Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Spotlight: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (plus Giveaway!!!) GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Last July, I read One Plus One by Jojo Moyes when it was first released in hard cover, and I really enjoyed it! You can find my thoughts on the book here. On March 31 the book is being released in paperback and to celebrate, I am helping the publishers get the word out. I also have 1 copy of the book to giveaway - be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post for details!

Title: One Plus One    
Author: Jojo Moyes        
Published: March 2015, Penguin Books  
Format: Paperback, 416 pages  

One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story.

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.

One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.

Here are some goodies to whet your appetite further...

Book Club Recipes*
These recipes will be a delightful complement to your discussion, and all perfectly portable if you want to take this club on the road!

One 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about one lemon)
2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
½ teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons water
Combine the above ingredients in a food processor. Blend continuously until smooth.
Serve with your favorite vegetables and pita wedges.

Slice focaccia loaf lengthwise. Top with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil.
Lightly spread olive oil over the top half of the bread, sandwich with the bottom half, and
slice into small servings.

9 cups Chex cereal (any kind)
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Measure cereal into a large bowl. Set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate
chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered for one minute on high. Stir. Cook for 30 more
seconds or until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until coated.
Pour into 2-gallon resealable plastic bag, and add powdered sugar. Seal bag. Shake until
well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.

* From Penguin Online Book Club Kit - for more exclusive material directly from the author herself, be sure to check this out. Click here for more details.


Are you an audiobook listener? Here's a clip of the audiobook, performed by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and Steven France; produced by Penguin Audio:



Thanks to Annie at Viking/Penguin, one reader can win a copy of  One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form by March 31st.


This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends March 31st.

Good Luck!!!


  1. We are reading this in May for book club. Can't wait :)

  2. Thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway, Kristin! I am a new fan of Jojo Moyes. I will share this giveaway on the list on my blog. :)

    1. Thanks Suko! I've read quite a few of her books and have loved every one of them!

  3. I listened to this over the holidays and LOVED it! I also read The Girl You Left Behind and liked that too. I am looking forward to reading more of her books soon.

    1. It was great, right! I read The Girl You Left Behind, too, as well as a few others. Still need to read Me Before You - hoping to get to that one soon, especially as there's a sequel coming out to it and it's being made into a movie.


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