Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Audiobook giveaway - The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

Thanks to Anna and Hatchette Books Group, we can give away 3 audiobooks of The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand.

About the Book, courtesy of the publisher:

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

About the Author, courtesy of the publisher:

Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.


To enter, share a summer memory or tell us something that you are thankful for. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at 6 pm on August 31, 2009.

Thanks so much to Anna and Hatchette Books Group for generously sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. During my summer vacations in jr. high, I would spend my days reading on my front porch. I'd wake up early and stay out as long as I could after the sun went down.

    Thanks for this contest.


  2. please enter me in the giveaway

    a summer memory would be from this summer,my sister (who I haven't seen in 5 yrs)came down with her family and we all went to Nova Scotia.It was the first time I met my nephew.


  3. I would spend a week at my grandma's during the summer. We'd hang out, work in her garden and walk to town. I'd always look forward to spending time with her. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  4. My favorite summer memory is going camping at a beach in South carolina with my family every summer when I was a teenager.

  5. I remember going camping with my family as a child and my friend, Terri came with us sometimes. On this occasion, Terri and I were riding our bikes through the campground and I turned around and she was gone. I went back to look for her and found her lying in a raspberry bush with her bike on top of her and she said she was "eating strawberries".

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  6. Very simply, I am thankful for my family!
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. I am thankful for time this summer to do fun things with my son.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

  8. I am thankful for the most wonderful wife and daughter in the world!

    Thank you!


  9. My favorite summer memory is going to Minnesota to visit my cousins - we would go once a summer and this was the only time of the year I would see them.

  10. A summer vacation memory I have is when I was little my family used to have weekend cookouts at "the creek" - it's a small swimming area connected to a creek that runs behind my uncle's home. My cousins and I used to spend hrs playing in the water and catching fireflies at night.

    Pam S

  11. I remember my mother taking myself and friends to the creek, and we would swim all afternoon.

  12. I am a new follower.

  13. My favorite memory is going fishing with my father. florida982002[at]

  14. Thanks for the opportunity to listen to this book...I am thankful for today...and everyday.

    karen k

  15. I am thankful for this summer because I was able to stay home with my kids. I start back this week with a 30 minute commute, so this audiobook would come in handy. Thanks for the contest.


  16. My favorite memory would have to be a family vacation we took to Martha's Vineyard, there were so many of us on the trip, it was wonderful.


  17. I'm thankful for my family and the great times we had together.