Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik


About the Book:

"This sparkling novel about two sisters is both witty and stylish. Even if you don't have a sister of your own, you won't be able to resist LaZebnik's charming take on modern relationships. Read it!"
- Holly Peterson, bestselling author of The Manny

When Ava Nickerson was a child, her mother jokingly betrothed her to a friend's son, and the contract the parents made has stayed safely buried for years. Now that still-single Ava is closing in on thirty, no one even remembers she was once "engaged" to the Markowitz boy. But when their mother is diagnosed with cancer, Ava's prodigal little sister Lauren comes home to Los Angeles where she stumbles across the decades-old document.

Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava's constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she's in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decides to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister's childhood fiancé. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to re-enter the Nickerson sisters' lives, and always-accountable Ava is forced to consider just how binding a contract really is . . .

About the Author:

Claire LaZebnik lives in Los Angeles with her TV writer husband and four children. She is the author of the novels Knitting Under the Influence (5 Spot, 2006) and Same as it Never Was and co-author of Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life. Learn more on Claire LaZebnik's website.

Audio and VideoAuthor's website:http://clairelazebnik.com/


CONTEST DETAILS

To enter, please share something about yourself.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. For an extra entry, sign up to be a follower. If you're already a follower, let me know and you'll get the extra entry as well.
3. For another extra entry, subscribe via googlereader or blogger or by email and let me know that you do.
4. For another entry, blog about this giveaway and send me the link.
5. Leave a separate comment for each entry or you'll only be entered once.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at 6 pm on September 30, 2009.

Thank you so much to Miriam and Hatchette Books Group for sponsoring another wonderful giveaway!

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98 comments:

  1. Awesome Contest!
    -Liz

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  2. I'm a follower. I have a younger sister and I think this book would be an interesting read.

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  3. Im a follower:)
    -Liz

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  4. please enter me in the giveaway
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  5. I'm a follower

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  6. I subscribe by email
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  7. I won a siphon tube setting contest when I was twelve at the county fair. Only a farm girl would even understand this. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I'm the smart one! lol. I don't have a sister though my hubby has 5! I met my husband while on a cruise with my parents.

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  9. follower

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  10. This title makes me squirm but it looks like a good read, I dont know what to share about myself other than I am addicted to books, and I like it

    i am a follower
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  11. Hey Gaby! YOU WON MY GIVEAWAY! I have emailed you as well, but here's the link: http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2009/09/winners.html

    And Please enter me in your giveaway!
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  12. I'm a coffee-a-holic and also a book-a-holic. Oh, and a blog-a-holic ;)

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  13. I'm a loyal follower. Love the blog :)

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  14. I also subscribe via Google Reader :)

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  15. I have a cute cuddly puppy that I love to snuggle up with when I read a great book.
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!
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  16. I just became a follower of your blog.
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  20. subscribe in google reader
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  21. Something about me... I have four boys. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. My dad once actually told me that "somebody had to get the brains.." i think he meant well!

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  23. I'm an only child, but I think this would be fun!

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  24. I'm a follower.

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  25. I love Claire LaZebnik's books and love winning books even more!
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  26. I love cooking.

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  27. Am a follower.

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  30. My name is Heather, and I have a bad habit of dating guys that I work with.

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  33. I picture bookclubs across America engaging in very intresting discusions upon completion of this one.
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  34. I'm a subscriber
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  35. I'm a follower.
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  36. The description of the sisters could be my own sister and I... A little frightening, but I would love to read this book, please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
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  37. Something about me... I love to find book series to read because you continue on with the characters which I like.
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  38. I am a follower and would like to win this book.

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  39. I'd love to be entered. My favorite food is corn on the cob!

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  44. I am a follower

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  45. I blogged about the contest
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  46. i subscribed via googlereader
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  47. Please included me!

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  48. I'm a follower!

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  49. I subscribe thru Google Reader.

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  50. Thanks for the opportunity to read this book Gaby...

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  51. i'm an email subscriber :0

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  54. I follow you.

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  58. Hi Gaby! What an adorable book! Definitely "Me"... Oh speaking of me, something about me. Did you know I used to be a paralegal before I got sick? I loved my job but unfortunately can't work anymore : (

    I LOVE the cover because it reminds me of shopping and that's one thing I'm good at! I now stay home with my son, Devin and my Kitten, Armani!

    Thanks for hosting this one!
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    I hope you'll stop by and see me! I have over 20 giveaways going on!!

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  59. I am also already a follower of your blog! Wow! your numbers are really going up! Congratulations!

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  60. I have also subscribed via email!

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  61. something about myself well i have 3 cats,1 dog & and rabbit + 2 kids and a husband ..so i have a house full all the time

    thanks

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  62. i follow your blog

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  63. something about myself is i'm a SAHM of 3, and have 2 cats
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  65. I love to read, garden and bake

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  66. Thanks so much, Park Avenue Princess!

    Beatrice Ann, if you see this, please leave your email address to qualify for the contest and so I can contact you if you win.

    Thanks so much for participating everyone!

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  67. I am a procrastinator.

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  68. I am already a follower.

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  69. I am a subscriber.

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  70. Something about me.-I'm a chocoholic. And I only eat chococlate, savor a good fine chocolate when I'm alone.

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  71. I subscribe via email.

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  72. Reading is my favorite thing to do, and second would be shopping. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  73. I am a subscriber!

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  74. Everyone thinks I'm weird when I say this, but I have a thing for rats. Rodents of any kind, really.

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  75. I am a follower

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  76. I also get everything through GoogleReader

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  77. I would love to win this book!

    I'm a follower!

    I have posted this to my link to my blog.
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  78. Looks like a super read! I like good "sister" books--I only have a brother and oftentimes wished for a sister too.
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  79. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

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  81. I am already a follower!

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  82. Something about me hmmm... Well I collect books and sometimes I judge a book by its cover, yeah I'm shallow I like pretty books LOL.

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  83. Comment about myself - my daughter and I sound alike! People can't tell who they are talking to on the phone.

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  84. I live, breath, love books...

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  85. I am a middle child.
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  87. Please count me in.

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  88. Subscriber of googlereader.

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  89. The title of this book hit close to home - I was always the smart one & my sister was always the pretty one!
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  90. I already follow ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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