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I have a great book to review for you today and I HAVE 6 COPIES of it to give away!
Full disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book to read and review for my blog. All opinions are my own.
Giveaway details will be given at the bottom of this post!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In a small fishing town on the Mendocino coast, the tides of time have washed over rumors and suspicions, yet the members of a maimed family still struggle to cope with their memories.
A broken woman, refusing to let go of her vanished husband.
Her widowed brother, clinging to the shatters of the life he loved.
His delusional daughter, planning to turn mermaid on her fifteenth birthday.
But when a young man realizes he made a mistake, secrets start emerging from the deep. Will they bring further grief, or possibly redemption?
This is a lovely, beautiful, thought provoking book.
The book design itself is simply gorgeous. The cover, the chapter pages with their images, all of it.
At the very beginning of this book, I found myself googling the history and pictures of sea glass. Fascinating! I can only imagine the beauty of this beach with these little colorful bits of glass everywhere. Such a beautiful setting for such a beautifully complicated and intriguing story.
This book paints such a descriptive picture of this town and it’s residences. The characters and stories were so interesting (especially Abalone’s) and I love how the characters were all connected to each other.
I’ve never read a story quite like this before. The topics discussed are not ones I would usually gravitate to but I’m so glad that I allowed myself the opportunity. This book is a wonderful example of why sometimes reading a book outside of your comfort zone is so important. I believe that in doing this, you learn to become a deeper reader, broaden your literary understandings, and learn/appreciate new topics.
This book made me both smile and cry. These characters were not easy to say good bye to and have stuck with me since I turned the last page.
This is such a beautiful book.
A Conversation with Silke Stein, in her Own Words:
How did you create the idea for your book?
The story ides was sparked by my obsession with sea glass. Early in 2014, I became a member of ‘SeaglassLovers’, a Facebook group comprised of people from all over the world who show each other their fabulous finds and daydream of being mermaids. There I learned about the place every sea glass aficionado has on her bucket list: Fort Bragg in Northern California ― home of the legendary ‘Glass Beach’, which became the enchanting setting of Foam On The Crest Of Waves.
What audience would be most interested in your book?
Anybody who loves the sea, mermaids, and a good dose of mystery.
Where can your book be purchased?
The ebook is available for Kindle. The paperback can be ordered from all major online retailers and in every brick-and-mortar book shop.
Use 3 adjectives to describe your book:
Poignant, captivating, beautiful
Any additional information that you would like to provide about you or your book:
More info: www.silkestein.jimdo.com
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2. Leave a comment below describing your favorite beach!
3. Mention in your comment if you are located within the US or if you are located internationally.
4. Mention in your comment if you would like to be entered to win the hard copy of this book, an electronic copy of this book, or either 🙂
**You must complete ALL 4 of these steps to be eligible for the giveaway and you must complete them here on my blog (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**
Giveaway will close tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:00 pm CDT and the 6 winners will be randomly chosen and announced in Friday’s blog post (5/17/19).
Make sure you check the blog on Friday to see if you’ve won (you will have 48 hours from the time I post the winner to email me your mailing address. If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick a new winner).
If you already follow and/or subscribe to my blog, you are still eligible…just leave a comment below to be entered 🙂
Good luck! Can’t wait to read your comments!
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