Sunday, July 31, 2011

Giveaway: Safe From the Sea

Way back in September Unbridled Books sent me a book called Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye.  It was AWESOME.  I orginally posted about it here.  Back then I said:

LOVED. IT. You know that song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot? (if you don't I suggest you go listen to it!) I felt like it was that song, in a book. It wasn't really, because it was nothing about the Edmund Fitzgerald, but it was about a shipwreck in the Great Lakes and the impact it had on this family's life.

I really enjoyed the characters. Noah and his dad seemed so real and alive. I would have liked a little more information about where Noah's skiing went later in life, I assume he dropped it, but why and when? I really hated Natalie when she first appeared in the book. I felt like she was self absorbed and selfish and bratty, but later on in the book I decided she wasn't so bad.

I thought the author's best quality was writing the setting. I would get so absorbed into the book, I'd look up and be completely suprised it was 90 degrees outside. It seemed like I should be snowed in a cabin too!

It also made my Top 10 of 2010.  It was a good book!  Why am I talking about all this NOW?  It's coming out in paperback!  In celebration of this Unbridled Books is letting me do another giveaway. 

I have ONE book to give away.  It's open to the US and Canada.  Please leave a comment on this post with a valid email address.  This giveaway will be open until August 7th.


Naiche Parker said...

Awesome! :)

Naiche Parker

thebookgirl7 (at)

Tiffany Drew said...

This is the first time I am hearing about this book but it looks like a pretty good read. I'd love to give it a go. Thank you for the chance :)


debbie said...

I would love to read it, it sounds really good.

Zoë said...

I haven't heard of this before but it sounds really interesting! thanks for the giveaway.


Unknown said...

This book looks interesting, thank you for sharing!


Vivien said...

Count me in :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Shelbie, Amanda and Jenni said...


My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

Thank you for your recommendation. I have not read this books or heard of it.
Jennifer K Jovus
kjovus at gmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Sounds good! Enter me please.

old follower on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

This book sounds like a great read.

I'd love to win a copy!


AmyS. said...

I like the cover on this one. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway


frunchezzcuh said...

Awzum! I'd love to win this one! Thanks for this fab giveaway!



Audrey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a GFC follower as audreyclair.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Darlene said...

Please enter me in the draw!

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kemendraugh said...

I love that song. It was the lullaby of my middle grade years.

I'm a follower!

Emma said...

This sounds like a great book.thanks for the chance. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

BrittanyGale said...

Sounds like a great book. Count me in :)


Michele said...

Thanks for the chance to win

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

Krystal Larson said...

Looks great, thank you! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!!

mamabunny13 said...

i would love to read this book! Tahnks for the giveaway!
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I'd love the chance to read Safe From the Sea.
I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good book.

I follow GFC kayswederski

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

I love that Gordon Lightfoot song! I have his Greatest Hits CD, and it makes me feel lame, but now I don't, since you mentioned it here.

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com