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ANOTHER book giveaway this week! (Did you catch the one on Eden? It runs through June 2nd!)

I am teaming up with a group of my favorite bookstagram friends to run a giveaway for the new suspense novel out on June 1st from Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke ~ The Good Widow.

Here is the description and my review of this book, followed by the giveaway information - I hope you join us on Instagram for the contest!

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

(Lake Union Publishing - June 1, 2017)


Elementary school teacher Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales’s marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was…until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn’t alone.

For Jacks, laying her husband to rest was hard. But it was even harder to think that his final moments belonged to another woman—one who had left behind her own grieving and bewildered fiancé. Nick, just as blindsided by the affair, wants answers. So he suggests that he and Jacks search for the truth together, retracing the doomed lovers’ last days in paradise.

Now, following the twisting path of that fateful road, Jacks is learning that nothing is ever as it seems. Not her marriage. Not her husband. And most certainly not his death…


I really enjoyed the author’s previous work,  The Status of All Things - and loved how fun and different the plot was.  The Good Widow is a departure from their previous books  as they head into the territory of thrillers (my personal favorite), and I applaud the authors for making the leap to a new genre! I loved the Hawaiian setting for much of this story, as well as Jacks' and Beth's sister-relationship.  The book started as a slow burn for me, but midway through Lisa and Liz turned up the heat and I found myself racing through the last half, eager to see what was going to happen next. The Good Widow examines the relaltionship between a husband and a wife and the lies that we tell ourselves and those around us.  I can't wait to see what Lisa and Liz write in the future - no matter what genre they write next, I will be first in line waiting for my copy.

Thanks to the authors for providing me with a digital advance review copy of this title!


Here is the Instagram post listing all of the contest info - it runs through midnight CST on May 31st and there are 4 copies available! Come join us! If you don't get in on the giveaway, head to your local bookstore or library on June 1st to grab a copy.

Prose and Palate The Good Widow Giveaway



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