Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fireworks Over Toccoa Sweepstakes

Every now and again a book comes out that just sounds like something that I would just love to read. Some times I am destined to be disappointed, but I am hoping that that isn't the case with this book. I love reading books set against the backdrop of WWI or WWII so my interest was automatically piqued when I first heard about this book. The gorgeous cover certainly helps too.  I am hoping to get to read it soon.

If you are lucky enough to live in the US, you could win a beautiful gourmet basket or one of 300 ARC's of the book. If I could enter, I would totally do so! For your chance to enter head over to the Fireworks Over Toccoa website

Here's the cover and blurb:

Every so often that story comes along that reminds us of what it’s like to experience love for the first time—against the odds, when you least expect it, and with such passion that it completely changes you forever.

An unexpected discovery takes eighty-four-year-old Lily Davis Woodward to 1945, and the five days that forever changed her life. Married for only a week before her husband was sent to fight in WWII, Lily is anxious for his return, and the chance to begin their life together. In honor of the soldiers’ homecoming, the small Georgia town of Toccoa plans a big celebration. And Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant, also back from war, is responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned. But after a chance encounter in a star-lit field, he steals Lily’s heart and soul—and fulfills her in ways her socially-minded, upper-class family cannot. Now, torn by duty to society and her husband—and the poor, passionate man who might be her only true love—Lily must choose between a commitment she’s already made and a love she’s never known before.

Fireworks Over Toccoa takes us to a moment in time that will resonate with readers long after the book’s unforgettable conclusion. A devastating and poignant story, this debut novel will resonate with anyone who believes in love.

Good luck!


  1. Thanks for posting this Marg! I am going over to enter right now!

  2. I loved this book when I read it last week. So good!!

  3. I went over and entered the contest for the basket but I hope they don't determine who wins by the review that was written! :--)