Thursday, November 10, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness

Maddie Dawson's latest novel, The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness, published last month. We're featuring it today and, thanks to TLC Book Tours, we have one copy to give away!

Visit all of the stops on Maddie's blog tour.


Three women, three lives, and one chance to become a family…whether they want to or not.

Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semi-adrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She’s spent her life looking into strangers’ faces, fantasizing they’re related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she’s ready for answers.

Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they’re sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She’s too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and…oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks.

But Nina is determined to reassemble her birth family. Her search turns up Phoebe Mullen, a guarded, hard-talking woman convinced she has nothing to offer. Gradually sharing stories and secrets, the three women make for a messy, unpredictable family that looks nothing like Nina pictured…but may be exactly what she needs. Nina’s moving, ridiculous, tragic, and transcendent journey becomes a love story proving that real family has nothing to do with DNA.


Maddie Dawson grew up in the South, born into a family of outrageous storytellers. Her various careers as a substitute English teacher, department-store clerk, medical-records typist, waitress, cat sitter, wedding-invitation-company receptionist, nanny, day-care worker, electrocardiogram technician, and Taco Bell taco maker were made bearable by thinking up stories as she worked. Today she lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with her husband. She’s the bestselling author of four previous novels: The Opposite of Maybe, The Stuff That Never Happened (reviewed here), Kissing Games of the World, and A Piece of Normal. Visit Maddie at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.


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Giveaway ends November 15th at midnight EST.

13 comments:

Janine said...

90s

Melissa said...

The 90's!

Suburban prep said...

The 90's --met and married my husband in that decade.

traveler said...

I enjoyed the 80's.

Aire para respirar said...

the 80s, for the music

Patricia said...

The 80s sound like a whole lot more fun. Plus the music! (I mean, Prince!)

Tatum Rangel said...

The 90s. I loved the music.

Mary Preston said...

The 90's - I had a major shift in my life - a positive one.

Susan Roberts said...

I really prefer the 60s but since wasn't a choice, I'll pick the 80s

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Elizabeth Glenn said...

I loved the 90's. I met and married my husband. Then our daughter was born in 1999.

KateS said...

90's for sure. Loved the music, the movies, the style.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I preferred the 90's for sure.