Monday, June 11, 2012

THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. by Nichole Bernier

Congrats to:
absolutahnie
Please email me your full name and address so you can get your book!
stephanieelliot@gmail.com




Here's today's book but first I'd like to let you know that I announced a bunch of winners last night on posts so you should go back to see if your name has been chosen. ALSO IMPORTANT: The original winner for I Couldn't Love You More won that book on another blog so I chose another winner -- please GO BACK to that page to see if you won it as I had to choose another name! It could be you! Thanks, and here's to another great week coming your way with awesome books, starting with this fabulous debut by Nichole Bernier!



This is one of those books that I hunted down myself. I saw it on FB or somewhere on another author’s page and I knew I had to get my hands on it so I contacted the author’s publicist and asked for it. The whole mystery of the story caught my eye; the fact that the main character is already gone and her best friend has to put pieces of the mystery together by reading her journals, and the fact that it’s actually two stories in one. I just love journal stories! And I wanted this book!

You’ll want it too!

Read the first chapter here: EXCERPT.

You can also read a beautiful guest post by Nichole at Writer Unboxed here, and if you get over there in time, you can also enter to win a copy there, but you have to do so by Tuesday! 

Blurb:

Summer island vacation with her family was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who’d lost her close friend Elizabeth in a plane crash. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate thought she knew. The complicated portrait of Elizabeth — her upbringing, her marriage, and journey to motherhood — makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her own deepest beliefs about loyalty and honesty at a moment of uncertainty in her own marriage. When an unfamiliar man’s name appears in the pages, Kate realizes the extent of what she didn’t know about her friend — including where she was really going when she died.

Set in the anxious summer after the September 11th attacks, this story of two women —their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears — considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices. 

If you want to win The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. tell me something you’re in the process of finishing right now. Or something you started but never finished. I would like to finish writing my fourth novel.

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER TO WIN ANY OF THE PREVIOUS BOOKS THAT DO NOT HAVE A HIGHLIGHTED WINNER'S NAME ANNOUNCED ON TOP OF THE POST! Feel free to go back and check - yesterday's book was posted late!


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97 comments:

Carie Casey said...

I'm working on a knitting project.

Carie

Mary Jo Burke said...

I'm editing the book I just sold, Mother Nature's Man.

absolutahnie said...

i'm with carie casey - i'm knitting a head cover (for the boy's golf club) and i'd like to finish it before his next tournament!

Carly said...

I started a cinder block garden over a month ago when I was working part time and not in school. Now I am working full time and in college so it is just sitting there. I am hoping to get it done soon so I can grow some stuff this summer.

Carly H

TinaPow said...

A project space for my crafting in house that apparently is overrun with Cars

jdstec said...

I have started painting my entryway but have left it half done.

Emma S. said...

I started a blog last summer, but ever since last July, I haven't kept up. I would like to start blogging again.

buttah said...

Thing is...I have lots of great ideas for crafts and things, and I even go out and buy the supplies, and then I never actually do them. Currently I have all the stuff to do my own "screen printing" on shirts, but have yet to do one. So hopefully I will find the time to actually try it!

Katie said...

We started on our office like 2 years ago and still have not finished it. That is one project I am going to make my husband finsih while he is home this summer!

Jonita said...

Hubby and I bought our first home in March of this year and I would love to finish unpacking the basement and making that area of the house livable!

Jonita

Margie said...

I have many craft projects that I have started and not finished.
This book sounds very intriguing.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Margie T

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am always finishing up quilts...Some are years old and have been set aside by more presssing projects while others I just lost interest in, but I usually do get a round to finishing them!

Carol5814 said...

Many, many craft and knitting projects go unfinished.

CAnative said...

I'm redoing my daughters room and it seems like it's taking FOREVER!

Nicole

EBrowning said...

I am a teacher and due to the budget issues I'm not certain of returning to my job next year, so I now have all of my personal teaching stuff in the basement. I unloaded it into one big pile of boxes that takes up half of the basement. I really need to organize and get it into some sort of order, but that sounds like too much work and not enough fun! :)

Bridget said...

My unfinished project are recipe books for my daughters. I have the albums and some recipes, but don't have a good recipe card program, so just kind of put it off.

iambtinrb

Lizett34 said...

Scrapbooking! I thought it would be fun to do but as it turns out, it is very time consuming!

lizett34@yahoo.com

Mom'sLove said...

I am in process of finishing out the school week. FOUR more days! Also, my daughter is graduating high school on Thursday..
oy
Amanda
byacourt at gmail dot com

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I'm working on getting my house on the market. Not fun at all.

Jeffie T said...

I'm in the middle of crocheting a rug. It's turned out much more difficult than I though, so I have been in the "middle" of this project for approximately a year now.

Melissa said...

i knitted a scarf for my son in early 2010 and then gave up on that after a while.

melissa a from clc

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I never finish any crafting project I start. LOL

BrendaL71 said...

that would be cross stitching projects from before my daughter was born that I never finished. Need to do those.

Nichole Bernier said...

Thanks for featuring my novel, Stephanie!

So many folks with such rich hobbies here. Makes me envious....I gave up nearly all my hobbies to write this book, except room parenting in my kids' classes!

I really appreciate your kind words, and hope your winner enjoys my book, too.

Best,
Nichole Bernier
http://www.nicholebernier.com

Ally said...

We just bought a new house and are in the process of finishing a lot of decorating projects.

Melissa said...

I started making photo books for each year, but haven't worked on it in weeks. Mel Rem

Lindsay said...

Still organizing my new condo

Corgi Lover said...

Still working on some knitting projects.

Megan said...

I'm working on learning how to drive...i'm 25!
Eloisepeaches

betsy_blixt said...

I'm trying to finish up a huge project at work that will let me boss see I have much more to offer then what she see's now.

Kayo said...

I'm in a constant state of finishing up cleaning..something!
neverending.

Buffy Dee said...

losing the baby weight... my "baby" is 16 lol.. jes sayin'

Melissa said...

I need to help my hubby finish a ton of house projects...it never ends!

-tmd636

Bridget O'Neill said...

I've already won this book somewhere else, and I'm commenting for the chance to win the bunch of books later on :). I read this book a couple of weeks ago, and I LOVED it! I'm sure whoever wins this will love it too!

Bev V said...

Redoing my kitchen. Cleaning and painting my bedroom. I could go on and on, but that's enough!

Bev (shaggy552@gmail.com)

your invisible pixie said...

i started making plans to move to chicago and now they're on hold...

Denise said...

I started putting together my family tree, but haven't finished...

-Denise F.

TinaB said...

Redecorating all the bedrooms in our home.
Brannanflooring@aol.com

CherylB said...

I am in the process of clearing out filing cabinets.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I started crocheting an afghan for my daughter to replace one that was sentimental to her. I got so frustrated and kept having to rip it out that I finally just paid someone to finish it for me. My daughter loved it, just the same.

Betsy said...

Scrapbooking!

Kimmi said...

I'm currently finishing up a too big landscaping project that's been back-breaking.

Krystal said...

I'm still in the process of finishing my garden. I thought I was finished but I guess some mysterious critters were hungry and ate half of my sprouts!
kndyer

accidentalgypsy said...

I'm trying to plan my wedding while having a full-time job, a part-time job in the Air National Guard, and taking 2 online Master's degree courses this term.

Emily said...

A weight loss journey! 62 pounds down so far!


Emily116

Marla W. said...

I started a 1000 piece puzzle with my 8-yr-old daughter yesterday - it is a snowy woods scene and is very monotone - it may take us a while...LOL!

shellybelly43066 said...

cleaning out my closet....completing photo albums...i have about 20 unread books...i really could go on forever

TaraUB said...

I'm never finished cleaning.

Books & Reviews said...

I am working on a quilt for my goddaughters first birthday!

Nanette said...

I am working on my first quilt. I hope to have the top finished this week...the rest will hopefully be done shortly after that!

This book sounds REALLY good. Thanks for doing all this work for us, Manic! You rock!

Nan :)

Anonymous said...

I started cleaning my bookshelves and then gave up - I will get back to them (I hope)!

RebeccaE

Anonymous said...

I started cleaning my bookshelves and then gave up - I will get back to them (I hope)!

RebeccaE

slm8803 said...

I have been attempting to organize my MASSIVE stack of pictures and picture frames for months now!

Luvschocolate said...

I'm in the process of reading about 10 books tnat are due back at the library very shortly. And inbetween reading im trying to get my spring cleaning finished , before summer officially begins.

Jessica said...

I'm working on watching all of the seasons of How I Met Your Mother, haha. I'm not a very creative person!

Thanks!

-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

Something I started but didn't finish? I've been working on a twelve panel crazy quilt cross stitch for about 15 years. I finished 11 out of 12 and can't get up the ambition to finish the last panel. It's been like that for at least 5 years.

Kelleyc said...

Weeding and planting my garden! Sooo behind this year! Need to get moving or there won't be a garden!! :(

susieqlaw said...

susieqlaw

redoing my bedroom!

Kristen said...

Organizing my house! I have great intentions every January...

Kristen27

Anonymous said...

Each of my kids baby scrapbooks which I started when they were babies. I have the first month done for my 7 year old and I haven't done anything except buy the supplies for my 4 year old's book.

Colbey J

robynn78 said...

my husband likes to call me the "half-asser" because I never seem to finish stuff or if I do not up to his standards.. ha!!!

Joelle said...

I started laundry 3 days ago and it is still in the washer. oops. lol

jobella

Tiffany Drew said...

I'd like to finish losing weight. But I guess if that were to happen, I;d have to start making a serious attempt at it lol.

ludy2288 said...

I'm in the process of selling my house, moving across the country, and finding a job there and I would LOVE to be finished with that.

Lilian said...

Multiple drawing projects, I guess I just felt uninspired..or watever I drew didn't match my imagination(because my hands are uncooperative sometimes)...XD

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
lilianxchengATgmail.com

Dani In Chicago said...

Finish my novel, of course! :-)

sookie28 said...

I started to clean out/organize/pretty-fy my scary hoarder spare room, but got overwhelmed and left it even messier than it was to begin with! :(

-Jen
jenknee1976@hotmail.com

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I am in the process of finishing the book killer hair.

A Novel Review- Laura Kay said...

I just started working on a personal blog to put some of my writing up on. I have a novel I've been working on...err well collecting dust on, but I need to write. I started my review blog to have something to write and that has become the only writing I seem to do--so I'm pressing myself to do my own writing too, which is hard cause I love reading what other people write :D Ok, so you didn't ask for a short novel so I'll stop rambling, except to say I'm dying to read this book (ok not really, but looks amazing).

EKB said...

first book....and 50 lbs (20 to go!)

Leah B said...

I have not printed out and put in albums any of my daughter's baby pictures ... and she is 14 months old!

Erin G said...

My friend gave me a scrapbook for my wedding, and left the honeymoon pages for me to finish. Still working on them, and in 4 days we will celebrate our 11th anniversary...

Margaret said...

Some of my black and white photos of Europe I am wanting to frame and hang.

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse )

Anne said...

Organizing the closets in our house

Anne Sedore

Amy said...

I am in the process of finishing my first novel, while writing a second and third.

equinn726 said...

I am in the process of finishing nursing school. I'm in my last semester summer capstone (nursing externship).

Kim W. said...

I'm in the process of getting into shape!! Have lost 25 lbs so far......half way there!

lucy872 said...

I'm still trying to put away photos from before my daughter was born 6 years ago!

Cheryl said...

Trying to finish planning and organizing a graduation party for my middle daughter who graduates in two weeks.

Anonymous said...

I am in the process of finishing my weight loss. I am at my goal weight but after the vacation I am taking next week, I think I will have to put the finishing touches on my weight loss again.


-Donna W.

faithspage said...

my degree

keltban said...

Cleaning and purging. I started early Spring and I did accomplish some but there plenty of other piles that I need to sort.

Crystal said...

I've started working out, but I've yet to reach my goal. This is MY time though! I'm determined!!

crystal717

Juliet Farmer said...

working on...work!

girllovestoread said...

Inthe process of finishing the wedding plans...38 days to go!

A.C. said...

Someday I'm going to finish cleaning my house!

Kristin said...

I'm working on finishing my Masters. Well, technically I'm not working on it at the moment...but I should be.

Terri said...

I'm in the middle of sorting through my kids' clothes so I can donate all the stuff they've outgrown.

Terri M.

Sslinsky said...

I'm working on finishing the school year!!!! Whoo hoo!

Sarah

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

Finishing up work so I can go on vacation tomorrow!

Christina said...

I'm close to finishing my Master's Degree - I'll graduate in December. Can't wait to be done!!

ChristinaL

Sherry said...

My wedding album ( 8.5 years) and My child's photo scrapebooks.

Ms. Daisy said...

I'm trying to organize boxes of old photos.

Anonymous said...

I am the queen of starting projects and never finishing them. I would say the one thing I need to finish the most is organizing my digital photos and printing pics for albums! jennyb75

Becki*** said...

embroidered pillowcases ..

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Anonymous said...

I would like to finish cleaning out my closet for spring - it has already been a few weeks!
RebeccaE