Last year I reviewed a fantastic book called Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin (my review). I’m back with a book spotlight to celebrate the paperback release of Sea Escape tomorrow, June 7, 2011. Is that not a fantastic cover? I love it! It’s very much a story of mother/daughter relationships and I always love those. It’s always a testament to a good book when you can still vividly remember the story a year later. Sea Escape would be a wonderful way to pass the time while you’re lounging on that beach enjoying a nice cool drink!
About the Book (from Lynne Griffin’s website)
Acclaimed novelist and nationally recognized family expert Lynne Griffin returns with SEA ESCAPE–an emotional, beautifully imagined story inspired by the author’s personal family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters.
Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to Henry and Claire, when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in when her carefully crafted life unraveled years ago, after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for legendary love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during wartime Vietnam. Believing the beauty and sway of her father’s words have the power to heal, Laura reads the letters bedside to her mother–a woman who once spoke the language of fabric; of Peony Sky in Jade and Paradise Garden Sage–but who can’t or won’t speak to her now. As Laura delves deeper into her tangled family history, each letter revealing patchwork details of her parents’ marriage, she finds a common thread. A secret, mother and daughter unknowingly share.
About the Author (from Lynne Griffin’s website)
Lynne Griffin writes about family life. She is the author of the novels Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster, 2010) and Life Without Summer (St. Martin’s Press, 2009), and the nonfiction parenting title, Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment, (Penguin, 2007).
Lynne teaches family studies at the graduate level, and writing at Grub Street Writers in Boston. She appears regularly on Boston’s Fox Morning News talking about family life issues. Lynne writes for the blog, Family Life Stories.
I have 2 paperback copies of Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment with an email address to contact you should you win (no email, no entry).
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thank you, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Saturday, June 25/11. Good luck everyone!
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