Author Terri DuLong spins a warm and hopeful yarn in her
debut novel, SPINNING FORWARD (Kensington trade
paperback, November 2009). The joy of knitting and
mother-daughter relationships are just two of the themes the
prizewinner in Terri’s September contest can anticipate
exploring through an advance reading copy of SPINNING
FORWARD. As a bonus, Terri has also included a $25
Barnes & Noble gift card as part of the grand prize.
A New Englander born and bred, the last place Sydney
Webster expects to find herself starting over is on an
island off the coast of Florida. Yet here she is in Cedar
Key, trying to pull herself together after her husband’s
untimely death—and the even more untimely revelation of his
gambling addiction. Bereft of her comfortable suburban
life, Syd takes shelter at a college pal’s bed and
breakfast, where amidst the bougainvillea blossoms and the
island’s gentle rhythms, a plan begins to form . . .
Syd never considered the possibility of turning her passion
for spinning and knitting into something more than a hobby,
but when the unique composition of her wool draws
attention, a door is opened—the first among many. Yet even
as she ventures out of her comfort zone, Syd finds herself
stepping into the embrace of a community rich with love,
laughter, friendship . . . and secrets. And as long-hidden
truths are revealed, Syd faces a choice: Spin a safety
net—or spin decidedly forward and never look back.
"Poignant, absorbing, humorous . . . a debut that tugs at
the heart." —Sophia Nash, author of A Dangerous Beauty
"A southern Debbie Macomber, but with a flair all her own.
I never wanted to leave Cedar Key." —Karin Gillespie,
author of the Bottom Dollar Girl series
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