I seem to be accumulating large piles of advance review copies of books. Some of these haven’t come out yet; some are just out; and others have been out for quite some time (at least if the amount of dust is anything to go by).
Which means… I’m bringing back Monday Give Away!
And what better way to kick it off than with an amazing book by one of my favorite people: Karen White‘s The Night the Lights Went Out, which just came out last week. (You can find a list of Karen’s book tour stops here.)
Here’s the official blurb:
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems….
Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren’t helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.
Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee—something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past.
Sugar’s stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother’s seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather’s world.
In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee’s house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women….
The book spans two time periods: present day Atlanta mom culture and Depression era Georgia.
For a chance to win an ARC of The Night the Lights Went Out, here’s your question: which of those settings intrigues you more?
One person who comments will be chosen at random to receive my ARC of The Night the Lights Went Out. The winner will be announced on Wednesday. And if you see the book in a bookstore or the library in the meantime… snap it up!