READ BETWEEN THE LINES celebrates "The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove." Pictured from left: Jola Burch, Madeline Cofer (wearing the very dress her mother-in-law wore to Madeline's wedding 50-plus years ago), Heather Romaniuk, Nancy Eskew, Lou Ann Wright, and Mary Ellen Stinchfield.

In July, I launched the GREAT BEZELLIA BOOK CLUB GIVEWAY. And today I announce the winners, READ BETWEEN THE WINES, a book club from Cleveland, Tennessee.

Now every book club that discussed THE IMPROPER LIFE OF BEZELLIA GROVE will receive a little something (should arrive next week!)  But our grand prize winners, the club that hosted the most authentic luncheon or dinner with a 1950s or 1960s theme, wins the following:

#1 Maizelle’s Pound Cake made by the author for the club’s November or December meeting.

#2 A Name of the group’s choosing (approved by the author) included in my third novel.

#3 A Skype, i-Chat, or Phone Call with Random House Sales Rep and Books on the Nightstand co-host Ann Kingman. Ann will highlight the best books of 2011 for book club reads and give you a peek into what’s coming in 2012.

#4 The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove necklaces that feature the new paperback cover (limit 12).

#5 Advanced Reader Copies (limit 12) of my next book. Be the first to talk about it!

READ BETWEEN THE WINES has been meeting once a month for nine years. They don’t have a favorite genre but love any book that encourages lively discussion. They pick a classic every Spring and loved to be pushed beyond their “normal” taste zone.  And with a name like READ BETWEEN THE WINES, I have a hunch they aways have a very good time.

Congratulations to this most wonderful and enthusiastic book club!

Posted November 2, 2011 at 6:44 am · 3 comments · Leave a Comment


  1. bermudaonion (Kathy), November 2nd, 2011, 6:48 am

    Congratulations to the lovely ladies of Read Between the Wines!
  2. Becky Brothers, November 2nd, 2011, 7:40 am

    Wooohoo! Congrats to a fun group of ladies who certainly seem to do more than lunch!
  3. Barbara, November 2nd, 2011, 10:52 am

    What a great club; great photo!! Congrats to the winners!!

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