Thursday, June 6, 2019

Double Feature Thursday...plus a book giveaway!

We're pleased to feature two novels that have been published within the past week: The Friends We Keep by Jane Green and I'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie. We love both authors and their novels and we are excited to share their latest with you today. Thanks to Berkley and Kathleen Carter Communications, we have one set of both novels for a lucky reader!

Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them ever found the lives they wanted - the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.

Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man.

Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with at university, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.

Topher became a successful actor but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy.

By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with each other and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness... until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.

The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we've had or mistakes we've made, it's never too late to find a place to call home.


Photo credit: Jerri Graham
A former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green has written many novels (including Jemima J, The Beach House, Falling, and, most recently, The Sunshine Sisters), most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one cookbook, Good Taste. Her novels are published in more than twenty-five languages, and she has over ten million books in print worldwide. She lives with her husband and a small army of children and animals.

Visit Jane online:
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Summer camp is a special place where the memories and friendships made last a lifetime. For the MacAllister siblings—Ryan, Margaux, Mary, Liddie, and Kate—all they’d like to do is forget about Camp Macaw, the summer camp their parents ran for decades. Twenty years ago, Amanda Holmes was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the camp. No one was ever charged with the crime. But, each one of the siblings is holding a piece of the truth about that night.


Now, after their parents’ unexpected deaths, the MacAllisters are reunited to discuss the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate the camp occupies. They expect some debate, but what they don’t anticipate is the will stipulating that in order to settle the estate, they must unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda all those years ago. If they can’t agree on what happened, they lose the power to decide the camp’s fate. Can they work together to discover the truth, or will their secrets finally tear the family apart?


Photo credit: Jason Trott
Born and raised in Montreal, Catherine McKenzie graduated 2nd in her class from McGill Law, and is a partner in the leading litigation boutique in Montreal. Along with her human rights work, Catherine represents large corporations such as McDonald’s Canada and Wayfair in class actions and is regularly called on to present at conferences on various topics.

Her novels Spin, Arranged, Forgotten, Hidden, Smoke, and Fractured are all international bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages. Hidden was an Amazon #1 bestseller and a Digital Book World bestseller. Smoke, was an Amazon bestseller, a Goodreads Best Book for October 2015, and an Amazon Top 100 Book of 2015. Fractured was a Goodreads Best Book for October and Fall 2016, a Buzzfeed Big Book of Fall 2016, and made numerous other Best Book lists. Most recently, her novel The Good Liar was an instant Globe and Mail and a Toronto Star bestseller, a Goodreads Best Book of April, 2018 (Suspense & Thrillers), and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her ninth novel, I'll Never Tell, has just been named one of the 36 Big Mysteries & Thrillers of 2019. She’s a regular contributor to Writer Unboxed.

Visit Catherine online:
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29 comments:

Michelle L said...

I am very good at keeping secrets, I value the trust friends put in me.

rhonda said...

I have very special very long friendships ,friends who shared every special occasion together from baby’s to dancing at our children’s weddings.

traveler said...

I keep secrets and have been the best at this all of my life. I am quiet and never divulge secrets.

Jess said...

My longest friendships are over 20 years at this point (I'm 36 now) - so not all of childhood but a good portion into adulthood and all teh changse that have gone along with it

Suburban prep said...

I have a number of friendships that are over 30 yrs almost 40. I have known of someone and crossed paths with them when we were younger and have been friends with this person for over 25 yrs.

Kelley B said...

I have afriendship with a gal since kindergarten. that is 50 ish years!

Mary C said...

Longest friendship is 32 years.

Amber said...

My longest friendship is almost 30 years!

Rita Wray said...

I am very good at keeping secrets.

diannekc said...

My longest friendships are over 30 years.

Nancy Payette said...

I am great at keeping secrets.

Grandma Cootie said...

Very good.

Joanne Mielczarski said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Elena Y. said...

My longest friendship is almost 20 years.

jean602 said...

I'm good at keeping secrets.

penney said...

I have a friend we been friends for 47 years we live about 37 miles away and still talk on the phone.
Thank you for the review on both books they sound very good
Penney

StoreyBookLover said...

I am pretty good at keeping secrets. If it is about presents then it is really, REALLY hard but I manage, haha! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Peggy Russo said...

I am good a keeping secrets but it makes me uncomfortable. I would just rather not know anyone's secrets.

Carla S. said...

My longest friendships are around 40 years.

Melanie Backus said...

My longest friendship is with a friend that I met in first grade. That was fifty-eight Year’s ago and we are still going strong.

bn100 said...

good at keeping secrets

dstoutholcomb said...

there are people on FB I've known my entire life, but they aren't always the friends one can turn to, so true friendship is ~30 years with a select few

denise

Kate Vocke said...

My BFF have known each other since we re were 7 and we're now 40! And BFFs still!

Anh N. said...

I am a vault when it comes to secrets!

Margie Shaw said...

id rather not be told things that I have to keep secret!

Pippa said...

Thank you for your kind offer.

Bernice Kennedy said...

My longest friendship is 30 years old. My family moved next to to her family and instant connection.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I’m very good at keeping secrets.

Amy C said...

I have a friend that I met in kindergarten that I am still friends with....that was 38 years ago.