Saturday, March 1, 2014

Jessica Gordon Tour with Chick Lit Plus

Jessica has been to Writer's Corner before and now she is back with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.  Here is a little about the novel:


Shoshana Thompson is 26 years old, miles from home, and engaged to Andrew Walsh, the last single Walsh brother of one of Washington, D.C.'s wealthiest families. Throughout her engagement she becomes enamored with the Walsh lifestyle. 

Life in the fast lane comes to a screeching halt when Shoshana develops feelings for another man. When she discovers the feelings may not be one-sided, things are about to get a lot more complicated. This man is not only part of her fancy new world, he is also completely off-limits.

You can purchase the novel on amazon.


Jessica Gordon is a Johns Hopkins University alumna for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the Writing Seminars program and her master’s degree in communications.

After working in the corporate world for several years, Jessica decided to return to her first love: creative writing. Jessica takes her readers to the prominent Washington, D.C. area where her characters navigate through the complex world of family, in-laws, and love.

Visit Jessica on her website or her twitter page.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Are You Ready to Create Some Memories?

Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for a copy of the Avalon Ladies
Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee.   Come and create some memories. 


The author introduces us to several members of the Avalon Society.  We will meet Betty Shelton the president of the Avalon Ladies’ Scrapbooking Society.  Also you will be a member if Betty has anything to say about it.   Her neighbor Isabel knows firsthand how Betty works.   Then there is Ava and her little boy who helped cost Isabel her marriage.   How will they get along?  Then you have Madeline and Connie who run the local tea house and also host the scrapbooking societies meetings.   There are many other society members to introduce you to…

My Thoughts:

I am not a huge scrapbooking fan myself.  I thought it was interesting learning about the craft.  I had a really hard time staying interested in the story.  Betty Shelton is the character of the novel.  There is a lot more to Betty than meets the eye.  She creates great comic relief.  There are many other characters that I could introduce you to but I feel that would take away from the story.  

One aspect of this novel is the number of main characters within the story.  Authors face great challenges trying to cover many characters in one story.  There were times that I was really interested but felt it went on too long.  There are some neat character vignettes in the novel but I often asked how do these relate to the novel?

I am afraid that I wasn’t a fan of this one.



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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Virtual Nightstand February 23, 2014

Welcome to this weeks Virtual Nightstand post.  Don't forget the Kindle Fire HDX giveaways that currently going on.  I am growing with excitement for May and what I have to share with you.  The weather has blocked me from going to as many signings down here.


Physical Nightstand: