Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Win It Wednesday : Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Hi y'all! I have a fun new giveaway for any of you out there who love reading. I'm an avid reader (well, not quite as avid as I was before children), and earlier this year I found a list of books you should read before the movie comes out in 2014. I love lists like this because I am always looking for something new to read and while I have authors that I love (Jodi Picoult, Joshilyn Jackson), I like finding new authors to read. I went through the list and flagged a few that seemed interesting enough for me to read. Vampire Academy did not make the list. Sorry. But Labor Day did. I still haven't seen the movie, but that's okay, I'm sure it'll be out in Redbox soon. Labor Day was the first book from the list that I read. 

Here is the synopsis from 

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before the holiday weekend when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank asks Henry for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons, about the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting those we care about above ourselves—and that real love is worth waiting for.
From acclaimed author Joyce Maynard comes a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenager—and the man he later becomes.

Here is the movie trailer, in case you don't remember from last month: 

I read the book pretty quickly and although I knew what was going to happen, the seemingly "bad guy" wasn't going to be as bad as we first thought, and he and the leading lady would fall in love, there was still some surprises in the book. The explanation of why Adele acts the way she does. And the ending... does he get caught? Do they get away and live happily ever after together? Does something go terribly wrong?  Well.... I hope you win it to find out, but I thought the ending was perfect. And that's all I'm going to say. 

Here's how to be entered to win: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!! 


  1. sounds like a good book. I would always rather read the book than watch the movie. lol. If you like to read, and like fun stuff, you should sign up for the Tyndale Blog Network. They provide a list of available book, and after I make my choice, they send it to me FREE. I just post a review on my blog, and then also on amazon, or goodreads, or christianbook. If you're interested, shoot me an email and I'll send you the link.

  2. I'm also an avid reader. You won't find me without my kindle. I'm currently reading Circle of Bones: a Caribbean Thriller. Very good with suspense, conspiracy theories and just a bit of romance.

  3. ohh! Sounds good! I would love to read it!


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