Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paperback Release & Giveaway: Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin




About Sea Escape
Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to Henry and Claire, when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to Sea Escape, the pristine beach home that Helen took refuge in when her carefully crafted life unraveled years ago, after the death of her beloved husband, Joseph. There, Laura hunts for legendary love letters her father wrote to her mother when he served as a reporter for the Associated Press during wartime Vietnam. Believing the beauty and sway of her father’s words have the power to heal, Laura reads the letters bedside to her mother–a woman who once spoke the language of fabric; of Peony Sky in Jade and Paradise Garden Sage–but who can’t or won’t speak to her now. As Laura delves deeper into her tangled family history, each letter revealing patchwork details of her parents’ marriage, she finds a common thread. A secret, mother and daughter unknowingly share.


Entertainment Weekly chose SEA ESCAPE by Lynne Griffin as one of its ten best books of summer 2010, and it was chosen as an Indie Next List pick. I read and reviewed SEA ESCAPE last summer in its hardback edition and loved it. This is part of my review (You can read the full review, here:

"Sea Escape beautifully unravels the struggles between mother-daughter relationships as well as the bonds that run so deeply. It's a novel that I could connect to as I enjoy reading about mother-daughter relationships and their complexities. Ms. Griffin has created a richly layered story filled with strong characters and the beauty of the New England area.  Sea Escape is the perfect summertime read for those who enjoy reading about mother-daughter relationships and women's fiction with the beautiful backdrop of New England."

Sea Escape is being released, today, June 7th  in its paperback edition. This is the perfect summertime book to throw into your beach bag, read pool side or inside lounging in the comfort of your own home. Sea Escape has so many themes to discuss related to mother-daughter relationships, aging parents, adulthood, parenting and more. It would make an excellent book to discuss with a book club. 





About Lynne Griffin:

Lynne Griffin writes about family life. She is the author of Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster, July 2010), Life Without Summer-A novel (St. Martin’s Press, 2009), and the nonfiction parenting title, Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment, (Penguin, 2007). Lynne teaches family studies at the graduate level, and writing at Grub Street Writers in Boston. She appears regularly on Boston’s Fox Morning News talking about family life issues. Lynne writes for the blog, Family Life Stories. Her third novel will be published by Simon & Schuster in spring 2012. For more about her work visit www.LynneGriffin.com.



Check out this wonderful video where Lynne talks about her parents love letters, the inspiration for this fictional story about complicated grief and mothers & daughters:







*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

I have two copies  of SEA ESCAPE to give away complements of  the publisher, Simon & Schuster.

To Enter:   

For 1 Entry: All you have to do is leave a comment about this review and what you found interesting about SEA ESCAPE. Make sure to include your email address (no email, no entry)

For a 2nd Entry (Separate Comment):  Follow my blog, you can follow through Google Friend Connect to the left in my side column. If you already do, thank you, and please  make sure to let me know in your comment so I can pass the entry on to you as well. Make sure to include your email address (no email, no entry).

For a 3rd Entry (Separate Comment): Spread the word about this giveaway and Retweet, retweet button below my name at the end of this post. Make sure to include your email address (no email, no entry).


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Enter by June 30, 2011



42 comments:

  1. I also like to read books about relationships, so this should be a good one!

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  3. It seems like a poignant read and I'm interested to know what the secret is.

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  5. Sometimes mother and daughter relationships are so hard to understand. I would love to read this.

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful book about family relationships. I am intrigued by the love letters also.
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  10. Let's face it. I read for characters and how they deal with their lives. I think this book will hit the spot. :-)

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  11. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Its about family relations and I also intrigued by the lowe letters also., Please enter me in contest Tore923@aol.com

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  12. What a beautiful cover & it really sounds like a beautiful story.

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  15. love love the cover!
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  17. I love books that delve into relationships. It doesn't hurt that it's set in New England. I'd love to read Sea Escape. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. This one sounds terrific. Mother/daughter relationships always fascinate me. I'd love to win!

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  23. This sounds like the perfect beach read! I'm drawn to it because of the mother/daughter estrangement aspect, but the secrets are also enticing. :)

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  27. I would love to read this book and then pass it along to my mother so we could discuss it Thanks
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  30. New England is one of my favorite places in the world, and mother/daughter relationships are always make for good drama. I'll share this one with Mom, for sure!

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  33. I had a very close relationship with my mom. I think this would be a comfortable story to read.

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  34. I'm dying to find out about the secret the two women share!

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  36. I would like to read about a daughter finding out aboiut her family history.

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  37. I enjoy books about mother-daughter relationships and would love to win this one.

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  39. SEA ESCAPE sounds like the perfect summertime book to read inside lounging in the comfort of my home because due to my sickness, I can't go to the beach now, but I still love to read books like the one's I used to read while lounging on the beach.
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  40. I find it interesting in this book that mother and daughter unknowingly share a secret. It makes for great reading. I love Lynne's books, and the cover is so cute. Please enter me. Thanks!

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