Happy May to all and Happy Mother’s Day to many.
Cheers to the women who wipe noses, tie laces, and remind us to sit up straight.
I remember well the day I became a mother. Four kids later, I’m still learning, still growing, still in awe of my kids, and I feel blessed every day. Humbled, too, by the love and sacrifice of my own mother, who raised three girls into women and lived to tell the tale.
What rhymes with Mother’s Day? Giveaway. And I’ve got a great one.
Mother’s Day Giveaway
For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, author Suzy Krause delivers a quirky, colorful story about love, loss, second chances, and what it means to truly live in her debut novel, Valencia and Valentine—my Mother’s Day Giveaway pick for May—for moms, for non-moms, and everyone in between.
Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause
Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty-five. To confront those fears, Valencia’s therapist suggests that she fly somewhere—anywhere—before her upcoming birthday. And as Valencia begins a telephone romance with a man from New York, she suddenly has a destination in mind. There’s only one problem—he might not actually exist.
Mrs. Valentine is an eccentric old woman desperate for company, be it from neighbors, telemarketers, or even the funeral director (when you’re her age, you go to a lot of funerals). So she’s thrilled when the new cleaning girl provides a listening ear for her life’s story—a tale of storybook love and incredible adventures around the world with her husband before his mysterious and sudden disappearance.
The stories of Valencia and Mrs. Valentine may at first appear to have nothing in common…but then again, nothing in life is as straightforward as it seems.
An Amazon First Reads pick for May 2019.
Early access. Editors’ picks. Exclusive pricing.
ENTER TO WIN A HARDBACK COPY
Enter to win this novel giveaway—in hardback (love hardback) by telling me one vacation destination that’s on your bucket list and why it’s on your bucket list. I’ll share the winner and their bucket list destination in my June newsletter. (You’re not required to subscribe to my newsletter to win—but you’d miss a snazzy monthly newsletter if you don’t subscribe!) You can use the form on my Contact page to submit your answer. Please enter by Friday, May 31, 2019. (USA entries only. It’s a postal thing.)