Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand GIVEAWAY


Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

Perfect Beach Read. Don't have a Beach Read? You're going to want this one. Unless you plan on going out on a boat for your anniversary and fear it will capsize and you will die. 
Please. Just call me Little Miss Mary Sunshine.

Make a comment by June 28th to win one of two copies.
What's your favorite beach? 
Open to U.S. and Canada.

45 comments:

Marjorie said...

My favourite beach is Myrtle Beach.
It is so clean and beautiful.
I would love to win this book.


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Riahli said...

Ha, I love how you ended this post...funny. I don't like boats so I won't be going out on one any time soon, but this story looks like a good one.

I don't really have a favorite beach but I do love the Oregon coast!

CountessLaurie said...

Hi Miss Little Ray of Sunshine,

I think my favorite beach is the one in front of the Westin on Grand Cayman... they have a waitress there that brings you frozen drinks... sweet Heaven on Earth, I tell ya!

Since my anniversary is in Feb, there will be no boat rides, so I am good to go with reading this story :-)

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite beach is the Crystal Coast of North Carolina :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

My favorite is a beach a bit north of San Diego.

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WolfeFamily said...

Sounds like a good book, enter me :o)

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My favorite beach isn't actually a beach. We have a local lake around here that has a part that is beached off. Its quite, no waves and perfect for my little ones.

Cym Lowell said...

Destin, FL

Thanks for linking this to the party!

-CYM

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jewelknits said...

Alright, Little Miss Mary Sunshine!! LOL!! Thanks for the smile!

I know that it's dirty and touristy and all of that, but Malibu Beach is still my favorite, probably because it was the first real beach I'd ever gone to, and seeing it in person after seeing it on the screen and reading about it in books was just mind-blowing to me at the time (This was hmmmmm....almost 25 years ago). I think it's my favorite for the way it made me feel to actually BE there!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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Stephanie said...

My favorite beach is Ocean City, MD. Very touristy but where all my childhood summer memories took place :)

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Atypical Girl said...

The shore along Assateague MD! :)


Amy
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Liza said...

My favorite beach is Edgewater here in Cleveland. Doesn't have all the touristy shopping, but is a great stretch of sand in all weather and has fantastic views of downtown.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

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pixie13 said...

Best beaches in the world are off the coast of North Carolina :)

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The Gosfam said...

I love the Oregon Coast so fun to visit. Myrtle Beach is GREAT too.

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Jenna Wood said...

Suislaw beach in Oregon by Rock Creek!
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LAMusing said...

My favorite beach is on Mykonos

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Giveaway Girl said...

I just love finding new books! I'm glad I found your blog (new follower). My favorite beach is the beach right down my street at Lake Michigan.

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Linda Kish said...

Santa Monica or Malibu beach.


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Jess said...

While I love to vacation at Myrtle beach....I think my absolutel favorite is Rialto beach on the Olympic Peninsula (if you've read Twilight....it's there!) Absolutely amazing!

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Jessi said...

My fav beach is Miami Beach!

nfmgirl said...

My favorite beach is Bradenton Beach.

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Books and Bane said...

Dana Point beach or San Clemente.

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Thanks!!

Aik said...

Pulau Redang or Pulau Tioman in Malaysia. Google them, they are wonderful!

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Diana D said...

Favorite beach is Wakiki Beach in Hawaii. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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debbie said...

I haven't been to a real beach since I was a kid, but I would have to say the great lakes beaches are nice.
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Jennifer said...

My favorite beach is morehead city, nc.

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Jennifer said...

My favorite beach is morehead city, nc.

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Yona Williams said...

My favorite beach is Sylvan Beach in NY because it is close to my home and I've had plenty of good memories from visits there. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

lotus82 said...

My favorite beach is definately Silver Lake, in Mears, Michigan...whenever I can make it bach home, but I have become pretty partial to many of the 27 beaches on Cape Cod, MA as well. And never at a beach without a book (or anywhere else for that mattter.)

~Steph
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Tiffany said...

Now I'm crabby from reading all the comments because I feel like I haven't been anywhere! West Coast beaches are SOOO 1980's... :-) Fortunately I remembered I've been to Hawaii, but my favorite beach is still Cannon Beach in Oregon because it's the beach of my childhood.

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Kitty said...

My favorite beach is Bathtub Beach in Jensen Beach, FL


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karenk said...

good memories visiting megan's bay in st thomas, vi

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite beach is Panama Beach in FL. Please enter me. Thanks!

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tabbysdesigns said...

My favorite beach is South Beach in FL. Thanks for the chance! :D
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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I have never been to a beach other than the ones here at lakes,lol. So my favorite is the one at the Lake of the Ozarks, he he
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ebrunner said...

Pajaro Dunes in California. Lots of memories of beach trips during childhood and early teen years.

tsue said...

Sounds like a wonderful read; thanks for the opportunity!

Two favorite beaches:

inland: Cherry Beach (private) on Lake Michigan
My grandmother has a cottage in southwestern Michigan with access to this beach and our family loves it there. Lake Michigan just heals me!

ocean: Jensen Beach, Florida
honeymooned there, waded into cove off the island just off the coast, saw puffer fish, turtles and the porpoises came in to feed and swam right next to me!

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Sue said...

Ka'anapali Beach in Maui. Can't wait to get back there. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jan said...

Myrtle Beach is my favorite.

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Elise said...

Probably any beach in Hawaii, but sadly I've never been to one over there. So I'll have to settle for Miami beach.

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Jenny said...

My favorite beach is clearwater beach in Tampa, FL - We used to go there all the time when I was a kid!

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CherylS22 said...

My favorite beaches are the ones along the Outer Banks. Thanks for the giveaway!
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409cope said...

I like Crystal Beach in Ontario.

Terrymac said...

I still adore you!

And I would like to be one of two winners to read the Castaways....now to find an appropriate beach!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

Ginny said...

I've only been to beaches in Michigan. I favorite is the one at Stoney Creek Beach, also anything along Lake Michigan up north. I'd love to travel to some of the nicer beaches down south !

Marilu said...

I personally am not a fan of going to the beach. While I think they are beautiful, I never enjoy myself! I am allergic to the sun, and laying on the beach reading a book would be great, if I didn't have to wear a long sleeved shirt, pants, wide brim hat and sit under a huge umbrella!

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