I am really pleased to welcome Cathy Holton to the blog today! I’ve been a fan of Cathy’s since reading first Beach Trip (my review) and later Summer in the South (my review) and loving them both. She is a fantastic story teller and she’s back today with her newest novel The Sisters Montclair which released on June 11. I’ve got a copy in hand and can’t wait to lose myself in its pages which I could really use right now. I’ll let you all know my thoughts just as soon as I finish it. For now, I’m going to tell you about the book, the author, and offer up a great giveaway for a couple of signed copies!
About The Sisters Montclair (from Amazon.com)
The last thing twenty-one-year-old Stella Nightingale wants is a job as a caregiver for wealthy Alice Montclair Whittington. Alice, a ninety-four-year-old Southern grande dame with a dry sense of humor and a wicked tongue, has already run off a long line of caregivers. But Stella, a former runaway from a broken home who’s only recently begun to put her life back together, is desperate for work. And she figures she can handle Alice.
But strange things are happening at Alice’s rambling mountaintop estate. As an unlikely friendship develops between the two women, Alice, whose memory comes and goes, begins to reveal long-ago tales of her illustrious past, tales that pose more questions than they answer. Who is her mysterious sister, Laura? Why won’t Alice and her sister, Adeline, ever speak of her? And why are the other caregivers afraid to go down in the basement?
As Stella tries to separate fact from fiction in Alice’s life, she struggles to overcome her own devastating family secret, compelled by a deepening friendship that will change the lives of both women forever.
About Cathy Holton (from Cathy’s website)
The daughter of a college professor and an artist, Cathy Holton grew up in college towns in the American South and Midwest. After studying Creative Writing at Michigan State University, she worked as a dude ranch hand, a university seminar coordinator, a paralegal, and an assistant in a fire investigation firm.
She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, three highly-intelligent children, and a rescue dog named Yoshi. She is the author of Summer in the South, Beach Trip, Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes, and Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes, all published through Random House/Ballantine Books.
She recently completed her fifth novel, The Sisters Montclair, about a nineteen-year-old runaway who takes a job as a caregiver for a ninety-four-year-old Southern grande dame, a woman haunted by her own past. Think Girl, Interrupted meets Driving Miss Daisy. With a twist.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have 2 signed copies of The Sisters Montclair by Cathy Holton 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 already do 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 to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Saturday, August 18/12. Good luck!