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Free Book Friday – The Whole Golden World





The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle


Kristina Riggle, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars, returns with a thought-provoking novel inspired by real-life events — Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her — popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be.

But her mother, Dinah, wants justice. Dinah is a fighter, and she believes with all her heart and soul that TJ is a man who took advantage of her daughter. He is a criminal who should be brought to justice, no matter what the cost to his family.

Rain, TJ’s wife, is shocked that her handsome, loving, respected husband has been accused of a terrible crime. But has her desperation to start a family closed her eyes to the fault lines in her marriage? And can she face the painful truths about herself and her husband?

Told from the perspectives of these three remarkable women, The Whole Golden World navigates the precarious territory between childhood and adulthood, raising questions about love and manipulation, marriage and motherhood, consent and responsibility. It’s a novel both shocking and unforgettable in its power.

ISBN 9780062206459, Paperback

There are currently 6 members wishing for this book.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member in good standing to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12 noon EST, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!



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92 Responses to “Free Book Friday – The Whole Golden World”

  1. Texas C. says:

    I love a good thought provoking book. This sounds like a good read. Thanks for introducing me to this author.

  2. Dianna C. says:

    Thanks for another recommendation!

  3. Brenda S. (shuper54) says:

    Sounds like a good book.

  4. Crystal I. (dizzycountrygirl) says:

    This sounds like a great read.

  5. Michele H. says:

    Looks like a good one.

  6. Lois B. (galaxy911) says:

    Would love to read it!

  7. Carol E. (cezovski) says:

    The cover looks so pretty! I want to read this!

  8. Mary L. (jammer) says:

    Would love to read this book

  9. Susan T. (suet) says:

    After reading the description of the book, you’ve piqued my interest!

  10. Laura G. (summersoff) says:

    Sounds like a winner. I will read.

  11. Cheryl R. says:

    It looks like a great book!

  12. Bonnie C. (Bonniemary) says:

    I’m in. Love to read.

  13. Susan D. (mom2nine) says:

    I would love to win this book

  14. Sandi E. (sle1973) says:

    After reading the summary, I am intrigued at the premise of this story and would love to read it.

  15. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    I love the cover! This book sounds very good. Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Jessica F. (jess119) says:

    This would be a good one to win. It would have me reading outside of my normal genre of books. Story sounds interesting and very relevant to the world we are living in, dealing with today.

  17. pipi , says:

    Sounds like a book I would add to my reading list. Definitely interested!

  18. Adrienne (starvinArtist) says:

    Sounds interesting!!

  19. Robyn L. says:

    Sounds like a great read!!

  20. Clare J. (clare271) says:

    I’m in!

  21. grammy19 says:

    Wow, that sounds like a very interesting read.

  22. Emily C. (emilyjane) says:

    This looks like a good book! Thank you for the chance!

  23. Dixie K. (kona-dixy) says:

    Sounds like an interesting read – and like the previous member, thank you for introducing a new-to-me-author.

  24. Pam N. (PamN) says:

    Looks like it’s a worthwhile book!

  25. Stephanie F. says:

    Would like to see what this author has to offer.

  26. Crystal L. (elizabethkaikua) says:

    Interesting premise – would like to read that.

  27. Jennifer R. (chirey) , says:

    I have read several of her other books and liked them a lot. This one sounds like it would be just as good

  28. Joseph L. says:

    It sounds like another novel with upside down ideas of reality

  29. Darla Z. (DarlaZ) says:

    I haven’t visited in a while. Free book Friday is new to me!

  30. Teresa B. (mystery-lady) says:

    This sounds really interesting.

  31. Tammy A. (agilrott) says:

    always love recommendations for new to me authors.

  32. Cindy G. says:

    Love her books. havent read this one yet!! Good Luck Everyone!

  33. Kathy S. says:

    I always enjoy reading books that allow me to be “a fly on the wall” viewing a potential real life situation from the many different perspectives of those involved. 🙂

  34. Melissa C. (Christianswapper) , says:

    Sounds like a great book. I’d love the chance to read it

  35. Julie B. (juliebev) says:

    Hmm.. I’ve been meaning to start reading outside my genre. This sounds interesting.

  36. I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity!

  37. Robin H. says:

    Sounds like a good one!

  38. Amy S. (amymariecs) says:

    Never heard of Free Book Friday! Neat!

  39. Megan B. (megbay08) says:


  40. Stephanie S. says:

    Sounds great, thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Patricia S. (ShiDaisy) says:

    Sounds like an interesting read.

  42. Heather H says:

    Thank you for another giveaway! I love PBS <3

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