STAY by Catherine Ryan Hyde – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY


Lucky us…… Just in time for Christmas and the Holiday season, a Catherine Ryan Hyde novel. This time, STAY (LakeUnionPublishing) is a story about the power of friendship and kindness.

In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods.

There he discovers an isolated cabin and two huge dogs. Frightened, he runs. And the dogs run with him. Lucas finds unusual peace in running with the dogs, and eventually he meets their owner, Zoe Dinsmore. Closed off and haunted by a tragic past, Zoe has given up. She doesn’t want to be saved. She wants out. But Lucas doesn’t want her to go, and he sees an opportunity to bring more than one friend back into the light. It’s either the best or worst idea he’s ever had, but Lucas isn’t giving up on Zoe or Connor.

Their unexpected connection might be the saving grace that Zoe thought she’d lost, that Connor needs, and that Lucas has been running toward.

STAY is a warm fuzzy for you to park yourself on a comfy sofa with a cuppa to enjoy!

Purchase Links

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About Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than thirty published and forthcoming books. An avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer, she has released her first book of photos, 365 Days of Gratitude: Photos from a Beautiful World.

Her novel Pay It Forward was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) for its Best Book for Young Adults list, and translated into more than twenty-three languages for distribution in over thirty countries. Both Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA’s Rainbow List, and Jumpstart the World was a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards. Where We Belong won two Rainbow Awards in 2013, and The Language of Hoofbeats won a Rainbow Award in 2015.

More than fifty of her short stories have been published in the Antioch ReviewMichigan Quarterly ReviewVirginia Quarterly ReviewPloughsharesGlimmer Train, and many other journals, and in the anthologies Santa Barbara Stories and California Shorts and the bestselling anthology Dog Is My Co-Pilot. Her stories have been honored in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the Tobias Wolff Award and nominated for the O. Henry Award and the Pushcart Prize. Three have been cited in The Best American Short Stories.

She is founder and former president (2000–2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation and still serves on its board of directors. As a professional public speaker, she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with Bill Clinton.

Connect with Catherine

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Lake Union Publishing we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about how your Holiday season is going. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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49 thoughts on “STAY by Catherine Ryan Hyde – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY

  1. It’s been rough (my mom passed away on the 4th) but joyous at the same time (my youngest son will be flying across the country with his new wife to join us in a few days). Is it possible to cry tears of sadness & happiness at the same time? But I will have some peace when my family gathers around on Christmas. Hope everyone enjoys their holidays.

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  2. Healthwise not so great, but at 76 years old, I’m alive and looking forward to Christmas with my family! Catherine Ryan Hyde is an amazing writer, and I’m in awe of her books, so entertaining! I can take my mind away from what’s worrying me — in a good way — by letting me temporarily escape into whereever she takes me!

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  3. We are having Christmas with family this coming Saturday, WHAT?! it’s come too soon! I’m prepared, but it really is too soon! It’ll just be here and gone before we know it. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

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  4. Presents are wrapped and shipped. Sadly our travel plans to be with our grandson are in danger as my mother in law is failing. She has had a wonderful, long (almost 102) life but has been ready to “go home” for awhile now.
    Very hard on my poor husband right now to make decisions to leave, though. ☹️

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  5. My holiday season is going very well. A couple of weeks ago I taught 9 family members (teens to adult) how to make Christmas trees using shirt hangers/lights/garland. My 21 year old granddaughter, that has lived out of state her entire life, asked if I would bake Christmas cookies with her next week.

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  6. It’s coming along. This is the first Christmas I have had off in the last 6 years so I am enjoying it. Thank you for the chance.

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  7. Getting ready for family on Christmas Eve so busy, busy. But it will be fun.

    I love, love, love Her books and would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. My holiday season is going well. Finished shopping & wrapped presents the weekend after Thanksgiving, allowing me to enjoy the season with my daughters and my new kittens.


  9. This year I’m having lots of medical issues and lots of tests. Not sure illegal even be able to ride to see my daughter. Hopefully, Christmas will come late.


  10. This story sounds really great. Someone basically saving another person not knowing that they are doing it! Love the story! Thank you for the chance!


  11. We’re ready for the holidays and have been since the beginning of December. Very excited to celebrate the birth of Christ.


  12. I’m in Puerto Rico, my son just came last night from college from another country and my husband will be joining us at the end of the month coming from Virginia. So I’m waiting for my boys to have a Happy Holiday. In the meantime I just read and read…


  13. My holiday season got off to a good start. I finished shopping right after Thanksgiving but then ended up with an ear infection going on 2 1/2 weeks. It’s getting better but still can’t hear out of it ☹️ On the good side I was able to see my grandson in his kindergarten Christmas concert 😁


  14. I’m like 99% done shopping, probably 90% done wrapping, and now I realize how far I am in baking and everyone has requests. SO…. I’ve been buying cookies from the grocery store bakery, taking the wrapping off and calling them mine. So far nobody has said anything. Ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


  15. Shopping is done & wrapped, house decorated, and ready to do some baking. Best part of all is being on vacation until the 6th. Lots to be grateful for this year!


  16. Some of my shopping is done. I still have a little to do. I work at a Christmas store and it’s very stressful this time of year, but I put on a santa hat, and a smile, and help everyone get their perfect holiday gifts. I can’t wait till it’s over


  17. it’s a quiet, stay-at-home year for us but going very well. Pretty decorations and lights, holiday movies and music, yummy treats – what more could we want?


  18. We don’t do much for the holidays, so we’re just enjoying each other’s company and doing some fun things. Thank you for this chance. Wishing you the happiest of holidays.


  19. My holiday season is very low-key this year, thankfully! One family get together, minimal gifts to buy this year. It’s nice to have a slow Christmas season for once.


  20. From meal plan to picking out. The worthy gifts .To making friends and family feel welcomed and loved thsvis the season to share your love, with the people you hold dear.A kind Hug , Smile and Time is the most importan💘


  21. Our holiday season has been going well so far. We’re lucky to still have my 94 yo mother and 90 yo father-in-law still with us to celebrate. We’ve enjoyed the excitement of our 6 yo granddaughter and will head to Colu bus, OH tomorrow celebrate with our 2 other grandchildren who are 4 & 2.


  22. My holiday season has been wonderful. Lots of time spent with family and friends and getting ready for my son’s February wedding.


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