Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Weekenders

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews published last week and thanks to Tandem Literary, we have a copy for one lucky reader!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends--and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found.

So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Cocktail parties aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night,Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, and Summer Rental, all from St. Martin's Press, as well as The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish,Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues, all HarperPerennial. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she divides her time between Atlanta and Tybee Island, Georgia.
Visit Mary Kay at her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Giveaway ends May 30th at midnight EST.

26 comments:

Janine said...

Reading has always been my favorite escape.

Shelby N. said...

I grew up on a farm, so there were always lots of places to escape to. I would most often go hang out in our tree house. It wasn't actually up in a tree, just underneath a massive tree. My dad cut us a table and chairs (just big stumps basically) and wed keep play dishes and toys out there. It was cool and kinda dark since the branches were full and lots hung low so not a lot of light came in. It was the perfect escape.

Shelby N. said...

I grew up on a farm, so there were always lots of places to escape to. I would most often go hang out in our tree house. It wasn't actually up in a tree, just underneath a massive tree. My dad cut us a table and chairs (just big stumps basically) and wed keep play dishes and toys out there. It was cool and kinda dark since the branches were full and lots hung low so not a lot of light came in. It was the perfect escape.

Bonnie Franks said...

Reading. Only reading. That's the thing that still takes me away.

penney said...

This sounds very god thanks for the review
Penney

Jennifer C said...

Going to the library and reading was my favorite escape. The best!

traveler said...

I would sit outside in the backyard and read and I still do.

Grandma Cootie said...

It was always reading, back then with a coke and bowl of potato chips, now it's usually coffee or iced tea but those chips and Diet Pepsi still sneak in there.

Nova said...

i would go outside, to either the creek or the "climbing tree".

Angie Young said...

I am forever reading. It's may way to drown out the real world.

Anonymous said...

I Love reading books, they take me to a place where I can put everything out of my mind & visit different people & towns I've never visited before. Thanks, hope I'm lucky enough to win this amazing book. Linda May

Ana @ThisChickReads said...

This may come too obvious, but my fave way of escaping reality was reading. I brought a book everywhere with me. Once I even tried to read while walking to the bus station, but that kind of ended up bad (falling not so gracefully). :)

Bonnie K. said...

Books, of course. Lots of reading was done during the summer months. I, also, did some doodling. I'd colored ransom designs and did some short writings. I entered one of my poems, and it was published in the newspaper. Another thing I liked doing was using grid paper and drawing some lines and then did some shading. Lots of patience, and it burned hours from the day.

cpr040304 said...

Writing letters to my pen pals and reading the Babysitter Club books.

Rita said...

When I was young I would love to read, especially The Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton. I still find reading is the best thing to get away from the stress of life.

Linda Kish said...

I liked to go across the street to the school and swing on the swings.

S.Sabia said...

Reading was my favorite escape as a child. It still is!

bookwormerz said...

hide under a blanket

chrissandra said...

My favorite was has always been the San Diego County Fair. One month of every year, I could escape and just be a kid, no matter my age :)

bn100 said...

read

Holly said...

Reading, reading, and more reading!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Reading has always been my escape, but also the trips to the library to get my books were always an escape as well.

Kimberly V said...

I don't remember feeling the need to escape when I was a child. I spent a lot of time reading and roller skating though.

Tatum Rangel said...

Along with reading, daydreaming was always my escape.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Reading. Even back then, I read everything I could get my hands on, pretty much everything in our small town library.

Paula said...

Typical how people can resent the interruption-in their eyes- that weekend visitors bring.