Win Pinch Me: A Novel

On July 20th, we posted what we called Another Summer Reading List.   One of the 11 books on this list was Pinch Me: A Novel by Adena Halpern, which had just been released the previous day.   Here’s what we said about this unique fantasy novel:  “A young woman whose family has always warned her to stay away from perfectly handsome men receives a proposal of marriage from a man who is sadly ‘perfect’.”

Thanks to Touchstone Books, we have three (3) copies of Pinch Me to give away.   This trade paperback release has a value of $14.95.   Here is the official synopsis:

Pinch Me: A Novel, from the author of 29 (2010) and The Ten Best Days of My Life (2008), is about a woman who has the perfect life – until she discovers it has all been a dream.   Or has it?

“Never marry a man unless he’s short, bald, fat, stupid and treats you badly.”   That is the romantic advice that twenty-nine-year-old Lily Burns has heard her entire life from her grandmother, Dolly, and mother Selena.   Despite this, when she meets Gogo, the handsome, successful pediatrician who treats her like a queen, she has no choice but to let her heart take over.   When she agrees to marry him, Dolly and Selma are inconsolable.   They decide it’s time to tell her the truth: the women in her family are cursed.   If she marries for love, there will be unimaginable consequences.

Thinking she can somehow evade the curse that has plagued their lineage for generations, Lily elopes with Gogo.   Unable to believe her good fortune, she asks Gogo to pinch her to make sure this isn’t a dream.   The moment he does, Lily finds herself transported back to the house she lived in when she was single.   Gogo is gone.   It’s as if they never met.   When Lily tracks him down she finds that he’s married to someone else and has no memory of her.   In this reality, Gogo has none of his boyish charm, and instead of being a doctor, he sells drainpipes for a living.   Lily knows it’s up to her to save Gogo and return them both to the wedded bliss they were meant to have – but the only way to do that is to break the curse.

This sounds like a good one,doesn’t it?  

In order to enter this book giveaway, simply post your name and e-mail address below or send an e-mail with this information to (e-mail addressses will only be used to contact the winners).   This will count as a first entry.   For a second entry, tell us what advice you received from your parents or family members while growing up…   Did it turn out to be good advice?

In order to be eligible for this particular contest, you must live in the continental United States, and be able to supply a residential mailing address if and when you are contacted.   Books will not be shipped to a P. O. box or to a business-related address.

You have until Midnight on Friday, August 26, 2011 to submit your entry or entries.   Be forewarned that we may decide to pull the winner’s names at random, or simply provide the books to the earliest entrants.   So much for the complex contest rules.   Good luck and good reading!  


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13 responses to “Win Pinch Me: A Novel

  1. Anne

    What a unique, special and wonderful book. The description sounds so appealing and the short, bald, fat sentence is a riot. Many thanks.

  2. Anne

    yes, I was given many words of advice from my parents. They would brook no nonsense since it was many years ago and they were old school with basic principles. You have to be conscientious about everything and consistent. Complete what your started.

  3. Amy

    I’ve heard such great things about this book, hence can’t wait to read it. I loved “29” so I know I will love this too! My mother always told me how important manners are (please, thank you, etc). My father, to this day, always tells me to live life to it’s fullest and never give up.

  4. This is on my to-read list

  5. Linda Kish

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

    Linda Kish

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. Linda Kish

    The only advice I ever got was to study hard and get good grades. I suppose it was good advise. I was able to become a nurse and support myself and raise my son as a single parent with no problems. We lived comfortably. I have no regrets.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  7. Sheena

    I love Adena Halpern’s Books Can’t wait to read this one!


  8. faith
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

  9. Your word (your good word) is better than money
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

  10. ellie

    This delightful book sounds incredible and uplifting. Many thanks.

  11. ellie

    Advice that I took to heart was never dwell on regrets. Be positive and good results will follow.

  12. Sounds like a great book! Please count me in.
    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  13. My parents always told me to to pay cash for everything and not use any credit cards. Great advice!!
    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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