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message 1: by Tana (last edited Jun 04, 2012 06:21AM) (new)

Tana (tana_t)
Mama's Shoes by Rebecca D. Elswick Rebecca D. Elswick


Genre: General Fiction

Mama's Shoes

Book Description

By the time Sylvia Richardson is eighteen, she has buried her parents; given birth to a daughter; and become a widow. It is 1942, and World War II has destroyed Sylvia's dream of dancing in red heels through life to the melody of a Hank Snow record. Instead, she is raising her daughter, Sassy, alone in the coal mining town she vowed to leave behind.

By 1955, thirteen-year-old Sassy has been brought up on a stiff dose of Mama's lessons on how to be a lady-even though Mama drinks, smokes, and dates a myriad of men. But everything changes the day a woman accuses Sylvia of trying to steal her husband, forcing Sassy to come to terms with her Mama's harsh teen years. For Sylvia, only the support of kith and kin can rescue her from her mistakes.

Spanning twenty years, "Mama's Shoes" is a haunting saga of love, despair, and forgiveness as a cadence of female voices weaves a spell of mountain lore and secrets, defines family as more than blood kin, and proves second chances can bring happiness.

"An absolutely wonderful novel, its setting a beautifully realized small Appalachian coal town, its characters so vivid they're practically jumping off the page."-Lee Smith, author of "Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger" and "The Last Girls"

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1. Peg - coachpeg@aol.com - pdf
2. Angie - wanderoflostpaths@yahoo.com - epub
3. Melanie - justabaycat@yahoo.com - mobi
4. J.S. - jse@jsegan.co.uk - epub
5. Mirvan - elryxe@hotmail.com - epub
6. Beth - romance@bethbares.com - mobi or pdf
7. Cate - pristine.precision@gmail.com - mobi
8. Carmen - oceanlady@aol.com - mobi
9. Elizabeth - info@elizabethjasper.com - mobi
10. Pam - TheFourHorsemenSeries@hotmail.com - pdf/epub
11. Shannon - shannonjean14@yahoo.com - epub


message 2: by Peg (new)

Peg (pegrobarchek) | 2 comments I would like to review this book. PDF works fine for me. Thanks!


message 3: by Tana (new)

Tana (tana_t) Peg can you leave me your email address


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 35 comments Angie~epub

wanderoflostpaths@yahoo.com


message 5: by Peg (new)

Peg (pegrobarchek) | 2 comments Sorry, Tana. :)

coachpeg@aol.com

Thanks!


message 6: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Hi Peg!
I emailed your copy of Mama's Shoes.
Rebecca


message 7: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Hi Angie,

Is that for Nook or Kindle?

Rebecca


message 8: by Tana (new)

Tana (tana_t) Rebecca epub format is for a nook...mobi is for a kindle


message 9: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Thanks Tana! I never seem to remember which is which!


message 10: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Hi Angie,

Your book should arrive soon!
R.


message 11: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (laniedee) | 44 comments Melanie, justabaycat@yahoo.com
If a mobi copy is available, that is what I would prefer.

Thank you!


message 12: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Melanie,
Your copy is on its way!
R.


message 13: by J.S. (last edited Jun 03, 2012 12:52PM) (new)

J.S. Egan (jsegan) Yes please!

jse@jsegan.co.uk

EDIT: If you are emailing the actual file, maybe the epub would be better - mobis have a habit of bouncing 'cos of the larger file size.


message 14: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Hi J.S.
I can email a PDF or send it to your Kindle or Nook, whichever you prefer. Just say the word.
R.


message 15: by J.S. (last edited Jun 03, 2012 01:23PM) (new)

J.S. Egan (jsegan) Let's go with the epub - cheers! (I am reading on an iPhone, so PDF is painful!)


message 16: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (laniedee) | 44 comments Got it, thank you!


message 17: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Hi J. S.
I sent it! Let me know if it doesn't arrive.
R.


message 18: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (iandssmom) | 5 comments I would love to read and review this book! If epub is still available!


message 19: by Cate (The Professional Fangirl) (last edited Jun 03, 2012 11:43PM) (new)

Cate (The Professional Fangirl) (chaostheory08) | 34 comments Very interesting blurb. I would love to read and review it if it's still available. ePub or mobi is fine. I can also post a review on my book blog.

Thanks!


message 20: by Beth (new)

Beth Bares (goodreadscombethbares) | 8 comments I'd like a copy of the e-pub if still available. If not the pdf is fine. No problem with a review. I'd be happy to leave one.

romance@bethbares.com

Thanks!

By the way, I love ARR! :)


message 21: by Beth (new)

Beth Bares (goodreadscombethbares) | 8 comments oops..sorry, that would be e-pub for kindle


message 22: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments @ Shannon, Yes, just give me your email address.

@Cate, Yes, Just give me your email. Do you prefer Kindle or Nook?

@ Beth, Yes, I will send it to your Kindle; just give me an email address.


message 23: by Mirvan. (new)

Mirvan. Ereon (mirvanereon) | 16 comments epub please. elryxe@hotmail.com


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 35 comments I got my copy. Thank you!


message 25: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Sorry Beth!
I overlooked your email address. Found it and sent the book. Enjoy!
R.


message 26: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Hi Mirvan
I sent your book to your email address.
Enjoy!
R.


message 27: by J.S. (last edited Jun 03, 2012 11:15PM) (new)

J.S. Egan (jsegan) Got it - thank you :)

EDIT: Er... sort of! I'm going to PM you.


Cate (The Professional Fangirl) (chaostheory08) | 34 comments Rebecca wrote:

@Cate, Yes, Just give me your email. Do you prefer Kindle or Nook?."


thank you! I would like to read it on kindle.

pristine.precision@gmail.com


message 29: by Carmen (new)

Carmen | 8 comments would love a copy for my Kindle
oceanlady@aol.com


message 30: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Jasper (elizabethjasper) | 16 comments Right up my boulevard, this one. I'd love a copy for my Kindle,if I'm in time. info@elizabethjasper.com


message 31: by Pam (new)

Pam Funke | 36 comments TheFourHorsemenSeries@hotmail.com pdf or epub format is fine. Thank you.


message 32: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (iandssmom) | 5 comments oh so sorry! shannonjean14@yahoo.com


message 33: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments @Cate, Carmen and Elizabeth I sent Mama's Shoes to your Kindle.

@ Pam I emailed a PDF Mama's Shoes.

Thanks to everyone!


message 34: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments @ Shannon, I sent Mama's Shoes to your nook!


message 35: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (iandssmom) | 5 comments don't have a nook I have a Sony!


message 36: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Shannon, I sent it by Barnes & Noble. It's epub format.
Hope it works!
R.


message 37: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (iandssmom) | 5 comments Won't let me put it on my Sony :(


message 38: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Shannon,
I don't know anything about the Sony! I can email you a PDF?? So sorry!
R.


message 39: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (iandssmom) | 5 comments That would work. It usually takes epub best but I can do PDF!! Sorry for being so difficult!! :)


Cate (The Professional Fangirl) (chaostheory08) | 34 comments Got it! Thanks!

(downloaded 06/06/2012)


message 41: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (laniedee) | 44 comments http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

I really enjoyed this book. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review.


message 42: by J.S. (new)


message 43: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments J.S. wrote: "http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R94BU9...

(+ Amazon.com, B&N, GR)"


Thank you! My heart is singing!


message 44: by J.S. (new)

J.S. Egan (jsegan) You should be so proud Rebecca - it is an amazing book. Totally amazing.


Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ (wolffaerie17) | 35 comments Here's my review:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Amazon and Barnes & Noble also have posted reviews as well.


message 46: by Huma (new)

Huma (jadedgoth) | 68 comments Is it possible to get a copy? It can be a .mobi or pdf, it's fine. Sorry for bothering!


message 47: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Elswick (wwwgoodreadscomrebeccaelswick) | 35 comments Yes! I can send it to your kindle. Just give me your email address.
R.


message 48: by Pam (new)

Pam Funke | 36 comments I have posted my review on my blog here: http://thefourhorsemenseries.blogspot...

I have also posted the review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and also on Goodreads.

Thank you for allowing me to read your charming story.


message 49: by NayNay (new)

NayNay This is one of my favorite reads so far this year....definitely a 5 star book!!!


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