Book Tour and Giveaway: LIFE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS by Roisin Meaney


By Roisin Meaney
Publisher: 5 Spot
Released: August 14, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Fiction


When Audrey Matthews offers an evening class in life drawing, all she’s looking for is a little extra pocket money and something to fill her Tuesday nights. So she hires a model and recruits five students – each of whom have their own reason for being there.

For Zarek, a Polish immigrant, the class is a welcomed distraction and a place to escape his dull cafe job and noisy roommate. Then there’s the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to the small town of Carrickbawn to look for a new start for himself and his daughter. He’s vowed to keep to himself, but then his interest in Jackie, the class model and single mom, takes a more personal turn.

Audrey has just fallen in love — with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the store’s brusque owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite?

As the weeks pass, it becomes clear to the members of the drawing class that their fellow students aren’t exactly who they seem.

About the Author:

Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland. She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa, and Europe. In 2002, Roisin won the Tivoli Write a Bestseller competition with her first novel, The Daisy Picker, which was subsequently followed by Putting Out Stars. Roisin is currently based in Limerick. LIFE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS is her seventh book.

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Giveaway Details:

We have two copies of LIFE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS to give away compliments of Hachette Book Group! Two winners will be randomly chosen from comments left on this post.

Per the publisher’s request:

  • Only residents of the U.S. are eligible to win.
  • No P.O. Boxes, please.
  • The publisher will send giveaway copies directly to winners.

Entries will be accepted until 8/25/2012 @ 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!