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Sylvana Rossetti

Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.

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Sylvana Rossetti

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

August 2019

In THE GOLDEN HOUR, Beatriz Williams once again delves into historical fiction with two well-drawn storylines. One opens in 1900, and the other takes place in 1941.

In 1900, Elfriede von Kleist is in a mental institution in Switzerland recovering from severe postpartum depression. There she meets a fellow patient and falls for him. But her life is complicated; she is summoned home as her husband becomes ill, and there she discovers how he has betrayed her.

The second setting is Nassau in the Bahamas in 1941. The location alone is reason enough to read this book. Then layer in the idea that the recently appointed governor of Nassau is the Duke of Windsor, and he is living there with his wife, Wallis Simpson, and the draw to read it gets ratcheted up a notch.

Author Talk: Philippa Gregory, author of Tidelands

Aug 22, 2019

Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her latest book, TIDELANDS, kicks off her Fairmile series, which spans 250 years and three continents. In 1648 England, the king and parliament are at war. Alinor, a poor woman from the marshlands of the southern coast, is among those trying to find peace during this difficult time. But when she meets a stranger named James, her life takes an unexpected turn for the better. In this interview, Gregory talks about what drew her to Cromwellian England as the setting for this new series; the research she conducted, especially as it pertains to the scene between James and King Charles; why she decided to write TIDELANDS from the third-person perspective, as opposed to her novels about royalty, which are told in the first person; and how her wonderful charity, Gardens for The Gambia, was born.

August 22, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Friday, August 23rd at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of PRETTY GUILTY WOMEN by Gina LaManna, which releases on September 3rd.

Lucy Larcom

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

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Lucy Larcom

August 21, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Thursday, August 22nd at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of TIDELANDS by Philippa Gregory, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Emory Austin

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.

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Emory Austin

August 20, 2019

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of August 19th, August 26th and September 2nd 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 "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest on ReadingGroupGuides.com, where three book groups will win 12 paperback copies of THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict, a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. The deadline for your entries is Monday, September 9th at noon ET.

Help Us Select Our "Bookreporter Talks To" Podcast Logo Art!

As part of our expansion of The Book Report Network, we are excited about launching our new "Bookreporter Talks To" podcast, where we will be interviewing authors about their latest books. We are at the point where we are selecting logo art for the podcast. Above are three color selections for you to weigh in on. Vote here to let us know which you like best! Feedback is welcome until Thursday, August 22nd at noon ET.

August 20, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Wednesday, August 21st at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE DEARLY BELOVED by Cara Wall, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Teddy Pendergrass

Life didn't promise to be wonderful.

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Teddy Pendergrass