Tuesday, July 26, 2011
In her luminous new novel, Barbara Delinsky explores every woman’s desire to abandon the endless obligations of work and marriage—and the idea that the most passionate romance can be found with the person you know best.
Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking on the phone with victims of tainted bottled water—and she is on the bottler’s side.
And it isn’t only work. It’s her sister, her friends, even her husband, Tim, with whom she doesn’t connect the way she used to. She doesn’t connect to much in her life, period, with the exception of three things—her computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch.
Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, she heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She knows this town. During her college years, she spent a watershed summer here. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here.
Thanks to Doubleday I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway. This contest is open to U.S. residents ONLY. To enter you must be a follower of my blog and say so in your comment. In your comment you MUST leave your email address, you can use (at) and (dot) in the comment, if that is not left your comment will be deleted. To obtain additional entries you can tweet about this contest, and then come back and leave an additional comment with the tweet link, you can blog about it and then come back and leave a comment with the blog link. I welcome new followers and if you get someone to follow my blog that would get you an additional entry as well. You need to let me know who you got to follow my blog. This contest will start today, Tuesday, July 26 and I will use a randomizer on Friday, August 12th to pull the winners. The winners will have 48 hours after I contact them to give me their mailing information. If I don't receive it in that time frame I will choose another winner(s).
Book Description: When his mother dies, sixteen-year-old Colin is consumed with hate for his harsh, demanding father. Looking for a true relationship with Christ and purification for his hateful heart, he journeys to the historic monastery at Glastonbury, within whose walls lies the Holy Grail. In this captivating novel centered around Glastonbury Tor (Hill), a young man seeks salvation as the Catholic Church finds itself in turmoil during the reign of Henry VIII.
My Thoughts: Not only was this a great coming of age story of young Colin, it was a great history lesson too, on how our Bible came to be, and the struggles it went through. If you have teens in your home, I'd say turn off all the electronics, and hand them this book they will be transported back to a time an place and will experience what they watch and play on their video games! Highly recommend!!!!
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