Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Giveaway and Spotlight of The BookShop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

A great summer read about finding yourself and returning home.”—Popsugar

All information in this post is courtesy of the publisher.
This August Patti Callahan Henry delivers her best story yet with THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; July 11, 2017; $16)—a powerful exploration of the lives of two women who return to their shared childhood summer home where one desperately seeks closure after a great tragedy, while the other hopes to flee one.

Inspired by her own memories of childhood family vacations, Henry captivates readers with what Kirkus calls “a quiet, atmospheric look at friendship, forgiveness, and second chances.” 
A perfect read for fans of Mary Alice Monroe, Dorthea Benton Frank, and all lovers of Southern women’s fiction, THE BOOKSHOP AT WATERS END is full of genuine interactions between characters and unexpected turns of events that will leave readers meditating on the unpredictable paths life takes us.
About the Book

Unsatisfied with her life, Dr. Bonny Blankenship has been preparing a fresh start for some time. But after a tragic mistake in the emergency room, her meticulously laid plans abruptly fall apart. Seeking escape and solace, Bonny flees to Water’s End, the seaside town where she and her childhood best friend Lainey McKay spent three blissful summers camped out in the local bookshop. Now with her troubled teenage daughter in tow, Bonny is desperate to save them both from the looming uncertainty of their futures.

Lainey has found great happiness through marriage, motherhood and a passionate career as a successful artist. However, a darkness from her past haunts her—something that has followed her ever since one fateful summer night in Water’s End. But when her best friend Bonny enlists her support in a moment of great need, Lainey feels compelled to return to the small town for the first time in decades. What she does not predict is that their favorite old bookstore could hold an important link to her past—as well as some long-needed closure.
About the Author

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Idea of Love, The Stories We Tell, And Then I Found You, Coming Up for Air, The Perfect Love Song, Driftwood Summer, The Art of Keeping Secrets, Between the Tides, When Light Breaks, Where the River Runs and Losing the Moon

Short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated multiple times for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Fiction, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs and women’s groups.

The giveaway copy is “Courtesy of Penguin Random House.”

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  1. Elizabeth, thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway. I will add it to my blog's sidebar. The book sounds wonderful!

  2. This sounds so lovely! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

    1. I just finished was very good.

      Thanks for stopping, Erica.