Saturday, April 10, 2021

This OR That #Giveaway Week 10 ~ Three Story House by Courtney Miller Santo OR Saving Grace by Jane Green #ThreeStoryHouse #SavingGrace


I have sooooo many books! 

The This or That Giveaway! feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to share some of the many books I've read, as well as clearing off my overloaded shelves and giving someone else a chance to enjoy these treasures.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


Three Story House was a 5 ⭐ read for me when I read it in 2014. I've loved all of Courtney's books. You can read my thoughts here.

Three Story House
by Courtney Miller Santo 
Paperback ~ Pub date August 2014

Renovating an historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career, and family provide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and poignant novel from the author of The Roots of the Olive Tree that is reminiscent of The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees, and Kristin Hannah’s novels.

Nearing thirty and trying to avoid the inescapable fact that they have failed to live up to everyone’s expectations and their own aspirations, cousins and childhood best friends Lizzie, Elyse, and Isobel seek respite in an oddly-shaped, three-story house that sits on a bluff sixty feet above the Mississippi.

As they work to restore the almost condemned house, each woman faces uncomfortable truths about their own failings. Lizzie seeks answers to a long-held family secret about her father in her grandmother’s jumble of mementos and the home’s hidden spaces. Elyse’s obsession with an old flame leads her to a harrowing mistake that threatens to destroy her sister’s wedding, and Isobel’s quest for celebrity tempts her to betray confidences in ways that would irreparably damage her two cousins.

Told in three parts from the perspective of each of the women, this sharply observed account of the restoration of a house built out of spite, but filled with memories of love is also an account of friendship and how relying on each others insights and strengths provides the women a way to get what they need instead of what they want.


Surprise! I found two copies of Saving Grace on my bookshelves. Lucky for one of you! I've read a couple of Jane's books and enjoyed them. I haven't read this one yet, but I really want to and will someday.

Saving Grace
by Jane Green 
Mass Market Paperback ~ Pub date June 2015

Grace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees, what is churning under the surface, is Ted's rages. His mood swings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. 

When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. She finds herself in need of help but with no one to turn to…until the perfect new assistant shows up out of the blue. To the rescue comes Beth, a competent young woman who can handle Ted and has the calm efficiency to weather the storms that threaten to engulf the Chapman household. Soon, though, it's clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true. 

This new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation, and even her sanity. With everything at stake and no one to confide in, Grace must find a way to save herself before it is too late.

Powerful and riveting, Jane Green's Saving Grace will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Grace on her harrowing journey to rock bottom and back. 



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  1. Book clubs - at one time I belonged to 3 book clubs, all of them meeting once a month. Whew! I eventually dropped out of 2 of them and continued with the one that I and two of my good friends started. When COVID hit we stopped meeting and haven't started back up yet. I know we could meet virtually but some of the members aren't real tech-savvy so we just never went down that road. Hopefully we can get together in person again soon.

  2. I have never been part of a club, but I have done buddy reads and reviews with book bloggers. These are so much fun to do and are done online so no distance or COVID concerns. Have you thought about trying this yourself with your blog? My blogger friends host "make me read it" contests to let the winner choose a book from their ever-growing TBR. They read it and then send it to the winner to read.

  3. No I have never been in a book club.

  4. I have never been in a book club

  5. I have never been in a book club

  6. I've never been part of an 'official' book club, although a few of my friends & I always discuss the books we've read & make recommendations to each other.


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