Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I typically post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. There are a lot of different reasons that I might be letting some of my books go, the biggest one is that we recently moved and I discovered how many books I really do have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them.

The book that I am featuring this week is one that I discovered I have both in print and on my Kindle. So... the paperback has gotta go. Someday I'll get it read.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany
Print and e-book, 384 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Washington Square Press 

When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding out on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. Since childhood, she has heard from him only rarely, just enough to know he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately, there has been no word at all.

Now in her thirties, Eden decides to go look for her father, so she can forgive him at last, and finally move forward. When her search uncovers other painful truths—not only the secrets her mother has kept from her, but also the agonizing question of whether David, after all these years, even wants to be found—Eden is forced to decide just how far she’ll go in the name of love.

About the author

Amy Hatvany was born in Seattle, WA in 1972, the youngest of three children. She graduated from Western Washington University in 1994 with a degree in Sociology only to discover most sociologists are unemployed. Soon followed a variety of jobs – some of which she loved, like decorating wedding cakes; others which she merely tolerated, like receptionist. In 1998, Amy finally decided to sell her car, quit her job, and take a chance on writing books. 

The literary gods took kindly to her aspirations and THE KIND OF LOVE THAT SAVES YOU was published in 2000 by Bantam Doubleday. THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS was picked up by NAL in 2002. (Both titles published under "Yurk.")

Amy spends most of her time today with her second and final husband, Stephan. (Seriously, if this one doesn’t work out, she’s done.) She stays busy with her two children, Scarlett and Miles, and her “bonus child,” Anna. Their blended family also includes two four-legged hairy children, commonly known as Black Lab mutts, Kenda and Dolcé. When Amy’s not with friends or family, she is most likely reading, cooking or zoning out on certain reality television shows. Top Chef is a current favorite. She eagerly awaits auditions for the cast of “Top Author.” (“Quick Edit” instead of “Quick Fire” Challenge? C’mon, producers! That’s gripping television!)

Connect with Amy

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  1. This looks like a very good read and one I would thoroughly enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win and read it.

  2. I have read Safe With Me by Amy Hatvany and gave it a 5 star in a review. This book sounds like another great book by her dealing with real life experiences. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. This novel sounds captivating and memorable. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. This book sounds really interesting! Thank you for the giveaway for a possible chance for me to read it!

  5. This book sounds really good. I like the secrets and the fact that she looks for her father. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. Sounds like a thought provoking book. I'd love a chance to read it.

  7. I am sure that this is a fascinating read. Thank you for this giveaway.

  8. Hi! Thanks for the chance to win. I now follow you on Bloglovin so I can keep up with your blog:)


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