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It's not too late for some Summer reading!

Whether you are able to grab a book and enjoy a lazy Summer day lost in a  story, or you simply squeeze some reading in here and there -- you will like today's post.  Just in time for some end-of-the-Summer relaxation, Hachette has generously given us four great Summer reads to giveaway.

     Adam by Ted Dekker

 FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark is a man on a mission. After over a year of tracking a mysterious serial killer known as Eve, he feels closer than ever to discovering the murderer's true identity when he finds Eve's latest victim still alive.

 More about Adam by Ted Dekker


The Island by Elin Hinderbrand

Birdie Cousins has planned a getaway with her daughter Chess on rustic, charming Tuckernuck Island off the coast of Nantucket, a chance to bond before Chess's upcoming marriage. Birdie's been through a difficult divorce herself, so she knows the big commitment that marriage entails. She's only recently dared to tiptoe back into the waters of romance.

More about The Island by Elin Hinderbrand

The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lebenthal

It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the bottom is about the drop out of the economy. Hedge fund owner John Cutter is in the process of an ugly divorce and nearly in financial ruin, except for the assets he is hiding from his wife Mimi in the Cayman Islands. When he concocts a scheme to redeem himself, he enlists Lehman Brothers investment banker Blake Somerset as an accomplice. Blake is ripe for recruitment given that he too is on the verge of being in dire financial straits given Lehman's decline and imminent bankruptcy.

More about The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lebenthal

Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz

Robert Vishniak is the favored son of Oxford Circle, a working-class Jewish neighborhood in 1970s Philadelphia. Handsome and clever, Robert glides into the cloistered universities of New England, where scions of unimaginable wealth and influence stand shoulder to shoulder with scholarship paupers like himself who wash dishes for book money. The doors that open there lead Robert to the highest circles of Manhattan society during the heart of the Reagan boom where everything Robert has learned about women, through seduction and heartbreak, pays off.

More about Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz

  Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future.

More about  Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

Are you reading for some Summer reading? One person will win all four books! Simply leave a comment below and we will draw a winner.


General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U. S. or Canadian resident, and at least 18 years of age and you must leave a comment or question on today’s post. No purchase necessary. The winner  will be randomly selected and will receive a copy of all four books above.  Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of Daily Grommet, Inc. are not eligible to enter. You are not eligible to win if you have received a prize or giveaway from Daily Grommet in the last six months. Void where prohibited. Contest will run from 8:00 am PST August 4, 2010 through 10:00 pm PST August 5, 2010.


  • Sara Says:

    I am on book #6 for the summer! These all look great and would love to add them to my summer book collection!

  • Diana Corlett Says:

    Would love to win!

  • kathy Says:

    Just what I've been looking for! Thanks!

  • Heather Says:

    I love summer reading! These all sound wonderful!

  • Vincent aka @CuteMonsterDad Says:

    You've inspired me via Twitter to pick up a book this summer and enjoy the pleasure of reading in the great outdoors.


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  • Eva D Says:

    I love summer. I have extra time to read all the books I haven't had the chance to read during the rest of the year a pool sunblock a drink and a great book make a perfect summer day

  • Vincent aka @CuteMonsterDad Says:

    Thanks for the reading list. Seems like a diverse selection my wife and I would enjoy.

    <a href="http://cutemonster.com">CuteMonster.com</a>

  • Vincent aka @CuteMonsterDad Says:

    Thanks for the reading list. Seems like a diverse selection my wife and I would enjoy.


    <a href="http://cutemonster.com">CuteMonster.com</a>

  • Liz Says:

    I just finished my book yesterday and need some new ones. GOOD new ones! :)

  • Kathie Says:

    I have been re-reading the ones I have already once...again...I Could use a new book to read...I reallyhope I win!! :)

  • Nicole Adriance Says:

    I just finished the last two books I bought so this would be a treat!

  • Shirley Love Overton Says:

    Pick me, oh please pick me! Love to read and love your site. : )

  • Linda Bookstein Says:

    Just finished a great book late last night! Waiting for the mail - ordered Fragil by Lisa Unger... Check it our just released and has received stellar reviews!! I love summer reads!!!

  • Sheila Flint Says:

    I have worked my way through much of my summer reading list - and would love to read these books!

  • Lynne T Says:

    I absolutely love to read and would enjoy a win like this.

  • Kate Says:

    I usually spend my summer devouring books by the pool. It's how I get through my summer classes.

  • Vee Philo Says:

    Yay! Love books! Hope I win, but I'll be checking out these titles even if I don't!

  • Melanie Says:

    Cool! Hot books for summer reading!~and one is already on my "to read" list

  • Ann Fudge Says:

    They all sound like great summer reading. I would love to be able to critic them!!

  • janice m Says:

    I love sharing a good book with my friends. I probably have 3 or 4 books going at any given time. Would love to win!

  • Ann van Opstal Says:

    I realized recently that for the past few years I have used my library card for children's books only. This summer I have rediscovered the joy of reading for myself.....
    I read The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand and Loved it! These books look like the perfect escape.

  • Tabi Says:

    pick me, pick me! :)

  • Colleen Says:

    These all sound like great books. Hope I win!

  • shirley Says:

    i would love to win these....i love to read books!!

  • Wendy Alderdice Says:

    They all sound great!

  • Megan K Says:

    Yes, please!

  • Carol Wong Says:

    All of the books are great! I have read reviews of every single one and of course want to read all of them!!!!

    [email protected]

  • Joy D. Barbara Says:

    These books look wonderful and interesting for a great summer read. Please let me add them to my library!

  • Kendra Says:

    I would love to win these, I read two books a week!

  • MaryAnne Maguire Says:

    Those all sound really good. :) I've read Ted Dekker before and really liked his books.
    I read tons, and more so in the summer, during the lazy hot & humid days. Can always use some new books!

  • Sheila Weyant Says:

    I would be so happy to recieve these books! It would be a blessing to have some new books to read! Thank you for the possible opportunity!

  • Linda Lopez Says:

    What a wide range of books. It would be really interesting to read each of them.

  • carol Says:

    great idea to make the summer last a bit longer :)

  • Ellen Margolies Says:

    my book group needs more ideas!

  • Heidi Woltemath Says:

    I would love to read a few more books before heading back to school :)

  • joyce maynard Says:

    Reading is my all time best hobbie, I am 60 years old and i have basically read all my life, Nothing more entertaining than a good book, sure hope i win these books, Thanks for the chance to win.

  • jeannine m Says:

    I love books! Just got finished reading Kindred in Death and now onto 61hrs

  • Joanne Says:

    I love summer reading getting lost in someone else's story.

  • jenn Carr Loveland Says:

    Our book club is always looking for the next good book.

  • Ron Miller Says:

    entering for the wife who digests a book every 2-3 days... she'd love 4 new ones

  • Tina Dunn Says:

    Hi! I'm currently in the middle of a Henning Mankell Detective Kurt Wallender novel and am loving it. Would really like to read Rich Boy.

  • Laura Says:

    I'd love them, especially Joshilyn's.

  • Sondra Says:

    love a good book or two...or 4! :)

  • Kim Says:

    I absolutely love to read, please pick me,I've ran out of things to read!!!!

  • Kathleen G Says:

    Summer always goes by so quickly. It's time to get into a good book - or several.

  • Patty V. Says:

    I am a huge summer book fan on about my 5 or 6th summer read.
    I have looked at the island several times and the mystery sounds great, they all sound great and we have a sharing system at work . So these books would get lots of Love.

  • Karen Says:

    Pick me, pick me!

    I am starving for a small bundle of great books! :)

  • Sheila K. Says:

    What a great giveaway—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  • Linda Anne Says:

    These all look good!

  • Vanessa Posada Says:

    Love reading outdoors in the summer! These books look great!

  • Ann Elkington Says:

    Oh, thank you!

  • Jesse Pezzullo Says:

    I just finished an Elin Hilderbrand book and was hoping to get my hands on another one!! Pick me, pick me!

  • nancy reid Says:

    What better way to spend the lazy, hazy days of summer but reading from this
    great selection of books!

  • Amy Says:

    I was just about to buy The Island (after reading about her second book) -- I'm hoping I don't have to, now, just in time for vacation!

  • Stefanie Hoffman Says:

    I have been lucky enough to read 5 books this summer, but now I am out of books so more would be wonderful.

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