Thursday, June 17, 2021

Spotlight and Giveaway: Blush

We are excited to feature Jamie Brenner's latest novel, Blush, today. Melissa has enjoyed her previous novels and has this one in her five-book pile. It looks like the perfect beach or pool read. Thanks to Putnam, we have FIVE copies to give away!

From acclaimed author Jamie Brenner comes a stunning new novel about three generations of women who discover that the scandalous books of their past may just be the key to saving their family's future. 

For decades, the Hollander Estates winery has been the premier destination for lavish parties and romantic day trips on the North Fork of Long Island. But behind the lush vineyards and majestic estate house, the Hollander family fortunes have suffered and the threat of a sale brings old wounds to the surface. For matriarch Vivian, she fears that this summer season could be their last—and that selling their winery to strangers could expose a dark secret she's harbored for decades. Meanwhile, her daughter, Leah, who was turned away from the business years ago, finds her marriage at a crossroads and returns home for a sorely needed escape. And granddaughter Sadie, grappling with a crisis of her own, runs to the vineyard looking for inspiration. 

But when Sadie uncovers journals from Vivian's old book club dedicated to scandalous novels of decades past, she realizes that this might be the distraction they all need. Reviving the "trashy" book club, the Hollander women find that the stories hold the key to their fight not only for the vineyeard, but for the life and love they've wanted all along. 

Blush is a bighearted story of love, family, and second chances, and an ode to the blockbuster novels that have shaped generations of women. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

“In Blush, her latest summer page-turner, author Jamie Brenner indulges readers with the story of three generations of headstrong women united in their efforts to buck male authority and save their family’s struggling winery on the North Fork of Long Island. Brenner’s fizzy tale of wine-making lore, family secrets, forbidden love—and a shared appreciation for Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, make for an intoxicating read.” 
–Mary Kay Andrews, author of The Newcomer

“This book about three generations of women discovering their power at a North Fork vineyard is delicious, delightful, and smart. Reading it feels like drinking a crisp glass of rosΓ© on a hot summer’s day.” 
–Jill Santopolo, author of Everything After

“Brenner’s splendid novel depicts three very different women who find inspiration and guidance in the beloved, trashy novels of the eighties. I have no doubt that Judith Krantz and Jackie Collins are cheering from above at this feminist beach book that’s sharp and funny, bursting with heartbreak and longing. Blush delights the senses and will thrill you to your core.” 
–Fiona Davis, author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue 


Photo by Kathleen O'Donnell 
Jamie Brenner is the author of five novels, including The Forever Summer and The Wedding Sisters. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia on a steady diet of Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, and later moved to New York City to live like the heroines of her favorite books. Jamie now divides her time between Philadelphia and Provincetown. 

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31 comments:

Jane said...

Thanks for the chance. BTW, I think I made an error in my email address. If I win, I think you have it already. Would love to read this book.

Melissa said...

Reading "The Last Time They Met" and "The Pilot's Wife," both by Anita Shreve kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat as I read them the entire time!

Barbara M said...

Thanks for the chance!

Janelle W. said...

Looking forward to reading Blush! Sounds like a great storyline and I do so adore a steamy read myself ��

Cherisse said...

The Hunting Wives! It was so entertaining and wicked!

Padmini Rao said...

The last scandalous book I read was Thr Rhorn Birds.

Rita Wray said...

I really can't think of one.

traveler said...

Moving Day by Jonathan Stone. Exceptional.

Nancy said...

I really can't think of a scandalous novel that I have read!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Audrey said...

Elin Hilderbrand might be the most "scandalous" novel writer I have read because her characters always seem to be in jams--often of their own making, lol! ;-) Definitely fun for beach reading, and I'm excited about Blush too! Can't wait to start this one.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautifully titled book with a gorgeous cover.

bn100 said...

can't think of any

Mary C said...

Nothing comes to mind

Linda Kish said...

Chocolates for Breakfast when I was much younger (in my teens).

Peggy Russo said...

The Thorn Birds is the most scandalous book I’ve read

susieqlaw said...

Nothing too scandalous! Danielle Steel

Nina said...

I'd say My Dark Vanessa!

holdenj said...

My mother in law gave me The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins because it was so scandalous when she read it.

Anonymous said...

Gone With the Wind. Thanks for your great generosity. Linda May

dstoutholcomb said...

I've read so many books which were considered scandalous at the time, but others have come out and become more scandalous over the years.

denise

Mary Preston said...

I don't know about scandalous, but I have read some 'bodice rippers' that would raise a few eyebrows.

Charlotte Lynn said...

Scandalous? I try to stay away but some of Jackie Collins were pretty heated.

diannekc said...

I can't think of the last Scandalous novel I read.

jtmswim said...

Thanks for the giveaway chance. Stay safe and healthy. πŸ’•πŸ“šπŸ˜·πŸ“šπŸ’•

Susan Roberts said...

I haven't read a scandalous novel in a long time

Kelley said...

The Beauty Series by Anne Rice more than scandalous.

Toni Laliberte said...

I would say 50 Shades of Gray. Pretty scandalous in my opinion! Thanks for the chance!

Summer said...

I guess Lady Chatterly's Lover though honestly it didn't feel all that scandalous to me.

Amber said...

Hmm... probably 50 Shades of Gray!

Phyllis said...

I haven't read anything scandalous for so long....probably Valley of The Dolls when I was in high school (which was scandalous then but pretty tame now).

StoreyBookLover said...

Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer was a book I read in my teens. My mom blacked out the pages I wasn't supposed to read, but I did anyway, haha! :)