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Monday, July 20, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop

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The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop
Book 2 in The Letter series

Paperback & E-book, 502 pages
Published June 23, 2015 by Oakglen Press
ISBN: 1511801247
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Book Blurb:

The Road Home is the follow-up to Kathleen Shoop’s award-winning debut novel The Last Letter. Inspired by real letters shared between her great-great grandparents, the series is rooted with raw emotion and visual descriptions that make the characters come alive. 

Find your way home…

1891—Living separately for three years, fourteen-year-old twins, Katherine and Tommy Arthur, have done their best to make each boarding house feel like home. But unrest grows as they are driven to questionable actions just to survive. Meanwhile their desperate mother is confronted with breaking yet another promise to her children. Then a miracle descends. Hope rises on a cold, rainy night and changes everything. If Jeanie could just get word to Katherine and Tommy, she knows she can set their lives right again. Agitators, angels, and dangerous “saviors” illuminate the Arthurs’ unmatched determination and smarts.

1905—Though she tries to forget the awful years that hurt so much, the memories still haunt Katherine. Now, tearful mourners at her mother’s funeral force her to revisit a time in her life that both harmed and saved her in the most unexpected ways. Tommy grieves his mother’s passing as well. He too is thrust backward, compelled to rediscover the events in his life that shaped the man he has become. Will he commit to reconstructing his broken life? The Arthurs come to understand that forgiveness is the only way back to hope, the only way to find all that was good in the misfortune that transformed their lives forever.

Where to Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Praise for The Road Home

"I loved this riveting tale of hope and redemption. The Road Home comes to life with gorgeous imagery and a setting that eased me seamlessly and beautifully back and forth in time. Each character stood out, coaxing me into her story, making me want more. With the turn of every page there’s a revelation, something hidden or something wonderful and unexpected. The Road Home is a must-read for any book lover and a perfect follow-up to The Last Letter."       New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

About The Letter Series

Series of novels by Kathleen Shoop is set in the Midwest of America in the late 19th and early 20th century. Shoop takes readers on an emotional journey through love, loss and redemption. Inspired by family letters, the novels pull from historical events and places and feature the life and times of the fictional Arthur family as they make their way in the world.

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The Last Letter (Book 1 in The Letter series)
Read an excerpt.

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About Kathleen Shoop

Author, Kathleen ShoopKathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, earned a Silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Her second novel, After the Fog, (Silver IPPY), was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. And her debut novel, The Last Letter, is a multiple award-winner, including a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Kathleen lives with her husband and two children in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

Find Kathleen Shoop: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

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I have one paperback copy of The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop to giveaway away to one lucky reader from the USA courtesy of the blog tour.  I'm trying something a little different and running the giveaway via GLEAM.  Make your entries through the giveaway app below (please let me know if there are any problem as this is my first time using this app myself).  The giveaway is open from today through July 30th.  Good luck!

The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop Giveaway


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  1. This sounds like a good read, and I really like the cover. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  2. What a pretty cover. Sounds like an interesting book. Do you think it works as a stand alone or is it better to read in sequence?

    1. I LOVE the cover. Certainly would stand out on the bookshelf. I don't know for sure about stand alone or not, I just got the review copy. I *think* each book is on different characters, but don't quote me on that.

  3. This sounds like a good book. Thank you for the chance to win

  4. I am loving this cover and the story sounds great!
    Thank you!


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