Saturday, November 5, 2016

Book Spotlight Giveaway! The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy

I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures. And sometimes, I find great books on Amazon that I just love to share with you.


This week I am sharing a copy of The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy. I first read this book for a blog tour and I loved it. You can read my thoughts HERE. I talked my book club into reading it too and we had a great discussion. This is a wonderful historical fiction story that takes place in the Civil War time and connects to the present time. It was a great read and I know you will enjoy it. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


The Mapmaker's Children

The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Crown

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Baker's Daughter, a story of family, love, and courage.

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children, but as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.

Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar—the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance.

Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way.


About the author

Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the novels The Mapmaker's Children, The Baker's DAughter, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico, and "The Branch of Hazel," a novella in Grand Central.

The Baker's Daughter was praised as "a beautiful heart-breaking gem of a novel" by Tatiana de Rosnay and "a thoughtful reading experience indeed" by Chris Bohjalian. The Baker's Daughter was a Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club selection and a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Fiction in 2012.

Sarah has taught writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. The daughter of an army officer, her family was stationed in Germany during her childhood. She currently lives with her husband, an army physician, and their dog, Gilly, in El Paso, Texas.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not entering the giveaway because I've read this one already, but wanted to say that it's really interesting. There was a lot of amazing history worked into the story.


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