Monday, September 30, 2013

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

About the Book:
When Mountains Move, by Julie Cantrell, is the sequel to the Christy Award winning Book of the Year and Debut Novel of the Year, Into the Free, which earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly and became both a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller.

It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie’s world is about to change forever.

If only her past could change with it.

Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn’t yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days.

For most of Millie’s life, being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving. But she’s about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than her past … is her future.


 


Book Excerpt:

Friday May 7, 1943

Church bells strike to announce the hour. My body quakes from the force of the sound, and again from the force of the man, uninvited. He pushes me down, nails his elbow into my throat. I fight, kicking, clawing. Screaming.

Someone calls my name. “Millie?” 

I throw my fists into the night, lunging white-eyed toward the voice.

 “Millie! Stop! It’s me.” Bump wraps his arms around me, and I jerk back, pushing against him. He withdraws, asking, “You okay?”

I don’t answer. Instead, I stare at the pitch of the darkened ceiling and pull myself from the depths of the dream.



To buy the book, go here:
juliecantrell.wordpress.com/


About the Author:
Julie Cantrell is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free, the Christy Award winning Book of the Year 2013 and recipient of the Mississippi Library Association’s Fiction Award. Cantrell has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. Her second novel, When Mountains Move, released September 2013.

Connect with Julie here:
Website: www.juliecantrell.com
Blogsite: www.juliecantrell.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliecantrellauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieCantrell
Email: julie@juliecantrell.com


Julie is giving away a copy of When Mountains Move. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)







Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown














8 comments:

cjajsmommy said...

Short excerpt leaves me wanting to read more! Please enter my name to win a copy of this book. djragno [at] hotmail [dot] com

Susan Johnson said...

Wow. This looks like a powerful story. Please enter me in the drawing.

susanmsj@msn.com

Patty said...

I'm sure as an author, when your first book is such a success it's a bit frightening to write a follow up! I look forward to reading Julie's new book...

pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Library Lady said...

I would love to win Julie's book for the church library.
Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.
Janet E.
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Pam K. said...

Since I have Into the Free on my Kindle, I'd very much like to win a copy of When Mountains Move. I'd like to read these books back to back; I enjoy the story more when I don't have to wait to find out what happens in the next book. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

bonton said...

Anxious to find out what Millie's secret is! Would love to read this book - thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!


bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca Maney said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Rebecca Maney rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

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