October 13, 2009

Giveaway: The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh


ABOUT THIS BOOK (taken from here):

"An original, intriguing tale about the ways that love can break us or bind us."
–Therese Fowler, author of Souvenir and Reunion

This haunting debut novel explores the intense bond of sisterhood as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past.

A LOST SHADOW
Moira Leahy struggled growing up in her prodigious twin's shadow; Maeve was always more talented, more daring, more fun. In the autumn of the girls' sixteenth year, a secret love tempted Moira, allowing her to have her own taste of adventure, but it also damaged the intimate, intuitive relationship she'd always shared with her sister. Though Moira's adolescent struggles came to a tragic end nearly a decade ago, her brief flirtation with independence will haunt her sister for years to come.

A LONE WOMAN
When Maeve Leahy lost her twin, she left home and buried her fun-loving spirit to become a workaholic professor of languages at a small college in upstate New York. She lives a solitary life now, controlling what she can and ignoring the rest–the recurring nightmares, hallucinations about a child with red hair, the unquiet sounds in her mind, her reflection in the mirror. It doesn't help that her mother avoids her, her best friend questions her sanity, and her not-quite boyfriend has left the country. But at least her life is ordered. Exactly how she wants it.

A SHARED PAST
Until one night at an auction when Maeve wins a keris,a Javanese dagger that reminds her of her lost youth and happier days playing pirates with Moira in their father's boat. Days later, a book on weaponry is nailed to her office door, followed by the arrival of anonymous notes, including one that invites her to Rome to learn more about the blade and its legendary properties. Opening her heart and mind to possibility, Maeve accepts the invitation and, with it, also opens a window into her past.

Ultimately, she will revisit the tragic November night that shaped her and Moira's destinies–and learn that nothing can be taken at face value–as one sister emerges whole and the other's score is finally settled.

The Last Will of Moira Leahyis a mesmerizing and romantic consideration of the bonds of family, the impossibility of forgetting, and the value of forgiveness.


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Book Information:
The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh
Crown Publishing Group
9780307461575
Oct. 2009
304 pages
$24.00 US



Make sure you stop by on 10/28 to see the author's guest post and my review.

Kira over at Random House has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US ONLY (sorry international friends)
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+2 for every meaningful comment you leave on any of my posts - excluding giveaway posts - make sure you come back and leave a comment on the giveaway post you would like to add your entries to
+10 for clicking on my Social Vibe icon (left sidebar) and filling out the information These entries can be used in any of my giveaways (both blogs). Email me or leave a comment somewhere on my blog letting me know how you want to use your entries.
+25 for voting for my nephew here
+100 Make a purchase using the icon below, email me the receipt at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com and receive 100 extra entries (per item) into the giveaway of your choice. This goes for both of my blogs.

+100 entries for each item purchased from my Amazon aStore (at the top of my blog). You can use those entries in any of my giveaways (both blogs). All you need to do is email me at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com your receipt and let me know how you want to use your entries.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen Oct. 23rd using Random.org and notified via email.


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26 comments:

virginiebarbeau said...

Enter me please. I follow you on Twitter :) @FleurDeMar Will also tweet about the contest.

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Jessica said...

Please count me in for your giveaway.

+ 1 google follower

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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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CallMeKayla said...

Whoa! Gorgeous cover!!!

+1 commented
+1 following blog
+5 following other blog
+1 facebook
+1 myspace
+25 voted for your nephew

kaylajohnson3969@sbcglobal.net

Stacy said...

This sounds like a great book! I am now following your blog, following you on Twitter, I RT'd the contest blurb, and I sent you a friend request on Facebook. Great contest!

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Sue said...

I'd love to be entered. Thanks for sharing.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

+1 Count me in
+1 follower on blog
+1 follower on twitter

+5 blogged
http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/2009/10/october-contests.html

+5 follower on freebies4meandu.
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
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+1 grab button
+2 commented something meaningful

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Chelsea S said...

Id love to be entered. Thank you.

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following you on twitter
(csaulpaugh89)
+5 for following your other blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for having you as a favorite on Technorati (csaulpaugh89)
+1 for being a friend on Myspace
+1 for being a friend on Facebook
+1 for being connected with you via Networked Blogs
+1 for being a friend on GoodReads

-- Chelsea

Kimberly B. said...

Sounds like an awesome book! I'd love to win!
+1 I follow your blog.
+1 I follow you on Twitter.

RubyMoon said...

I'd love a chance to win a copy. Looks like an intriguing story.

+1 for commenting

+1 for following this blog(Ally)

+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.(Ally)

+5 for faving me on Technorati(rubymoon)

+1 for friending me on Facebook here.(rose manning)

+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (rose manning)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Marjorie said...

This book sounds very interesting,
please count me in for the giveaway.
I follow by google reader and email.

mrjrroy96 at gmail dot com

Jaime said...

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter

+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.

+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)

+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
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*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

copperllama at yahoo dot com

Sheila Deeth said...

Lovely eye-catching cover. I follow and twitter.
sdeeth at msn dot com

tanya904 said...

I would love to read this Thanks:)


+1 commenting
+1 connected with networked blogs
+1 follower
+1 twitter follower username Starryeyed24
+5 following freebies4meandu

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DarcyO said...

Please enter me. This looks great!
+1 follower
+1 follow on Twitter (darcy1956)
+1 GoodReads friend

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Bingo said...

+1 for commenting that I would like to win this book and thanks for hosting

+1 for following your blog

+5 for following your other blog freebies4meandu...and I love it so I subscribed..thanks!

+1 for friending you on GoodReads

+1 for friending you on Book Blogs

+25 for voting for your nephew

I am a Current follower as well - just reminding you

Thanks for the chance.

kdhaney (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Heidi V said...

This looks like a good one!

Blogged about the giveaway @http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/book-giveaway-the-last-will-of-moira-leahy-by-therese-walsh-ends-10-23-2009/

Thanks
heidivargas [at] live dot com

Anita Yancey said...

+1 Sounds very interesting. Please
enter me. Thanks!

+1 I follow your blog.

+5 I follow on freebies4meandu.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Nancye said...

+1 I would LOVE to win this book! It looks like a great read!
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for following my other blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati
+1 for friending me on Facebook
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs
+1 for friending me on GoodReads

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

+1 I follow this blog.
+5 I follow the freebies blog.
+1 Facebook friend
+1 Good Reads friend

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com


+1- for commenting~ Thanks for this chance to win this wonderful book I really do need to read it!!!
+1- for following this blog
+1- for being a long time follower
+1-for following on twitter (theblindcupid)
+5- for sharing this contest on Twitter~http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/5027040754
+5-For sharing on Facebook~http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1259591812&share_id=154802066234&comments=1
+5- for following your other blog freebies4meandu.
+5- for faving on Technorati (theblindcupid)
+1 for being friend on Facebook
+1 for friending me on GoodReads
+25 for voteing for your nephew on the Gap favoites.. he is SO CUTE!!! (did you know you can do this once a day?)
+10 for Filling out your Social Vibe coffee mate thingy & writing a small note with my name.

Total 61 pints

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

I put you on my sidebar!!!
http://booksaremoviesinthemind.blogspot.com/

CherylS22 said...

+1 - I'd love to read this book. Please count me in!
+1 - I follow
+5 - I follow freebies4meandu
+1 - I'm a friend on Facebook
+1 - I'm a friend on GoodReads
+25 - I voted for your nephew today

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Andrea said...

+1 I'd love to read this book.
+1 I'm following your blog
+1 I'm following you on twitter
+5 I follow freebies4meandyou

andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Emmerson said...

+5 tweet: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/5085480449

+1 I follow on Twitter

+1 Friends on Book Blogs

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

(I previously posted on Oct 19th)