Book-a-Day #Giveaway Featuring Author Martha Reynolds

Leave a comment on today’s post and you’re eligible to win this author’s giveaway. Each day in November that you comment gives you an entry into the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the month! (Print copies for US residents only, please. If you live outside the US and win, you’ll receive a digital copy of this book.)

April in Galway is a story about second chances. A couple of years ago, I watched the British comedy-drama series “Last Tango in Halifax,” which begins with former childhood sweethearts, now in their seventies. They reunite via social media, and learn that through a terribly misintentioned event, they were separated. This set-up was the inspiration for April in Galway, though my characters are in their late forties. And while my characters aren’t based on real people, I do know of one very happy couple who were classmates of mine in high school (they weren’t sweethearts then), but found each other later in life and are deliriously happy together! Another character was inspired by a young woman I spent only a few hours with, but who had a profound effect.

As I write, I try to envision who might play the role of a character (so that when the Lifetime Channel comes calling, I’ll be ready – haha). Here are April Tweed, Bill Flanagan, and Connor Whelan as I pictured them:

Rachel Weisz as April John C. Reilly Marcus Wareing as Connor

Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, and Chef Marcus Wareing

April in Galway ends with a definite feel for a sequel, and I’ve already begun mapping it out. My self-imposed goal of releasing a book a year is on track, and the sequel to this one, which will tie in to one of my previous books (surprise!), will be ready by next December.


I’m the author of eight novels, including the Amazon bestsellers Chocolate for Breakfast and Bits of Broken Glass. My seventh novel, Villa del Sol, received the 2018 Book Award in Literary Fiction by the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE). I’ve written for Magnificat magazine and my very short poem was read by journalist Connie Schultz during National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” poetry challenge. Find my books online and locally at Stillwater Books.

I’m giving away a print copy of April in Galway to one person selected at random. Just leave a comment on this post and the winner will be chosen in a week.

Hope to see you on Saturday, December 1 at the RI Author Expo!

31 thoughts on “Book-a-Day #Giveaway Featuring Author Martha Reynolds

  1. I REALLY want to read this one!! Such an inspiring story about a second chance at love!!! Ireland, so romantic and pictuesque,… a beautiful place where serendipity offers April another chance at missed opportunity, a way to erase regret and change her future forever!

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  2. I would just love to win one of your books, Martha! You personality seamlessly shines through your writing, which most certainly contributes to your great success! A+! Congrats and continued blessings to you!

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  3. APRIL IN GALWAY sounds like an interesting novel. Second chances are nice in the way they allow people to add activities connecting both their past and their future together.

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  4. Last Tango in Halifax was a great show. I generally love many if not most programs on PBS. I’ve read all of your chocolate books, Bits of Broken Glass, and A Jingle-Valley Wedding. I’ve been wanting to read Best Seller and Villa Del Sol. April In Galway sounds wonderful. I’m adding this one to my list.

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  5. I read last year’s release, and I’m sure I will enjoy your new release just as much. I am envious of how disciplined you are – a book a year! Do you sleep? Congratulations on your recent book award!

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  6. I look forward to reading this book. My husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood, and went to school together, but never dated. We got together in our mid forties, and have now been married for 13 years.

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  7. I simply cannot keep up with you, Martha, hard as I try. You are forcing me to begin another book before “Code Name Lily” even is available in paperback next week. I thought five books in six years was pretty good, but you are like a fine machine, reliably coming out with another adventure for your readers, year after year. I continue to respect and admire your work. I’m sure “April in Galway” will be no different. I just might have another one ready by December 2019 myself. You inspire me to keep on writing, Martha, and I will!

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  8. Envisioning characters is one of my favorite parts of the writing process! Thanks so much for all you do for fellow authors, Martha! See you on Saturday!

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  9. Your many accomplishments, attention to detail, numerous book awards, generosity and, of course, your degree from Providence College are sure to be collective factors in the production of a movie based on April in Galway. Here’s to many more successes, Martha.

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