February Book Club Selection

**Update: the winners of this giveaway are: Jenny Zimmer, Alana, Cheryl Hart, Rhonda, Billie Brinkley, Leah, Susan Coster, Carol, Tamara, and Myrna Ashby. They have all been notified by email. Thanks to everyone who entered! We hope you’ll all join us this month for our online book club discussion.

*Update: comments are now closed on this post. Thanks to everyone who entered! We will be selecting and notifying all ten winners by email today. Names will also be posted here. Stay tuned!

This month we’re doing something we have NEVER done before. We’ve chosen a book that won’t release to the general public for eight more days. Why? Because it’s that good. We just can’t wait. And we want to make sure you hear about it here first.

CALLING ME HOME,  by Julie Kibler, is a  soaring debut novel interweaving  the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship. It’s about family and love and loss. It’s about things we remember for a lifetime. And we guarantee it’s one of those novels that will find a permanent spot on your “keeper shelf.”

Why tease you like this when you can’t run down to your local bookstore and pick up a copy today? Even though CALLING ME HOME won’t release until February 12th (just in time for Valentines!) you aren’t completely out of luck. If you’re DYING to read it this very moment–and we know you are–you have three options:

  1. Pre-order it today  and have it in your hot little hands by February 12th. You’ll have plenty of time to read it before our book club discussion at the end of this month.
  2. Enter to win one of the TEN copies we’re giving away, courtesy of St. Martin’s Press (just leave a comment on this post–winners will be chosen on Friday)
  3. Don’t take any chances and do BOTH.

About the novel:

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister  has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation  why. Tomorrow.

Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle’s guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But  Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son’s irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her.

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper–in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship  and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle’s first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

{Mark your calendars for Monday, February 25th. Our new Online Book Club Leader, Tamara Welch, will begin our discussion of CALLING ME HOME that day and continue it for the entire week. So you’ll have plenty of time to jump in and join the conversation.}

You can read the first chapter of CALLING ME HOME here.

Julie Kibler began writing Calling Me Home after learning a bit of family lore: as a young woman, her grandmother fell in love with a young black man in an era and locale that made the relationship impossible. When not writing, she enjoys travel, independent films, music, photography, and corralling her teenagers and rescue dogs. This is her first novel.



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About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular online book club, She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS, will be published in January 2014 by Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.

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235 Responses to February Book Club Selection

  1. Michael February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sucker for a little romance, count me in!

  2. Susan Coster February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Southern fiction is my very favorite genre and CALLING ME HOME sounds ~ celestial ~ please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  3. Annee C February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to win!!!

  4. ladybook21 February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Not only does Calling Me Home sound like a great read, I have a daughter named Dorrie!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Jayne D. February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful novel that I would love to read.
    thanks.

  6. Leigh Ann February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds wonderful, can’t wait to start it!

  7. Christina Turner February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Love anything history and also enjoy reading new authors to encourage them to keep on writing for those of us dont write our own stories! All the best on this new first novel!

  8. Wanda February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to curling up with this book! Would love to win!

  9. Robin February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read this. It looks fabulous!

  10. Jeannie S February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’m hooked already, can’t wait to read this!

  11. Kimberly February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading!

  12. Ellen B. Santos February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this book. I enjoy her friendship and sense of humor.

    Thanks. :)

  13. Heather Marsten February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    You got me at Arlington, Texas. My sister and brother moved down to Arlington and raised their families there. I’m a northern girl – all of us moved as far away from St. Louis as we could. I’m intrigued by your story and look forward to reading it.
    HM at HVC dot RR dot COM

  14. Dian Belbeck February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Me!! Pick me!! Me me me!!

  15. jane February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    this book sounds so good! i cant wait to read it! thank you.

  16. Pam February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Pick me, pick me. This sounds like a great book!

  17. Marilee Tennant February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    The book sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to read it! Please enter me in the drawing!

  18. Paula Dolin February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds great – thanks for the great recommendations and a chance to win.

  19. Dee Dee February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a fantastic read and a great book club club selection!

  20. Ginger February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    looking forward to reading this book, I have known Julie for years and am excited for her

  21. Melissa Crytzer Fry February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Have been eyeing this book since I first learned about it from one of your members, Natalia Sylvester, on her website. Would be honored to win and read along.

    PS Love what you’re doing here at She Reads!

  22. cammih February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Will def read it so would LOVE to win a copy!!!

  23. amyc February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I don’t want to miss this one! Thank you.

  24. Emma @ Words And Peace February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I keep bumping into this one. Intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Heather February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like such a good story!

  26. Gina Beirne February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’m in and I was lucky enough to obtain an eARC. (One of the perks of being a librarian.)

  27. Robin February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds very interesting!!

  28. Cynthia Robertson February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Three quarters of the way through this one, and really enjoying it!

  29. Ann Ellison February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to win one of the books.

  30. Sally Kilpatrick February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Wow, that looks good–can’t wait.

  31. Gwyn February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    wow, this sounds like a great book!!!!

  32. Karen February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This book might have to go to the top of my stack!

  33. Becky S February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    The first chapter preview just pulled me in right away.

  34. Jenny Zimmer February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Love it when you tease me with new books coming out. Can’t wait!

  35. Christina Lorenzen February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I rarely enter for these book giveaways but when I saw your book was about Kentucky I thought I would give it a try. Kentucky is my dream destination that I hope to move to someday. I’ve been researching it so much that I’ve written a novel about it that I’m now editing. Good luck and early Happy Release Day!
    Chris

  36. Teresa Ahrenholtz February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This looks like a good one!

  37. Mare Christopher February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    We’re meeting Julie at her booksigning here in Houston on February 18th. We’ll be able to get her book there!! Yay!!

  38. Marie Christopher February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sorry…Can’t type….The name is Marie Christopher…

  39. Barbara Claypole White February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    So excited about this debut!

  40. Kim Tuten February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I can not wait to read this book, it sounds really great!!!!

  41. Janet February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This book sounds very intriguing!!

  42. Lelia Rose Foreman (@LeliaForeman) February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I loved the first chapter!

  43. Lelia Rose Foreman (@LeliaForeman) February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I am so glad things are different now. My adopted black son could marry a white woman and all her family adore him.

  44. Carl February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This book has “Best-Seller” written all over it. Please enter my name in the draw for the chance to win one of the available copies. Thank you.

  45. Brooke February 4, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This looks like it it is going to be a interesting topic for “discussion”. Looking forward to reading and excited about it being a DEBUT.

  46. Cindi Altman February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Please enter me in the contest to win Calling Me Home. It sounds like a book that I’d truly enjoy.

    Thanks!!

  47. Wendy Burks February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for sharing! This book sounds great and I look forward to reading, and hopefully, winning it!

  48. karenk February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story.

  49. Donna Rosson February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. I know it’s going to be a good read. Julie Kibler is the daughter of a former pastor of our church. Julie was just a little girl when they were at our church here in Kentucky.

  50. Laura February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great book, I’ll add it to my “Books worth Reading” list, and hope to win :)

  51. Alexandria February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    We get to read a book AND talk about with other people? I’m in heaven.
    Alexandria

  52. Pamela February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Have preordered and can’t wait for Feb. 12!

  53. Kim Boykin February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read Julie Kibler’s fabulous Calling Me Home. I am seriously considering staying up until midnight Tuesday 2/12 just so I can get my Kindle copy.

  54. Ann Ellison February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  55. Alana February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book.

  56. Denise Lee February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I cannot wait to read the rest of this book!

  57. Teresa Prien February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Woo-hoo. I’m commenting to be entered in the drawing for Julie Kibler’s book “Calling Me Home”. EVERYTHING I’ve read about it is positive, so I’m counting the days until February 12! Closing my comment now so that I can curl up and read Chapter 1….

  58. Linda Stott February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love for a chance to win this book. It sounds like a wonderful read!

  59. Gwendolen Gross February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Ooo, put my name in the hopper, too, please!

  60. Ellen S. February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    oooohhhh! Sounds like ANOTHER good read. You guys are the bestest!

  61. Janet Nydegger February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Itsounds like a good book. I hope I get a chance to read it.

  62. Lisa February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win a copy and participate in the discussion.

  63. shannon brown February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I want it!!!! It sounds wonderful!!

  64. Bonnie K February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks good. I would love to read this.

  65. Andrea February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this!

  66. Christy February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for entering my name for this book!

  67. Kim Jorgensen Gane February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE stories about unlikely friendships, especially among women, and especially those which bring people with significant differences, such as race, together. Stories that address all we share, vs. how we’re different. The first chapter was fantastic, and win or not, I can’t wait to read the rest!

  68. Jacki Reiff February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Pre-ordered, but I would love the opportunity to have extra copies for my classroom. Love the author and appreciate a quality love story with lessons to be learned.

  69. Pam February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this with my book club. I’d love to win a copy!

  70. Eyvonne Carter February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I met Julie recently and would love to read this book. All of my friends are talking about it.

  71. Rhonda February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

  72. Bette Lee Crosby February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book!

  73. BrendaRR February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’d love to read this.

  74. Jo Anne Franzenburg February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I have met Julie in person and she is a DOLL! This is a selection for my book club as well. Going to see her at the book signing next Tuesday! Can’t
    wait!!!!

  75. Leslie February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I met Julie a week or so ago and can’t wait to read her book. It sounds so good!

  76. Carmen February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    The first time I saw the cover for CALLING ME HOME I had a feeling it would be my kind of book. After reading the excerpt I have no doubt. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  77. Jaime Boler February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I love this book! Since I’ve already read it, if I win a copy, I’ll use it in a giveaway. :D

  78. Cheryl Hart February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds interesting! LOVE the cover. Thanks for the opportunity to win Calling Me Home!

  79. Joan carder February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love a copy

  80. Julie Britt February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulations, Julie! This sounds great.

  81. Heather February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Me, pick me! I love to read and I’m poor!

  82. Terry February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    So so excited about Julie’s book! We met several years ago and I found out that she went to the same high school that my Mom did many, many years ago. So glad our paths crossed and thrilled for her!

  83. Andrya Wallace February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I have pre-ordered and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival!

  84. Linda February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to this book! Sounds like a wonderful read!

  85. Paula Kokales February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This is most certainly my kind of book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

  86. Anne February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of Calling Me Home. After reading the intro to the novel, I know I will love this one. It is touching on a subject that is still hush hush in many areas of our country.

  87. Anne Fuller February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    After reading the intro to the novel, I know I will love this one. It is touching on a subject that is still hush hush in many areas of our country.

  88. Ariel February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Pick me! Please!

  89. Lisa Christensen February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This looks like a perfect book to share with my family. I would love a chance to win a copy and share in the discussion of the story. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  90. Kathy February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I started reading an excerpt from the Amazon about the book and was enthralled with the interaction and friendship between two unlikely persons. I would enjoy a copy to continue to explore this wonderful story.

  91. Julie Kibler February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you all so much for signing up and for your enthusiasm! I see some names I recognize and many I don’t, and am already touched by stories and situations here. I can’t wait to see how the month unfolds and look forward to all the interaction! I hope you enjoy reading Calling Me Home!

  92. Rhonda February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I recently met Julie! I can’t wait to read her book.

  93. Diane (bookchickdi) February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Julie’s book sounds wonderful, I’d love to win a copy.

  94. Kim February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Billie Brinkley February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Oh yes….everything I have read from SHE READS suggestions has been wonderful….I expect the same from this book!

  96. Wendy Kinsey February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I love debut books. I would love to win this one.

  97. kim blackburn February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    this book sounds really good

  98. Linda Anderson February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like another great book to read.

  99. Tara February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait, can’t wait to read this!! =)

  100. Gayle February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks so much the chance to be a winner. Gayle

  101. Julie Simpson February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I had surgery on my ankle yesterday and would love to read this book while I recover.

  102. Sheri de Gromm February 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I ‘thought’ I had my book order completed until I read your review of CALLING ME HOME. I cannot wait to read.

  103. Bloomin'Chick Jo February 6, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve added this to my “must read” list and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  104. In the Hammock February 6, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds so good! I heard about it awhile ago, but I’m glad to know more about it!

  105. LRF February 6, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This story sounds exactly like something that I would like to read. After reading a really good book I like to tell others about it & share my copy or if it’s really good I just might gift them with a copy of their own:)

    Thanks for the chance to win this intriguing story.

  106. Amy February 6, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to read this book. The story sounds awesome.

  107. beckie February 7, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this book!

  108. Sue February 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Calling Me Home sounds like the kind of book that will have me reading nonstop from the first page.

  109. rhonda February 8, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Book sounds wonderful.

  110. Jules Huber February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a beautiful story to read,will be adding it to my list!

  111. Deborah February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great read.

  112. Cindi Laughlin February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!!

  113. Joy Cook February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a great book! I’d love to read it and recommend it to my book club!

  114. janet February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    i love the books you select each month. i am sure i will love this one as well.

  115. Carin February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks great! Would love to win a copy!

  116. Angie Lyn Abrams February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I am so anxious to read this book!

  117. Leah February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love a chance to win this great book!

  118. Tammy February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book to curl up with!

  119. Melinda M Mayeur February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve been reading about this book and I would love to win a copy!

  120. Jamie February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great book….can’t wait to read it!!

  121. Nancy Swanson February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    It is snowing…and it is Friday…and I am a teacher who is ready for the weekend! I NEED to get a new book to get all comfy with! Pick me! Pick me!

  122. Nancy Swanson February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    It is snowing… it is Friday… and I am a teacher who is ready for the weekend! Pick me! Pick me!

  123. Douglass Ann Morran February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Julie Kibler is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX, where we live.She taught our son in Sun. School when he was 2 yrs.old. She moved from here in 1988. I would LOVE to have her book, Calling Me Home.

  124. Ashley February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read yet another good book from the She Reads suggestions!

  125. Charity February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Love books! Thanks for the opportunities to win them!

  126. DAM February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Julie Kibler is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University where we live. She taught our son in Sun. School when he was 2 yrs.old. She moved from here in 1988. I would LOVE to have her book, Calling Me Home.

  127. michelle h February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    sounds like another great pick!

  128. Barbara February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This is the 2nd time I’ve read about Calling Me Home today. Maybe my book club is supposed to read this!!!

  129. Danielle Sheaffer February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    If the book is half as good as the description it sounds like a winner!

  130. Rhonda February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Have been waiting months to read Julie’s book. So excited to read it soon.

  131. Meg February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Your summary is intriguing – can’t wait to read your book!

  132. Carol Miller February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    another wonderful book selcetion thank you!

  133. Niki February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds intriguing, I love finding new authors, especially brand new authors. I look forward to reading, whether I win a copy or not!

  134. Shelley February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I LOVE Julie and her COMPASSION for writing!!

  135. Rebecca February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi would live if I got picked love love to read thank you

  136. Erin S February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks fantastic!

  137. Char Schmidt February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    If MaryBeth Mayhew recommends it, it has to be a great read! I’d love a copy to read so I can talk it up in our Barefoot Bookies book club.

  138. Mary F February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds wonderful. I hope that I win a copy, but one way or another, I know that I will be reading this book!

  139. Karrie February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Another good read for my to-read list!

  140. Pam February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I always love a good book to read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  141. Kristi February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’d love to read this!! It does sound like a keeper!!

  142. Jennifer G February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I KNOW this book is going to be amazing…I cannot wait to read it!!!

  143. Cindy Woolard February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would so love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

  144. Kris Kacjson February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    My interest is piqued! Excited to read this one :)

  145. Kris Jackson February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    My interst is piqued! Excited to read this one :)

  146. Connie R. February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds intriguing. Would love to win.

  147. Jennifer Rae February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Just read the first chapter online and it sounds like this will be a great book. I’m very excited! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the books!

  148. Cindy Wolf February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love a copy of this book to read. Need something to help distract from all the snow and cabin fever.

  149. Heather Skeen February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this book!!

  150. Carrie February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to read this!

  151. jennifer February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great book! :)

  152. Alisa February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds amazing! Can’t wait to read it…

  153. Susan Jaggi February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This one is now at the top of my “Must Read” list!!! Thank you for the chance to win my own copy!!!

  154. Evelyn February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I have not been disappointed yet in your picks.

  155. Liz Rider February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’d love to read this book. I’m always looking for a good book to read and this sure got my attention.

  156. Bridget Porter February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This will be my first book club and the book looks fantastic. I would love to win one of the ten.

  157. Bridget Porter February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This is my first book club and this book looks fantastic. I would love to win one of the ten books.

  158. Cheri February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful read- thanks for the opportunity.

  159. Becky February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Saw a review on this one a couple months back and already have it on my list to read!!

  160. Lori February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve been anxiously waiting the release of this book for months! I can hardly wait for the release date!! One of the signing parties is at a bookstore about 1 1/2 hours away but I won’t be able to make it so winning a free copy would be so fantastic!!!

  161. Hannah's Nana February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I am so ready for a book with a lot of depth to it. I would consider myself very lucky to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  162. Suzy Ed. February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great weekend read! Thanks for the opportunity.

  163. Latisha February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this book! It looks like such a great story!

  164. Sangell February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I absolutely want to read this book. Love, mystery, and history…

  165. Libby February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Adding it to a very long list of books to read. It sounds very intriguing!

  166. Lori Pottorff February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This book speaks to my heart. My sister married a black man and a lot of our family (living in Indiana near the KY border) didn’t agree with that marriage. I am so excited to read this whether or not I win a free copy!

  167. Kimberly February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a good read…and a good challenge. Would love to win!

  168. DAM February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Julie Kibler graduated from Hardin Simmons University, taught our son in Sun. School when he was 2 and moved shortly thereafter. I would LOVE her book!

  169. Susan C. February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I love anything even remotely Southern fiction..and this one surely fits the bill. Would love to add to my collection of the genre. Thank you!

  170. Kathy L February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this book and then be a part of the discussion. The synopsis sounds very intriguing.

  171. Polly Schneider February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a great book. I would love to win a copy.

  172. Pat February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Look forward to reading! Would love to win!

  173. Carol February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read the book! I want to order and found it is not available yet. I love reading and cannot wait for the next book!

  174. Carol February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading and I hope I win because I rarely win anything! Would be nice to win something!

  175. Carol February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading and I hope I win because I rarely win anything!

  176. Gean February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this book – sign me up!!

  177. Maureen Timerman February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a good read…I would love to read and review it on my blog.

  178. Carol February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds great. Would love to read it.

  179. shannon brown February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to read this book!

  180. Carol Ann February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this book and read it.

  181. Kim Tuten February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I am so looking forward to reading this book!!

  182. Alisa Darnaby February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Just finished working 4 months without a day off. Ready to relax and catch up on my reading. This book looks like a great way to start catching up.

  183. Karen J Massey February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This is a book I would like to read. Thanks for the opportuity.

  184. Karen J Massey February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This is a book I would like to read. Thanks for the opportunity.

  185. Julie February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi Julie

    Looking forward to reading your book.

    Thanks, Julie

  186. Susan February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would like a chance to win the book as I need a break before the yard & house start calling me hither!!!

  187. Janet Roberts February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    can’t wait to read it – and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  188. Linda Kish February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

  189. Emma @ Words And Peace February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    The theme is exciting. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to receive a copy

  190. Julie February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds intriguing !!!

  191. Dana Hilldale February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    So excited to open my email today and see a note from She Reads! I can’t wait to read the next book, and would love a free copy. :) Thanks!

  192. Laurel February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    It sounds great. I love historical fiction.

  193. Michelle February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Welcome back. Been wondering where y’all were. This nook sounds awesome!

  194. Karen R February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a good book. I’m wondering what’s going to happen in the book. Would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity

  195. Tamara February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like one I won’t be able to put down!

  196. Renea Winchester February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow. Looks like a great book. Fingers crossed I’ll be a lucky gal.

  197. Sonja Bailey February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Hello I would be excited to receive this book to add to my keeper collection thanks for the opportunity
    Sonja

  198. Jan Hall February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this very intriguing book.

  199. Victoria February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Puts in mind of a friendship I have.

  200. Terry February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  201. Cindy Midkiff February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I am eagerly awaiting February 12th. I’ll be at the book signing!

  202. Myrna Ashby February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds remarkable. Thank you for writing about race from a different perspective.

  203. Alice McGhee February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    After just celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, I feel like my mind is ripe for reading a book on this topic. Thanks you for making all of us aware of this book with so much potential.

  204. Jenvictoria February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great read!

  205. Jayne D. February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to read this book.
    Thanks

  206. janet kemper February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win!!!

  207. grammejulie February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Oh, the first chapter hooked me!!! I already emailed the library here and it is on the order list but they won’t let me reserve it yet! oh well, patience is a virtue!

  208. Susan G. February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this book! I loved reading about Julie and her late-night writing schedule… like her I am a night owl – not writing books, but reading them. :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
    Susan G.

  209. Glenda February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This books sounds good. I look forward to reading it

  210. Cynthia H. February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This seems like a very interesting book. I’m definitely adding it to my “must read” list.

  211. Shirley February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win

  212. Shirley February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win

  213. Monica February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to this read!

  214. Mary R - Spring Valley February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I hope I win. : ) I’d really would like to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity. Keep writing so we can enjoy your gift.

  215. Karen February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I read the first chapter (thanks for posting it!) and Julie is a good writer. I was even hooked when I read the synopsis of the novel above. I had a very special love in my past history, too. He was Jewish — I was a Baptist minister’s daughter. We didn’t marry as we had hoped we could because he had not accepted Christ. Neither of our parents were for the relationship, let alone the marriage. Because of that relationship(I love him to this day, 37 years after we broke up!), I am drawn to novels or true stories that are similar. I hope to write my own book about it some day. Keep writing, Julie!

  216. Jada Smith February 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds great! Would love to read it! :)

  217. Suzy February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  218. DJ Maxwell February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to win this book!

  219. Josie Lytle February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I love the thought behind this book. I would like to win it… :-).

  220. Fola February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to read this! Hope I win.

  221. Fola February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to read this book. Hope I win!

  222. Linda February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks got the opportunity to win :) enjoyed the first chapter and am looking forward to the rest of the story…..just the thing to lift me from these ‘February Blues’.

  223. Pam February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Sound like it would make a great book club read.

  224. Kim Mullin February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to win!

  225. Francey February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book…I am so excited!

  226. Debbie D February 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would love a chance to read Julie’s boook.

  227. Kim Howard February 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    I remember when my daughter wanted to date a black boy it saddens me to think that she thought it might be against the Bible this story sounds so interesting to me I’m all for teaching our children not to see color

  228. Jenny Zimmer February 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Excited to hear that I’ve won a copy. Can’t wait to get it and dig in!!! Thanks!

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