Friday, May 2, 2014

Catching Air into a Great Experience!



Thank you to Atria Books and  Netgalley for sending me a copy of Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen.  Now what is Catching Air?  It is defined as something that happens during  a snow boarding run.

Synopsis:

Alyssa and Rand are excited to be opening a Bed and Breakfast in Killington Vermont.  It is the first time they will put down roots and they have invited Rand’s brother  Peter and his wife  Kira to assist.  The family has had a checkered past but can they come together to run a business?  Life starts to come together in Vermont  when a stranger enters their lives.  Dawn has left her former life and is only looking for a break from being on the run.  Through various experiences she decides to stay and help, but for how long? 

My Thoughts:

I always look forward to Sarah’s next novel.  This one will not disappoint!  The story keeps moving throughout  the pages.  Once again Sarah takes us away but this time to Vermont.  The Bed and Breakfast was great setting for how this novel unfolds.  It is more background detail because of how strong the characters are.   These characters make you want to know what will happen next.    The only thing I didn’t enjoy much was a little predictability.  The Sarah did a great job of playing the characters off of one another.   I also really felt for some of the character’s circumstances.

She leaves you with a question.  Is what you want more important the relationship?  She answers this question in various ways with each character.  Can one’s desire outweigh what is best in the situation?

One of the best I have ever read by Sarah Pekkanen.

Rating:
4.9/5

Please visit Sarah on her Facebook page, Twitter, and her Website.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kristin Hannah Short The Glass Case



The Glass Case, Kristin Hannah was a special short story release. 

Synopsis:

This short story by Kristin Hannah tells the story of April.  She still lives in the small town that she grew up in…much to her mother’s dismay.    Since her mother has passed away; and April now has a family of her own.  She still feels guilt about not living up to all that her mother wished for her.  However, when a major crisis occurs April comes to realize what is most important in her life.  How will she cope in this crisis?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this short story by Hannah.   I was amazed at how much emotion she could pack into such few pages.   Fans of her newer books will definitely enjoy this story.  I really related to this tale as I am now a mom who still lives in the same town I grew up in, and have sometimes wondered how my life would have been altered if I had chosen a different path.  I also give credit to any author who can make tear up in fewer than 50 pages.  By Alicia Kociuba

Rating:

4.5/5

Please visit Kristin on her Facebook page,  and Her Website.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Virtual Nighstand April 27, 2014

Good afternoon!    Well May is almost upon us and the celebration for 100 followers.    I might have a surprise giveaway this week.  Stay tuned and don't miss a thing.  We will be celebrating 4 years of Writer's Corner and International Chick Lit Month. The focus will be the Casting Couch that includes some great post from authors you love such as Sarah Pekkanen, Beth Hoffman, Mary Kay Andrews, and more.

Now for the books on the Nightstand.

Virtual:




































Tempt Me Cowboy by Megan Crane

Physical: