Friday, October 26, 2012

Saturday Book Giveaway: The Shortest Way Home by Juliette Fay

By Karin Gillespie

 Here are four things I discovered about author Juliette Fay while trolling the Internet:
She once co-founded a childcare center for children of homeless families.
2.     She isn’t a clothes horse except when it comes to pajamas. She likes soft and pretty sleepwear.
3.     She once wrote a trunk novel about a couple stuck in an elevator and it was called the “Hyperventilating Pants-Wetter Society.”
4.     She is afraid of live chickens.   

She also has a brand-new novel coming out this week called “The Shortest Way Home,” and if you leave your email address in the comments, I will be delighted to pick an address at random and send you the advance copy. Must enter before Monday at noon.

You likely know Juliette from her novel “Shelter Me” which was a huge Target success, and she also has another novel, “Deep Down True.” Juliette has been blessed by the cover Gods; and her novel “The Shortest Way” is no exception. A German shepherd is looking longingly inside a lovely house, and I can’t stop admiring it.

The novel is about Sean Doran, who is coming home to Massachusetts, after having spend twenty years in third-world war zones and disaster areas. There he deals with a steely aunt, a dramatic sister and a quirky nephew.

The Library Journal gave “The Shortest Way Home” a starred review saying, “Fay is one of the best authors of women’s fiction, and her novels are not to be missed.”
Sounds like a good one.




  1. “Hyperventilating Pants-Wetter Society.” For real? Too funny! I love the cover on Juliette's new book!

  2. I want to know if we are going to see “Hyperventilating Pants-Wetter Society” available for purchase any time soon? Still laughing.


  3. Unfortunately, though it's the best title I ever came up with, it's the worst novel I ever wrote. Not likely to end up in bookstores any time soon. But you never know ...
    Thanks for this very nice post, Karin! And yes, it's true, I am afraid of chickens.

  4. Love the cover and the premise. Can't wait to read. Congratulations on number three, Juliette!

  5. Here we grow again. I need more floor space for my stacks. Lol

  6. I so want to read this one!


  7. This book sounds like a great read. I've heard good things about Shelter Me so I'd love to read this one as well.


  8. would love to read it!!

  9. Thank you for a brilliant post, 'The shortest way home' sounds truly origonal and an interesting read. I would love to have the oportunity of reading and reviewing Juliette Fay's novel and thank you once again for this increadible oportunity. x

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  10. Oh, wow...what an interesting-looking read, and the cover is beautiful, so poignant. This looks like a book that'll make me cry(?)

  11. The inner is Jill Weatherholt! Congrats.

  12. Hi! I heard this author is really good to read..would like to read one of her books. Thank you for this cool giveaway! :)

  13. Sounds like a great storylin and I would like to read it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  14. I've been entering tons of giveaway's to get a copy of this! I loved Juliette's book Deep Down True! Ok and after reading your post, Karin...I hadn't realized there was a dog outside the front door! lol.

    Congratulations, Juliette! Wishing you much success on your newest book!

    Laura Kay

  15. great post, I am interesting in it!