May 27th, 2014

There’s only one week left until That Summer appears in stores, and look what I have to give away:

Hardcover copies of That Summer, and…

That Summer hardcover

audio CDs of That Summer!

That Summer audio

I’ll be giving away two copies of the hardcover and two copies of the audio CD.

Here’s your mission. Help spread the word about That Summer! You can post about it on Facebook, on your blog, on Twitter, pin it on Pinterest, share one of the That Summer cards I’ve posted on my Facebook author page, add That Summer to a summer reading list, tell a friend, or mention it to your local librarian or bookseller.

The word used in the industry is “buzz”, so any and all buzz about That Summer in the week before it comes out is very, very much appreciated.

Let’s get people talking about the book that Kirkus Reviews calls “a perfect beach read”!

That Summer has been compared to A.S. Byatt’s Possession and Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden, as well as Barbara Michaels’s gothic mystery novels (I’m still over the moon about that one!). The story goes back and forth between 2009 and 1849 as my modern heroine discovers a lost Pre-Raphaelite painting hidden behind the false back of an old wardrobe, leading her on a search deep into her family’s past– and her own.

Here’s the official That Summer page, where you can find a blurb, an excerpt, an audio excerpt, and glowing reviews from Library Journal, Kirkus, RT Book Reviews, and others:

Then just head back here and post in the Comments section (let me know whether you’d rather have the audio CD or the hardcover!). No need to include links, or anything like that: this is an honor system.

This give away is open internationally. The contest closes on Friday and winners will be announced on Saturday.

Let’s make That Summer the book of this summer!

102 Responses to “THAT SUMMER Give Away!”

  1. Meredith A says:

    I pinned it! I am eagerly anticipating June 3rd and the release of That Summer. I pre-ordered it ages ago on audio and e-book. I purposely did not schedule anything else on that day so I can read (but don’t tell anyone else that, I have to keep up appearances). So excited!

  2. Sheila says:

    Shared on FB, you know where that extra copy will go ! So either book or audio would be great !!

  3. Tamara says:

    Shared on Face Book. I would love the book!

  4. I have shared on Facebook and pinned on Pinterest!! I would absolutely love to win the audio version!!

  5. Alicia says:

    Yay!!! I’ve twittered it (also, tweeted it), and pinned it, and will Facebook it! In related news, I love the idea of a new book to read soon… :)

  6. Sarah says:

    I shared on Facebook. I would LOVE a book!

  7. Meghan says:

    Shared one of the That Summer cards on Facebook! Will also be recommending to my friends, we all tore through A Hundred Summers last year, so I think they’ll all enjoy That Summer!

  8. Susan Gorman says:

    Fantastic contest!
    Shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram !
    So looking forward to That Summer!
    Will post a review on my blog , too!

  9. Harriet Love says:

    Shared on Facebook. Would love to win a hardcover book. Thanks.

  10. Rhonda says:

    I shared on Facebook! Hardcover

  11. Kelly Chasse says:

    Facebook shared and pinned! I would love a hard cover ready and waiting for the beach!

  12. Meghan says:

    Haha just realized I forgot to add that I’d love the hard copy of the book.

  13. Bev says:

    Shared on Facebook. I would love the hardcover!

  14. Cate says:

    Shared on Facebook..would love the hardback..well, just desperate to read it full stop ! :)

  15. Elena says:

    Shared on facebook! I would love the book :)

  16. Rachel Brown says:

    Tweeted about it! Can’t wait!!

  17. Daniele K says:

    Shared on FB. Hardback, please.

  18. Kayla says:

    Posted on facebook!!! :) Absolutely can’t wait to read this one. It’s always great to get a Lauren Willig book! I get completely caught up in the story and characters. Happy reading!

  19. Kayla says:

    Silly me. I forgot to say I will take hardcover or audio :)

  20. Mary D. says:

    Shared on facebook and pinned on Pinterest.
    The hardback copy would be great! Sounds like a fascinating read.

  21. Sarah Rhee says:

    Shared on FB! Hardcover pls! Thanks! ❤️❤️❤️

  22. Jess G says:

    I have talked about it on my tumblr and I’ve begun suggesting it for customers at work who are looking for a summer book!

    I’d love together the hardcover.


  23. Kimberly V says:

    Eagerly anticipating this one! Have shard on Facebook, told friends, have had it on my Goodreads shelf for quite some time, liked you on Amazon, etc. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Jan Siler says:

    I would love a hardback! Cannot wait for June 3rd!

  25. Amanda B. says:

    Posted link on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity! Can’t wait to read this one!!

    Hardcover please!

  26. Amanda B. says:

    Pinned in Pinterest, too!!!

  27. Aleen Davis says:

    Posted on Facebook! Can’t wait to read this! Thank you for the opportunity. Hardcover please.

  28. I already reviewed it on my blog last week after finishing the e-galley, and once it expires next month I’d love a nice hardcover I can still reread.

  29. Cindy Mills says:

    I pinned it AND shared on it Facebook!! I can’t wait to read your new adventure!! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  30. Lauren V says:

    Shared my excitement on Facebook! Can’t wait!

  31. Rachel Adrianna says:

    I shared on Facebook and told a friend who recently began reading the Pink Carnations! I’d love the book :)

  32. Jane says:

    I pinned it :) Love all your books and am so looking forward to the new one. I would prefer the hard cover if I am lucky enough to win.

  33. Moira says:

    Tweeted and shared on my blog’s Facebook page! I’d love to win the hardcover :)

  34. Kayse says:

    Just pinned it, and I’m about to share on Facebook! I’d love a copy of the hardback to sit next to all my Pink Carnation books!

  35. Lauren D. says:

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter! I’d love to win a hard copy :)

  36. Kristi says:

    I would love a hardcover copy. It will look amazing on my built-in bookshelves! :)

  37. Tiffany says:

    It’s been pinned! Thank you for the giveaway!
    I would like the hardcover if I win (fingers crossed!!)

  38. Pat D says:

    Can’t wait to read the book! I posted on FB and hopefully my book loving buddies will take note.

  39. Sara says:

    Shared a card on FB. :)

    I would love a book. Since I’ve discovered ebooks my text collection has been quite neglected.

  40. Amanda says:

    Facebooked it… I love your books and I am looking forward to new and exciting books to read and or listen to, from you.. by the way, congratulations.

  41. Melodie says:

    I follow you on Facebook. Would LOVE the audio CD! Thank you

  42. Melodie says:

    Forgot to mention, I asked my local library to stock both the hardback and the audiobook :-)

  43. Jennifer Williams says:

    Shared on Facebook. Your Pink Carnation novels are my all time favorite series.. But I may be even more excited about That Summer. Just the thought of a pre raphaelite hero is making me swoon… Hardcover would be lovely.

  44. Jessica S. says:

    I Tweeted, will probably FB too. I’ll take either; I have a hardcover ordered so if I get a CD, I’ll give it to someone who likes audiobooks. If I get a hardcover, I’ll share a copy with a friend.

  45. Lauren Ashley says:

    Posted about my excitement on facebook and added the book to my goodreads account!Winning a hardcover of That Summer would be amazing

  46. Amy says:

    Shared on Facebook! Can’t wait to lay out in the hammock and crack it open!

  47. Amber B says:

    It’s on my Goodreads to-read list & I pinned it! Cannot wait! I would love to win one of the hardcover copies! :)

  48. Sarah Calcutt says:

    Shared on Facebook! Can’t wait to read the book! (Or listen to it!)

  49. rachel says:

    I’d love a hardcover copy!

  50. Kayleigh Hines says:

    I put it on my Goodreads want to read list, requested a copy from the library, will mention it in my blog, and pinned on Pinterest. I’m excited for this new book!
    I would love a hardback copy of the book, but either would be wonderful.

  51. Sherri O. says:

    I posted the That Summer link on Facebook. And I have it on my to-read list on Goodreads. I would love a hardcover copy of the book. I can’t wait to read it. :)

  52. bn100 says:

    Added to Goodreads; told a friend
    Either hardcopy or audio

  53. Justina says:

    Pinned to Pinterest! I’m super excited!

  54. Jacquelyn says:

    I posted a reading recommendation on my facebook and I hope that it stirs interest. Super excited about this book! (if given the choice I like the audiobook)

  55. Beth says:

    I shared on Facebook! I’ve love to win a hard copy!

  56. Melissa Terry says:

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest. Thank you! I would like a hardcover copy.

  57. Tammy Greene says:

    Shared on Facebook,nothing like cracking the a hardcover and curling up between the pages. :)

  58. Jenn says:

    I shared your page’s blurb on it with my FB friends. I’d prefer a hardback copy please :)

  59. Heather M says:

    Shared on Facebook & pinned on Pinterest! Would love a hardback copy

  60. jeffrey says:

    Since I’m a shameless Facebook “junkie,” promoted on facebook.

  61. Meg Cornell says:

    Loved the pink carnation series! Anxiously awaiting this one! Shared on my book club page!

  62. Betty S. says:

    I just told my sister and daughter about it last night and shared with friends at work today. I can’t have a Facebook page until I retire in JUNE!

    Hardback if I win. Thanks for all of your giveaways!

  63. Missy Lewis says:

    Pinned it to my books pinterest board. I can’t wait to read this on my vacation!! Hardcover if I win please.

  64. Amelia Hottle says:

    Can’t wait for this new book! I have shared it and talked about it!! Audiobook if I get a choice! Thanks!!

  65. Alice says:

    Mentioned it to my librarian and posted it on good reads. I would love the hardcover!

  66. Deisree Boettcher says:

    Looking forward to the book coming out!!!
    I pin it and facebook, plus goodreads!!!!
    I would love the hardcover!!!

  67. Gabriela Ruiz says:

    The book sounds amazing. I really want to read it. I put in my to – read list and publish on twitter about it.
    I would love the hardcover!!

  68. Julia says:

    Shared with my librarian and friends on FB! I’d love a hardcover of the book!! Can’t wait to read it!

  69. Anna G-B says:

    added to my to-read list on goodreads:
    recommended to all my friends on goodreads;
    will add to pinterest and fb tomorrow…

    would appreciate either audio CD or hardcover.

    thank you for the opportunity and for all your contests! :-)

  70. Susan King says:

    Have so far read all but ine book that you written.
    I have enjoyed all of them and I would love a signed book to add to my collection.

  71. Erin Gehringer says:

    I shared on Facebook. Would love a hardcover copy. Love your books!

  72. Crystal Periot says:

    Would love to have the hardcover of your new book! I’ve read all the others and can never put them down! Pinned to my Pinterest!

  73. Suzanne says:

    I don’t use Facebook. Truth to tell I am a bit afraid of it. However, I will be sharing That Summer with the bookchat group at Croydon Library which is being held next Thursday. All the very best of wishes for a fantastic release day.

    • Suzanne says:

      I forget to say that I prefer the hardcover should I be lucky enough to be one of the winners. My memory is completely visual, so if I hear something it goes in one ear and out the other, but if I read it, it stays there.

  74. Meryl says:

    Our library system is getting “divorced” from other counties, so patrons are able to request books if there are no copies in our own system — so, of course, That Summer was one of the first I requested from the branch librarian and we are guaranteed to have a copy ASAP!! I would love a hardback copy of my own.

  75. Margriet says:

    I have That Summer on my to-read list at Goodreads for a few months now. Can’t wait! Told all my friends about your books and how they have to read them! I would love a hardcopy.

  76. I shared the link on my facebook page. I enjoy how you develop all of your characters throughout your books. I’m looking forward to reading That Summer. I would prefer a hard copy of your new book. Cheers!

  77. Katelynn Hickman says:

    I facebooked and tweeted!! I’m so excited for this book to come out!!

  78. Hayyley says:

    I’ve recommended it to a couple of friends who I think would enjoy it as well as posting a card on Facebook. I really enjoyed The Ashford Affair and I LOVE pre-Raphaelite artwork, so I expect to love That Summer as well!

  79. Dana says:

    Told my best friend about it, so now we’re both looking forward to it! I’d prefer the audio. Thanks for crafting such fantastic stories!

  80. Kathleen says:

    Shared. :) I’m trying to contain my excitment to an acceptable level. My friend and I will see you June 3rd. Can’t wait! Hardcover would be wonderful. Xo

  81. Devon Hernandez says:

    Shared on Facebook! I would be thrilled to win a hardcover! Thank you Lauren, for doing this giveaway. :-)

  82. Pam says:

    Shared the “jungle beast” card on FB! And I’ve already been running my mouth about this book for several months. I can’t wait to read it, give-away-copy or no!

  83. Ashlee Chilton says:

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest! Would love a hardback. Or an audio. I really don’t mind which one actually, I just want it! :)

  84. Abby says:

    I ordered two copies from my local bookshop, which was not planning on carrying it, and their hold shelf is very visible, so
    perhaps it will catch the attention of other readers before I pick
    them up. And I would like the audio version!

  85. Alexa J says:

    Shared! I’m eagerly awaiting this release. I’d love the hardcover.

  86. Sarah G. says:

    Pinned it! Would love the hardcover! 😀

  87. Make Kay says:

    Shared on FB. I’d love a book, not the audio. Thanks so much!

  88. Verity W says:

    It’s on my goodreads to read list and on my pinterest page. And if I win one (book please) I promise I’ll review it pdq!

  89. Lisa H says:

    I pinned it! So looking forward to this one and would love a hardcover :)

  90. Patricia says:

    I would love to win a hardcover. I’ve had That Summer on my Goodreads to read list, since May 2.

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