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Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer in the South by Cathy Holton - Giveaway!

Title: Summer in the South
Author: Cathy Holton
Publisher: Ballantine

Synopsis: After a personal tragedy, Chicago writer Ava Dabrowski quits her job to spend the summer in Woodburn, Tennessee, at the invitation of her old college friend Will Fraser and his two great-aunts, Josephine and Fanny Woodburn.  Her charming hosts offer Ava a chance to relax at their idyllic ancestral estate, Woodburn Hall, while working on her first novel.

But Woodburn is anything but quiet: Ancient feuds lurk just beneath its placid surface, and modern-day rivalries emerge as Ava finds herself caught between the competing attentions of Will and his black-sheep cousin Jake.  Fascinated by the family's impressive history -- their imposing house filled with treasures, and their mingling with literary lions Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner -- Ava stumbles onto rumors about the darker side of the Woodburns' lore.  Putting aside her planned novel, she turns her creative attentions to the eccentric and tragic clan, a family with more skeletons (and ghosts) in their closets than anyone could possibly imagine.  As Ava struggles to write the true story of the Woodburns, she finds herself tangled in the tragic history of a mysterious Southern family show secrets mirror her own.

Read my review of Summer in the South

Special thanks to Cathy Holton for providing a copy of Summer in the South for this giveaway.  Please fill out the form below - MUST LEAVE LINKS for entry to count.  Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only.  This giveaway will end Sept 10, Midnight CST.

1 comment:

Jen B. said...

I have been expanding my reading choices for a while. I think this is a book that qualifies as outside my normal reading choices. Thanks for the giveaway.


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