Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Giveaway: The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano (CLOSED)

It's February, and it's time I showed you some love with a new Book Giveaway!!

This month's book, The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano, sounds like a page-turner!  See the synopsis, read an excerpt and read some review links (I left lots of link love below).  If this sounds like your kind of book, hit me with a comment below! 

PS.  I'm hearing this is a great Book Club pick!

Thanks to Hachette Book Group (you guys ROCK), I have TWO copies to give away. 

Contest runs until midnight, Friday, March 12, 2010.  Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 13th. 

How To Enter:
1.  Click on the Google Friend Connect button over to your left (since my url change two weeks ago, my "Followers" went back to me some love! )

2.  Comment below with your e-mail address.

3.  Extra entries for sharing this contest on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.

4.  Open only to residents of the US and Canada, and, sorry, no P.O. Boxes.

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she's stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name.

About the Author:
David Cristofano has earned degrees in Government & Politics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and has worked for different branches of the Federal Government for over a decade. His short works have been published by Like Water Burning and McSweeneys. He currently works in the Washington, D.C. area where he lives with his wife, son and daughter. THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE is his first novel.

About the Book:
The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 10, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446582212
ISBN-13: 978-0446582216

Reading Group Guide

Read an Open Book excerpt

I have not yet read The Girl She Used To Be, so allow me to link you to a few of my book blogging friends who have.  Check out their reviews (just don't forget to come back and enter to win!):

Booking Mama (Julie)

*This is the review that made me want to read this book!


Marjorie said...

This book sounds really good and I would like to
I clicked on google follower and am now on
track again.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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Giveaway Roundup said...

This sounds like a great book. Please enter me.
I also posted this giveaway on my blog for you here:

Sean said...

please enter me

Janet Ruth said...

I would love to read this, please count me in.

alongtheway at telus dot net

Christina/Book Addict said...

This book sounds great. Please enter me! I am a follower.

rubynreba said...

This looks like a great book. I'd love to be entered.
I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

Alison, I have started reading again...a I would LOVE to win. I joined your blog as a follower and will post your site on facebook.
Jen Snow

skkorman said...

Sounds like a great read—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book I would really like—thanks for having such a great giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book! Glad I found your site!

Swedish said...

Sounds like a great read for the girls in my book group... Would love to win this! Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Teresa said...

I'd love to read this.

mountaingirl2 at comcast dot net

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in. I follow.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

angie said...

I would love to win this book! My email address is bangersis(at)msn(dot)com. I tweeted about this on twitter @bangersis and posted on facebook at Angie Dubisher. I am also a follower:)

Ruthann said...

Include me to please!

ruthann at cygnature dot com

Stephanie said...

I would love to be entered into this contest. I am now a new follower (I found you through Friday Follow).

icewoman96 at gmail dot com

Kelsey said...

This book sounds really cool and I'd love to read and review it on my blog.

I follow on Google.

I tweeted about this contest:

Thanks for the entries!

Beachreader said...

This sounds like a terrifc reader. Thanks for the give away.Please enter me.
jgoffice at cox dot net

409cope said...

I follow through google friend. This looks like a great book! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Esme said...

Please enter me-I follow on google

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Esme said...

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow and would love to read this. :)

siilenti said...

Sounds like a good read!

MarionG said...

This book sounds very intriguing. It sounds terrifying for the girl in the story. Please count me in I'd love to read this.
I'm a follower.

Penny said...

Please enter me, I would love to read this book. It sounds great.

I am a follower.


Callie said...

Please enter me


Raspberry said...

Definitely enter me - I'm a follower now. :)

gaby317 said...

I'm a new follower. Please count me in!

gaby317nyc at

Jaime said...

I'm a follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

edmontonjb said...

I'm following your blog


Jackie Smith said...

I am a new follower! Please enter me. Thanks!!!

Jill said...

I've been wanting to read this book so it would be perfect if I won! I'm following your blog and am in charge of a book club myself and we have read some of the same books.

Jill said...

Just facebooked it.

Jill said...

Blogged it too!

Christa said...

Alison-so glad to see your big following!! Here's to many more followers and much more success!

Kerry said...

I'm a follower......:)

Charleydog said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thanks!

I am a follower.

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

I follow via GFC & Google Reader.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I tweeted:

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I shared this on Facebook:!/sarah.emmerson?v=feed&story_fbid=386040637639&ref=mf

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Marilu said...

This sounds really good. I would love a copy. Please enter me! thanks!

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Marilu said...

I follow your blog!

Marilu said...

I posted a note about this on facebook. Guessing that it doesn't qualify me for an extra entry since you won't be able to see it due to my privacy settings, but that's ok. I just wanted to let you know! I posted it so all my friends, and friends of friends could see it.

Teresa said...

I would love to read this one

teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I read the first page and I know this book would grab me quickly.

Hope I win one! :o)

Lisa @ All That and a Box of Rocks
(email on profile)

Nancye said...

I am a follower

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...
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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

tweezle said...

This looks like an awesome read! I'm a follower and I tweeted:

Thanks for the great contest!
tweezle at gmail dot com

Esme said...

I follow thanks

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Esme said...

cococroissants The girl she used to be

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Leslie said...

i want to enter :) also new follower

leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

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