November 23, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Giveaway: The Brave by Nicholas Evans


"There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote, and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of cowboys and Indians. But when his sister, Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's existence is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever." "What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing Tom to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son's life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery." Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets.
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Giveaway ends: 12/7/2010

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19 comments:

debbie said...

I would love to read this.
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Linda Kish said...

Sounds really good.

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Taffy said...

I love the cover!

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FABI said...

Hi! total of 30 points. (Follow your blog via GFC 5, signed up for Nicholas Evan's newsletter 20, we're friends on facebook! 5) fabiennefox@gmail.com

book reminds me of montana.

JHS. said...

I'm participating in the Nicholas Sparks challenge, so this would be perfect.

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nfmgirl said...

Sounds like a great book! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good read!
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Sarita said...

Looks interesting.
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tallcapp said...

My granddaughter has discovered Nicholas Sparks and would definitely read this book.

rozdj said...

I would love to read this!

Anonymous said...

For my neighbor!

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vmkids said...

I love the idea of this book. I would like to see if it matches my expectations.

ApachesPrincess said...
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ApachesPrincess said...

This looks like a very interesting book, I would love to read it!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i would love to read this book
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Birdhouse Books said...

Sounds like a good read!

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