Good morning everyone. My apologies to the author for first not having a book review ready for today and secondly for getting this post out late as well. My dad went into the hospital by emergency on Sunday with his heart and they’ve got him stable now but are waiting on some tests of a biopsy they did so things are up in the air here right now. For those of you that pray I’d appreciate any and all prayers for him. Those of you who regularly read this blog know how important my papa is to me. I’ll just have book spotlights for you all this week.
Now for The Things I Do For You by Mary Carter which I was so looking forward to reading. I just can’t seem to concentrate on a book at all. I wish I could since I’m sure it would help to get away in the pages of a book for a while. Mary is touring with Pump Up Your Book and the book is already getting some fantastic reviews. This book is about marriage, the things you do or compromise for in a marriage and most importantly the power of love. I am really looking forward to reading it when I can get back to my reading. For now I’m going to tell you about the book and in place of the review I was to have I’m going to share my copy in a giveaway that’s open to everyone.
About The Things I Do For You
What happens to a marriage when a husband buys a lighthouse behind his wife’s back?
Bailey Jordan has loved her husband, Brad, since they were ten years old. She’s followed him on every adventure–opening a sweater store in Seattle, a café in Colorado, a surf shop in Santa Monica. Each time, she’s picked up the pieces when things fell apart. But now, it’s her turn. Bailey has a successful real estate career in Manhattan, and she’s eager to start a family–until a car crash leaves Brad in a coma and changes their lives forever.
Awakening after his near-death experience, Brad has a new mission. He buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River, planning to turn it into a B&B. Grateful to have Brad alive, Bailey tries to make his dream her own. The lighthouse is beautiful, but the challenges–renovating, bringing in supplies by boat, navigating the locals and guests–are enormous. And then Bailey discovers a secret in Brad’s past that compels her to question her husband, her marriage, and how far she’ll go to keep them both. . .
Thoughtful and moving, The Things I Do for You exhibits a rare understanding of the joys, compromises, and small rebellions that lie at the heart of every marriage, and of the resilience and surprising power of love.
Follow along on Mary’s tour with Pump Up Your Book!
About Mary Carter
Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist. The Things I Do For You, is her sixth novel. Her fifth novel, The Pub Across the Pond, was July’s pick of the month with Barnes and Noble online book club, and is also available as an audiobook through Blackstone Audio. Her other works include: My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She’ll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged. In addition to her novels she has written three novellas: A Very Maui Christmas in the New York Times best selling anthology Holiday Magic, The Honeymoon House in the New York Times best selling anthology Almost Home, and A Kiss Before Midnight (in an anthology collection headlined by Janet Daily) which will be out in the Spring of 2013. Mary is also excited to announce that she has started, The Writers’ Den, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where she will be teaching the exact writing course that helped her write and publish her first novel. Aspiring writers in the New York City area can go to www.themanhattanwritersden for more information.
Readers can visit Mary at www.marycarterbooks.com.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (Open Int’l)
I have one paperback copy of The Things I Do For You by Mary Carter to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you do just let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway.
This giveaway is open internationally! I will draw for the winner on Saturday, Sept 8/12. Good luck everyone!