Friday, March 26, 2010
The Girl Who Chased The Moon: Blog Tour & Giveaway!
In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel.
Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. For instance, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life.
Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.
Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth and in the hope of bringing back the love she fears she’s lost forever. In Julia, Emily may have found a link to her mother’s past. But why is everyone trying to discourage Emily’s growing relationship with the handsome and mysterious son of Mullaby’s most prominent family? Emily came to Mullaby to get answers, but all she’s found so far are more questions.
Is there really a ghost dancing in her backyard? Can a cake really bring back a lost love?
In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.
Sarah Addison Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is currently at work on her next novel. You can visit Sarah Addison Allen’s website at www.sarahaddisonallen.com.
I really enjoyed The Girl Who Chased The Moon! It was full of wonderfully, quirky characters, and a well written storyline. It was very easy to read and covered such themes as romance, forgiveness, societal cliques and secrets, money, and learning to move on from the past, to be the person you were always meant to be. Though it carries some pretty heavy themes, The Girl Who Chased The Moon is very light reading and will take you to a place where you will get lost in the magic of Southern Living!
You have to head over to Sarah Addison Allen's website and check out all the fantastic extras she has, like a virtual tour of Mullaby, and recipes and an excerpt of the book! Great website!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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