My deadline is beginning to make me sweat a little so I’m starting to unplug and retreat from the world, but before I do, I had to share a new book out that is getting rave reviews and terrific press. Let me also preface the introduction of this book by saying, yes, I know this author and adore her. She’s beautiful, smart, warm, fun, witty and everything wonderful. If I could be her, I would, but since I can’t be, I’ll be her fan. If you haven’t read Kristina McMorris, now’s the time. Her new release, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, is fascinating and compelling and a story you, and your bookclub, will love.
In this poignant and evocative novel, a country is plunged into conflict and suspicion—forcing a young woman to find her place in a volatile world.
Back cover blurb: Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern’s life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother’s best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy.
When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost.
Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss—an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit.
What do you think? Sounds good, doesn’t it? For more on Kristina check out Kristina’s website.
Want a chance to win the book? Share with me what you’re reading right now, or what’s in your TBR pile, and you’re entered to win a copy of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves plus a signed copy of one of my books from my backlist, chocolate and fun JP reader goodies. The contest runs through Sunday night and winner will be announced on Monday so share with me what you’re reading and you’re entered!
Have a wonderful week. Thinking of you all and grateful to have readers and friends like you!