Jojo Moyes has wowed us with her contemporary romance novels set in England. I was totally blown away by ME BEFORE YOU. Well folks, she’s come over to our side. This wonderful new historical novel is set in our own Kentucky. Yes, right here in the good old U.S.A. And Moyes has done her research. Based on Eleanor Roosevelt’s Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky Program that ran 1935-1943.
Jojo Moyes knows that in order to make her novels sing she simply must submerge herself completely. In order to do this with THE GIVER OF STARS she visited Kentucky three times from 2017-2019, staying in a tiny cabin on the side of a mountain. I will be posting a Q&A with Moyes when I post the winner of the two books in this giveaway. You are going to love hearing her story.
In this new novel you’ll meet five very unique women and it will amaze you to watch them grow and change over the course of the book. Alice Wright becomes Alice Van Cleve at the beginning of the story. She believes that by marrying Bennett Van Cleve and following him to America she will be escaping her stifling life in England. But watch what you hope for…. In Kentucky her overbearing father-in-law makes life so claustrophobic that she almost bursts into flames at the opportunity to work with the women of the Packhorse program. She is one of what will become five of the strongest women you will ever meet in history. What a force!
I am so glad Moyes decided to make this move. And I am delighted to offer two of her books for giveaway. I have one hardcover copy of THE GIVER OF STARS and one trade paper copy of
THE PEACOCK EMPORIUM for giveaway compliments of Viking Publishing. Please leave a comment below and you will be automatically entered to win both books! I will choose one winner on Monday, October 14. Good luck!