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Giveaway for Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

March 27th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group for the chance to giveaway 5 copies of this book!

Description: Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road–an unplanned birth, a family death–lead Sarah back home, she’s forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, “Once a Camellia, always a Camellia,” may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

The Rules:

1. Open only to US and Canada residents (no PO Boxes).

2. All you need to do is post a comment here with your email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.  The books will be sent directly from Hachette.

3. To receive an additional entry, post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave the link in a comment.

4. Contest is open until April 7, 2009.

I will randomly choose 5 winners and notify them by email so don’t forget your contact info.

Posted in Books, Giveaways

43 Responses

  1. Debbie

    Please include me in your giveaway.



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  2. Christine Smith

    I’d enjoy reading this book and hope t have an opportunity to write a book review on the book. Thank you for posting this.

  3. Barb

    Hi Debbie, Im interested in reading this book! =)

  4. Kelley

    I would love to win this book! Thanks!!

  5. Renee G

    I would love to read this.

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  6. ALLY in WA

    I have been seeing reviews all over the web for this book and am dying to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Teddy

    I would love to win.

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  8. mindy

    i have heard great reviews on this thanks for the giveaway

  9. Diane

    This looks like a good read. I would love to add this to my Summer read stack.

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  10. mskayz

    Sounds like an interesting book!! please enter me!!

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  11. Christina Brunetti

    I would love to read this.


  12. MM

    I am really hoping to win this book. Looks fantastic!!

  13. quiltingreader

    Enter me, please.

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  14. Kristen B

    This looks like a great book!

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  15. the preppy debutante

    This sounds like a great read! As a debutante, I would love to be part of your give-a-way and will certainly read it whether I am a lucky winner or not. Thank you for posting this-it is the first time that I have heard of Girls in Trucks. [email protected]

  16. Nicole C.

    I’ve really been wanting to read this book!! Please enter me!!

  17. Cheryl S.

    Would love to win this book – please count me in!




  18. Renee

    This one sounds really good. Hope I win ;-)

  19. Megan

    Yay — I’d love to win! I’ve looked at this book several times in the bookstore.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  20. Irene Yeates

    Sounds like a winner! Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you!

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  21. bookworm

    wonderful giveaway! please enter me, thanks :)

  22. Alexandrea M

    I have been getting so eager to read this book! The south is like a foreign romantic country to me!

  23. Sandie Kirkland

    I’d love to enter. My email address is [email protected]. Thanks!

  24. gwendolyn b.

    This has been on my wish list for a while — thank you for the chance to win a copy!

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  25. cheryl kellery

    Can’t wait to read this – please count me in and thanks for the giveaway

  26. Laurie Flurer

    Love your site and have been eyeing this book for awhile.

  27. beth shepherd

    I would love to be able to read this

    Thank you

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  28. chris swan

    WOW that book sounds great. I would love to win. Thanks.

  29. Toni

    I’d love to read this one, I’ve seen it a few times now on different blogs. Thanks – lititz at gmail dot com

  30. Deborah R

    The cover art just draws you into this one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  31. Judith VanAlphen

    This is on my must read list.

  32. Molly

    I found your site via book blogs and I would LOVE to be entered in the drawing. I find the cover title/picture of this book to be very intriguing!!

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  33. Kim V

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  34. Shauna

    I would really like to read this book! That would be awesome! Please enter me :) [email protected]

  35. Suzanne L.

    Please include me in your giveaway! Sounds like a great read! Thanks! [email protected]

  36. Marie

    I’ve heard great things about this book, I’d love to win it!

  37. Amber S.

    I’d love to read this – thanks for the chance to win it!


  38. Sandra K321

    This sounds like such a great book. I have tried to win it on several sites but no luck yet!


  39. Mary Ward

    I keep passing this one at the bookstores and thinking I need to get it. I’d love to win. Nothing makes my day more than winning a good book.

  40. Miranda Allen

    Looks Like a great book

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  41. Becky

    I would love to read this!


  42. jennifer cecil

    I’d like to read this book.

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  43. Sarah Stern

    I really want to read this one!

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