Saturday, March 03, 2012

Blackberry Island Series - Book 1, March Release....Barefoot Island - Susan Mallery



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Susan Mallery has a new women’s fiction series coming out and I’m so looking forward to it as I’ve loved her Fools Gold Series.  Release date:  March 27th


Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.
Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.

 About Blackberry Island

With Seattle to the north and east and Bainbridge Island to the west, Blackberry Island is approximately six miles long and four miles wide at its widest point. Blackberry Island was discovered in 1792 by George Vancouver, a British naval captain who extensively explored the Puget Sound. He spent only two hours on the island before he reboarded his ship, which may explain why American settlers who arrived in 1848 via the Oregon Trail were unaware that the island already had a name. They called it Blackberry Island in celebration of the fruit bushes that dotted the island landscape. Vancouver’s original moniker, Feather Island, will forever remain a footnote in the history books.One of those early settlers was Benjamin Franklin Montgomery, who had grown up as one of seven sons of a lighthouse keeper in Maine. He hated lighthouses and managed to talk his fellow Islanders into outlawing the structures when they wrote the first charter in 1857. Instead, the island is encircled by floating buoys that warn ships they’re close to land. 

For book clubs, there is also a reading guide
 Susan offered readers and fans the opportunity to win an advanced copy of the book with a video entry.  The contest ended but check out all of the entries some are very creative.   Which one would you have voted for?

About the Contest


 You’ll see to the right of Susan’s PA who explained the contest to the contestants how creative the entrants were.  Some were very moving but I liked the fan with all of the authors books displayed, singing her entry along to music.

My choice  Who would you have chosen?







INTERNATIONAL CONTEST IN HONOR OF BAREFOOT SEASON




I'm offering a $15.00 Amazon card which would cover the purchase of this book SHIPPING which is being released March 27th. For chances to win do the following; the more you do, the more chances to win:

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Join Susan Mallery's Membership Page

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Based on the YouTube two link (click on Susan's PA) check out the contestants and tell me which one you would have chosen.

Come back here and tell me  what entries you've done.


Don't forget to come back here and leave your email address. Contest will end the day of Barefoot Season's release, March 27th.

3 comments:

BW said...

I've joined Susan Mallery's Membership Page and I the same video that you did. The music and the song was a hoot.

BW said...

My email is lmyost@roadrunner.com

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

I've not had email access so I'm just getting round to send you your prize BW.

 

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