Books & Bottles: A Book Club in a Box

Books And Bottles Vol 2

The quarterly subscription Books & Bottles gift box is a collaboration between Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Tall Poppy Writers. And they have selected Dreaming in Chocolate as one of the two books for Volume 2.

The gift box includes one book, either Dreaming in Chocolate or The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti, two bottles of delicious wine (one red and one white), and a booklet containing a fun discussion with Kate and me on books, writing and magic; playlists for both books, as well as recipes to make your next book club or girls night fun and easy.

You can buy the Books & Bottles box for yourself or a book and wine-loving friend here.


Giveaway: Lies and Other Acts of Love


It’s officially summer, so to celebrate I’m giving away a signed copy of Lies and Other Acts of Love by the delightful Kristy Woodson Harvey. This book is the best kind of beach read. Here’s what it’s about:

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.

But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

Sounds amazing, right? What are you waiting for? Go enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!