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Win a Copy of The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik

September 3rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Description: When Ava Nickerson was a child, her mother jokingly betrothed her to a friend’s son, and the contract the parents made has stayed safely buried for years. Now that still-single Ava is closing in on thirty, no one even remembers she was once “engaged” to the Markowitz boy. But when their mother is diagnosed with cancer, Ava’s prodigal little sister Lauren comes home to Los Angeles where she stumbles across the decades-old document.
Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava’s constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she’s in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decides to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister’s childhood fiancé. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to re-enter the Nickerson sisters’ lives, and always-accountable Ava is forced to consider just how binding a contract really is . . .

Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have the chance to giveaway 5 copies of this book.  It was a wonderful book that I read last October but re-visiting the description makes me want to read it all over again.  See my review here.  I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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  • The Rules:

    1. Open to US residents only.

    Extra entries for:

    3. Leave a separate comment if you add me to your blogroll, subscribe in Google Reader or email or already have done so (+1 for each)

    4. Leave a comment on any of the book review posts linked above (and something more meaningful than just nice post) and each post comment will be +1 entry. Leave a comment here letting me know where you posted

    5. Post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave the link in a separate comment (+1 for each)

    6. Stumble, Digg, etc this post and leave a separate comment(+1 for each)

    The Winner:

    7. I will use a random number generator to choose the winner

    8. Giveaway ends September 16. 

    Posted in Books, Chick Lit, Giveaways

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