Thursday, September 15, 2011

THE WINTERS IN BLOOM by LISA TUCKER

Winner of The Winters In Bloom is:
Lesley Davis, ESQ
Please email me your full name and address so I can get you your book! Thanks! Congrats!





I absolutely love it when I discover a new author by hosting these book promotions and I’m thrilled to have found Lisa Tucker! I’m sure many of you have already read one of her five books, which include Shout Down the Moon, The Song Reader and Once Upon a Day, which are now all on MY TBR list. I’m still shaking my head at how I have missed this talented author.

But no more! Now I’m excited to bring to you her sixth and latest novel, The Winters In Bloom, which I read in record time! I would describe it as part mystery, part family drama, and part love story.

The Winters in Bloom is about David & Kyra Winter, two very loving but extremely overprotective parents of a darling little boy who is kidnapped in his own backyard. Both parents blame themselves for his disappearance and suspect their pasts have finally caught up with them.


Tucker takes the reader through the now as we watch as David and Kyra wait to see if Michael will return home safely. We also see how David and Kyra’s lives unfolded before the two of them met – to discover the secrets they kept from one another, to make them think they deserve this new fate of unhappiness that has been bestowed upon them by the kidnapping of their child.


Lisa writes with passion and her characters are bold and real. This is one book that I tore through, and couldn't wait to get to the end. She kept up the mystery part - I had my guesses but Tucker wrote a surprising thriller which was also heartfelt and beautiful!

Back of the Book Blurb:

Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be.  They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, whom they adore.  Yet because of their complicated histories, Kyra and David have always feared that this domestic bliss couldn’t last - that the life they created was destined to be disrupted.  And on one perfectly ordinary summer day, it is: Michael disappears from his own backyard.  The only question is whose past has finally caught up with them. David feels sure that Michael was taken by his troubled ex-wife, while Kyra believes the kidnapper must be someone from her estranged family, someone she betrayed years ago.

As the Winters embark on a journey of time and memory to find Michael, they will be forced to admit these suspicions, revealing secrets about themselves they’ve always kept hidden.  But they will also have a chance to discover that it’s not too late to have the family they’ve dreamed of; that even if the world is full of risks, as long as they have hope, the future can bloom.

Read the First Chapter HERE: The Winters In Bloom
Lisa also wrote an amazing novella called Agoraphobics in Love which you can buy for your e-readers for just 99 cents!

To enter to win The Winters In Bloom, since the title has the word BlOOm in it and I can’t think of a clever question to ask, I’m going to ask you this: Tell me a word that comes to mind that has a double O in it.

I’m currently thinking of the word: mOOdy!

If you have not had a chance to enter this week's earlier book It’s Hard Not to HateYou there is still time! Click on the highlighted link and it'll take you to that post.

Good luck and happy Friday!

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For future posts, just so you all know, you can always go back to previous book features to check to see who the winner is -- that's how you'll find out if you've won or not, and you can still enter if there's not a winner's name posted on the top and highlighted! I usually choose a winner for each book anywhere from 3-7 days after I post a feature!

Thanks for checking out the Fall Fab Giveaway – we’ve got TONS more books coming your way through mid-October and then. I'll be featuring 2-3 each week. At the end of ALL the individual books featured and given away, one or two lucky winners will win the WHOLE batch of the books.

If you’ve got particular questions on how the Giveaway works, check the ORIGINAL POST HERE, or feel free to email me! Thanks!

Good luck everyone! And I really enjoy your comments too!

Thanks for reading and being a part of this promotion! To find out all the details on how to participate throughout the whole promotion click the previous link!


I also blog at Real Moms Guide if you'd like to read some of my other work.


If you're new here, check out the rules and all the books at in the promotion HERE.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and I'll answer it in the thread, or email me at stephanieelliot@gmail.com. It is always at my discretion to change things up, and because of some regulations, I guess I must say that the books I review are given to me by either the authors or publishers or publicists, and I am never paid for my reviews, and they are my own personal reviews, and you know what, because I'm here telling you this anyway, I will also tell you that I never review a book I don't like, because you know what, why waste my time, life is too short to read a crappy book! There.

114 comments:

Margaret said...

This book makes my heart pound! Being a Mother that would be a nightmare to discover your child gone. Okay for the question the first word that popped into my mind was soon. Not sure why but there it is.

Margaret(singitm)
singitm@hotmail.com

Janet said...

I don't want to copy you, but moody popped into my mind too, mostly because I am surrounded by boxes, packing nonstop, and that has made me moody thinking of mooving.

Okay, I know that is bad, but you have to give me points for trying. :)

Melissa said...

Boob. haha
-tmd636

Anonymous said...

Book.

Stefanie R.

Lilianarenee said...

Fool was the first one :)

MonaLisa said...

Cook :)

Dolly said...

Bookkeeper (having 3 consecutive sets of 'doubles', it captivates me - it's also what I do)

I'm really looking forward to reading 'The Winters in Bloom', it sounds facinating!

TaraUB said...

Zoom. TaraUB in IN

Anonymous said...

The word zoo popped into my head when I saw the question. Thanks for all these wonderful books.

-Donna W.

Kayo said...

I remember my Mom saying Loo Loo, have no idea what it means or if it really is a word. And definitely coo coo!
:-)

jdstec said...

pool. I hate to see summer end.

kathygold9778 said...

How about...SWOON! LOL! I was just reading a romance book set in the 1800's and apparently that's what the women like to do! :)

kathygold9778

Ally said...

Smooth, something I definitely am not.

Ally N

Carly said...

Booty!
'Cause it's a cool word.

Carly H

ncsuloges said...

Obviously I am not very creative because BOOM was the first word to come to my mind.

Twins + 1 said...

Food.....I'm hungry! :)

Robynn78 said...

all I can think of with winter approaching, and the book title, The Winters in Bloom is "cooped up" I will feel stuck in the house!! Dont get me wrong love having a fireplace, reading, baking, making fun holiday projects with the kids, but after awhile I feel cooped up!! Can't wait till spring!!

BrendaL71 said...

Noon...that's what came to mind since it's 8am, Friday and at work. So it would love if it was noon already.

Emma S. said...

food.

absolutahnie said...

balloon! i had a dream that i was flying last night so it fits!

Crystal said...

Wood.

as in: how much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? LOL!

(the obvious answer is: a wood chuck would chuck that amount of wood that a wood chuck would chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood)

and yes i knew the answer. i'm weird like that. LOL!

Crystal717

Anonymous said...

Oostburg, as in a small city in Wisconsin...guess who????! Luv u, Steph.

Juliet Farmer said...

cocoon (three "o"s, because i'm an overachiever!)

MamamicheleTN said...

My favorite "oo" word is "oops". Not sure exactly WHAT that says about me, since I majored in English in college! :)

Julia said...

"Cool" comes to mind, as we've just gotten a blast of crisp, cool fall air here in Boston.

julia_maranan at hotmail dot com

lynnbelo said...

Moon! It was still out when I walked into work this morning.
:)

Megan said...

Raccoon!
ID: eloisepeaches

DaphneSFL said...

Loopy. That's how I feel :)

buttah said...

bOOks...Kinda feel that's appropriate...since you love to give them away to us, and we love to read them!!

Denise said...

This book is going on my TBR list, even if I don't win it!

Room is the first word I thought of.

Margie said...

I think of "google", because I am always searching for something!

Hally said...

Boon, or noon. :)
Thanks for the giveaway Manic

equinn726 said...

Scooter! This looks like a great book! Thanks for doing these contests, MaNic!

CAnative said...

My double "o" word is BOO! Only because I am already seeing Halloween candy and costumes in stores....in Sept!

Nicole

keltban said...

GOOD and COOL. Those are two that came to me right away

Krissy said...

Let's go with...Hoodwinked.

Anonymous said...

Boob - Jill Fay

Colleen Turner said...

How about broom...thanks for the giveaways!
Colleen Turner

Lizett34 said...

Book

Neckmeat said...

Poop! :) Happy Friday Manic readers!!

BethC said...

FOOD was the first word that popped in to my head...and POOP just popped in to it when I was typing popped! LOL

Mama Taz said...

Boober-- the nickname of the best dog I ever owned--Cody Rott/Shepard-mixed he was my BFF during the toughest years of my life 21 -32 RIP--

Books & Reviews said...

Soon

Bernadette7 said...

BOOTY!!!!

Jenn3128 said...

I've got BLOOD on my mind...just finished getting all caught up on my True Blood episodes! That finale knocked me on my butt.

Bridget said...

Food! ha ha
It's all about the food is a big saying at our house.
Iambtinrb

Trish Ryan said...

Steph, welcome to the world of Lisa Tucker's writing. She's amazing.

A word with two o's in it...

Kaboom?
Moo?

Here's to the vision I just gave you of an exploding cow :)

Melissa said...

Book was the first word that popped in my head. Melissa Rem

Terri said...

Moody was what first popped into my head, but since that was yours, I'll give you the second...POOP!

Yup, displaying the third grader in me!

Terri M.

Kristi said...

Um, book!

Kristi Marie W.

Karie said...

Hoodie. Only cuz I can't wait for the TX heat to pass, and for it to be cool enough to start wearing them again! LOL

your invisible pixie said...

roommate! ha

Jezebel's Mama said...

Boomerang

faithspage said...

fOOd

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Nanette said...

Skookum. (Yes..it's a word! We use it up here in Alaska a lot.) Hugs, Nan

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

FOOD!

animallover75 said...

The first thing that popped into by head was LOOK.

animallover75 said...

The first thing that popped into by head was LOOK.

Joani15 said...

The work that comes to mind with oo's is groovy. OOps that dated me. HA

cindy r said...

A friend of mine uses SWOON all the time and it sounds so natural coming from her. I've tried to use it and it just doesn't work. I love that word. I've used it in letters and emails, but I so wish I could use it verbally.
Cindy In Miami
writeoncindy@yahoo.com
Have a wonderful weekend!

Krystal said...

Since I'm nursing my 2 week old, all I can think of is boob! Ha!
kndyer

Coleen said...

Moody is the first word that comes to my mind. . .especially since it is exactly how I have been feeling lately!!!!

kwertz12 said...

Food. Totally unoriginal, but I'm on a strict diet/lifestyle change...so...yeah. lol

Christina said...

Not sure why but the first word that came to mind was POOPY. Haha, maybe I've been babysitting my niece too much lately :)

ChristinaL

Kristi said...

fOOd!!

I mean, come on, I'm a woman :)

BTW, I got chills reading your description of this book. Will definitely be buying if I don't win!

Kristi Hooke

Kim W. said...

Book and poopy both come to mind. Ewww....I know. But I was just reading my bOOk and am now stopping to change my daughter's pOOpy diaper :)

kewalker1972@gmail.com

Carie Casey said...

Bloody. I don't know why. Not like gross bloody but like english bloody. Like Bloody Hell.

Carie

The Poty's said...

I'm thinking boobies!

ludy2288 said...

boob was the first thing that popped into my head

Tiffany Drew said...

I will have to go with food, because I am hungry but way too tired to get up and do anything about it lol. I need a personal chef :)

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

michelle m! said...

pOOp....as a GI nurse, I see lots!

Amy R. said...

boobies!

Dani In Chicago said...

goop

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Zoom!

susieqlaw said...

Noodle

Mrs. Sweet Life said...

Noon

Bev V said...

Loony Toons!

Anonymous said...

Pooped!

Colbey J

Amanda Leigh said...

Woo

Katie said...

Food because it is breakfast time and I do not have any food in the house :(

Ready To Be A Momma said...

My word is BOOKS! I love all things books!
qweska8402

karenk said...

'room' was the first word that came to mind...

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

EBrowning said...

Book was the first word that came to my mind when I read this. :)

Kimmi said...

Gloomy - as is currently the weather here.

kswederski said...

Well a couple words- football it is the season - but book is another one

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Book!

Jencey said...

Soon, moon, boon

Writer's Corner

jenceyg msn com

Philly said...

Nook, where I can curl up and read a good book!

-Philly5

Emily said...

Why, oh why, I have no idea...but...

TOOT


Emily116

Erin G said...

It is almost Sunday afternoon... so the words that comes to my mind are football and food!

Joelle said...

Cool. or Kool-aid. lol. :D

LizzybethDJ said...

the first double "oo" word that popped into my mind was BOOK! :)

TinaPow said...

Boo!

meandmom said...

Caboose.

jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

IandSsmom said...

Well I thought of bloody which maybe isn't the best word for 6am but it is bloody early!! :) This looks like a great book!

Liz said...

BROOM! I just became the last person on Earth to read Harry Potter.

kimmy25 said...

Book! That is the word that comes to mind!

StereoQueenBee said...

The word that I am thinking of is "SOON" - and hopefully I'll be winning soon. ;)

I love Lisa Tucker's books and this looks great!

Sabrina-Kate
queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

krstrpp said...

DOOM! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Susan said...

BallOOns!! Love'em!

I have had this book on my TBR list since I first saw it being promoted on blogs. I have never read this author either and am looking forward to discovering her books.

Becki*** said...

loom

Anonymous said...

cook cuz I was thinking of tomorrow's dinner planning. patticole

Ronit said...

Book was the first one that came to mind

fourkidsmom4 said...

Noodle. :)

Brenda
fourkidsmom4@gmail.com

fourkidsmom4 said...

Noodle. :)

Brenda
fourkidsmom4@gmail.com

Leslie said...

ZOO...my life! LeslieGC

Amy Goddard said...

Sorry, but boob was the first thing in my head.

Amy Goddard

Mom'sLove said...

Books... This sounds like a great read.. Add me to pile!
Amanda at Mom's Love

CherylB said...

Hmmm, how about voodoo? It's got 2 sets of "oo"!

cabest@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Food! It's time for me to eat lunch. LOL!
I have this one best friend who I have an inside joke with where we substitute vowels in names for "OO." She calls me "Mooloosoo." :)

Melissa A from CLC

Leah B said...

I am thinking food - only because it is lunch time!

Jennifer said...

I've no idea why but BOOM was the first thing that popped into my head...
jmndowning@gmail.com

Amy said...

smooch!

amyrbromberg(at)gmail(dot)com

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMMENTING! NO COMMENTS AFTER THIS COMMENT WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS BOOK! THANK YOU! CHECK OUT THE NEXT BOOKS OFFERED FOR THE FALL FAB GIVEAWAY! THANKS, MANIC MOMMY