MARILLA of GREEN GABLES by Sarah McCoy – Spotlight & Giveaway



I just love it when a new Sarah McCoy historical novel is published. This time MARILLA of GREEN GABLES is taking many of us back to our childhood.

A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness.

Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother has dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh.

In Avonlea—a small, tight-knit farming town on a remote island—life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth “Izzy” Johnson, her mother’s sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy’s talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.

Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Joining the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia that secretly serves as a way station for runaway slaves from America. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happiness—Marilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. She soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolition—jeopardizing all she cherishes, including her bond with her dearest John Blythe. Now Marilla must face a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables.

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Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables (William Morrow/Harper Collins); The Mapmaker’s Children; The Baker’s Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee; The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico; the novella “The Branch of Hazel” in Grand Central; and Le souffle des feuilles et des promesses, a French exclusive title.

Sarah’s work has been featured in Real SimpleThe MillionsYour Health MonthlyHuffington Post and other publications. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso.

The daughter of an Army officer, her family was stationed in Germany during her childhood. After a decade in El Paso, Texas, she now lives with her husband, Dr. Brian Waterman, an orthopedic sports surgeon at Wake Forest, and their dog, Gilbert, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about an interesting character you’ve read about in historical fiction. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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30 thoughts on “MARILLA of GREEN GABLES by Sarah McCoy – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. I’ve been wanting to get this book. We’re big fans of Anne of Green Gables. My children and I frequently had marathon viewing of this series with Megan Follows as Anne.

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  2. Sold on a Monday was an historical fiction of sorts and it had several interesting characters in it. It was a wonderful book that I would recommend that you read.

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  3. Anne really is one of my favorites! She was based on my great-great aunt. It has meant so much to me growing up to see myself in her character. I only wish I’d had the chance to know her personally.

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  4. Molly from The Molly Murphy Mystery series by Rhys Bowen. I love this series! It is one of my favorite historical fiction series.

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  5. Wow, what a Great sounding book!! I Love the cover , it is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the book review, I will be adding this book to my TBR list, as the book sounds wonderful! How about Scarlett.

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  6. I absolutely loved Marty Claridge in the “Love Comes Softly” series by Janette Oke. She had amazing strength in traveling west and facing unexpected hardships, then going on to raise a strong family with her husband.

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  7. Marilla has always been one of my favorite characters and I am so happy she has her own story now. Hopefully, there will be a Matthew book next.


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