Friday, February 24, 2012

The Legacy of Eden Blog Tour & Giveaway...

Earlier this month I filled you in on a fun book tour scavenger hunt I was chosen to be a part of. The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy was a book I enjoyed immensely and I was so excited to be chosen as one of the stops on the scavenger hunt!  In case you have some catching up to do on reading the excerpts, click HERE to find a full day by day listing.  Here is the scoop on the book that I nabbed me from start to finish and that I have been chomping at the bit to tell you about...

For generations, Aurelia was the crowning glory of more than three thousand acres of Iowa farmland and golden cornfields. The estate was a monument to matriarch Lavinia Hathaway’s dream to elevate the family name – no matter what relative or stranger she had to destroy in the process. It was a desperation that wrought the downfall of the Hathaways – and the once prosperous farm.
Now the last inhabitant of the decaying old home has died – alone. None of the surviving members of the Hathaway family want anything to do with the farm, the land, or the memories.
Especially Meredith Pincetti. Now living in New York City, for seventeen years Lavinia’s youngest grandchild has tried to forget everything about her family and her past. But with the receipt of a pleading letter, Meredith is again thrust into conflict with the legacy that destroyed her family’s once-great name. Back at Aurelia, Meredith must confront the rise and fall of the Hathaway family… and her own part in their mottled history.

And now for the excerpt I am lucky enough to be able to share with you...

And I shuddered so violently, I had to clamp a hand over my mouth to stop myself from crying out.
“We’ll leave you to think about it. But please—” his voice retracted back into smooth professionalism “—don’t take too long.”
It took me three hours to find it. There was a lot of swearing, I tore a button off of my shirt and scratched my arm, but eventually I sat cross-legged on the carpet and smoothed the crackled plastic of the front before I opened the album.
Ava had packed it in my suitcase the night before I left for college, the night I found her in the rose garden. I had opened my trunk in my new dorm to find it slotted between my jeans and cut-off shorts.
I couldn’t bear to look at it for a long time. I had left it in the bottom of the trunk and when I had to repack for Mom’s funeral, I had tipped it out on the floor, daring only to look at it from the corner of my eye.

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This book was such an intense and well written read.  The Hathaway family is the filled with dysfunction and the book chronicles this but it also chronicles the deep love felt for the family land.  There were twist and turns in this book that took my by surprise and kept me frantically turning pages.  I simply could not get enough of the rise and the fall of the Hathaways.  Nelle Davy is a wonderfully descriptive writer and extremely adept at making her characters jump off the page. This is an excellent read and would make a terrific book club pick!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon.... 

I am so pleased to tell you that TWO lucky RBM readers (this on is open to US & Canadian entrants) will win a copy of The Legacy of Eden!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
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36 comments:

CookieMonster said...

Wow thank you so SO much for this amazing opportunity to win a copy of The Legacy of Eden! The Legacy of Eden looks like such an amazing book; it seems just like the kind of book I love! Plus, the cover is so, so gorgeous, and I know it would make any bookshelf look better than awesome! It would be such an honor to win this book, so best of luck to all who enter! Thanks again for this great contest, and I can't wait to find out who wins! :)

Clare @ Blue Archipelago Reviews said...

Dysfunctional - that is the word that was on the tip of my brain when I was writing my review! Just wanted to stop by and see what you thought of the book - glad you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

Kelley said...

The cover had me from first glance. Yes I am a cover lover! The story also looks very intriguing. A story of a young girl who leaves to forget about the past of family problems only guilt-ed to return to something dying and reminding her of why she left already. Sounds griping.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Hifam said...

This sounds very interesting. I'd love to read it.
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Looks like a good book.

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Sarah Walker said...

I love the cover. The cover alone makes me want to read the book. It sounds like a story that could be true. I love fictional stories that could be true stories.

Mon_Cherie said...

First, the cover got me...then I read the blurb-THEN the excerpt! You had me at "Eden".
Thanks for this giveaway!

Hifam said...

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Colleen said...

Looks like a good read!

Nancy said...

I like that it is a family saga!

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Reanne Burnett said...

The cover caught my eye immediately, and I was pleased to read that it's a deeply-woven story. I read anything I can get my hands on in-between library trips. Thanks for the chance!

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Anna Galanos said...

I am really enthralled with the cover!

tatertot374 said...

I must say that the cover first grabbed my attention but the description sounds like a great read.
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Robin said...

I like books that span generations
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

the plot sounds like I could get lost in a new world
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Nicole C. said...

I would love to read this book because I love reading family sagas.

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aggcalifornia said...

My friend read this book and said it was fabulous! I hope that I win it to so I can read it! Thanks!

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Jenna Wood said...

I love the cover art and the strong female lead!

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Marina said...

Don't judge the book by its cover.. But this time I want to do that because it looks great :)

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I like books about families and the cover is excellent!

Beth said...

I love the cover!

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Barbara said...

It interests me that it takes place in the midwest.

A. said...

It has a gorgeous cover. And I love stories where the main characters learn about their own family history and how that has shaped and influenced their own lives.

Jeni Monroe said...

It sounds like a very intriguing read

Crib Couture said...

It seems like a book about loss and the cover is very interesting to me.

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Emily said...

Seems like an interesting read.
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ashley said...

sounds like a really good read

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michedt said...

I read everything I can get my hands on, and really try to not judge a book by its cover. However, this one is down right beautiful. After reading the excerpt, I know that I'd love this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

kpintn said...

The character sounds like someone I can relate to....sounds like a good read!
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momma8385 said...

The Legacy of Eden sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for this giveaway.
:)Jeanne

jadavis said...

I think it would be awesome to be able to go to a farm and land all your own!

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Atreau said...

I like the historical element of the book.