Friday, October 22, 2010

"The Wishing Trees" Giveaway

I am thrilled to be working with author John Shors this month.
He has agreed to offer up 3 signed copies of his newest release -The Wishing Trees - for a sidebar group read in TNBBC in the month of December.
Here is the book description as found on John's website:

"Almost a year after the death of his wife, Kate, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate’s final wish – a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through all the countries they had planned to visit to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary.

Eager to honor the wife and mother they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey that retraces the early days of Ian’s relationship with Kate. Along the way, Ian and Mattie leave paper “wishes” in ancient trees as symbols of their connection to Kate and their dreams for the future. Through incredible landscapes and inspiring people, Ian and Mattie are greeted with miracles large and small. And as they celebrate what Kate meant to them, they begin to find their way back to each other, discovering that healing is possible and that love endures – lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along…"
But that's not all! He has also agreed to plant a Colorado Blue Spruce sapling in the mountains (through the Arbor Day Foundation) for every person who participates in the group read. So even if you do not win a copy of the novel, by participating in the group read and discussion on TNBBC, you are giving back to Mother Earth!

This contest will remain open until November 1st.

In order to win one of the three signed copies of this book:

1- You must post a comment to this thread including a way for us to contact you if you win.

2- You must agree to participate in a group read book discussion that will run during the month of November over at TNBBC on Goodreads. John has agreed to participate in the discussion for the first two weeks of December and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him.

3 - The contest is for US / Canada residents only. Sorry guys!

By commenting, you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you at the first of the month).

I will choose the three winners randomly and notify you via email and a comment here when the contest is over.

Good luck!!


  1. I would be willing to read this book and participate in the online discussion.


    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  2. I wanted to read this book and am willing to participate in the discussion.


  3. I am very interested in reading this and will be participating in the discussion over on Goodreads.



  4. I've heard about this book and had added it to my "look into it" folder on my library database (you know me, it's all about the lists and databases!) And what a fabulous gesture that he will plant a tree for each member who participates:) I'll send out the word and make sure I participate even if I don't win a copy of the book:) As the Recycling Chief at work, I'm a big fan of helping out Mother Earth:)

    Sign me up for the drawing, please, Ms. Lori. Thank you!! ~KT

  5. Wow! This book sounds amazing! I would love to win, and it sounds like a book that needs to be talked about, so I will definitely discuss it with TNBBC! (I love them! :) )

    basicallyamazingbooks [at]

  6. I would love to read this book and take part in a discussion. Sounds like a great book! The tree planting is a wonderful gesture to nature. What an honor!


  7. I too would love to participate in the discussion for this book (and hopefully win one!). It looks like a great book!


  8. I would love to participate in the discussion.

    webbJM AT verizon DOT net

  9. I'm very interested in participating in the discussion for "The Wishing Trees".
    Crossing my fingers!

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  10. WOW! What a awesome opportunity :o) Looks like a great read. Good luck to all, can't wait for the discussion :o)

  11. This looks and sounds great!! Of course I would participate!!! I have been slacking in my reading and need a push and this would do it!


  12. OK guys, Here are the winners of the three signed copies - PoCoKat, Donna, and Kartika. An Email will be sent out shortly requesting your shipping address in order for John to mail out the books.

    The readalong will take place on Dec 1st, and I will email you the group discussion when that date arrives. In the meantime, follow this thread -!

    For those of you who did not win a copy, you still have plenty of time to run out and purchase a copy, AND if you join our discussion, John is planting a tree in your honor!

    Thanks for the great participation everyone!

  13. Just so you know how the random winnders were chosen:

    The winners were chosen this time by the first person to request, last person to request, and middle person to request!