August Adventures!

Happy August, all!

In honor of the last month of summer, I’ve banded together with nine other authors to bring you ten days of August adventures. For the next two weeks, we’ll be putting up daily “adventure” posts, along with a chance to win each of our books, as well as a grand prize of all ten books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

Today’s Adventure: Let it be Me, by Kate Noble

You may enter today’s contest by going to Kate’s Facebook page and liking it. Find links to all the authors below– follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.

Here’s Kate:

Everyone needs the chance to be new, at one time or other. The chance to experience different sights and sounds, the ability to be open to learning new things and new ways of being. To let go of a (slightly) disastrous past and face the world with a fresh perspective.

That’s how Bridget Forrester feels, in Let it be Me, when she takes advantage of a tree falling on her house to persuade her family to go to Venice for the season. She needs a fresh start – last season was abysmal, living in her sister’s shadow. In Venice, she can be someone different, someone mysterious – and she’s been invited to study piano with the renowned composer Vincenzo Carpenini. It will be the grandest adventure of Bridget’s life.

The only problem is, when she arrives, Carpenini has never heard of her. But his friend, theater-owner Oliver Merrick has. He’s been writing letters on Carpenini’s behalf, and the minute he sees Bridget’s green, trusting eyes, he knows he’s only invited trouble to Venice.

But when Carpenini and Oliver get Bridget involved in a wager, she is thrust into the glittering and dangerous world of Venice’s musical elite, and she must work harder than she has ever worked in her life. She must transform herself from an amateur into a master pianist. But as difficult as it is, with Oliver at her side, it is something magical.

It becomes the grandest adventure of Bridget’s life.

Ready to join Bridget in Venice? Remember to like Kate Noble’s Facebook page, and you’ll be entered to win Let it be Me and the other nine stories.

Keep up with the latest adventures and get more chances to win through any of the authors:

Alison Atlee, The Typewriter Girl (Facebook) (Website)

Jessica Brockmole, Letters from Skye (Facebook) (Website)

T.J. Brown, Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening (Facebook) (Website)

Sarah Jio, The Last Camellia (Facebook) (Website)

Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird (Facebook) (Website)

Katherine Keenum, Where the Light Falls (Website)

Stephanie Lehmann, Astor Place Vintage (Facebook) (Website)

Kate Noble, Let it be Me (Facebook) (Website)

Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass (Facebook) (Website)

Lauren Willig, The Ashford Affair (Facebook) (Website)

The adventures continue tomorrow with my own Ashford Affair….


  1. Céline on August 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read Letters from Skye and The Firebird for some time now!

  2. Nicole Laverdure on August 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Some books are appealing to me such as “Let it be Me”, “The Last Camellia” and “The Ashford Affair”.
    They seem like 3 wonderful summer reads!

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