Gulf Coast Reads 2015

"The Promise" of Romance

Last Thursday was the kick-off for Gulf Coast Reads 2015, which means people all across the Gulf Coast region are reading Ann Weisgarber’s The Promise, a historical fiction novel largely set in Galveston during the time leading up to the deadly 1900 hurricane.  Here are some titles to feed your appetite for historical romance after finishing The Promise.

Go West Young Woman

Check out these romances that feature heroines traveling out west, choosing to become mail-order brides, shotgun weddings and marriages of convenience. 

Book Discussion- "The Promise"

Join us at the Galena Park Branch Monday, October 12th at 11 am to discuss this year’s Gulf Coast Reads Book “the Promise” by Ann Weisgarber. Hope to see you there! 

Gulf Coast Reads Author Ann Weisgarber at MFAH on Sunday, Oct. 4. 3 - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for The Promise: A Conversation with Author Ann Weisgarber, a special Gulf Coast Reads event at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Sunday, October 4, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Following a reading from her novel, Gulf Coast Reads 2015 selection, The Promise, Ann will sit down for what promises to be a lively conversation with Lisa Gray, lead columnist for the Houston Chronicle’s Gray Matters series.

For more information about Gulf Coast Reads including additional author appearances and special programs, visit www.gulfcoastreads.org and follow GCR on Facebook or Twitter @gulfcoastreads

Galveston: History and Hospitality

Natalie Malphrus author of "Galveston: Beyond The Beach Insiders' Guide & Tips To Island Favorites" will be at the Galena Park Branch Library on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 pm giving a presentation about the fascinating history of Galveston Island and some interesting facts you probably haven’t heard of. If you're a day-tripper, new to the area or haven't been to Galveston in awhile, you'll hear about some great places to see the next time you visit. For more information please call 713-540-0982 Hope to see you there!

Gulf Coast Reads -- The Promise

October brings the beginning of autumn – although in Southeast Texas, it still feels like summer.  Still, it’s a time of change.  School has been in session for a while and we get settled into the routines associated with that.  Holidays are getting close, and we start planning where we’ll be and who we might visit – or who will visit us.  We take advantage of the warmth and get in some outdoor activities before the winds change and we get cool, rainy weather.

Gulf Coast Reads The Promise.

Book discussions, special events, author appearances and more all across southeast Texas. Visit our Events Calendar for the full schedule and www.gulfcoastreads.org for special features starting October 1. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @gulfcoastreads

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