Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore + a Giveaway

Good morning, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Miranda Beverly Wittemore's latest, June. There is a giveaway here as part of the tour so be sure to read through to the bottom to enter.

Two Oaks has been in her family for generations and now Cassie fears she could lose it all. After her grandmother died, Cassie inherited the home and a meager bank account to go along with it. And the once grand mansion needs way more than a loving hand. 

All of that changes when Cassie receives word that she's in line for a massive inheritance courtesy of a famous actor who claims he's her grandfather. But how can that be, Cassie wonders? Not only has she never met the famed Jack Montgomery, her own real grandfather was very much in the picture until he passed away when Cassie was nine. 

The true story stretches back to 1955 and it's one Two Oaks knows well. Soon Cassie and even Jack's own daughters will come to learn the truth about what happened that year as well. 

When I started reading June, I was immediately pulled into the vivid descriptions and imagery. Anytime an author can make a reader physically feel a story's setting, it's a win. And with a story that promises scandal, a murder, blackmail and more... well you can imagine how giddy I was digging deeper into this one!

We're introduced to Two Oaks in its heyday through June and Lindie in the summer of 1955. The promise of a wedding and a movie being made in their tiny hometown of St. Jude, Ohio, are at the forefront of the girls' minds. But we're only given a small taste before jumping forward to Cassie, present day, and her predicament.

Cassie is basically hiding out at Two Oaks. She's broke and she's literally letting the house fall down around her. So of course finding out she's in line to inherit the massive estate of a Hollywood idol would be more than a saving grace. Except for the two things: as mentions above, Cassie knows nothing about the man much less that he might be her grandfather, and Jack Montgomery has his own family who are chomping at the bit to contest the will.

The story alternates between the two timelines, intertwining the past and present stories, and giving readers a chance to see the story play out not only for the immediate players in 1955 but for those who would come to learn the truth of the consequences present day. I loved every single minute of this story!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Miranda Beverly-Wittemore and her work you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

And now for the giveaway! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, June 20. Open US/Canada only and no PO boxes please.

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Purchase Links: Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I've been waffling on this one. Sometimes stories with this premise just don't pay off, but it sounds like you really enjoyed this one.

traveler said...

I would love to read this family saga. The novel sounds captivating and unforgettable. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway.

Gina said...

Sounds like a captivating read... something you can really climb into and enjoy from the inside out. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! ☺

Suzy said...

I absolutely adored Miranda's previous book BITTERSWEET! It was my favorite book of 2014. Looking forward to reading JUNE.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I like the storyline of this novel and would love to read it.

techeditor said...

I haven't read this author before, but I've read so many good reviews of this book that I hope to soon.

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds amazing. I love the mystery of the story and the time period that it covers. Thanks for this chance.

Kaizen Fashion Project said...

From reading this caption this sounds like a book I would totally love, thanks for the chance to win and read it!

Terry said...

I love family sagas and this sounds like a good one.

KAS said...

I am among the many readers who enjoyed Bittersweet and would love to read this talented author's latest; thanks for the opportunity, Becky! Cheers, Kara S

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Kimberly V said...

I loved Bittersweet and I would love to read this.