Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Mourning Dove by
Claire Fullerton, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Mourning Dove
Author: Claire Fullerton
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction
Release Date: June 29, 2018
Genre: Southern Fiction, Family Life
"An accurate and heart-wrenching picture of the sensibilities of the Am
erican South." Kirkus Book
The heart has a home when it has an ally.
If Millie Crossan doesn't know anything else, she knows this one truth simply
because her brother Finley
grew up beside her. Charismatic Finley, eighteen months her senior, becomes Millie's guide when their
mother Posey leaves their father and moves her children from Minnesota to Memph
is shortly after
Millie's tenth birthday.
Memphis is a world foreign to Millie and Finley. This is the 1970s
Memphis, the genteel world of their
mother's upbringing and vastly different from anything they've ever known. Here they are the outsiders.
Here, they only have each other. And here, as the years fold over themselves,
they mature in a
manicured Southern culture where they learn firsthand that much of what glitters isn't gold. Nuance,
tradition, and Southern eccentrics flavor Millie and Finley's world as they
find their way to belonging.
But what hidden variables take their shared history to leave both brother and sister at
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My thoughts: This book is an interesting taste of the South in the 1970's, where old and new ideas clash, old money and ways meet with the 1970's way of thinking that turned the things on it's head. It's unique to read the story through Millie's eyes, and has a memoir feel to it. While the characters have a lot of depth to them, some of them where hard for me to really like. The story jumps around a bit, but is well written and unique.
I received this book from Just Read Tours. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
Claire Fullerton grew up in Memphis, TN and now lives in Malibu
, CA. She is the author of
Dancing to an Irish Reel,
set in Connemara, Ireland, where she once lived.
Dancing to an Irish Reel is a finalist in the 2016 Kindle Book Review A
wards, and a 2016 Readers
Favorite. Claire is the author of
A Portal in Time,
a paranormal mystery that unfolds in two time
periods, set on California’s hauntingly beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in a village called Carmel-
Sea. Both of those novels are published by Vinspire Publishing. Her third novel, Mourning Dove, is a
Southern family saga, published in June 2018 by Firefly Southern Fiction.
She is one of four contributors
to the book, A Southern Season, with her novella, Through an Autumn
Window, to be published in
November 2018 by Firefly Southern Fiction.
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TOUR GIVEAWAYClaire Fullerton is giving away:
- 1 audiobook of Mourning Dove (US only)
ight August 21, 2018 and
last through 11:59pm August 28, 2018. US only. Winners will
be notified within a week of close of the
giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
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