Saturday, January 15, 2022

This or That Giveaway Week 43 ~ Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris OR The Moonshiner's Daughter by Donna Everhart #SoldOnAMonday #TheMoonshinersDaughter


I have sooooo many books!

The This or That 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. It's a way for me to cull my collection and give someone else the chance to enjoy these treasures.

Gosh, this past week was not at all what I expected it to be! I had this post ready to go last weekend and just needed to make it go live. In the post, I apologized for not being very active in a while. I  took a bit of a break over the holidays, spent time with family and got a lot of reading in. Well, last Saturday I ended up in the ER with blood clots in both lungs. I had a nice 4-day hospital stay and am now on blood thinners for life. This is my second instance of clots.  

So needless to say, blogging took a back seat. But I’m back now and have two wonderful books to offer this week! I loved both of them! They are both historical fiction and the stories have stayed with me long after I finished reading them. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


Sold on a Monday
by Kristina McMorris
Paperback ~ Pub date August 2018

From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.


The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.

Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens—a journey of ambition, love, and the far-reaching effects of our actions.


The Moonshiner's Daughter
by Donna Everhart
Paperback ~ Pub date December 2019

Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner's Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family's past . . .

Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser's daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she's concerned, moonshine caused her mother's death a dozen years ago.

Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth--one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school's gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the "monster" inside Jessie.

Resenting her father's insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie's loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths--and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.


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  1. I am looking forward to the snow tomorrow with the hopes that we do not lose power!

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  2. Not sure. Perhaps winning a good book.

  3. I'm looking forward to rekindling my creativity for my writing.

  4. I am looking forward to being a healthier me.

  5. Getting back to me a bit more in '22. It's always good to work on yourself sometimes!

  6. My Mother passed away 2 weeks ago and we are having to deal with all that goes with a death. It is hard for me to look forward to anything right now but give me a little time and I will start looking up again. (Maybe that is what I am looking forward to most ;) )


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