July 13, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson Audiobook


Product Description

Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle listeners with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.


I listened to this audiobook while working and I was still captivated by the story. I was able to relate to Rose on so many levels. She's an awesome person, even if she is only a work of fiction. Readers everywhere will drown themselves in Joshilyn's amazing work.

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson Audiobook
Hachette Audio
9781607882220
6/8/2010
$34.98/$41.98



3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

+1 for commenting
+5 for following Joshilyn on Twitter
+5 if you like Joshilyn on Facebook
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing every place linking to this giveaway 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*

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Winners will be chosen July 25th 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 in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed 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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73 comments:

Anonymous said...

+1 The storyline sounds fascinating. The cover is interesting too, does she cut off her long braid in the story:=?

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Autumn said...

I've been wanting to read this (or listen to it) I love audiobooks!

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Colleen Turner said...

+1. I have had my eye on this book and would love to see if it makes a good audiobook!
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+1. Facebook friend.
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suburban prep said...

I had just added this to my wish list.

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angie said...

This book has been on my to be read list:)
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ruthiekb72 said...

I've heard wonderful things about this book! +1
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pmernick said...

I listen to audiobooks all the time in the car. This sounds like a good one!

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Martha Lawson said...

Please enter me for this one.

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Elise said...
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Simply Stacie said...

+1 for commenting
+5 for following Joshilyn on Twitter
+5 if you like Joshilyn on Facebook
+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 here.
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Breanne said...

+1 I've been wanting to read this book for what seems like forever now! It looks soo good

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I'm also an old friend/follower!

AmandaSue said...

Sounds rather interesting!

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slb3334 said...

Looks like a good book.

abfantom said...

I would like to listen to this audio book during my daily commute.

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Susan said...

+1 I loved Joshilyn's book "Between, Georgia" and I'd love to try this one as well.

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+5 I follow Joshilyn on Twitter.

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randio said...

I love this author!! I've read all her books & can't wait to read this one.

randio said...

Like Joshilyn on FB.

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allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for having this giveaway!

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Nicole C. said...

I love her books!!!

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Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.

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Mary said...

I love Ms. Jackson's books!

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Mary said...

I follow you on GFC. (mamie316)

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Mary said...

I follow Joshilyn on Facebook.

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BK said...

Great blog and awesome giveaway. I too have been wanting to read this :). My twitter is BK36.

+1 for commenting
+5 for following Joshilyn on Twitter
+5 if you like Joshilyn on Facebook
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing every place linking to this giveaway 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

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Thanks for sharing this :)

Helen Keeler said...

It is on my must read list.
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Denny, Alaska said...

Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway!

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

I am a follower.
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409cope said...

+1 This looks like a great read!
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+5 I like Joshilyn on facebook.Shari D
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nfmgirl said...

+1 I've been hearing good things about this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

+1 Great giveaway! Such striking cover art.
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Busy Working Mama said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!
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nfmgirl said...

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Jeff 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 here.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

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Frugaluser said...

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Steve Capell said...

I would love to give this one a listen. Thanks!

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Lynette said...

new to your blog....and finding it interesting to say the least. I hope to visit often and enjoy your listing of books.

By the way I am doing a week of giveaways at my place if your interested.

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turboterp said...

I listen to audiobooks on the way to work, and this one looks wonderful! Thank you

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Emmy Coffee said...

I love this author!

crystalf said...

Sounds good. I would love to read it. thank you!

Darcie K. said...

Rose does sound like an awesome person!
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+5 if you like Joshilyn on Facebook
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook
+2 for following Krista's blog

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LAMusing said...

+1 Wanted to read this since I first heard of it

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+5 I like you on Facebook
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Norma said...

Would love to read this - thanks for the chance!

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ky2here said...

+1 The book sounds like fun and audioCDs are perfect for car trips.

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ikkinlala said...

This sounds like an interesting book, and it would be nice to listen to an audiobook while I knit.

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Alicia said...

Would love to "read" this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Alicia said...

GFC follower

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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weblynx said...

I would love to have this, great author

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jsc123 said...

This would be the perfect book to listen to when I take my children to camp.

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Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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lag123 said...

This sounds like a page turner. Thank you for having this giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com

Daniel M said...

want something to listen to on an upcoming road trip - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

I was not a backseat saint in high school!

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Halley said...

I'd like to enter this, great giveaway!

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+5 - follow Joshilyn on Twitter
+1 - follow you on twitter
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to listen to this, thanks for the chance!

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susan1215 said...

Sounds like a good book

FDP 4 Life said...

i would like to win
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Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the Great giveaway please count me in :)

purango said...

I would love to win this book. It sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

This sounds like a great book!

Heather said...

I read her gods in Alabama a few years back. Wow, can she write!

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Nancy S. said...

I like to "read" audiobooks and would love to win this.
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Nancy S. said...

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