It’s not quite time for summer beach reading, but this book strikes me as a wonderful read to pick up when you need a break from the hustle and bustle spring inevitably brings. I am partnering with Literally Jen to help her give away a copy of Nancy Horan’s Under the Wide and Starry Sky!
Let’s have some fun! Jen is a fantastic book reviewer, and she is working with TLC Book Tours. We are very excited to bring you this giveaway of Under the Wide and Starry Sky. If you love classic authors, romance, and historical fiction, you definitely want to check this out.
Here is the official synopsis of Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan from Barnes and Noble:
From Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.
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Be sure to check out the amazing blogs on this tour. These blogs have posted wonderful reviews of Under the Wide and Starry Sky. Now you can get many great perspectives on this fascinating book. Here’s the complete tour schedule of book reviews:
Monday, February 3rd: Books Without Any Pictures
Tuesday, February 4th: Book Drunkard
Wednesday, February 5th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Friday, February 7th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, February 10th: Luxury Reading
Monday, February 10th: Julz Reads
Tuesday, February 11th: Knowing the Difference
Wednesday, February 12th: Let Them Read Books
Thursday, February 13th: River City Reading
Friday, February 14th: Literally Jen
Monday, February 17th: Unabridged Chick
Monday, February 17th: Bibliophilia, Please
Monday, February 17th: Man of La Book
Tuesday, February 18th: Lavish Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 19th: Read. Write. Repeat.
Wednesday, February 19th: A Novel Review
Thursday, February 20th: BookNAround
Friday, February 21st: Read Lately
Monday, February 24th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, February 25th: Lit and Life
Wednesday, February 26th: Books and Movies
Thursday, February 27th: A Bookish Affair
Friday, February 28th: Ageless Pages Reviews