Kathleen McCleary, author of Leaving Haven, on tour October 2013

Posted By on August 20, 2013

Leaving HavenAbout Leaving Haven

• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 1, 2013)

Getting what you want is just the beginning. Now you have to discover what you truly need. . . .

Georgia Bing and Alice Kinnaird have always been there for each other. Eager to help her best friend have another baby after several miscarriages, Alice donates one of her eggs. When Georgia learns she’s going to have the baby boy she’s always wanted, she’s thrilled—until a devastating discovery destroys her dreams.

While Alice is happy to help her friend get pregnant, she also feels a twinge of disappointment that her own life is missing something . . . something she desperately craves. On the surface, Alice has everything—a busy social life, a great job, a faithful husband, an amazing teenage daughter. But her well-ordered world is knocked off its axis when she’s tempted by a forbidden passion that threatens the bonds of friendship, marriage, and motherhood that sustain her.

As the safety of their past is shattered, Georgia and Alice must embark on journeys of self-discovery—odysseys filled with surprising challenges that will test them and force them to confront the truth about their lives . . . and the choices they’ve made.

Kathleen McClearyAbout Kathleen McCleary

Kathleen McCleary is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostLadies’ Home JournalMore, and Good Housekeeping. Her second novel, A Simple Thing (2012), was recently nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Awards. She has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University and now teaches with Writopia Labs. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two daughters.

Find out more about Kathleen at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Kathleen’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 1st: Sweet Southern Home

Wednesday, October 2nd: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Thursday, October 3rd: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, October 7th: Book-alicious Mama

Tuesday, October 8th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Wednesday, October 9th: BookNAround

Monday, October 14th: bookchickdi

Wednesday, October 16th:  A Novel Review

Tuesday, October 22nd: Reading Lark

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