Saturday, May 30, 2015

Book Spotlight Giveaway! The Godforsaken Daughter by Christina McKenna

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I 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 when we moved 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 read for it's book tour back in April. You can read my thoughts here. It was a great read but it's probably not a re-read for me so it's time to pass it on. One of you could win it! 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

The Godforsaken Daughter

The Godforsaken Daughter by Christina McKenna
Print and e-book, 396 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Lake Union Publishing

When Ruby Clare’s father was alive, they happily toiled together on their small dairy farm in Northern Ireland. Since his death seven months ago, Ruby—thirty-three years old, plain, and plump—has become a veritable drudge for Martha, her endlessly critical mother. Then comes the day when Ruby finds her late grandmother’s old suitcase in the attic. Among its strange contents: a slim, handmade volume called The Book of Light.

The deeper Ruby delves into its mysterious pages, the more confident she feels. But Martha, convinced that her newly empowered daughter must be possessed, enlists the help of psychiatrist Henry Shevlin. Henry is unflappable on the surface, yet inwardly he’s reeling from his wife’s unexplained disappearance the year before. As Ruby undergoes therapy alongside other local patients, including lonely bachelor farmer Jamie McCloone, all their lives intersect in unexpected ways. And Ruby, alone for so long, finds the courage to connect—with Jamie, with Henry, and with her own loving, indomitable spirit.

About the author

Christina McKenna grew up on a farm near the village of Draperstown in Northern Ireland. She attended the Belfast College of Art, where she obtained an honors degree in fine art and studied English in postgraduate studies at the University of Ulster. In 1986, she left Northern Ireland to work abroad. She has lived, worked, and painted pictures in Spain, Turkey, Italy, Ecuador, and Mexico.

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  1. This book would be greatly enjoyed. Thanks for this interesting giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I like the premise of the story. I can't wait to read it.


  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a fascinating read.

  4. I've spotted this one on Goodreads and would love to win copy

  5. I'm really enjoying going through your blog posts today. Thank you for blogging about great books!

  6. Like the story line. Thanks for the giveaway!


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