You know, I told someone recently that I haven’t done a giveaway in ages and this is my second in 2 weeks! This sounds like a fantastic read and since I can’t fit it into my schedule, I want some of my readers to put it on their TBR list, then come back and tell me all about it. To help you along, I’ve got some free copies straight from the publisher. Now, a little about the book to whet your appetite:
“When Harvard graduate Charlie Garrett starts teaching at Abbott, an Episcopal boarding school in Massachusetts, the chair of the English department tells the young teacher that his students ‘all still believe in truth.’ LeCraw’s gorgeous sentences dramatize a campus where literature stirs young hearts and minds . . . LeCraw never eases the emotional tension. . . One of the finest school-set novels in recent memory.”
“With profound insights and through elegant, understated prose, LeCraw tells an intricate tale of loyalty and betrayal, secrets and truths, taking readers on a dreamlike journey into the heart of passion and the soul of family. In this exotic, emotive, and evocatively delicate novel, LeCraw brings southern gothic to staid New England in a tale reminiscent of books by Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, Anne Tyler, and Donna Tartt.”
–Carol Haggas, Booklist (starred)
“Fresh out of Harvard, Charlie Garrett becomes an English teacher at the Abbott School in Abbottsford, Massachusetts . . . But Charlie isn’t a typical blue blood . . . Charlie is drawn to chaplain Preston Bankhead, a fellow Southerner, and falls in love with Preston’s daughter, May, nine years his junior. He doesn’t act on his feelings while she’s an Abbott student, but they correspond when she goes to college and begin an ardent affair when she comes home to take care of her father while he’s dying of melanoma . . . a complicated, engrossing study of characters and relationships.”
For more on Holly, check out her website, Holly LeCraw , and follow her on Twitter @HollyLeCraw.
I’ll be giving away one free copy for every five entries, up to a total of 5 copies. US only, please. Just use the form at the bottom and give me your name, email and shipping address. Don’t worry – no one sees the form but me; if you’d rather not leave your address, just say so in the comments, but be ready to reply quickly if you’re a winner! If you share this on Twitter or Facebook, leave me a link for a bonus entry. Entries close at midnight on Friday, February 20th and I will announce the winner(s) Saturday morning. Good luck!