New contest: "Summer is for Lovers" by Jennifer McQuiston

ETA: This contest is closed. Earlene won the book!

With summer just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought this was a good time to give away a signed copy of a unique historical I just read by Jennifer McQuiston: Summer is for Lovers.

Pictured: Spokesmodel T-Rex (not included in giveaway) chilling at the Brighton Pavillion (also not included) with Summer is for Lovers (included) and a romantic picnic for a lady or gentleman friend (not included).

Background image credit: Jagandrk via Wikimedia Commons.

The book (linked to McQuiston’s first book, What Happens in Scotland, but I’m not sure how because I haven’t read that one yet) is set in 1840s Brighton, and the heroine is a swimmer!!!! Jen did an amazing job of giving things a historical feel while still being very relatable—for example, there’s one scene where the popular girl throws a party while her father’s out of town, and everyone plays naughty party games, wrecks the house, and smokes up. I felt like I was reading historical Judy Blume in the best possible way! The swimming is delightful, the romance is hot, Caroline was a wonderful heroine, and I definitely cried at some of the family stuff at the end.

The back-cover copy:

His heart is unavailable. Luckily, her interest lies in the rest of him…

Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertson’s infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Soon, Caroline will have to choose a husband, but for now she is free to indulge her curiosity in things of a passionate nature.

That is, if David will agree to teach her.

Past mistakes have convinced David he’ll make a terrible husband, though he’ll gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortunately, she has something more scandalous in mind. As the contenders for her hand begin to line up, her future seems assured…provided David can do the honorable thing and let them have her.

When a spirited young woman is determined to break Society’s rules, all a gentleman can do is lend a hand…or more.

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through June 15th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Jen isnโ€™t involved in the giveaway.

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Good luck!

35 thoughts on “New contest: "Summer is for Lovers" by Jennifer McQuiston”

    1. Really? That’s so cool! I love swimming but chlorine makes me itch…I used to love swimming in the ocean when I was a little kid in Brooklyn.

  1. Don’t enter me in the giveaway, that book looks so good that I just went to Amazon and got it for my Kindle, since I already read all the Rose Lerners that I could get my hands on ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I just started reading McQuiston! So far I’m loving her work. Thanks for this contest opportunity.

    1. Have you read Moonlight on my Mind yet? I loved Miss Baxter and I’m excited to see what’s in store for her!

  3. I like your intro to Jennifer McQuistron’s book, SUMMER IS FOR LOVERS. I can’t wait to meet feisty, intelligent Caroline who goes after what she wants and the handsome Scotsman, David who gets mixed up in her plans!

  4. Great giveaway; thanks so much. Jennifer’s books are very good. And I am so looking forward to your next Lively St. Lemeston novel!

    1. You are very welcome! This was my first book by Jennifer and I’m excited to read more. In particular, I LOVED the “popular girl” character in this book and can’t wait to read her story.

  5. Just spent a delightful after breakfast read of your newsletter. Wishing you the best. This novel sounds like one I Would love to read.

  6. Love a storyline where a crush is realized as love. Ms McQuiston does a wonderful job in relaying angst as well as great character and plot development Would love to add this to my collection. Thank you for the opportunity.

    1. Good luck! I also love a crush-to-real-love story…I especially enjoy watching the crusher make the transition between viewing the crush as a perfect object to understanding they are a real, flawed human being with emotional needs. So satisfying!

  7. T-Rex is my favorite dinosaur. Isn’t he just soooo
    cute. The book looks like a good one too.
    Thanks for a chance to win it.

    1. You are welcome! Good luck in the drawing. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I used to read Dinosaur Comics religiously. I’ve fallen behind the last few years, but I still adore T-Rex.

  8. I want the romantic picnic! Preferably with Zach Mcgowan (Captain Vane in “Black Sails” on STARZ.
    Turtle soup is nasty. Winning a book by Jennifer McQuiston would be AWESOME! Hope you’re well, Rose!
    XO Mel

    1. I’m good (although wishing the weather would stop flipping back and forth between warm and chilly, so I’d know how to dress)! How about you?
      Good luck in the drawing!

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