New York Times Bestselling Author

THE SUMMER COUNTRY Goodreads Give Away!

Thanks to my very generous publisher, there are one hundred shiny advance copies of my upcoming book, The Summer Country, up for grabs on Goodreads!

To enter, just head over to Goodreads.

Here’s the official description:

The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados.

Barbados, 1854.  Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan—merely a vicar’s daughter, and a reform-minded vicar’s daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheiritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados—a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned.

When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts.

Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins?  Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past– a tangled history of deceit, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.

A brilliant multigenerational saga in the tradition of The Thorn Birds and North and South, The Summer Country will beguile readers with its rendering of family, tragedy, and the endurance of hope against all odds.

Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network, says, “Tense, atmospheric, and gorgeously written, THE SUMMER COUNTRY is a novel to savor!”

Jamie Brenner, author of Drawing Home writes, “I’ve been waiting for a book like this to come along: an epic family saga simmering with secrets, gorgeously told…. It’s a story to be savored, a book you will keep on your shelf to read again and again. THE SUMMER COUNTRY is a masterpiece.”

I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Summer Country!

The give away ends on March 25th.  Good luck– and happy reading!

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