2021 Autumn Book Giveaway

Sign up for a chance to win your choice of the books shown above: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Weight of Living by Michael Stephen Daigle or Phoenix n the Middle of the Road by J.R. Bale. When you sign up for a free subscription to Book Lovers Dispatch, you also become eligible for future giveaways as well. (Deadline is October 31, 2021, Midnight.)


Book Launch: “Middlebrook”

Bob Mayers has just launched his sixth book on the American Revolution. This one specifically covers the lesser-known, yet vital Middlebrook encampment. The title, Middlebrook, the Revolutionary War Encampment that Saved America, seems to surprising in the light or Valley Forge and Jockey Hollow, but Mayers explains in detail why this location was so vital at the time. The highlands and surrounding valleys of this natural fortress were the location of two major encampments of Washington’s Continental Army—a harrowing seven weeks during the early summer of 1777, and during the entire winter of 1778-1779.

Bob Mayers explains how these campgrounds served as the center of operations for American forces through much of the war and during many of its darkest hours. Most significant is that at Middlebrook, where during the winter of 1778-1779 the raw American Army matured into a cohesive fighting power capable of defeating the British forces, who were regarded at the time as the best trained and equipped army in the world. 

To learn more, visit www.RevolutionaryDetective.com.

March Book Pick: “The Straight Spouse: A Memoir”

The Straight Spouse: A Memoir
is a love story about a woman who is married to a man who turns out to be gay—and how she deals with it in unexpected ways. This story takes place in the early 1990s, and she believes she is the only woman in the world to face this unthinkable threat to her marriage. Her journey—sometimes disturbing, sometimes uplifting—is all about the importance of letting go and finding one’s own way through hard times.

Despite what people might expect, this is not a gay-bashing book. In fact, quite the opposite. Author Vivian Fransen shares this painful chapter in her life to create a courageous memoir worth reading. We are proud to make it our Pick of the Month.

Learn more at www.StraightSpouseMemoir.com.

December Book Pick: “The Worst Noel”

December’s Book Pick is in keeping with the holiday season, a Christmas mystery, The Worst Noel by Amy M. Reade.

Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, love, and joy, but for Lilly Carlsen, this Christmas is murder. As a single mom, small business owner, and president of the local Chamber of Commerce, the last thing she needs is to find a dead body on the floor of her jewelry shop on the busiest shopping day of the year. And as if that isn’t enough, Lilly has to deal with a deadbeat ex-husband, a mother with declining mental health, and two teenagers. But when a second body turns up, Lilly finds herself squarely in the crosshairs of suspicion. Can she figure out who killed the victims before she becomes one herself? And will her family’s Christmas be merry…or scary?

2019 Summer Book Giveaway!

Book Lovers Dispatch is offering a chance to win one of the three books, winner’s choice. It’s a great way to fill out your summer reading list. The choices includes J.R. Bale’s Phoenix in the Middle of the Road, Selene Castrovilla’s Melt and Michael Stephen Daigle’s The Swamps of New Jersey. Just sign up for a free subscription to Book Lovers Dispatch. Deadline to sign up is July 15, 2019.

New Providence Book Festival 2019

The third New Providence Book Festival set for Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9am – 4pm on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum. Over a dozen authors with be there giving presentations, signing books and talking with readers.

This year’s author lineup includes a range of authors and genres, fiction and non-fiction: Bert Abbazia, J.R. Bale, Linda Barth, Mary Carlomagno, Michael Stephen Daigle, Reyna Favis, Vivian Fransen, Kerry Gans, Kristina Garlick, Laura Kaighn, Elissa Matthews, Bob Mayers and Jenn Stroud Rossmann.

For every book purchased, the buyer will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. Additional prizes may be added.

The Salt Box Museum will be open for free tours of their 18th century farmhouse and exhibits. The New Providence Historical Society will also be having a bake sale.