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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blog Tour: Summer of Two Wishes

Let me thank Sarah at Simon and Schuster for allowing me to participate in this blog tour!

Whose wife was she?
Macy Lockhart's life shattered in a moment with the news that her husband, Finn -- serving in the military overseas -- has been killed in the line of duty. Their ardent and devoted marriage is over, leaving Macy alone, empty, directionless. But while she tries to sustain herself with memories of Finn, the quiet, strong man who made her and their small Texas ranch the center of his life, it is wealthy Wyatt Clark who slowly brings joy back into her life. Her love for Wyatt may be less romantic than the breathless passion she'd once shared with Finn, but she vows to cherish him, and their marriage is happy and as solid as a rock. Until the day that Finn, miraculously spared from death, returns home to claim his bride....

My review

I can't imagine what I would do given what Macy had to face in this one. To first find out that your husband was killed, to get over that loss enough to fall in love and remarry, then to find out that your first husband was still alive.... Not something I ever want to experience, but it makes for a very emotional story. That's for sure.

This is an easy book to get lost in. 400 pages just seemed to fly by. Everything Macy, Wyatt and Finn go through is heart wrenching. It took me no time to connect with the characters and I was right there with them from the very beginning. The story seems so real that when Macy cried I thought I was going to start bawling. The decisions she's forced to make and the turmoil she goes through trying to make them really tugged at me.

The story takes place in Texas, and London does a great job of writing so that you can hear the drawl in what is being said. I felt like I was down in Texas. London leaves a lot of the detail up to the imagination. There was very little descriptions; enough so that you got an idea of what people looked like and where they were but not too much to detract from the story.

I was captivated by this one and read it in two sittings. I found I just didn't want to put it down. I don't know what decision I would have made, but as Macy sifts through her emotions to decide what she wants I understood her logic and why she did what she did. It made me feel like I was making the decision with her.

Touching, sad, happy, romantic, and passionate; an emotional roller coaster worth riding!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Winners: My Name is Will by Jess Winfield

There were only 5 people that signed up for this contest, so guess what, you all win!

I've sent out emails to the winners. Please respond by August 21st with your address.

If the winners do not respond I will offer up any unclaimed copies on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you for reading,

First Come First Serve

I've not gotten responses from some people for the giveaways for One Scream Away and for Off Season. Since I don't seem to be getting responses from the people I've chosen as "replacement" winners I'm going to just give away the last few copies of each on a first come first serve basis.

So to get your copy please leave me a comment with which book you would prefer, or if you don't care which one (that helps too!) and your email address!

There are still 3 copies of Off Season and 2 copies of One Scream Away.

Here's the original posts I made for each of these books:
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
One Scream Away by Kate Brady

Please US and Canada only, and no PO boxes.

Thank you,