Something Different–a Contest!

I’ve got a special treat for you this week–a giveaway!

I’ve got a signed, personalized copy of Sara J. Henry’s brand-new book, Learning to Swim available for one of you lucky people.

This is her debut book and it’s garnering rave reviews–not just from me. Check out her page on Amazon.

Learning to Swim tells the story of Troy Chance who thinks she sees somebody throwing a bag of garbage over the rail on a ferry … and then realizes the bag has a face. Even though she’s not a strong swimmer, she doesn’t even think about it, but dives in to rescue the little boy. What follows next is her search to discover who he is and why there are no frantic parents looking calling search and rescue for their lost child. Worrying about how the boy, Paul, ended up falling–or being thrown?–from the ferry, she starts quietly searching herself to find out where he came from.

This is a page-turner of a book and an excellent debut. (Even better, it’s the first in a series, so I look forward to learning more about Troy and Paul and the rest of the characters later on.)

How good is this book? Click here to read the first chapter.

Now, about the giveaway.

Sara is offering a signed, personalized hardcover copy, and to be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

If you post about the contest on your own blog (leave a link to your exact blog post in the comments), or on twitter (using #learntoswimcontest as your hashtag), I’ll enter your name twice–two chances to win!

The contest will run until next Wednesday, but why wait? Enter now, and tell your friends!

(And, sorry, only U.S. residents are eligible).


45 responses

  1. Sounds like an interesting read, thanks.

  2. What a great review! I’ll put this on my wish list.
    Bmcbroom at

  3. Sounds intriguing!

  4. I’m hooked – will definitely have to get a hold of this one even if I don’t win.

  5. Hooray! Count me in; I’d love a chance to win this =]

    I also tweeted about the contest. Here is the link:

    I hope I did it right. I’m pretty new to Twitter, and I’m just getting a hang of it.

    jacqueline.c.goodman AT gmail DOT com

  6. Cool! This sounds like a great book. I’ll post on my blog, too.

  7. Sounds interesting!

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  10. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the opportunity – I’ll post on my blog about it, as well.

  11. Sound very interesting.

  12. Nancy (mattsmom)

    Never pass up an opportunity to enter a contest.

  13. haha I found myself holding my breath while she was swimming. Glad she made it before I passed out 🙂

  14. Sounds like a good story. I have no blog and no Twitter account to post it on. But I will–just as soon as I retire!

  15. Sounds like an interesting piece. I was just commenting to someone the other day about how I’ve found some great books to read the last few years through Twitter and Facebook stuff, that I never would have come across otherwise.

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  18. That looks like an interesting book, and it’s always fun to enter a contest 🙂

  19. Here’s my tweet

  20. Enter me, please! Does the post about the contest need to be a post on its own, or can it be part of my Booking Through Thursday post?

  21. A great fingers were crossed even though I knew they would make it to shore

  22. I’d love to win a copy — everyone has wonderful things to say about the book.

  23. I would love to win this book–found your blog through a link on Sara J. Henry’s website. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. I tweeted, too:

  25. Ah. I would love to read that.

  26. All knitters loves book and I am no exception. It’s like a sweater pattern, if you say you like it, I bet I will too.

  27. sounds great! i’m in! i also tweeted about it:!/chasidar/status/35952231077515264

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  29. Sounds like an interesting book – thanks!

    smaccall @

  30. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  31. I found you on Reflections with Coffee. I’m interested

  32. I found you via the Follower Love Hop on the Reflections with Coffee blog. This sounds like a great read.

  33. Wow! This sounds like a great debut. Thanks for the chance!


  34. great beginning! I would love to win this one

  35. Please include me in your giveaway.

  36. Wow, this sounds like a great book! Please enter me in the contest to win a copy.

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