Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts Blog Tour Review

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Pub. Date: October 2009
About the book:
Keep the heart in Heart Lake. That’s exactly what three small-town shop owners hope to do when they launch their crazy-ambitious “Have a Heart” campaign—asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day. Emma, Sarah, and Jamie love their lakeside community, but the little town is growing too big too fast, and a doing a good deed never hurt anyone. Or so they thought…

When Emma slashes prices at her quilt shop, practically giving away blankets to anyone who looks vaguely cold, she almost stitches her way into bankruptcy. Sarah’s free cooking class boils down to a hotbed of crime when some punk kid swipes her favorite heirloom. And at Jamie’s chocolate shop, things take a bittersweet turn when a local policeman starts giving her grief, stirring up feelings she’s tried to forget—and slowly melts away her defenses…

With irresistible humor, warmth, affection—and recipes!—author Sheila Roberts serves up a generous, open-hearted story about the friendships we make, the chances we take, and the lives we touch every day!

About the author:
Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. She’s been writing since 1989, but she did lots of things before settling in to her writing career, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Her band days are over, but she still enjoys jamming on her bass and writing songs. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences or hanging out with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate. Her 2007 book On Strike for Christmas was a holiday best-seller, has been optioned for film, and will be coming out for the third season this Christmas 2009. Her book, Bikini Season has made Bookscan’s romance best-seller list. Love in Bloom received rave reviews and is soon to be a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book. Her newest book, Angel Lane, is getting rave reviews. She is currently working on her next book and hoping Dancing with the Stars will call. (Who says authors can’t be stars!)

                                                                        

My Review:
I have never read Sheila Roberts’ books before, but my opinion of Angel Lane is certainly high enough to recommend this book to anyone who wants a “pick me up” kind of story! Just reading this one book by Sheila puts me in mind of Debbie Macomber styled writing full of laughter,hope,romance,chances and everyday living!I definately laughed with this book. At times,  I could really picture myself amidst these wonderful characters and helping them!
Angel Lane takes us to the Pacific Northwest state of Washington, and straight into the hearts and lives of 3 very wonderful, inspiring ladies. The ladies are out to make their town a happy place again, by forming “Have a Heart”, a kind of “pay it forward” on Angel Lane. But some strange incidents happen, not to the people that are helping…but to themselves! That leaves the women wondering about these mishaps. Will they over come them ?? Is one of the women destined to live a life of being single because of her past? And is one of them forced to admit failure? And what happens to the owner of the local bakery when something happens to something she owns? Can these ladies take chances and be the angels of Angel Lane? In the midst of these mishaps, happiness is found.  
This is a story full of laughter, and, yes, love that will make you walk away with a smile on your face.
This is a perfect rainy day read, or just a “I have to take a break” read.
I am pleased with Sheila’s style and her way of making her readers laugh and have hope! Two thumbs up for a sure to be great selling book!!!
You can purchase a copy of Angel Lane here.
*This books is provided for review courtesy of Pump Up You Book Promotion*

29 October, 2009
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