Please join me and other bloggers today over at Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. The book I am featuring today is “On Folly Beach” by Karen White. What attracted me to this book at first was the beautiful cover of seashells on sand with water washing over them and the name of course. Folly Beach is a little island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina and is a place that I would love to visit some day.
“Emmy awoke to the song of the wind in the bottle tree, to the black night and the winter chill, and knew Ben was gone from her the way the moon knows the ocean’s tides.”
Doesn’t this first sentence just send chills down your spine? This book is full of memories with a little magic thrown in. The way Ms. White joins the generations of women is really poignant. I can’t wait to try more of her books!
Now, to the big announcement! I have the opportunity to give away 3 copies of “even if I am.” by Chasity Glass that I wrote about last week. I wrote down everyone’s name and had my husband, C, to pick three names out of a bowl. Real high tech! Anyway, the three lucky winners are…Mostraum, Chris Thompson, & Kesha! You three will be receiving an email from me and from Mary Bisbee-Beek, who is Ms. Glass’ publicist. Ms. Bisbee-Beek will need more information from you so please respond to her email to receive your book. Congratulations!!!!! Many thanks to Ms. Bisbee-Beek and Ms. Glass for the opportunity to host my first giveaway.