Thursday, October 30, 2014

Meet Me in Barcelona Virtual Book Tour Highlights

It's so sad to see our authors go, but in tribute we do a recap of the highlights of their blog tour with us at Pump Up Your Book.  Today we're highlighting Mary Carter and her Meet Me in Barcelona Virtual Book Publicity Tour.

About the Book:

A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer’s current woes.
The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation.

Carrie Ann wasn’t just Grace’s foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend—until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she’s kept from Jake—and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it.

Mary Carter’s intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try—and often fail—to truly know the ones we love.

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About the Author:

Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist.  Meet Me in Barcelona is her eighth novel. Her other works include:  Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do For You, The Pub Across the Pond, My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She’ll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged.  In addition to her novels she has written six novellas: Return to Hampton Beach in the anthology, Summer Days, A Southern Christmas in the upcoming 2014 anthology Our First Christmas, A Kiss Before Midnight in the anthology, You’re Still the One, A Very Maui Christmas in the New York Times best selling anthology Holiday Magic, and The Honeymoon House in the New York Times best selling anthology Almost Home. Mary currently lives in Chicago, IL with a demanding labradoodle. She wishes she could thank her gorgeous husband, but she doesn’t have one. In addition to writing she leads writing workshops.

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Virtual Book Tour Highlights

"Within this Spanish setting, Carter crafts quite an enjoyable story. As Grace and Jake unsuspectingly take a simple vacation to Barcelona, the sudden appearance of Grace’s foster sister, Carrie Ann, draws them into an unpredictable plot. Though it starts slowly with all the initial set-up, Meet Me in Barcelona soon gains momentum and twists and turns all the way to a very dramatic conclusion. Carter kept me guessing about the childhood secrets and lurking villains, and I had fun trying to figure everything out. For anyone looking for a bit of adventure and mystery, consider Mary Carter’s Meet Me in Barcelona."
-- Book by Book (review)

"I adored this witty, romantic, adventurous, quirky book. It was just a fun read from beginning to end. Filled with discovery, overcoming your past, finding love and childhood bonds that never end keeping you engaged and enthralled from the first page till the bitter end. Packed with imagery so wonderful it transports you right into the thick of things. Personally, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book that Mary Carter puts out. "
-- Our Families Adventure (review)

"I loved Mary Carter's Meet Me in Barcelona. Taking a prominent place on my bookshelf, Meet Me in Barcelona will be one book I read over and over. I can honestly say this book deserves more than five stars."
-- Bottles and Books Reviews (review)

"Author, Mary Carter grabs her readers from page one.  You simply can't put the book down.  The story was quite  mysterious and hard to figure it out.  The setting was so exotic.  You could almost  feel yourself being there.  This book is an absolute grabber that everyone will want to read."
-- Books, Reviews, ETC. (review) 

"I give this book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone that enjoys a great book to get drawn into and who likes to be kept guessing and being thrown off balance. It was a fun read and I think it will stay on my shelf to be read again to see if I missed any clues during this first read through."
-- My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews (review)

Visit the official Meet Me in Barcelona Virtual Book Publicity Tour here.

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