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Maddie Dawson, author of THE SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO FAMILY HAPPINESS, on tour October/November 2016

Posted By on August 26, 2016

The Survivor's Guide to Family HappinessAbout The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (October 25, 2016)

Three women, three lives, and one chance to become a family…whether they want to or not.

Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She’s spent her life looking into strangers’ faces, fantasizing they’re related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she’s ready for answers.

Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they’re sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She’s too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and…oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks.

But Nina is determined to reassemble her birth family. Her search turns up Phoebe Mullen, a guarded, hard-talking woman convinced she has nothing to offer. Gradually sharing stories and secrets, the three women make for a messy, unpredictable family that looks nothing like Nina pictured…but may be exactly what she needs. Nina’s moving, ridiculous, tragic, and transcendent journey becomes a love story proving that real family has nothing to do with DNA.

“Dawson (The Opposite of Maybe, 2014, etc.) is a generous storyteller, creating characters who are both complex and unexpected while being wholly relatable.” Kirkus Reviews

“Maddie Dawson has been a longtime favorite writer of mine because she has the gift of tapping into the emotions and complexities of a woman’s heart and effortlessly combining tension with joy. She’s done it again with The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness. Put it on your list of not-to-be-missed fiction.” —Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, cofounder of She Reads and author of The Things We Wish Were True

“Like authors Liane Moriarty and JoJo Moyes, Maddie Dawson is one of those gifted writers who spins seemingly comic, romantic tales that tackle our most universal longings for love, connection, and family. In her newest book, she delivers the story of two sisters given up for adoption. Their journey to discover each other and the mother who gave them up is by turns heart-wrenching and laugh-out-loud hilarious. I loved every witty sentence.” —Holly Robinson, author of Chance Harbor and Beach Plum Island

“Maddie Dawson has done it again. Witty, warm, and full of insights into life’s maddening complexities, her novels should come with a warning label: May cause tears, laughter, or all of the above.” —Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

“In this heartfelt novel, Dawson (The Opposite of Maybe, 2014) weaves together the stories of three very different women who are bound by blood, delving deeply into the true meaning of family.” —Booklist

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41rKPmTqnEL._UX250_About Maddie Dawson

Maddie Dawson grew up in the South, born into a family of outrageous storytellers. Her various careers as a substitute English teacher, department-store clerk, medical-records typist, waitress, cat sitter, wedding-invitation-company receptionist, nanny, day-care worker, electrocardiogram technician, and Taco Bell taco maker were made bearable by thinking up stories as she worked. Today she lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with her husband. She’s the bestselling author of four previous novels: The Opposite of MaybeThe Stuff That Never HappenedKissing Games of the World, and A Piece of Normal.

 

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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for August 22nd – 27th

Posted By on August 20, 2016

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

The Girls in the GardenMonday, August 22nd: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Monday, August 22nd: Reading is My Superpower – spotlight

Tuesday, August 23rd: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, August 24th: The Well Read Redhead

Thursday, August 25th: West Metro Mommy Reads

Friday, August 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

 

The Buried Book by D. M. Pulley

The Buried BookMonday, August 22nd: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, August 23rd: Booked on a Feeling

Wednesday, August 24th: Wordsmithonia

Thursday, August 25th: FictionZeal

Thursday, August 25th: Write Read Life

Friday, August 26th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

 

Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

Everything We KeepMonday, August 22nd: Kahakai Kitchen

Monday, August 22nd: From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, August 23rd: BookNAround

Wednesday, August 24th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, August 26th: I’d Rather Be at the Beach

 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game cover

Tuesday, August 23rd: A Bookworm’s World

Wednesday, August 24th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Wednesday, August 24th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, August 25th: StephTheBookworm

Friday, August 26th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

 

The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel

The Whiskey SeaMonday, August 22nd: Musings of  a Bookish Kitty

Tuesday, August 23rd: You Can Read Me Anything

Wednesday, August 24th: Staircase Wit

Thursday, August 25th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Friday, August 26th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

 

Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirt by Lorrie Bennet (illustrator)

Inkspirations - Fruit_Of_The_SpiritMonday, August  22nd: The Magic All Around Us

Tuesday, August 23rd: Savvy Verse and Wit

Wednesday, August 24th: Susieqlaw’s Blog

Thursday, August 25th: Bibliophilia, Please

Friday, August 26th: Stranded in Chaos

 

Fire Brand by Diana Palmer

Fire BrandMonday, August 22nd: Moonlight Rendezvous

Tuesday, August 23rd: Mignon Mykel Reviews

Wednesday, August 24th: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, August 25th: Dog-Eared Daydreams

Friday, August 26th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Reviews

 

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Natchez BurningMonday, August 22nd: Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps

Tuesday, August 23rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Wednesday, August 24th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, August 25th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, August 26th: she treads softly

 

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Family Tree coverMonday, August 22nd: Broken Teepee

Tuesday, August 23rd: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, August 24th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, August 25th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn coverMonday, August 22nd: As I turn the pages

Tuesday, August 23rd: Read Her Like an Open Book

Wednesday, August 24th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, August 25th: Real Life Reading

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The Big Thing by Phullis Korkki

The Big Thing coverMonday, August 22nd: Literary Quicksand

Tuesday, August 23rd: Luxury Reading

Wednesday, August 24th: Mel’s Shelves

Thursday, August 25th: Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

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Carry On by Lisa Fenn

Carry On coverMonday, August 22nd: Mother’s Circle

Tuesday, August 23rd: bookchickdi

Wednesday, August 24th: Tina Says…

Thursday, August 25th: Literary Quicksand

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The Ultimate Western Blog Tour

The Ultimate Western blog tour image_FINALMonday, August 22nd: Bewitched Bookworms – Roz Denny Fox guest post

Wednesday, August 24th: The Reading Date – Linda Lael Miller guest post

Friday, August 26th: From the TBR Pile – Barbara White Daille guest post

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Lowcountry Stranger by Ashley Farley

Lowcountry Stranger coverMonday, August 22nd: Comfy Reading

Wednesday, August 24th: I Brought a Book

Saturday, August 27th: Ms. Nose in a Book

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The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth

The Branson Beauty coverMonday, August 22nd: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Tuesday, August 23rd: FictionZeal

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A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice by Christine Hale

A Piece of Sky A Grain of RiceMonday, August 22nd: Bibliophiliac

Friday, August 26th: A Book A Week – author guest post

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First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First Star I See Tonight coverWednesday, August 24th: Books and Bindings

Thursday, August 25th: Into the Hall of Books

Friday, August 26th: Booksellers Without Borders

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Liz Rosenberg, author of BEAUTY AND ATTENTION, on tour October/November 2016

Posted By on August 18, 2016

Beauty and AttentionAbout Beauty and Attention

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (October 25, 2016)

The riveting story of one brave young woman’s struggle to free herself from a web of deceit.

For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don’t work. Her father has died, leaving her without parents, and her well-meaning friends are pressuring her to do what any sensible single girl must do: marry a passionate, persistent hometown suitor with a promising future. Yet Libby boldly defies conventional wisdom and plans to delay marriage—to anyone—by departing for her uncle’s Belfast estate. In Ireland, Libby seeks not only the comfort of family but also greater opportunities than seem possible during the stifling McCarthy era at home.

Across the Atlantic, Libby finds common ground with her brilliant, invalid cousin, Lazarus, then puts her trust in a sophisticated older woman who seems to be everything she hopes to become. Fraught with betrayal and long-kept secrets, as well as sudden wealth and unexpected love, Libby’s journey toward independence takes turns she never could have predicted—and calls on courage and strength she never knew she had.

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71A9e7Q5UFL._UX250_About Liz Rosenberg

The author of more than thirty books for adults and young readers, Liz Rosenberg has published three bestselling novels, including The Laws of Gravityand The Moonlight Palace. She has also written five books of poems, among them 2008’s Demon Love, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and After Great Grief, forthcoming from the Provincetown Arts Press. Her poems have been heard on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. Rosenberg’s books for young readers have won numerous awards and honors and have been featured on the PBS television show Reading Rainbow. A former Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Rosenberg teaches English at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she earned the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Binghamton with her daughter, Lily, and a shih tzu named Sophie. Although she has homes in New York and North Chatham, Massachusetts, her heart is still in Ireland.

Liz Rosenberg’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, October 25th: Reading is my Superpower

Wednesday, October 26th: Reading Reality

Thursday, October 27th: Building Bookshelves

Tuesday, November 1st: Just Commonly

Wednesday, November 2nd: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, November 3rd: Books Without Any Pictures

Friday, November 4th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Monday, November 7th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

Tuesday, November 8th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, November 9th: A Bookish Affair

Thursday, November 10th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday, November 11th: View from the Birdhouse

Monday, November 14th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, November 15th: Back Porchevations

Wednesday, November 16th: Bibliotica

Friday, November 18th: I Brought A Book

Monday, November 21st: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, November 22nd: The Magic All Around Us

Nicole Evelina, author of MADAME PRESIDENTESS, on tour October/November 2016

Posted By on August 17, 2016

Madame Presidentess eBook Cover No Quote LargeAbout Madame Presidentess

  • Paperback: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Lawson Gartner Publishing (July 24, 2016)

Forty-eight years before women were granted the right to vote, one woman dared to run for President of the United States, yet her name has been virtually written out of the history books.

Rising from the shame of an abusive childhood, Victoria Woodhull, the daughter of a con-man and a religious zealot, vows to follow her destiny, one the spirits say will lead her out of poverty to “become ruler of her people.”

But the road to glory is far from easy. A nightmarish marriage teaches Victoria that women are stronger and deserve far more credit than society gives. Eschewing the conventions of her day, she strikes out on her own to improve herself and the lot of American women.

Over the next several years, she sets into motion plans that shatter the old boys club of Wall Street and defile even the sanctity of the halls of Congress. But it’s not just her ambition that threatens men of wealth and privilege; when she announces her candidacy for President in the 1872 election, they realize she may well usurp the power they’ve so long fought to protect.

Those who support her laud “Notorious Victoria” as a gifted spiritualist medium and healer, a talented financial mind, a fresh voice in the suffrage movement, and the radical idealist needed to move the nation forward. But those who dislike her see a dangerous force who is too willing to speak out when women are expected to be quiet. Ultimately, “Mrs. Satan’s” radical views on women’s rights, equality of the sexes, free love and the role of politics in private affairs collide with her tumultuous personal life to endanger all she has built and change how she is viewed by future generations.

This is the story of one woman who was ahead of her time – a woman who would make waves even in the 21st century – but who dared to speak out and challenge the conventions of post-Civil War America, setting a precedent that is still followed by female politicians today.

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Nicole Evelina headshot horizontalAbout Nicole Evelina

Nicole Evelina is an award-winning historical fiction and romantic comedy writer. Her most recent novel, Madame Presidentess, a historical novel about Victoria Woodhull, America’s first female Presidential candidate, was the first place winner in the Women’s US History category of the 2015 Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction.

Her debut novel, Daughter of Destiny, the first book of an Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere’s life story from her point of view, was named Book of the Year by Chanticleer Reviews, took the Grand Prize in the 2015 Chatelaine Awards for Women’s Fiction/Romance, won a Gold Medal in the fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was short-listed for the Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction. Been Searching for You, her contemporary romantic comedy, won the 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests.

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Nicole Evelina’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, October 24th: Kahakai Kitchen

Tuesday, October 25th: A. Holland Reads

Wednesday, October 26th: The Baking Bookworm

Thursday, October 27th: Doing Dewey

Friday, October 28th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Monday, October 31st: Building Bookshelves

Wednesday, November 2nd: Broken Teepee

Thursday, November 3rd: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, November 4th: Write Read Life

Monday, November 7th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, November 8th: Hoser’s Blook

Wednesday, November 9th: Bibliotica

Thursday, November 10th: Back Porchervations

Friday, November 11th: Wordsmithonia

Monday, November 14th: Books ‘n Tea

Patricia Perry Donovan, author of DELIVER HER, on tour October 2016

Posted By on August 15, 2016

Deliver HerAbout Deliver Her

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing; Reprint edition (May 1, 2016)

Author Patricia Perry Donovan weaves her tale flawlessly, testing the boundaries of family and friendship.

On the night of Alex Carmody’s sixteenth birthday, she and her best friend, Cass, are victims of a terrible car accident. Alex survives; Cass doesn’t. Consumed by grief, Alex starts cutting school and partying, growing increasingly detached. The future she’d planned with her friend is now meaningless to her.

Meg Carmody is heartbroken for her daughter, even as she’s desperate to get Alex’s life back on track. The Birches, a boarding school in New Hampshire, promises to do just that, yet Alex refuses to go. But when Meg finds a bag of pills hidden in the house, she makes a fateful call to a transporter whose company specializes in shuttling troubled teens to places like The Birches, under strict supervision. Meg knows Alex will feel betrayed—as will her estranged husband, who knows nothing of Meg’s plans for their daughter.

When the transport goes wrong—and Alex goes missing—Meg must face the consequences of her decision and her deception. But the hunt for Alex reveals that Meg is not the only one keeping secrets.

“A powerful story about a mother’s efforts to save a daughter; a story about love and family and betrayal. A perfect book club book!” — Susan Breen, author of “The Fiction Class” and “Maggie Dove: A Mystery.”

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51BdMoN9MiL._UX250_About Patricia Perry Donovan

Patricia Perry Donovan is an American journalist who writes about healthcare. Her fiction has appeared at Gravel Literary, Flash Fiction Magazine, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable and in other literary journals. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives at the Jersey shore with her husband.

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Patricia Perry Donovan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, October 3rd: Caryn, The Book Whisperer

Wednesday, October 5th: Just Commonly

Friday, October 7th: Books ‘N Tea

Monday, October 10th: Building Bookshelves

Wednesday, October 12th: Books a la Mode

Friday, October 14th: Kahakai Kitchen

Monday, October 17th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Wednesday, October 19th: Wall-to-Wall Books

Thursday, October 20th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, October 24th: Bibliotica

Wednesday, October 26th: Back Porchervations

Sunday, November 6th: Writer Unboxed – guest post