13 July 2009

Giveaway! The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

I was going through my books this morning and realized that I have two ARCs of The Castaways. Because I really enjoyed the book (see my review), I'm giving both copies away. This giveaway is international! (I will send the books the least expensive way, so it may take a while to reach you.)


1. Leave a comment with your email address telling me which island you would visit if money were no object. (1 entry)

2. Tweet or blog about this giveaway (and come back and leave the link in a comment). (1 entry)

3. Subscribe to this blog (through Google, email, RSS). (3 entries)

4. Already a subscriber? Thanks so much. Let me know and you get 5 entries.

New subscribers can have up to 5 entries. Veteran subscribers can have up to 7 entries.

I will use random.org to find two winners when I turn on my computer on the morning of July 25. Good luck!


Scrap girl 7/13/09, 8:42 AM  

I would love to be entered please. If I had enought money I would visit Hawaii. I am already a follower on google reader and have been for some time.


Jess 7/13/09, 9:51 AM  

Please enter me in the giveaway (I would love to visit the island that Johnny Depp owns). I am already a subscriber.

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writemeg 7/13/09, 10:14 AM  

Yay! This book sounds great. I would love to go back to England... that's an island, right? :) Or Hawaii!

Thanks for the chance!

writing.meg [at] gmail.com

stacybuckeye 7/13/09, 10:32 AM  

I'm with Jess! Strand me on Johnny Depp's island :)

stacybooks at yahoo

scottsgal 7/13/09, 10:43 AM  

My dream trip has always been Tahiti so that's where I'd pick

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal 7/13/09, 10:44 AM  

already a subscriber via google reader

msboatgal at aol.com

Anne Shealy 7/13/09, 11:25 AM  

If I could visit any island, I would probably head to Greece and spend some time there. Have always wanted to go there.

I already subscribe to your blog through my google reader.

Thanks for the entry!

Louise 7/13/09, 11:39 AM  

I am already a subscriber :-) louise_alkjaer at hotmail dot com

I would go to.....hmmm.....was going to say Hawaii, but changed my mind. My island adventure would be Palau in Micronesia. THAT sounds exotic.

Will be back after I have tweeted and posted about this to earn more entries.

I also want to thank you for your comments while I've been away. I am now back home and trying to catch up on blogs, tweets and mails.

Louise 7/13/09, 1:53 PM  

And here is the link to my blog mentioning this giveaway:


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farmlanebooks 7/13/09, 3:16 PM  

I'm so happy to find an international giveaway. I subscribe to you and love your blog!

Do I get extra entries for grovelling?

I'd visit the Galapagos Islands if I had loads of money. Those lizards are amazing!

ja.bailey (at) lineone.net

Kris 7/13/09, 5:14 PM  

I only pick one island? I think I have to go with Australia. I would love to go there one day.

I already subscribe to your blog via google reader.


Sherrie 7/13/09, 5:54 PM  

HI Beth,
Sounds like a great book. Please put me in the drawing. I tweeted and subscribed via google reader.

I would like to go to the island where "Lost" is filmed. My email:


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Melody 7/13/09, 7:40 PM  

Just an island?! I'd love to visit Hawaii!

I'm already a subscriber of your blog! :)

melreadingcorner (AT) gmail (DOT)com

Fiona 7/13/09, 8:11 PM  

Hi Beth - thanks for the opportunity!

Tahiti always looks nice in pictures, so I think I'd head there!

I'm a follower, and really enjoy your blog.


infiniteshelf 7/14/09, 1:03 AM  

Without hesitation, I would visit Japan's island! I've been dreaming of seeing Tokyo but also the landscapes of Japan for so long!

Also, I am already a follower of your blog!

Thanks for this contest :)

infiniteshelf at gmail dot com

Lisa 7/14/09, 3:00 AM  

My dream island vacation would be the Greek Isles or Fiji. I'm a follower too! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


Just Mom 7/14/09, 6:48 AM  

I've never been to Hawaii and unless I win a lottery, probably never will so that would be my dream vacation!

I am a subscriber! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Meghan 7/14/09, 6:52 AM  

The island I'd most like to visit at the moment is Ireland! I'm pretty sure I'll get there in the next year or so and I can't wait.

As you surely must know, I subscribe to your blog. =)

meghankk at gmail dot com

Dorte H 7/14/09, 12:14 PM  

I´d love to visit isle of Skye with my family!

I have followed your blog for some time, and I have just blogged about your giveaway.

do.hu.ja at mail.tele.dk

Jenners 7/14/09, 8:27 PM  

I've been hearing so much good stuff about this book so I would love to be entered. My island choice? Fiji! I want to stay in one of those huts that are built out over the water.

Jenners 7/14/09, 8:28 PM  

I do follow your blog already and subscribe to your feed in Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway.

Veens 7/14/09, 8:58 PM  

Wow! Thank you for international giveaway! :)
I am a follower and I read you on my GoogleReader too!

I will put it on my sidebar :)

And I would love to goto - Miami, Hawaii :)

photoquest 7/15/09, 12:33 AM  

I love Elin Hilderbrand's books I collect books from coastal locations and her's are one of my favorites!! I would love to win a copy of this one : )I would love to go to Fiji or the Virgin Islands!!

photoquest 7/15/09, 12:38 AM  

I am a new subscriber hope that gives me the 5 entries : )

Esme 7/15/09, 1:07 AM  

The Maldives


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Esme 7/15/09, 1:08 AM  

I subscribe.

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Esme 7/15/09, 1:09 AM  

Castaways at http://bit.ly/ACP6M tweeted

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Debbie 7/15/09, 11:56 AM  

i would love to win this book! The island I love most is Jamaica - Negril,JA!


Debbie 7/15/09, 11:57 AM  

I follow - google reader


Sue 7/15/09, 12:10 PM  

Does New Zealand count as an island? Thanks for sharing~

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Jo-Jo 7/15/09, 3:55 PM  

If money were no object i would definitely love to visit the Grand Caymans.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Joanne 7/15/09, 5:25 PM  

The island I would be on my way to after winning the lotto is kinda boring since I live right next to it :) Newfoundland is my choice, the scenery is beautiful and there's so much undeveloped nature to see, and the fjords in Gros Morne are supposedly amazing!

And I've been following your blog in Google Reader for awhile now.

Thanks for the giveaway :)


J 7/16/09, 4:02 AM  

I would love to visit St Kilda, an island off the coast of Scotland.

Jo-Jo 7/16/09, 3:13 PM  

I blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Lynne 7/16/09, 3:26 PM  

Ah, an island to visit! Of course, my first choice would be Ireland, but a nice tropical island would be heaven. Warm breezes, cool drinks, miles and miles of white sand and crystal blue water. A Pina Colada and a good book! Perfect.

I follow your blog faithfully!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

DarcyO 7/16/09, 4:38 PM  

I'd pick Maui!


DarcyO 7/16/09, 4:39 PM  

I'm a new subscriber.


Allison,  7/16/09, 10:14 PM  

Fiji!! No question about that.

I'm now a subsriber on MyAOL

gotts567 at aol dot com

austenfan 7/18/09, 4:32 AM  

+1 I would also love to go to Hawaii!
+1 I added this on my sidebar:
+3 I'm a new subscriber. :)


Trin 7/19/09, 12:10 AM  

I think maybe I would visit Nantucket only because I like the New England atmosphere.

I am a follower and have been for over a month.

I twittered but am not sure how to link a specific tweet

khal5671 AT mwcc.edu

Linna 7/19/09, 9:28 PM  

I guess I'll go to Okinawa or Phuket to spend my vacation. I love the cultures and beautiful scenery there. :D

Amy 7/20/09, 2:43 PM  

I would go to Turtle Island in Fiji!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!


Amy 7/20/09, 2:45 PM  

I am a subscriber to your blog and have been for a month or so!


Tam @ Baileys and Books 7/20/09, 9:11 PM  

I would be off to Fiji.

I am already a subscriber, but will be posting this on Twitter! Thanks for hosting!


Teddyree 7/21/09, 10:40 PM  

Fab contest thanks! I'd jet off to Tahiti if money was no object! + 1

I'm a new subscriber + 3

I've posted this on my blog sidebar + 1
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Teddyree 7/21/09, 10:41 PM  

oops forgot my email addie


violetcrush 7/22/09, 4:12 AM  

Which Island? Hawaii of course. thats one place I'm dying to visit.

I already follow you via google reader.

elizascott2005 at yahoo dot co dot in

minishoes1 7/22/09, 9:45 AM  

I would say Fugi. I hear its real pretty there! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com
I am a new subscriber.

Misusedinnocence 7/22/09, 11:10 PM  

England. Does that count? ;)


Amy 7/23/09, 9:32 PM  

I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/Amestir

Amy 7/23/09, 9:33 PM  

I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/Amestir


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