Saturday, August 1, 2015

ARE YOU LISTENING? ENCHANTED AUGUST: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ENCHANTED AUGUST
READ BY SIERRA BOGGESS
BY BRENDA BOWEN
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
A sparkling summer debut of love and reawakening that transports the classic The Enchanted April to a picture-perfect island in Maine

It’s a rainy summer in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when two unhappily married women, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot, spot a tattered ad on their children’s preschool bulletin board:

Hopewell Cottage

Little Lost Island, Maine.

Old pretty cottage to rent

Spring water, blueberries, sea glass.

August.

Neither can afford it, but they are smitten. To share expenses, they find two companions: Caroline Dester, the exquisite darling of the independent movie scene, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who is recovering from heartbreaking loss. Transformed by the refreshing summer breezes, steamed lobsters, and cocktail hours on the wrap-around porch, the unlikely quartet gradually begin to open up to one another, and ultimately rediscover their capacity to love and be loved.

With a cast of quirky and endearing characters set against the beauty of an idyllic New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates a beloved classic and offers readers a universal fantasy: one glorious summer month away from it all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A former children’s book publisher, Brenda Bowen is now a literary agent and children’s book author. She lives in New York, and spends as much of her summer as she can on an island much like Little Lost Island in Maine.


PRAISE FOR ENCHANTED AUGUST:
“A delightful retelling of the enchanting classic.  I’m dreaming of blueberries and Maine lobster. We all need a sunny island or castle to which we can run away.”—Helen Simonson, bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“Enchanted August  is a true charmer of a novel, written with humor, sensitivity, and a huge amount of heart. I fell in love with the glorious Maine setting and with the quirky and endearing characters who find themselves thrown together there. It’s a perfect summer read—for any time of the year.”—Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club

“Enchanted August is as lovely and salty as an afternoon on an island in Maine.  Brenda Bowen writes with humor and with love about the spell cast on the unsuspecting by a cottage by the sea.  And her endearing characters wind up, at summer’s end, with something even more precious than lobster: a second chance.”—Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There

“Brenda Bowen has written a book filled with turns and reveals as twisty as the flower-bordered island island paths. Recommended for those who treasure books filled with heart, humor, friendship, love, and forgiveness, and for those who love Maine.”— Morgan Callan Rogers, author of Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea  

“A bewitching story with characters as rich and delightful as summertime in Maine, ENCHANTED AUGUST indulges its readers with stories of friendship, love and new beginnings.”—Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

 “Enchanted August is a frothy delight—witty, poignant, and surprising…a magical summer sojourn.”—Lauren Belfer, author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light

“Bowen has conjured up a delightful and inviting island summer complete with all the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Maine to create a feast for the senses…this feel-good story will make an enjoyable summer read for romance lovers.”–Booklist

“A paean to coastal Maine and island living, and a treatise on loving the one you’re with. . . a smartly crafted beach read….an old-fashioned love story with humor and heart”—Publishers Weekly 

“With touches of Shakespearian comedy, this is. . .  bright and kind and optimistic. A thoroughly pleasant summer read as breezy as the island itself.”—Kirkus 

 “Bowen has created a charming and witty update with a setting that could not be more appealing—from the woodland fairy houses and twin turrets in the island cottage to the rocky beaches and all-day lobster bakes. Enchanted August reminds us that sometimes it just takes a change of scenery to reveal that love is right in front of us.”—BookPage

“A heartwarming read, allowing the reader absorb the briny air, the taste of boiled lobsters, and cozy gatherings that bring one back to the languorous days of long ago endless summers.”—New York Journal of Books

GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE FOLKS AT
PENGUIN/RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS
DELIGHTFUL AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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45 comments:

Jen Scott said...

Enchanted August sounds like a uplifting audio book about love and acceptance, and the setting sounds lovely! Thank you for the giveaway.
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Carol N Wong said...

What pulls me in is of course the beach. The only beach that I didn't love was filled with junk so it was hard to walk on and there were so many tiny flies in the air. But all the other beaches, Laguna Beach, La Jolla Beach, San Juan Capistrano are all lovely beaches. I have never been to Maine.

I have a friend in California and I would have loved to go to a knitting retreat with her but like this story, it was so very expensive and that all it could be is a dream. I think it is sad that places like the one on the book are so expensive. I think we could all use a trip away from it all.

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traveler said...

This delightfuil book would be ideal reading thuis summer which I would enjoy grtting. saubleb9at)gmail9dot)com

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Thanks for thsi delightful book which appealis to me greatly especially for the setting and stoory. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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I would enjoy this unique book since it is special and Maine is the locale. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I think this would make good summer listening as August winds down!
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An island off Maine sounds like a perfect spot for this story. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Linda Kish said...

I don't know about the book it is a retelling of but I do know I want to go stay there. I'd love to spend a month there. It sounds perfect. Well, all except the lobsters and the cocktails. Since I can't go, I'd like to listen to the story instead.


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