June Book Club Selection

Update: the winners of our June giveaway have been randomly chosen using www.random.org. They are as follows: Mary C has won the gift basket and novel. Evelyn and Mary Beth (not to be confused with our own Marybeth Whalen) have won copies of The River Witch. And Shelly Cantrell has won the Kindle. All the winners have been notified by email. Thanks to all who entered and please come and visit us again soon!!

Summer has arrived and with it comes our newest book club selection. Apart from having the prettiest cover (let’s be honest, we all judge books by their covers) it also happens to have the most charming characters and compelling story we’ve read in a long time. Those spending time near the water this month will find Kimberly Brock’s THE RIVER WITCH to be a very fitting read. We’ll be hanging out with Kimberly and discussing her novel all month long so grab a cup of tea, find a comfy chair, and join us! It will be time well spent.

As always we’ve got a number of amazing giveaways for you. The main giveaway winner will receive a southern gift basket packed full of items similar to those found throughout the novel: a crochet shawl, a pumpkin bread mix, jam, a southern cookbook, ocean scented bath salts, music from Anna Kline and the Grits and Soul Band, a lovely piece of pottery, and a copy of The River Witch. It is a basket of “sacred things,” just as the characters in the novel search for and gather and offer to one another. Two additional winners will each receive a copy of the novel. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.

We will also be giving away a Kindle to one participant of our online book club discussion this month. It’s free to join and every comment left on the forum equals an entry. Kimberly will be on hand all month to answer questions and participate in the discussion. All of these prizes were provided courtesy of Kimberly’s publisher, Bell Bridge Books.

And now a bit about this amazing debut novel:

Can the river heal her?

Roslyn Byrne is twenty-four years old, broken in body, heart and soul. Her career as a professional ballet dancer ended with a car wreck and a miscarriage, leaving her lost and grieving. She needs a new path, but she doesn’t have the least idea how or where to start. With some shoving from her very Southern mama, she immures herself for the summer on Manny’s Island, Georgia, one of the Sea Isles, to recover. There Roslyn finds a ten-year-old girl, Damascus, who brings alligators, pumpkins and hoodoo into her sorry life.

Roslyn rents a house from Damascus’s family, the Trezevants, a strange bunch. One of the cousins, Nonnie, who works in the family’s market, sees things Roslyn is pretty sure she shouldn’t, and knows things regular people don’t. Between the Trezevant secrets and Damascus’s blatant snooping and meddling, Roslyn finds herself caught in a mysterious stew of the past and present, the music of the river, the dead and the dying who haunt the riverbank, and finding the courage to live her new life.

You can read the first two chapters here.

Kimberly Brock

Kimberly Brock is a former actor, special needs educator, and native to the north Georgia foothills. Her debut novel, The River Witch, is a southern mystical work set against the backdrop of Appalachia and the Sea Islands. Her work has appeared in the anthologies “Summer in Mossy Creek ” and the forthcoming, “Sweeter Than Tea “. She spends her non-writing time enjoying her husband and three children, and encouraging storytelling in all its many forms. Kimberly lives north of Atlanta, where she’s made her home for the last eight years.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links. ” This means if you click on the link and purchase the book, She Reads will receive a very small commission. These commissions help us pay for the site and the services we offer. Regardless, we only recommend books that we have read and loved.  

About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular online book club, She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS, will be published in January 2014 by Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.

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212 Responses to June Book Club Selection

  1. Teresa Ahrenholtz June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like a compelling book. Love books with interesting characters.

  2. Kandra June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Please enter me in the drawing! Reading about the South is always comforting!

  3. Myra June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great read and yes, the book cover is very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Sandra June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Because of the word witch in the title, I would never have picked up this book if not for your review. Now I am looking forward to this journey, ready to start.

  5. Diane June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I love books about women, the South, and family…looks like this one has all the right stuff!

  6. Corinne June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great story. I love southern women writers. Can’t wait to read it!

  7. Beth June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oooh, summer + book club = LOVE!

  8. Kim June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read it.

  9. Jennifer June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read! Loving the sound of Damascus’ family!

  10. Laura June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    One more book to add to my Amazon wish list! It is growing by the day. Need a week at the beach to read all these books-can you put that in the basket of giveaways? :)

  11. Kathy June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I was looking for a good summer read, thank you!

  12. Tamara June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Yes! Glad my copy will be arriving this week (hopefully!) The title, the cover- everything about this book is intriguing to me (plus the fact that Kimberly Brock is a social media sweetheart!) She’s totally deserving of all the excitement over her debut novel.

  13. Jammie June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    It sounds like a perfectly lovely read! I can’t wait to get started.

  14. Kimberly Brock June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am SO EXCITED about this book club that I really can’t stand it! Can’t wait to chat with all of you and share this story, the inspiration, the music, the food, all the secrets. ;)

    I’m already having so much fun writing the blog posts for the month and putting together all the good stuff for the giveaway — some of my Most Favorite Things, and you may have to pry this basket from my greedy little hands!

    Also…Sandra, I took a long time to settle on this particular title. You may be surprised by the reasons and ways you feel about it as you read. I’m looking forward to sharing why I took a chance with “Witch” and hearing what YOU think. xoxoxo
    Kimberly

  15. Mary C June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Just when I needed it!

  16. Alisha June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I LOVED reading the book!! I’m looking forward to everyone’s comments & the chance to win!!

  17. Sharlene Wegner June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a very interesting, probably deep read. I, too wouldn’t normally pick up a book with “witch” in the title, but having read the synopsis, I would definately pick it up! Good luck!

  18. Linda A. June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve read the first 6 chapters and am looking forward to everyone’s comments. Sounds like a great giveaway this month.

  19. Gramma Sandy June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like my kind of book!

  20. Donna June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like kind of book I will love. I can not wait to read it.

  21. Denise June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I have read this book a couple of times now, but wanted to join in and get some other perspectives – and see if this book speaks to them as it did me.

  22. kellyo June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great book, it’s next on my list!

  23. Robin O'Bryant June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Super excited to discuss this FABULOUS book with all of you ladies!! It’s a new fave!

  24. Laura Kay a novel review June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I loved loved loved the book and can’t wait to begin discussing it! And Love that we can discuss it with Kimberly!!!

  25. debi tricerri June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    just in time as i am finishing up the novel i’m reading right now! have never been dissappointed with she reads recommendations! i will be ordering this! hope to win the basket too!

  26. michelle h June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    sounds like a fabulous summer read, can’t wait to get a copy!

  27. Carla June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like I have a new read for this summer!

  28. Anne Rightler June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Always glad to find a new author and Kim looks like she will be one to follow in books to come. Thank you for sharing and here’s hoping that I am a winner.

  29. Cindi Laughlin June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Please enter me in the drawing..looking forward to reading this!

  30. Betty Martin June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Being a Southern girl, I always gravitate to novels about the South. This one sounds like a great summer read!

  31. Mary Beth June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sound like a great read and a great basket of prizes!!! What a fun win!

  32. Tracy Sockriter June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Hmmm, I like the characters already. Sounds like a great read. Can’t wait.

  33. Ellen S. June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Summer reading at it’s best. I’d love to win a copy.

  34. Lisa Evola June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I think that this could be an interesting book for the book club in many ways…..I’m interested in seeing how this fit’s into christian reading…..

  35. Donna Tant June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    My wonderful, intuitive, sensitive, loving husband – knowing how much I love reading – gave me a nice fictional book about aerospace engineers in the race to space. Awesome…right? (IF you hear what I’m saying???) I can’t wait to finish it! Then hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on The River Witch.

  36. Sandra June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This looks like a very interesting book. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  37. Sonya June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I have been looking for a new book to start my summer. This one looks just perfect. Can hardly wait to get started. Blessings to all.

  38. Cici June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Being a Southern Belle myself, I can’t wait to read this book. I will be spending some time on a lake in South Alabama this summer and will have to take this book along to read and of course while sipping sweet tea!

  39. Joan June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    can[t wait to read this book

  40. Connie June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Please enter me in the drawing. It sounds great!

  41. Lynda Tesney June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like a great read. I am addicted to reading Christian fiction so look forward to reading this.

  42. Casi June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am new to this bookclub and would love to enter the drawing and read the book.

  43. Kari June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds great! I’m looking for my next good fictional read… perhaps this will do it!

  44. Anita June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I just recently “met” Kimberly on twitter and I am looking forward to learning more. Her book looks full of southern charm and discovery, both of which I love in a book. Born and raised in TX I now live in Florida, which kind of abstains from the south, but I hold true to my roots.
    I’m sure I’ll be buying The River Witch if I don’t win, but winning is always fun!!
    Thanks so much.

  45. Heather F June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am ready to start something to read taking a very short break from bible study. The River Witch definitely has my interest. I love books about the South and Southern women. Especially if they include traditions and culture. I can’t wait to start reading. Thank you for the review.

  46. ltesney June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I need a good new book. I am ove the library at church so I need books for there too. Can’t wait to read this one it looks very interesting.

  47. Angela Kozak June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This book sounds really good, I will be ordering for sure.

  48. Joyce Elling June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds exactly like the book I need to read this Summer. Years ago, I experienced healing after a miscarriage when I went away for a retreat to a quite cabin in the woods. No river, but a cove on a bay. I look forward to reading the book.

  49. Jenny F. June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I ordered my kindle copy yesterday and I’m ready to begin…

  50. Michelle June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds good! Definitely on my list of books to read. Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Susan June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    be.still.my.♥. second day in a row of rain at the beach…that’s ok…The River Witch now downloaded on my kindle…God is so good~

  52. Jenn June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I read the first two chapters of this book and MUST read the rest, despite the fact that I have been unable to read since the beginning of my divorce, 16 months ago. Just the first chapter was enough for me to feel the old hunger to read, to know more. Thank you for that, Kimberly!
    God bless you,
    Jenn

  53. Allison Morrison June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like a great summer read!! Can’t wait to get one :)

  54. Susan June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    be.still.my.heart. second day in a row of rain on our beach vacation…that’s ok…just downloaded to my kindle…God is so, so good.

  55. Brenda June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This book looks incredible! I can’t wait to read it.

  56. karenk June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    looking forward to reading this beautiful story :)

  57. Jeannie S June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oh this sounds like a wonderful summer place to escape to in this story…I’m looking forward to reading it one way or the other. Thank you and blessings.

  58. Sonja Bailey June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Wow I have been looking for a good book to jump start my summer reading and this sounds awesome thanks for the boost and I hope to follow you with this time and book

  59. Marcia Saunders June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I was looking for my next read; thank you.I have never participated in an online book club – looking forward to it.
    :)

  60. Kim June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Couldn’t order fast enough! I was just looking for my next great read and opened my email and there it was ! Thanks!

  61. Teresa June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  62. Marisa June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great book can’t wait to read it!

  63. Tina June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Hello,
    This book sounds really good!! I am always looking for great novels to read!!
    Thank you,
    Tina

  64. Nancy Reynolds June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    The River Witch sounds wonderful. I’m going to have to read it – because the write up has me totally intrigued. Best of luck with it!

  65. Laura June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    can’t wait to look for this book….
    Thanks,

  66. Connie Douty June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    A good summer read is my heart’s desire and this sounds like a winner.

  67. Cindy June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to get started. Sounds like the perfect book to start my summer reading with.

  68. Summer June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I can not wait to read this! And it does seem being near any water (and the characters you meet one the waterways) is healing to the soul!

  69. allison June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like the PERFECT summer read!

  70. Kathy A. June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    i’m in the process of reading the first 2 chapters and i absolutely cannot wait to read the rest of the book! and yes, it does have a very pretty cover!

  71. Andrea June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a fun and enticing story!

  72. Jacquie McMullen June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This books so good, can’t wait to read it. A perfect book to wile away a hot summer afternoon in the hammock.
    Thanks

  73. deanak317 June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to download this book to my Kindle (my absolute favorite gift ever!) and start reading!! I always enjoy “She Reads” recommendations – so I know this one will be great too!

  74. Caron June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This Southern girl can’t wait to get her hands on that book!

  75. Teresa June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read this book! Summmertime is perfect for catching up on all of the good books to read. Sunshine, a glass of lemonade, and a good book – what could be more perfect:)

  76. Lisa Evola June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    oh my gosh…..I had to cancel the folowup emails…..so many!! that’s so great that everyone wants to read it!

  77. Tracey June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a good read.

  78. Connie R. June 5, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oh I love contests! Would love to meet a new author!!!

  79. Sherri June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I was just talking about starting a summer bookclub with a few teachers from my church. A friend sent me this and without looking any further I know the one to start with!

  80. Gloria Schilling June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    THE RIVER WITCH reads like it would be a captivating read!! I will check my local library for it. Thank you!!

  81. Becky Foutz June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I am planning to go find this at my library as soon as I get off the computer! It sounds incredible.

  82. Leslie June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    The book sounds very interesting. Would love to win the basket of goodies. It sounds symbolic of the book which I think is a great idea!

  83. Renee Lepley June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read The River Witch. Will order it from my library today.

  84. Mitzi M. June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds great! My summer reading list just got longer. Ahhh… the fun of it!

  85. Debbie Porter June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I am curled up in my favorite chair with The River Witch. It doesn’t get much better. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a lovely gift basket.

    Debbie

  86. Julie June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I am SO excited for a new book to be coming out! I always want a good book to read, especially during the summer! And the give away sounds FAB! Can’t wait! Julie :-)
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  87. Paula Dolin June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful story – can’t wait to read it!

  88. Joyce June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I cannot wait to read this book. My summer break starts June 20, but I’m not sure I can wait that long!!

  89. Jennifer June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I am new to She Reads! Can’t wait to download The River Witch to my kindle and start reading!!!

  90. Kathryn McMillan June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect first read of the summer! I can’t wait to get started.

  91. Kathryn June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect first read of the summer! I can’t wait to get started.

  92. Karen June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve been looking for the “right” book and to start my official summer reading and this looks like a good one with which to begin. I just bought the Kindle edition from Amazon.

  93. Tarah June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a neat book! I’m looking forward to sipping tea and enjoying a new book.

  94. Larissa June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds awesome! I love summer reading!

  95. Stephanie June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Who finds these gems???? You always have the neatest books on your reading list!!!!!

  96. Nena June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to add this book to my summer reading list!! :O)

  97. Sharon June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    WOW!! My Mother was a Georgia peach – for almost 90 years – and so I have a special love for anything from (and about) Georgia! I was needing the perfect book to entertain me this summer and this looks like the perfect one! Thank you for creating it!! WOO HOOOOO Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

  98. Wanda June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read it. Sounds enchanting.

  99. Susan Coster June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    THE LINK TO THE JUNE GIVEAWAY IS NOT WORKING!

  100. Shelly June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    YEAH! Another great She Reads discovery! I am so excited about this months selection and glad to be back since I am now graduated and have a much slower summer… more time to read my new favorite love… FICTION! : )

  101. Evelyn June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading the book and hoping my library will get it in!

  102. Rebekah F. June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can not wait to get my hands on this one! It sounds fabulous!

  103. Sheila Payne June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect start to my no television summer. I can’t wait.

  104. Laura June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This looks like an amazing and soul touching story! Can’t wait to start reading. Looking forward to the discussions, too. I’ve never participated in a book club before. Can’t wait to hear from Kimberly Brock and her insights.
    Thank you so very much!

  105. Dorothy Cowling June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This would be a great prize to win! And if I don’t, I will look for it at the public library.

  106. Cynthia T June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I love the SHE READS selections. Can’t wait to read this one! Gift basket sounds fun too.

  107. Diki June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow this sounds like a great read, i can’t wait to get my hands or Kindle on it! Soon!

  108. cindy June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    As an avid reader, I look so forward to starting this book. Our family is taking a beach trip, so I will get this before we go!

  109. Diki June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! This sounds like a great read, i can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  110. Gayle Lin June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    As a misplaced Southerner, I often ‘get my fix’ through books. This sounds like a good one.

  111. Shari June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks great. Can’t wait to read this!

  112. Gidget June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to get the book and start reading it…

  113. Rhoda Marsh June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This looks like a great read, especially since I am southern and love all things southern!

  114. Regina June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    The book sounds amazing. I would love to win a copy, along with the othe great gifts.

  115. theresa.haskins June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this book! It’s looks AWESOME!!!!

  116. Lynn Shoemate June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds intriguing! Can’t wait to read it.

    Lynn

  117. Lulu77 June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great book, may be just the thing to enjoy outside in the cool evenings after littles have gone to bed :)

  118. Cheri June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to a great read!

  119. Becky M June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read The River Witch!!!

  120. Carol June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    June is my birthday! I like to celebrate all month. Would love to get a copy of the book as my library does not have it.

  121. laura June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds great. Will add it to my tbr pile.

  122. Toni June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait 2 read River Witch! I need a good book to make summer complete.

  123. Susan coster June 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I literally only read Southern fiction even tho I was raised a city gal… If anyone is interested in sime great Southern fiction, I have THE LIST!

  124. Clair June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    School ends on Friday! This novel sounds like the perfect way to start the summer.

  125. Carrie June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a good summer read

  126. Christine June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’m hooked! And looking forward to a brilliant summer read!

  127. Angel June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’m so excited about this new book! Can’t wait to start reading it with you all!

  128. Cathie Martin June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    The River Witch sounds wonderful…it is on my list to read!

  129. Michelle T. June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This book sounds so enticing. Please put me in the drawing. Thanks so much. Even if I don’t win I want to read it. :)

  130. Ima Dale Foster June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great way to start the summer!

  131. Robin June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read this months selection!

  132. JWG June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read this book. Sounds like one where we can get some good discussion going. Thank you!

  133. Sheryl June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am need of encouragement. Just from the cover, it looks relaxing and courageousness. I have been seeking to join a book club.

  134. Jules H June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    All my Northern born and bred life, I have been drawn to the Southern story telling, this sounds like a perfect sitting on a porch swing, sipping sweet tea type a read. I can’t wait!

  135. Sonya June 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I love your candor and humour as you discuss each new book. Thanks for giving me a next book to read!

  136. Miranda June 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I have not read a book before, But I think that I would love to read this book I will do this hopefully.I am going to try to find it at the library or maybe used.
    The website is my blog I have not wrote on it much but hope to do more I want to refresh my writing skills.I hope this is going to be relaxing for me. Ready to read

  137. Nancy June 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Waiting for the book to download to my Kindle.
    Think I will let this be the first of a Summer of Southern Books.

  138. Laurie D June 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this latest selection and hoping for a gift basket !

  139. Stephanie G. June 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this giveaway! It would be such a blessing:)May God bless you all.

  140. Rhonda June 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Going to purchase for my Kindle NOW!

  141. Marsha June 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading this one!!! (Love the comment about Richard Marx—ooh, aaah–man of the 80’s and so enjoyed his music. I am now 32 and still have his tape)! Thanks for putting this as a drawing. I’ve had a hard time getting some of the books from the library, so good ol’ amazon is liking me getting the She Reads Book of the Month Newsletter! So far all that I have read have been great reads! Keep up the good work, as I am sure many of us are having our author horizon expanding!

    Blessings to a great da!

  142. Jayne D. June 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful story. Can’t wait to start reading it and would love to win the gift basket.
    Thanks

  143. Donna June 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This looks like a great summer time read. I can’t wait!

  144. Jan June 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds great – and I love all things Southern! I’m a Georgia girl all the way. Thank y’all.

    Jan

  145. Gwyn June 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a very interesting book!! I can’t wait to read it.

  146. Margaret June 8, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Just downloaded it to my Kindle!!

  147. Tracy R June 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Read the first chapter online today–totally intrigued–must read the rest. Great selection! Thank you

  148. Kimberly June 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m a “north of Atlanta” native, with a background in working with kids with special needs, as well, so I look forward to reading this author!

  149. Sue June 11, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Another book to add to my “reading list” for the summer:) Thanks

  150. JoyAnne June 11, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds good! I like southern things!

  151. Amber June 11, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    thank you for some summer read suggestion.. i hope i win.. hehe

  152. Kristi June 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    It’s my birthday this month-what a treat it would be to win!

  153. JoAnne June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a great read. Surrender — that has been a word I want to allow in my life. I am so thankful for this site to help me find great books to read.

  154. Jayne D. June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read the book. I would love to win the gift basket with the Kindle. Thanks for this great opportunity.
    Jayne

  155. Kate June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    What a fabulous first chapter — I am so anxious to read the rest of the book. It’s my birthday this month too. I was born on Father’s Day and my first child ( a little girl now all grown up) was born on Mother’s Day!!

  156. Maggie June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I love summer fiction – never win anything, never really expect to – but wouldn’t it fun to be surprised this time. Sounds like a great read.

  157. Shannon Brown June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This book sounds wonderful!! I am going to look for it on the Digital Library. My budget for books is very limited, so hopefully I can find there!! Looking forward to reading this one!! I have found the best books to read from “She Reads”. I feel like that they are hand picked just for me!! Thank you for such a wonderful site!

  158. Myra June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds great! Would love to read! If I don’t win, I guess I’ll just have to order it…

  159. Cynthia Robertson June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read it! It sounds wonderful!

  160. Melanie Shannon June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds very good. So glad I found this website. My friends and I started a book club because of this site and the gift basket would be wonderful to share with these friends. I hope I win!! :)

  161. April Pinales June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great escape. I need one after losing a job interview.

  162. deb whis June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a good summer read. Can’t wait to finish what I’m reading now and dive into it.

  163. FayeL. June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great summer read. Can’t wait to get to it.

  164. melanieW June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Off to buy the book and hope I win

  165. Susan G. June 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for another opportunity for us ‘book heads’ to win yet another great book and prizes besides!
    Thanks She Reads!
    Susan G

  166. Pattie June 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to time to read some of your suggestions the next cople monthes.

  167. Linda F. June 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    The title of the book is so intriguing. Just reading the title made me want to know more, & know after reading the summary I will definitely pick up a copy to read! Thanks for the great reading suggestions you give on She Reads-I have read many of your selections & loved most of them!

  168. Kimberly Brock June 14, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am so touched by so many of your comments and your enthusiasm to read my little book. I really hope it will move you, inspire and challenge you, and sing a sweet song a long while after you’ve finished it.

    I’m just giddy about sharing in your thoughts as you read. I hope you’ll join the online book club discussion. I’m trying to hold off for a bit before rushing in to share too much of my own as you guys read! It’s such a treat to get to experience the story alongside readers! Like sharing a dream.

    Happy Reading and Good Luck on the giveaway!!

  169. Tamera Rehnborg June 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I agree with other comments: the title is intriguing. The southern gift basket must be full of so many delights!

  170. Kandra June 15, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Please enter me in this great giveaway!

  171. Ramona June 15, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    So glad I have found this site!! I am loving the recommendations for new books to read. WOuld be nice to win. :)

  172. Sheryl June 18, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I don’t have the book, but reading the blogs and comments, it sounds like one I hope to read someday.

  173. Lisa June 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a terrific read! It is going on my TBR list for sure!

  174. Cammi Hevener June 21, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    LOVe the book club! Keeps me reading every month! Didn’t like this selection as well as the last but.. that’s ok.. :) Good to try new things .. :)

  175. Melanie June 24, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This looks great! Hope I can find time to read it this summer :)

  176. SheilaB June 24, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I hope I win! The gift basket sounds wonderful!

  177. April Pinales June 25, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Wow this she reads is really do neat. I love the trailers and especially the excerpts about the new books coming out and pics of the authors. Every single intro looks like a MUST read!!!!!

  178. Barbara June 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I always look forward to opening an e-mail from She Reads. I started a ladies’ book club about 5 years ago and am constantly looking for new books. As for the Kindle, I’ve kept in that “should I or should I not” phase, but this would be a great way to try one:)

  179. Carla Torrijos June 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Another to add to my to read list. The basic would be a great bonus!

  180. brooke June 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway…

  181. dianam3 June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    cant wait to read this–what a nice prize package!

  182. Robin June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I am almost finished with a book and needed a new book. Thanks!

  183. AJ T June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I look forward to reading this book ;).

  184. Terri June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    a follower of “She Reads…. just saw the fabulous give away!!! Just ordered The River Witch for my sister as a gift…. maybe I will hold off on ordering one for myself…. that give away could be mine !!! :)

  185. Susan S. June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I loved reading about Kimberly’s writing space. I love the idea that the book was written around her priority – her family. I would love to read this book. Thanks!

  186. Marsha June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to this book, the title is surely enticing for a great Summer Read!

  187. Kandra June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    So enjoyed Kimberly’s article about her writing space, her lovely office–that is, her lack of one! Can’t wait to read the product of all her many writing spaces!

  188. Annie Hudson June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This is my first time with the Book Club.
    I am looking forward to learning more about it.

    I would like to read the book. The giveaway is
    a wonderful thing! I am a high school teacher,
    and this is my time of the year to really read
    for fun!!!

    Thanks!

  189. Verlene June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the suggestion, will be my next book to read. Would love to win the giveaway. Our library does these in a silent auction and they are so fun.

  190. EmilyS June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a book I will enjoy reading. Thank you for sharing this book!

  191. Tammi T. June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Seeing the owl in your gift basket made me think of my Mam-Ma. She used to have a great collection of owls. Now that she has passed on, I can’t help but think of her whenever I see an owl.

  192. Beverly Hill McKinney June 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Just got my copy of The River
    Witch and looking forward to a good read.

  193. melanie stevens June 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this give away The thought of aa writing gypsy brings joy to my heart. I am a reading gypsy.

  194. Janet R June 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds terrific! It’s so wonderful to hear from the authors of these great reads! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  195. Sylvia June 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I love to read and I love to write. It would be a lot of fun to win a gift basket from a “gypsy writer”!

  196. Marie Lehman June 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I love that this author is so real. I’m sure her writing will reflect that honesty. Can’t wait to read it!

  197. Sue June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to win this basket…..and plan to share this book as a selection for our bookclub:)

  198. Dee in OKC June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Oh – this sounds so yummy for a summer read. ALL the books you suggest sound wonderful. I’ve never been disappointed with any of you suggestions. I just can’t keep up. Wondering if you could put a PIN button on this site, so I could PIN the books I want to get to. I’ve got 3 going right now while adding more to my list daily. If I could PIN the title, pictures – then I’d have a quick reference of which ones I want next???

  199. Angel June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Too cool! I already have this book on my “to read” list. I can’t wait! Would be nice to win this basket though.

  200. cammih June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I read the book, as I read your selections every month.. :) So glad for this organization and your selections! This wasn’t one of my favs and I felt confused a lot of the time. I felt like the character build up wasn’t strong.. I didn’t really get to know the characters.. But.. still gave me something to read! Thank you!!

  201. Holly Banner June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds great! Looking forward to some summer reading and this one will definitely be on the list!

  202. Tamara June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    The gift basket looks amazing. Almost as amazing as Kimberly’s book is- I have less than 50 pages left and I’m loving it!

  203. SUSAN G. June 29, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Wow! You really are a ‘writing gypsy’! You do know that’s a gift, right?! :) After ‘devouring’ your piece on how and where you write – I can’t wait to read your new book “The River Witch”. What an enchanting title…
    Thanks Kimberly!
    Susan G.

  204. Jayne D. June 30, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read your book and win the gift basket. Both look wonderful.
    Thanks

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