Giveaway: THE WHALE: A LOVE STORY by Mark Beauregard

I am thrilled to be offering this book up for giveaway this week! Can we talk about how beautiful that cover is?! It makes me think of the summer and beach reading!

A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville’s emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick

In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end—his last three novels have been commercial failures and the critics have turned against him. In despair, Melville takes his family for a vacation to his cousin’s farm in the Berkshires, where he meets Nathaniel Hawthorne at a picnic—and his life turns upside down.

The Whale chronicles the fervent love affair that grows out of that serendipitous afternoon. Already in debt, Melville recklessly borrows money to purchase a local farm in order to remain near Hawthorne, his newfound muse. The two develop a deep connection marked by tensions and estrangements, and feelings both shared and suppressed.

Melville dedicated Moby-Dick to Hawthorne, and Mark Beauregard’s novel fills in the story behind that dedication with historical accuracy and exquisite emotional precision, reflecting his nuanced reading of the real letters and journals of Melville, Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others. An exuberant tale of longing and passion, The Whale captures not only a transformative relationship—long the subject of speculation—between two of our most enduring authors, but also their exhilarating moment in history, when a community of high-spirited and ambitious writers was creating truly American literature for the first time.

Giveaway runs 8/13/18-8/19/18

A winner will be announced 8/20/18

(how to enter)

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Announcement: WINNER The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

And the winner of THE LATE BLOOMERS’ CLUB by Louise Miller is…..

Rhonda (follows on Instagram, @rhondareads)

The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to the publisher for making this giveaway possible!

Announcement: Winner HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOK SHOP by Veronica Henry

And the winner of HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOK SHOPE by Veronica Henry is…..

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Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to the publisher for making this giveaway possible!

Giveaway: THE LATE BLOOMERS CLUB by Louise Miller

I am thrilled to be offering this book up for giveaway this week!

Novelist Louise Miller returns to the sleepy fictional town of Guthrie, Vermont (the setting of her critically acclaimed debut The City Bakers’ Guide to Country Living 2016) to tell the story of two headstrong sisters, Nora and Kit Huckleberry.

Nora, the older and more “responsible” sister has remained in Guthrie her entire life, taking over the family business after their parents passed away at a young age. Her sister, Kit, left Guthrie behind years ago to pursue her dreams as an aspiring filmmaker.

After a tragic accident, the two sisters find out they stand to inherit the home and land of Peggy Johnson, the town’s beloved cake lady. When it comes to light that Peggy was in the process of selling her land to a big-box developer before her death, the two sisters find themselves at odds.

As with her debut, Miller has yet again treated us to stunning visions of Vermont landscapes and mouthwatering descriptions of freshly baked goods and delicious desserts. Perfect for anyone charmed by the small town magic of Gilmore Girls.

Giveaway runs 7/16/18-7/23/18

A winner will be announced 7/24/18.

(how to enter)

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GIVEAWAY: How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

It was a four star book for me and I think it will appeal to a lot of you book lovers out there….I know it did for me!

If you’ve ever found yourself spellbound by the magic of your local bookstore, losing track of time among imaginary worlds and compelling ideas, this is your perfect summer read.

Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book lovers. Nestled on the main street of an idyllic village, it’s a cozy haven for the literary-minded locals—whose stories are just as interesting as anything on the shelves of their favorite store.

But Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father’s death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger every day. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia’s loyal customers have become like family, and she can’t imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. Torn between family tradition and forging her own path, Emilia must ultimately decide if saving the bookstore will also help her save herself.

This giveaway is for a paperback copy!

Giveaway runs 7/11/18-7/17/18

A winner will be announced 7/18/18.

(how to enter)

On this blog you must leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.  Your comment MUST include your email so I can contact you….if you do not enter an email in the comments your entry will be void. Winners will be notified by email the day after the giveaway closes and have five days to respond, it not another winner will be chosen. 

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