The Smallest Thing blog tour & Giveaway! [Ends 9/21/17]

September 13, 2017


The Smallest Thing
Lisa Manterfield
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back.
But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for freedom, at all costs, or do what’s best for the people she loves: her dad, her best friend Deb, and, to her surprise, the mysterious man in the HAZMAT suit?

Inspired by the historical story of the plague village of Eyam, this contemporary tale of friendship, community, and impossible love weaves the horrors of recent news headlines with the intimate details of how it feels to become an adult—and fall in love—in the midst of tragedy.

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Review By Vickie: VICKIE

(Because of the Floods in TX and Florida with our family in both places, this will be late. Sorry!)


Author Bio:

Lisa Manterfield is the award-winning author of I’m Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood. Her work has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Los Angeles Times, and Psychology Today. Originally from northern England, she now lives in Southern California with her husband and over-indulged cat. A Strange Companion is her first novel. Learn more at
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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • A signed copy of The Smallest Thing + $50 Amazon gift card
This grand prize giveaway – ends Sept 21st.

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  • Audrey Stewart September 13, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Lisa Manterfield is a new author to me, but thanks to this blog for the introduction to her and her work. I am now a fan.

    • Lisa Manterfield September 15, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Thank you Audrey. I hope you enjoy the book. 🙂

  • James Robert September 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats on your new release and the tour as well. Exciting times for you and I wish you the very best.

  • Cathy French September 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    The mystery hazmat suit wearing man is going to be her downfall…I’m guessing. I really want to read this, it sounds so interesting.

    • Lisa Manterfield September 15, 2017 at 12:07 am

      I’m not giving anything away, Cathy. You could be right about him, then again… 😉

  • Kate Sarsfield September 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I live in a small village & can’t imagine what it would be like if it was quarantined. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

  • Anne September 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks for this intriguing feature and giveaway.

  • Lacey Waters September 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    This book sounds awesome. Glad to have it on my tbr 🙂

  • Deb P September 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    The book sounds interesting, thanks.

  • Sarah Hayes September 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    this sounds like a great book

  • Lisa Manterfield September 15, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Hi Vickie,
    Thanks so much for hosting my book on the tour today. I hope your loved ones all made it through the storms. Sending good thoughts your way,

    • LAWonder10 September 15, 2017 at 1:35 am

      We appreciate your kindness.
      It has been rough but our loved ones only suffered the aftermath.
      We will be posting the review for your book in a day or two.
      Lu Ann

  • Cynthia R September 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Sounds like a great science thriller with some romance in it.

  • Terri Quick September 18, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway.

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