Friday, June 17, 2011

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This week, The Borrowed Book is giving away:

The Violet Flash by Mike Mason ~ There’s a rip in the blue umbrella, and time—and Chelsea—are slipping through!

One moment she was there, the next moment she was not, and Ches Cholmondeley was watching when it happened. And he learns of other mysterious goings-on: for three days in a row the world’s atomic clocks have lost a second, resulting in bizarre accidents ranging from dropped casseroles to plane crashes. Are these events related? What’s a brother to do?

Figure out a way to get his sister back, of course. In search of answers, Ches befriends the local clockmaker, Myron Stinchcombe, who knows a lot about time, and seeks out Sky Porter, who knows a lot about, well, everything.

But time is running out. And Ches is torn, knowing that the very deed that can save the world might also keep his sister from ever returning to it.

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo ~ Unlikely romance is sometimes just an inconvenient marriage away

Charlotte Beck may be entering adulthood, but she can’t seem to keep to her stubborn, independent spirit from bucking social protocol. Fed up with her behavior, Charlotte’s father Daniel pressures her to settle into a nice marriage despite knowing she is set on going to college. Then Daniel sees Charlotte with the handsome but annoying English astronomer Alex Hambly, and everything changes.

Though Alex and Charlotte can barely stand one another, Daniel offers them a deal they can’t refuse: if they agree to marry, he will save Alex’s family from financial ruin and grant Charlotte the freedom to go to college. Reluctantly the couple agrees, but in private they plot to annul the marriage as soon as possible.

But when Alex’s feelings change and he refuses to dissolve their contract, will Charlotte find a way out of her vows? Or will she discover that maybe this marriage isn’t so inconvenient after all?

Winners will be announced on Saturday, 06/18/11.


  1. Please enter me. I'd really like to win The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y'Barbo. It's been on my wish list ever since I heard about it.

  2. Please include me in the drawing!
    Thank you!
    Lisa Nelson

  3. please count me in...thanks :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck sounds like a fun summer read. Please include me in the drawing.

    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  5. Please enter my name.

    avidreader at middleswarth dot net

  6. I don't know if I'm too late or not. I had computer problems yesterday. Would love either book.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com


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