Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book Club Summer Read & Giveaway

Welcome to the new A Little Loveliness! Kassie from Designs by Kassie has given me such a beautiful spot on the web. I hope you will want to linger here, just as I do. As well as making the blog lovelier, Kassie has also made it easier to navigate. And she has added new ways to keep in touch.

As Kassie was completing my blog makeover, major transformations have been going on at home as well. We are getting most of our flooring replaced this week. In order to make the money go further, we have been tearing out the old floors ourselves (with major assistance from my in-laws, who own a floor-covering business). I am looking forward to seeing everything come together by week's end.

With so much packing, pulling and scraping, it has been difficult to pause long enough to get projects posted, but I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on our work. And I have so many new projects to share!

I hope to steal a few moments this week to get back to the blog, but in the meantime wanted to share our book club's summer selection, Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter. Register below for your chance to win a copy of this engaging read.




You are sure to enjoy this great summer read: Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter.


Josie Mitchell's sister Laurel thinks she's come home to pitch in with the apple harvest and save the family orchard. Her brother-in-law Nate thinks she's there to talk the overworked, very pregnant Laurel into finally selling the family business. The orchard's new manager Grady Mackenzie just thinks she's trouble with a capital T. They're all right ... and all wrong. Because no one really knows what drove Josie from home in the first place. Why she's never come home before, even for her own father's funeral. Why she pushes herself so hard ... and what she's running from. And nobody, not even Josie, is prepared for the surprising new fruit she'll find on her last trip home.

Click here for a full-screen peek into this story of love and second chances. Once you read the first few chapters, I know you will be eager to return to the orchard to find out what happens next. Purchase your paperback copy here, or download it for your Kindle here.

If you would like to win a copy of the book, enter your comments below for a drawing to be held next week. Leave a separate comment for any or all of these options:


(1) Leave a comment.
(2) "Like" A Little Loveliness on facebook.
(3) Follow A Little Loveliness on NetworkedBlogs.
(4) Add my new button to your sidebar (you'll find the HTML code in my sidebar).


 Don't forget to leave a separate comment for each entry. I will announce the winner next week. I have several more projects to share, so hope to post those this week.

Thanks for stopping by my new blog!  

46 comments:

Louise said...

I haven't been able to make the last couple of book clubs but I'm going to try again this time!!! The book sounds interesting!
The new look is great!! So pretty!!!

Love Being A Nonny said...

LOVE your new look!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I *liked* you on Facebook!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Following you on Networked Blogs!

Grandma Ellen said...

Your blog is a joy to read....and I would actually have time to read a book this summer since I have half the summer off from work :-) The new look is beautiful!

Grandma Ellen said...

I've "liked" your blog on my facebook page.

Grandma Ellen said...

And.....drum roll please...figured out how to add your what-do-you-call-it to my blog sidebar! :-)

Kelly said...

Love the new look! I am hoping to get to read this book but things are so busy here. If only there were another hour in the day and another day in the week...

Rach said...

LOVE the new look! I grabbed your button and "liked" you on facebook!!

Rach said...

Second comment for grabbing button and liking you on Facebook

Wanda said...

Pretty blog!
I'd love to read this on my nook. Sounds great!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

Looks great! :-)

Becky W said...

I LOVE you on facebook!!

Becky W said...

Following on network blogs

Becky W said...

I wish I lived closer to be in your book club!!!!

Becky W said...

adding you to my sidebar!

CHH said...

Dear Melissa,

It looks lovely!

Thank you for hosting.

Best,

Coastal Blue Ocean

Ali said...

I'm always on the look out for a new book to read. thank you for hosting the giveaway :)e

Deborah said...

Love your new look. Thanks for the opportunity to win Sweetwater Gap.

Deborah said...

I liked you on facebook

Deborah said...

Following you on Networked Blogs

Brenda said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer reading book.

Brenda said...

I have liked you on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Melissa, I have been following along and reading all of your Book Club books. I have enjoyed all of them. I am sure I will like reading this one too. Add my name to the drawiing. Thanks!

Debbi faustx2@ayahoo.com

Amy O'Quinn said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog! I always come away refreshed, encouraged, and inspired!
I would love to be entered in your give-away for Denise Hunter's book. I enjoy her books, but I haven't read this one!
Thanks and God bless,
Amy O'Quinn

Amy O'Quinn said...

I have liked you on Facebook for another entry! :)

Amy O'Quinn said...

I am following you on Networked Blogs for another entry! :)

Amy O'Quinn said...

Last entry! I have added your button to my blog! Thank you again...so much.

craftmom said...

I love the new look, and used the recipes search yesterday to find a recipe to serve at my son's baptism. Also, the book sounds like an excellent choice for summer, many thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

craftmom said...

I liked you on facebook.

AprilAllen4 said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to read!

AprilAllen4 said...

Liked you on Facebook!

AprilAllen4 said...

Following you on networked blogs!

AprilAllen4 said...

Added button to sidebar!

Judylynn said...

Looks like a great book! Please add my name to this giveaway.

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Your site always adds joy to my day...lovely photos...fun, inspiring ideas and such a sweet lovely family...mine is almost all grown up!! (FROWN). Feel like a get a bit of the "old" Victoria magazine when I peak at your spot!

Please add me to the giveaway. TX
Donna

Danielle D. said...

I'm new to your blog, but I will admit I spent hours this morning going through page after page of it. I love it! I even read the first few chapters of this book and I am hooked! I love all your posts and pictures.

anna(dot)dykman(at)yahoo(dot)com

Danielle D. said...

Oh, I liked you on Facebook too!

Jess said...

Count me in- I need a new good book to read this summer.

~Jessica

Jess said...

I follow A Little Loveliness. Very happily.

Mama of the Nest said...

New site is wonderful but I would expect nothing less! Can't wait to sit awhile and visit with you on your new front porch!!

Sara said...

Ooh the book looks great!

Cheryl said...

Such a pretty new look! Always love having a great book to read during the summer! Just got through with "The Wedding Machine" you recommended by Beth Webb Hart and it was great!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I would just love to read this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win it! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Your new update is just right!
Thanks for doing this fun giveaway.

Jen B.

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