I’m thrilled to announce that Heather Newton will be joining us on Book Club Girl On Air on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm ET, to discuss her debut novel, Under the Mercy Trees! Under the Mercy Trees is a wonderful family novel and has been getting some rave reviews in the blogosphere lately.
Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves around cheap Scotch and weekend flings with equally damaged men. When he learns that his older brother, Leon, has gone missing, he must return to the Owenby farm in Solace Fork, North Carolina, to assist in the search. But that means facing a past filled with regrets, the family that never understood him, the girl whose heart he broke, and the best friend who has faithfully kept the home fires burning. As the mystery surrounding Leon's disappearance deepens, so too does the weight of decades-long unresolved differences and unspoken feelings—forcing Martin to deal with the hardest lessons about home, duty, and love.
Read the first chapter of Under the Mercy Trees here, check out the reading group guide, and like Heather on Facebook. Set your reminder for the show on March 1st and return to that same link to listen live that day. I have 10 copies of the book to give away to the first 10 people who comment that they’d like to participate in the live show on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm ET!