Update: We’ve drawn the winners from this month’s giveaway. They have all been notified by e-mail. Please congratulation these lucky ladies:
1st Place Winner (receiving a copy of The Inheritance of Beauty and the painting by Nicole Seitz): Cheri
2nd Place Winner (receiving a copy of The Inheritance of Beauty): Susan Cullen
3rd Place Winner (receiving a copy of The Inheritance of Beauty): Karen J. Walker
Welcome, lovely friends, on this first day of March. If you’re stopping by after reading Nicole Seitz‘s devotion for Proverbs 31 Ministries, we’re so glad you’re here. And if you’re one of our regular readers, consider this a virtual hug. Nice to have you back!
Our featured book club selection for March is a true beauty, as the title suggests. The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz is sure to become one of your favorites.
Maggie Black came of age in the lush, fragrant lowcountry of South Carolina-spending her days with her beloved brother and the boy she would grow up to marry. But when a stranger arrived one summer, Maggie couldn’t imagine the evil he would bring with him. And though she escaped with her life, the ramifications of that fateful summer would alter all of their lives forever.
Now, some eighty years later, Maggie and her husband George are spending their remaining days in a nursing home, helpless as age slowly robs Maggie of her ability to communicate. When a mysterious package arrives, followed closely by a stranger whose identity haunts them, Maggie and George are hemmed in by a history they’d rather forget.
As the truth reveals itself, George knows he must face the past and its lifetime of repercussions. It’s the only way to free himself and his precious wife-if it’s not too late.
THE INHERITANCE OF BEAUTY is a rich and enchanting story about age and beauty, about the blessings and curses of each, and how true beauty endures for a lifetime.
You can read the first chapter here.
Nicole Seitz is a South Carolina Lowcountry native and the author of five critically acclaimed novels. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism, she also has a bachelor’s degree in illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Nicole is a speaker on writing, art, and faith; she’s an exhibiting painter and has illustrated the covers for her novels. She teaches art at a local private school in the Charleston, South Carolina area, where she lives with her husband and two children. Currently, Nicole is working on her next book.
One of the things we’re most excited about this month is our giveaway. An acclaimed artist, Nicole not only paints the covers for each of her novels, but she volunteered to create an original painting for this month’s grand prize winner. As you can see, it is lovely (details for entering the giveaway below):
The grand prize winner will receive this painting and a copy of The Inheritance of Beauty. Two additional winners will each receive a copy of the novel. The rules for entry are simple: either leave a comment on this post or sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter. Winners will be chosen randomly on the 15th of March.
For those of you who don’t have a local book club, do consider joining our online book club. We’ll be discussing The Inheritance of Beauty for the entire month of March. There will be an additional prize given to one of the participants in our online book club. So hop on over and join the discussion!
What people are saying about The Inheritance of Beauty:
“utterly captivating from beginning to end. This book has the potential to become a literary favorite.” – ChristianBookPreviews.com
The Inheritance of Beauty is an illuminating story that juxtaposes youth and old age, innocence and guilt and the murky depths of memory brightened by the piercing light of truth. Nicole Seitz is a fresh voice in fiction. — Mary Alice Monroe, NY Times author of The Butterfly’s Daughter
A tender tale of childhood secrets and lifelong ties, from a skilled writer who understands the beauty of enduring love. George and Maggie will make you want to learn your own family stories! — Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling author of Larkspur Cove and The Summer Kitchen
About Ariel Lawhon
Ariel Lawhon is the co-founder of She Reads, novelist, blogger, storyteller, and life-long reader. She lives in Texas with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.