Friday, March 28, 2014

Marian Cheatham's EASTLAND Blog Tour & Giveaway

by Marian Cheatham
Release Date: 02/14/14

Book Summary:

For hardworking teen, Dee Pageau, the annual employee picnic will let her escape the drudgery of work and possibly find love with her best friend Mae’s older brother, Karel. But in 1915 Chicago, girls don’t go on picnics without their mother’s approval.  
Unfortunately for Dee, Mama has had a premonition of disaster and forbids Dee from going. Forced to watch as Mae and Karel leave without her, Dee defies Mama and rushes off to join her friends.

But Dee’s joy soon turns to terror when the ship ferrying them to the picnic capsizes. Rescued not once but twice-by Karel and a mysterious sailor-Dee finds herself tested in unimaginable ways. What happens next turns out to be worse … and better … than anything Dee ever expected.
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Something plunked onto my program. I glanced down at the wet spot on the page before looking up. A raindrop splattered onto the bridge of my nose. A split second later, the skies cracked opened. 
Women shrieked as rain poured down. Chairs scraped across concrete and thwacked against tables. Patrons raced for the shelter of the covered terraces or the exit to the indoor garden. Lars whipped open his umbrella. I squished against him.
“Told you one umbrella was a good idea,” he said. 
When Lars had suggested I leave my umbrella on the front porch, I had hesitated. 
“Don’t worry,” he’d said when he’d come to pick me up. “If it does rain, we can share.” 
I had tossed my umbrella aside without another thought. 
“We can’t catch a break from this rain.” Lars tilted the umbrella over my head. “Looks like our luck’s run out.” 
Luck was a matter of perspective. Right now, nestled against his broad chest, I felt pretty darn lucky. I squeezed in even tighter and looked up. Lars gazed down. Our lips seemed to be pulling in toward each other’s as though we’d been magnetized. 
A delicious tingle shot through me. I was about to get my second kiss. I worried for one fleeting second about Lars’s strength and then his lips were on mine. My apprehension evaporated. His kiss was tender and hesitant and unbelievably luscious. I pressed into him, fearing now for his safety against the overwhelming force of my desires. 

About the Author: Marian Cheatham lives in a suburb of Chicago with her family and their menagerie of pets. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Marian taught Special Education for many years before becoming a full-time writer.
Author links: Website      Goodreads      FB

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