Friday, July 4, 2014

Kindle Giveaway

Inspired Kathy has a giveaway going on currently for a Kindle Fire HDX, Pay pal Giftcard.  Don't miss this opportunity!  Here is the link to the rafflecopter.


Enter to win 1 of 2 great prizes. Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash! The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter. June Kindle Fire  

Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who is the True Winner?



In her debut Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane Kelly Harms introduces us to two Jeanine Browns.  Also there is plenty of food!  More on that shortly!

Synopsis: 
Jeanine Brown (Janey) did not want to enter this contest for a dream house.  She is a seamstress who loves to cook.  The house is located in Christmas Cove Maine.  This would mean leaving her comfort zone in Cedar Rapids Iowa.  Janey's aunt Midge is eighty-eight years old and her only living relative.  She has dreamed of this house and will not take no for the answer.  On the other side of town is another Jeanine Brown (Nean) who is dying to leave the life she currently has.  So when the announcer announces that Jeanine Brown won Nean leaves instantly for Maine.  Who is the true winner?  What will the two Jeanines do when they meet? How does Aunt Midge figure into the equation?

My Thoughts: 

I won a copy of this from a blog a Tasty Read.  I did enjoy the novel.   I was surprised how much food played a role in this story.  I wonder if recipes exist on the author’s website.  I don’t know that I could cook the way Janey does.  I am more of a baker similar to Nean.   The author uses food as a buffer for Janey to deal with her shyness.  Nean uses her independence to push to people away.  Aunt Midge holds it all together for all the characters in the novel. 

 I did find it funny at times.  I believe that everyone will enjoy this novel.  I look forward to reading the next one.

Rating:

4.25/5

Please visit Kelly on her Website.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop



Welcome to the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop.  We are thrilled to host this blog hop over at Writer’s Corner.  I have some prizes and author swag for you.  This hop will run from July 2-9th.   This open to US residents only.   The prizes in specific are:  

 A copy of Joy Castro’s Hell or Highwater:  

Nola Cespedes is a reporter for the Times Picayune a New Orleans newspaper, and just beginning her career in the newspaper business.   Shea has been writing many society pieces for the newspaper.  One day her boss Bailey comes with a story at first that Nola does not want to touch.  He talks her into taking the story about sexual assault offenders that are off the grid in New Orleans.   Nola starts to tackle the story what else will she find?  She has the support of her girlfriends and family.


A copy of  So Far Away by Meg Mitchell Moore: 

Natalie is assigned a project by her teacher Mrs. Ramirez to do an independent project.  Her teacher has left it a mystery as to what the students should do for this project.   School has not been easy for her because of her former best friend Hannah cyber bullying.  Natalie makes a discovery of a notebook which leads her to Kathleen Lynch a widower who works at the Archives in Boston, and is a widower. They work together on Natalie’s special project.  Will their relationship grow?  Will Natalie be able to solve her bullying problem?


A copy of Search Me by Erin Petscher.


See the rafflecopter. 
Enjoy your freedom to Read!



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