FINAL First Sentence Friday – THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER, and FREE BOOK FRIDAY –>TWO FINISHED COPIES of THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER!
In FOUR DAYS, (pinch me twice!) THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER will be on bookshelves at bookstores everywhere.
Don’t forget, even though First Sentence Fridays is coming to an end here (until the next book that is!) there is still another Goodreads Giveaway going on and the chance to win one of ten finished copies until January 10th!
EARLY PRAISE for THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER!!!
“Rousing…movingly explores Jessie’s struggle with her eating disorder, viscerally describing her twin desires for nourishment and purging in relation to a deep need to define herself…Everhart’s story of self-discovery, rife with colorful characters and a satisfying twist, will thrill readers.”- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
“This riveting novel set in the 1960s will have readers, especially those who enjoy Kaye Gibbons and Anna Jean Mayhew, captivated from the first page.” – Booklist STARRED REVIEW
“Everhart’s portrayal of Jessie’s coming-of-age is realistic, and heartbreaking. You will root for Jessie, the Sassers, and the moonshine before it is all over.” – Linda Hodges, Fiction Addiction, Greenville SC
Around the time this story takes place, 1960, it’s true the government had already sent dozens of Alcohol Tax Unit (ATU) agents to Wilkes County, NC to “clean it up.” One of the thesis papers I used while researching for the book was called “Chasin’ the Good Ole Boys and Girls of Wilkes County,” written by Aaron Lancaster, and submitted as part of his Masters in Art at Appalachian University. Even after the focused effort on Wilkes County, the author records endless busts, discoveries, and encounters between the ATU agents, moonshiners and bootleggers. The problem continued to be pervasive (Wilkes County didn’t come by the name “moonshine capital of the world” without reason) even while residents continued to debate whether or not to allow the sale of “red” liquor from a yet to be built Alcohol Beverage Company (ABC) store, which wouldn’t happen until 1965, years after this story ends.
Mr. Reardon appeared more like he had when I first met him, calmer, tie knotted in place, but still looked like he’d not had any sleep.
Below are other ways you can support me:
- Pre-orders still matter! Pre-order your copy –> here. Included is the chance to win a truly lovely leather -bound journal like the Sassers use.
- And, don’t forget, add THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER to your Goodreads To Be Read list!
Thank you ever so much!