Monday, August 26, 2013

Books to Movie Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Movies to books giveaway hop!  This hop will run from August 27-September 3 2013. Writer’s Corner we will be featuring a novel by Debbie Macomber in honor of her new show Cedar Cove.  Thank you to our friends at Random House Marketing for the copies of this novel.  Celeste will tell us more about Starting Now.

Have you ever had a day that started out well, only to feel like someone pulled the rug out from beneath your feet?  This is what happened to the central character Libby Morgan in the novel "Starting Now" by Debbie Macomber.
Libby is a dedicated successful lawyer with her eye on a partnership.  Libby has paid her dues, (6 years at her firm, expert in the field of estate planning, earned an impressive amount of billable hours), and was well liked by a key client of the firm.  An offer of partner should have been a no brainer.  Imagine Libby's surprise when she is handed a pink slip and a severance package.  The world as Libby knew it no longer existed.  Libby had to make a new world for herself...starting now.
My Thoughts
The characters and the places are vividly described in “Starting Now”.  I felt like I was watching a movie as I read the developing plot in the book.  The issues faced by the characters in the book are realistic.  The story was engaging and enjoyable, sad, yet joyful.  I was able to relate to Libby Morgan’s character as well as other characters in the book. The characters felt like old friend by the end of the book.  I found myself caring what happened to the characters, how they resolved their issues.  How would Libby rebuild her life?  Would she learn from her past mistakes or continue down the same worn out path?
I have two copies to giveaway.  This part is open only US residents.  To enter please leave  your e-mail and tell me what you think of the best movie to book or book to movie.  What made them so great? 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

In My Mailbox August 25th 2013

Blogger Girl by Meridith Schorr

The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots by Karla Atkins

On Folly Beach by Karen White

I am reading: 



Celeste is starting on her Read For Pink novel this week.

Other big news of the week don't miss The Books to Movie giveaway hop which starts tomorrow.  Also the end of this week is the Decatur Book Festival.  I will be live tweeting and sharing photos.  I will also be on hand for the Launch party for Emma and Nicola 's novel The First Affair.