Wednesday, March 02, 2011

GEORGIA'S KITCHEN by Jenny Nelson

WINNER ANNOUNCED!
Congrats to Laura Kay of A Novel Review!
(Note to those entering the Book-A-Day Giveaways: If you leave an email when you enter, I will try to notify you that you've won, otherwise, winners will be announced on the page of the book listings like so. The winner of SPIN and ARRANGED still has not contacted me.
Check to see if you have won those books!)




Book: Amazon

Author: http://www.jennynelsonauthor.com/

Winner: LAURA KAY of A Novel Review!
Jenny's Twitter Page

Jenny's Facebook Page

Read the first chapter.

What could be more fun than a book that has the trifecta--Food, Romance, Italy? Sounds pretty good right? Well in Jenny Nelson's debut, Georgia's Kitchen, you'll find it all and more. Georgia seems to have it all, a top job in one of Manhattan's best restaurants, great girlfriends and a great guy. But when her fiance calls off their wedding and a restaurant review destroys her reputation, the only thing Georgia can think to do is run off to the Italian countryside, where she plans on licking her wounds.

There, she finds work at a trattoria and discovers all that Italy has to offer. But is it enough to heal her broken heart and make her forget about all of her dreams she left behind in NYC?

Those who love travel, food and cooking, and romance will delight in Jenny Nelson's Georgia's Kitchen, and you can win your very own copy here simply by leaving a comment!


So, here’s how this works. Please leave a comment, and all those who do will qualify to win Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson! I’ll draw the winner on March 4 (always TWO days after I post the daily book, unless it’s a weekend, I may allow for more time), and I will post the winner’s name at the TOP of this post, in the highlighted area.

PLEASE be specific with your name in the comment section, and IF YOUR NAME is listed as the winner, you must email me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com in order to claim your prize. Email me with your full name and address so I can have your book(s) sent to you.

Come back and read about each book every day in March. Choose the books you'd like to win. Enter for any or ALL the books. Each entry will count as an entry toward the grand prize of winning ALL 31+ books at the end of the month. You can win the book of the day and still qualify to win ALL the books at the end of the month!


Thanks, and GOOD LUCK! And come back tomorrow to see what book I’ll be giving away then too!

It’s MaNiC MoMMy’s March Madness Book-A-Day Giveaway! Read ALL the Rules and Details Here!

Sorry, only U.S. and Canadian residents only!

196 comments:

Ronit said...

Who hasn't had the fantasy of running away and leaving it all behind?! Sounds like a fun read. Ronit W

Hawkzter said...

This sure sounds like a great book. I'm going to make sure I check out the links for the author's website and sneak a peak at the first chapter.

Tammi Hawk

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Sara said...

I just finished Promises to Keep and this looks like it might be my next book! Better to read about food than to eat it, lol.

All the Freaky People make the Beauty of the World said...

I have attempted to escape to Italy but the ambien/wine based amnesia is causing a whammy’d teleportation of my comment.

Love to read it..sounds like a good mental escape.

Tressie Moondoggie2442

Sugar__Mama said...

would love to read this one, looks like a fun read.

dmennella said...

Ooooo! I'd love to win this one!

Jessica said...

Fingers crossed!

Jessica Petot

Kristin Shelburne said...

Love books about food and travel..great selection!

Queen of Reading said...

Sounds like a great book!

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

Jennifer @ Diving In said...

Italy! My dream vacation...

Anonymous said...

Oh my. YUM!

Kayo

Ally said...

This looks really good. I want to start stocking up for the summer.

Ally N

Jess said...
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Jess said...

Sounds like a great book!!
Jess Heady

ChristineCet said...

Escape to Italy sounds perfect...

Karen said...

Liked the first chapter and want to read more! :) ktmixon315

Domesticated Gal said...

Mmmm....I can just imagine living in Italy with all that yummy pasta. Except I'd be the size....well, that I am now.

Anonymous said...

I love food, travel and cooking. I'm sure I will love his book also.

-Donna W.

kellyhilde said...

This sounds like a good book!

Katy Finn said...

Food, romance, Italy? I'm there!

Debbie said...

Sounds like a great read!! Debydew110

Tina Brannan said...

Sounds like a great book!!

Wendy K (Orlando) said...

Looks like a great book!

Emma said...
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Sadie said...

Would love it read it!!

Emma Straley said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Books and food are two of my passions. I absolutely love reading about food. I devour Anthony Bourdain's books.

Bee said...

I've been looking for new books, and this one sounds great.

Bri H.

KathyGold said...

YAY!!! Day 2!!! and this book sounds great! Love the idea that the woman in this book (from your description) had the courage to pick up and move on...

kathygold

Amy Risner said...

I need to read this! :)

Tiffany Drew said...

So want to read this!

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

absolutahnie said...

it sounds like perfection to me!

ckwgreb said...

I would love to travel like this! Christin Greb

BrendaBMarion said...

My budget doesn't allow for international travel at this time, so an escapist book will have to suffice!

Dulcibella said...

I agree with previous commenters ... this sounds like a fun read!

Anonymous said...

Would love to lose myself in a trip to Italy!

Nicole Harper

LindsayK918 said...

Food, Romance, Italy- sign me up!!

Kimmi said...

I've been reading about this book for months and would love to win it.

jdstec said...

I'm trying to come up with something witty and creative to say and then I remember, you're the writer. I am just an avid reader, so wish me luck!

Erin T. said...

I think this has to be my favorite type of contest of all time! Books as the prize?! What could be better?

The Jagow Family said...

I love this book give-away! You are awesome Manic Mommy!! :)

Dolly said...

I've started a mini-collection of books that have a cooking theme - love them!

LynnBelo said...

this sounds absolutely awesome!

Logan Collins said...

I love food books!!!

Lauren Louise said...

Sounds like a fun read! Going to Italy is on my bucket list.
-Lauren Louise

Sharon Cox said...

Sounds like a fun read! But maybe not on an empty stomach.

RedDragon said...

I just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love(similar concept here on theme)which by the way I thought was fantastic. I still have a personal fantasy of visiting Italy, although I am more interested in the art than the food. Another good choice MM!

Sarah Lashua said...

Now I want to read all of these books that are being posted everyday. How will I ever have time to read all of them?!

Meredith said...

Oooh - sounds great, my mom and I would both love to read this.

Hally said...

Ooooohhhh...This one looks/sounds good!

Hally Hoots

Jenn3128 said...

Sounds good, but what's a "trattoria"?

buttah said...

Love new books!

Buttah
boxer_grl21(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina said...

I love Italy and this book will make me want to go back!

CLaughery

Jen R said...

This one is on my wishlist! Thanks!!

Jen Rabenstine
jen161 at hotmail dot com

IandSsmom said...

this book has been on my tbr list so long! Can't wait! Shannon J.

jpetroroy said...

I'd love to enter. This sounds fascinating.

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Melissa Black

Yes, please!!!

Homestead Jen said...

You had me at "food" and "Italy."

Leah B said...

Looks like a good read ... and anything about food, love and travel can't be bad!

Amy said...

Can't wait to read this one!
amypackster

Melissa said...

Sounds like an interesting read!
tmd636

Krystal said...

What more can a girl want? Food and Italy! Thanks for the opportunity to win, Manic! :)

Krystal Dyer

DaphneSFL said...

Another great book that I'd love to win

CariL said...

there can never be enough books out there involving travel, food, and romance! CariL

RivkaBelle said...

Everytime I read a review/about this book, I get hungry, hehe :o)

Anonymous said...

A broken heart and life saved by food? Sounds good to me!
JillChMitch

Lauren said...

Sounds like a great read! Lauren M.

Melissa said...

Food and a broken heart, sounds like a great book! Melissa Rem

Jennifer Dunaway said...

I would love to own this one!

jeans said...

Thanks for reminding me to put this on my to read book list.

Sherry Bercu said...

Great escape at least for the mind.

Tara S. said...

There's Italy and cooking. I'm so in!

Susan said...
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Neckmeat said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :) This book sounds amazing!!

Susan said...

This looks like a good book. I would love to read it!

Carly said...

Looks like a good one!

BethC said...

This sounds like the perfect escape! When your reality bites....soothe it by getting lost in a book!

Anonymous said...

Love her website! Hope to read her book next! jennyfromthecube@yahoo.com

LaVonneW said...

I love food and cooking and especially books that incorporate it all! ;)

Write Spot said...
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Write Spot said...

This looks like a good read. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book I need to read!
Stefanie Chase

StephRochelle said...

Since I won't be getting back to Italy anytime soon, this book could definitely indulge my desire for some gelato. :)

Julie Carroll said...

sounds like a great romance!

equinn726 said...

Seriously, "who wouldn't want to read about food, romance and Italy?". Sounds like a great read!!

Bridget Taylor said...

Sounds like a great book.

Lucy said...

I've always wanted to go to Italy --- and if I can't get there in person, what better than through a good book!

Jennifer I.

your invisible pixie said...

This one sounds great! yay books!

Anonymous said...

I've picked this up in the bookstore but didn't buy it since I had already outspent my book budget. Would love to get it and read about escaping!
LizzyBethDJ

Juliet Farmer said...

had me at "food" :)

Erin Goff said...

Food and travel... sounds like a great book!

AmandaME said...

Cooking, traveling, sounds good to me!

Amanda ME

Tyra said...

Ah, Italy...sounds great!

Diane Pesavento said...

Sounds amazing!

Nanette said...

I would so love to win this book!! Pick me!! Pick me!! ~Nanette N.

Stark Raving Shannon said...

Sounds like a great book! Would love to read it.

Jeffie Laura said...

Sounds like a good read.

Christine in NJ said...

My favorite type of food: Italian! I so know I would love this book! Thanks MaNiC MoMMy!

Christine

Meghan Price said...

Sounds like a great book!

AnnEliz said...

All these books look great!

Amy Nichole G said...

Sounds like a good book!

Coleen said...

This book sounds like a wonderful read!!! I have it saved in my wishlist. I am looking forward to reading it!!!

Betsy B said...

Sounds like a great read.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an amazing read! Thanks for the suggestion. Angelini197

lizett34 said...

This book sounds like a great read, can't wait to read it!

Rachael said...

Food and romance- what's more to want in a book! Rachael M

Heidiopia said...

I love all things Italian and this sounds like a gem! Wouldn't we all just like to chuck it at least for a bit and have a grand adventure? Hope I win!! Thanks, MM :)

nja1226 said...

As if the winter doldrums were not bad enough... Food, love and Italy, oy!

Always April said...

I love a fun read and this seems to be one.

jne said...

Looks like a good one!

-jenni(fur) N.

sarah frederick said...

I love books about cooking!

sarah frederick said...

I love books about cooking!

Jennifer said...

please! please! please!

Anonymous said...

this is an author on my list to read!!!

Laura Kay
anovel review

Buffy Dee said...

Looks like another great pick!

Hope C. said...

Another great recommendation, my to be read list is getting longer and longer!!

Nicole Marie said...

Sounds great! I can't wait to read it :)

Michelle Mierczewski said...

had to Bing the word "trattoria", i should be ashamed :(

Dona said...

This sounds like my kind of book, food, travel, romance! Can't wait!

Chelsea Hoffman said...

Sounds interesting! Might pop into the bookstore to look at it!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a cute book. I'm excited learning about all these authors I haven't tried reading before!
RebeccaErin

Kristen said...

Sounds great!

Kristen Y.

Holly W. said...

Someday I'll make it to Italy!
holly w

Amy said...

Snarky Mommy wants to win!

Lilianarenee said...

Food Romance & Italy sound amazing to me :)

Missy B said...

Thanks for the great book info!

-Missy B

Dawn said...

looks like a fun read!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn MG

Katrina Swiney said...

I love romance abroad novels! When you add in cooking, there's nothing that tops it off better. Would love to read this book :)

Katrina Swiney

Becki said...

YAY!!!! Fun EVERY DAY! Thanks

~PrimLiLMama~ said...

Kitchen....Cooking...That's allll me!!!!!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

A book with the food theme is my favorite!

ebrokaw said...

I love anything that combines food with Italy. EBrokaw

Dani In Chicago said...

Day 2! Here I come!

Dani Patarazzi
danisilvia223@gmail.com

The Poty's said...

Sounds like a good read. Would love to win it!

Kristi said...

I wish I could run away to Italy.

Kristi Marie W.

Anonymous said...

FOod, romance and Italy! How could you go wrong!! Patticol

Anonymous said...

It sounds great. I have read a couple books recently about withdrawing to the Italian countryside - unfortunately the names escape me. This sounds like a fun read.

fanficfan44

Hally said...

Oohhhh...sounds delish!

Thanks Manic!

Hally Hoots

Amanda Leigh said...

Ooh, this sounds like a great read! It's going on my Amazon wish list, just in case I don't win it.

- Amanda Leigh

Mom'sLove said...

139! you know too many damn people, Manic.. Now I have to back to facebook and stalk you with the number 139! wait, maybe the '9' is going to be my number....
Me, me, me, pick me!
AAAmmmaaannndddaaa
(Amanda, again)

kwertz12 said...

This book sounds FANTASTIC! I was just telling my husband that he may come home and the kids are with a sitter and I've excaped to Italy. lol

Mary said...

Yummy book! Italy, food, romance... sign me up for an escape, please, even if just for the length of the book. Mary F

Taylor Morris said...

Sounds like a great read!! Hopefully I can get it!

Shelley said...

Woohoo for day two!

Tami Hart said...

My travel budget is pretty small this year and I've always wanted to visit Italy - sounds like reading this novel will be the cheapest way to get there.

taylorj2112 said...

I'm always looking for a new read!

Casey said...

what a coincidence... I love travel, food and cooking, and romance!

shopgirl said...

I'll say it again.. Pick Me!! Pick Me!! C'mon RANDOM GENERATOR - pick mmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Thanks again for this awesome give-away!!

A.C. said...

Sounds like a really great read!

Croppergirl said...

I'd love to read this book. I'm pretty familiar with working in restaurants and I can't wait to see her take on being a chef. And can I just say Italy is too much!

Pamela Hoffman
croppergirl@tx.rr.com

Cori Bravo said...

This sounds like a fabulous book! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win so many great reads!

Dawn from CA said...

Italy is my most favorite place on Earth! I love books that bring me back there. Thanks for another fun opportunity to get great reads!:)

Anonymous said...

I need an escape!
Pennygirl, Manitowoc

Tiffany said...

Already have this one so don't pick me ... its great though!!!
Tiffany - "Cozy Reader"

Erika Lundquist said...

I would love to win.

Terri said...

Sounds like a delicious read!
Terri M.

Anonymous said...

Yum! I'd love to win this book!

SPepper22

Brenda L B said...

this book reminds of one I just read with the concept of food, romance & travel. I'm sure that is everybodies dream. I would love to read this. Brenda L B

Anne said...

I loooooove Italy, sounds like everyone's dream.

Anne Beth

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Looks like a good read!
qweska8402

Tina said...

Sounds terrific!

Angie McCraine Parks said...

Hopefully. Angie McCraine Parks

Mags said...

Ooo I like this one. And so much easier to enter a contest than drive to 4 vacant bookstores. :-) thanks for the referral.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds amazing!

Kelly Loeser

Tina the Powell said...

Sounds like fun read!

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

What a great giveaway!

knoxye said...

This book sounds right up my alley! Can I go with her?

Knoxye Williams

egreenwood said...

Please pick me!

Valerie said...

I hope this is better than Eat, Pray, Love! Sounds like it so far!

emily said...

Sounds like a fun read... sign me up!
Emily Riley-Berghorn

Hubbardston said...

Well I like food, that's for sure!

Kirsten R.

Sammi said...

Sounds like a great book!!!

Anonymous said...

xx (fingers crossed)
-Nattygirrl

Bernadette said...

I'd love a mental vacation in the ofrm of...this book! Bernadette Smith7

AisforRandom said...

As long as it's not like eat pray love, it made me nauseous, curse and hate

Leslie said...

Love books, love this contest! LeslieGC

Kaye Robinson said...

Sounds like a good read. I'd love to go to Italy some day. I'd also love to cook like a real chef, but I guess I'm just a little to lazy for that one! LOL
Kaye Robinson

Denise said...

I love books and winning, so this contest is awesome!

Nanny Deb said...

Sounds yummy, pardon the bad pun!

Sarah Lazar said...

Sounds like a MUCH better version of Eat, Pray, Love.

Kas said...

Looks good!

Kassie H.

Amy said...

Ciao Bella, ora ho fame! Doesn't that sound dirty???? Too bad it only means "now I am hungry" in Italian......Mangia!!!

bloggerwife said...

I can't think of ANYthing better than food, romance, and Italy!

Dawn Nelson said...

Sounds good! Dawn Nelson

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book.

amanda said...
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amanda said...

This sounds great!

-AmandaTX

kristinrose said...

sounds like a good book!

Kristinrose

Colette M. said...

Excited about the contest!

crabbymommy said...

Ohhh me me!! I love food! :-)

bella said...

I love books about italy and food. Makes me hungry for pasta.

Hope C. said...

Another awesome read!

Siobhan said...

I loved Italy and the food! I'm sure this would bring back some memories!

Stephanie said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMMENTING! NO COMMENTS AFTER THIS COMMENT WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS BOOK! THANK YOU! CHECK OUT THE NEXT BOOKS OFFERED FOR THE BOOK-A-DAY GIVEAWAY! THANKS, MANIC MOMMY

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

Being of Italian descent, this book sounds like a great read! Hope I'm the lucky winner!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

sounds like a good enough reason to run off to italy for me !!
i'd join her ") [or carry her luggage!]