Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Daughter of Mine" Book Giveaway!

For book lovers, there's nothing that beats getting a free book in the mailbox. I know the feeling. I get free books delivered regularly for reviews. So I decided to give away a brand new copy of my own novel Daughter of Mine in celebration of the great review I got in the mRb (Montreal Review of Books), where few self-published books get reviewed. Here's the review by Margaret Goldik, editor of mRb:

Very few self-published novels make it through the mRb process. However, Laura Fabiani's Daughter of Mine manages to keep the reader's attention with a fast-moving plot and interesting characters, and she also has a strong message about the power of love and forgiveness.

The protagonist is Tiziana Manoretti, a 20-something Montrealer of Italian-English descent, who finds out to her great shock that not only was she adopted from an orphanage in Italy, but that her parents went to great lengths to keep this fact from her. Her mother's illness finally forces them to tell her the truth, and Tiziana sets off for Italy to try to find out more about her birth parents. Meanwhile, Tiziana yearns for a closer relationship with her best friend Christopher. After many adventures, all the loose ends are tied together and there is some possibility of redemption for even the most wicked of the characters.

There are some minor quibbles with plot and a more rigorous editing was in order, but these apart, Fabiani manages the feat of keeping all the plot threads neatly organized, and then skilfully weaves them together in the last couple of chapters.

For more information on Daughter of Mine and to read more reviews or an excerpt, please visit my Web site:

For a chance to win Daughter of Mine, just follow the simple instructions below:
1. Leave a comment after this post as to why you would like to win this book (make sure you include an email address);

2. Become a follower of this blog. (If you are already a follower, just leave a comment. You can become a follower by clicking on the follow button on the right sidebar.)

That's it!

This giveaway ends on September 10. Open only to Canadian and US residents.

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  1. Laura,
    Please enter me! I would to win this book - I have not yet had the please to read it and it has been the subject of many great reviews!

  2. Thanks for giving me a heads up on this book! It looks wonderful and I like the topic and that it is self published... I like to find treasures! :)

    I am a new follower of your blog.

    journeythroughbooks@gmail dot com

  3. I'd love to win a copy of this book! I'm of Italian descent, and a Montrealer,book reviewer, history buff, and book lover:)
    I'm now a follower too!

  4. I felt that it would be a very interesting book telling of the adoption, and the fact that her parents tried to keep it a well kept secret. The twists and turns leave you wondering what the out come will be. I would like to win the book to continue reading it and learning the final results.

  5. Hi Laura:
    i would love to win a copy of this book. I love reading books by new authors and I am learning to be more appreciative of Canadian fiction. Continued good luck with the book.


  6. I would love to be the winner of your book. I am an avid reader of at least 4 books a week. I am certain that your book would brighten up any day. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of it.

    David Lynch

    P.S. Not sure how this was deleted earlier but here it is again.

  7. Hi Laura,

    I would love to win a copy of your book! Having originally self-published myself, I want to support other self-published authors of quality fiction, plus your book sounds just plain wonderful! I'm already a follower of your blog.

  8. Hi Laura,

    Congratulations on the great review. My book just got one from the Midwest Book Review, so I can imagine how you feel. So, as both a writer and a reader, I'm entering the contest and hoping to read your book. Any book that can find even potential redemption for wicked characters sounds good to me. I've known too many irredeemable ones and would be pleased to meet some others....

    I'm now following your blog, too.

    May more good surprises soon come your way!

    Natalie (

  9. Greeting Laura from a fellow "clean read"er. Your book sounds great. I wish you great luck with it. I am following your blog!

  10. I'm always looking for a good, clean book to read. This sounds great. Congratulations and good luck with this. Katie

  11. I love books that take place in Italy, and this one sounds great! aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  13. i love to find this book..:)

  14. Hi Laura -

    I'd love to read your book. It would be great to support you in your efforts at self publishing!

    llchiker at cox dot net

  15. Thanks for all your wonderful comments! I am looking forward to sending out my book to the winner...who will be announced on September 11th. Be sure to check your inbox on that day.

  16. I've been interested in reading more about Italy ever since I came across Elizabeth Bettina's It Happened in Italy earlier on this year. Your book sounds just as interesting! Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

  17. Being Canadian-I like that it is about a Montrealer-you have made the book sound good-which is why I would like to read it. Thanks

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  18. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read and am always looking for a book that won't offend me with bad language or graphic scenes. Thank you for being that kind of author. I would love a chance to have your book.

  19. I would love to read this book. I'm a genealogist and ancestry is important to me.
    annarudow @ gmail dot com

  20. the story of shock identity and self evaluation and rebirth is something that we struggle with. I think reading this book will help me realize more who I am and my potential.

    I hope you will consider my comments to win the book

  21. Who can resist a book about a souls redemption. Would love to read this book and a chance to win a copy.


  22. LOL I noticed it was aug. 2009 not 2011. Sorry!


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