July 12, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace


Carolina's eyesight is growing dim. Neither her husband-to-be nor her parents acknowledge this fact, but Carolina has found a way to accept what has happened. When her sight is completely gone, she escapes the real world into a land of endless possibilities. She says goodbye to real life and enters a world where she can fly free. The only person who is truly there for Carolina is Turri. When he constructs the first typewriter, for her, they tumble into a passionate love affair.

I fell in love with this book! Turri is the kind of guy every girl wants - one that will do anything for her because he wants to, not because it's expected of him. I would say that this book rivals The Notebook. Romance fans everywhere will happily jump into Carolina's shoes because she may not be able to see the outside world, but she can see love in a way that most people never do.

The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace
Penguin Group (USA)
9780670021895
July 8, 2010
224 pages
$23.95 US



3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
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+1 for following this blog
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+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
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+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 23rd 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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50 comments:

Autumn said...

Looks like an interesting read!

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Anonymous said...

+ 1 I am interesting in reading about how the main character adapts to being blind. My daughter-in-law slowly become blind and it is still rough going.

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Anonymous said...

+1 I loved THE NOTEBOOK. If this book rivals that one, I can't wait to read it.

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Colleen Turner said...

+1. This sounds like a wonderful romance, please enter me in the giveaway!
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+1. Facebook friend.
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Benita said...

+1 Please count me in.

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holdenj said...

+1 It looks like a great romance, thanks for the chance to win

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ruthiekb72 said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks! +1
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debbie said...

It sounds like a very good romance. I would love to read it.+1
I am a gfc follower. +1
I follow it's my life. +1
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Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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+1 Facebook fan

Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds great! Please enter me for it.

I am an old follower on gfc
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Linda Kish said...

I'm in the mood for something romantic

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

This book sounds so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Melanie L said...

+1 I've been wanting to read this ever since I saw it on Goodreads. I wasn't lucky enough to win on there so maybe I will this time. :)
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enyl said...

The Contessa's New Machine is definitly a classroom keeper.
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enyl said...

GFC follower.
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enyl said...

Following on Twitter.
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enyl said...

Facebook friend.
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enyl said...

Following Kristas's blog.+1
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enyl said...

Following Krista's blog.2
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enyl said...

Tweeted.
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enyl said...

Tweeted.+2
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enyl said...

Tweeted.
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enyl said...

Tweeted.+4
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enyl said...

Tweeted.+5
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enyl said...

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

Simply Stacie 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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Kristen said...

Glad I was able to grab some computer time in order to enter this one. This looks fabulous.

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me & thx for the contest
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Elise said...
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Elise said...

+1 I would love to read this book.
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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

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tina said...

I want this one! Just the cover alone makes me covet it.
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J.T. Oldfield said...

Please enter me. I follow you w/ Google Reader and on Twitter (@bibliofreakblog).

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Breanne said...

The cover is beautiful! And this book just sounds plain wonderful.

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I'm also an old friend/follower!

allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for having this giveaway!

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apple blossom said...

Love to win thanks
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Total of 5 entries.

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

I am a follower.
Thanks
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nfmgirl said...

+1 Sounds awesome! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Busy Working Mama said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!
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mom2girls said...

This book looks wonderful! I would love the chance to read it :)
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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a very touching book. I would really enjoy reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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nfmgirl said...

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Steve Capell said...

This book sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity. I am GFC follower.

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CherylS22 said...

+1 - Looks like a good book. And, what a beautiful cover.
+1 - GFC follower of Readaholic
+1 - GFC follower of It's My Life
+1 - FB friend
+2 - GFC follower of Krista's blog

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Andie said...

I'd like to read this.
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Jolee said...

Sounds sweet. :-)
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Esme said...

You have the best book offers

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Darcie K. said...

This sounds great. I can't wait to read more about Turri and Carolina.

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