Category: Book Reviews

Oct 05
Breaking the Bank Blog Tour Review

Breaking the Bank Blog Tour Review

I highly recommend this exciting and entertaining new story! At first, I was a little iffy at wanting to read this book because I had never heard of this author before and I just wasn’t quite sure I’d be real into this book. But, after reading just one page , I knew I couldn’t put it down! A young single mother who’s running out of luck. An ATM machine gone wild. A man she just met. And a lesson to be learned?  This quirky new story will keep you on the edge of your seat with each new twist and leave you unable to put the book down! And have you asking yourself what you would do if your ATM went wild and gave you lots and lots of money with out debiting your account! I know what I would do!  I highly praise this book and recommend it to all those out there looking for a new kind of tale with a quirky twist. Two thumbs up to this talented author!!!  *Want an extra entry in the Breaking the Bank giveaway? Head on over to the giveaway and post a comment and tell me what you would do if your ATM went… Read more »

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Oct 03

WE HAVE THE BIBLE SALESMAN WINNERS!!!!

And the five lucky people to win a free copy of The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton from Valerie and the wonderful Hachette Book Group are:Winner #1* VickiWinner #2* ElyssaWinner #3* SallyWinner #4* Glenn   and Winner #5* Lisar315CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LUCKY WINNERS!!! (They have all been contacted by me through email and will have until 10am EST on Monday morning(10.5.09) to email me with their mailing info!!!)

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Oct 03
BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zeldis McDonough GIVEAWAY!!!

BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zeldis McDonough GIVEAWAY!!!

Thanks to Sarah at Simon and Schuster/Pocket Books I have TWO copies of BREAKING THE BANK to giveaway to TWO lucky winners!!!!!                                                     ABOUT THE BOOK:    MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING Mia Saul is down on her luck. Dumped by her husband, jettisoned from her job, and estranged from her adored older brother, she and her young daughter, Eden, have had to make a downscale move to a crummy apartment, where their neighbors include a tough young drug dealer and a widower who lets his dogs use the hallways as their own personal litter box. Juggling a series of temporary jobs, wrangling with her ex-husband over child support, and trying to keep pace with Eden’s increasingly erratic behavior have left Mia weary and worn out.   EXCEPT WHEN IT ISSo when a seemingly functional ATM starts handing Mia thousands and thousands of dollars — and not deducting the money from her account, because it sure isn’t in there — she isn’t about to give it back. Her newfound cash stash opens up a world of opportunity, and a whole lot of trouble. Worried friends, family, and in-laws start questioning her judgment about everything, and the cops really, really want to know where… Read more »

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Oct 02
Run for Your Life by James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge Giveaway

Run for Your Life by James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge Giveaway

Thanks to Valerie and Hatchette Books I have FIVE copies of this great book to giveaway to FIVE lucky people!!! ABOUT THE BOOK: A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York‘s elite, it is a call to terror. Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once! Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher’s lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author comes RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.                                                 ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): James Patterson published his first thriller in 1976 and since then has become one of… Read more »

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Oct 01
Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help from my Friends by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt Giveaway

Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help from my Friends by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt Giveaway

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Books I have a copy of this AMAZING book to giveaway!!! ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): Anne Dayton graduated from Princeton and has her MA in Literature from New York University. She lives in New York City. May Vanderbilt graduated from Baylor University and has an MA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins. She lives in San Francisco. Together, they are the authors of three Miracle Girls books as well as Emily Ever After, Consider Lily, and The Book of Jane ABOUT THE BOOK: Zoe is used to being overlooked. As the youngest and shyest Miracle Girl, she was happy to fade into the background last year. But when she sheds her baby fat and shoots up four inches the summer before her junior year, everything changes. Now she’s turning heads at school, and this new attention is beginning to strain her relationship with her sweet, serious boyfriend, Marcus. Pressure builds when Zoe’s assigned partner for history class is Dean Marchese–a handsome New York transplant who isn’t afraid to show her how he feels. Just when she needs her three best friends the most, the Miracle Girls are suffering from boy troubles of their own. Even Zoe’s rock-solid… Read more »

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Sep 26
When Love Blooms by Robin Lee Hatcher

When Love Blooms by Robin Lee Hatcher

A timeless, inspirational love story by an author whose many books have won many awards! When Love Blooms takes us to Boise, Idaho where a young woman named Emily was summoned by her brother-in-law to come to see her ailing sister and nephew, where she helped nurse them back to health. After they are well, she no longer feels needed. So what was she to do? Return to her former job or stay on in Boise? Where was God calling her to go? Then an ad in the local paper seemed to be the answer to her prayers. She meets with the owner of the ad, a dying woman in search of someone just right to take of her two young children and her husband after she’s gone. Is Emily the right woman for the job? Can this be Emily’s chance to make a difference in the world and change one man’s heart? He’s just lost his wife. She’s a governess to his daughters. His deceased wife picked her just for him. But can he let love bloom in his heart for her? Find out in this wondrous story from Robin Lee Hatcher! I’m certainly glad I did and I… Read more »

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Sep 25
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Giveaway

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Giveaway

WOW! Another wonderful giveaway here at my blog!Thanks to Valerie over at Hachette Books I have TWO copies for TWO lucky people!!! *Stay tuned at the bottom of this blog for rules of entry!* About the book: Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of — a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history. An adventure of monumental proportions, blending fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspensful, THE HISTORIAN is utterly unforgettable.                                                                 About the Author: Elizabeth Kostova (née Johnson) was born in New London, Connecticut in 1964, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress. The Historian took her ten years to write, and was inspired by the vampire stories told to her by her father, a professor of urban planning, during… Read more »

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Sep 24
Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach

Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach

This is the first novel that I have read of Rita Gerlach’s. And I will say that this book is worth reading a thousand times over! Set in the 1700’s, this story brings you straight into the American Revolution era of fancy dresses and men in suits with longer hair and to where a young man is struggling between staying in America, the land he bled for, or traveling to England to reunite with his sister. He chooses to seek his sister out, only to find he’s arrived in the middle of a tragedy~the death of his nephew. During this untimely tragedy, he meets a young woman who’s free will and gentleness captures his heart. But there’s just one problem~someone wants the home of the young man’s grandfather, and the woman who stole his heart! Now, the question is, will their love be stronger than the plots against them? Find out in this MAGNIFICENT, timeless love story!! I never heard of Rita Gerlach before, but I came across her name and was fortunately blessed to obtain a copy of Surrender the Wind. This is not normally the style of stories I read, but Ms. Gerlach’s wonderfully written story quickly captured… Read more »

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