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Sweet Waters by Julie Carobini (With Giveaway!) ~CLOSED~

Product Description
There's nothing left for Tara Sweet in landlocked Dexton, Missouri. Her fiancé called off their wedding, her sister is moving to Manhattan, and now her mother is marrying a much younger man with plans for a yearlong honeymoon in Europe. Tara believes a move back to her childhood home of Otter Bay, California, will help restore the fun and fearlessness she?s already missing in her twenties. Playing back memories of idyllic times spent there with her father along the majestic coast, a fairytale seems just around the corner.
Better make that a soap opera. After Tara finds a job in Otter Bay, makes friends at The Red Abalone Grill, and perhaps even a new flame in firefighter Josh, she begins to uncover shocking secrets about why her family left this heaven on earth all those years ago. And though she will have to question everything she has ever known, the faith that Tara must depend upon will be sweeter than ever before.

About the Author
Julie Carobini is a self-described 'beach-lit' novelist who writes women's fiction for the young at heart. Her previous books include Chocolate Beach and Truffles by the Sea. She has also published articles in Aspire, Decision, Expecting, and Focus on the Family magazines and received awards for her fiction and nonfiction from the National League of Pen Women. Julie lives with her husband, Dan, and their three children in Ventura, California.

My Review
Though Sweet Water unfolded slowly, I found Julie's writing keeping me wanting to continue. This Christian Romance, that is not shoving the gospel down your throat, has twists that keep you thinking.

Wow! Advice from a soap opera star... when Tara's life feels like a soap opera!

I can't wait to re-read this as I lay on a California beach in September! This will be packed with me for my family vacation. This 'beach-lit' book can be enjoyed by all, anywhere, but I look forward to becoming one with the beach and with Tara's story once again!

I've heard Julie's writing to that of Kristen Billerbeck and Melody Carlson, so if you like these authors... be sure pick up a copy of Sweet Waters by Julie Carobini!

More by Julie....
Look for A Shore Thing to be released in July 2010!

Callie Duflay just isn’t like the rest of her family. While they’ve built white collar lives, she prefers getting her hands dirty by working with children and local California causes. When Callie learns that a beloved piece of untouched property in her town of Otter Bay may soon be developed, she confronts the architect assigned to the project.
Gage Mitchell may be an easygoing, eco-friendly professional, but he’s not about to back off this job no matter how cute Callie or her pet pooch, Moondoggy, may be. His reasons and hers are noble—both have a heart for protecting God’s creation, and the truth is these two would be perfect for each other outside of this face-off. But will they ever figure that out?

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Julie will be sending the winner a copy of Sweet Waters!

Here's how to enter:
(You MUST be a follower to be eligible!)

Mandatory entry:  LEAVE A COMMENT! (That's it!  Don't forget your email address though!)

Want an extra entry?
Earn 1 extra entry per each of the following! (Don't forget to leave a comment for each entry!)
  1. Become a follower of Julie's Waves of Grace Blog!
  2. Follower Julie on Twitter!
  3. Follow me on Twitter!
  4. Tweet, blog or post about this giveaway on FB! Share anyway you can! 
    • Post the link to blog post! 
    • When tweeting use @JulieCarobini and/or @SuperMomV for entry to count. 

    Winner will be chosen by random drawing on April 9!

    Good Luck!

    ~~~~~WINNER ANNOUNCED!~~~~~
    Congrats to #2~~ WENDY! 
    (No response so I picked a new winner!)

     Congrats to #10~Skizzor- KELLI
    You are the Winner!
    I've sent you an email, please respond within 24 hours!

    Legal Stuff: This book was provided by B&H Publishing Group. 
    This review is all mine! 


    Tina Dee Books said...

    I'm enjoying a review copy of A SHORE THING by Julie Carobini - good reading!

    I posted this giveaway & blogsite on our inspirational romance online book clubs at http://sweetromance.ning.com

    Great post btw!

    --Tina Dee

    Wendy said...

    I have read a couple of Julie's books and loved them.

    Santell said...

    I followed Tina Dee's link from sweetromance. I've haven't read any of Julie's book yets. On my way to Amazon.com to see what she has.

    Grace said...

    I'm a new follower, and I would love to win this book! *Thanks*

    gracethorson (at) gmail (dot) com

    Cindy W. said...

    I love the cover and would love to read this book. I am also a follower.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W


    Jo said...

    I have read two of Julie's books and enjoyed them so would love to get a copy of this one. Please enter me.


    Julia said...

    Would love to read this book. Looks like a fun summer beach read.


    Julia said...

    I'm a subscriber to Julie's blog.

    Deborah M said...

    I am a new follower and boy am I ready for summer and beach reading. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.

    skizzor said...

    The book looks interesting and I would love to read it! May I enter the contest to possibly win a copy? I just became a follower! Thanks!


    Merry said...

    I loved Julie's Chocolate Beach and would love a chance to win Sweet Waters. Thanks!


    Merry said...

    I'm a follower of Waves of Grace.


    denise said...

    Would love to read this book. Sounds great.

    Abi said...

    I'd love to win this book. Thanks. I heard about your giveaway from Carman.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    Abi said...

    oops forgot to tell you in first comment I'm a google friend follower too.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    Abi said...

    Follower of Julie's Waves of Grace site too.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot]com

    PriviesAndPrims said...

    Carman sent me! Please enter me in your drawing. Sounds like a great book.


    Paris said...

    Carman sent me! this book sounds good:)


    Sandee61 said...

    I'm a new follower (Google), and enjoying your blog very much. I haven't had the chance to read Julie's books, and I love finding new-to-me authors to read so please add me to your giveaway list. Thank you!



    glenda09 said...

    Enter me please! Carman sent me also!


    Anonymous said...

    Carman sent me. Am new follower of your blog and plan to follow Julie's, also. Please enter me.

    LuLu said...

    I'm a new follower and would love to read this book...Carman sent me!


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