Wednesday, May 30, 2012

THE ARRIVALS by Meg Mitchell Moore

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Here’s a book that’s perfect for all the women in your life – your sister, your mother, your sister-in-law, yourself! The Arrivals hits upon the very touchy subject of what happens when family comes to visit and never leaves! 

When Ginny and William’s three grown children (and their families) arrive home for different reasons and end up staying, the once empty-nesters truly realize the saying “once a parent, always a parent,” is a phrase that you must live by no matter the age of your children.

Back-of-the-book blurb:

It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Burlington, Vermont, comes to an abrupt halt. First, their daughter Lillian arrives, two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely.  When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood—only this time around, their children are facing adult problems.  By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family. 

If you’d like to win The Arrivals, please leave a comment about the relative you’d most like to visit if you had to stay with someone for longer than a week! I’d probably choose my sister-in-law Jessica because she is an amazing cook, and also because she is about to have a newborn baby girl and I could take care of the baby and snuggle with her the whole time! 

And next week, I will also be featuring Meg's brand-new book, SO FAR AWAY, so make sure to be here for that one too! 

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94 comments:

Megan said...

I'd love to stay with my mom for more than a week!
Eloisepeaches

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I would want to stay with my sister for more than a week!
qweska8402

Kristin from Louisville said...

I would like to stay with my cousin Stacey because she lives in San Diego, has wonderful twins, and is very welcoming. Sure she would show me a good time.

ncsuloges said...

My aunt Phyllis and uncle Mark. They always treat me like a Princess. Loving this book a day thing!!!

absolutahnie said...

my nephew mitchell, he's just so much fun!

Joelle said...

I would stay with my parents for more than a week. Even though they are my parents, I have so much fun with them and they are the best. <3

jobella

Katie said...

I would stay for my parents for more than a week. But I would move in with them to save money if we ever were in that position.

Katie of the big 3-0 shape-up

jdstec said...

My Mom.

Bridget O'Neill said...

I would love my mom and stepdad to stay for more than a week. My husband and I love spending time with them, and my daughter adores them!

bjoneill@hotmail.com

Emma S. said...

Um....

I'd love to stay with my mom's cousin who lives in Florida with her husband. Preferably in the winter :)

Jonita said...

It's a toss-up! My mom always takes fantastic care of me when I visit but I would also love to stay with my very favourite brother and sister in law as well!!! Since they live about 10 minutes away from each other, maybe I could visit them both, LOL.

Jonita aka The Book Chick

accidentalgypsy said...

I would like to visit my aunt and uncle in AZ for more than a week. They're like my parents, but more relaxed. :)

Margaret said...

A cousin of mine in Toronto. We always have so much fun together. I really miss hanging out with him.

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

Anonymous said...

I would like to stay with my sister in Boston if I had to stay for an extended trip.

-Donna W.

Juliet Farmer said...

i'd love to stay with my nieces in New York state.

Carie Casey said...

I guess I'd want to stay with my aunt for a week. she could teach me to sew and she bakes the most wonderful things.

Carie

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I would choose my bestest friend/adopted sister Laurie. It was amazing how our 2 families meshed and became one. We spent so much time together and had such great times. I would love to be able to spend time like that with her again and catch up on all the years since. Love you Laurie!

Melissa said...

Can I choose none? sorry I'm in a horrible mood and it's only 7:50am :(

I guess I'd choose my Aunt in Florida.

-tmd636

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Only my mom and dad...

Amy said...

I have the luxury of getting along with me entire family and also getting to see them pretty often. The one I dont get to see is my Nana. I would love to have her visit for as long as she wanted to!

Anonymous said...

My aunt. She lives in sunny California and I just left there. Want to go back again soon. - JillFay

Melissa said...

My grandma. She's 95 and still a hoot! Mel Rem

Luvschocolate said...

My cousin, I haven't seen her in years and we used to be close, already did the move back in mom thing, never again .

JF15 said...

Read this book already. It was a great read!

equinn726 said...

I'd stay with my aunt and uncle (from my father's side) because they are a lot of fun to be around and their home is extremely relaxing.

robynn78/robin.krzyzak@yahoo.com said...

I would love to stay with my psuedo mom in Kingston NY.. We lived there for a couple of years, its beautiful out there, plus we would get to spend time with her, it's been 4 years since we were able to see her last.

CAnative said...

I would stay with my mom.
Nicole

Ally said...

My husband's cousin lives in Australia. I'd love to visit her!

Bridget said...

My oldest daughter. She has a 7 mo. old baby, my first grandson!

iambtinrb

Kimberly Pearlman said...

OMG First of all let me just say this is the life I live currently. Had to move back home with the parents & boyfriend. But already there was my sister, her husband, her 2 kids (1 full time & 1 gone every other weekend) & his daughter (every other weekend), my brother & his youngest daughter every other week as well as his older daughter every other weekend, plus 2 dogs & 3 fish.

I would love to go "visit" my godmother for more than a week. :) She's got the quietest house of everyone I know!

Sslinsky said...

I would want to go stay with my Aunt Mary in Massachusetts.

Sarah Slinsky

susieqlaw said...

I would stay with my brother and his family and swim in the pool!

Susan B

Mary Jo Burke said...

I would stay with aunt and talk about my parents. She's the last one of their generation who knew them as kids.

Mary Jo

Krystal said...

I would choose my parents! I love spending time with them. I could also stay with my in-laws (they have a pool!) but my husband would go crazy!
kndyer

Jeffie T said...

My parents.

Lizett34 said...

I would stay with Aunts and Uncles in Mexico!

lizett34@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I'd have fun hanging out with my sister for a week if we got to travel or do fun sister-bonding things.

Melissa A from CLC

your invisible pixie said...

I would want to visit my cousins who live in Rhode Island! They are super fun to hang out with!

Leslie said...

Love my family, but don't want to stay with any of them for more than a week ;) LeslieGC

Dani In Chicago said...

Does it have to be a relative?! Hahaha! Well, I guess I'd pick my cousin Linda in Italy. She's fun to hang out with.

Kelly said...

I would love to visit my cousin Alisha in Florida. She is amazing mom to 2 boys with autism and a girl on the way.

Denise said...

I would want to visit my Aunt Renee down in Sarasota, FL - she's the best!

-Denise F.

DaphneSFL said...

My parents <3

buttah said...

Right at this moment, I can't really say that I'd like to stay with any of my family...I see them all quite often, and love them, but really wouldn't want to stay with any of them for an exteded period of time! HAHA!!

Emily said...

Definitely my cousin in Buffalo - in fact, I have stayed with her for over a week when I was there for work, and it was great. We worked well as roommates!


Emily116

Buffy Dee said...

It would have to be my Mom.... she's the least crazy of the family... or my boyfriends mom but I guess she's not ACTUALLY family... yet?? :)

Becki**** said...

Would like to stay with my BFF cousin in Iowa . . .

Jessica M said...

I'd most likely want to stay with my Uncle Bill on my dad's side. He's really fun and I know he would give me space if I needed it!

Thanks!!

-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Corgi Lover said...

I would stay with my mom. She's the best cook and I love watching her in the kitchen!!!

Leah B said...

My sister - she lives so far away I feel like I never get to see her!

Kimmi said...

I'd stay with my cousin's ex-wife. I hope that counts, because I like her a lot more than the no good cousin who cheated on her.

TaraUB said...

I'd stay with my brother Brad and his wife. We're planning a commune for when we all retire.

karenk said...

i'd stay w/ my cousin, franakie in SC

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Betsy said...

Cousins Sara and Rachel!

TinaB said...

I'd like to stay with my brother and sister in law!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Sherry said...

My cousin, April because being with her is always like being home:)

Books & Reviews said...

But... I don't want to stay with any of my family....! IF, I had to pick someone it would be my cousin. Her daughter is my goddaughter and I could spoil her rotten for a bit.

Mom'sLove said...

sadly, I would stay with a friend, or maybe my daughter in her dorm..
;) Amanda
Byacourt at g mail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to get this for my mother! My brother and his family have been living with my parents for the last two months while they buy a house in the area. This might hit a little close to home! If I had to visit family for more than a week, ironically, it would be my brother and his wife (and my sweet nephew). I just truly enjoy their company and it seems like every minute spent with them is filled with laughter!

Colbey J

Margie said...

I fould probably stay with my daughter at her home.

EKB said...

oh this is hard. I love my family but a week at this stage might be wayyyy too much. if I had to pick?? I guess my sister because she is fabulous to my girls!

ludy2288 said...

my grandma, for sure. I've already moved back in with my parents once, and then lived with my sister. No, thank you.

Nanette said...

That is a no-brainer. I would move back to my childhood home and stay with my mom. I see her so rarely and I love being in my hometown.

~Nan

Marla W. said...

My Aunt Betty! She lives in Texas and I haven't seen her in quite some time - we would find so much to do down there!!

Lilian said...

My older sister, since she just moved out...I miss talking to her (but I don't miss having to share the bathroom with her).

Kim W. said...

My mother-in-law. We get along, what can I say :)

Kelleyc said...

My in-laws! They are awesome and we miss them terribly since they moved out of state 2 years ago!

TinaPow said...

With my grandmam she is the best!

Alice said...

I'd stay with my BIL in Denver, because it would be a great change of pace from Ohio and he is the least annoying of the relatives.

BrendaL71 said...

That would be my sister. My daughter is 11 but my sister has a 5 year old and 2 year old so it's nice to play with them at that age.

Lindsay said...

My uncle up at their gorgeous lake cabin!

keltban said...

My aunt Jodi..she is too much fun. And we get a long great. We are always on the same page.

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

My dad's cousin who lives on the water in Virginia. She's a southern bell to a T!

Sharn3960 said...

It would have to be my twin sister. We like the same things, how can you go wrong?

Lisamarie said...

My Aunt Tita...she was the coolest Aunt, she lives in Denver. Our days would be filled with lots of red wine & thrift shopping.

Kristin said...

My in-laws. My mother in law sticks up for me, they have a blast with the kids, and we could get a sitter for a day so the adults could go canoeing!

Crystal said...

Definitely my Tia P. FI and I love her and Tio D and are always trying to come up with reasons to go visit them!

crystal717

Bev V said...

Probably my daughter, but I really don't want to stay with any of my relatives for more than a week!

Bev V (shaggy552@gmail.com)

Mumma23qts said...

Hmmm, my parents when they're in Florida during the winter, but only if they're off visiting someone else for that week. ;)

Erin G said...

Ugh - none of them! Although I do have an uncle who lives in Hawaii, so I suppose I would chose him.
erinaaron616 at bex dot net

EBrowning said...

I would stay with my favorite Aunt. She's a ton of fun and lives in the mountains with some pretty great views, which is a bonus!

*Amy R* said...

My cousins because they're like sisters to me.

Tiffany Drew said...

I guess I'd stay with my sister-in-law down in Texas since we haven't seen her and her kids for years :)

slm8803 said...

I'd love to stay w/my grandma for a week-she lives 4 hours away and I only see her once a year. :(

Anonymous said...

I would go stay with my sisters for the week!

RebeccaEG

Terri said...

I think I'd like to stay with my cousin in Orlando. I haven't seen her in over 25 years, but we have reconnected through Facebook and it'd be a great experience to hang out...plus, she lives right on the beach!

Terri M.

A.C. said...

Definitely my sister. We'd have a ton of fun and probably wouldn't kill each other :)

feliciadel said...

I would love to stay with my cousin Tamara. I stayed with her family when I was 11 and I would love to reconnect with her.

lucy872 said...

Probably my mom because she wouldn't make me do any cooking or cleaning!

Carol5814 said...

If it was winter it would be my brother in Naples FL

Read Baby Read said...

My great-aunt Theresa who's a nun in Canada!

betsy_blixt said...

I would stay with my folks. Nothing better then pampering and home cooking. Plus I love the company of my parents.

Christina said...

I'd stay with my aunt & uncle at their lake house. So much fun!

ChristinaL

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