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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. Lynnea W. (swtpotato) says:

    “I am not a book worm, I am a book dragon”.
    One of my fav quotes.

  2. Rebecca R. (abeccapug) says:

    This book sounds like an intriguing look at the perspectives of three women grappling with the same situation. I would love to have the opportunity to read this book and discover the characters.

  3. Doris H. (lovesthelord) says:

    It sounds intriguing!

  4. Stephen S. says:

    I love this!

  5. Nancy C. (nancymissyc) says:

    Ooh… this sounds good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Shari S. (lavendercow2) says:

    Sounds exciting!!!!

  7. Cheryl N. (greedyreader) says:

    I’ve not read this author. Always ready to devour another book —- this’ll be on my wish list!

  8. Cindy J. (cinjim) says:

    sounds like a great book for my book group.

  9. Mary (BookLady) says:

    If I win, give the book to the last person waiting on the Wish List for it. I have so many wishlisted books I am waiting sometimes years for!!! Happy Reading everyone.

  10. Sherry says:

    Sounds like a good book – I’d love to read this!

  11. Debra J. (homemakerdeb) says:

    This sounds really good and I love to read books that are base off real life. I would LOVE to win this.

  12. Cindy J. (cindybjones) says:

    interesting book!

  13. Cindy J. (cindybjones) says:

    interesting book, I would love 2 read it!

  14. This book sounds really interesting! I would love to win. 🙂

  15. M L C. (mlcassell) says:

    sounds like a good read.

  16. Laura W. says:

    This sounds interesting! Would love to read it.

  17. Ira R. says:

    Yay to free book(s)!

  18. Ann E. (acourt) says:

    This sounds great!

  19. Angela Williams , says:

    Sounds intriguing.

  20. Jennifer S. says:

    Sounds very interesting.

  21. Bonnie H. says:

    Sounds like a great read! I’ve not yet read this author, but the book description makes me want to read this book! Fingers crossed that I will have the opportunity!

  22. Marty G. says:

    thanks for running promotions like this!

  23. Joanne S. (jojo16) says:

    sounds like a great book that I might not be able to put down.

  24. Christine C. (ibleedink) says:

    This is my first entry but I’ll be a regular now that I know about Free Book Friday! I love PBS!

  25. TakingTime says:

    Sounds like a book I would pick – thanks for the chance to win it.

  26. Amber (berd) says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  27. Cindy S. (mamacindy) says:

    Sounds good. I love to try new authors.

  28. Ani (goddessani) says:

    This sounds enthralling. I would love to read it!

  29. Marsha R. (HomeschoolMama) says:

    Intriguing plot! Sounds like one I’d like to read.

  30. Tina B. (bookshelftreasures) says:

    New book, new author to me, what could be better?

  31. Jay N. (ajdowning) says:

    I’ve never read a novel about a student and teacher relationship. I’ve only seem stories about it in the news. I would love to read a novel about one. Thanks for sharing The Whole Golden World.

  32. Nancy B. (rojo13864) says:

    Sounds heartbreaking real. Would like to read this..

  33. Brittany S. (brob) says:

    Looks interesting!

  34. Marianna S. (Angeloudi) says:

    Just renewed my membership for another year! So many books, so little time! lol!

  35. Kelly (kelly-bookworm) , says:

    I love book based on real-life events! I hope I win this book – if not, it’s still on my wish list!!

  36. Judi B. (JBiz) says:

    The book sounds like a good story. And, love it when I find a new feature on paperback swap. Exciting that I might win a free book!

  37. Karen H. (warbler43) says:

    This sounds like a spellbinding story. I would so love to win it.

  38. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  39. Judy G. (atl95wc) says:

    I have not read this author before, but sounds like a story plot that Jodi Picoult (my favorite author) could have brought to life !!! Would love to receive the book, but if not my time to win, I’ll definitely look for the title to read.

  40. Lorraine J. K. (swindy48) says:

    I have never read any writings by Kristina Riggle but am always anxious to expand my number of selected authors. This book sounds intriguing to me and I would love to have the opportunity to read it. If I am selected it will be the first thing I have ever won in my life. Now that in itself would be exciting. Best of luck to all those who have entered.

  41. Lisa P. (Sparkle) says:

    I’d like to enter please! It sounds like a very good book.

  42. Denise C. (charb) says:

    Sounds like a book I would like to read.

  43. Jeannetta M. (gerardina) says:

    It’s my birthday today. This book would make a nice gift!

  44. Janet A. (libraryjancolossal) says:

    Sounds very very interesting, I know exactly who would like it as a gift

  45. Brigitte N. says:

    Amazing now we can get a free book .Thank You

  46. Susan H. (Higfin) says:

    Wow- it would be interesting to read all three perspectives at the same time.

  47. Sharon B. (crochetin) says:

    Always love an opportunity to be introduced to an author I was unaware of.

  48. Shanae H. (sttth) says:

    I would love to read this book! Always looking for new authors.

  49. Kathryn Y. (coco45) says:

    Thank you – sounds like an interesting topic.

  50. Nina P. (lmntree) says:

    Putting it on my wish list right now! Thanks for having Free Book Friday!

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