Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: Lynne Griffin’s ‘Sea Escape’

When I read Lynne Griffin’s Sea Escape last summer, I was profoundly moved by this story of mothers, daughters, fathers, sons — family, really, in all its vast and complicated forms.

Griffin’s language drew me into the seaside setting where Laura Martinez looks in on her aging mother, Helen, a woman still “cloaked in the past,” I wrote, and dwelling on the life she once shared with Joseph, her enigmatic but aloof husband. Sea Escape is a moving novel that fluctuates between the past and present, and we’re told the story of Helen and Joseph’s courtship through a series of letters — notes jotted between lovers that Laura never saw until she reached adulthood.

Though not always a cheery tale, Griffin’s Sea Escape was still an enchanting family drama — one I thoroughly enjoyed. And now I’m happy to share it with one of you!

As part of the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, up for grabs for one reader in the U.S. only (sorry, international friends!) is a new copy of Sea Escape, just released in paperback this month.

To enter, simply fill out this form before 12 p.m. (noon) EST on Wednesday, June 29. Winner will be chosen at random via and emailed for their mailing address. The information you submit via this form is confidential and will be seen by my eyes only.

UPDATE: Congrats to Sarah (sarahthehobbit), the winner of Sea Escape! Thanks to all for entering and visiting, and hope you had fun with the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop.