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WHAT SIMON DIDN’T SAY - 10/3 - 10/10
BEDSIDE MANNERS - 10/14 - 10/21
SEVEN DAYS OF US - 10/18 - 11/25
CHRISTMAS AT LIBERTY’S - 11/14 - 11/21
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My Book Beginnings is taken from THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way:
"At first I mistook the severed head for something else. It wasn't until I was very close that I realized it was Lucy's. To begin with, I thought the splash of yellow against the white of my pillow was a discarded sock, a balled-up handkerchief perhaps."
All information in this post is courtesy of Danielle Keir of Berkley|Penguin Random House.
Celebrating Kerri Maher's Debut Novel:
THE KENNEDY DEBUTANTE
with a SPOTLIGHT and GIVEAWAY
September 25, 2018 ************
Kennedy family—dubbed America’s “royal family”—have been a
long-cherished pop-culture obsession for as long as most of us can
When we think of the Kennedys we think
of politics and power, the infamous “Kennedy curse,” and a family that
exemplifies the American Dream.
“American royalty takes British aristocracy by storm in
The Kennedy Debutante, starring JFK’s vivacious sister Kathleen
‘Kick’ Kennedy who arrives in London on the brink of war…Kerri Maher’s
debut stars a debutante to root for in this moving coming-of-age tale.”—Kate Quinn,
New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
“An outstanding deep dive into a fascinating person and time. For fans of
The Crown, the riveting story of a headstrong American girl captivated by a dashing British aristocrat. I’m blown away.”—Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of
“Maher beautifully mixes the red-blooded American iconography of the Kennedys with the delicious and
Downton Abbey-esque grandeur of Britain’s upper crusts…her story will make your heart lurch in the best possible ways.”—Allison Pataki,
New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress
About The Book:
London, 1938. The
effervescent "It girl" of London society since her father was named
the ambassador, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy moves in rarified circles,
rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the 20th century's most
powerful figures. Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother,
Rose, the antics of her older brothers, Jack and Joe,
and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary, Kick is ready to
strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy
Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire. But their love is forbidden, as Kick's
devout Catholic family and Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never
approve their match. When war breaks like a tidal wave across her world,
Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys
are forced to return to the States. Kick gets work as a journalist and
joins the Red Cross to get back to England, where she will have to
decide where her true loyalties lie—with family or with love.
About the Author:
"Photo Credit: Peter Su"
Kerri Maher is also the author of This Is Not A Writing Manual: Notes for the Young
Writer in the Real World under the name Kerri Majors. She holds an
MFA from Columbia University and founded YARN, an award-winning literary
journal of short-form YA writing.
For many years a professor of
writing, she now writes full time and lives with
her daughter in Massachusetts where apple picking and long walks in the
woods are especially fine.
I am partnering with Danielle Keir of Berkley|Penguin Random House for this giveaway: