Friday, March 26, 2010

The Girl Who Chased The Moon: Blog Tour & Giveaway!


About The Book:

In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. For instance, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life.

Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth and in the hope of bringing back the love she fears she’s lost forever. In Julia, Emily may have found a link to her mother’s past. But why is everyone trying to discourage Emily’s growing relationship with the handsome and mysterious son of Mullaby’s most prominent family? Emily came to Mullaby to get answers, but all she’s found so far are more questions.

Is there really a ghost dancing in her backyard? Can a cake really bring back a lost love?
In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.



About The Author:


Sarah Addison Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is currently at work on her next novel. You can visit Sarah Addison Allen’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com.




My Review:

I really enjoyed The Girl Who Chased The Moon! It was full of wonderfully, quirky characters, and a well written storyline. It was very easy to read and covered such themes as romance, forgiveness, societal cliques and secrets, money, and learning to move on from the past, to be the person you were always meant to be. Though it carries some pretty heavy themes, The Girl Who Chased The Moon is very light reading and will take you to a place where you will get lost in the magic of Southern Living!
You have to head over to Sarah Addison Allen's website and check out all the fantastic extras she has, like a virtual tour of Mullaby, and recipes and an excerpt of the book! Great website!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Girl Who Chased The Moon from your favorite local bookseller. It is also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca


WIN IT: One (1) reader will win my ARC copy of The Girl Who Chased The Moon


TO ENTER: Head over to Sarah Addison Allen's website and tell me one thing you learned


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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS


GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 11, 2010


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***Thank you to the author, publisher and Cheryl @ Pump Up Your Book Promotions for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

41 comments:

  1. I learned that she can't turn stray cats away (among other things) and I know I can't turn them away either!

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  2. I'm following Sarah on Twitter!

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  3. I learned that Sarah's mother has a nose ring, but they pretend she doesn't!

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  6. I learned that she has an awesome contest on her site. ONLY for U.S.
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  7. Sent in friend request to Sarah Addison Allen on Facebook.
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  8. Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favorite authors! I can't believe I never thought to look for her website! Thank you so much for this! I learned she is doing a giveaway and that she has recipes from the books! Oh my gosh! I think I will be a regular over there. I have been waiting for this book to come out. I would be so excited if I won an ARC!!!

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  9. I am following Sarah on Facebook.

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  10. I am following your blog. Glad I found you! :)

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  11. I learned that Sarah had wanted to be a trash man when she was a child. She spent hours daydreaming about riding on the back of a garbage truck, jumping off at every house and dumping people’s trash into it. I thought that this was especially interesting since my dad started the first commercial garbage service in our fair city.

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  16. I have requested to follow Sarah Addison Allen on Facebook.

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  17. I learned that there's a possible movie script being written for Garden Spells. Yeah!! I would love to see that I loved the book after i finished it i thought it would make a really good moie!
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  26. I learned that the Rolling Stone Magazine called Asheville "America's New Freak Capital" and I don't know why. Also her books have gorgeous covers. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

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  27. I learned that her mother has a nose ring, but they pretend it's not there. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  32. I learned that her mom has a nose ring.

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  34. I follow you on Twitter
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