Friday, June 8, 2012

Giveaway - Mum's List - St. John Greene

Here's a book sure to grab you by the heartstrings..... Mum's List by St. John Greene.

From the publisher Dutton:

"For Kate Green, nothing was as important as the happiness and well-being of her two little boys, Reef and Finn, and her loving husband, St. John, known as “Singe.” They had a wonderfully happy family life in Somerset, England. But then tragedy struck—Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer that couldn’t be cured.

During her last few days, Kate created what she called Mum’s List. With Singe’s help she wrote down her thoughts, dreams, and wishes, trying to help the man she loved create the best life for their sons after she was gone.

Mum’s List reveals Kate’s passionate nature, her free spirit, and even her sense of humor. The list became Singe’s rock as he turned to it again and again for strength and inspiration. Her instructions were simple—items like “look for four-leaf clovers” and “always say what you truly mean”—but the effect they had on Singe, Reef, and Finn was incredibly profound.

Singe’s lesson to readers everywhere is that a list like Mum’s List can change your life—and you don’t need to lose someone to make a list and live your dreams. If you’ve ever wondered if you and your family could be living a happier, more meaningful life full of adventure and joy, then this book is for you."

You can meet the Greenes in the clip below. Thanks to the lovely folks at Dutton, I have a copy to giveaway. Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to US only. Ends June 30th. Tissues not included.


17 comments:

DarcyO said...

Sounds like a winner. I'll get the tissues.

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traveler said...

Many thanks for this wonderful giveaway. It is emotional and beautiful. I am going through this illness at this time. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I would treasure this book. I had read about this inspiring story. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

I'm so excited for this book! Thank you for the chance to win!

AmandaSue said...

Sounds like a sad but good book. I'd love a chance to read this.

Carol N Wong said...

Thank for this giveway. That was a wonderful interview. I would love to learn more about Kate through her list.


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Maureen said...

It sounds like an inspiring story.
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Jenna said...

Um, I already had tears in my eyes just reading this. Totally need to read it!

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Martha Lawson said...

Already tearing up! I'd love to be entered to win this one.

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Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

What a touching premise! I promise to have the tissue ready! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

Sounds like a great read...

Karen B said...

Heartbreaking yet lovely and touching. Stocking up on tissues.
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TIFFANY M said...

I LOVE THE TITLE AND THE MEANING OF THE STORY. I HOPE YOU PICK ME. YOU ARE AN AMAZING WRITER!!!

Angie said...

This might be an incredibly hard read since my mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, but it sounds like such a great book I think I's like to give it a try.
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Anonymous said...

This does sound like a sad read, but I need something between all the summer beach lit.

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Nancye said...

Wow! This sounds like an amazing book! I'd love to win a copy.

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rubynreba said...

I know this will make me cry but I really want to read it.
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