Friday, September 23, 2016

What's in the mail...plus a giveaway

Melissa A:
A Lowcountry Christmas by
Mary Alice Monroe from Gallery
In Need of Therapy by/from Tracie Banister (plus swag; won in a contest)
The Girl Before by JP Delaney from Ballantine (e-book via NetGalley)
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks from
Grand Central Publishing (e-book via NetGalley)
The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth from St. Martin's Press
The Gift of a Lifetime by Melissa Hill from
St. Martin's Press
The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelly Rowley from William Morrow
Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes from
St. Martin's Press
A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner from Berkley (e-book via NetGalley)
We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly from BookSparks
The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter from BookSparks

Melissa A and Amy:
Always by Sarah Jio from Ballantine

Amy:
The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin from Berkley

Jami:
The Taste of Air by Gail Cleare from Red Adept (e-book)
Out of Practice by/from Phoebe Fox (e-book)

Sara:
Lovers and Newcomers by Rosie Thomas from The Overlook Press

Denise:
My (Part-Time) Paris Life by Lisa Anselmo from Thomas Dunne Books





What could be in YOUR mail:

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Grand Central Publishing has TWO copies to give away!


#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.

**Read an exclusive excerpt here.**

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18 comments:

Nova said...

what stands out to me is the mom, the dad, and the little girl. they are each trying to find their way through a situation where the dad is not working & the mom returns to working.

Diana said...

Must be great book. The dynamic between a father and daughter is a complex one but powerful too.
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Susan Peterson said...

Sounds like a great book!

Janine said...

You know me, the new Nicholas Sparks books stands out to me the most. But I also love anything Anita Hughes writes and want to read her next book.

Elizabeth Glenn said...

The book sounds interesting. The little girl seems pulled between the parents. She honestly sounds a little bratty. The father seems to care for her a lot. You can tell the gender roles are reversed. London needs to realize that Barbie can work and Daddy can stay home!

Bonnie K. said...

What stood out to me is the role reversal. The father is home taking care of his daughter while the mother works. It's getting to be more common.

Susan Roberts said...

I noticed the NC setting and the tension between the parents. Looks like a great book

Kelly Rodriguez said...

The struggles of the family roles being reversed and toll it's taking on the little girl is very evident.

Linda Kish said...

Intuitive little girl has picked up on the struggles and comments in the family. Dad is being pulled in a lot of different directions and feeling like he can't do anything well. Mom is suddenly feeling powerful. Poor little girl is feeling deserted buy mom. Sounds like a good story. I'd love to read more.

Amber Kuehler said...

The role reversals stood out right away. Can't wait to read this!!!

Also, I'm so envious about the new Sarah Jio! I'm dying to read that. Hopefully I snag an early copy on netgalley!

dstoutholcomb said...

different when it's the dad's point of view for starting over

denise

Gena S said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway chance. I love his books!

Mary Preston said...

I had to read the first sentence twice. Her name is London?

traveler said...

The interaction between the father and daughter and the roles.

bn100 said...

the characters

Jennifer C said...

Just like with other Sparks' books, it's the North Carolina setting that lures me in first.

Tatum Rangel said...

Sounds like a good story of family roles and struggles. I've never read this author's work, but I would love to have the opportunity.

Jinger Kat said...

'For the next half hour, I flipped through the channels, finding nothing whatsoever to watch. More than a hundred channels and zippo' How many of us do this, when we know we won't hit on anything we actually want to watch. Only using it as a distraction