Armchair BEA: Giveaway Day

Posted May 14, 2016 by Lory in giveaways / 21 Comments

The Children_COVER copyIt’s Giveaway Day at Armchair BEA! This year, I’m delighted to be able to offer a new release that’s a perfect tie-in to my own Reading New England challenge. From the publisher’s decription:

The Children is the mesmerizing story of a wealthy, but unconventional New England family, told from the perspective of Charlotte, a reclusive 29-year-old who has a famous (and secret) life on the Internet.

Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother Joan’s home, the sprawling Connecticut lake estate that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at “Lakeside,” their stepbrothers Spin and Perry – who lived with their mother, Whit’s previous wife – were welcomed as weekend guests. Now, the grown boys own the estate, which Joan and her daughters occupy by their grace―and a provision in the family trust.

When Spin, the family’s golden boy, brings his fiancé home for the summer, the entire family is both captivated… and unsettled. The beautiful and preternaturally accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically-rarefied world — but is Laurel really all she says she is? As the wedding draws near, and the family’s prim-and-proper veneer begins to deteriorate, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths is exposed.

Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to offer one finished copy to one lucky reader (US only). Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and good luck!

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21 responses to “Armchair BEA: Giveaway Day

  1. Rita-Jo

    Some of my favorite books include some that I have read to/with my children and are set in New England. These include Little Women, Little Men, Jo’s Boys, Johnny Tremain, Calico Bush & Miss Rumphius. As for adult books, Our Town & Walden top my list. Also, I just finished reading In the Heart of the Sea which I recommend.

  2. I can’t list any books off the top of my head that are set in New England though I’m sure I’ve read some. I did read Little Women a looooong time ago.

    WAIT! I browsed through my read list and Charm and Strange is set in New England. Loved that book, 4.5 stars.

  3. Oh man, I got so excited I forgot to add: This is the first time on your blog and I LOVE your design. It’s so clean, well done and Emerald City was a great choice.

  4. I can’t think of a book set in New England but just a bit north of there is where Anne of Green Gables is set and that is one of my favorite book series. 🙂

    • The Maritimes have a lot of similarities to New England. You might want to check out Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, set in Maine – supposed to be an inspiration for Anne.