Dads and Grads Books Giveaway


Dads and Grads Book Giveaway

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, we’re giving away eight books in our next giveaway. Five winners will each receive a set of all eight books in the giveaway. Just leave a comment to enter. The deadline is June 30th. Sorry, the giveaway is limited to US and Canadian residents. No PO Boxes please. Here are the books in the giveaway:

The Nine Lessons: A Novel of Love, Fatherhood, and Second Chances by Kevin Milne
August Witte is firmly against having children. But after seven years of marriage, his wife is delighted when she realizes she is unexpectedly pregnant. August is terrified, recognizing he never learned the first thing about being a good parent from his father London. A widower since August was a toddler, London has always valued the game of golf. In spite of how he hates the game, when August confronts his father, he finds himself agreeing to meet each month of the pregnancy for a round of golf. In exchange, London will give him memories of his mother, which he has written on golf scorecards since the day he met her. But August quickly realizes that his father’s motive is not to teach him about golf, but to teach him about life — and he may discover that the old man just might know something about it worth sharing.

Do-Over! by Robin Hemley
Robin Hemley’s childhood made a wedgie of his memory, leaving him sore and embarrassed for over forty years. He was the most pitiful kindergartner, the least spirited summer camper, and dateless for prom. In fact, there’s nary an event from his youth that couldn’t use improvement. If only he could do them all over a few decades later, with an adult’s wisdom, perspective, and giant-like height. In Do-Over!, Hemley reencounters paper mache, revisits his childhood home, and finally attends the prom — bringing readers the thrill of recapturing a misspent youth and discovering what’s most important: simple pleasures, second chances, and the forgotten joys of recess.

The Man’s Book by Thomas Fink
Being modern and manly in today’s world isn’t always easy. Do you know how to tie a bow-tie, mix a martini, or make a potato gun? Do you know when to get married and how to break up, or the difference between a bock beer and a bitter? Do you know which urinal to choose or how to start a fire with a Coke can? The answers to every man’s burning questions are within these pages, from the morning wet shave to the whiskey night-cap, from hunting deer with a .30-06 to wooing women like 007. At a time when the sexes are muddled and masculinity is marginalized, The Man’s Book unabashedly celebrates maleness. Organized by subject in a man-logical way, it’s the go-to guide for anyone with a Y chromosome.

BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker
They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who’s abducted six young women. He’s the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die. Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives. Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan’s estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own. But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan.

An Honorable German by Charles McCain
When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a proud young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe, Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancée, Mareth. But eventaully German victories begin to fade. And as the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max’s crew and turn their terror on Germany’s own armed forces. Recognizing what his nation has become, Max is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich. An Honorable German is a suspense-filled story of adventure, of love and loss, and of honor and redemption.

The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth by W. Randall Jones
Secretly, if not overtly, almost everyone in America desires to become rich: to make it big, to enjoy the fruits of the most successful life imaginable. But unfortunately, most of us don’t have a clue how to reach these all too elusive goals. Quite simply, there’s no definitive road map for getting there, no proven plan, and certainly very little access to those who have become “the richest man in town.” Practical, unique, and inspiring, this book lets you peek inside the living rooms of dozens of America’s most successful people-and shows how you, too, can become the richest man in town.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers” — the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times by Donald Phillips
With its emphasis on the rights and power of the individual, Lincoln on Leadership is destined to become the must-have handbook for executives in the nineties.


48 thoughts on “Dads and Grads Books Giveaway

  1. you have very good giveaways!!!

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  2. Great titles in this collection. My husband would love the Man’s Book and I’d love to read the Dekker book.

  3. I’d love to win this books for my husband of 34 years. He’s a manly man, but also a wonderful husband and great dad. All of his kids are crazy about him. I have started my writing career–his my editor, manager, cheerleader, chaffeur, box of books carrier and my lover.

    I gave my male protagonist my husband’s first name in my first book. Boy, did it cause him a lot of misery. Many people believed that he had actually done everything the male lead had done, but he’s my hero.

    Of course, if he wins, I’ll also read the books.

  4. What a great give away – would love to share with the fab dads in my life. One of them is my husband. In the words of my own dad, he’s a “number one dad” – I agree with him.
    When he was away on a recent trip, my daughter, who’s 4 said: I miss dad, he tells funny jokes and plays fun games with us … my two-year old responded: he’s silly … I hope my daughters will always cherish and look forward to spending time with their dad as much as they do as young kids.

  5. Great contest! I’d love Boneman’s Daughter and might have to read it before giving it to hubby, and he’d LOVE the Lincoln book. Thanks.

  6. Hello Daddy Forever,

    Great post. These books sound interesting, especially Boneman’s Daughter, Outliers and The Richest Man in Town. I’ll be very pleased if I am one of the lucky winners.

    As a side note, how do I go about offering a giveaway or sale on your blog? Is that possible? I’d love to be able to do so. Thanks and have a good day.

    1. Your email doesn’t seem to wrok. I’ve tried twice, both times I got the following error:

      “Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently”

      If you want to contact me, try using the contact link at the top of the page.

  7. What a fantastic giveaway!! Thank you so much for the opportunity. All of them look wonderful. Crossing my fingers on the win!

  8. There are a few books in here I was already considering buying my dad for his upcoming birthday. It would be great to win all the titles!

  9. What a fantastic giveaway – such a great group of books to read for the summer. Hubby would love these – please count me in too!

  10. What an interesting grouping of books. My son would love the Lincoln one and dad would like The Man’s Book which looks like a how-to for all those questions people ask like me.

  11. What a great giveaway. This is an impressive selection of wonderful books. My husband would appreciate this reading material as would I. Thanks for this delightful giveaway.

  12. all the books on the giveaway list look great!!!!!!!I’d sure like to read ALL of them ,but even one would make me happy!!

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