Do you have a book club? Do you know someone who does?
My wonderful publisher is giving away eight (8!) copies each of The Summer Country to three book clubs– plus an author Skype-in!
Here are the official contest rules:
We’re giving three lucky book clubs the chance to each win eight copies of The Summer Country by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig, as well as a Skype with Lauren to discuss the book!
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 inheritance: 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 lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.
A brilliant, multi-generational saga in the tradition of The Thorn Birds and North and South, The Summer Country will beguile readers with its rendering of families, heartbreak, and the endurance of hope against all odds.
Enter for your chance to win! Skypes must occur between June 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019.
This sweepstakes ends April 30, 2019, at 12 p.m. (ET).
To go to the contest site, just click here!
And it gets even better! My publisher and I have put together a special book club packet, with maps, pictures, recipes, links, “hidden history”, and other fun stuff. I’ll have more on that soon, but isn’t the first page pretty?
Pencil in The Summer Country for your book club now!
The Summer Country is available for pre-order at Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and wherever else books are sold. Or pre-order from FoxTale Book Shoppe and get a special bonus bookmark with palm tree charm!