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Jun 11, 2009

Perseverance and Perfection Up For Grabs

I just wanted to say Thank you to all of my Book Blog Buddies who voted for my background for their Twitter Page. Out of 74 entries, the voters picked 5 winners, and the PBS Team picked 5 winners. My entry received 2nd place for the People's Vote (THANK YOU!) so with that win, I receive 20 PBS Credits! Isn't that awesome?! The first place winner received lots of stuff including $100 CASH & 25 PBS Credits! Lucky her!

But I know that I couldn't have done it without you guys, so Thank you!

Without further ado.. here's a giveaway up for grabs in celebration:

This is an ADVANCE READERS EDITION (so I can't put it on paperbackswap!)
With my father's death so fresh in mind still after six months, I just cannot imagine myself reading this book (which is a true story) where a wife writes about her dead husband's misdeeds.

The Blurb:
Julie Metz's life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her arms. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in a bucolic small town. And this is only the beginning. Seven months after Henry's death, just when Julie thinks she is emerging from the worst of it, comes the rest of it: She discovers that what had appeared to be the reality of her marriage was but a half-truth. Henry had hidden another life from her.
"He loved you so much." That's what everyone keeps telling her. It's true that he loved Julie and their six-year-old daughter ebulliently and devotedly, but as she starts to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life without Henry in it, she learns that Henry had been unfaithful throughout their twelve years of marriage. The most damaging affair was ongoing--a tumultuous relationship that ended only with Henry's death. For Julie, the only thing to do was to get at the real truth--to strip away the veneer of "perfection" that was her life and confront each of the women beneath the veneer.
Perfection is the story of Julie Metz's journey through chaos and transformation as she creates a different life for herself and her young daughter. It is the story of coming to terms with painful truths, of rebuilding both a life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. It is a story of rebirth and happiness--if not perfection.

Who wants it?
Going once.. going twice... I'll choose randomly when I feel like it! Open to the USA only..

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I picked Suzy Quzy, I will email her Thursday the 17th for her addy!