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Free Book Friday – Three Story House

Three Story House by Courtney Miller Santo


Renovating an historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career, and family provide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and poignant novel from the author of The Roots of the Olive Tree that is reminiscent of The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees, and Kristin Hannah’s novels. Nearing thirty and trying to avoid the inescapable fact that they have failed to live up to everyone’s expectations and their own aspirations, cousins and childhood best friends Lizzie, Elyse, and Isobel seek respite in an oddly-shaped, three-story house that sits on a bluff sixty feet above the Mississippi. As they work to restore the almost condemned house, each woman faces uncomfortable truths about their own failings. Lizzie seeks answers to a long-held family secret about her father in her grandmother’s jumble of mementos and the home’s hidden spaces. Elyse’s obsession with an old flame leads her to a harrowing mistake that threatens to destroy her sister’s wedding, and Isobel’s quest for celebrity tempts her to betray confidences in ways that would irreparably damage her two cousins. Told in three parts from the perspective of each of the women, this sharply observed account of the restoration of a house built out of spite, but filled with memories of love is also an account of friendship and how relying on each other’s insights and strengths provides the women a way to get what they need instead of what they want.


ISBN 9780062130549, Paperback

There are currently  6 Members Wishing for this book.

1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.

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

You have until Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 12 noon ET, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


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79 Responses to “Free Book Friday – Three Story House”

  1. Tina B. (bookshelftreasures) says:

    This sounds very good. I would love to have it!

  2. Donna S. (hqfan) says:

    Sounds like a great read! I’d love to win it.

  3. Kay B. says:

    Sounds like a good book. Count me in!

  4. Jessica C. (tempestgj1) says:

    This books sounds good!

  5. Jill H. (bookknitter) says:

    I love stories about families. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Paula M. says:

    I love books about fixing up houses!

  7. Leslie W. (lwheeler) says:

    Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. Brenda (smash) , says:

    I would like to read this!

  9. CJ K. (greatbuys4less) says:

    Sounds like a great read! Hope to win.

  10. Laura says:

    Sounds like a book I would like

  11. Ethel P. says:

    I would love to win, sounds like good book

  12. Nina P. (lmntree) says:

    Thanks for the chance to win- count me in!

  13. Pam says:

    Would love to win this book!!

  14. Nancy M. (nmosher) says:

    Sounds like an excellent read. This one’s going on my TBR list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  15. Lisa R. (almlg) says:


  16. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    This book sounds good, even possible for my reading group. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. Dorthy H. (Blueiris) says:

    Looks like a good selection. Haven’t read this author that I recall. Count me in!

  18. Sarah H. (sarahssmile) , says:

    I would like to read a new author. Sounds interesting!

  19. Anne T. says:

    My house is overflowing with books. This one might cause it to explode. Bring on the destruction!!

  20. Tanya W. (TanyaW) , says:

    I would love to read this one

  21. Dana C. (yinandyang) says:

    This will be a wonderful read.

  22. R E K. (bigstone) , says:

    This is the kind of story I just love. Hope I have a chance to win this novel.

  23. Jeannetta M. (gerardina) says:

    I have not read her book and I am unfamiliar with this author. It would be nice to win this book and find out.

  24. Denise C. (charb) says:

    Renovations is my forte. I’d love to read this.

  25. Adrienne (starvinArtist) says:

    Love Kristin Hannah so if it is reminiscent of her novels it sounds right up my alley!!!

  26. Kathy P. (kemahtrader) says:

    This sounds like a great read I would love to be the lucky winner.

  27. Amelia says:

    Would love to win and read the book!

  28. Jennifer M. says:

    Darn, I missed the drawing but thanks so much for doing this!

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