Thursday, September 19, 2013

Can You Love Too Much?



Thank you to BookSparks PR and Berkley Trade for sending me a copy of The Good Wife.  This is the third book in the Brennan Sister Series.  I have a signed copy by Jane Porter to giveaway.


Synopsis:

This is Sarah’s story of the Brennan sisters.  She is a wife to Boone Walker the star baseball player who is leaning towards retirement.  He has had great spring training and is ready for the season.  Is Sarah after experiencing her mother’s death and angst among the family?   Sarah loves Boone and desires nothing more than a life together but can she trust him? 
Meet Lauren Summers who has recently had a loss of her own.  Her son Blake died in a car accident.  She decides to move from Napa to Alameda.  Will new surroundings help her reach toward the future?


My Thoughts:

Another novel to love by Jane Porter.  The Good Wife is full of raw emotion and love.  I wondered what the next chapter would be in this saga?  Could it possibly get any better?  The answer yes.  This novel not only includes a good story but “Baseball.”  I have never read a novel yet that focuses on what it is like to be a major leaguer's wife.   This side of the story was definitely interesting to me! Lauren’s story is not my favorite in the novel but it fulfills a purpose.  Her story coincides with Sarah’s and helps move the story along. 

 Readers will be very interested to see how this story might continue through Brianna’s eyes. 


Rating:

4.75/5

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Now how do you win a copy of The Good Wife?  You must be a US resident.   The giveaway will run from September 20, 2013 to September 30, 2013.   I will extra entries for those who tweet, Facebook, or Google +.    You can also become a follower of Writer’s Corner.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Revenge Wears Prada



I cannot tell you how excited I was to hear about the sequel to The Devil Wears Prada. 
I was even more excited that I got to see and meet Lauren in Atlanta.  The question is it a worthy sequel?

Synopsis:

Ten years have flown by since Andy ditched Miranda in Paris.  Time has brought some changes?  Andi has become good friends with her old colleague Emily at Runway.  They have also formed a business together The Plunge which is a high end bridal magazine.   The women are doing well and so what if they name drop Miranda’s name here and there.  They earned the right to use haven’t they?  The next issue features Andi’s wedding to media mogul Max Harrison.  Then on her wedding day Andi finds a letter from her future mother-in-law stating that Max should marry someone more appropriate.  Will she go through with the marriage?  What will happen with the Plunge?

My Thoughts:

When I saw reviews stating these words:  “I’m so disappointed…”  I liked the novel and was not surprised with what Andi was doing in the ten years since Runway.   The flashbacks at the beginning of the book were interesting. I am not a fan of including flashbacks periodically throughout a novel.

Ms. Weisberger brought back all the characters from the first novel.  I can’t say I was too surprised to see what had become of Emily.  I didn’t remember Nigel being in the first one.   I loved him in the movie.   I was not a fan of Lily and Alex in the movie but loved them in the novel.  

I also loved the world that Ms. Weisberger dreamed up for Andi.  I so totally wanted to be part of it.  I would say this novel is a worthy follow up.

Rating:

4.5/5

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