I love a cozy read, especially a book set in Ireland with heartwarming themes, just perfect for a Maeve Binchy fan like me.
Today, I'm delighted to introduce you to Patricia Scanlan, the #1 internationally bestselling author, and her newest novel about the complexities of lifelong friendship.
I'm also thrilled to offer you an opportunity to win a copy of A Time For Friends, graciously offered by Atria Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) as a prize for one of Irish American Mom's readers.
But before I share details of how to enter this little giveaway, let's first explore the comforting themes of this new Irish novel.
Table of Contents
A Time For Friends
When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn’t jump over a puddle for you?
There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call.
Hilary and Colette O’Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary’s life and goes into business with her, Colette is not pleased.
After their first encounter, Colette thinks he’s a “pushy upstart” while he thinks she’s “a snobby little diva.” And so the battle lines are drawn—and Hilary is square in the middle.
But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear: to have a friend you must be a friend.
About The Author: Patricia Scanlan
Patricia Scanlan is the author of Forgive and Forget, Happy Ever After, and Love and Marriage, all international bestsellers. Her books have sold worldwide and have been translated into many languages.
Patricia is the series editor and a contributing author to the Open Door series. She also teaches creative writing to second-level students and is involved in adult literacy programs. She lives in Dublin.
International Praise for Patricia's Writing
Praise for Patricia's writing abounds. Here are some words of commendation worthy of sharing....
“There’s something wonderfully enjoyable about Scanlan’s books, which somehow manage to be deliciously escapist and grounded in real, recognisable ordinary life at the same time.”
~ The Irish Independent
“Utterly magical and wonderful...
.... warmth and compassion shine through”
~ Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Woman Who Stole My Life
“Like being enfolded in a hug from the great writer herself:
warm, comforting and full of love”
~ Cathy Kelly, author of It Started in Paris
“There can be little doubt that Patricia Scanlan
is the prolific queen of contemporary Irish popular fiction”
“There is a heartbreaking authenticity in her observations”
~ Irish Times
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration for your entry why not tell us about your favorite Irish book or author.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published or shared, just used to contact our lucky contestant.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday October 28th, 2015, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes entries by clicking here.
A big thank you to Atria Publishing for sponsoring this wonderful prize.
Good news. Our winner have been chosen using the random “Pick Giveaway Winner” WordPress plug-in.
Congratulations to …..
I’ll send you a quick e-mail, Annetje, to let you know you are our prize winner.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and entered this little giveaway.
And a big thank you to Atria Publishing for sponsoring this wonderful prize and for introducing Patricia Scanlan's writing.
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Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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