Here's another 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature for you! In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.

Erika MarksTHE GUEST HOUSE is in this week's spotlight. I couldn't find any other books or a series name, but the reviews mention other characters they would love to see books about. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Erika's book:

“THE GUEST HOUSE is equal parts sweet and poignant love stories and nostalgic looks back at what was and might have been. The author deftly weaves together three generations of love stories and parent-child relationships… laced with regrets, secrets, heartbreak, mystery, and summer love–all set against the beautiful backdrop of Cape Cod.”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for THE GUEST HOUSE:

For generations, the natives of Harrisport have watched wealthy summer families descend on their Cape Cod town, inhabiting the massive cottages along the town’s best stretches of beachfront. But when rich Southerner Tucker Moss breaks the heart of local girl Edie Wright in the summer of 1966, an enduring war starts between the two families that lasts for generations….

Edie’s youngest child, Lexi, should know better than to fall in love with a Moss, but at eighteen, she falls hard for Tucker’s son, Hudson—only to find herself jilted when Hudson breaks off their engagement.

Eleven years later, Lexi returns home after two years away studying architectural photography, just in time for yet another summer on the Cape. When Hudson’s younger brother, Cooper, arrives unexpectedly to sell the seaside estate after the death of his father and hires Lexi to photograph it, an unlikely attraction forms, and Lexi finds herself torn once again between passion and family loyalty.

Then renovations at the Moss guest house reveal a forty-six-year-old declaration of love carved into a piece of framing—and a startling truth that will force two women and the men who love them to confront the treacherous waters of their pasts.

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This sounds like it would be a great summer read. I love the coming home aspect and falling for the younger brother of an ex-fiancé sounds like a lot of tension and conflict. I'm curious about the declaration of love, too!  What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using and announce the name next Monday morning (July 29th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, August 5th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Jennifer! Please see comment section on how to claim your gift card! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, July 23rd to Monday, July 29th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using and must claim their prize by 8/5/19. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Erika Marks for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.