New York Times Bestselling Author

THAT SUMMER Give Away!

There’s only one week left until That Summer appears in stores, and look what I have to give away:

Hardcover copies of That Summer, and…

That Summer hardcover

audio CDs of That Summer!

That Summer audio

I’ll be giving away two copies of the hardcover and two copies of the audio CD.

Here’s your mission. Help spread the word about That Summer! You can post about it on Facebook, on your blog, on Twitter, pin it on Pinterest, share one of the That Summer cards I’ve posted on my Facebook author page, add That Summer to a summer reading list, tell a friend, or mention it to your local librarian or bookseller.

The word used in the industry is “buzz”, so any and all buzz about That Summer in the week before it comes out is very, very much appreciated.

Let’s get people talking about the book that Kirkus Reviews calls “a perfect beach read”!

That Summer has been compared to A.S. Byatt’s Possession and Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden, as well as Barbara Michaels’s gothic mystery novels (I’m still over the moon about that one!). The story goes back and forth between 2009 and 1849 as my modern heroine discovers a lost Pre-Raphaelite painting hidden behind the false back of an old wardrobe, leading her on a search deep into her family’s past– and her own.

Here’s the official That Summer page, where you can find a blurb, an excerpt, an audio excerpt, and glowing reviews from Library Journal, Kirkus, RT Book Reviews, and others:

http://www.laurenwillig.com/books/thatsummer.php

Then just head back here and post in the Comments section (let me know whether you’d rather have the audio CD or the hardcover!). No need to include links, or anything like that: this is an honor system.

This give away is open internationally. The contest closes on Friday and winners will be announced on Saturday.

Let’s make That Summer the book of this summer!

102 Comments

  1. Meredith A on May 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I pinned it! I am eagerly anticipating June 3rd and the release of That Summer. I pre-ordered it ages ago on audio and e-book. I purposely did not schedule anything else on that day so I can read (but don’t tell anyone else that, I have to keep up appearances). So excited!

    • Lauren on May 27, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Thanks, Meredith! Only one more week!

  2. Sheila on May 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Shared on FB, you know where that extra copy will go ! So either book or audio would be great !!

    • Lauren on May 27, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Thanks, Sheila! And I think I can guess….

  3. Tamara on May 27, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Shared on Face Book. I would love the book!

    • Lauren on May 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thanks, Tamara!

  4. Robin Driscoll on May 27, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I have shared on Facebook and pinned on Pinterest!! I would absolutely love to win the audio version!!

    • Lauren on May 27, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Thanks, Robin!

  5. Alicia on May 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Yay!!! I’ve twittered it (also, tweeted it), and pinned it, and will Facebook it! In related news, I love the idea of a new book to read soon… 🙂

    • Lauren on May 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Thanks so much, Alicia!

  6. Sarah on May 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I shared on Facebook. I would LOVE a book!

  7. Meghan on May 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Shared one of the That Summer cards on Facebook! Will also be recommending to my friends, we all tore through A Hundred Summers last year, so I think they’ll all enjoy That Summer!

  8. Susan Gorman on May 27, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Fantastic contest!
    Shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram !
    So looking forward to That Summer!
    Will post a review on my blog , too!

  9. Harriet Love on May 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Shared on Facebook. Would love to win a hardcover book. Thanks.

  10. Rhonda on May 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I shared on Facebook! Hardcover

  11. Kelly Chasse on May 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Facebook shared and pinned! I would love a hard cover ready and waiting for the beach!

  12. Meghan on May 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Haha just realized I forgot to add that I’d love the hard copy of the book.

  13. Bev on May 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Shared on Facebook. I would love the hardcover!

  14. Cate on May 27, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Shared on Facebook..would love the hardback..well, just desperate to read it full stop ! 🙂

  15. Elena on May 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Shared on facebook! I would love the book 🙂

    • Elena on May 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

      The hardcover book that is!

  16. Rachel Brown on May 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Tweeted about it! Can’t wait!!

    • Rachel Brown on May 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Oh and I would love to have the hardback-forgot to say that!

  17. Daniele K on May 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Shared on FB. Hardback, please.

  18. Kayla on May 27, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Posted on facebook!!! 🙂 Absolutely can’t wait to read this one. It’s always great to get a Lauren Willig book! I get completely caught up in the story and characters. Happy reading!

  19. Kayla on May 27, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Silly me. I forgot to say I will take hardcover or audio 🙂

  20. Mary D. on May 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Shared on facebook and pinned on Pinterest.
    The hardback copy would be great! Sounds like a fascinating read.

    • Mary D. on May 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

      But I wouldn’t turn down the audio CD either. 🙂

  21. Sarah Rhee on May 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Shared on FB! Hardcover pls! Thanks! ❤️❤️❤️

  22. Jess G on May 27, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I have talked about it on my tumblr and I’ve begun suggesting it for customers at work who are looking for a summer book!

    I’d love together the hardcover.

    Jess

  23. Kimberly V on May 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Eagerly anticipating this one! Have shard on Facebook, told friends, have had it on my Goodreads shelf for quite some time, liked you on Amazon, etc. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Jan Siler on May 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I would love a hardback! Cannot wait for June 3rd!

  25. Amanda B. on May 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Posted link on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity! Can’t wait to read this one!!

    Hardcover please!

  26. Amanda B. on May 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Pinned in Pinterest, too!!!

  27. Aleen Davis on May 27, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Posted on Facebook! Can’t wait to read this! Thank you for the opportunity. Hardcover please.

  28. Kristen Allen-Vogel on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I already reviewed it on my blog last week after finishing the e-galley, and once it expires next month I’d love a nice hardcover I can still reread.

  29. Cindy Mills on May 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I pinned it AND shared on it Facebook!! I can’t wait to read your new adventure!! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  30. Lauren V on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Shared my excitement on Facebook! Can’t wait!

  31. Rachel Adrianna on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I shared on Facebook and told a friend who recently began reading the Pink Carnations! I’d love the book 🙂

  32. Jane on May 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I pinned it 🙂 Love all your books and am so looking forward to the new one. I would prefer the hard cover if I am lucky enough to win.

  33. Moira on May 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Tweeted and shared on my blog’s Facebook page! I’d love to win the hardcover 🙂

  34. Kayse on May 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Just pinned it, and I’m about to share on Facebook! I’d love a copy of the hardback to sit next to all my Pink Carnation books!

  35. Lauren D. on May 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter! I’d love to win a hard copy 🙂

  36. Kristi on May 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I would love a hardcover copy. It will look amazing on my built-in bookshelves! 🙂

  37. Tiffany on May 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    It’s been pinned! Thank you for the giveaway!
    I would like the hardcover if I win (fingers crossed!!)

  38. Pat D on May 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Can’t wait to read the book! I posted on FB and hopefully my book loving buddies will take note.

  39. Sara on May 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Shared a card on FB. 🙂

    I would love a book. Since I’ve discovered ebooks my text collection has been quite neglected.

  40. Amanda on May 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Facebooked it… I love your books and I am looking forward to new and exciting books to read and or listen to, from you.. by the way, congratulations.

  41. Melodie on May 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I follow you on Facebook. Would LOVE the audio CD! Thank you

  42. Melodie on May 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Forgot to mention, I asked my local library to stock both the hardback and the audiobook 🙂

  43. Jennifer Williams on May 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Shared on Facebook. Your Pink Carnation novels are my all time favorite series.. But I may be even more excited about That Summer. Just the thought of a pre raphaelite hero is making me swoon… Hardcover would be lovely.

  44. Jessica S. on May 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I Tweeted, will probably FB too. I’ll take either; I have a hardcover ordered so if I get a CD, I’ll give it to someone who likes audiobooks. If I get a hardcover, I’ll share a copy with a friend.

  45. Lauren Ashley on May 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Posted about my excitement on facebook and added the book to my goodreads account!Winning a hardcover of That Summer would be amazing

  46. Amy on May 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Shared on Facebook! Can’t wait to lay out in the hammock and crack it open!

  47. Amber B on May 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    It’s on my Goodreads to-read list & I pinned it! Cannot wait! I would love to win one of the hardcover copies! 🙂

  48. Sarah Calcutt on May 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Shared on Facebook! Can’t wait to read the book! (Or listen to it!)

  49. rachel on May 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I’d love a hardcover copy!

  50. Kayleigh Hines on May 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I put it on my Goodreads want to read list, requested a copy from the library, will mention it in my blog, and pinned on Pinterest. I’m excited for this new book!
    I would love a hardback copy of the book, but either would be wonderful.

  51. Sherri O. on May 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I posted the That Summer link on Facebook. And I have it on my to-read list on Goodreads. I would love a hardcover copy of the book. I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  52. bn100 on May 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Added to Goodreads; told a friend
    Either hardcopy or audio

  53. Justina on May 27, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Pinned to Pinterest! I’m super excited!

  54. Jacquelyn on May 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I posted a reading recommendation on my facebook and I hope that it stirs interest. Super excited about this book! (if given the choice I like the audiobook)

  55. Beth on May 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I shared on Facebook! I’ve love to win a hard copy!

  56. Melissa Terry on May 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest. Thank you! I would like a hardcover copy.

  57. Tammy Greene on May 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Shared on Facebook,nothing like cracking the a hardcover and curling up between the pages. 🙂

  58. Jenn on May 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I shared your page’s blurb on it with my FB friends. I’d prefer a hardback copy please 🙂

  59. Heather M on May 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Shared on Facebook & pinned on Pinterest! Would love a hardback copy

  60. jeffrey on May 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Since I’m a shameless Facebook “junkie,” promoted on facebook.

  61. Meg Cornell on May 27, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Loved the pink carnation series! Anxiously awaiting this one! Shared on my book club page!

  62. Betty S. on May 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I just told my sister and daughter about it last night and shared with friends at work today. I can’t have a Facebook page until I retire in JUNE!

    Hardback if I win. Thanks for all of your giveaways!

  63. Missy Lewis on May 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Pinned it to my books pinterest board. I can’t wait to read this on my vacation!! Hardcover if I win please.

  64. Amelia Hottle on May 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Can’t wait for this new book! I have shared it and talked about it!! Audiobook if I get a choice! Thanks!!

  65. Alice on May 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Mentioned it to my librarian and posted it on good reads. I would love the hardcover!

  66. Deisree Boettcher on May 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Looking forward to the book coming out!!!
    I pin it and facebook, plus goodreads!!!!
    I would love the hardcover!!!

  67. Gabriela Ruiz on May 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    The book sounds amazing. I really want to read it. I put in my to – read list and publish on twitter about it.
    I would love the hardcover!!

  68. Julia on May 27, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Shared with my librarian and friends on FB! I’d love a hardcover of the book!! Can’t wait to read it!

  69. Anna G-B on May 27, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    added to my to-read list on goodreads:
    recommended to all my friends on goodreads;
    will add to pinterest and fb tomorrow…

    would appreciate either audio CD or hardcover.

    thank you for the opportunity and for all your contests! 🙂

  70. Susan King on May 27, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Have so far read all but ine book that you written.
    I have enjoyed all of them and I would love a signed book to add to my collection.

  71. Erin Gehringer on May 27, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I shared on Facebook. Would love a hardcover copy. Love your books!

  72. Crystal Periot on May 28, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Would love to have the hardcover of your new book! I’ve read all the others and can never put them down! Pinned to my Pinterest!

  73. Suzanne on May 28, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I don’t use Facebook. Truth to tell I am a bit afraid of it. However, I will be sharing That Summer with the bookchat group at Croydon Library which is being held next Thursday. All the very best of wishes for a fantastic release day.

    • Suzanne on May 29, 2014 at 12:12 am

      I forget to say that I prefer the hardcover should I be lucky enough to be one of the winners. My memory is completely visual, so if I hear something it goes in one ear and out the other, but if I read it, it stays there.

  74. Meryl on May 28, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Our library system is getting “divorced” from other counties, so patrons are able to request books if there are no copies in our own system — so, of course, That Summer was one of the first I requested from the branch librarian and we are guaranteed to have a copy ASAP!! I would love a hardback copy of my own.

  75. Margriet on May 28, 2014 at 4:56 am

    I have That Summer on my to-read list at Goodreads for a few months now. Can’t wait! Told all my friends about your books and how they have to read them! I would love a hardcopy.

  76. Jennifer Sunday on May 28, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I shared the link on my facebook page. I enjoy how you develop all of your characters throughout your books. I’m looking forward to reading That Summer. I would prefer a hard copy of your new book. Cheers!

  77. Katelynn Hickman on May 28, 2014 at 7:09 am

    I facebooked and tweeted!! I’m so excited for this book to come out!!

    • Katelynn Hickman on May 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

      Oh and I would prefer the hard copy!

  78. Hayyley on May 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I’ve recommended it to a couple of friends who I think would enjoy it as well as posting a card on Facebook. I really enjoyed The Ashford Affair and I LOVE pre-Raphaelite artwork, so I expect to love That Summer as well!

    • Hayyley on May 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Sorry- I would prefer a hard copy instead of audio. 🙂

  79. Dana on May 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Told my best friend about it, so now we’re both looking forward to it! I’d prefer the audio. Thanks for crafting such fantastic stories!

  80. Kathleen on May 28, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Shared. 🙂 I’m trying to contain my excitment to an acceptable level. My friend and I will see you June 3rd. Can’t wait! Hardcover would be wonderful. Xo

  81. Devon Hernandez on May 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Shared on Facebook! I would be thrilled to win a hardcover! Thank you Lauren, for doing this giveaway. 🙂

  82. Pam on May 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Shared the “jungle beast” card on FB! And I’ve already been running my mouth about this book for several months. I can’t wait to read it, give-away-copy or no!

    • Pam on May 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Ooops didn’t specify: hardcover would be preferred if I win 🙂

  83. Ashlee Chilton on May 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest! Would love a hardback. Or an audio. I really don’t mind which one actually, I just want it! 🙂

  84. Abby on May 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I ordered two copies from my local bookshop, which was not planning on carrying it, and their hold shelf is very visible, so
    perhaps it will catch the attention of other readers before I pick
    them up. And I would like the audio version!

  85. Alexa J on May 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Shared! I’m eagerly awaiting this release. I’d love the hardcover.

  86. Sarah G. on May 29, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Pinned it! Would love the hardcover! 😀

  87. Make Kay on May 29, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Shared on FB. I’d love a book, not the audio. Thanks so much!

  88. Verity W on May 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    It’s on my goodreads to read list and on my pinterest page. And if I win one (book please) I promise I’ll review it pdq!

  89. Lisa H on May 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I pinned it! So looking forward to this one and would love a hardcover 🙂

  90. Patricia on June 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I would love to win a hardcover. I’ve had That Summer on my Goodreads to read list, since May 2.

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