Sunday, July 3, 2011

Giveaway: Ordinary Beauty by Laura Weiss

The giveaway has ended! Congratulations to Evie for winning!

Title: Ordinary Beauty
Author: Laura Weiss
Genre: Realistic Fiction
ISBN: 978-1439193969

Premise: 
How can you make someone love you when they won’t?
And what if that person happens to be your mother?
Sayre Bellavia grew up knowing she was a mistake: unplanned and unwanted. At five months shy of eighteen, she’s become an expert in loneliness, heartache, and neglect. Her whole life she’s been cursed, used, and left behind. Swallowed a thousand tears and ignored a thousand deliberate cruelties. Sayre’s stuck by her mother through hell, tried to help her, be near her, be important to her even as her mother slipped away into a violent haze of addiction, destroying the only chance Sayre ever had for a real family.

Now her mother is lying in a hospital bed, near death, ravaged by her own destructive behavior. And as Sayre fights her way to her mother’s bedside, she is terrified but determined to get the answer to a question no one should ever have to ask: Did my mother ever really love me? And what will Sayre do if the answer is yes?

9 comments:

  1. This sounds really sad and heartbreaking.

    When I first saw this book a few months back, I thought the girl on the cover looked like Elizabeth Reaser..

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  2. Hi, new follower here, found you through the hop. Have a great weekend!

    My blogfest giveaway is at: Indie Snippets

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway,yay!
    I'm a new follower via GFC! :D

    BTW, I'm hosting two giveaways in my blog, just click HERE and feel free to enter :D

    Hugs,

    Alaiel

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    irbratb(@)gmail(.)com

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  5. Sounds like a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway

    Lissette_125(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. This book sounds fantastic and hits close to home. My sister doesn't think my mom loved her and now my mom has passed and its a question she never asked.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com
    Following GFC ~ Mary

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  7. Mary, I am so sorry to hear that. I hope your sister has found strength in her toils, and I hope you did not suffer a similar problem.

    Thanks for all the comments, friends. It is reassuring to know that someone is interested in what I have to say. Love to all of you always.

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  8. Taylor, thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I can't believe that I won! I'm so happy~! *yay~!* Can't wait to read it! :D

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