*This giveaway has ended!
Winning entry was #1 – Wanda!*
With the heart and humor of Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Rebecca Wells’s Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, author Marci Henna introduces you to the Cranbournes—a mostly lovable and undoubtedly nutty family who’ve had more than their fair share of hard times.
A beautiful blend of tears and laughter, When We Last Spoke tells the tale of sisters Juliet and Evangeline, who are dropped off by their Broadway-bound mother at their paternal grandparents’ Texas ranch in 1967. After their cherished father is killed in Vietnam, the girls are orphaned. Still mourning their son’s death, grandparents Walt and Ruby accept their role as guardians, only to be surprised soon after by another permanent houseguest’s arrival—Walt’s kooky mother, Itasca …
Fast-forward to the present, where the warmhearted home in which the girls grew up is now just a faint memory. The estranged sisters are in need of a good dose of Walt’s famous stargazing wisdom: “You’ve got to look real close. Pay attention to what’s around you in this life. You’re liable to miss something important if you don’t.”
Packed with plenty of quirky characters and hilarious escapades, this must-read novel also digs in deep to the things that matter most—family, friends, love, and forgiveness.
I am currently only about 2/3 of the way through this book, and there is so much I could say about it already, but it really is something you should read for yourselves! I will tell you that I am thoroughly enjoying it, though.
Take a peek at the trailer below, to really get a feel for what “When We Last Spoke” is all about.
To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment and let me know what your favorite “down-home” book or movie is; what book or movie brings back memories for you, or takes you to a time you wish you had experienced? As always, make sure to use a valid email address, as that is how the winner will be contacted.
If you win, not only will you receive the book, but you will also receive the introduction DVD for the film based upon “When We Last Spoke” that is now in development. Fun!
* As a small warning, I will tell you that there are a few mild swear words here and there, but it is nothing that I have found to be highly offensive, and I have certainly not run into anything crude or overtly sexual.
To find out more, make sure to check out the links below. The Fireside Texas website has lots of cute little things to see, including The Fireside Telegraph. I think you will enjoy it!
Author Social Corner:
Take some time to relive your favorite family memories this week,
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