From the FBF Library! The Family Beach House by Holly Chamberlin

1 copy of the book will be given away on Friday, March 31, 2017, along with some awesome FBF Swag!

We’re giving away some cool FBF swag along with our Library book this week. 1 lucky winner will receive the book plus: 1 FBF Bookplate, 1 FBF Bookmark, and 1 FBF Pen, created especially for our readers!

About the Book:

Some houses have a personality of their own. Larchmere is that kind of place–a splendid, sprawling home with breathtaking views that open to briny Atlantic air and seabirds’ calls. It’s the place where Tilda McQueen O’Connell grew up and now vacations each year, and where she and her three siblings–Adam, Hannah, and Craig–have gathered to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother’s passing.

But instead of the bittersweet but relaxing reunion Tilda expected, she finds chaos. Her father’s plan to marry a younger woman has thrown the fate of the beach house into uncertainty. For Tilda, the stakes seem the highest. Alone and vulnerable two years after her husband’s death, she sees Larchmere as not just a cherished part of her history, but her eventual refuge from the world. Faced with losing that legacy, Tilda must embrace an unknown future. And all the McQueens must reconcile their shared, sometimes painful past–and learn how to love one another even when it means forging a life apart. . .

Read more about Holly Chamberlin on her website here!

About Holly Chamberlin:

I live in Portland, Maine, with my husband Stephen (architect, photographer, and food writer) and our amazingly fabulous cat Betty. When I’m not writing, I usually can be found with my head in a book. I try to read widely; still, I do play favorites with authors such as Peter Ackroyd and Patrick McGrath.

I was born and grew up in the Bronx and later lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in English Literature at New York University before going on to work for about twelve years as an editor in publishing and packaging at Ballantine Books, Daniel Weiss Associates, Inc., and Kensington Publishing Corporation. Mostly I developed, acquired and edited projects, usually fiction, in Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade categories.

In 1996, I moved to Boston and began freelance editing, ghost writing, and reviewing manuscripts. I was a can-do wordsmith for hire, grinding out books on everything from the importance of shark liver oil in one’s diet to feng shui for the amateur; I also worked on what seemed like a million Young Adult series installments. Eventually I decided I’d rather work on my own projects so I made a proposal to my old friend and colleague John Scognamiglio at Kensington. After a couple of false starts he signed me up to write “Living Single,” which was published in 2002. Since then I’ve been writing one novel a year, and I’ve also contributed novellas to three collections John put together.

Giveaway info:

Title: The Family Beach House
Author: Holly Chamberlin
Publisher: Kensington

1 copy of the book (along with FBF swag) will be given away on Friday, March 31, 2017!

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2 Responses to From the FBF Library! The Family Beach House by Holly Chamberlin

  1. Sharon Shirlen March 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

    I love stories about families~

  2. Lynn B March 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    I ❤ LOVE ❤ Beach stories!!!

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