Book Giveaway | Kara Isaac's Close To You

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello friends. Today, I'm happy to share with you, Finding Wonderland has another review in the queue which is accompanied by a book giveaway.  The prize being a novel by the ever talented Kiwi, Kara Isaac. 

After months upon months of leaving Kara's books sitting on my shelf (shame on me!), I finally made the time to read her debut, Close to You. Since Kara and I have talked on Twitter, she reached out and kindly offered a giveaway copy. Well, needless to say that was all I needed to give my reader heart that extra "shove" to finally read said novel. 

There's a review up for the book today if you'd like to read more of my thoughts on this one, but suffice to say, it's a lovely read. 

(If you've never entered a giveaway on Finding Wonderland, read on below for the rules.) 

Let's have a look at the offical synopsis for Close to You Allison Shire (yes, like where the Hobbits live) is a disgraced academic who is done with love. Her belief in “happily ever after” ended the day she discovered her husband was still married to a wife she knew nothing about. She finally finds a use for her English degree by guiding tours through the famous sites featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. By living life on the road and traveling New Zealand as a luxury tour guide, Allison manages to outrun the pain of her past she can’t face.

Jackson Gregory was on the cusp of making it big. Then suddenly his girlfriend left him—for his biggest business competitor—and took his most guarded commercial secrets with her. To make matters worse, the Iowa farm that has been in his family for generations is facing foreclosure. Determined to save his parents from financial ruin, he’ll do whatever it takes to convince his wealthy great-uncle to invest in his next scheme, which means accompanying him to the bottom of the world to spend three weeks pretending to be a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan, even though he knows nothing about the stories. The one thing that stands between him and his goal is a know-it-all tour guide who can’t stand him and pegged him as a fake the moment he walked off the plane.

When Allison leads the group through the famous sites of the Tolkien movies, she and Jackson start to see each other differently, and as they keep getting thrown together on the tour, they find themselves drawn to each other. Neither expected to fall in love again, but can they find a way beyond their regrets to take a chance on the one thing they’re not looking for? - Goodreads

Amazon | Goodreads
And now let's get the rule details out of the way. (If you're a pro in giveaway's around here, just skip to the good bit: the widget!)

The giveaway(s) is open to US readersThe prize will be a paperback copy, unless otherwise noted (US readers might have a paperback option when applicable). I do ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - there have been a few people I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification (you'll be contacted at the email address in the Rafflecopter form) before another winner is randomly chosen.

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you'll find down below. The Giveaway ends Decenber 8th. Happy Rafflecopter-ing!


Enter the #FindingWonderland (US) giveaway to win @KaraIsaac's Close to You via @RissiJC 

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  1. I am currently reading a couple of non-fiction books and waiting for my review copy of Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig to arrive in the mail.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Rissi.

    1. YAY! Ronie's books are always amazing. Betting this new series is wonderful. :)

  2. I am reading Seven Brides for Seven Texans by 7 different authors!

    1. Aw, that sounds fun! Kind of like a Seven Brides for Seven Brothers spin. :)


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