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

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?


  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..

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

    My blogfest giveaway is at: Indie Snippets

  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



  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

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


  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 @
    Following GFC ~ Mary

  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.

  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