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Friday, August 11, 2017

National Sister's Day the Bookish Way + GIVEAWAY!

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So, you may have heard.  This past Sunday was National Sister's Day!  Here's hoping you and your sister, whether by blood or by choice, had a magnificent day building on that bond that tethers you to each other.  It's good to have someone who really knows you and while sibling rivalry can be a part of the whole package too, it doesn't make you love each other any less.  Now, why am I talking about a day in the past? affects your present in OH SO WONDERFUL a way.

The folks at Simon & Schuster wanted to spread the sisterly love this week as a bookish way.  Sound good?  Well then, here's your chance to enter to win one complimentary copy of THE LAST CHANCE MATINEE (Book 1 in The Hudson Sisters Series) by Mariah Stewart and THE MIRROR SISTERS (Book 1 in The Mirror Sisters Series) by V.C. Andrews® !  But first, let's sneak a peek at both titles to become better acquainted, shall we?

 The Last Chance Matinee
(Book 1 in The Hudson Sisters series)
Mariah Stewart
Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Publisher: Gallery Books
$16.00 Trade Paperback Original
ISBN: 9781501144905

About the book:
From the New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes the first novel in her all-new series, which follows a trio of reluctant sisters who set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish and, in the process, discover the truth not only about their pasts but about each other—and themselves—in a way that will forever alter their futures.

When celebrated and respected Fritz Hudson passes away suddenly, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake—and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz’s first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended tragically. As his relationship with Honora was unraveling, Fritz was simultaneously falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa—but while Fritz adored Susa and fathered daughter Cara with her, he never quite managed to come clean about his West Coast Family.

Now Fritz is gone, and the three sisters are brought together under strange circumstances: there’s a large inheritance to be had, specifically one that could save Allie from her ever-deepening debt following a disastrous divorce; allow Des to open a rescue shelter for abused and wounded animals; and give Cara a fresh start after her husband left her for her best friend; but only if the sisters upend their lives and work together to restore an old theater that was Fritz’s obsession growing up in his small hometown in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Will the sisters come together to turn their father’s dream into a reality – and will they come away with far more than they bargained for?

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Make room on your shelves for the whole set!
The Last Chance Matinee, Book 1 (March 21, 2017)
The Sugarhouse Blues, Book 2 (March 20, 2018)

Book 3 (2019)

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Praise for The Last Chance Matinee:

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“The popcorn, the red velvet seats, the glittering Hollywood stars on-screen…I’ve enjoyed all aspects of going to the movies since I was a kid,” reminisces Lauren Gatcombe, FIRST assistant editor. “So when I saw a vintage theater on the cover of this book, I quickly swiped it up.” When famed L.A. agent Fritz Hudson passes away, his daughter, Cara, discovers she has two half sisters whose existence were kept secret from her. The other shock: In order for the three sisters to receive their inheritances, they must restore an old movie theater in Fritz’s Pennsylvania hometown. There are trials and tribulations along the way, but the sisters decide to work together to turn their father’s dream into a reality. “I identified a lot with Cara as I read,” says Lauren. “And the tale was a sweet reminder of the importance of family. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!”
First For Women magazine

“The combination of a quirky small-town setting, a family mystery, a gentle romance, and three estranged sisters is catnip for women’s-fiction fans, and the backdrop of the faded movie palace adds a fascinating element to the story. Stewart’s lively, warmhearted series starter [The Last Chance Matinee] will have readers eagerly awaiting the second installment.”

“A good read, with a nice blend of mystery, family drama, and romance. Readers will look forward to the next installment.”
—Library Journal

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About Mariah Stewart:

Mariah Stewart
Photograph by Nicole Leigh Photography

Mariah Stewart is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels as well as several novellas and short stories. She lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors county life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her at and follow her and on Instagram @mariah_stewart_books.

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Looking for more?
Mariah Stewart’s separate series, the bestselling Chesapeake Diaries, has been a favorite with readers since 2010. The eleventh installment,The Chesapeake Bride, will publish August 29, 2017!  Don't miss these upcoming store events with Mariah...

Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30 pm
Bethany Beach Books
99 Garfield Parkway
P.O. Box 904
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Wednesday, August 30th, 6:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
Concord Mall
4801 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803


The Mirror Sisters

(Book 1 in The Mirror Sisters series)
V.C. Andrews®
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Books
$7.99 Mass Market Paperback Original
ISBN: 9781476792361

About the book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series, which have become Lifetime movies in 2014-2016, V.C. Andrews® unveils the The Mirror Sistersa riveting start to a new series about the saga of identical twin sisters tortured by their perfectionist mother to become more and more alike—until one of them snaps.


Because they’re identical twins, their mother insists that everything about them be identical: their clothes, their toys, their friends . . . the number of letters in their names, Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald. If one gets a hug, the other must, too. If one gets punished, the other must be, too.

Homeschooled at an early age, when the girls attend a real high school they find little ways to highlight the differences between them. But when Haylee runs headfirst into the dating scene, both sisters are thrust into a world their mother never prepared them for—causing one twin to pursue the ultimate independence. The dark disparity between the two girls may spell the difference between life . . . and a fate worse than death.

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Make room on your shelves for the whole set!
The Mirror Sisters, Book 1 (October 25, 2016) - OUT NOW
Broken Glass, Book 2 (February 28, 2017) - OUT NOW

Shattered Memories, Book 3 (October 31, 2017) - COMING SOON!

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Praise for The Mirror Sisters:

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This is classic V. C. Andrews—dark and gothic, with a pair of tormented sisters…It’s very good that a second and third installment are planned soon. You’ll see what I mean when you finish [The Mirror Sisters]…the story is always building and the tension increasing. If you like Andrews or gothic horror, you’ll race through this book, shivering with dark delight.”
—Suspense magazine

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About the author:

V.C. Andrews
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One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, first in the renowned Dollanganger family series, which includes Petals on the WindIf There Be ThornsSeeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The family saga continues with Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of FoxworthChristopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother.  V.C. Andrews has written more than seventy novels, which have sold over 106 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-five foreign languages. Join the conversation about the world of V.C. Andrews at

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Looking for more?
In a separate series, the four Girls of Spindrift e-novellas together form a prequel for Bittersweet Dreams—a paperback which is available now! The second e-novella in The Girls of Spindrift series, Donna, will publish August 14, 2017.


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There....did you get all that?
Good because while YOU were soaking up the bookish goodness of the titles on hand, I was preparing the GIVEAWAY!  Now is your chance to win BOTH titles courtesy of Simon & Schuster.  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below and you're in it to win it!

Open to US residents only; no P.O. Boxes please.
Entries accepted through midnight CST August 18th, 2017.  Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond with their full name, and mailing address for prize send out by the publisher.  If no response is received in the given time, a new winner will be chosen. SFIR is not responsible for lost prizes.

Simon & Schuster

Many thanks to Melissa at Simon & Schuster for the chance to participate in this fabulous promotion.  (THANKS!)  For more information on the titles listed, the authors, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. 

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


NoraA said...

I've read the Last Chance Matinee and totally enjoyed it. I'd love to be able to put it on my home library shelf and collect them as they come out.

traveler said...

My sister and I are 3 years apart. When we were very young we used to ride bikes together all over the neighborhood and farther afield. This was during the 1950's when we could ride as far as we wanted to, as long as we wanted to and just enjoy summer and the freedom. I never forget those days and our time together.

Meredith said...

My sister's always been a good friend. We're miles apart now, but looking forward to seeing her when she can come back into town!

nrlymrtl said...

My current favorite memory is of my sister at her wedding - it was a fantasy dragons and elves themed wedding and we had so much fun.

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