Friday, July 18, 2008

First Giveaway: First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader


I received two advance reading copies of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader this morning, so First Daughter has appropriately become the First Bookish Ruth Giveaway.

Sometimes the weakness we fear most can become our greatest strength...

Jack McClure has had a troubled life. His dyslexia always made him feel like an outsider. He escaped from an abusive home as a teenager and lived by his wits on the streets of Washington D.C. It wasn’t until he realized that dyslexia gave him the ability to see the world in unique ways that he found success, using this newfound strength to become a top ATF agent.

When a terrible accident takes the life of his only daughter, Emma, and his marriage falls apart, Jack blames himself, numbing the pain by submerging himself in work. Then he receives a call from his old friend Edward Carson. Carson is just weeks from taking the reins as President of the United States when his daughter, Alli, is kidnapped. Because Emma McClure was once Alli’s best friend, Carson turns to Jack, the one man he can trust to go to any lengths to find his daughter and bring her home safely.

The search for Alli leads Jack on a road toward reconciliation . . . and into the path of a dangerous and calculating man. Someone whose actions are as cold as they are brilliant. Whose power and reach are seemingly infinite.

Faith, redemption, and political intrigue play off one another as McClure uses his unique abilities to journey into the twisted mind of a stone cold genius who is constantly one step ahead of him. Jack will soon discover that this man has affected his life and his country in more ways than he could ever imagine.

The rules are simple:

Leave a comment here telling me the title of the best book you've read in 2008.
Mention this contest on your own blog to receive three additional entries.
I'll choose a winner at random on July 30, 2008.

Good luck!

Edited 7/25 to add:
Since I won a signed copy of this book from Shelf Awareness, I now have a second copy that will be included in this contest. On July 30th I'll be picking two winners for this book!

28 comments:

  1. A Fatal Grace

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  2. I've blogged about your contest
    ...Bookish Ruth is giving away a copy of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader on her blog. It looks like a good one!...


    My favorite book of 2008 so far has been The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

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  3. I guess I would have to say "No one you know" by Michelle Richmond.

    I blogged about your contest on my LT tuesday post.

    lenoreva AT hotmail DOT com

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  4. The Killing Circle

    Tried to get First Daughter from Shelf Awareness, but this publisher only ships to the US. :-(

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  5. I am reading the Slightly series and I am liking the title: Slightly Suburban. THanks for this contest. I will be posting on my blog: www.bookshipper.blogspot.com

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  6. Ok I would have to say it was Tan Lines by J. J. Salem. Thanks Cheryl

    clbstitch at yahoo dot com

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  7. The best book I have read so far this year is a toss-up between the Book of Lost Things by John Connelly and The Secret History of The Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig.

    Thanks!!!

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  8. The best book I have read so far this year is The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle. Thanks for the great contest!

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  9. It was 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' by Lisa See.

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  10. I just got this in the mail today (wasn't expecting to) so I am going to have to withdraw my entry.

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  11. The best book I've read this year would have to be The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Amazing book.

    Thanks for the contest.

    I also blogged about your contest:
    http://booked-books.blogspot.com/2008/07/bookish-ruths-giveaway.html

    booked@ymail.com

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  12. Glad I found your site - this book sounds great! I'd have to say the best book I've read so far in 2008 would be Killer in High Heels by Gemma Halliday.

    cas

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  13. Oh, what a tough question! I've read too many great ones this year. I'll have to go with Kushiel's Mercy as one of my favorites - there are others, but this is the one that kept me up late reading. Please do enter me in the contest - I've blogged about it as well, here. Thanks!

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  14. "A Grave Talent" by Laurie King...the start of a good series too.

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  15. I just got offered this book through a different source, so I need to withdraw from your contest - I don't want to deprive anyone else! Thanks for offering it though. =)

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  17. Lenore and Meghan: Thank you so much for letting me know. :)

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  18. Best book in '08 was The Poisonwood Bible. LOVED IT! Thanks for the entry in your giveaway!

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  19. How to choose just one?!? I'll go with The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt.

    If I win, please post a comment on my LT profile.

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  20. I would have to say "The Devils Footprints" by Amanda Stevens. What a great contest! I'll go ahead and link it to my blog either a little later if I can't sleep or tomorrow! Thank you for including me!

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  21. I forgot to leave my link for my post back to your contest...here it is.http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/2008/07/bookish-ruth-first-contest.html

    Thanks again!
    Amy xoxo

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  22. This is my first time here and enjoying your blog! I pick the book I just finished and absolutely loved...The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

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  23. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready tWarner419@aol.com

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  24. The Purple Hibisus by Chimamanda N. Adichie

    gautami.tripathy@gmail.com

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  25. The best book I've read so far this year was Triptych by Karin Slaughter. Riveting!

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  26. Happy Monday! Thanks for the fun contest. The book I have enjoyed reading the most thus far is "The
    Shack" by William P. Young. Please enter me in your book drawing. Many
    thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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