Friday, June 28, 2013

Does Love Endure?

Thank you to Lit Fuse Publicity Group and Tracie Peterson for sending me a copy of The Quarryman’s Bride.  I am a huge fan of Tracie’s writing.   I am excited to share the latest novel.


Emmalyne is about to wed Tavin McLachlan when tragedy strikes her family.  The two youngest daughters are causalities from a tornado.  Their deaths especially affect the father.   He decides that the wedding will not happen due to an old custom and Emmalyne feels she must obey, but feels conflicted about her feelings for Tavin.  What will happen to Tavin?  As the years go by how will she and Tavin reconcile their feelings?  Is there any hope for the future?

My Thoughts:

Tracie is one of my favorite authors.  She has a way of telling a story that grasps you from the beginning to the very end.  The master of storytelling has mastered another tale.  The development of conflict between the McLachlan family and the Knoxs that creates great emotion.  You can see this through the struggles that Tavin, Emmalyne, and Mr. Knox.

   Any woman could identify with Emmalyne’s conflict between obeying her father and following her heart to Tavin McLachlan.  My heart went out to her in this delimma and I wondered how she would maintain hope?  

This time the setting is in Minnesota and the lake of shinning waters.  The writer is very descriptive of the time and the surroundings.   I can’t wait to see more from Tracie.  This novel is a treasure to read.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Check Out Angela's Escapades in I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk

The destination chose New York City by way of London England.  Is what I Heart New York is all about.


Angela is attending her best friend Louisa’s wedding in London England,  when she discovers something in her car.  All she wants is to change her shoes from these dreadful louboutins that she had to wear for the ceremony.  Mark her boyfriend surprises her with his cheating partner.  Angela’s world collapses as she realizes that her world has changed forever.  Her answer leave go to New York City in the United States.  Angela arrives with little more than the louboutins and her bridesmaid dress.  Enter Jenny her new best friend who helps Angela heal from her heartache and take a different path.  Angela is confronted by many changes but what will she choose?

My Thoughts:

I have heard a lot about this series and the initial book of the series I Heart New York.  I am always game for trying new authors.  I loved how the writing seemed to flow.  I could have taken a little less of the sex issues between certain characters.  I liked Angela as a character and thought her cohort Jenny was great as well.  The author does a great job describing Angela’s dilemma and her indecisiveness.  I just didn’t find myself loving the book as much as I thought.

A popular plot in the chick lit genre is woman dumped by boyfriend and trying to start over.  I have actually loved a lot of these plots because it is exciting to see what the main character will choose to do.  For instance in I Heart New York, Angela’s growth in character after her decision to leave London.    I wish I had a credit card limit like hers.   What would you try if you had the chance to start over?