When I was offered the opportunity to review Airian Eastman’s ambitious first novel, A Kiss for Cadence, I was flattered and intrigued. And, when the book arrived in the mail a few weeks ago, I was delighted to find not just one book…but two….a second paperback book to offer to you as a giveaway!
A Kiss for Cadence is the story of a young woman returning to her small hometown after her marriage twelve years before. We discover that the intervening years have not been happy ones for Cadence, and we learn much about her family relationships, her broken dreams—and a kindly man with smoldering eyes who re-enters her life.
Eastman, from Central New York State herself, does a lovely job describing Cadence’s hometown and surroundings. In my reader’s mind, I could see the sunsets, the comfortably furnished homes, the sparkling lakes; and I could feel the snowflakes on my cheeks, the sturdy church pews, as well as the even harder to portray close relationships between Cadence’s siblings.
Airian Eastman tackles some heavy subjects in this novel: spousal abuse and other family tragedies with the potential to shake relationships to their foundations. These sections were written thoughtfully and honestly. When the final chapter came to an end, I felt I knew the characters and had been involved in their lives. I’ll admit—the ending surprised me—and I was very happy to see that a sequel to A Kiss for Cadence is in the works.
Airian Eastman’s A Kiss for Cadence is just the thing to curl up with on these long winter afternoons. It’s a quick read, but not necessarily a “light” read. There are parts that will make you think, and wonder, and feel. It’s divided into chapters, so if you need to set it down for a while, you can easily find your place again—or you can read a few chapters and then come back to it—although I think once you start reading A Kiss for Cadence you’ll not want to put it down!
So…about the GIVEAWAY –you can enter to win your own signed copy of Airian Eastman’s A Kiss for Cadence” in these ways:
- Leave a comment below this post. You might tell what intrigues you about this book, or why you’d like to win it—or just a bit about your reading habits…OR…
- You could leave a comment under the post on our Green Circle Grove Facebook page…..OR….
- You could share the Facebook post with your friends.
On Saturday morning, February 14th—Valentine’s Day—the random picker will choose the winner. I hope it’s YOU!
UPDATE!!! Chosen by Random Picker –the winner of the signed edition of Airian Eastman’s novel is CARRIE J., who entered on our Facebook page. Congratulations, Carrie J., and thank you all for helping promote Ms Eastman’s novel! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Now, if you can’t wait to see if you are the winner, you can purchase a paperback copy of A Kiss for Cadence, and it’s also available for your Kindle, HERE through Amazon.
And our disclaimer: Green Circle Grove was furnished with a copy of A Kiss for Cadence, but the comments and considerations are entirely unsolicited.
This post was shared with (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop, February 2 and also with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner and From the Farm Blog Hop.