April 2, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff


As Lily looks back on her life, she is still shocked by the happenings that have turned into the person she is at the age of 84. As a young woman she said "I do" and then a few days later to fight in the second WWII wasn't easy on the new couple. When the time comes for her to see her husband again, she is giddy like a child. With a big homecoming celebration in the works, she meets a man that will forever change her. She didn't mean to meet Jake and fall in love underneath the fireworks that were literally set off by Jake. Which man will Lily decide to keep, the one she married or the one who makes her understand true love and passion?

This book reminded me a lot of The Notebook. I absolutely love a romance story that makes you feel like you are right there watching the entire event. Fireworks Over Toccoa is a breathtaking read and it shouldn't be missed by romance fans.

St. Martin's Press
9780312581589
March 30, 2010
272 pages
$22.99 US

Visit Jeffrey's website.


3 of my readers will each receive a SIGNED copy of this book
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+3 for send the author a Facebook friend request
+3 for following the author on Twitter.
+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
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

*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 April 12th and notified via email. The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


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87 comments:

misskallie2000 said...

+1 This sounds like a terrific book. I love stories that end HEA.
Pls enter me and thanks for the great giveaway.

+3 follow author on Twitter (@misskallie2000)
Latest: JeffStepakoff This Saturday Morning at 7:30 AM Eastern, I’ll be chatting with the AMAZING Robin Kall Homonoff about FIREWORKS... http://bit.ly/cWcWZZ Retweeted by you less than 10 seconds ago

+1 for following this blog

+1 follow on twitter(@misskallie2000)

+5 Twitter, 4-2-10
Latest: bridget3420 Readaholic: Review & Giveaway: Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff: http://bit.ly/9O1mDz via @addthis Retweeted by you less than 20 seconds ago

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+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

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rubynreba said...

This looks like a very good book. Thanks for hosting the givewaway.
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rubynreba said...

I follow Krista's blog 1
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rubynreba said...

I follow It's My Life.
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rubynreba said...

I follow your blog.
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Bethie said...

I follow Its My Life.

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Bethie said...

I am a follower.

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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Bethie said...

+2 I follow Krista's blog

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Benita said...

I'd love to read this.

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Benita said...

I follow this blog.

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Benita said...

I follow Krista's blog. #2

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Benita said...

I follow Krista's blog. #1

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Benita said...

I follow your other blog.

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Abi said...

Please enter me. Thanks.

+1 for commenting

+1 for following this blog


+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.

+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.


+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

Total of 6

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Sophia said...

Wow, this book sounds SO good. I really want to win and read it.

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angie said...

I would love to be entered!
+3 I sent a request for the author on facebook
+3 I am following the author on twitter
+1 I follow this blog
+1 I follow you on twitter @bangersis
+5 I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/11508688838
+1 I follow your other blog
+1 facebook friend
+2 I follow Krista's blog
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Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I am a follower.

Bill ;-)

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Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
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Tawny said...

Wow, a signed copy would be wonderful! :)

Jeff said...

I follow Jeff on twitter!

I hope to win!

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Jeff said...

Thanks for the contest! I hope I win!

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Rob said...

Please enter me too. It looks like I get 7 chances.

1 for commenting
3 for sending a FB friend request
3 for Twitter

Thanks and best wishes,
Rob

My Book Barn said...

Great giveaway!

I'm commenting!
I sent friend request to author on Facebook. I followed him on Twitter. I was already following you on Twitter. Following both of your blogs. Sent friend request to you on Facebook. Following Krista's blog! My email addy is available on my profile as well as my blog.

Thanks!
~Angela

My Book Barn said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!
http://twitter.com/mybookbarn

~Angela

Martha Lawson said...

+1 This sounds awesome.
+2 I follow Krista's blog
+1 I follow this blog.

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bookaholic said...

+1 for commenting
+3 sent the author a Facebook friend request
+3 for following the author on Twitter. @Debasmitadhar
+1 for following this blog-Old follower
+1 for following me on twitter @Debasmitadhar
+5 Tweeted-http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/11517573588
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 already a Facebook friend
+2 follow Krista's blog

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I am a romance junkie and would love to win this
:)
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ck.twilighter said...

Just reading the blurb I wanted to cry. It sounds sweet but someone will definitely be hurt.

I love Nicholas Sparks and The Notebook *sigh*

I am an old follower of both your blogs and I am from Book Blogs.
The following is everything I have done to enter this contest.

+1 for commenting
+3 for send the author a Facebook friend request
+3 for following the author on Twitter. @LLL808
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter @LLL808
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.


Best wishes to all.
My email can be found in my profile.

Linda Kish said...

I also follow It's My Life


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Linda Kish said...

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.


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fickle fan said...

Please include me :)

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+1 blog follower

FionaChan said...

Email: feeyonachan at gmail.com

+1 commenting~~
+3 already friends! (fiona chan)
+3 followed him on twitter (FionaChan)
+1 I followed before this contest :D
+1 followed you on twitter last time
+5 http://fionalevesque.blogspot.com/2010/04/bridget3420-fireworks-over-toccoa.html
+5 tweeted: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/11535626613
+1 followed :D
+1 we're friends now!
+1 button added!
+2 followed her blog! nice blog btw!

Liz said...

This book sounds so good! Can't wait to read it! =]

+1 Commenting
+3 Sent author Facebook Friend Request
+1 Follower
+1 Following It's My Life
+1 Friended you on Facebook
+2 Following Krista's blog

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Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

+1 for commenting

+3 for send the author a Facebook friend request

+3 for following the author on Twitter.

+1 for following this blog

+1 for following you on twitter

+5 for sharing this contest
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/11541428761

+1 for following It’s My Life.

+1 for friending you on Facebook here.

+1 for grabbing your button and placing it on your sidebar
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+2 for following Krista's blog

Total: 19

I'm a current follower.

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lgm52 said...

I'd love to win this book. It sounds like wonderful read!

I also sent a friend request via Facebook to the author.

I am a Facebook fan of Bridget.

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Laura said...

Thanks for the contest!

+1 for commenting

+3 for send the author a Facebook friend request

+3 for following the author on Twitter.

Alison's Book Marks said...

This looks like the perfect summer read!

Please enter me!

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+1 - comment
+1 - follow

xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

+1 commenting
+3 following Jeffrey's twitter (squiggles87)
+1 blog follower
+1 twitter follower (Squiggles87)
+5 tweet: http://twitter.com/squiggles87/status/11559192277
+1 button: http://bookwormreviewing.blogspot.com
+2 following Krista's blog

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

+1 Thanks for the chance!
+3 I follow the author via twitter isaiahsmom21
+1 current follower this blog
+1 follow you via twitter isaiahsmom21
+1 follow your other blog
+1 Facebook friend Teresa Cook

FionaChan said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/11592181232

Aths said...

Just posting to say I loved this book too! It's really beautiful!

Emmagan said...

+1 Enter me please!

+3 for send the author a Facebook friend request

+3 for following the author on Twitter.

+1 for following this blog

+1 for following you on twitter

+1 for following your other blog It’s My Life.

+1 for friending you on Facebook


+2 for following your girls Krista's blog


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Anonymous said...

i'm a subscriber :)

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Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks

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catss99 said...

I love these types of books
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catss99 said...

extra entry for current follower
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Sarita said...

Count me in!
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following It’s My Life.
+1 for friending on Facebook.
+1 for button at obsessionwithreading.blogspot.com

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Darcie K. said...

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog
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FionaChan said...

+1 http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/11832559451

Angie said...

I'm a follower and email subscriber

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Angie said...

I have seen this on several blogs and it looks good

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Rebecca O said...

I had not heard of this author...but I think that this looks really good. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

+3 for following the author on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
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Rebecca O said...

+3 for sending the author a friend request on FB: Bekki Orr
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Rebecca O said...

+1 for being a follower. bekki1820cb at gmal

Rebecca O said...

+1 for following It's My Life
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Rebecca O said...

+1 for following you on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
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Rebecca O said...

+2 for following Krista's blog
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Rebecca O said...

Have your button: http://2everythinginbetween.blogspot.com/
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Heather M said...

I love the Notebook! Can't wait to get my hands on this one too...

+3 sent Jeff a Facebook request Heather Mahan

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Deb said...

+1 I love books like this
+3 I sent a friend request
+3 I follow author on twitter
+1 I've been a blog follower
+1 I follow on twitter
+5 http://twitter.com/debthompson/status/11964648913
+1 I follow Its My Life
+2 I follow Krista's blog

Total: 17

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