Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BLOSSOM STREET BRIDE Review & Giveaways!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love.

Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet.

Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max’s job in California and Bethanne’s in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne’s cunning ex will do anything to win her back.

Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia’s store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan?

As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.

My thoughts...

We're back on Blossom Street with Debbie Macomber who has written another fun, feel good novel with happy endings. I love the characters this author creates... so real and likeable... well... most of them. Interesting people with real issues living in a town that makes you wish you could be one of its citizens.

I read it in one afternoon as I do with most of Debbie's books. You won't be disappointed in this delightful yarn.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014


My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don't even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave. My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die.

My thoughts...

The storylines this guy comes up with for a novel are unbelievably good! "Eyes Wide Open" is a thrilling suspense novel about two friends who get lost in a mental institution. The story takes you on an adventure with twists that leave you wishing you were a speed reader, lol! There's a lesson learned in all of Ted's books which I enjoy. Definitely a great read!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


A beautiful heirloom ingrained with family memory has become a totem of a life Saffee would rather forget---a childhood disrupted by her mother's mental illness.

Saffee does not want the table. By the time she inherits the object of her mother's obsession, the surface is thick with haphazard layers of paint, and heavy with unsettling memories.

After a childhood spent watching her mother slide steadily into insanity, painting and re-painting the ancient table, Saffee has come to fear that seeds of psychosis may lie dormant within her. But as an adult with a family of her own, Saffee must confront her mother's torment if she wants to defend herself against it.

Traversing four generations over the course of a century, The Painted Table is an epic portrait of inherited memory, proclivity, and guilt. It is a sprawling narrative affirmation that a family artifact---like a family member---can bear the marks of one's entire past . . . as well as intimations of one's redemption.

My thoughts...

This is a wonderfully written tender story that will touch the hearts of its readers. Mental illness carries such a stigma in our society, I think this book will give insight into the pain of the illness and the lives of those close to the person. Powerful, emotional, complex... and sad.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Suzanne Field is celebrating her novel The Painted Table with a beautiful hand-painted table giveaway!

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