Monday, October 24, 2016

Can the Past Haunt Your Future?

The next novel in our Pink Escape series is When Light Breaks by Patti Callahan Henry.   This story asks the question can the past change the future?   Is it worth investigating?  Follow along this story set in South Carolina.
Kara Larson is a manager for the country club.  She works with Pros on the golf tour.  She met her fiancĂ© Peyton through her work with the PGA.  She feels that she has everything she ever wanted.  Then the benefit fundraiser comes along that will follow the tour stop of PGA.  Shelly needs a band for this event.  Then there is Mave's story of her first love.  Kara keeps up her visits to this lady to fulfill her Junior League committment.  One night her fiancĂ© suggests this band that is very popular.  The main members of the band are Jack and his brother.  Shelly and Jack grew up together in her old neighborhood.  Will this band solve all her problems?  Will this change her future?
My Thoughts: 
I enjoyed this novel.  Patti Callahan Henry has another gem of a novel in When Light Breaks.  The characters are likeable. The occupation of the main character working with the PGA is interesting. This occupation is not one that I familiar with.  It really added to the story.   Then there was Mave's  story of  her first love.  The reader will find her story interesting and how it relates to the plot.  The plot was not predictable.  I wondered who she would choose Jack or Peyton?  Or who would break off the engagement?  A good story keeps you guessing to the end! 
Another wonderful tale set in the lowcountry!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Escape to the Reunion!

Thank you to Faith Words for a copy of the Reunion by Lauraine Snelling.  This copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
It is the time for the Sorenson family reunion.  They will get together to celebrate those who are still living and those who have departed.  What surprises could be in store for this family?
Keira and Leah are looking forward to the reunion that is coming soon plus the trip to Norway.  They make a trip to Keira and Marcus’s mother’s house.  Their mother was famous for hiding money and important papers in random places.  Keira and Leah, who is Marcus’s wife, are there to look for the birth certificates to get the passports.  When they find Keira’s birth certificate it is different from her brothers.  Her birth certificate makes no mention of their father Kenneth Sorenson.  Who is she if her father is not Kenneth Sorenson?  Leah and Marcus’s daughter has another secret.  Kirsten is pregnant with her boyfriend’s child.  How will this affect her future? Her relationships with her family and boyfriend?
My Thoughts: 
I enjoyed this novel.  The author asked two specific questions.  What would you do if they found out they were an illegitimate child?  How would you react?  Who are you?  Then the author took the opposite side and looked at it from the mother’s perspective.  Would you choose to keep the child?  Marry the father?  How would it change your future?  Could you forgive?   When I had my quiet time this morning time that we need to show love to those we have forgiven or wronged us. How successful have any of us been at forgiving and loving those who have wronged us? 
The reunion played a minor role in this story.  It was more about the events leading up to it.  I appreciated the author’s complexity of the characters.  These characterizations really illustrated the two major conflicts in the story.  
Lauraine Snelling is another worth reading more of!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Congrats to the winner of The Spice Box Letters!

Congratulations to Susan Roberts!  Please contact me at to collect your prize.  Prize fulfillment is being done by St. Martin's Press.  You have 48 hours to contact me or I will pick another winner.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Book that Started it All

Today we are taking a trip to Sullivan’s Island. Dorothea Benton Frank will present her story.  But where did it begin? Let’s meet the family who resides in the Island Gamble.  She is also a big breast cancer awareness supporter.


Susan is late for a meeting when she realizes that she has left a chart at the house for her presentation.  She quickly drives back to pick it up only to make a discovery.  Susan hears noises coming from the master bedroom.  She opens the door to find her husband in bed with another woman.  Susan and her husband Tom separate and she tries to put her life back together with their daughter Beth.  There is one aspect of life where questions still creep up.  What happened the night her daddy was murdered?   Will she be able to put the pieces together and find peace?  What other surprises could possibly be in store for Susan and her family?

My Thoughts:

I loved this novel!   Sullivan’s Island series is my favorite!  It has great characters with their own complexities.  This first novel introduces us to Susan and her family.  We learn her history which will be played out over the other novels in the series. The plot alternates between the present and the past tells the story of what happened to her daddy.  Readers will find this novel a true delight to read.  The story is set in the low country on Sullivan’s Island.  A place I hope to visit someday.

Bring on the next Dorothea Benton Frank novel!



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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A House Full of Surprises!

Baggage Check is the third book in the Marriage Pact series.  This novel focuses on Rebecca.  She is a flight attendant for an airline based out of Atlanta.  I had an opportunity to meet M.J. Pullen recently, and I can’t wait to read her other novels.


Rebecca receives a phone call from her frantic mother while on vacation with her friends.  Her mother does not want to leave her house.  Rebecca is not excited about sticking around when all her friends are married.  She makes the trip back to Alabama to find out what is going on with her mother.  Rebecca visits her old home where she grew up but it is full of surprises.  I mean full of surprises.  So much so that she creates a scene and deputy Alex stops by to check on her.  Rebecca becomes responsible for taking care of her mother and fixing the house.  Will she let Alex help?  Or will she allow her friends from Atlanta help?    

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the story.  I have to admit that I enjoyed seeing what surprise Rebecca’s old home would bring to the story.   She also became a character that I wanted to root for and see find a happy ending.  Alex is the perfect mate for Rebecca.  He has his issues as well but brings the story to a satisfying conclusion.   

I cannot wait to see what M. J. Pullen chooses to share next!                            


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson Makes a Great Escape!

Thank you to Ronald  H. Balson for coming to Writer’s Corner to celebrate the Pink Escape.  We are excited to feature his novel Karolina's Twins.  If you like history with a little mystery thrown in then we have a great story for you.  Let the words of the author be your escape.


Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. At the same time, Lena’s son Arthur presents her with a hefty lawsuit under the pretense of garnering her estate—and independence—for his own purposes. Where these stories intersect is through Lena’s dubious account of her life in war-torn Poland, and her sisterhood with a childhood friend named Karolina. Lena and Karolina struggled to live through the atrocity of the Holocaust, and at the same time harbored a courageous, yet mysterious secret of maternity that has troubled Lena throughout her adult life. In telling her story to Catherine and Liam, Lena not only exposes the realities of overcoming the horrors of the Holocaust, she also comes to terms with her own connection to her dark past.                 
About the Author:  

Ronald H. Balson is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues. He is also the author of Saving Sophie and the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers

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