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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 currentlyย  6 Members Wishing for this book.

1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.

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, 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. Jean G. (gianna) says:

    Sure – I’m all about free

  2. Cheryl N. (greedyreader) says:

    I really liked The Roots of the Olive Tree so am curious about this one

  3. Kristie S. says:

    I use to live near Memphis and I would love to win a copy of this book. I love the South and it looks like a good story.

  4. Ronni E. (rifkachaya) says:

    I love this kind of story and I’m always on the lookout for authors that write them.
    I would love, love to win this book!

  5. Heather M Damian says:

    Free for me, please!!

  6. Miriam S. M. says:

    Please, send it to me.

  7. Stephen S. (schumann998) says:

    Yes please!

  8. Elizabeth B. says:

    Yes please! I love books like this, especially if I win it! Thank you!

  9. Patricia S. (ShiDaisy) says:

    Sounds like an interesting read about cousin and family ties and love. Would be great to win it..would read it and then pass it on PBS. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Carmen W. says:

    sounds like an interesting read! would love to win!

  11. Tammy G. (zeequeenbee) says:

    A house built out of spite? Interesting!

  12. Pauli R. (chefpauline) says:

    Looks like an interesting read!!

  13. Evelyn Jean Boice says:

    This book sounds like a great book to snuggle up with. Never having read anything by this author, and always up for something new.

  14. Michele W. (shellw) , says:

    Looks like a good book, would like to read it!

  15. Billie V. (billiev) says:

    Count me in! It sounds like a good read ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Liz L. says:

    Sounds interesting!

  17. Dawn B. (stargazingbookworm) , says:

    I love this type of story!

  18. Rachel Law says:

    I’d love to win this book! ๐Ÿ“–

  19. Carol G. (CarolFlorida) says:

    Book looks interesting!

  20. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  21. Cheryl C. says:

    Sounds like a great read! Please consider me. Thanks!

  22. Dan C. says:

    Sounds like a well written novel

  23. Annie C. (annie18thc) says:

    Hope to win. Thanks for offering

  24. Ani (goddessani) says:

    Yes! Just up my alley.

    Thanks for the chance!

  25. Cheryl V. (cherylv) , says:

    Looks like a good read. LOVE to get it for free. . . CBV

  26. Frank S. (colonelstech) says:

    My daughter renovated a house in Memphis. She might enjoy this.

  27. Nancy C. (nancymissyc) says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Free books are the best way to learn about new-to-me authors ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Anne H. (anne136) says:

    Sounds like a good book and a good read!

  29. Sarah N. (snels119) says:

    Sounds like a good read!

  30. t02s03b11d20 says:

    Would love to win something for a change.

  31. Angie H says:

    This sounds great!

  32. Samantha T. (sammyg) , says:

    Looks like a great summer read!

  33. Terry V. (mistyks) says:

    Please send me this book ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love a good story and this sounds like a good one to me.

  34. Karen W. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Larraine F. (phillyartlovesbooks) says:

    Sounds interesting. Thanks.

  36. Mary R. (lifeguardkate) says:

    Looks great! As a former Tennessee resident who’s close to all my girl cousins (and all things home reno) I can see loving this story.

  37. Karen H. (warbler43) says:

    I’m up for a free book!

  38. camperchick , says:

    Love Robert Crais!

  39. Amber (berd) says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  40. Jay N. (ajdowning) says:

    Free Book Friday!

  41. Mary G. says:

    This book sounds so interesting. I really enjoy fiction told from multiple points of view…and this sounds great!

  42. Mary L. (jammer) says:

    I would love to read this book

  43. Susan D. (mom2nine) says:

    Sounds interesting, I’d like to win it!

  44. Jim F. (autonomedia) says:

    Yo, hit me up!

  45. Lynnea W. (swtpotato) says:

    I am not familiar with this author so if I win I might find a new favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Emma P. (emmamp) says:

    I would love to read this book!

  47. yigshorror says:

    I am interested thank you

  48. Joanne K. , says:

    I heard of this one from my library BookPages circular, a few months ago. Count me in ๐Ÿ‘

  49. Joseph L. says:

    Sounds interesting!

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