A box of the early reader copies of The Wednesday Daughters has arrived, and I can’t wait to share a few with you! The hardcover won’t be in stores until July 16 but I’m already doing a giveaway through The Wednesday Readers’s Circle and here are two other ways you can win copies:
1. Leave a comment to this post on 1st Books telling what about The Wednesday Sisters makes you want to read about their daughters, too, and click the little box to share it on facebook. (If there isn’t a box to click to share on facebook, you are commenting in the wrong place. And the blog feeds to places like Goodreads, so if you are reading there, you’ll have to go to 1st Books and comment there.)
2. Go to the page for The Wednesday Daughters on Goodreads and click the “Want to Read” button under the cover, to add it to your bookshelf.
You’re welcome to do both, for two chances. I’ll do a random drawing for a winner on March 1, which is also the day I’m drawing for the Wednesday Readers Circle giveaway.
The flap copy description and a form to join the Wednesday Readers Circle are below. Thanks for your early enthusiasm! – Meg
Meg Waite Clayton, nationally bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters, returns with a compassionate, wise, and enthralling new novel of mothers and daughters, best friends who become family, and secrets and dreams passed down through generations.
It is early evening when Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage in England’s pastoral Lake District where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally—one of a close-knit group of women who called themselves “The Wednesday Sisters”—had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows nearly nothing about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Julie and Anna Page, two other daughters of “The Wednesday Sisters,” who have offered to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects. Yet what Hope finds will reveal a tangled family history—one steeped in Lake District lore.
Tucked away in a hidden drawer, Hope finds a stack of Ally’s old notebooks, all written in a mysterious code. As she, Julie, and Anna Page try to decipher Ally’s writings—the reason for their encryption, their possible connection to the Potter manuscript—they are forced to confront their own personal struggles: Hope’s doubts about her marriage, Julie’s grief over losing her twin sister, Anna Page’s fear of commitment in relationships. And as the real reason for Ally’s stay in England comes to light, Hope, Julie, and Anna Page reach a new understanding about the enduring bonds of family, the unwavering strength of love, and the inescapable pull of the past.
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