Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Spotlight and Print Book Giveaway: "Reading the Sweet Oak," by Jan Stites


About the Book: Along the banks of the Sweet Oak River, deep in the heart of the Ozarks, a romance novel book club takes five women on stunning journeys of self-discovery. After losing first her husband, then her daughter, seventy-eight-year-old grandmother Ruby wants to teach her risk-averse granddaughter, Tulsa, that some leaps are worth taking, no matter how high the potential fall. Tulsa loves her grandmother dearly, but she has a business to run and no time for romance―not even the paperback version. But when Ruby ropes her into a book club, Tulsa can’t bring herself to disappoint the woman who raised her. Together with Ruby’s best friend, Pearl, as well as family friends BJ and Jen, the women embark on an exploration of modern-day love guided by written tales of romance. What they discover is a beautiful story that examines the bonds of friendship and the highs and lows of love in all its forms.

"A charming new voice in women's fiction, Stites writes from the heart about friendship, love and what it means to find where you belong."
—Susan Mallery

About the Author: Jan Stites has been a screenwriter, a screenwriting instructor, a waitress, a secretary, a middle school teacher in both inner-city and affluent schools, a scuba dive travel writer, a journalist, a transcriptionist for doctors and for documentary filmmakers, and a volunteer teacher in Kenya and the Yucatan. She considers the affirmative action plan she wrote for a maritime company to be perhaps her greatest work of fiction. Edgewise, set in a gritty Oakland setting, is Jan's debut novel. Her second book, Reading the Sweet Oak, is a different, much lighter book involving small towns, good friends, rivers, herons and love in many forms.

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One lucky winner will receive a print copy of Reading the Sweet Oak, by Jan Stites. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2015.

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24 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks like a good one!

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  2. Book sounds like a beautiful exploration for several generations to experience.

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  3. I love to read woman that are strong.

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  4. I'd love to read this book and see the womens self discovery unfold!

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  5. I love to read stories where women Re the main characters.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Looks like a book that would be great reading.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  7. I love the Ozarks! This looks great for people that like girlfriend stories, where women build each other up and support each other. It would be a fun story to end the summer.

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  8. This looks like a great read is why I would like to win. Thank you

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  9. I would like to read the book because I like a good story.

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  10. I'd like to read the book because it's hard to find paperbacks any more, in giveaways. I'd also like to read about a book club as I'm getting to an age where book clubs may be my only outlet besides bingo, lol

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  11. I shared on Piterest a d it closed before I could post the info. It's on my giveaway board for Carol Luciano. Using my Nook for some reason I'm unable to gt the link.
    I would lve to read this. I enjoy stories that have that "feel good" emphasis. Small towns where friendships are strong and full of emotiin. Thank you for the chance .
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. The setting of this sounds gorgeous. I love the Ozarks!

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  13. sounds like an interesting one - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  14. I like to win this book because it sound like it be a good read

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  15. I would like to share this book with my Mom. This looks like a read that both her and I would like.

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  16. I love to read and I love romance novels! Sounds perfect for me!

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  17. I love to read and this sounds like a really interesting book.

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  18. because I love to read new books. This sounds pretty interesting!

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  19. This sounds like such a sweet and engaging story with well developed characters. I'd love to check this one out!

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  20. This sounds like a wonderful and relaxing read.

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  21. I love a book that focuses on female friendships and life journeys!

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  22. I like that this book is about several generations of women.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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