Remember, remember the 5th of November….
Happy November, all! I’m not quite sure how we got here, but Halloween is over, Guy Fawkes is once again going up in smoke, and Team W is about to go on the road again! Beatriz, Karen, and I will be making an appearance at the Milton Literary Festival this Saturday (11/10) and then huddling up in our top secret bat cave to plot the third Team W book, which will be coming your way in January 2020.
To celebrate Team W Book Trois, today’s Monday Give Away is… a shiny, hardcover copy of The Glass Ocean!
Here’s the official blurb:
From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.
Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .
Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter’s marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she can’t quite put a finger on. She’s hoping a trip to London in Lusitania’s lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect—but she can’t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . .
Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that’s her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She’s really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she’s had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they’ll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there’s something about this job that isn’t as it seems. . . .
As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
The Glass Ocean harkens back to the glamorous days of ocean liner travel. For a chance to win a shiny, new copy of The Glass Ocean, here’s your question:
If you could travel by any conveyance, what would it be? (Personally, I’m voting for palanquin here….)
The winner will be announced on Wednesday. And, while I have your attention, two quick housekeeping updates:
I’ll be going through and adding discussion question for all the books in that same spot beneath the synopsis on the individual book pages in the near future. In the meantime, for the stand alone novels, you can find extras and bibliographies on the book pages beneath the synopsis. For the Pink books, to find extras, just go to the Pink Zone home page. (If you all think it would be easier, I can also add those in on the book pages.)
— I’ve received a lot of requests for a printable book list. There is one, I promise! You can find it in the Media Room or in the FAQ section. I’ll be keeping an eye open for a more visible place to add it, so if you can think of a spot, just let me know!
Is there anything else you couldn’t find or think needs to be added to the website? Just let me know!