Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spotlight/Giveaway: Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews

About the Book

Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date:  May 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster when a film crew destroyed property on an avocado grove. And Greer ended up with the blame.

Now Greer has been given one more chance—a shot at finding the perfect undiscovered beach town for a big budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town. There’s one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino—which will be perfect for the film’s climax—when the bad guys blow it up in an all-out assault on the townspeople.

Greer slips into town and is ecstatic to find the last unspoilt patch of the Florida gulf coast. She takes a room at the only motel in town, and starts working her charm. However, she finds a formidable obstacle in the town mayor, Eben Thinadeaux. Eben is a born-again environmentalist who’s seen huge damage done to the town by a huge paper company. The bay has only recently been re-born, a fishing industry has sprung up, and Eben has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. The only problem is that he finds Greer way too attractive for his own good, and knows that her motivation is in direct conflict with his. 

Will true love find a foothold in this small beach town before it’s too late and disaster strikes?  Told with Mary Kay Andrews inimitable wit and charm, Beach Town is this year’s summer beach read!


Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of Save the Date, Christmas Bliss, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues, as well as ten mysteries written under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. A former journalist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Now, it's your turn to win a hardcover copy of this book. Thanks to the publicist and publisher, I have one hardcover to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

4) For one extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway.

5) For one extra entry: Tell us your favorite place to visit in the summer.

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No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on May 19th (midnight est) and ends on May 26th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. Thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway! I will add this to my blog's sidebar. The book sounds very good.

  2. Any place the water is love to lay out with a good book.

  3. Cape Cod! That's where. Preferrably east ( north) of Hyannis

  4. I love the coastline of the new england states

  5. My favorite summer getaway is St. Augustine, Florida!

  6. I think this one looks like a lot of fun. Great 'summer' read.

  7. I"m a Jersey girl, so anywhere on the Jersey Shore is my favorite place in my memories. Since Inow live in sunny FLA it's always summer :)

  8. I love to go to Ogunquit, ME in the summer. It is a beautiful little town with no chain stores or restaurants.

  9. We live on a small lake in the middle of Kansas. We have a boat in the back yard and a beach about a minute away! This is my favorite summer spot, with my hubby driving the boat and my dog, Bear, cuddling with me in the seat

  10. My favorite place to visit is almost any beach... Gulf Coast works great for me. I love her books!

  11. Assateaque Island is my favorite beach. Fun in the sun, fishing, hard shell crab, sand, beach , horses and
    Campfires at night.
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot) com
    Carol Smith

  12. Any where along the East coast. This will be another good book by a great author.

  13. This summer my favorite place to visit will be my back yard. We just finished a remodel so have a beautiful retreat with patio and Koi pond.

    When the weather starts to get warm like this I love beach reads.

  14. My favorite place to visit in the summer is Lake Tahoe, NV.

  15. I have two favorite places to visit during the summer months. I've been enjoying Destin, Florida vacations since I was a child. Beautiful beaches!! A bit touristy now but still worth the trip. My all time favorite destination is the South Carolina Lowcountry. Cannot be beat!!

  16. My favorite place to visit is a tranquil, beautiful beach where I can walk for miles, read and dream. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. I like going to the lake and listening to the wildlife.

  18. I love to visit St. Augustine Fl in the summer (and in the winter) :)

  19. We go to our children's home and visit the grandchildren while they are out of school.

  20. Duluth, MN - where I grew up!

  21. I love lying on my lounger with a good book , listening to the kids run and play in the water . This book sounds like the perfect summer read! kathambre@yahoo.com

  22. My favorite place to visit in the summer is the Tennessee mountains. It's cooler and the mountains and great smoky national park is perfect to visit and read books.

  23. Either the Oregon Coast or the Mountains. Anywhere that I can curl up with a good book

  24. Would love to win this book. My favorite place to visit is Kentucky and Tennessee. Have friends and family there and they are beautiful areas.

  25. My back porch with an iced coffee and a good book! I do most of my traveling in books

  26. I like to visit Ft. Walton Beach. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  27. Mary Kay Andrews is perfect for beach reading, my favorite summer place.

  28. Rehoboth Beach DE, and Lancaster County PA.

  29. In the past it's been to go to a theme park nearby like of course Disneyland or Magic Mountain :)


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