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Holiday Book Giveaway Contest

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Enter for a Chance to Win a new hardcover copy of Joy Jordan-Lake's UNDER A GILDED MOON delivered in a festive holiday gift bag with a signed bookplate by the author.

December Holiday Book Giveaway

Dec 1-15, 2020

US Only



Stefanie Hartman | Wilmington, NC

Thanks for entering and stay tuned for more giveaways forthcoming in the new year.

Today is Launch Day for Under a Gilded Moon, so join me in lifting a glass of whatever you have nearby (no judgement 🥂), to give a toast to books and all the stories we tell, and to the friends who love them like we do. If you’ve watched this particular story grow from an idea to a lovely hardcover (with a book jacket and even a second scene underneath to die for—all by the talented Rex Bonomelli), thank you for your companionship and support. If you’re new to the story, welcome!

— Joy


About Under a Gilded Moon

A novel of wealth, secrets, and murder in the shadow of Biltmore House

Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilt's, American “royalty,” is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina. The country’s grandest example of privilege, it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of a girl, just as driven, who lives in its shadow.

Kerry MacGregor’s future is derailed when, after two years in college in New York City, family obligations call her home to the beautiful Appalachians. She is determined to distance herself from the opulence she sees rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains, however close its reach. Her family’s land is among the last pieces required to complete the Biltmore Estate. But something more powerful than an ambitious Vanderbilt heir could change Kerry’s fate as, one by one, more outsiders descend on the changing landscape—a fugitive from Sicily, a reporter chasing a groundbreaking story, a debutante tainted by scandal, and a conservationist prepared to put anyone at risk to stoke the resentment of the locals.

As Kerry finds herself caught in a war between wealth and poverty, innocence and corruption, she must navigate not only her own pride and desperation to survive but also the temptations of fortune and the men who control it.

Read More About Under the Gilded Moon

Available Dec 1, 2020


​About the Author

Joy Jordan-Lake is the bestselling author of eight books, including the #1 Amazon Bestseller A Tangled Mercy and Blue Hole Back Home, which won the Christy Award in 2009 for Best First Novel. Her upcoming novel Under a Gilded Moon to be released on 12.01.20.

She holds a PhD in English Literature, founded a food pantry in New England for women and families experiencing homelessness, and has taught literature and writing at several universities.

Jordan-Lake lives outside of Nashville with her husband and three children.


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