Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Catherine (April Lindner)

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by Poppy

A forbidden romance. A modern mystery. Wuthering Heights as you’ve never seen it before.Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad’s famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart??
Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years—a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn’t die: She disappeared. Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her—starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.Told in two voices, twenty years apart, Catherine interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a compelling modern mystery.

April Lindner is the author of two novels, Catherine, a modernization of Wuthering Heights, and Jane, an update of Jane Eyre. She also has published two poetry collections, Skin and This Bed Our Bodies Shaped. 
She plays acoustic guitar badly, sees more rock concerts than she’d care to admit, travels whenever she can, cooks Italian food, and lavishes attention on her pets—two Labrador retriever mixes and two excitable guinea pigs.

A professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, April lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.


Can you image not knowing for sure if your mom was dead or alive?! That is how young Chelsea felt and when she began looking for answers she had no idea that she would uncover a murder mystery! 

 Chelsea always felt like did not get the chance to know her mom, Catherine, since her mom went missing when she was 3 years old. Her dad had moved her around her entire life and she knew nothing of her mom's family. 

 One day she found a letter from her mother that sent her looking for answers in the big city of New York. Chelsea found herself staying in the room her mother grew up in and learning about her life before her mother left and went to Harvard. Chelsea finds her mothers diary and starts figuring out the secrets of her past. 

 Let me tell is some good stuff! I am not sure I would want to read my mother's diary though! There are twist and turns and the reader is so hoping that Catherine will be alive! I loved how in the end you had no idea what was going to happen and who was going to make it out alive! This was an amazing story! I give it 5 stars!

A hardcover copy of CATHERINE by April Lindner to THREE (3) winners.

It is a tour-wide giveaway shared across all the stops via a common Rafflecopter.

Giveaway is US only.

Must be 13 or older to enter.

Giveaway ends July 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter and contacted by email.
Mandatory requirement is to leave a comment. Optional entries are to Like the CATHERINE Facebook page, follow the author on Twitter and Tweet (daily) about the tour/giveaway.
All giveaway options are weighted evenly.


Week One

June 17th - Bewitched Bookworms - Review + Interview
June 18th - Jessabella Reads - Guest Post
June 19th - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview
June 20th - Romancing the Dark Side - Guest Post
June 20th - Between the Pages - Review
June 21st - Emily's Crammed Bookshelf - Interview
June 21st - A Little Shelf of Heaven - Review

Week Two

June 24th - Parajunkee - Guest Post
June 25th - The Book Belles - Interview
June 25th - The Bookmark Blog - Review
June 26th - Curling Up With A Good Book - Review
June 26th - Ink Skies - Interview
June 27th - BookHounds - Guest Post
June 27th - To Read or Not To Read - Review
June 28th - Tales of the Ravenous Reader - Guest Post


  1. i like the difference in views, opinions and artists takes someone can add to a modern retelling of a story.

    Take the Romeo and Juliet with Leo DiCaprio and Clare Danes. I loved it, watched it several times and periodically watch again and again! It got a bad rap when it came out because it wasn't traditional but honestly like the older versions and the newer ones of Romeo and Juliet!

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    Jovon Tucker