As promised, I have an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) to giveaway here on the blog this week. The book is A SUMMER IN EUROPE by Marilyn Brant, a women’s fiction title due out at the end of November.

On her thirtieth birthday, Gwendolyn Reese receives an unexpected present from her widowed Aunt Bea: a grand tour of Europe in the company of Bea’s Sudoku and Mah-jongg Club. The prospect isn’t entirely appealing. But when the gift she is expecting – an engagement ring from her boyfriend – doesn’t materialize, Gwen decides to go. At first, Gwen approaches the trip as if it’s the math homework she assigns her students, diligently checking monuments off her must-see list. But amid the bougainvillea and stunning vistas of southern Italy, something changes. Gwen begins to live in the moment – skipping down stone staircases in Capri, running her fingers over a glacier in view of the Matterhorn, racing through the Louvre, and taste-testing pastries at a Marseilles cafe. Revelling in every new experience – especially her attraction to a charismatic British physics professor – Gwen discovers that the ancient wonders around her are nothing compared to the renaissance unfolding within…

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment here on this thread between now and Friday, November 4th, at 5pm Pacific Time. I’ll post the winner at some point after that time, both here and in a new post. Good luck!

ETA: And the winner is Melinda! Congratulations! Keep an eye on your e-mail for information on how to claim your ARC. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along. More giveaways to come in the near future, so stay tuned!