Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Backseat Saints (ends 11/13)
































Publisher's Summary. 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. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.

Giveaway Rules. Today I am giving away THREE copies of this engaging audiobook!

Entry: Comment with your email address in the body of the comment (you can list it as mary123 (at) yahoo(dot)com). If you do not list your email address your entry will not count.

Extra Entry: Sign up to follow my blog (or let me know that you are a current follower). NOTE: This extra entry MUST be left in a separate comment or it will not count.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.
You must be 18 years of age or older.
NO P.O. Boxes for the winner’s mailing address.

Giveaway ends November 13th . Good Luck!

15 comments:

  1. i have been wanting to read/listen to this one!

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  2. I am a follower!

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  3. I've had my eye on this one! Thanks for the chance.

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  4. And I'm a new follower (and also in the D.C. area!). Thanks again!

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  5. I follow on GFC.
    Would love to win this audiobook...excellent author!!

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  6. Extra entry for being a follower.

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  7. I'm not entering the giveaway just wanted to say that this book sounds fascinating and the review showcased it perfectly.

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  8. I have read great reviews on this one; I'd love a chance to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  9. I follow via GFC as jewelknits!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  10. I would love to win this audiobook :)

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  11. I'm a GFC follower

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  12. Please enter me.
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  13. I am also a follower.
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  14. I have been wanting to read this book for a while now. Count me in!

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  15. I am a follower

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