Friday, June 1, 2012

Book giveaway: Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

To my fellow readers,

Here is a chance for one of you to win a copy of Before Ever After: A Novel by Samantha Sotto.

Details of the book:

Broadway Paperbacks | May 29, 2012 |304 pages | $13.00 | 978-0-307-71988-1

Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings.

Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max–same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose–he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well.

As outrageous as Paolo's claims seem–how could her husband be alive? And if he is, why hasn't he looked her up? – Shelley desperately wants to know the truth. She and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down–if it is really Max– and along the way, Shelley recounts the European package tour where they had met.

As she relives Max's stories of bloody Parisian barricades, medieval Austrian kitchens, and buried Roman boathouses, Shelley begins to piece together the story of who her husband was and what these new revelations mean for her "happily ever after." And as she and Paolo get closer to the truth, Shelley discovers that not all stories end where they are supposed to.

To win a copy of this book, you have to be a follower of this blog and also a US resident.
To enter the contest, leave a comment.
Contest ends June 11, 2012. Good luck!
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