Thursday, October 3, 2013

Karen White Gives a Wonderful Beach Read for the Summer


The Beach TreesI am excited to finally bring Beach Trees by Karen White here to Writer’s Corner. She is also the chair this year for the Read for Pink Campaign.

Synopsis:

Julie and Beau travel to Biloxi Mississippi to take possession of River Song a house in Beau’s family.  Beau is the son of Monica Guidry and her friend Julie becomes his guardian.   Monica is recently deceased.   Julie thinks that she will stay at the house until she sees the remnants of the house left over from hurricane Katrina.   Monica leaves instructions for what Julie is to do to help her son.   Julie slowly meets the family and the Matriarch Amy Guidry.   Amy assists Julie with the rebuilding and by sharing her story that helps them solve the puzzle that Monica left.   What will Julie find? 

My Thoughts:

Ms.  White crafts a wonderful story!  I found the book very engrossing.   I couldn’t wait to see what might happen next.   A mystery is plotted with precision throughout the story.

This story covers two very powerful hurricanes “Katrina” and “Camille.”  Each one was powerful and destructive in its own way.  Camille is a little before my time but I remember the devastation after Katrina.     I also remember the fortitude of the people who served and had the courage to start over.  Do you think you could do the same?

Ratings:

4.5/5

Karen would love to hear from you.   You can visit her on Facebook or her website.



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Winner of the Jane Porter Giveaway

Congratulations to Carl Scott who won the autographed copy.  He has 48 hours to claim his prize. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Are You Ready for Read For Pink?





The past three years I have learned of a program that Penguin has offered titled Read For Pink.  Last year I found the website and decided that we at Writer’s Corner would share the special novels that are featured.  I have included a list below.  Some of these novels will be featured this month here.   This is the fourth year of the program for Penguin and they have donated $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  The plan is to donate the same amount this year. 


Here are some important facts from Erin Galloway at Penguin: 
- “Our Read Pink titles go on sales September 24, 2013 and are listed below.
- Each of the books will have Read Pink seals on the cover.
- Information about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) will be printed in the back of each book, letting the reader know where they can learn more about BCRF and their efforts to fight breast cancer.”



 Penguin’s donation is not tied to sales of these books.  The donation will be provided regardless of sales to BCRF.



Here is a little about the company Penguin Group (USA): “Is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House company.  Read Pink® is a registered trademark and service mark of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. 


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is responsible for many important discoveries in the fight against breast cancer.  It is important to continue to support the fight.



Trade Paperback Titles:
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck
The Beach Trees by Karen White
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio
Mass Market Titles:
Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas
Perfect Fit by Carly Phillips
Sea Glass Winter by JoAnn Ross
Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose
Lucky Penny by Catherine Anderson
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Pitch Perfect by LuAnn McLane