Sunday, May 15, 2011
Giveaway: The Beach Trees by Karen White
From the publisher: Karen White’s moving new novel, THE BEACH TREES (NAL; May 2011; Trade Paperback Original; $15; ISBN: 978-0-451-23307-3) is just in time for summer reading! In it, White (the national bestselling author of On Folly Beach and the award-winning author of thirteen previous books) weaves together themes of Southern culture, the powerful bond of family, and the courage to rebuild in the face of destruction in order to create an incredibly moving story her fans are sure to love.
In the aftermath of tragedy, life goes on—painful and forever altered, but ripe with new beginnings. For Julie Holt, travelling to the beautiful but ravaged coast of Biloxi , Mississippi , is a journey into a secret past and a life she never expected. Julie first knew loss at the age of twelve when her sister disappeared. As her once close-knit family grew apart, Julie’s mother obsessively searched for the girl and when her mother died, Julie took up the search, never letting go of the hope.
Then at an art exhibition in New York she meets Monica—a struggling artist and single mother who reminds Julie so much of her sister that she can’t help feeling drawn to her. Monica paints a vivid picture of her family, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. But Monica has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life. When Monica dies, Julie inherits from her an antique portrait as well as custody of her young son, Beau. Taking him back to Biloxi and New Orleans to see the family he has never met, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a family history she never knew.
Sounds exciting, doesn't it? To celebrate this month's release of The Beach Trees by Karen White, Penguin is generously allowing me to hold a giveaway for two (2) copies of the book. US & Canada only. Deadline to enter is May 26th at 5 PM (est).
To enter: tell me why this books sounds appealing to you. Be sure to include an e mail address in your comment.