Author Override: Sarah Morgan

Posted July 9, 2018 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Author Override, Featured Authors, Front Page / 14 Comments

I read a lot as a child, but the first ‘adult’ book I remember reading and loving was Jane Eyre. My mother gave me an old, battered copy and the moment I finished it I immediately read it again. Jane is such a brave heroine, and even now I find something new every time I pick up that book.

I read my way through the classics at school. I believe passionately that the books chosen for study shouldn’t put children off reading. I was lucky. There are books I studied that I regularly reread. One of those is Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. I’ve always been drawn to strong heroines, and Bathsheba Everdene is one of my favourites. She isn’t always likeable, but she is always interesting. Strongly feminist, she isn’t looking for a man to fix her problems.

I discovered Daphne Du Maurier in my late teens and devoured all her books. My favourite is still Rebecca. Daphne Du Maurier was a great storyteller and this book has dark, sinister undertones and a sense of creeping menace and chill that makes you want to wrap up warm while you read it. Her characters are complex and layered and she is the master of page turning suspense. Whatever I read, I want it to be a page turner.

I love Jane Austen, not only for her wit and well-developed characters (particularly female characters), but also for her social observations and the way she explores so many themes. Pride and Prejudice is most people’s top choice (and who can resist the TV adaptation with Darcy emerging from the lake?) but mine is Persuasion. I wanted Anne Elliot as a friend.

My father loves Dickens and shared his love with me. He read Great Expectations aloud and the vivid image of Miss Haversham surrounded by cobwebs has stayed with me. Whenever I love a book, it’s often because of the characters and it’s impossible to forget characters who have names like Scrooge and Fagin. Dickens shone a light on Victorian life and social issues, but despite some dark themes his stories are full of hope.

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Available July 10, 2018!

Author Override: Sarah Morgan
How to Keep a Secret
by Sarah Morgan

BOOK INFO


Released: July 10, 2018
Published by HQN
Pages: 384
 

When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise

Lauren has the perfect life...if she ignores the fact it's a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant.

Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it's... Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she's determined to keep her trademark smile on her face.

Nancy knows she hasn't been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why?

Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha's Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challege, the rewards could be infinite...

Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan's brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.

 

About Sarah Morgan

USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy, contemporary romance, and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as “a magician with words” by RT Book Reviews, she has sold more than eleven million copies of her books. She was nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times: once in 2012 for Doukakis’s Apprentice, in 2013 for A Night of No Return and in 2017 for Miracle on 5th Avenue. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their Top Pick slot. As a child, Sarah dreamed of being a writer, and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream. Sarah lives near London, England, with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation, so she can forget the house needs tidying.

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I love every author you’ve mentioned and read them all! Love your books and looking forward to this one!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

A summer to die by lois lowry was the first book I remember reading where I connected with the characters and was absolutely absorbed in the story.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great override and giveaway! Shared on all my socials!!

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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COngrats on the newest release! I’m really looking forward to this! Loved the In Manhattan series 🙂 I’d have to say that my “gateway” into romance was Julie Garwood’s Bride series. So always a special place in my reading heart. Thanks for sharing!

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Kim

Congratulations on the new release. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was a special book.

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Kate Vocke

I haven’t read any of her books, but I’ve never been steered wrong with any of your book suggestions!

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Amy R

When I was younger I read a lot but stopped in my teens. I started reading again after my son told me I needed to read the Twilight books and have been reading again ever since. I started with all of Jane Austin’s books and branched out to many romance sub genres from there.

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Kathleen O'Donnell

I just finished a wonderful inspiring book called God Bless the Broken Road by a new author Jennifer Dornbush. It was excellent.

Barbara Bates
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Barbara Bates

Love Sarah Morgan! Thank you for the chance to win her new book!

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lea

50 shades, because it got me into reading. thanks for the chance <3

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Irma

I love Sarah’s books, thank you for the chance. I started with historicals, so that would be Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, KEW, Elizabeth Hoyt. But the author that got me hooked was Julia Garwood with Honor’s Splendour.

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Historical romance is what got e into reading the genre