill)

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  27. misskallie2000 says

    This sounds like a book I would love to read.

    I follow via twitter(@misskallie2000)

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  28. misskallie2000 says

    Hannah is a new author for me and I will be adding her to my to buy list.

    I am follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  29. misskallie2000 says

    I want to know the Mothers story. This is very intriguing and I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  30. I loved Kristin Hannah books so please enter me in your contest
    [email protected]

  31. In the past year I have read, and enjoyed, some HF that takes place in Russia. So I added Winter Garden to my wish list as soon as I heard about it. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. I want to read this one because I haven't read anything by Hannah yet but have heard great things about her books.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  33. rhapsodyinbooks says

    It sounds like it has all the ingredients for a good book: family relationships, fairy tale, Russia – what could be bad? Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  34. I'm a fan on FB.

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  35. I love Kristin Hannah's books also – didnt' know this was out. Would love to read it! Thanks!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net.

  36. bermudaonion says

    I tweeted about the giveaway – you can see it here. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

  37. bermudaonion says

    Ooh, I keep reading great things about Hannah's work, so I'd love to be entered to win this. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

  38. I became a fan on facebook.

  39. I want to read this because everyone keeps recommending her books to me!


  40. Sandra K321 says

    I have read other reviews of this book and they have all liked it. I would like to know about the mother's past life and how it affected her relationships with her daughters.

  41. Thanks for sharing the review of Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. I found it interesting. Will order my copy soon.

  42. I'm curious about the Leningrad part of the story. I'm adding the giveaway to my sidebar.

    Diary of an Eccentric
    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

  43. The story apart from being intriguing is also making me wonder what the story of the mothers life is. Would like to be counted in for this giveaway.


  44. I love reading Kristin Hannah's books!

    reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com