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I am so very excited to announce a giveaway for  you to have a chance to win a copy of  Eden along with  a matching tote bag! This book was a 5 star read for me and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with you.  This title is also a July selection for the BookSparks #SRC2017 Reading Challenge, which is a HUGE honor for a debut author.



“Eden is one woman’s story, echoing four women’s’ stories, and is, at the same time, all women’s story.  It creates a collage of female experience around the drama of introducing Becca’s long lost daughter and her impending financial despair. Determined to write the type of book I enjoy reading, my novel weaves together multiple points of view and chronologies.  I hope you love it.” – Jeanne

“..a beautifully written masterpiece that takes you on a historical journey….” —BOSTON HERALD

“A stirring historical novel perfect for women’s fiction fans.” —BOOKLIST

“If you enjoy reading family sagas that cover real history and life, this is a must-read for you.” —  READER’S FAVORITE

“This beautifully written family saga firmly establishes Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg as a rising writer to watch – and it will likely have you liking your family a whole lot more this summer.” —  REDBOOK

“Blasberg’s evocative prose captures the place and atmosphere…. An engrossing, character-driven family saga.” –KIRKUS

“This debut novel rings with lively dialogue that vivifies the rarified ethos of a family across generations.” — The Improper Bostonian

Becca Meister Fitzpatrick, wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community, is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. While coming to terms with what is likely to be her last season in Long Harbor, she decides to introduce the child she gave up for adoption fifty years prior to the family. Inspired by her granddaughter’s acceptance in the face of impending single-motherhood, Becca summons the courage to reveal the secret she’d been forced to bury. The question is how her daughter, Rachel, will react. They’d always had a strained relationship, made rockier when Rachel came home from college with an unplanned pregnancy of her own.

Eden is the account of the days leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret, and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, interwoven with the century old history of Becca’s family, of her parents’ beginnings and ascent into affluence, and of her mother’s own secret struggles in the grand home her father named “Eden”.

Chick Lit Cafe  says EDEN is splendid, majestic, and engaging.

The Loud Library Lady calls EDEN “a love story to a family property and the beach community it inhabits….


Kate (aka The Loud Library Lady), my favorite Wisconsin librarian and book reviewer who has become a great friend through Instagram, and I are partnering with the author on this giveaway, and we are so excited to share this title that we both adored so much. We both gave it 5 glowing stars and are sharing our love for it far and wide so this debut author and her wonderful book get into more hands.

Now, the entire giveaway is happening on Instagram, because 1) that's where Kate  and I met and spend the majority of our book reviewing time, and 2) because it's how Jeanne Blasberg first found me to reach out to me about this book!  Kate and I love our bookstagram friends and want them all to get a chance at reading this book for FREE! If you aren't on Instagram yet, you should head on over and set up an account - my reading life has grown by leaps and bounds from the recommendations I have gotten and connections I have made there.


I have made things VERY easy for you by including a link to my giveaway post below - all you need to do is follow these 3 accounts below on Instagram and comment on my post tagging 2 friends! You get an extra entry by commenting on Kate's post as well! I have included that right below mine to make it even EASIER! The contest runs through Friday, June 2nd, and is open to US addresses only.

Accounts to follow:








Have I convinced you yet? Even if you don't enter the giveaway, make sure you grab this one from your local library or bookstore!



DISCLAIMER: The author provided me with a finished copy of this book for review purposes, and I reached out to her asking if she wanted to work with us on a giveaway. I have not been compensated in any way for any of my posts or reviews related to this book - I just believe firmly in spreading the word about books and authors I love.



Eden by Jeanne Blasberg

Eden by Jeanne Blasberg