Friday, February 24, 2017

The Broken One {+ Giveaway}

I'm delighted today to be a part of author Christine H. Bailey's Xpresso Blog Tour for her release, THE BROKEN ONE.

As part of the celebration, Christine is sharing her Top 10 books she'd hope to have with her on a desert island. In addition, you get a chance to win 2X $5 Amazon Gift Cards and 2X signed copies of THE BROKEN ONE. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

The Broken One
Christine H. Bailey
Publication date: April 5, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Farris is picking up the pieces after the untimely death of her best friend. But even one year later, she can’t seem to find “normal” again—not until Lane Evans pops back into her life and pushes her to face reality.
When he offers her the chance to find the truth, Farris fears what will surface. Is it too much too soon or just what she needs to move forward?

Now here's Christine's Top 10 books she'd want to have with her.

Anna Karenina,
Little Women,
The Catcher in the Rye,
The Bible, Speak,
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian,
The Outsiders,
The Giver,
The House on Mango Street,
The Book Thief,
Harry Potter.

Author Christine H. Bailey
Christine H. Bailey teaches creative writing and written composition at a private university in west Tennessee. Before teaching English, Christine worked as a journalist, a marketing/public relations writer, and a freelance editor.
 To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website at



  1. Sounds like a great book! Losing a friend as a teen would have to be devastating.

    I like that list of books, too. :) Mine would be similar, although it would have some Agatha Christie on it.

  2. Christine, thanks again for visiting. Nice selection of books. Wishing you much success.

    Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What an interesting context for a book. We all confront loss at some point in our lives, and addressing that in a well-written novel can be really effective. I like the choice of books, too. Thanks for sharing, both.

  4. I've only read one of the books on her list. Makes me wonder what I would put on mine.

  5. Love your giveaways! <3 -


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