October Book Club Selection

The author of this month’s book club selection is a huge favorite around She Reads. She is smart and talented and generous and happens to be one of the cutest people on the West Coast. We first introduced her to our readers last year with her debut novel The Violets of March. And we heard from readers for months afterward about how much they loved the story. So it was no surprise that we were drawn to Sarah Jio’s latest novel, BLACKBERRY WINTER.

We’ve got some amazing things lined up this month: guest posts and interviews and behind the scenes glimpses of Sarah’s life and workspace (she’s writing her next novel on a houseboat–how cool is THAT?). And of course, in celebration of BLACKBERRY WINTER we’re giving away some really fun goodies:

Giveaways:

For our main giveaway: one winner will receive this “box of blackberry bliss.” Leave a comment on this post and we’ll toss your name in the hat.

For our online book club: one winner will receive signed copies Sarah’s two previous novels, The Violets of March and The Bungalow, and a box of Fran’s Gourmet Chocolates (a Seattle favorite). We’ll be discussing the book all month long and we would love for you to join us!

About the book:

The story, which takes its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon, continues Sarah Jio’s rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time.

Seattle, 1932. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May snowstorm has blanketed the city, and that her son has disappeared into the heart of the storm. Outside, she finds his teddy bear lying face down in the cold snowy streets.

Seattle, 2010.  Seattle Herald  reporter Claire Aldridge is assigned to cover the May 1 “blackberry winter ” storm and its predecessor that occurred on the same date nearly eighty years earlier. Learning of the unsolved abduction, Claire vows to unearth the truth—only to discover that she and Vera are linked in unexpected ways.

Sarah Jio is a journalist who has written for Glamour; O, The Oprah Magazine; Real Simple; SELF; Cooking Light; Redbook; Parents; Woman’s Day; and many other publications. For the past four years, she has been the health and fitness blogger for Glamour.com. She lives in Seattle with her husband, their three young children, and a golden retriever named Paisley, who steals rocks. Sarah is the author of The Violets of March, The Bungalow, and Blackberry Winter. Sarah is hard at work on her next novel.

 



About Marybeth Whalen

Marybeth Whalen is the co-founder of She Reads, mother of six, and life-long reader. She is also the author of two novels with a third out in July: The Mailbox, She Makes It Look Easy, and The Guest Book.

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168 Responses to October Book Club Selection

  1. Melinda K Taylor October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like a very interesting book. I come from blueberry country in northern Mn.

  2. Gean October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I will order this today – count me in on the drawing!

  3. Jayne D. October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful story. I would love to read it.
    Thanks

  4. Cori October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I just got this book this weekend and can’t wait to start it tonight! What a creative box of Blackberry Bliss!

  5. Rhonda Cooper October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I enjoy blackberry sage tea daily! The book looks like it will go well with the tea!

    Blessing,
    Rhonda

  6. Jeannie S October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this and am adding it to my book list. Thank you and God Bless!

  7. Martha Reynolds October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve caught a lot of buzz about this book, and am looking forward to reading it. I like the time frames.

  8. Lisa Evola October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oh my gosh! I just bought the cd for a friend who has been having a very hard time of life. She has a huge blackberry patch in her yard and she picks and picks and picks. Then she makes jam and gives it to her neighbors. she is always blessing someone else and I wanted her to feel that she was loved too so I sent her your book on cd. (not sure she has time to actually read!!) If I win this I would like to send it to her…and I’m going to pass on the book club info since she will be able to participate!! :)

  9. Sharon October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter!

  10. Katherine Jones October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    As a Seattle gal myself, this is one read I’m especially looking forward to!

  11. Barbara October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    What a great package! This immediately got my attention. Looking forward to reading the book; a possible book club selection for my group.

  12. Nancy Reynolds October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Your book looks wonderful, and the giveaway package looks wonderful! Even if I’m not the winner, I’ll have to get your book. I hope you get lots of positive responses.

  13. Paula Dolin October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’m really excited to read this book! Thanks again for the opportunity to win!

  14. Heather October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am definitely adding this to my “to read” list!

  15. Lindamarie October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I cannot wait to read this book – and what a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for offering it.

  16. rhonda October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Love Sarah JIO.Would love to read this book.please add my name to Giveaway.

  17. Evelyn October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    loved the last book and am looking forward to reading this one!

  18. Sue Fernandez October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I was up late last night reading this book…it kept coming up on my “recommended,” and for some reason I thought it was a romance read…it’s much more than that. I love the blend of history, alternating between past & present day, and the suspense of the story. Highly recommended!

  19. Marilyn October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    The plot sounds interesting. I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  20. Gwyn October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I have really enjoyed reading her books and now looking forward to this one..

  21. Tammi T. October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I became a member of She Reads the month after “The Violets of March” was the book club selection of the month. I look forward to reading both “Blackberry Winter” and “The Violets of March”.

  22. Teresa October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I love Sarah Jio!

  23. Robin October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    So excited to read this book!

  24. Lynmarie Brown October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this book.

  25. Melanie Craig October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I loved Sarah Jio’s first book “Violets of March” Can’t wait to read the others.

  26. Carl October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Tea, honey and Sarah’s new book too. Sign me up please. This is just too good to miss.

  27. Susan G. October 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oh Wow, those first couple of paragraphs have me pulled in tight! This is going to be a very good read for me – a mystery with history – my two favorite things in a book!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)
    Susan G.

  28. apple blossom October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    what a nice giveaway thanks for chance to enter

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  29. Kandra October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    how truly intriguing!
    I love Seattle, and this looks like an interesting new book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Diana October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This was a pre-order for me, as I loved all of her other books. I have already passed this wonderful story on to my Mom.

  31. Linda October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Please throw my name in the hat. It sounds like a wonderful read!

  32. Tamara October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Ohhh- sounds like a great giveaway (and LOOKS like a great giveaway!)

    I can’t wait to read Sarah Jio’s book!

  33. Kathy October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Loved Sarah’s novel, The Violets of March” and know this next novel will be excellent reading as well. Her writing is top notch. Hope I can win a copy of her new book, “Blackberry Winter.”

  34. Linda A. October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I really enjoyed reading The Violets of March and fell in love with the book The Bungalow. I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter. I’ve reserved it from the library but also downloaded it on my Ipod so I can listen to it too!!

  35. Denise G. October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Love her writing! Very cool giveaway!

  36. Susan Coster October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I absolutely cannot wait to read Jio’s latest read. And a jar of jam wouldn’t be so bad either! Please enter me to win!

  37. Robin October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this book!!

  38. Kim C October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read it!

  39. Polly Schneider October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a really good book and I love all kinds of tea. I would love to win this giveaway.

  40. Michelle C. October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read Sarah Joi’s newest book! What a cool giveaway to top it off!

  41. Janell Kessler October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    So Excited!!!!

  42. Nicki October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Woo hoo! I’m jazzed about this! Just finished Blackberry Winter, and oh, is it GOOD!

  43. Laura Carroll October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I have not heard of this author but now I am excited to read her books. Thanks!

  44. Carla Torrijos October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like I have a new author to add to my list!

  45. Judy Blauer October 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This one has been on my TBR list. Now that I have read all the reviews, I’m moving it to the top!!!

  46. Diane LaRue October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve never read anything by Sarah Jio, but this sounds like a good place to start.

  47. Jayne D. October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This books sounds awesome. Can’t wait to read it.

  48. Laurie C October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This is a new author to me. Just found this great giveaway offer from Beth Fish Reads. Great combo of books and food treats! Thanks!

  49. Shannon Brown October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Well Blackberries are my favorite berry, and I have a feeling that this book will be one of my favorites as well!!!!

  50. anne October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I will be reading this wonderful novel. Sounds special.

  51. Dee in OKC October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Just received an email my Blackberry book is here. Looking forward to picking it up this evening and having an evening of solitude with a good book.

  52. Ruth October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Fall is setting in here in the northeast, and it would be so lovely to settle in with Sarah’s new book and the comforting treats that accompany it in this gift pack!

  53. nomadreader October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    What a gorgeous prize pack Sarah put together! I’m really looking forward to reading this one soon.

  54. Kristi Deitrick October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a perfect read as we head into Fall in Walla Walla, WA.

  55. Becky S October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a perfect read for a cool fall evening!

  56. Val October 2, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I loved the Violets of March…can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter.

  57. Ruthie B October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    what a beautiful prize & of course I would love to win it! thanks for the chance!

  58. Sally October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I adored Sarah’s first two books, in particular The Bungalow really transported me to another time and place. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. Deb October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds like it would be a great read now that the weather is turning colder. I’d love to win your beautiful gift pack!

  60. Sheri October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I read Violets of March and really enjoyed it! I would love to win a copy of Blackberry Winter!

  61. Jayne D. October 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this novel. It sounds wonderful.

  62. karenk October 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    would love to read sarah’s latest novel…thanks for the chance

  63. Gayle October 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this book. Thanks for including me.
    Gayle

  64. Dana Carpenter October 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Blackberries are my favorite. I’d love to read this book. This would be a new author for me.

  65. Jill October 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    What a lovely prize! This books is definately on my “to read” list.

  66. Susan G. October 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this sad/happy book. Thanks also for the opportunity to win it! Ahhhh, “so many books, so little time”…
    Reading into the night,
    Susan

  67. Kathy October 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    After reading Sarah’s book, “The Violets of March,” I know this new book will be no less great and intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading “Blackberry Winter” and thankful for an opportunity to win a copy.

  68. Susan Wilson October 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks again for the chance to win another amazing book! My to-read list is growing by the minute!

  69. janet h. October 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this new book! I loved Violets of March! Made me want to move to the northwest!

  70. Nikki October 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Fun giveaway and it looks like a lovely book.

  71. Kim October 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I look forward to reading this book. It’s a beautiful gift basket.

  72. Melanie October 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This books sounds like a treasure. I would love to have a copy.

  73. Tammy October 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    To say that I devoured this book would be an understatement! Sarah Jio is an amazing storyteller – I loved the way she fleshed out the characters so that I could just picture poor Vera walking towards the water and feel her and Claire’s pain. thank you She Reads for another amazing selection.

  74. Susan Coster October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I dearly want to win this book!

  75. michelle h October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    sounds like another great read!

  76. Katie October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Read about Sarah Jio in Real Simple. Would love to have her books.

  77. Cindy October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Book sounds so good… would love to win! Thanks so much for sponsoring.

  78. Carol Newman October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to get a copy.

    The gift basket sounds delightful…. hope I win!

  79. Hope Clark October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Just a beautiful package with a beautiful story. How could any woman NOT want this? I’ve added Blackberry Winter to my TBR list now. Thanks for the introduction.

  80. Lynn October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like an intriguing story. I look forward to reading it!

  81. Sonya October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Still waiting for fall in Southern Ca, was needing a new book to start reading, opened my email and She Reads helps me out with the October book. Even more excited that I can get it on my Nook. Blessings everyone.

  82. Diane October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Just spotted this book on Amazon today.
    Then see it is the October book selection.
    Anxious to read it.

  83. Sonja Bailey October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    OH I am so excited to find a new author and even more to have an opportunity to entered for a give a way… I really want to read this book and the Voolets of March
    thanks
    Sonja Bailey
    lilsis1952@hotmail.com

    blessing to all of you

  84. Sue October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win this book:0

  85. Phyllis Smith October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Love this talented author! Her books are so hard to put down. She is amazing!

  86. Connie Douty October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    In reading the review of Blackberry Winter I am intriqued with the story as I long to know how to encourage a sweet friend who has lost her twins. If I win I will make tea for her and give the book to her. She is never free from her sorrow of losinhg her twins, a boy at birth and the girl at 3 years.

  87. Kathy October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love the giveaway. Sounds like a great book to curl up with. I am ready for a book to take me on an adventure!

  88. Beckie Burnham October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book for one of my book clubs! And the giveaway is fantastic! Thanks.

  89. Christie October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I have always loves blackberries, winter and books, so I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter. Loved The Violets of March so much!

  90. Janet R October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Books are treasures – I’d love to win the book and the treat! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  91. Fran Lopez October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Really looking forward to reading your new book …always have in the passed.

  92. Linda Myers October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Ooooh ohh…..Pick me..choose me…pick me! Would LOVE to read this one! :)

  93. Susan Coster October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I just rec’d a bookplate and bookmark from wonderful Sarah and need the book to go with it!

  94. Kathryn Heemskerk October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I loved Sarah’s first book—she has such a way with words. I cannot wait to read her next book. Beautiful writer.

  95. kenethaj October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    What a nice way to be introduced to Jo’s books!

  96. Noelle Marshall October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! just reading the background for this story reminded me of the pain of losing my own daughter to a miscarriage. Ten years later & she can still bring a tear to my eye our a smile to my face. I can’t wait to read the book!

  97. Bunmi October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like such a good book! Can’t wait to read it!

  98. Teresa October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a great book – plus I love blackberries!

  99. Pattie October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this one!

  100. Laurie Anders October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book. Hope I win :)

  101. Suzan C. October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Great giveaway! I would enjoy reading this book. thanks for the chance to win!

  102. Connie R. October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing story. I love “meeting” new authors. Thanks for the chance to win.

  103. Tammy October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it.

  104. Diane October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m looking forward to time for pleasure reading, now that my kids & grandkids are grown & we’re already into great-grands. With the great-grands still little ones, I can already relate to the emotional basis of Blackberry Winter. Thanks for the gift giveaways!

  105. Nia October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t pass up a hot cup of tea & a good read! Thank you!

  106. Kim Messick October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds like it will touch the hearts of many grieving mothers.

  107. Shelley October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Awesome book and giveaway. I would love to win!

  108. Diana October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Just finished Blackberry Winter on audio book, Sarah this is your best one yet. I so enjoyed your first two books as well,
    but this one maybe my favorite one, thanks so much and keep the books (audio books) coming!

  109. Colleen G. October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great read. Look forward to it : ) Colleen G.

  110. Alicia G. October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I LOVED Violets of March — I couldn’t put it down. I’m excited to get my hands on this new book! I’m so glad she wrote another book!

  111. Joy October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I loved The Violets of March and can’t wait to read this new book.

  112. Courtney October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a winner! Can’t wait to read it :)

  113. Veronica October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  114. Carol October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I am looking forward to reading this one. It sounds like a good story.

  115. Melanie October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks great!

  116. Leslie October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love a new read and some treats!

  117. Carol October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    It looks like a wonderful book. I love your book reviews.

  118. Pinhead October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read it!

  119. Pauline October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win the contest and read Sarah’s new book.
    I wish you good success on your book, Sarah!

  120. Cynthia Quiroga October 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    My 6-year-old son loves blackberries and would love me to win a new scone recipe, ha. God bless y’all.

  121. Josie Lytle October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    It sounds like a wonderful book! I work at our church library (when I have time!) and would love to read then donate this book. Thanks!

  122. Michelle Peiffer October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve loved all the She reads books. I’m sure this one will be wonderful too!

  123. Barbara October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    What a wonderful book! Thanks for the opportunity to read it with others and for the give-away!

  124. Kathy Pryor October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sarah Jio is a new author for me! I am looking forward to reading the book. My grandmothers kitchen was done in blackberries. The title of this book already brings back warm memories.

  125. Kathy October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sarah Jio is a new author for me! I am looking forward to reading the book. My grandmothers kitchen was done in blackberries. The title of this book already brings back warm memories and sweet times together.

  126. Beverly Klima October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Blackberries make me think of my grandmother! We used to pick them with her so she could make jam….great memories except for the briars and we ate more than we picked! Would love to win her book. Be blessed!

  127. Beverly S. October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Blackberry Winter sounds like the perfect book to take outside in this beautiful fall weather and “escape” with. :) Thank you for introducing me to this book. It is definitely going on my “to read” list. Thanks for the chance to win it along with other blackberry treats. Blackberries always make me think of my grandmother plus the first year I was married. My husband and I would go pick blackberries to put in the freezer so we could enjoy them all year. :)

  128. Michele October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    The book sounds like a real page turner/tear jerker. I would welcome receiving it and the gift basket.

  129. Heather Terhune October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read this book! Thanks!

  130. Kim M October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Tea and a good book. What more could someone ask for. Love to win both.

  131. Allie October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read this.

  132. Amber M October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful story. Please add my name to the hat.

  133. Sabrina D October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to win this book, but even if I don’t, I will be purchasing it, because it sounds like one that you can’t put down!

  134. Phyllis Bullock October 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fun gift. The book sounds great!

  135. Wands Hartung October 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading Sarah ‘s book -Blackberry Winter.

  136. Tammy October 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can hardly wait to read this!

  137. Kathy A. October 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a great book and I can’t wait to read it! (And I will be reading Sarah’s other books as well!) Thank you for the giveaway!

  138. Tina Hoisington October 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    How wonderful to offer such a delicious selection for the cold reading days. Thanks for sharing the bounty with all your readers.

  139. Colleen S October 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I love scones!!! LOL.. Sounds like a great read!

  140. Susan Schleicher October 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Love, love, love Sarah’s books – and this is an awesome giveaway! Thanks!!

  141. Trac Rivard October 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    great giveaway! I would love a chance to win! Thanks so much.

  142. Linda Kish October 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win/read this book. It sounds terrific.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  143. Cindy J October 8, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Having lost a precious grandson, I can certainly understand this pain. I’m curious to read more in this new novel, which I’m going to get, win or not!

  144. Janet Estridge October 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    What a wonderful gift this would be for someone who needs a little pick-me-up.
    Thanks for entering me in the contest.

  145. Dee Dee October 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I just found your site and just in the nick of time! This looks like a wonderful read!

  146. Sandra October 9, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I loved Sarah’s first book, “Violets of March” and I can’t wait to read this new one!!!

  147. Vivian October 9, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    The book is on my TBR list, the goodies will just make reading the book a full sensory experience.

  148. Cammi Hevener October 10, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I finally got my book and can’t wait to get started!! I would love to win this gift for my sister in California .. She would be so excited to receive it!

  149. Jane Tilton October 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading her new novel!

  150. Melinda M Mayeur October 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Blackberry Winter sounds like a great read! I would love to win it but if not, I’ve made a note to myself to buy it.

  151. Becky October 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Read both of Sarah’s first two books and am really looking forward to this next one!

  152. Sharon October 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win this. The book looks like a great read.

  153. Jane October 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this book! The give-away is great – we grow and freeze blackberries, so would live to try the tea and get new recipes! Thanks for your wonderful blog.

  154. Carolyn October 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to read this book. Seems like a good read.

  155. Linda F October 14, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to read this book. I read Violets of March but not Bungalow so will be checking that book out soon as this author is fab!

  156. claudia October 18, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Being a fan of Maeve Binchey also, I look forward to reading Sarah Jio’s books too!

  157. Pam October 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win this giveaway

  158. Kelly C. October 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This is on my list of books to read!

  159. Polly Schneider October 23, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a great book. I haven’t read any of her books, so this would be my perfect opportunity. Thanks!

  160. Rachelle October 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I found your website through the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt (a sidebar logo I think?). I think this is an awesome idea and would love to be a part of this. Also, I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  161. Christy L November 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Love Sarah Jio books!

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  3. Book Review: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio | Bookmagnet's Blog - October 3, 2012

    […] meet Jio, and find out how she came up with the premise of the story by going to the She Reads web site.   There are some yummy giveaways you don’t want to miss either! Click here for discussion and […]

  4. The Mother Load – Guest Post by Sarah Jio | She Reads - October 10, 2012

    […] taken a moment to learn more about the book or enter our fabulous giveaways, you can do so here. About Ariel LawhonAriel Lawhon is the co-founder of She Reads, novelist, blogger, […]

  5. Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio « Stories And Sweet Potatoes - October 23, 2012

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  6. October She Reads Selection: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio | Southern Spines - October 28, 2012

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