A new week means another book to share with you in the the 2020 “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway features. Usually these follow the Mother's Day tote bag projects, but this year that is on hold. As soon as we can reschedule the authors and I will get tote bags to the three Fisher Houses. But until then, enjoy these books from the authors who will be sponsoring the 2020 Mother's Day thermal bags for 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. They will also be participating in the big readers giveaway at the end of the project!

Melissa Storm‘s THE SUNDAY POTLUCK CLUB is In this week's spotlight. The book is the first in her The Sunday Potluck Club Series. Here's what one reviewer had to say about the book:

“A poignant and touching story of friendship, love and healing. Perfect for your book club!”
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Freethy

Here's the blurb for THE SUNDAY POTLUCK CLUB:

A recipe for living . . .
 
New friends can be found in unexpected places. For Bridget and Amy, that place was the cancer ward of an Anchorage hospital. Now, as each struggles to overcome loss, they lean on each other for support—sharing suppers, laughter and tears.

Bridget and Amy aren’t about to let hardship knock them down—Bridget plans to return to her veterinarian school studies, Amy to her position as a second-grade teacher—but neither feels quite ready. And so the Sunday Potluck Club is born, a way for Bridget, Amy, and other women who have lost a loved one to find solace and understanding. Savoring favorite dishes while sharing memories and the comfort of connection, the members of the Sunday Potluck Club nourish body and soul.

As weeks go by and the group grows in unforeseen ways, both Bridget and Amy are inspired to find greater purpose.  Amy reaches out to a student whose father bravely faces his own struggle. Bridget volunteers at the local animal shelter, rehabilitating dogs whose unconditional love will bring others a chance to heal. And with the help of two special men, Bridget and Amy are realizing that there’s always room at the table for love and rekindled joy . . .

The book is available at all retailers and also through Kindle Unlimited.

To read the book, click here!

This is on my Kindle, and I have been waiting for a chunk of time to read it. I enjoy women's fiction books, and I can't wait to read about these new friends and the men who help them. 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 random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (August 31st) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, September 7th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Jen Mallette. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, August 25th to Monday, August 31st at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 09/7/20. 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 Melissa for sponsoring a tote bag and for donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms.