Sunday, September 1, 2013

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Broadway Books

From Goodreads:

"Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her.  Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically.  Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she’ll make Leona’s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town’s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community."
Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content   
Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of two previous novels,  is a Goodread's author and can be found here.

This book sounded so interesting, I was thrilled when Broadway books authorized a giveaway to one lucky winner from the US. Just leave a comment to be entered. Last chance to enter is 11:59 p.m. on  September 10th, 2013.

Good luck!


  1. I've heard such good things about this book - thank you for having this giveaway!


  2. Hi Kaye...nice to see you post. I hope you've been well. I do have a eGalley of this book --sounds good.

  3. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Very interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. this feature interests me greatly. many thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Thank you for this giveaway. I think it should be an book to share with others because of the people who didn't think she should make the funeral dress.


  6. Kaye, nice to see you posting again. Thanks for the chance to win the book. Now that I'm retired, I'm reading LOTS! sdryburgh at Hotmail dot com

  7. Hi! I am so glad to see that you have this book as a giveaway. I love this author's books! :)

  8. This is the first I have heard of this book. I want to see how the community comes together.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  9. It's nice to see you posted again. We miss you, but sometimes we have to step back and smell the roses. The books does sound interesting, thanks for the chance to win yet another book.


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