Julianna Baggott is the author of seventeen books, which means that just pondering that makes me need a nap. You may have already read something by her, but not realized it—she also writes under the names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode (and if you have a middle-grade kid, go buy the N.E. Bode books immediately). As you might imagine, she’s insanely busy as well as crazy talented.
But because we have a friend in common, the generous Ms. Baggott came to me with this largesse: Five lucky Want Not readers are going to win free copies of her latest Bridget Asher book, The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted. (Not only that, she sent my daughter a signed book, too, which sent my kiddo into paroxysms of nerdly joy.)
Library Journal said of The Provence Cure: “Readers who enjoy … Lolly Winston’s Good Grief and Jane Green’s The Beach House or travel-induced transformation books like Frances Mayes’s Under the Tuscan Sun and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love will find common themes … and become quickly invested in the lives of the deftly drawn characters.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a perfect put-your-feet-up-and-relax read to me.
Even better—if you want to buy a copy of the book, find out how you can get another for free (or have one donated to Kids In Need – Books Indeed, instead).
Ready to win a copy? First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 for a chance to win. Five winners will be determined by random number generation, though I think anyone who takes advantage of that bonus free book offer is already a winner.
YES!!! So excited!! Hope to win!
Sounds positively delightful! Yea!
That would be fabulous!
I love any and all books so this would be wonderful!
Yes! Just the kind of book to sit outside in the wonderful weather and enjoy.
Always looking for more books to read!!
Love to read!!!! 🙂
Yay for books! Thank you.
I’ve definitely been looking into this whole “reading” thing and a book may be just the key!
Me please Pretty Lady or um, Pretty random number generator.,
Yes, yes, just what I need – a good book to relax with! Me, me choose me.
oh i’d love to read this!
Can always use a new book!
Starting my summer to-read stack!
Yay! Can’t wait to read this book. (And I agree about the N.E. Bode books- love them!)
This looks like a perfect summer-do-nothing-but-read book! 🙂
Thanks! I love to read
Sounds great! Always looking for good books…
I read about her book in a magazine and have it on my wish list so I’d love to win it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I’d love to read it!
Oh! Love her books, and my daughter loves her kid books too!
I always love free books!
Always looking for my next read!
I love to read!
I’m making vacation plans now. I’d love to win!
this would be great to have!
I heart books!!!
I hope I win this one. I can’t keep enough books in this house form my 12-yr-old.
Must be fate. Just reading about this book this morning in People and starred it. I love anything for a hopeless romantic and then France, sounds like perfection.
Hooray-Thanks for the giveaway Mir! You’re pretty!
Oh! Oh! Yes please!
Oh, fingers crossed!
Would love this!!
Count me in please.
Oh, yes, please! It sounds like perfect vacation reading.
I want in too!!!!!!
Sounds like a wonderful book – always looking to find new authors to enjoy!
Sounds like a lovely book!
I’m always looking for cheap or free books!
I am always interested in books!
I don’t buy new books, so I haven’t read any of her books, and I have a late-elem kid, too. I would be thrilled to win!
I love the chance to add to our library!!
ooh, sounds fun!
Would like to read this.
Boooks! Yes, please!
Sign me up! Thanks Mir!
I love a good book. And a good free book is even better!
I can’t pass up a chance to win a free book!
Oh, I really really want this! And my first-born’s name is Juliana, so there ya go. 🙂
We all love books.
the book sounds great, i might have to actually buy it!
oh I need a new book to read
I love women’s fiction and France, so this book is whispering my name.
Reading FREE books that don’t have to be returned to the library?!?!!? Nirvana!
Julianna’s books are great. If I don’t win this, I’m definitely going to get a copy to read.
score me a book, please!
Books!! Love books!
Always looking for a good book to read!
Sounds like an awesome book! I hope I am one of the lucky 5!
I’ll have to also check out the NE Bode books…
Count me in! Can’t wait!!
LOVE books!!!! 🙂
free books? yes please
Books? Always. With the word Provence. Icing. Thanks!
I love Julianna Baggott and all her alter egos! If we win, can we get it on Kindle?
Count me in on the contest!
I could pass on a spare burner for the kitchen, but a book? Gotta toss in my name!
Thanks for the opportunity, Mir ~ I’m always looking to find the next addition to my TBR pile (mountain, whatever).
Books are my drug of choice…
oh, sounds like a great read…. can’t wait!
fun book = good!
Would love to read this.
I love books!!!
Love to read
I love a good book, and this sounds great. Does the prize come with a babysitter too, so I can read it as soon as I win?
Looks like I’ve been missing some good reading. I’ll have to remedy that one way or another!
Oh pick me!!
Hey, I was just looking for a way to spend my bookstore gift certificate. That is, if I don’t win it.
What a delightful sounding book!
Oooooh…a chance to win a free book! 🙂
looks like a great book!
I’m always looking for new authors!
Count me in too. And I’ll definitely be looking into the N.E. Bode books for my voracious reader. They sound just up her alley.
I will have to buy this if I don’t win it!
This avid reader would love to win this book!
i love me some books.
Free books = nerdling heaven!
Love books! Especially free ones!
A free book! Better than chocolate!
Pick me, please!
I would love this book!!
I would love to win this!
Count me in!
I love to read!
This would be great!
YES, please. Love an escape to another life via a good book. Send it my way, oh random number generator. Hugs & Kisses
I’m always interested in trying new authors!
Are the N.E. Bode books good for girls and boys or are they mainly for girls?
This sounds like a book to check out! Thanks for the contest, Mir!
This sounds like a lovely book!
sounds like a great book! I’d love it.
And now to go check out her middle-grade kid books for my girls
Who wouldn’t want a free book?
That sounds great – thanks!
Sounds good… 🙂 Thanks.
Sounds like JUST my kind of book! (Actually, all books are my kind of books, if I’m being honest.) 😉
115– that’s gotta be somebody’s lucky number, right? Perhaps mine!
I would love this!
Bring it on! 🙂
Sounds great- loved “Good Grief”. Thanks, I hope to win!
In need of books!
I would love to win this!
🙂 I could use a good book about now
Sounds like a great book!
Love her and would love this book. Thanks!
Ooh just saw this book on Lipstick Chronicles & am craving, LOVE the title!
Sounds like a good one!
I love books!
Nothing like curling up with a good book!
I love books, especially those that are free !!!
Put me in:)
Always looking for a good book to read! Thank you for the chance to win.
Me please! Tax season is crushing the souls in my house. I need a literary escape, stat!
Would love it!
Never can have enough books!
Sounds great, I would love it!
There will never be enough time in my life to read all the books that I want to… but I’m sure gonna try! 🙂
I need new reading material and would love this! 🙂
Sounds great! I love to read and love discovering new authors!
Yay for books! YAYAY for free books!!!
We’re actually going to the beach in a month and I need a good beach read!
Pick me! I looooove me some books!
I love new books!
Ooh just what my husband wants, another book for me to add to my moving boxes…. but I’ll be happy 🙂
I LOVE reading!
I’m always in need of another book to read!
Not too late, is it?