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Giveaway + Interview SWEET MERCY by ANN TATLOCK

Sweet Mercy
Stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition
When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve's uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge.
Eve can't wait to leave St. Paul, a notorious haven for gangsters. At seventeen, she considers her family to be "good people," not lawbreakers like so many in her neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a "safe haven," Eve soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is anything but what it seems.
When the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. Does she dare risk everything by exposing the man whose love and generosity is keeping her family from ruin? And when things turn dangerous, can she trust Link in spite of appearances?
Ann Tatlock
Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy-Award winning novel Promises to Keep. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.
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1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

I vividly remember the first book I read by myself as a child, "A Pony Called Lightning." I had a little red rocking chair (still have it; call me sentimental), so I sat in that chair with the book in my lap and found myself falling into a whole new world. Then and there I fell in love with the wonder of words, and still feel the same way when I open a book today.
2. What are you reading right now?

"In the Beauty of the Lilies," by John Updike. The story is set partly in my home state of Delaware. I mean, really, how many people write about Delaware!? When I went halfway across the country to go to college, most people I met didn't even know it was a state.

3. How does your garden grow?

So far so good. Every spring I plant morning glories. That's it; just morning glories. This year I planted three large pots right outside my office window and one outside the kitchen window. Little sprouts are beginning to pop up. Can't wait till they bloom!

4. What is the last thing you Googled?

This very blog site, just to check it out. I absolutely adore the hound dog reading a book. What can I say....I love dogs and have three chihuahuas of my own. "Books, Gardens & Dogs" -- it just doesn't get any better than that!

5. What makes you cringe?

Hateful comments that follow certain news stories on the internet. It's unbelievable what some people will say about others--people they don't know and have never met. I don't know whatever happened to civility and kindness, but sometimes it seems like we're losing our grip on these best of human values. I hope they make a comeback or we're sunk.

Tour Giveaway 
1 winner will receive a copy of 3 of Ann's Books Sweet Mercy, Travelers Rest and Promises to Keep Open to US & Canada Only
 Ends 5/21/13

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