Amazing reader friends!
First off, thank you so much for helping me celebrate The Baker’s Daughter’s book birthday! We had a superb, live, video party and chat on Goodreads. Our “technical difficulties” at the start certainly took the edge off! It gave us the opportunity to legitimately “LOL” and show readers our unscripted side. So thank you for coming out and for helping the party feel like a genuine gathering of friends. I couldn’t have celebrated the day with better company.
Quickly, I thought I’d post a handful of lovely reviews from this exciting (and crazy busy) past five days. These are by no means all of the incredible reviews, but I’m having a hard time keeping up with all the wonderful words of praise. I’m just so, so grateful to all of you, and pray you keep shouting the word and sharing the book with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and random readers in the airport (thank you Robin Kall!) until The Baker’s Daughter is on worldwide nightstands.
Book reviewers: If you have a review of The Baker’s Daughter, please feel free to post it in the comments section below so all can see!
The Baker’s Daughter praise:
“There is a reason we are drawn to such poignant and powerful novels as Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key and Jenna Blum’s Those Who Save Us. Sarah McCoy’s second novel, The Baker’s Daughter, certainly belongs beside them… she [McCoy] deftly explores how easy it is to allow first one’s integrity and then one’s humanity to slip away… a thoughtful reading experience indeed.” ~author Chris Bohjalian (Skeletons at the Feast, The Night Strangers) in an Amazon.com Review
“McCoy nails it… This is a novel of mothers and daughters, sisters (and grandmothers), of romance, love, war, fear, insecurity, patriotism, cowardice, lies, despair, and, ultimately, truth and understanding.” ~Sunny Solomon, Bookin’ With Sunny
“McCoy paints a very honest and obviously quite well-researched story about how unveiling the past can help those in the present, how past traumas can be used as moments of inspiration and growth. The Baker’s Daughter is a story that I will forever cherish, a story that sparked hours of discussion with my husband (a history buff), a truly inspirational tale. Highly recommended.” ~Jenn, Jenn’s Bookshelves
“The historical research is accurate and so strikingly frightening… if you love history, love stories, or a story of love over hate, this book will stir in your heart for a long time.” ~Anita, A Woman, A Wife, A Mom
As well, here is the list of this week’s book blog tour stops (also available on my website):
January 28, 2012: The Debutante Ball.
Featured Q&A: Quirky and fun questions from the Debs plus my poetic answer to the question: “If you were an animal, what kind would you be and why?”
January 27, 2012: The Significance of Settings: Bee Mindful. Beyond The Margins
One season yielded markedly different flavors from the next. One place from another. To say that the environment was a trivial factor would be unthinkable. Likewise with my stories. I’m merely the bee buzzing from stem to stem collecting as much as I can carry.
January 26, 2012: The Journey is as Great a Story as the Destination. Great Thoughts
Flight has always been a mind-blowing concept… I firmly believed that we walked through an enchanted maze until we reached the nest of a colossal bird with a stomach full of seats, á la a Flintstone’s cartoon.
January 25, 2012: Who is that Man in the Moon? Brava! with author Beth Hoffman
I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a couple of men in my book. Specifically, the fathers. Although they don’t take center state, both of my protagonists, Reba and Elsie, are deeply affected by their fathers, and both of their fathers are profoundly transformed by war.
The Baker’s Daughter is looking forward to an exciting upcoming week of daily new blog tour stops at some of my favorite authors’ and book bloggers’ websites. I’ll try to update you as often as possible, my friends. Meanwhile, feel free to follow the lady in the red hat as we virtual book tour!
Yours most truly,