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The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

April 2019

THE SUMMER COTTAGE by Viola Shipman is set in Saugatuck, Michigan, a city that I always have wanted to visit. It’s also where the author has a home, so the feel of the place is very authentic.

In this book, Adie Lou Kruger (I must ask where that name came from) is getting divorced from her professor husband, who took a shine to one of his grad students. As they are splitting up their assets, she realizes that she wants Cozy Cottage, a summer home that needs a lot of love to be restored. While it’s short on the latest design features, it’s big on memories as Adie Lou’s grandparents were big on rules for enjoying life at the cottage, and she intends to keep forging these traditions and transform the house into a B&B.

Sally Hepworth, author of The Mother-in-Law

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead?

Bill Gold

I've met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time. 

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Bill Gold

April 24, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Thursday, April 25th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE SUMMER COTTAGE by Viola Shipman, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On title. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Wilson Mizner

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.

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Wilson Mizner

April 23, 2019

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of April 22nd and April 29th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar.

This week, we are calling attention to our 14th annual Mother's Day contest. From now through Wednesday, May 8th at noon ET, readers can enter to win one of our five prize packages, which includes 11 great fiction and nonfiction titles we think moms will love. Click here to read more about the books and enter the contest.

We also have two additional Bookreporter.com contests to tell you about.

Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, THE GUEST BOOK --- our latest Fiction Author Spotlight title and an upcoming Bookreporter.com Bets On pick --- is Sarah Blake's triumphant new novel that tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning. We have 35 advance copies to give away to those who would like to read the book, which releases on May 7th, and share their comments on it. Enter here by Thursday, May 2nd at noon ET.

A young outcast braves the hardships of Kentucky’s Great Depression and brings truly magical objects to her people --- books --- in our latest Women's Fiction Author Spotlight title, THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK, Kim Michele Richardson's new novel inspired by the brave women of the Pack Horse Library Project. We have 50 copies to give away to those who would like to read the book, which releases on May 7th, and share their comments on it. Enter here by Thursday, May 2nd at noon ET.

April 23, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Wednesday, April 24th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On title. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Johnnetta Cole

You cannot fully understand your own life without knowing and thinking beyond your life, your own neighborhood, and even your own nation.

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Johnnetta Cole

April 22, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of I KNOW WHO YOU ARE by Alice Feeney, which releases tomorrow. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Helen Hayes

We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart...and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together.... I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.

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Helen Hayes