Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spotlight and Giveaway: Walking on Trampolines

We're pleased to feature Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting. Gallery Books has FOUR copies for some lucky readers in the US and/or Canada!


Synopsis:
From the day Annabelle Andrews sashays into her classroom, Tallulah ‘Lulu’ de Longland is bewitched: by Annabelle, by her family, and by their sprawling, crumbling house tumbling down to the river.

Their unlikely friendship intensifies through a secret language where they share confidences about their unusual mothers, first loves, and growing up in the small coastal town of Juniper Bay. But the euphoria of youth rarely lasts, and the implosion that destroys their friendship leaves lasting scars and a legacy of self-doubt that haunts Lulu into adulthood.

Years later, Lulu is presented with a choice: remain the perpetual good girl who misses out, or finally step out from the shadows and do something extraordinary. And possibly unforgivable…

It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.


Advance praise for WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES:

"Tender, madcap, and ultimately bittersweet, Walking on Trampolines chronicles the delightfully zigzag journey of a late bloomer who discovers her truest self in the most surprising ways."
-BETH HOFFMAN, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

“A tender exploration of friendship, families, and first love.”
- LIANE MORIARTY, New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret


Author Bio:
Frances Whiting is one of Australia’s best known and most popular writers. A senior feature writer for Queensland’s premier weekend magazine, Q Weekend in the Courier Mail, Frances is also a much loved columnist for the Sunday Mail, and other Sunday newspapers around Australia, with her weekly column now in its nineteenth year. Two bestselling collections of her columns have been published in Australia: Oh to Be a Marching Girl (2003), and That’s a Home Run, Tiger! (2006). Frances lives in Brisbane, Queensland with her husband and two children. Visit her on Facebook and Twitter.


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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends February 10th at midnight EST.

25 comments:

Margie said...

My oldest friendship is a girl from grade school. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimberly V said...

My longest friendship is from grade school and has so far lasted 33 years.

Bonnie Franks said...

My oldest friendship is with a friend I barely ever get to talk to any more, but we pick right up like it was yesterday. We met as teens and did not like each other at first. Fifty years ago.

Janine said...

My most unexpected friendship has become the best. When I first met Marla, I was kind of intimidated by her size and thought she was a tough girl and might be a bit mean. By I was completely wrong. This has become the best friend I have ever had. We met through the cat rescue. We can count on each other to be there when we need someone most.

susieqlaw said...

My most unexpected friendship is with the Mom of my high school chemistry lab partner. My friend died unexpectedly when we were 16. Instinctively, I reached out to his mother and visited her daily. She has become family.

traveler said...

My oldest friendship is a woman who lived next door to us and I remain close to her even though I have moved. She is kind, warm, and very special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharon said...

My most unexpected friendship is that of a Canadian woman who I met online years ago. We've not met in person but we came close once, real close! One day.

Shelby N. said...

My oldest friend would have to be my friend Bethany. We've been friends since either first grade or kindergarten. We are 30 now and best friends (along with our other best friend whom Ive been friends with since 7th grade).

Lisamarie said...

My oldest friendship is with two girls I met in Junior High...with so many miles between us when we get the rare chance to get together it's just like we saw each other yesterday.

Jessica Meddick said...

My oldest friendship is with someone from high school.

Anonymous said...

My oldest friendship is with my friend Wendy. We've been friends since junior high.

Suzy

Bonnie K. said...

I have a small circle of friends that I've reconnected with through facebook. They were friends from when I was in the program for the hearing-impaired using our voices--no sign language. They weren't against sign language. The philosophy was that we needed to learn to use our voices to be able to communicate with the hearing world. Anyway, I digressed, the great thing was to be able to see my friends again since I moved away after 8th grade. We had a reunion a few years ago.

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Meg Munson said...

My best friend has been there for the last 10 years!!! We have girls in the same grades!

Nicole Skalij said...

I've been best friends with a girl I've known since we where both 8. We lost touch for a year or so during college but reconnected shortly after and our bond is stronger. Even though she now lives across the country!

Hailey Fish said...

I've been best friends with Cristi for 9 years in October and 8 years with Allie in July!

Kathy A. LaMaster said...

My longest friendship is with my friend, Brett. I have known him longer than anyone other than family. When my mother passed away last year, he drove three hours to see me and sent the most beautiful bouquet. We share an unbreakable bond.

Linda Kish said...

My longest friendship is since my son was a baby, almost 31 years.

Carol D. said...

My longest friendship is 45 years. We met when we were 10 years old when I moved to a new town. We both have moved since then living on separate coasts. We still keep in touch.

Carol Fragale Brill said...

My longest friendships are my sisters and my cousins. And, my best friend is my husband. thanks for giveaway.

bn100 said...

longest is from years ago

Nova said...

longest friendship is with my best guy friend. he is like a brother to me. we have been friends for about 22 years now.

Melanie Backus said...

My oldest friend that I stay in touch with is a girl that I met in first grade when we were six. We will both have our 60th birthdays this year!

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Rhonda J G said...

I have several friends from school that I am close with. We have been friends over 40 years.

Maureen said...

My oldest friendship is a friend from college.

rhonda said...

My brother is one of my oldest friends,&book buddies,