Sunday, May 27, 2012

Book Giveaway #2

Whipped, Not Beaten by Melissa Westemeier

Synopsis from book cover: Sadie Davis is craving change. Recently dumped and working for a boss she despises, she is determined to shake up her life as a single woman in the city of Madison. She takes a side job as a home party consultant selling kitchenware, hoping that it will be the spice that turns her life around. Through failed recipes and cold ovens, Sadie works to create something that’s a bit sweeter, a lot richer, and oh, so very delicious.

Many of you know the author, Melissa Westemeier, as my blogging friend Green Girl in Wisconsin. I don't remember which one of us started reading the other person's blog first, but I'm very glad that we did. Melissa lives in NE Wisconsin with her husband and three sons, lovingly referred to as "Team Testosterone" on her blog. She always has something interesting to say and provides a humorous view of being the only female in a household full of males.

I've wanted to read her book for quite a while and finally got around to ordering it. I was not disappointed! The title is a definite play on words and makes me think of how I have often felt about what goes around in this household. I knew that I just had to read it.

If any of you have been to any kind of "home business party" you'll recognize either yourself or someone you've been to a party with. I laughed and laughed at some of the characters and thought "I know this person!" more than once. I could fully relate to Sadie in her job and her desire to enjoy a successful career.

I'm giving away a copy of this book to one lucky reader. To enter, go visit Green Girl in Wisconsin and tell Melissa that you're entering a contest on my page. Then, come back here and tell me why you'd like to win a copy. I'll use Random.org to pick a winner from all of the eligible entries (sorry, US only since this is a "real" book and not a download) on June 9, 2012.

Good luck and happy reading!

5 comments:

Pat said...

Sounds like a funny book! Throw my name into the hat!

I visited Melissa's blog, and she is one funny woman!

Heather said...

Left a comment on Melissa's blog! Her writing is fantastic! I've been to many a house party so I would love to read this!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Thanks for ALL the kind words, Teresa! And for doing this!

Annmarie Pipa said...

you are a good blogging friend! this sounds like a great book!!

colenic said...

Sounds like a great book. I have book marked the site for when I get caught up. Count me in for the book..