Monday, October 24, 2016

Giveaway - Lovers and Newcomers - Rosie Thomas

Lovers and Newcomers by Rosie Thomas releases on November 1/16 - and I have three copies to giveaway to three lucky readers!

What's it about? From the publisher, Overlook Press:

"By the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl, the mesmerizing novel of old friends reunited...and torn apart once again

Rosie Thomas, beloved by readers for her brilliantly realized characters and twisting, page-turning plots, turns her "sharp nib" (Washington Post Book World) to a group of older friends in this evocative story of camaraderie and its challenges.

Miranda Meadowe decides a lonely widowhood in her crumbling country house is not for her. Reviving a university dream, she invites five of her oldest friends to come and join her to live, and to stave off the prospect of old age. All have their own reasons for accepting.

To begin with, the omens are good. They laugh, dance, drink and behave badly, as they cling to the heritage they thought was theirs for ever: power, health, stability. They are the baby boomers; the world is theirs to change.

But as old attractions resurface alongside new tensions, they discover that the clock can’t be put back. When building work reveals an Iron Age burial site of a tribal queen, the outside world descends on their idyllic retreat, and the isolation of the group is breached. The past is revealed – and the future that beckons is very different from the one they imagined." Read an excerpt of Lovers and Newcomers.

"Rosie Thomas is the author of numerous critically acclaimed, bestselling novels. She has won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award twice, for her novels Iris and Ruby and Sunrise. Born in a small village in northern Wales, Thomas discovered a love of traveling and mountaineering when her children were grown. In the years since, she has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, trekked in the footsteps of Shackleton on South Georgia Island, and spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica. To research The Kashmir Shawl, she traveled to Ladakh and Kashmir." You can connect with Rosie on Facebook as well as on her website.

And if you'd like to read Lovers and Newcomers, enter to win of three copies using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends Oct. 31/16.

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rhonda said...

I love multi layered books about friendship.I also enjoy Rosie's books.

traveler said...

Thanks for this captivating novel which interests me greatly. I would enjoy this book so much since I have read all of Rosie Thomas's wonderful novel which are entrancing and special.

Mystica said...

This sounds good. Don't count me in as I am overseas.

Karen B said...

Love stories about us past 50!

Grandma Cootie said...

Thanks for a great review. This sounds like a compelling story. You really can't turn back the clock and make things the way they were. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sue Farrell said...

Since I fit into Miranda's age group, I find this story line very interesting. Thanks for the contest.