Friday, July 5, 2024

What's in the (e)mail...plus a book giveaway!

Melissa:

Recommended Reading by Paul Coccia from Zando (NetGalley)
Anyone But Her by Cynthia Swanson by Columbine York (NetGalley)
The Time Keepers by Alyson Richman from Union Square & Co (NetGalley)
Summer on Butterfly Bay by/from Judith Natelli McLaughlin (print)
Group Living and Other Recipes by Lola Milholland from Spiegel & Grau (print)
Then, Again by Jaclyn Youhana Garver from Lake Union (NetGalley)

Melissa S:
What We Sacrifice for Magic by/from Andrea Jo DeWerd (print)

Allyson:
Swift and Saddled by Lyla Sage from Random House (print)
Going to Maine by Sally Chaffin Brooks from Kaye Publicity (print)


What could be in YOUR mail:

A Happier Life by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Thanks to Gallery, we have one copy to give away!


Synopsis:
The historic houses in the seaside town of Beaufort, North Carolina, have held the secrets of their inhabitants for centuries. One of the most enduring refuses to be washed away by the tide: What happened to Rebecca and Townsend Saint James on that fateful night of their disappearance in 1976?

Now, the granddaughter they never knew, Keaton Smith, is desperate for a fresh start. So when her mother needs someone to put her childhood home in Beaufort on the market, she jumps at the chance to head south. But the moment she steps foot inside the abandoned house, which has been closed for nearly fifty years, she wonders if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Wading through the detritus of her grandparents’ lives, Keaton finds herself enchanted by their southern traditions—and their great, big love. As she gets to know her charming next-door neighbor, his precocious ten-year-old son, and a flock of endearingly feisty town busybodies, Keaton begins to wonder if the stories she has been told about her grandparents are true.

Keaton’s grandmother, Rebecca “Becks” Saint James’s annual summer suppers are the stuff of legend, and locals and out-of-towners alike clamor for an invitation to her stunning historic home. But, in the summer of 1976, she’s struggling behind the facade of the woman who can do it all—and facing a problem that even she can’t solve.

As Keaton and Becks face new challenges and chapters, they are connected through time by the house on Sunset Lane, which has protected the secrets, hopes, and dreams of their family for generations. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

"If you love small towns, Southern charm, romance, family sagas, or murder mysteries, this novel needs to be in your beach bag. I loved it." 
—Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

"A Happier Life is that wistful, sparkling summer song whose notes will long linger in reader's memories."
—Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Summers at the Saint 

"Kristy Woodson Harvey has the voice of a best friend; a storyteller of the finest sort."
—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author

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Giveaway ends July 10th at midnight EST.

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23 comments:

Mary Patricia Bird said...

The massage I got today made me very happy.

Summer said...

Sunshine and warmth, I know that isn't everyone's favorite, but I love it.

diannekc said...

The 4th of July made me happy.

Anonymous said...

Lunch with family

Suzanne said...

Time with family this week makes me so happy!

Toni Laliberte said...

I spent four hours with my granddaughter today and that made me so happy.

traveler said...

Spending time with my 2 grandsons on the 4th with fireworks. Memorable and special.

Katherine said...

Hugs from my toddler nephew. :D

bn100 said...

BBQ

Lisa D said...

I expected this week to be a costly one as I had several things that needed fixing. However, it didn't turn out to be as expensive as I thought.

Mary Preston said...

We had rain.

Rita Wray said...

My 2 grandsons sent me a text.

Padmini Rao said...

I was able to complete a work assignment on time

Suburban prep said...

Saying happy birthday to my youngest sibling.

Michael Law said...

Playing my acoustic guitar after work.

Lindsey said...

Knowing that I got to go on vacation with my family at the end of the week made me happy.

Robyn said...

Spending my anniversary with my husband and kids. Thank you for the giveaway.

Jess R said...

My youngest son moved an hour away to go to college, not that I was happy he was moving out but I am so excited for his new adventures!!!

Michelle L said...

I found out my daughter is engaged!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

A personal matter worked out in our favor-made me very happy!

Anonymous said...

Having a strawberry fruit bar on such a hot day made me happy
Maryann

Xia Lee said...

Hugs from my son

Lelandlee said...

Went Fishing