Saturday, January 23, 2021

Book Spotlight #Giveaway! The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh #TheLastWillOfMoiraLeahy

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.

I read this book back in 2011 and the story has still stuck with me. The current edition has a different cover, which is beautiful, but the words are the same. 😉

**I want to take a sec right here to announce that I am planning on doing something different for my Book Spotlight Giveaway posts in the near future. I'm still planning on putting up a weekly giveaway, I just want to change it up a little bit. 

My question for you, oh faithful followers, is.... 

What would you like to see as entry options to enter the giveaways? I feel like the usual 6 entries I have every week are getting a little stale.  

And I don't necessarily have to use Rafflecopter. Is there something else out there that you've used?

So tell me, what would you do to win a free book? Leave me a comment! 


Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


The Last Will of Moira Leahy

The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Broadway Books

This haunting debut novel explores the intense bond of sisterhood as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past.


Moira Leahy struggled growing up in her prodigious twin's shadow; Maeve was always more talented, more daring, more fun. In the autumn of the girls' sixteenth year, a secret love tempted Moira, allowing her to have her own taste of adventure, but it also damaged the intimate, intuitive relationship she'd always shared with her sister. Though Moira's adolescent struggles came to a tragic end nearly a decade ago, her brief flirtation with independence will haunt her sister for years to come.


When Maeve Leahy lost her twin, she left home and buried her fun-loving spirit to become a workaholic professor of languages at a small college in upstate New York. She lives a solitary life now, controlling what she can and ignoring the rest–the recurring nightmares, hallucinations about a child with red hair, the unquiet sounds in her mind, her reflection in the mirror. It doesn't help that her mother avoids her, her best friend questions her sanity, and her not-quite boyfriend has left the country. But at least her life is ordered. Exactly how she wants it.


Until one night at an auction when Maeve wins a keris,a Javanese dagger that reminds her of her lost youth and happier days playing pirates with Moira in their father's boat. Days later, a book on weaponry is nailed to her office door, followed by the arrival of anonymous notes, including one that invites her to Rome to learn more about the blade and its legendary properties. Opening her heart and mind to possibility, Maeve accepts the invitation and, with it, also opens a window into her past.

Ultimately, she will revisit the tragic November night that shaped her and Moira's destinies–and learn that nothing can be taken at face value–as one sister emerges whole and the other's score is finally settled.

The Last Will of Moira Leahy is a mesmerizing and romantic consideration of the bonds of family, the impossibility of forgetting, and the value of forgiveness.

Here's a peek at the current cover of this book. 
Isn't it intriguing?

About the author 

Therese's second novel, The Moon Sisters, was published by Crown (Penguin Random House) in March 2014, received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, and was named one of the Best Books of 2014 by Library Journal.

Her debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published in 2009 by Shaye Areheart books (Random House), and became a Target Breakout Book.

Therese is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed, a blog for writers about the craft and business of fiction.

She is also the 'architectural' editor of Author in Progress, the first Writer Unboxed book, published by Writer's Digest in 2016.

Before turning to novels, Therese was a researcher and writer for Prevention magazine, and then a freelance writer. She’s had hundreds of articles on nutrition and fitness published in consumer magazines and online.

She has a master's degree in psychology.

Aside from writing, Therese’s favorite things include music, art, crab legs, Whose Line is it Anyway?, dark chocolate, photography, unique movies and novels, people watching, strong Irish tea, and spending time with her husband, two kids and their bouncy Jack Russell.  ~ Goodreads

Connect with Therese



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  1. I cannot use the entry options so unfortunately this makes winning impossible. Just a simple entry would be nice.

  2. I love having as many entry options as possible. Here are some ideas. 1. The "stopping by" entry could be a daily option, if it isn't so already. 2. An entry for following on Pinterest 3. Comment on most interesting fact/ idea in the author's biography 4. Comment on another book by the author that you have read or would like to read 5. Comment on what you are reading now 6. Comment on the next book in your to be read pile 7. Comment on a favorite author 8. Comment on a favorite genre. 9. Entry for all email subscribers to your blog I enjoy Rafflecopter form entries - it would be great to use that. I love the idea of extra entry options! Change is good!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  3. I like basic entries like a comment, email subscriber, etc. I don't do social media entries because I don't have that.

  4. Hello !
    Great review. By the way, you have a nice blog. I liked it.
    If you want you can visit mine and we can follow us back each other.
    See you !

  5. I like the idea of visting each day & getting a free entry.

  6. Just a general question about our reading preferences would be good.

  7. Whatever you decide is fine! I don't use Facebook very often, so I usually skip that entry.


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