Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Freebie: Ana of California by Andi Teran

Congratulations to Emma Cazabonne, winner of last week’s big 33-book giveaway.

This week’s book giveaway is Ana of California by Andi Teran. This new novel is sure to appeal to fans of Anne of Green Gables...or anyone who likes a fresh take on classic literature...or anyone who enjoys a good book--frankly, anyone who likes to read. And now, a word from the publisher on the merits of Ana of California...

In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong. Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers, had this to say about the book: “Andi Teran’s first novel is vivid and fully realized, an entire universe expertly condensed into the pages you hold in your hands. Ana herself is a complicated delight, and by the end of the book I wanted to scoop her up into my arms.”

BONUS!  The publisher will also include this lovely edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Friday Freebie prize package. Shirley you’ll want to enter the contest now!

If you’d like a chance at winning Ana of California (and the Penguin edition of Anne of Green Gables), simply email your name and mailing address to

Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please.  Despite its name, the Friday Freebie runs all week long and remains open to entries until midnight on July 9, at which time I’ll draw the winning name.  I’ll announce the lucky reader on July 10.  If you’d like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week newsletter, simply add the words “Sign me up for the newsletter” in the body of your email.  Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).

Want to double your odds of winning?  Get an extra entry in the contest by posting a link to this webpage on your blog, your Facebook wall or by tweeting it on Twitter.  Once you’ve done any of those things, send me an additional e-mail saying “I’ve shared” and I’ll put your name in the hat twice.


  1. I really want to enter but I don't know if its region exclusive. Are your giveaways open internationally?

  2. thanks so much for the big win!

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway!