Emily Giffin's Favorite Things
The SheKnows Book Club is super excited to announce our next book pick: Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. In her fifth novel, Giffin weaves a complex story of motherhood, marriage, social circles and suburbia in alternating points of view.
About Heart of the Matter
There's Tessa, wife to a renowned pediatric plastic surgeon and stay-at-home mother to two young children. Tessa is struggling with her decision to give up her career and going through a rough patch in her marriage.
There's Valerie, a successful attorney and single mother to a little boy who has never known his father. Valerie is doing her best to balance work and motherhood -- and has little time for relationships. There's an accident that changes everything for both women, causing their lives to converge in unimaginable ways.
There's something for every woman in Heart of the Matter (on sale May 11) -- and the SheKnows Book Club anticipates some great book club discussions and reviews from our official SheKnows Book Club bloggers.
SheKnows is thrilled that Emily is also sharing with us a list of her favorite things. And that's not all: you could win these fabulous items! We are giving away one of each of these items along with 10 copies of Heart of the Matter and three copies of the audiobook narrated by Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon.
Lots of chances to win -- so check out this list of Emily's favorite things -- and read on for details on how you can enter to win.
Emily Giffin's Favorite Things
Emily sheepishly admits that she sleeps with her BlackBerry -- her publicist told me I swear!
Now before you go judgin', we know she's not the only woman out there who puts her BlackBerry smartphone down on the pillow next to her at night.
Besides, how else would this busy mom and bestselling author keep track of everything she has to do (hello 16-city book tour!) without BlackBerry features like calendar reminders, on-the-go access to email, social networking sites and other applications?
And doesn't this BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone in Smoky Violet from Verizon Wireless match perfectly with the Heart of the Matter book cover?
We love the color coordination! Value $359.99.
Her Ann Roth designer shoes
What woman doesn't love a good designer shoe? Emily's favorite? The Moxie shoe from the Ingenue Collection by Ann Roth Shoes.
Ann Roth's Ingenue Collection is inspired by the strength, character and sex appeal of female heroines in literature and film -- so of course Emily loves it.
The Moxie is a striking peep-toe in nude snake-embossed leather. Now that's a shoe with sass, sparkle and confidence -- a perfect match for Emily and one lucky winner who will win these fabulous shoes. Value $298.
Her Intimacy perfect fitting bra
Emily loves the perfect fitting bra -- her secret weapon for looking stellar at all her upcoming book and movie events.
After all, her first novel, Something Borrowed, is being made into a movie starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin and is currently being filmed in NYC.
Be sure to check out Emily's blog and Emily's Facebook fan page where she keeps everyone updated with cast photos and news on the movie! Her bra of choice comes from Intimacy -- the bra fit stylists -- and she's sharing the love with a gift certificate for one lucky fan. Now that's what I call support! Value $150.
Her favorite treat from Crumbs Bake Shop
Emily's favorite place to satisfy her sweet tooth is Crumbs Bake Shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The specialty is the Crumbs Signature size cupcakes.
With more than 50 varieties baked fresh daily and a new cupcake of the week every Monday, Crumbs Bake Shop is an oasis of deliciousness.
Emily is allowing one of you to enjoy your favorite treats with a Crumbs gift certificate so you can have it delivered straight to your front door -- perfect for any occasion or just for curling up with Heart of the Matter. Value $50.
Her favorite way to say thank you
Emily loves writing letters to friends and family, sending thank you notes and invitations that are custom created.
Like ones from Creative Blu -- where each sample box has an exterior design with ribbon or lace that coordinates with the interior.
This decorated wooden box contains 40 to 50 pieces of custom stationery inside -- perfect for letters and thank you notes from the heart. Value $100.
Her favorite luxury blanket from Keiki Co
What does Emily curl up in when she reads her favorite books or when she snuggles her kids?
Her Keiki Co. luxury blanket is favored by actresses, rock stars and women everywhere.
Fans include Heather Locklear, Pink, Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Julia Roberts, the cast of Desperate Housewives and more. They're the plushest, most luxurious blankets ever and one lucky reader will win a beautiful oatmeal or champagne adult throw. Value $200.
How can I win these cool prizes?
Those are some of Emily's favorite things. And now you can enter to win these fabulous items -- it's easy. Join the SheKnows Book Club (it's online, free and you can participate at your convenience) and sign up for Emily's e-newsletter -- check out the Emily Giffin contest here and enter your information. Once you enter your information, you'll automatically be signed up for the SheKnows Book Club and will receive our book club news and Emily's e-newsletter.
Plus, your name will be entered into the drawing where you could win any of the items on this list, one of 10 copies of the Heart of the Matter or one of three audiobook copies. It's easy!
Exclusive! Chapter one as read by Cynthia Nixon
And check out this audio clip where Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon reads chapter one of Heart of the Matter provided by Macmillan Audio. Become a fan of Macmillan Audio on Facebook and follow MacmillanAudio on Twitter.