THE NINE by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY


In Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg’s follow-up to her hugely popular novel, EDEN, comes THE NINE. Hannah Webber fears she will never be a mother, but her prayers are finally answered when she gives birth to a son. In an era of high-stakes parenting, nurturing Sam’s intellect becomes Hannah’s life purpose. She invests body and soul into his development, much to the detriment of her marriage. She convinces herself, however, that Sam’s acceptance at age fourteen to the most prestigious of New England boarding schools overseen by an illustrious headmaster, justifies her choices.

When he arrives at Dunning, Sam is glad to be out from under his mother’s close watch. And he enjoys his newfound freedom—until, late one night, he stumbles upon evidence of sexual misconduct at the school and is unable to shake the discovery.

Both a coming-of-age novel and a portrait of an evolving mother-son relationship, The Nine is the story of a young man who chooses to expose a corrupt world operating under its own set of rules—even if it means jeopardizing his mother’s hopes and dreams.



Jeanne Blasberg is the author of Eden, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction and finalist for both the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction and the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction. Eden was released in May 2017 by She Writes Press.

After graduating from Smith College, Jeanne embarked on a career in finance. Even as she worked primarily with numbers, she always had an interest in writing. She made stops on Wall Street, Macy’s, and wrote case studies at Harvard Business School before turning seriously to fiction. She has kept a journal throughout her life, eventually taking inspiration from her childhood writings to pen her first novel, Eden.

Jeanne is the founder of the Westerly Memoir Project as well as a board member of the Boston Book Festival. She is a student and board member of Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers.

Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston, MA and Westerly, RI. They love to travel, hike, ski, and spend time on the water. She caught the travel bug during a three-year stint in Europe. She’s found that her power of observation is the strongest on foreign soil, providing ample inspiration for her personal essays and travel writing.

Thanks to Suzy Approved Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about a book that you’ve read that centers on a mother-son relationship. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

We looking forward to meeting up with Jeanne at the Miami Book Fair in November.

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44 thoughts on “THE NINE by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY

  1. No mothers and sons lately. The last one was The Great Alone and at the end there was that relationship between the protagonist and the son. It was not the main theme but it was part of the outcome.


  2. Look Again by Lisa Scotline
    We Need to Talk About Kevin
    Expecting Adam…non fiction but these are all heart grabbing Mother Son Books
    I’d also like to mention a short story by Heather Gudenkauf… Little Lies and give a nod to
    Love You Forever…a Story book that hits all the feels more for adults!
    Thank you!


  3. The River At Night has a mother-son relationship that is not the main characters but strong supporting characters.


  4. There is mention of a mother/son relationship in Tell No One by Barbara Taylor Sissel, although it isn’t the focal point of the book.


  5. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones! Great thriller and although this relationship was in the background it is definitely a key player in the story!


  6. It might be a bit of a stretch, but The Long Flight Home has mother-son interaction. Other than that, I can’t remember any books I’ve read that focus on mothers and sons.


  7. Anyone interested in the development of their grandchildren or children could probably identify with this book. I’d love to read


  8. I haven’t read any books with a mother and son plot lately, therefore I would love to read this one! Thank you for the chance!


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