Sometimes as the seasons change, it can be a comfort or a joy to read stories about people experiencing big shifts in their own lives. In this contest, we’re giving away four touching novels that explore the challenges and the rewards of starting anew, be it through a major change in lifestyle, a move to a new town, the sudden loss of a loved one, or taking a leap of faith after heartbreak.
One grand prize winner will receive:
• Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Cream and Sugar Bone China Set and Gift Box
• Fringe Studio “Be Brave With Your Life” Glass Trinket Tray
• The Testament of Harold’s Wife by Lynne Hugo
Humor, hope and the healing beauty of nature balance moments of darkness in this refreshingly unsentimental novel about a smart, proactive, and unforgettably sassy retired schoolteacher named Louisa. After the death of her beloved grandson in a drunk driving accident, then the loss of her husband just months later, Louisa feels she has two choices. She can spend her remaining days mired in grief, alone on her family farm in Indiana with only her geriatric chickens for company. Or she can get busy. Luckily, she isn’t the fading away type.
• Home Again by Shirlee McCoy
When the Bradshaw brothers first left the small town of Benevolence, Washington, they swore it was for good. But a family tragedy has them returning to their hometown. In the second installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirlee McCoy’s charming Bradshaws Series, ex-Navy SEAL Porter finds himself in the middle of his toughest mission yet—taking care of six nieces and nephews.
• A Healing Justice by Kristin von Kreisler
Bestselling author Kristin von Kreisler is known for her books expressing the love of animals. A Healing Justice tells the story of a woman police officer who is forced to commit an unthinkable act and the German Shepherd who helps her to heal, both spiritually and psychologically, from the episode. Fans of Bruce Cameron, Jon Katz, and Susan Wilson will love this book!
• The Last House on Sycamore Street by Paige Roberts
When Amy Kravitz opts to leave Washington, D.C., behind in favor of a less stressful life in the Philadelphia suburbs, she has a certain kind of house in mind. And on a charming street in a family-friendly neighborhood, she and her husband Rob find it. It’s a perfect brick colonial with plenty of space, a beautiful yard, and great schools nearby. The sellers, Julian and Grace Durant, are eager to make a deal. In an unexpected bonus, the Durants’ young son, Ethan, strikes up a friendship with Amy and Rob’s introverted four-year-old, Noah. Soon, Amy is unpacking boxes in her new home and arranging playdates for Noah and Ethan. But as weeks go by, Amy suspects something isn’t quite right. Julian’s mail keeps arriving at their old address, and behind the laid-back veneer projected by the Durants, Amy senses lives reeling out of control.
Enter to win by signing up below. One winner will be selected by a random drawing on November 28, 2018.