Book Giveaway

Hey everyone. Courtesy of Hachette, I am giving away 5 copies of The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga.

An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in Florence, featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie.

Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see.At the former convent in Florence where "The Sixteen Pleasures" - now called "The Italian Lover," - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.

This contest is open to only US and Canada. No PO Boxes. Sorry. Please leave me a email addy. I have to get in contact with you if you win.

No email addy and your entry will be deleted.

Multiple ways to enter.

Leave a comment for 1 entry

Follow my blog for 2 entries (If you already follow my blog, leave a comment letting me know you are already a follower and you get 2 entries)

Add my blog to your blog roll for 3 entries (Same thing. If you already have added my blog to your blog roll, leave a comment letting me know and you automatically receive 3 entries)

Share with me the best movie you have seen that was made from a book for 4 entries

Spread the word for 5 entries and link back to them

Gain an extra entry for every person who mentions they were directed here from you.

I will pick the lucky winners Feb 22.


mindy said…
thanks for another great giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net
avisannschild said…
Count me in too please! I really enjoyed The Sixteen Pleasures!

S. Krishna said…
I'd love to be entered! Thanks for the giveaway!

The best movie I've seen adapted from a book...probably the Lord of the Rings movies! The books were a bit tedious, the movies were so much better!

Bridget said…
I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter.
scottsgal said…
Please enter me for this book.

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donnas said…
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donnas said…
Please enter me.

The best movie made from a book was Pride and Prejudice.

bacchus76 at myself dot com
Anonymous said…
Thanks for this giveaway.

The best movie I have seen that was adapted from a book was the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. It is a TV mini series but I couldn't think of any adaptation of a book that I liked more. Maybe Breakfast At Tiffany's.

I am also following.

Anonymous said…
I blogged about this contest.
darbyscloset said…
I think this sounds mysterious and good!
Thanks so much,
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com
Stacie said…
Please count me in :)

stacie_vaughan AT hotmail DOT com
liane66 said…
Thanks for the giveaway!
Anonymous said…
I would love a chance to win. Thanks!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com
Gwendolyn B. said…
Please enter me -- thanks for the chance!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com
Gwendolyn B. said…
I'm a follower!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com
Gwendolyn B. said…
I think they did a fabulous job making the movie "The Mystic River" from the book.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com
Renee G said…
Please include me in your drawing. I'd love to read a copy of this.

techyone said…
Thanks for the great book giveaway.
Wanda said…
I'd like to enter please.

My favourite book to movie? How about Snow Falling on Cedars!

I've mentioned your giveaway here:

AmandaSue said…
I'd like to be entered please. Thank you!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com
Thanks for the chance to win!!

tetewa said…
I'd like to be included!
Tarasview said…
The best movie made from a book is probably Anne of Green Gables :)
Tarasview said…
I'm a new follower!
Jodi said…
I would love an entry to win this book giveaway! Thank you!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com
Jodi said…
I follow your blog! :)

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com
Jodi said…
My most favorite book that was made into a film is, "The Bridges of Madison County"!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com
Carol said…
I would love to read this! Thank you!
Carol M
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Carol said…
Gone With The Wind is the best movie I've ever seen that was made from a book.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT
Carol said…
I'm a follower.
Carol M
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Cheryl S. said…
Would love to win this book - please count me in.

Cheryl S. said…
Probably the best movies I've seen that were made from a book is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I found the movies to be as captivating as the books.

great giveaway!!

the best one would have to be all the harry potter movies!!

Lady Roxi said…
Love to read this.


traveler said…
Thanks for this great giveaway. What a unique novel.
The best movie adapted from a book is Nicholas Nickleby.
Karin said…
Best book to movie-- Pollyanna! or at least one of the best!

karin56381 (at)
msvee said…
I would love to win this book.. I am full fledged Italian and married to one. I love your site. New to all this blogging. Thanks.
This book sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win.
The best movie I've ever seen that was made from a book was Stephen King's "It". The movie wasn't completely loyal to the book, but it was great anyway.
Teresa M. said…
I loved The Sixteen Pleasures and would be more than happy to read another by Hellenga.

Best movie I've seen that was made from a book is "84 Charing Cross Road." You wouldn't think a book about the correspondence between a New Yorker and a London bookstore could make much of a movie, but it does! Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins are wonderful in it.

Estela said…
Please enter me. I'd love to win!!
Nely said…
I'm dying to read this book. Enter me please. I am also following your blog.

♥ Nely

Carol L. said…
Hellenga is a new Author for me that I found here. I would love to read The Italian Lover.
I think the best movie from a book I have ever seen is "To Kill A Mockingbird".I am now a follower of this blog. Thanks just for the opportunity to win this book. :)
Carol L. said…
Since I forgot an email addy I have to send another comment, sorry. I have never read Robert Helenga before finding him on your blog here. I would love to read The Italian Lover. Please count me in.The best movie from a book I have ever seen would have to be "To Kill A Mockingbird".
Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
Carol L.
bison61 said…
great giveaway-count me in

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Linda said…
I've been wanting to read this book, please add my name to the giveaway.
For another entry, I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader.
And for 4 more entries: movie-from-book - certainly GWTW, but more recently I saw and really enjoyed 84, Charing Cross Road.
JaniceH said…
I'd love a chance to read this book and... I signed up to follow your blog!

Linda said…
I'd love a chance to read this one!

linda at downes dot net
Bingo said…
Thanks for doing this giveaway.
Favorite movie from a book, of course, GONE WITH THE WIND

I am a follower already.

You are on my blog list as well.

Thanks for letting me enter just in time, I hope!
Bingo said…
Please enter me.


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