Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book Giveaway: Glory Over Everything

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the beginning of a new month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you April's Author/Reader discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing Glory Over Everything
with Kathleen Grissom

Simon and Schuster has graciously given us 10 hardcover copies to give away!
(sorry folks, this one's limited to US Residents only)

What it's about:

A novel of family and long-buried secrets along the treacherous Underground Railroad.

The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Published in 2010, The Kitchen House became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book’s characters that the author, Kathleen Grissom, found herself being asked over and over “what happens next?” The wait is finally over.

This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline’s father learns and exposes Jamie’s secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline.

Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.

This giveaway will run through March 8th . 
Winners will be announced here and via email on March 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads. You must be a resident of the US in order to qualify for this one. 

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from May 9th through the 15th. We'll be discussing this one a little late due to Kathleen's promotional tour schedule. Kathleen has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred).


 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 



  1. Underground Railroad, yes, please! I live in California, will participate in the discussion (It's after AWP, yaaaaay!), and you can reach me at alt.current (at) gmail.com.

  2. Ok everyone! Names were thrown into Random.Org, combining the names here and over at the Goodreads thread...and the winners are.....

    Book Concierge

    Congrats to you guys! I'll be sending an email to your goodreads inbox shortly to get your shipping addresses!