Thursday, December 9, 2010

21 Day Blogoversary & Birthday Bash: Day 9
The Story of a Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Thursday, December 9, 2010
 Welcome to Day 9 of my 21 Day Blogversary & Birthday Bash

Today, I have an ARC copy of The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon due to be release May of 2011, which I hope will appeal to many of my friends who read adult novels. It is a very poignant and heart wrenching story about love and sacrifice.



It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.
To enter today's giveaway fill out this form. To enter days 1-8 giveaways or to check out the other books and the day they will be given away click on this link

Please help me spread the word, and as always comments are greatly appreciated.

16 comments:

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

This sounds really interesting.. Will be putting this in my to-read list..

Misha1989 said...

I had not heard of the book before. Thank you for the giveaway and the info on the book!

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this one, but I love how emotional and deep it sounds. Amazing choice for a giveaway today, Jan! :)

Pisinat said...

This seems to be a book very different from what I usually read, but truely touching and interesting.

Kulsuma said...

This book sounds fantastic. I think it's going to be great.
Thanks for the giveaway!

chelleyreads said...

Wow, sounds like a really interesting read! Great giveaway, Jan!

-leslie:)
booksandmakeup.blogspot.com

mariska said...

this sounds great ! count me in

-ROCKprincess- said...

thanks a lot for this giveaway...
I've blogged about this...
I'll spread the word around to all my friends...
thanks so much again...
huhu..

Moonlight Gleam said...

I enjoy reading adult novels just as much as I read YA. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Aleetha said...

Thanks a lot for another giveaway, Jan.

Have a great weekend anyway

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said...

I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds like it will be a really emotional read, I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR pile when its released.

Monique said...

I love the cover! It sounds awesome

xlacrimax said...

I really really hope I win this one - sounds like very interesting book!

jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World said...

This book sounds really cool

Melissa
jedisakora@msn.com

tanya904 said...

sounds like a great book Thanks for the chance to win

Elise said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

 
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