Monday Give Away: THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT
I seem to be accumulating large piles of advance review copies of books. Some of these haven’t come out yet; some are just out; and others have been out for quite some time (at least if the amount of dust is anything to go by).
Which means… I’m bringing back Monday Give Away!
And what better way to kick it off than with an amazing book by one of my favorite people: Karen White‘s The Night the Lights Went Out, which just came out last week. (You can find a list of Karen’s book tour stops here.)
Here’s the official blurb:
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems….
Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren’t helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.
Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee—something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past.
Sugar’s stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother’s seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather’s world.
In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee’s house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women….
If you like Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, you will love The Night the Lights Went Out.
The book spans two time periods: present day Atlanta mom culture and Depression era Georgia.
For a chance to win an ARC of The Night the Lights Went Out, here’s your question: which of those settings intrigues you more?
One person who comments will be chosen at random to receive my ARC of The Night the Lights Went Out. The winner will be announced on Wednesday. And if you see the book in a bookstore or the library in the meantime… snap it up!
OOH, I would love this! I really enjoy books set in my area.
So that is why I would have to say present day!
I’m always looking for a good book to read!
Both settings sound intriguing, but I’m more excited about the depression era Georgia.
Depression era Georgia… not sure why. Maybe because I could technically visit Atlanta any time?? Love Karen White’s books!
Depression era Georgia sounds interesting! I would love to read this book!
Ohhh I would love to win this!!! I can’t wait to read it!!
Just realized that I didn’t actually answer the question.. :o) got too excited this was for a giveaway and didn’t read all the way through so I’m glad I checked back! I would really enjoy reading depression era Georgia. I really enjoy history boooks and I don’t think I’ve ever read one set in that time period in that region!
I’m intrigued by Depression-era Georgia. Both of my parents were teens during that time – and had radically different experiences as one lived in a small mining city and one on a farm in rural Texas.
I love the idea of reading about the two places in time, but the depression-era side is what I’m looking forward to.
I’m really looking forward to this book!
Definately depression era GA because things always seem more mysterious from the past
Both sound intriguing but I would definitely say Depression-era Georgia more so. I love visiting other times and places.
Depression era Georgia as my late father grew up during theDepression in rural Georgia
I love Karen White’s books! Would really enjoy reading “The Night The Lights Went Out”. Thanks for the chance.
Both settings can’t wait to read it.
I’d be fascinated by Depression-era Georgia; reminds me of the film “Places in the Heart” from 1984 with Sally Field.
I am reading a lot of books from WWI era so the Depression era setting sounds more interesting to me. Thanks!
Me me, oh my gosh pick me!
I love books that span between present and past era’s. Love how authors connect the two eras with one big story . Love all of Karen White’s books since most of them do that
(Waving hands in the air) Hello 🙂
I knew nothing about this author until you collaborated with her on “The Forgotten Room.” Now I’m hooked! My TBR list grew by quite a bit with her & Beatriz Williams’ backlists.
I would love to win!
Me, me, me! I’ve read all of your novels, can’t wait for this new one.
Depression era Georgia, for sure! The book sounds so good!
I think my vote goes to Depression era Georgia. Very intriguing.
Depression era Georgia. My family is from Tennessee, so to get an idea of what that time period was like for them would be amazing.
Would love to read this! I’m excited to read this Georgia setting, but in general I will read a book set anywhere. I love ones that have visits to the seaside.
The Altanta mom culture sounds interesting… I’ve read a few WWII-era things lately, time to bring it back to present day!
I’d say the depression era sounds more interesting.
Depression era Georgia
The social worker/sociologist is intrigued by the mom culture anywhere, but deep down, it’s the history fanatic that can’t wait to hear about the Depression era Georgia.
Depression Era Georgia
Depression era! I love history!
I think the present day storyline, but I adore dual timeline stories!
I can’t wait to read her take on Atlanta mom culture!
Depression era is what I am looking forward to. I’d love to read this book.
Both sound fascinating but if I have to pick one it would be depression era Georgia.
I think Depression-era Georgia sounds a lot more evocative.
Loved ‘Big Little Lies’, so I’d *love* to get my hands on ‘The Night the Lights Went Out’! ?
The depression era has always intrigued me and the southern culture as well. What a time period to have lived thru! The strength of the women especially is awe-inspiring! Would love to read this book!
Definitely the Depression era just because it was an interesting point in history.
Depression era Georgia by a nose! 🙂
Dression era. The present day is too depressing.
Sorry depression era!
Love books that go back and forth between present and past… Love both, but I’ll pick depression era
Ooh, they both sound interesting (and about as far from modern day, rural eastern Oregon as you can get) but maybe Depression Era Georgia.
Depression era. History is always more exciting!
Definitely Depression era Georgia. Much more interesting than present day Atlanta mom culture!
Definitely Depression era Georgia too!!!
Depression era Georgia sounds intriguing. I am woefully ignorant about the South. I spend souch time reading about far away places and very little within the US.
Since history is my thing I would have to say depression era Georgia.
Depression era Georgia.
I love Karen White’s book. Finishing the Tradd Street series now. I am more intrigued by the Depression era as my mom was born then and my grandparents lived through it. As a fifth grade math and US history teacher, I love the stories set in the past. I really love books set in the past and present like you, Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Kate Morton write. Hope to win this.
Depression era interests me more. I am a fan of Karen White.
The Depression era, for sure.
i love historical time periods. I choose depression era. My mother was a young woman then and I have always wanted to write her story.
I love your books. i love historical time periods. I choose depression era. My mother was a young woman then and I have always wanted to write her story. I have started reading an electronic loan but would love a hard copy.
I love books that are set in present day and then take you back in time. You can travel back in time and still find secrets in the past.
Depression era Georgia