Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Spotlight and Giveaway: Monarch Manor

Today we're pleased to feature Maureen Leurck's latest novel, Monarch Manor. It sounds enticing and we're excited to check it out. Maureen has TWO copies to give away!


The things we leave behind tell a story...

Erin Marinelli has her work cut out for her when she arrives at her late grandmother's Wisconsin home to prepare for an estate sale. But sifting through the overwhelming collection of figurines, outdated appliances, and dusty books, she finds something that captures her attention: a yellowed envelope of old photographs. In one, taken almost a century ago, a beautiful woman is seated with a young boy who looks uncannily like Erin's five-year-old autistic son, Will.

Intrigued, Erin looks further into her family's history, and discovers parallels to her present-day life. The boy in the picture, John Cartwright, was deaf. He and his mother, Amelia, are presume to have drowned together in Geneva Lake, beside Amelia's family home. Named for the butterflies that flocked to its lush gardens, Monarch Manor still stands, though the once-grand Queen Anne house is now in ruins, slated for demolition. Seeking respite from her own exhausting battle to get the best care for Will, Erin delves even deeper in to the past--unearthing a story that is both heartbreaking and inspiring.

Weaving Erin's and Amelia's narratives together, Maureen Leurck creates an unforgettable and moving novel of sacrifice and hope, and the way love between a parent and a child can transform them both.

Maureen Leurck graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and three children. She escapes up to the Lake Geneva area when she can for a good fish fry.

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17 comments:

Lori Thomas said...

I resemble my Mom

Michelle L said...

I look most like my mother, and her mother.

Margie Shaw said...

I get my looks mostly from my mom and her side of the family.

JeanneK said...

I look my mother, but have my dad’s easy going personality. I’ve been wanting to read this. Thank you for the chance.

Vicki said...

I look more like my mother. I am quiet like she is until I get to know someone.

Suburban prep said...

I would say that physically I have traits of both of my parents. I have my mother's thick hair but my fathers color. I also have blue eyes and that was from my father.

traveler said...

I resemble my maternal grandmother and now that I am older a little like my late mother.

Linda Marie said...

I resemble my dad.

Jeanne said...

I look like my dad but my hair has gone white like my mom’s side.

Mary C said...

I resemble my Dad.

Nancy Payette said...

I saw a picture of my paternal grandmother when she was a teenager. Right then I realized who I looked like in my family.

Mary Preston said...

I look a lot like my paternal grandmother.

Rita Wray said...

I look like my mother.

diannekc said...

That I resemble my Dad's mother. She passed away when my Dad was eight.

Linda Kish said...

When I was young, I looked like my dad. Now that I am much older, I am looking more like my mom.

Bonnie K. said...

I haven't made any surprised discovery about my family. I think I resemble my paternal grandmother in appearance but also have the eyes and hands like my maternal grandmother.

bn100 said...

mom