Friday, December 12, 2014

How to Heal and Receive Forgiveness

Today I am sharing a Read for Pink novel The Time Between by Karen White.  Karen writes historical fiction.  Her stories are full of relationship and conflict.  Did I truly enjoy the novel or was it a dud?


Eleanor is taking care of her sister as a means of guilt searching for her forgiveness.  She is haunted by the death of her father.  Eleanor was seventeen years old, when Eve had her accident and was taken to the hospital.  As a result of the accident Eve is confined to a wheelchair. The accident would be a defining moment in both their lives.  Her life is complicated by working two jobs to make ends meet.  She works at a law firm during the day, a Piano Player in a bar at night. While working there, she encounters her boss Finn Beaufin, and offers her a position to take care of his aunt, Helena Szarka. She finds herself drawn to Helen through their mutual experiences in life.  Plus, the choices she’s made, like how she’s not married.  Can they forgive the people who mean the most in their lives? Can they help each other heal?

My Thoughts:

This novel was fantastic! I loved the mixture of fiction and history blended in together.  Ms. White did a fantastic job describing each character. Eleanor is a great protagonist. At the same time, I wanted her not to feel so much guilt for herself. I guess it was due to the many circumstances such as the accident and the death of her father.  Ms. White draws you towards the character of Eleanor and offer comfort. The relationship that she has with Helena throughout makes for great conflict throughout the novel.   

The writing was flawless, and the tone wad dramatic. If you are into contemporary fiction, then I suggest you check this book out. by Josephine Mattia

Rating: 5/5

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Will Big Stone Gap Ever Be the Same?

Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani is the final novel in the Big Stone Gap Series.  For me this was an introduction to some great characters.  I certainly hope that you will enjoy them too!


Ave Maria has recently returned from Italy and her daughter’s wedding.  How will life continue now that the nest is empty?  Memories resurface about her son Joe who died of Leukemia.  All of sudden she receives a call from her husband’s work stating he has had a heart attack.  Ave Maria rushes to the hospital and finds this list or a bucket list her husband has written.  Can she let him know that she has found it?  Ave Maria suddenly finds herself with obligations to the town theater and as well as her friends.  What surprises are in store for both Ave Maria and Jack?

My Thoughts: 

This is my second Adriana Trigiani novel. I very much enjoyed it.  I listened to this novel.  I thought the narration was excellent.  It left me with feeling quite contented.  I feel that this is what truly makes a novel great!

The only major negative for me is that this novel is the last in the series.  I knew more of the story then I would have liked to because the previous novels were mentioned.  I still very much enjoyed the story. 

The characters were well developed.  Ave Maria has grown over the previous novels to include her current doubts and fears.  The author in the plot uses a major incident with Jack to change her.  Jack is the calming force behind the gusto of Ave Maria.  Then there is the rest of the town that adds great color to the story.



Please visit Adriana Trigiani on her Facebook page, Twitter, and her Website.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Special Giveaway Treat from Jane Green

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings from Writer's Corner.  I am sharing a great giveaway for Tempting Fate by Jane Green—a New York Times bestseller in hardcover this past year. It was released in paperback last month.

Here is a  taste of Tempting Fate:  

Gabby has the perfect family she absolutely loves her husband Elliot and her two daughters Olivia and Alaina.  One night while her family is out Gabby decides to go out with her married friends.  They think what harm could happen when going to a bar and flirting with some guys there.  They would never take it any further or would they?  Or more specifically would Gabby?  She meets Matt that night and they start a friendship.  Gabby tells herself that it won’t go any further than friendship.  Will she change her mind?  What consequences occur from that one choice?  Will they be able to forgive? 

The winner will receive:  one copy of the novel, and two sets of custom Tempting Fate wine charms.  The charms are a four piece set of a purse, a shoe, sunglasses, and a goblet. 

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