Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway of You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley

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With a USA Giveaway!!

Information in this post is courtesy of Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House.
YOU WERE THERE TOO examines the roles of fate and free will, as well as the mysterious nature of our dreams, in her latest thought-provoking novel, YOU WERE THERE TOO (Berkley Trade Paperback; January 7, 2020).  

Oakley’s latest is a novel that has everything: a compelling romantic thread, an eerie mystery component, and an intriguing, thought-provoking premise – what if our dreams were trying to tell us something? And if we thought we understood the message, would we listen and take action, even if that means changing the most important aspects of our lives?

Perfect for fans of The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo and the works of JoJo Moyes, YOU WERE THERE TOO is a love story about marriage that illuminates both the joyous and heartbreaking realities of “happily ever after” – and if fate brings us together for a reason.

“You Were There Too is a surprising and incredibly satisfying story of chance and fate. From the book's enticing first pages to its startling and electrifying conclusion, Colleen Oakley knocks it out of the park.”—New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid
"You Were There Too is a rare gem of a novel.  Colleen Oakley checks all the boxes with this one:  exquisite, careful writing, beautifully drawn three-dimensional characters, and a twisty plot that defies premonition. This is a book about connections, and discovering that why we are connected to each other is a lot less important than the fact that we are.   I couldn't wait to find out what happened next, while at the same time hated for this lovely book to end.  This is the kind of book we all long for, one to read and savor, and then read again."—New York Times bestselling author Karen White
“I have been a fan of Oakley since her debut novel, but with this book, she has risen to a new level. You Were There Too took me through the gamut of emotions —confusion, anticipation, grief, hope. Oakley’s writing is taut, fresh and doesn’t waste a single word. I devoured this novel in three sittings but I will be thinking about it for much, much longer. A slam dunk bestseller for sure.”—Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law
“Hypnotically beautiful, You Were There Too delves into the chasm between the life we have and the life we imagine for ourselves. Unique, lyrical and thoughtful.” —New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins
“A beautifully woven story of love, grief, and the power we do and don’t have to choose our fate, You Were There Too brought me to tears. I read it in one long gulp and didn’t want it to end.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo

Mia has a seemingly perfect life: she married a wonderful man and they are happily settling in as newcomers in a small, quaint town where everyone knows everybody else. The only thing missing from their picture-perfect existence together is children, a dream they once shared but which seems to be slipping further away.
Mia has other dreams too: all-too-real dreams about a stranger she’s never met, a recurring figure she shrugs off as an inconsequential function of her subconscious. But when she meets the exact man she’s been dreaming about in real life, she is convinced she might be crazy. Until this mystery man reveals that he’s seen her in his non-waking hours, too.

What begins as a frightening coincidence becomes a quest: Mia and this man embark on a fact-finding mission about the nature of dreams, discover moments where they might have met in the past but didn’t, and Mia begins to question every decision she’s ever made—including whether she and her husband are, as they say, “meant to be.”

Colleen Oakley is the author of two previous novels, Close Enough to Touchand Before I Go, which were named best books by People, Us Weekly, Library Journal and Real Simple, and both were long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize.
Oakley is also the former senior editor of Marie Claire and editor in chief of Women's Health & Fitness. Her articles, essays and interviews have been featured in the New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal, Marie Claire, Women's Health, Redbook, Parade and Martha Stewart Weddings. She lives in Georgia with her husband, four kids and the world's biggest lapdog.





I am partnering with Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House for this giveaway:

January 8 - 15
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