Sunday, September 8, 2013

Leaving Haven by Kathleen McCleary....Review & Give Away!

I just finished up a really engrossing read that I have been so excited to tell you all about.   Leaving Haven by Kathleen McCleary is hitting the shelves October 1st and I strongly recommend getting your pre orders in now!  Here is the scoop...


Book Description
Getting what you want is just the beginning. Now you have to discover what you truly need. . . .
Georgia Bing and Alice Kinnaird have always been there for each other. Eager to help her best friend have another baby after several miscarriages, Alice donates one of her eggs. When Georgia learns she's going to have the baby boy she's always wanted, she's thrilled—until a devastating discovery destroys her dreams. 

While Alice is happy to help her friend get pregnant, she also feels a twinge of disappointment that her own life is missing something . . . something she desperately craves. On the surface, Alice has everything—a busy social life, a great job, a faithful husband, an amazing teenage daughter. But her well-ordered world is knocked off its axis when she's tempted by a forbidden passion that threatens the bonds of friendship, marriage, and motherhood that sustain her. 

As the safety of their past is shattered, Georgia and Alice must embark on journeys of self-discovery—odysseys filled with surprising challenges that will test them and force them to confront the truth about their lives . . . and the choices they've made. 

 First of all, this book is very well written.  McCleary has created well developed characters and a riveting story line in Leaving Haven.   I found the story line to be original and very emotionally charged.  I have to be careful here because I don't want to give away any plot twists!  I found myself mesmerized by the friendship (and hardships!) of Georgia and Alice and at times, blown away by the choices people make.  Wowza!  I will say that I did find in the beginning that the book was a wee bit hard to follow because the storytellers switched as did the time period but to be fair, I read it over a weekend spent camping and I was exhausted from little sleep in a tent with three little monkey's!  Once I got into the groove of the style I couldn't put it down!

If you a looking for a good page turner that focuses on friendships and the emotional roller coasters they can be this is the book for you.  Leaving Haven is  a wonderful read and would be the perfect pick for your book club!  Pre-order your copy today on Amazon....





I am so pleased to tell you that the generous folks at William Morrow Paperbacks are giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Leaving Haven! Thanks so much to the sponsor! To enter, click on the Rafflecopter link that follows. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

28 comments:

Sherri L said...

I love sitting on the beach to read, but unfortunately I haven't gotten to go for years now...

harolde said...

I like sitting inside in the air conditioner on my easy chair.

Angie Bloor said...

In my comfy recliner in our air conditioned house is where I do read but I'd love to be in a little house with a view of Cannon Beach in Oregon!

Anonymous said...

What a great review! Can't wait to read it!

Nancy said...

I like to read on our living room couch!

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sunnie said...

I like to read in bed at nighttime
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helpful heather said...

i have a chair i read in heather.ann.loftus@gmail.com

The Wheeler's said...

I like reading in my basement while my kids are playing
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Kim May said...

I like to read at a local park.

degood said...

I have a cosy leather chair that I like to curl up in with a blanket and a book.

Nicole C. said...

My favorite place to read a good book is in my bed!

Emi Pearce said...

I like to read in our backyard on a rocking bench.

Debbie Lewis said...

I like to read in the sunroom

Dawn Schultz said...

I like to cuddle up on my bed to read a good book!

Lisa P. said...

I like to read in bed.

Megan Parsons said...

I love to read in the hammock!

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Megan Parsons said...

I love to read in the hammock!

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Atreau said...

I love to read in my sunroom.

kathy dalton said...

I love to read myself to sleep in my bed

Monja Blue said...

Curled up in a window seat overlooking the patio, in air contioned comfort!Thanks for a chance to win this intriguing book!

Laura West said...

I love reading in window seats when I can, but since I don't have one I usually enjoy sitting by a lake to read, it's quiet and peaceful.

Barbara said...

I love to read outside on my patio in the evenings.

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Mihaela Day said...

My favorite place to read a book is curled up on the sofa

Nesca said...

i like to read in bed

Tiffany Kinsey said...

I love reading in the tub. That's mommy's quiet time, and it's so relaxing, soaking in a nice hot bath, and reading a good book.

blew415 said...

I have a bay window that looks out into my yard

Anonymous said...

i love reading at the lake
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teachinmomma123 said...

I love setting my Papasan Chair like a birds nest and reclining in it.