Thursday, June 30, 2011

Book Club Giveaway: Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin


I was lucky enough to read Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin last summer before it came out in hardcover. It is now out in paperback and I have received another copy of it. I would love to share it with one of my readers. The copy I have to giveaway is the ARC copy with the cover above. It was one of my favorite books from last year.
Here is my review.
Here is a description from the publisher's website.

Acclaimed novelist and nationally recognized family expert Lynne Griffin returns with Sea Escape—an emotional, beautifully imagined story inspired by the author's family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters.

Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to her two young children when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for the legendary love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during wartime Vietnam.

Believing the beauty and sway of her father's words will have the power to heal, Laura reads the letters bedside to her mother, a woman who once spoke the language of fabric—of Peony Sky in Jade and Paradise Garden Sage—but who can't or won't speak to her now. As Laura delves deeper into her tangled family history, she becomes increasingly determined to save her mother. As each letter reveals a patchwork detail of her parents' marriage, she discovers a common thread: a secret that mother and daughter unknowingly share.

Weaving back and forth from Laura's story to her mother's, beginning in the idyllic 1950s with Helen's love affair with Joseph through the tumultuous Vietnam War period on to the present, Sea Escape takes a gratifying look at what women face in their everyday lives—the balancing act of raising capable and happy children and being accomplished and steadfast wives while still being gracious and good daughters. It is a story that opens the door to family secrets so gripping, you won't be able to put this book down until each is revealed.

This book is a perfect summer pick for your book club.

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11 comments:

Tiffany Drew said...

This book looks fantastic. I have been wanting to read it for a while now. Thank you very much for the chance to win a copy!

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Kim said...

Looks like a great summer read!

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Teresa said...

I would love to read this one!

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Lisa said...

Ah yes, I had completely forgotten about this one--but your review reminds me again about why I wanted to read this one. Thanks for the offer!

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Misha said...

(Not an entry)

I loved this book! It turned out to be better than I expected. Good luck to all the entrants!

Margie said...

This book sounds intriguig. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Marie said...

I'd love to win this. My email is bibliophile at bostonbibliophile.com.

Mystica said...

This looks so good but unfortunately I dont live in the US!!!

Hoot said...

I have never heard of this book before but I love the sound of this book. I can’t wait to read it. I follow via GFC as Jessy.

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dollycas aka Lori said...

This book looks really good!!!