The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Jul01

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan’s novel, The Royal We, is sheer delight from start to finish.  As an American who lived in England for several formative adolescent years (ages 12-16), an unabashed Royal-watcher, and a longtime fan of the authors’ site, Go Fug Yourself, I anticipated this book for many reasons.  The Royal We did not disappoint. The story opens with a brief, suspense-setting moment as Bex, the American who is set to...

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Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Jun17

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

I’ve always wanted to go to wine country but have yet to plan the trip or save enough dollars to go. However, I did find another way to experience it! Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, released June 2, gave me a little taste of Sonoma, California with this vibrant yet well-balanced story. Georgia Ford, the youngest of three siblings and a corporate lawyer in Southern California, runs home to her family’s vineyard in Sonoma County...

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Etched on Me by Jenn Crowell
Aug13

Etched on Me by Jenn Crowell

  ETCHED ON ME by Jenn Crowell   I have to admit, I picked this book up on a whim while hovering around the pharmacy of my local grocery store. The simplicity of the stark white phoenix against the muted greens of the cover drew me in. The blurbs sealed the deal. Things like: “…The world would be a better place if everyone read this book.” And “There is not one false note in this stark, frightening, and tender story.” ETCHED...

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Expecting by Ann Lewis Hamilton, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Jul09

Expecting by Ann Lewis Hamilton, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Ann Lewis Hamilton, author of the novel EXPECTING. Thanks to Ann and her publisher, Sourcebooks, we have a copy of EXPECTING to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Ann, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!     Author Ann Lewis Hamilton, on one of...

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The GNB July 4 Book Giveaway
Jul02

The GNB July 4 Book Giveaway

  This week at GreatNewBooks.org, we have a special July 4 Holiday week giveaway! The GNB July 4 Book Giveaway The Books:   GRAND CENTRAL: Original Stories of Postwar Love & Reunion A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform… A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother… A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in...

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The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
May28

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Sally Koslow, author of the novel THE WIDOW WALTZ. Thanks to Sally and her publisher, Viking, we have a copy of THE WIDOW WALTZ to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Sally, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!     Author Sally Koslow, on one of...

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Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
May07

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Beth Kendrick, author of the novel CURE FOR THE COMMON BREAKUP. Thanks to Robin and her publisher, NAL / Penguin, we have a copy of CURE FOR THE COMMON BREAKUP to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Beth, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Beth...

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The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Mar12

The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Lucinda Riley, author of the novel, THE MIDNIGHT ROSE. Thanks to Lucinda and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, we have one copy of THE MIDNIGHT ROSE to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Lucinda, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Lucinda...

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The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Dec18

The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Kristina McMorris, author of the novel, THE PIECES WE KEEP. Thanks to Kristina and her publisher, Kensington, we have one copy of THE PIECES WE KEEP to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Kristina, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Kristina...

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Meadowlark by Dawn Wink, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Nov27

Meadowlark by Dawn Wink, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Dawn Wink, author of the novel, MEADOWLARK. Thanks to Dawn and her publisher, Pronghorn Press, we have one personalized, autographed copy of MEADOWLARK to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Dawn, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Dawn Wink, on...

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Lake Como by Anita Hughes, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Nov06

Lake Como by Anita Hughes, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Anita Hughes, author of the novels, MONARCH BEACH, MARKET STREET, and LAKE COMO. Thanks to Anita and her publisher, St. Martin’s Griffin, we have one copy of each of Anita’s books to give away to three lucky commenters (one book per winning commenter) at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Anita, for joining us at Great New Books and...

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The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Oct23

The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Dianne Dixon, author of THE BOOK OF SOMEDAY. Thanks to Dianne and her publisher, Sourcebooks, we have one copy of The Book of Someday to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Dianne, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Dianne Dixon, on one of her...

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Where’d You Go Bernadette, Sarah Jio, and a Giveaway of The Last Camellia
Jun19

Where’d You Go Bernadette, Sarah Jio, and a Giveaway of The Last Camellia

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Sarah Jio, author of the new novel, THE LAST CAMELLIA.  Thanks to Sarah and her publisher, Penguin / Plume, we have a copy of The Last Camellia to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Sarah, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today! Author, Sarah Jio, on one of...

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The Life List, Amy Sue Nathan, and a Giveaway
May22

The Life List, Amy Sue Nathan, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Amy Sue Nathan, author of the new novel, THE GLASS WIVES. Thanks to Amy and her publisher, St. Martin’s Griffin, we have a copy of The Glass Wives to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Amy, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today! Author, Amy Sue Nathan, on...

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Melanie Benjamin, The Uncommon Reader, and The Aviator’s Wife Giveaway
Feb06

Melanie Benjamin, The Uncommon Reader, and The Aviator’s Wife Giveaway

  Today, at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting our first guest contributor, Melanie Benjamin, author of the new historical novel, THE AVIATOR’S WIFE. Thanks to Melanie’s publisher, Delacorte / Random House, we have 3 copies of THE AVIATOR’S WIFE to give away (see below). Thank you, Melanie, for joining us at Great New Books today! Melanie Benjamin, on one of her recent favorite books: “This...

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