Remember my 5 STAR review of this novel a few weeks ago? I’ll wait while you go check it out………..
Great! Now that you know how much I loved the book, you are even MORE excited about this chance to win a copy of the book and a matching tote bag! This title is also a July selection for the BookSparks #SRC2017 Reading Challenge, which is a HUGE honor for a debut author.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Eden is one woman’s story, echoing four women’s’ stories, and is, at the same time, all women’s story. It creates a collage of female experience around the drama of introducing Becca’s long lost daughter and her impending financial despair. Determined to write the type of book I enjoy reading, my novel weaves together multiple points of view and chronologies. I hope you love it.” – Jeanne
“..a beautifully written masterpiece that takes you on a historical journey….” —BOSTON HERALD
“A stirring historical novel perfect for women’s fiction fans.” —BOOKLIST
“If you enjoy reading family sagas that cover real history and life, this is a must-read for you.” — READER’S FAVORITE
“This beautifully written family saga firmly establishes Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg as a rising writer to watch – and it will likely have you liking your family a whole lot more this summer.” — REDBOOK
“Blasberg’s evocative prose captures the place and atmosphere…. An engrossing, character-driven family saga.” –KIRKUS
“This debut novel rings with lively dialogue that vivifies the rarified ethos of a family across generations.” — The Improper Bostonian
Becca Meister Fitzpatrick, wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community, is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. While coming to terms with what is likely to be her last season in Long Harbor, she decides to introduce the child she gave up for adoption fifty years prior to the family. Inspired by her granddaughter’s acceptance in the face of impending single-motherhood, Becca summons the courage to reveal the secret she’d been forced to bury. The question is how her daughter, Rachel, will react. They’d always had a strained relationship, made rockier when Rachel came home from college with an unplanned pregnancy of her own.
Eden is the account of the days leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret, and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, interwoven with the century old history of Becca’s family, of her parents’ beginnings and ascent into affluence, and of her mother’s own secret struggles in the grand home her father named “Eden”.
Chick Lit Cafe says EDEN is splendid, majestic, and engaging.
The Loud Library Lady calls EDEN “a love story to a family property and the beach community it inhabits….”
Stacey (aka Prose and Palate), a southern book blogger and reviewer who has become one of my bookstagram BFFs, and I are partnering with the author on this giveaway, and we are so excited to share this title that we both adored so much. We both gave it 5 glowing stars and are sharing our love for it far and wide so this debut author and her wonderful book get into more hands.
Now, the entire giveaway is happening on Instagram, because 1) that’s where Stacey and I met and spend the majority of our book reviewing time, and 2) because it’s how Jeanne Blasberg first found me to reach out to me about this book! Stacey and I love our bookstagram friends and want them all to get a chance at reading this book for FREE! If you aren’t on Instagram yet, I really do insist that you start an account – my reading life has grown by leaps and bounds from the recommendations I have gotten and connections I have made there.
HOW TO ENTER:
I have made things VERY easy for you by including a link to my giveaway post below – all you need to do is follow these 3 accounts below on Instagram and comment on my post tagging 2 friends! You get an extra entry by commenting on Stacey’s post as well! I have included that right below mine to make it even EASIER! The contest runs through Friday, June 2nd, and is open to US addresses only.
Accounts to follow:
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⭐️ GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED ⭐️ @prose_and_palate and I are extremely excited to be partnering up with @jeanneblasbergauthor for this amazing giveaway of her debut novel, Eden, and an Eden tote bag (swipe ⬅️ to see!) • This gorgeously written book set in the beach community of Long Harbor tells the story of four generations of women "all forced to make difficult choices as mothers – first in the face of strict societal norms, and ultimately within the expectations of a family trying to live up to the promise of a place called Eden" (Katherine Sherbrooke). This was a 5 star read for both of us and we are so excited to share it with you. This book is also part of @booksparks #SRC2017 reading challange for the month of July, so that is an extra perk! (they are not affiliated with this giveaway). •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•* To enter, please do the following (US ONLY) • 1) Follow @jeanneblasbergauthor @theloudlibrarylady and @prose_and_palate (yes, all 3!) 2) like this post 3) Comment below and tag two reading buddies. ***for an extra entry, also like and comment and tag on the giveaway post on the @prose_and_palate account too! •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•* The giveaway will run through Friday, June 2. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram.
Have I convinced you yet? Even if you don’t enter the giveaway, make sure you grab this one from your local library or bookstore!
DISCLAIMER: The author provided me with a finished copy of this book for review purposes, and I reached out to her asking if she wanted to work with us on a giveaway. I have not been compensated in any way for any of my posts or reviews related to this book – I just believe firmly in spreading the word about books and authors I love.