Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July and August Book Giveaway

Every two months, we're featuring EIGHT books we're interested in checking out. (We know there are many, many more, but we're just highlighting a few that haven't received their time in the spotlight yet.) Here are the books we've chosen for July and August. There is one copy of each book available to give away and we will choose FOUR winners to each receive TWO books at random.

See our previous bi-monthly posts for some other great reads you might have missed.

We've been doing this now for a year and hope to keep it going a while longer. This time around, we're going to share a teaser or mini-synopsis of each book. (All courtesy of Amazon.)


July:

The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry (July 11th)

"The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it..."

*Thanks to Penguin for the giveaway copy.

The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship by Shirley Jump (July 11th)

"Bridget can see the recipe for a happy life- including the possibility of a new romance- written out before her, but first she and her family will need to lay bare their secrets and rediscover the most elusive ingredients of all: forgiveness, laughter, and love."

*Thanks to Hachette for the giveaway copy.


Cicada Summer by Maureen Leurck (July 25th)

"In this moving, witty novel, author Maureen Leurck explores the intricacies and joys of renovation and rediscovery—as one woman’s improvement project promises to transform much more than a home..."

*Thanks to Maureen Leurck for the giveaway copy.

The Dream Keeper's Daughter by Emily Colin (July 25th)

"A woman discovers an impossible connection that transcends time and place in this stirring, unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Thief."

*Thanks to Ballantine for the giveaway copy.

August:

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer (August 1st)

"Critically acclaimed author Julie Lawson Timmer returns with a tale of how community can heal the brokenness in all of us."

*Thanks to Goldberg McDuffie for the giveaway copy.


Emerald Coast by Anita Hughes (August 1st)

"Set on the glamorous Italian island, Emerald Coast is a touching and humorous story about marriage and the difficulty of finding love and happiness at the same time."

*Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the giveaway copy.

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman (August 1st)

"Laurie Gelman’s clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom—a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics."

*Thanks to Henry Holt for the giveaway copy.

The Second Course by Kelly Killoren (August 15th)

"Set between the hip and idyllic farm-to-table foodie communities of the Hudson Valley, and the hotspots of Brooklyn, the Hamptons, and Manhattan, The Second Course follows four old friends struggling to find their footing in a rapidly changing world."

*Thanks to Gallery for the giveaway copy.




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Giveaway ends August 9th at midnight EST.

38 comments:

Janine said...

Emerald Coast is one I will definitely be reading. I love all of Anita Hughes's books. The Second Course sounds good too. I see part of the book takes place in the Hudson Valley. That is where I was born and lived the first part of my life, so I always like to revisit the area in books. I always like the topic of friendships too. The Bookshop at Water's End looks really good too. Really, they all sound good. I would be more than thrilled to win any of the books. thanks for the chance!

Carla S. said...

They all sound great! I have The Bookshop at Water's Edge at the top of my "to read" list. Would be thrilled to win any of these books. Thanks for the chance!

jtmswim said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win these books.

Suburban prep said...

The one that has really caught my eye is The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship

Burma Turner said...

The Bookshop at Water's Edge sounds amazing!

Tatum Rangel said...

"The Second Course" looks good. :)

Jessica A said...

The Dream Keeper's Daughter has piqued my interest!

Leticia Blanchard said...

They all sound so good. My first choice would be The Second Course. I love foodie books!!

StephTheBookworm said...

VERY tough call since I want to read them all. I'd have to say Class Mom.

traveler said...

The second Course looks wonderful.

Linda May said...

The Dream Keepers Daughter looks like a great read, Thanks for your generosity.

Bonnie K. said...

You have many good ones that I would love to read. I would start with The Bookshop at Water's End first.

Rita Wray said...

All the books sound great. I would start with The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry.

Jessica Meddick said...

The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

jean602 said...

The Bookshop at Waters End.I'm excited to read this.

Linda Kish said...

They all sound wonderful but, I think I'd most want to read The Bookshop at Water's End.

Mary Preston said...

"The Bookshop at Water's End " caught my attention.

Melanie Backus said...

The Bookshop at Water's End is at the top for me.

Hailey Fish said...

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives because I've read Julie's previous novels and she is one of my favorites! As well as The Bookshop at Water's End because Patti is terrific at story-telling! <3

Jennifer C said...

They all sound wonderful but The Bookshop at Water's End is the one I'm most excited about.

Britney Adams said...

I am most excited about The Bookshop at Water's End!

bn100 said...

Class Mom

Kristy F said...

They all sound good but I think Laurie Gelman's book is my top pick. I love finding new to me authors.

Jennifer said...

I'm looking forward to The Bookshop at Water's Edge. I love book-themed books!

Dianne Casey said...

I really want to read "The Bookshop at Water's Edge". Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance

Book Worm said...

I would love to read The Bookshop At Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry!

Summer said...

Bookshop at Water's Edge sounds good, and I've enjoyed several of Shirley Jump's books as well, so I'm interested in that one, too.

Nancy said...

All these books sound great. First I'd like to read Mrs. Saint and the Defectives.

Jencey Gortney said...

There are some great books coming out this month! I think you all hit the highlights! :) Always happy to support.

Susan Schleicher said...

They all look so good. Cicada Summer by Maureen Leurck is catching my eye at the moment.

Becky W said...

For months, I've had my eye on The Bookshop at Water's Edge ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

Margie Shaw said...

The Bookshop At Waters End is the one I've had my eye on for awhile. I think it's a must read for me!

Jennifer Essad said...

Emerald Coast and Second Course are tops on my reading list, I'd love to win this group of novels !

rubynreba said...

I would be most interested in Emerald Coast.

dstoutholcomb said...

Emerald Coast by Anita Hughes or Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

denise

Courtney Whisenant said...

I'm most excited about The Bookshop at Water's End

Nisha Tissoo said...

I'm excited for the Bookshop at Water's End. The blurb and reviews I read made me very interested.

Kelley B said...

This is quite a selection of great books!You can't go wrong with any of these gems!!