Summer is just getting started but it is already really HOT, HOT, HOT outside. Each blogger in this Event has a giveaway worth at least $25 to help you stay cool (or at least BE cool :p) and keep Summer Sweeping with this fun Giveaway Hop – so be sure to hop around to them all below including our hosts – Viva Veltoro has an amazing collection of baby prizes and Lindsey Blogs is sharing a few of her favorite brands with you!
Here on Simple Wyrdings we have some cool summer reads to add to your trip to the beach or golf course. Of course you can take the books anywhere else too.
There will be two prize packages. The first package includes all 4 books ($49.88). The second package includes the Golf books and $6 PayPal cash (to bring the value to $25).
This giveaway is open to entrants from the U.S. only. Winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below (under the info about the books), and be sure to check out all the other giveaways on the Linky at the bottom of the post.
The books are:
Dr. Neil Spector, one of the nation’s top oncologists, led a charmed life. He was educated at prestigious universities, trained at top medical centers, and had married the woman of his dreams. It seemed too perfect. And it was. In 1994, it all came crashing down. He and his wife lost two unborn children. And a mysterious illness brought him to the brink of death.
In his compelling memoir, Gone in a Heartbeat, Dr. Spector describes in great detail how he was misdiagnosed and, despite being a medical insider, was often discounted by his fellow physicians. As he recounts his own unorthodox approach to medicine and physician/patient relationships, Dr. Spector encourages readers to never surrender their power to a third party. He tells of courageous patients who served as role models, he concedes that doctors do a disservice to patients when “we treat them like statistics,” and he advocates for educated patients who can make informed decision s collaboratively and not simply follow instructions. In Dr. Spector’s words: “To recognize that we are in control of our own bodies and destinies can be a powerful step toward true healing.”
Readers of Gone in a Heartbeat will never view the medical profession the same again.
A novel of international romance.
Michael could not have known when he flew into Bangkok to launch a new company that his life would change so dramatically. Working on million dollar negotiations during the day and spending tropical nights accompanying his Thai-savvy business partner, Drake, through the hotspots of the city, Michael felt a shift from the pain of his broken marriage to the exhilaration of Thailand. Y
ielding to its stimulating allure, Michael and Drake jet off to the unspoiled island of Koh Samui to enjoy its intoxicating escapes. There, Michael met the woman of his dreams, and nothing could stop the sweeping romance from redefining their lives. Malee, a beautiful young factory worker, was a standout amongst the hustlers as she crossed the room. As Michael followed her every movement, fate played its hand—an innocent touch sparked their passionate love affair. Inseparable, Michael and Malee spent their days together exploring the riches of Thailand and their nights embracing the magnitude of one another’s desires. All was idyllic until Michael had to fly to New York, an extended separation, the first of several to come, that challenged their love and resolve.
Spanning three continents, Malee: A Tear in the Ocean is an international romance that takes the reader from the heights of euphoria to the depths of loss. Michael and Malee’s love is woven through intertwining cultures, misunderstandings, and captivating desire. Wrenching the reader from passion to anguish and back again, Malee: A Tear in the Ocean beckons you to experience the thrill of their journey.
Fred Fields, The Weekend Golf Pro, tells the story of his journey through the world of high handicap golf to finally reaching his goal of a single digit handicap. Fred never was a very good ball striker. Nevertheless, by studying the game and using strategy he describes as “Defensive Golf”, he reduced his scores from the 120s to the 70s. Ben Hogan said, “Golf is 20% talent and 80% management.” Fred used Mr Hogan’s comment to the fullest, and passes the results along to others who want to learn the shortcuts to playing good golf. “You don’t have to have a perfect swing or hit 300 yard drives. You just have to be adequate and use your brain. Once you know what to do, and WHY to do it, golf is an easy game.”
This book teaches beginning golfers and high handicappers how to lower scores 20 strokes a round with simple swing tips and playing strategies.