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Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading? (Sept 26, 2011)




What are you reading on Mondays is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey - You can hook up with the Mr. Linky there with your own post - but be sure and let me know what you are reading too! 

Well, I only checked off one review from my list to be reviewed - but then added one! I always start out the week with such good intentions to try to do one every day - and then I do one and fizzle out! 

Currently Reading:
Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel  by Lisa Unger
Never Been Bit  by Lydia Dare

Next Up:
How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This by Carla Ulbrich
Safe from the Sea  by Peter Geye

Audio Book:
Atonement by Ian McEwan

E-Book:
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals)  by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
An Accidental Mother  by Katherine Anne Kindred

Bathroom Book:
Good Graces  by Lesley Kagen


Reviewed Since Last Post:
White Sleeper by David Fett and Stephen Langford
Aefle and Gisela by Libby Malin


Waiting for Reviews:
 The Place of Belonging by Jayne Pearson Faulkner
The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder
The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Airmail by Naomi Bulger
Pie Town by Lynne Hinton
Chasing the Red Car by Ellen Ruderman
Whistling In the Dark  by Lesley Kegan

E-books waiting for review:
Sudden Moves by Kelli Sue Landon
This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Children's Books waiting for review:
Pearl's Wisdom by Auntie LuLu
Bug Meets His Friend (Bug's Adventure Series) by K.M. Groshek
Multiply on the Fly by Suzanne Slade
Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda
Animalogy by Marianne Berkes
Prairie Storms by Darcy Pattison

READY - SET - READ!

Winners!

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Winners from the last two giveaways are:

All These Things I've Done - Patricia B.
Dreamland - LuAnn M.

CONGRATS!  More giveaways coming soon!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday! (Sept 26, 2011)


 Mailbox Monday's host for September is Amused by Books. In My Mailbox is hosted Sundays at The Story Siren. Please visit these posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week! 

Wishes and Stitches
by Rachael Herron


It has always been Naomi Fontaine's dream to practice small-town medicine -- an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well.  But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can't seem to fit in here.  Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi's medical practice, and instantly charms everyone in town. . . including Naomi.


Rig saw what a broken relationship did to his brother, and has no interest whatsoever in getting serious.  But the temptation to play doctor with his new partner is just too strong to resist.  Any chance they might have of being truly knit together by love, however, depends entirely on what secrets they are willing to reveal. . . and on Rig's willingness to risk his heart and Naomi's desire to open her completely.


Heartstrings and Diamond Rings
by Jane Graves


He's the man of her dreams. . .
In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince.  Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible.  No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after.  If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can.


She just doesn't know it yet
When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered.  Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be?  No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker -- especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison.  Soon he's falling for her -- and her dreams of kids and carpools.  But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.



Hidden in Paris
by Corine Gantz


In a tale of friendship, self-discovery and love, three women running away from their lives become unlikely friends in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris.


Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband.  And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to?  But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find renters, and quick.


Leave it to someone socially phobic to phrase a want ad in all the wrong ways.  With shimmering promises of 'Starting over in Paris' -- a concept she has no intention of applying to her own life -- Annie attracts tenants with the kind of baggage that doesn't fit in suitcases.  A long-legged, cool-headed ex model (everything Annie is not) on the run from her abusive husband, a frail young woman harboring a possible death wish, a mysterious French artist, and an infuriating blue-blooded French man soon threaten Annie's way of life in ways she never anticipated.


But when Annie finds herself reluctantly yet actively engaged in the rescue of her tenants, she discovers that she might just save herself in the process.


The God Girl Bible

Now the popular God Girl Bible is available in a fantastic new color! The perfect companion to the #1 CBA bestseller God Girl, the God Girl Bible merges GW with incredible new material that helps a girl become the woman she was meant to be. Jam-packed with special features created just for them, the God Girl Bible offers teen girls
  • Book Intros: including quick facts about author, audience, themes, and more
  • God Girl Stories: 26 full-page profiles of women in the Bible
  • Know This Devotions: 200 half-page devotions on topics related to becoming a God Girl
  • Ask Yourself: sidebars that encourage girls to consider how God's Word applies to their lives on a practical level
  • Prayers: 40 timeless prayers rewritten in language today's teen girl understands
  • Quick Relief: index of helpful verses on topics and issues teens face
  • GodGirl.com: a site where girls can interact with Hayley and other God Girls diving even deeper into their Bible study


REAMDE
by Neal Stephenson


In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft.  A skilled hunting guide, he eventualy amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho.  As the years passed, Richard went straight and returned to the States after the U.S. government granted amnesty to draft dodgers.  He parlayed his wealth into an empire and developed a remote resort in which he lives.  He also created T'Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game with millions of fans around the world.


But T'Rain's success has also made it a target.  Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player's electronic files and holds them for ransom.  They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game's virtual universe -- and Richard is at ground zero.


Racing around the globe from the Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho and points inbetween, Reamde is a swift-paced thriller that traverses worlds virtual and real.  Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival, it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty-first century, from the global war on terror to social media, computer hackers to mobsters, entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalists.  Above all Reamde is an enthralling human story -- an entertaining and epic page-turner from the extraordinary Neal Stephenson.


The Last Blind Date
by Linda Yellin


She is a Midwesterner hurt by marriage.  He is a newly separated Manhattan dad.  What did they have in common?  A guest bed in the home of a mutual friend. . . until she lets herself get charmed by him.  Over the telephone.  The old-fashioned way.


In a sparkling, witty, and moving memoir, Linda Yellin tells the story of falling in love long distance and staying in love up close.


The "What's For Dinner?" Solution
by Kathi Lipp

It's four o'clock.  Do you know where dinner is?

For many people, dread turns to panic around four in the afternoon.  that's when they must answer that age-old question, "What's for dinner?"  Some resort to another supermarket rotisserie chicken or -- worse yet -- to ordering dinner through a drive-thru intercom.

In the "What's for Dinner?" Solution, popular author and speaker Kathi Lipp provides a full-kitchen approach for getting dinner on the table every night.  After putting her plan in to action, you will
  • save time -- with bulk shopping and cooking
  • save money -- no more last-minute phone calls for pizza delivery
  • save your sanity -- forget the last-minute scramble every night and know what you're having for dinner


The book includes real recipes from real women, a quick guide to planning meals for a month, the best shopping strategies for saving time and money and tips on the best ways to use a slow cooker, freezer, and pantry.

With Kathi's book in hand, there's no more need to hit the panic button.



Falling Together
by Marisa de los Santos


It's been six years since Pen Calloway watched her best friends walk out of her life.  And through the birth of her daughter, the death of her father, and the vicissitudes of single motherhood, she has never stopped missing them.


Pen, Cat, and Will met on their first day of college and formed what seemed like a magical and lifelong bond, only to see their friendship break apart amid the realities of adulthood.   When, after years of silence, Cat -- the bewitching, charismatic center of their group -- e-mails Pen and Will with an urgent request to meet at their college reunion, they can't refuse.  But instead of a happy reconciliation, what awaits is a collision of past and present that sends Pen and Will, with Pen's five-year-old daughter and Cat's hostile husband in tow, on a journey across the world.


With her trademark wit, vivid prose, and gift for creating authentic, captivating characters, Marisa de los Santos returns with an emotionally resonant novel about our deepest human connections.  As Pen and Will struggle to uncover the truth about Cat, they find more than they bargained for: startling truths about who they were before and who they are now.  They must confront the reasons their friendship fell apart and discover how -- and if -- it can ever fall back together.


Home Sweet Home
by Bella Riley


Ten years and two hundred miles.  That's what separates Andi Powell from quiet, secluded Emerald Lake -- and that's exactly how she likes it.  But now her job brings her back to the hometown she's tried so hard to forget. . . and to Nate Duncan, the man she's never been able to.


Nate once looked at Andi with love in his eyes.  But that was before she left him in the dust to pursue her big-city dreams.  Now he's the town's ruggedly handsome mayor with the power to break Andi's career like she broke his heart.  As the two clash over the future of Emerald Lake, the sparks that fly between them rekindle a passion neither of them can deny.


Andi may have left town looking for the life she thought she wanted.  But could everything she needs have been in Emerald Lake all along?



All I Want is You
by Sherrill Bodine

She's stealing his heart. . .
Vintage boutique owner Venus Smith is stunned to realize her newest acquisition comes with a larcenous legend.  Stolen years ago, the antique mermaid brooch belongs to the Clayworth family.  the right thing to do would be to return it, but that means facing Connor Clayworth O'Flynn, the sexy department store heir Venus has had an unrequited crush on since childhood -- and the man who helped ruin her father.

One kiss at a time
Connor knows that Venus has never forgiven him for what happened between their families.  But business isn't personal, even though Venus's father's betrayal still cuts him like a knife.  So when Venus proposes a deal -- she'll return his family's brooch if he helps clear her father's name -- he reluctantly agrees.  As action-packed days turn into flirtatious fall nights, it isn't long before old memories resurface. . . and new desires ignite.  Can two young lovers leave the past behind?  Or must they first admit that all they've ever really wanted. . . is each other?

E-Books:


Airel
by Aaron Patterson and Chris White

All Airel ever wanted to be was normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like sudden mysterious illness. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything she hopes for even now. Airel knew change would be inevitable as life went on. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed?



A Slot Machine Ate My Mid-Life Crisis
by Irene Woodbury






Quirky jobs, wacky friends, hot crushes, and an unraveling marriage are all part of this darkly funny novel describing 45 year-old newlywed Wendy Sinclair's life in Las Vegas after she impulsively decides to stay following a bizarre girls' weekend in 2005.



Anything
by Michael Baron

With Anything, Michael Baron again draws readers into a world of deep emotion, compelling relationships, and heartfelt humor, and this time he adds a touch of fantasy. Ken and Melissa are at the dawn of a magnificent life together. A passionate romance has led them to the doorstep of marriage. While searching for the perfect wedding present for Melissa, Ken stumbles into a mysterious shop. There, he is given an extraordinary opportunity – to look in on Melissa when she was a girl. Ken has always wished he could have known Melissa from the day she was born and this seems like an incredible blessing.
Until he discovers a terrible secret in Melissa's past, one so awful she has found it impossible to mention to him.

Now Ken has another extraordinary opportunity. He can go back in time and change the horrible event that has left an indelible mark on Melissa. He can free her of this burden – but doing so could change things so completely that they might never meet.

Ken has repeatedly told Melissa that he would do anything for her. But would he truly do anything?

At once a wildly romantic tale and a compelling human adventure, Anything brings Michael Baron's storytelling to a dramatic new level.


Lure of Song and Magic
by Patricia Rice
Workaholic TV producer Dylan Ives believes former singing sensation Syrene Malcolm holds the clue to finding his kidnapped son. A lost child herself, Syrene cares about the missing boy even though Dylan's personality is nothing short of rude. But Syrene refuses to unleash her dangerous siren's voice, even for a man who is impossible to deny...




A Demon Does it Better
by Linda Wisdom 


Bestselling author Linda Wisdom, with 13 million category romances sold, is working to build her single title audience with the hottest new area of the romance category– sexy demon heroes.


Lovely witch Lili Carter takes a job at a paranormal hospital where patients have been disappearing. There she encounters Jared, a dangerously sexy demon on a mission that gets Lili into a world of trouble. Lili can't avoid Jared for long and soon they find themselves creating a whole new kind of magick...








Dreaming of the Wolf
by Terry Spear

Terry Spear's debut Heart of the Wolf was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Known for her research into how wolves live in nature, Spear writes her werewolves as they would behave realistically, including pack dynamics, mating behavior, and hierarchies.


Werewolf pack leader Jake Silver is an acclaimed photographer. He sees a beautiful woman at the art gallery where his photos are on display, and his intrigue turns into wolfish protectiveness. Alicia Greiston has never met anyone like Jake-he's sexy, alpha, and totally irresistible, and he calls to something primal in her soul.


2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens
by Alma Alexander


On the eve of the end of the world, 20 December 2012, five friends
meet in Spanish Gardens, the cafe where they had celebrated their
college graduation 20 years before. Over Irish coffees, they reminisce
- and reveal long-held and disturbing secrets.


Each friend in turn is given a curious set of instructions by an
enigmatic bartender named Ariel:


"Your life is filled with crossroads and you are free to choose one
road or another at any time. Stepping through this door takes away all
choices except two -- the choice to live a different life, or return
to this one...."


Each in turn passes through the portal and are faced with new lives and challenges. Their decisions show a new life -- or something far worse. Ar the end of the world, it's a chance for redemption, or a chance to learn something about themselves.


International bestselling author, Alma Alexander, mixes a world or possibilities and paths. What if you could change the past -- go right instead of left, fall in love with a different person, change careers or families, or even change your sex. 2012 Midnight at Spanish Gardens brings those choices to life.


PURCHASED:

Now You See Her
by Joy Fielding

From best-selling author Joy Fielding comes a tale of courage, determination, and the power of a mother's love.  Fifty-year-old Marcy Taggart is in a bad way.  Her husband left her, and her troubled daughter, Devon, drowned in a canoeing accident.  Or did she?  On a trip to Ireland, Marcy is positive she spots Devon on the streets of Cork.  And so begins the riveting story of a woman on a dangerous quest for the truth.

The Peach Keeper
by Sarah Addison Allen

After a rebellious youth, Willa Jackson lives a quiet life.  She runs a store in her quaint southern hometown and minds her own business.  All that changes when she receives an invitation to a gala that will be held in a supposedly haunted mansion built by her ancestors.  Suddenly strange things begin to happen.  As Willa uncovers mysteries from the past, she also discovers friendship and romance in the present.

Buried Secrets
by Joseph Finder

Hedge fund manager Marshall Marcus's teenage daughter Alexa has disappeared without a trace, and he calls on private spy Nick Heller to find her.  But Nick thinks Marcus is withholding information that would help find his daughter.  When a mysterious ransom demand is received, the case quickly becomes a matter of life and death, and Nick is in a race to get the information he needs before it's too late.

The Oracle of Stamboul
by Michael David Lukas

There are signs that Eleonora Cohen is destined for an unusual life.  But in 1877 the quiet town of Constanta on the Black Sea is not a place for unusual lives for little girls.  It will be in the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the court of the sultan himself, that Eleonora will encounter her true destiny as intrigue swirls around her.  Could she possibly change the course of history?  A haunting, lyrical debut novel.










Thursday, September 22, 2011

Aefle and Gisela (Book Review) w/guest post by Libby Malin!

Skewering Sacred Cows
by Libby Malin


The Edgar-winning mystery writer Andrew Klavan wrote a series of novels that enthralled me about five years ago (Shotgun Alley, Dynamite Road, and Damnation Street). Gritty to the point of raunchy in places, yet also sweetly and poetically human in many others, these novels traced one long mystery arc and one long transformation of a primary character who finally figures out how to be a true hero.


Many scenes in the books spoke to me. One involved a young sleuth, a few years out of full-time academic life, visiting Berkeley’s campus pursuing clues in a secondary mystery. While there, he listens to several students discussing a dissertation:

The subject was “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Now, you may not care about literature one way or the other—after all, you’re reading this—but it matters a lot to me. And I personally think the Ode is one of the wisest and most beautiful poems in one of the sweetest and most beautiful languages by one of the best and most beautiful of men, namely John Keats. But no. According to Stu (the Promising Genius), the Ode was no more than the “effulgence, or maybe I should say effluvium, of certain social interactions and assumptions.” What’s more, all these interactions and assumptions were sexist, imperialist, racist, and altogether very, very bad. Therefore, said Stu (who was a Promising Genius) they needed to be analyzed. Analyzed, analyzed, analyzed. Everything, it turned out, needed to be analyzed. Even the fact that some of the people in the poem were men and some were women. “It’s just historicity posing as gender positioning, presupposing a chiastic ontology,” said Diane.

I became ridiculously excited reading this passage. You see, I hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but they’re not in English or creative writing. And so, I always felt a little, oh, intimidated and maybe even “uneducated” in these fields, even though I myself was a professional writer.

But here was a professional writer articulating what I’d dare not think—that maybe some of the study in those fields was, well, bunk, that maybe one could learn to appreciate and analyze great writing without some of that scholarly analysis. (By the way, I’ve blogged about college writing programs’ disconnect from the world of commercial fiction. If you check out the post, sign up for the Istoria Books mailing list!)

Flash forward several years. I’ve now written numerous novels, earned my own Edgar nomination in young adult mystery, and have three humorous women’s fiction books under my belt, one of which was optioned for film. I have an idea for a fourth based on what might be called a “high concept” opener. A man stops a wedding on a dare, but it turns out to be the wrong wedding.

That’s an eye-grabbing start, sure, but a full-length novel has to be based on richer material. Luckily, I had another story I wanted to marry (no pun intended) with this one—the transformative journey of a timid personality into a courageous one, a character who realizes, little by little, that he can’t just “go with the flow” any longer, he has to make choices that could cost him his career.

Thus, Thomas Charlemagne was born—a history scholar, whose life work is studying a poetry-writing medieval monk, Aefle. Tom’s story, in fact, roughly parallels that of his “little monk,” who struggles with whether to stay in his safe scriptorium or venture into the wilder world to pursue his lady-love, Gisela.

As I wrote Aefle and Gisela, I decided that I, too, needed to discover some inner courage to take on a “sacred cow”— institutions of higher learning, such as the one at which Professor Charlemagne works. I had to accept that some readers might not like my viewpoints, but to soften my tale would be to weaken the point it ultimately makes. That is, how difficult it is to stand up to pressure to conform. I’m hoping that’s a message everyone can relate to, whatever their ideological outlook.

I hope you enjoy Aefle and Gisela, a book that deals with a serious topic in a humorous way –standing up to bullies— eliciting smiles at the same time it raises questions. You can buy it for Kindle, Nook or other e-readers!

And, by the way, it was a great joy to e-publish this book. As an author, I felt a tremendous sense of freedom, knowing I didn’t need to worry about whether an agent or editor would shy away from the project because it was too “political.”


Please feel free to email me at Libby_Malin (at) Hotmail (dot) com! I love to hear from readers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LIBBY MALIN

Libby Malin is the award-winning author of romance, literary, mystery and young adult fiction. In an attempt to thoroughly confuse her reader fans, she writes comedy under the name Libby Malin and serious fiction under the name Libby Sternberg. Her first young adult mystery, Uncovering Sadie’s Secrets, was an Edgar nominee, and her first romantic comedy, Fire Me, was optioned for film. She lives in Pennsylvania, has three children and one husband, and confesses to watching “Real Housewives” shows despite enormous amounts of culture-guilt.

Visit the author’s website at: http://www.LibbyMalin.com
Visit the Istoria Books blog to read an interview with the author by her alter ego: http://istoriabooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/libby-interviews-libby-about-aefle.html


Thank you Libby, for this guest post and for giving us some background on Aefle and Gisela!  Now on to my review!


Title: Aefle and Gisela
Author: Libby Malin
Publisher: Istoria Books

About the Book: STOPPING A WEDDING: WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

Medieval History Professor Thomas Charlemagne thinks he's finally slaying the dragon of his "Timid Tommy" reputation when he responds to an outlandish dare at a bachelor party and stops a wedding the very next morning. The only problem? He wanders into the wrong church. That doesn't matter to bride DeeDee McGowan, however, who was having second, third, and fourth thoughts about saying "I do" anyway. She grabs the chance to leave her groom at the altar, dragging Tom with her.

 DeeDee and Tom share a history, a fling more than ten years ago, before he went off to graduate school and started ascending the career ladder of academe and she took over her father's car dealership in sleepy Oyster Point, Maryland, building it into a coveted business treasure. Their reconnection sets sparks flying between them -- from the original passion that bonded them and the class differences that parted them. Meanwhile, what started as a prank leads to serious legal issues for both Tom and DeeDee as the groom sues them, DeeDee countersues, and Tom is caught in the middle.

Concerned that this distraction will affect his quest for tenure, Tom encounters an unsympathetic department chair eager to replace him with a renaissance expert from the UK and a women's studies professor committed to challenging the "validity" of Thomas's signature research into an obscure poetry-writing medieval monk, Aefle, and his lady-love, Gisela. A comic romp blended with sharp satire, AEFLE AND GISELA delivers laughs and love as Thomas learns, along with his "little monk," that life outside the “scriptorium” requires him to find real courage at last.

My thoughts:  This was a fun book to read and I often found myself talking out loud to both DeeDee and Thomas.  As the synopsis says, they had been separated by class differences.  But I think they were more alike than they thought.  They both ended up with chips on their shoulders, thinking they had to prove their worth, neither sure where they wanted to end up. 

Thomas had been given the moniker "Timid Tommy" in school and rather than fighting it, he seemed to succomb to it - thinking that because people called him this, it must be true.  Doing research on Aefle, and life in general at the university, allows him to live in a cocoon where "Timid Tommy" does not exist. Until that fateful day that he walks into DeeDee's wedding instead of his cousin Wendy's.  Then the careful life he has created for himself, the life he thinks he can "coach" DeeDee into being a part of, starts to be encroached upon by life in the messy world.

I think DeeDee had settled for Buck's proposal because she was all alone in the world.  She had her father's car dealership, but wanted a family and knew that time was not slowing down.  She had her reservations, but found out some news the night before the wedding that proved she had been right all along.  It was fateful for her as well that Tom walked in to her wedding. 

She liked Tom and had liked him in high school, but even after letting it be known that she liked him, he was still afraid to ask her out.  It was until their five year class reunion that they hooked up for a brief fling.  This is where the chips' on their shoulders seem to surface.  She felt he was somewhat of a snob and looked down upon her and he was trying to flee Oyster Point and all the memories of "Timid Tommy".  Unfortunately, he did have a way of talking down to people, but I don't think that he meant it how it sounded.  He had asked DeeDee to come with him, thinking he was asking in a way that would agree with her sensible side, but she saw it as him trying to "make her a better person." I agree that he went to some extremes that would make any normal person feel belittled.  It got me a little hot under the collar on occassion.  DeeDee had her faults though as well, and even though other people had suggested some of the same things Tom did, when he suggested them, she thought him a snob. 

It was fun the way the book wrapped up though, and I found myself chuckling along the way.  It is good when a book takes you through some different emotions.  I like it when I am emotionally involved with the characters.  Tom and DeeDee are definitely two people I could call friends - well DeeDee anyway (lol). 

~I received a complimentary ebook in exchange for my review from Libby Malin and Istoria Books.~


AEFLE AND GISELA (A Romantic Comedy)
Publisher/Publication Date: Istoria Books, July 2011
ASIN: B005DM323W
306 KB (199 pages)


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