Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"The Kitchen House" Giveaway

TNBBC and author Kathleen Grissom are pleased to announce The Kitchen House giveaway!!

Kathleen, a fellow book lover (and book sniffer!) has agreed to participate in a TNBBC group read of her novel in January!

Here's a little peek: (description from Goodreads)

"Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.

Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.

The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail."

We are offering 5 copies of the her novel.
The giveaway will end December 21st.

Here's how to enter:

1- You must post a comment to this thread telling us why you want to read The Kitchen House. Please include 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 January over at TNBBC on Goodreads. Kathleen has agreed to participate in the discussion for and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her.

3 - The contest is for US / Canada residents only. Sorry guys - we are at the mercy of Simon and Schuster!

The winners will be hand picked by the author herself,
and the winners will be named here on December 22nd.

Good luck everyone!


  1. Love reading suspense filled novels...sounds like a very interesting book. Would love to participate in the group read book discussion.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  2. It sounds like a perfect book for me! I am finally done with my thesis so now I have more time to dedicate to my readings (at least until I go to class again in the Spring).

    I would love to win a copy. It has been on my TBR since I first heard about it on GR

    donnafig26 [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. I have wanted to read this book since it came out. I love historical novels, especially when they are full of suspense! I would love to participate in the group read discussion as well!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. This books sounds fantastic! It looks like a turmoil of drama and I really enjoy historical, gut-renching dramas. I'm also quite interested to see how Lavina grows up a gets through such a hard life and the decisions that she has to make.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. I'm a sucker for any novel that depicts an Irish character...but that could be my heritage talking. Plus, as an author myself, I tend to hunt out and consume good books. I would love the chance to sink my teeth into this one.

  6. I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it. I love love L-O-V-E historical fiction.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I have been wanting to read this since I first saw it. I would love a chance.


  8. I just saw this posted! I've been wanting to read this one for a while. I am fascinated by the lives of indentured servants and I love to read historicals. The drug addiction theme also interests me. Thanks for the chance!


  9. The Kitchen House has been on my to-read list for a bit, and I would love to win a copy! Historical fiction books are my favorite, especially when they are of the suspense or mystery type. I (very sadly) have not been able to read as much this year as I usually do because of my crazy job, but the crazy amounts of overtime are finally over, and I have time for myself now. This would be the perfect book to jump back into reading more again - especially with a book club discussion going. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. First, let me thank everyone who commented here for a chance to win a copy of Kathleen's novel THE KITCHEN HOUSE.

    Remember -by commenting here, you have agreed to join in TNBBC's group read this January to discuss the novel and ask questions to Kathleen, who will be joining us!!

    And, without further ado -----

    The winners, hand chosen by Kathleen herself, are:

    PoCoKat, Book Loving Mommy, JessicaKay89, Jessica M, and nualareilly

    I will be sending out an email requesting your shipping addresses. Please respond as soon as possible so we can ship these out to you!

    Thanks again everyone!

  11. Oh well. I still will be reading it! Congrats to the winners you lucky dogs!!!

  12. Donna, I am happy to see you will still be joining us!

  13. Yay, thank you! I'm very excited. :) And congrats to the other winners too.