July 12, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace


Carolina's eyesight is growing dim. Neither her husband-to-be nor her parents acknowledge this fact, but Carolina has found a way to accept what has happened. When her sight is completely gone, she escapes the real world into a land of endless possibilities. She says goodbye to real life and enters a world where she can fly free. The only person who is truly there for Carolina is Turri. When he constructs the first typewriter, for her, they tumble into a passionate love affair.

I fell in love with this book! Turri is the kind of guy every girl wants - one that will do anything for her because he wants to, not because it's expected of him. I would say that this book rivals The Notebook. Romance fans everywhere will happily jump into Carolina's shoes because she may not be able to see the outside world, but she can see love in a way that most people never do.

The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace
Penguin Group (USA)
9780670021895
July 8, 2010
224 pages
$23.95 US



3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada

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Winners will be chosen July 23rd and notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


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50 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting read!

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  2. + 1 I am interesting in reading about how the main character adapts to being blind. My daughter-in-law slowly become blind and it is still rough going.

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  3. +1 I loved THE NOTEBOOK. If this book rivals that one, I can't wait to read it.

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  4. +1. This sounds like a wonderful romance, please enter me in the giveaway!
    +1. GFC follower of this blog.
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    +1. Facebook friend.
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  5. +1 Please count me in.

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  6. +1 It looks like a great romance, thanks for the chance to win

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  7. Sounds interesting! Thanks! +1
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  8. It sounds like a very good romance. I would love to read it.+1
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  9. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  10. This one sounds great! Please enter me for it.

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  11. I'm in the mood for something romantic

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  12. This book sounds so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. +1 I've been wanting to read this ever since I saw it on Goodreads. I wasn't lucky enough to win on there so maybe I will this time. :)
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  14. The Contessa's New Machine is definitly a classroom keeper.
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  18. Following Kristas's blog.+1
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  25. Following It's My Life.
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  26. No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  27. +1 for commenting
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  28. Glad I was able to grab some computer time in order to enter this one. This looks fabulous.

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  29. Please enter me & thx for the contest
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  31. +1 I would love to read this book.
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  32. +1 for commenting
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    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I want this one! Just the cover alone makes me covet it.
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  34. Please enter me. I follow you w/ Google Reader and on Twitter (@bibliofreakblog).

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  35. The cover is beautiful! And this book just sounds plain wonderful.

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  36. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  37. Love to win thanks
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    Total of 5 entries.

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  38. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  39. +1 Sounds awesome! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  40. Great giveaway! Thanks!
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  41. This book looks wonderful! I would love the chance to read it :)
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  42. Sounds like a very touching book. I would really enjoy reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  43. Tweet:
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  44. This book sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity. I am GFC follower.

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  45. +1 - Looks like a good book. And, what a beautiful cover.
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  46. I'd like to read this.
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  47. Sounds sweet. :-)
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  48. You have the best book offers

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  50. This sounds great. I can't wait to read more about Turri and Carolina.

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