Saturday, July 31, 2021

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Making It Home (Jackson's Pond, Texas Series) by Teddy Jones

Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour for Making It Home by Teddy Jones. This blog tour was organized by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. On my stop, I am spotlighting the book, and I also have an awesome scrapbook page from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win books and a gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Making It Home
Series: Jackson's Pond, Texas Series
Author: Teddy Jones
Publication Date: July 26th 2021
Print Length: 275 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
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In this third novel in the Jackson’s Pond, Texas series, fifty-five-year-old Melanie Jackson Banks encounters racism, intolerance, and violence both in her family’s distant past and in current day Jackson’s Pond. She leads family and community efforts to create reconciliation for past wrongs and also to demonstrate strength and defiance in the face of vandalism, cross-burning, domestic violence, threats to Jackson Ranch’s operation, and kidnapping. In the midst of this stormy period, she finds allies in her mother’s long-time companion, Robert Stanley; her mother, Willa Jackson; her daughter Claire Havlicek; and many others.

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PRAISE:
Making It Home  could not be a more timely book… We live in an imperfect world, but it is still possible to think, imagine and make things better. The cast of characters in this strong family affirms this through their hope, decency, and tenacity!” Eleanor Morse, author of Margreete’s Harbor

“Jones' talent for creating indelible characters endures, as does her way with a compelling plot. … This is a timely page-turner.”  Robin Lippincott, author of Blue Territory: A Meditation on the Life and Art of Joan Mitchell
Teddy Jones is the author of three published novels, Halfwide, Jackson’s Pond, Texas, and Well Tended, as well as a collection of short stories, Nowhere Near. Her short fiction received the Gold Medal First Prize in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition in 2015. Jackson’s Pond, Texas was a finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in contemporary fiction from Women Writing the West. Her latest novel, Making It Home, was a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition in 2017 and A Good Family was named finalist in that contest in 2018.

Although her fiction tends to be set in West Texas, her characters’ lives embody issues not bounded by geography of any particular region. Families and loners; communities in flux; people struggling, others successful; some folks satisfied in solitude and others yearning for connection populate her work. And they all have in common that they are more human than otherwise.

Jones grew up in a small Texas town, Iowa Park. Earlier she worked as a nurse, a nurse educator, a nursing college administrator, and as a nurse practitioner in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. For the past twenty years, she and her husband have lived in the rural West Texas Panhandle where he farms and she writes.

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GIVEAWAY:
First Winner: A set of all three novels in the Jackson’s Pond, Texas Series by Teddy Jones
Second Winner: $25 Bookshop gift card + Copy of Nowhere Near by Teddy Jones
(US only.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE LONE STAR LITERARY LIFE TOUR PAGE FOR DIRECT LINKS TO EACH STOP ON THE TOUR, Updated daily, or visit the blogs directly:

7/27/21 - Notable Quotable - StoreyBook Reviews
7/27/21 - BONUS Promo - LSBBT Blog
7/28/21 - Review - It's Not All Gravy
7/28/21 - BONUS Promo - Hall Ways Blog
7/29/21 - Excerpt - The Page Unbound
7/30/21 - Review - Book Fidelity
7/31/21 - Scrapbook Page - All the Ups and Downs
8/1/21 - Author Interview - Missus Gonzo
8/2/21 - Review - The Clueless Gent
8/3/21 - Series Spotlight - Chapter Break Book Blog
8/4/21 - Review - Forgotten Winds
8/5/21 - Review - Reading by Moonlight


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3 comments:

  1. I think that the cover of your book is very colorful and eye catching!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. I love this scrapbook page! makes me want to just drive west. Sounds like an excellent book and series.

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  3. This sounds interesting! Can’t wait to read it!

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