Performancing Metrics

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Giveaway: How I Came to Sparkle Again by Kaya McLaren

Book cover of How I Came to Sparkle by Kaya McLarenIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and thanks to author Kaya McLaren and St. Martin's Press, I'm happy to announce an extra-special holiday giveaway.  You could win a copy of How I Came to Sparkle, McLaren's newest, plus a pair of gloves and some Ghirardelli hot chocolate.

To enter, simply answer the following question: If you could spend your holidays anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Synopsis: Set in a Colorado ski town, Kaya McLaren's How I Came To Sparkle Again is a remarkable breakout novel that chronicles three people and their journey from loss to love; heartbreak to hope

Jill Anthony spent her young adulthood in the ski town of Sparkle, Colorado. But more than a decade has passed since she left when, only weeks after a very late miscarriage, she finds her husband in bed with another woman, she flees Austin, Texas for the town she knows: Sparkle.

Lisa Carlucci wakes up one morning after another night of meaningless sex, looks in the mirror and realizes that she no longer wants to treat her body like a Holiday Inn. She’s going to hold out for love. The only problem is, love might come in the form of her ski bum best friend, who lives next door with his ski bum friends in a trailer known as “the Kennel.”

Cassie Jones, at age ten, has lost her mother to cancer and no longer believes in anything anymore. She knows her father is desperately worried about her, and she constantly looks for messages from her deceased mother through the heart-shaped rocks they once collected in the streams and hills of Sparkle.

Three people at the crossroads of heartbreak and healing. Three lives that will be changed one winter in Sparkle. One tender, funny, tear-jerking novel you won’t soon forget. - Goodreads

How I Came to Sparkle
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Length: 352 pages

Thank you to Kaya McLaren, St. Martin's Press and Authors on the Web for sponsoring this giveaway! 

16 comments:

  1. I'd want to spend it in England. It is the one place I've wanted to go outside of the US almost all my life

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! You could be just like Cameron Diaz in 'The Holiday.' Is Jude Law a part of that scenario? :)

      Delete
  2. My favorite place is the NC coast. Love the beach in the winter - so cozy! Thanks for the giveaway, this looks great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never been there, but my brother and sister-in-law go a few times a year. It sounds fabulous!

      Delete
  3. Even though I'm not eligible to win, I have to say that I'd love a cozy winter lodge somewhere in Colorado or Wyoming. I'd love to curl up in front of a roaring fire with lots of wine and delicious food (and family and friends, of course!).

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! This book sounds fantastic. I'd have to say... Colorado or a ski lodge somewhere with lots and lots of snow, my box of books and my bf :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Having spent most of my life in the countryside I'd love to visit New York City. The total opposite I'd say.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, NYC at Christmas sounds magical. I'd love to stay at some posh, old NY hotel...paid for by someone else, of course!

      Delete
  6. I love the setting for the book, because it sounds realistic and is an ideal ski town. I would like to spend the holidays in Alaka. It seems wild, different but also cozy. I can picture the mountains full of snow :) I've seen this book around and it sounds like something I would enjoy. Thank you for the chance to read it.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. An Alaskan lodge certainly sounds cozy! My sister is living there right now, though, and it was 30 below the other day...I like cold weather, but that's a bit much even for me!

      Delete
  7. I'd love to spend my holidays in a snow covered cabin in Maine...assuming all my family culd come with!

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, family/friends are a no-brainer, wherever I am. No matter where I am, it wouldn't be the same without the folks I love! ;)

      Delete
  8. What a beautiful cover! I can't imagine the holidays anywhere but where I always spend them...at home with family!

    lsl.scrapper at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you to all who commented - the winner has been chosen! Thank you again to Kaya McLaren and Authors on the Web for sponsoring the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
Romance novel book review