Aug 10, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway: Off Season *CLOSED*

Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons

From Hachette Book Group:

Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons's new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss. For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly--happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story loss. After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past--to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety-- to try to figure out her future. It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.

My Review:
I loved this book! I like stories with an ocean, lake, or other waterfront setting, and the author described coastal Maine in beautiful detail. It made me want to travel there and spend a summer. (I wish!) The characters were developed so completely, that I felt as though I was getting to know each of them. I especially liked Lilly. She was wise, strong, and determined, even as a child. She had a rich life, experiencing adventure, love, and loss. Off Season is full of joy and sadness, and it made me feel like laughing and crying, as it drew me in to the lives of Lilly, her friends, and her family. I highly recommend it.

Off Season can be purchased at many online and brick-and-mortar retailers such as,, and Borders.


Thanks to Valerie and Hachette Book Group, I have 5 copies of Off Season to give away.


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