Thursday, January 8, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - Half Brother; Holly LeCrawHalf Brother; Holly LeCraw

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today.  What do you think?

Half Brother; Holly LeCraw
Doubleday - February - 2015

A passionate, provocative story of complex family bonds and the search for identity set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England boarding school.

When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, he finds a world steeped in privilege and tradition. Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches, Charlie longs to leave his complicated southern childhood behind and find his place in the rarefied world of Abbottsford. Before long he is drawn to May Bankhead, the daughter of the legendary school chaplain; but when he discovers he cannot be with her, he forces himself to break her heart, and she leaves Abbott—he believes forever. He hunkers down in his house in the foothills of Massachusetts, thinking his sacrifice has contained the damage and controlled their fates.
But nearly a decade later, his peace is shattered when his golden-boy half brother, Nick, comes to Abbott to teach—and May returns as a teacher as well. Students and teachers alike are drawn by Nick’s magnetism, and even May falls under his spell. When Charlie pushes his brother and his first love together, with what he believes are the best of intentions, a love triangle ensues that is haunted by desire, regret, and a long-buried mystery.

With wisdom and emotional generosity, LeCraw takes us through a year that transforms both the teachers and students of Abbott forever. Page-turning, lyrical, and ambitious, The Half Brother is a powerful examination of family, loyalty, and love.


  1. I'm looking forward to this as well! Can't resist a good boarding school story!

  2. Sounds intriguing and a must read.

  3. I like your review. I am going to put this on my "pending" list and do a bit more research. Thanks for the review.

    Happy Reading.

  4. What a beautiful new look to your blog! Have I been by to wish you Happy New Year? I'm afraid I'm terribly lacking due to a failed tooth implant and all kinds of dental woes...anyway, love to you and happy reading!

  5. Sounds promising! (I love your new blog header. Cute!)

  6. Did you like The Half-Brother? I had some mixed feelings on it. Definitely well-written but I found it a tad disturbing. Would love to hear your thoughts! My review will post closer to pub day. beth


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