#StrongWomenRead: Giveaway! Wrap Up Your Year With Three Great Reads!

2018 is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add more reads to your TBR list! We want to celebrate the end of this year and the coming of 2019 by giving away three amazing reads from outstanding female authors that we know you’ll love.

Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak:

Before We Were Strangers by Brenda NovakFive-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound—the ominous thump before all went quiet.

In the morning, her mother was gone.

The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at eighteen, anxious to leave her small Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that the domineering father she grew up with wasn’t just difficult—he was deadly.

Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex-boyfriend and a father and brother who’d rather see her silenced. But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn’t whether she can uncover what really happened that night…it’s what will remain of her family if she does?


For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt:

For Better and Worse by Margot HuntOn their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice…you have to get it yourself.

Shocked to discover Nat’s taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He’s just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat’s always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret—or their marriage?




Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard:

Hunting Annabelle by Wendy HeardSean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle—beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle—who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he’s desperately trying to be.

Then Annabelle disappears.

Sean is sure she’s been kidnapped—he witnessed her being taken firsthand—but the police are convinced that Sean himself is at the center of this crime. And he must admit, his illness has caused him to “lose time” before. What if there’s more to what happened than he’s able to remember?

Though haunted by the fear that it might be better for Annabelle if he never finds her, Sean can’t bring himself to let go of her without a fight. To save her, he’ll have to do more than confront his own demons… He’ll have to let them loose.


Want to win copies of the above books? Head on down to the comments and let us know which 2018 book was your favorite!

Giveaway! Answer the above question for your chance to win. One (1) winners in total will be randomly drawn from all eligible comments. Open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Contest closes December 20, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on December 21. For full official rules, click here.

Update this contest is now closed.


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    122 Responses to “#StrongWomenRead: Giveaway! Wrap Up Your Year With Three Great Reads!”

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      Lisa Welch

      Sooooooo many good books this year. I think my faves are: Sometimes I Lie, The Last Time I Lied, The Land of Permanent Goodbyes, The Dangerous Art of Blending in…..just to name a few!

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      Patricia C

      THE strong woman who comes first to my mind is TARA WESTOVER, whose memoir, EDUCATED, proves what her Cambridge University professor, Dr Kerry, told her: Whatever you become- It was always in you.

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      “A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoult = fave 2018 book… if I have to choose just one. Normally, I’d answer this question by saying, “Whatever one I am currently reading.” I also enjoyed “Elevation” by Stephen King.

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      Patti Parker Markgraf

      So many! “Circe”, “Where The Crawdads Sing”, “The Great Alone”, “Our House”, “A Ladder to the Sky”, “The Chalk Man”, “The Woman in the Window”, “The Immortalists “, “A Place for Us”,

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      Shawna Shrader

      I had several books of 2018 I loved: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult’s, Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts was absolutely fabulous, When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica. 2018 was an absolute fabulous years for books to read this year.

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