Saturday, November 22, 2008

Contest


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"January 11, 2005: A massive storm rages throughout the western states. Angry, churning water spills over the banks of the Virgin River, already at twice its’ normal capacity, resulting in what will become known in the area as the flood of the century.

When Carmen Anderson returns to the tiny town of Prosper, Arizona that she fled as a teenager, she has no idea that a devastating storm is on the way.

While struggling to get to her teenage daughter, who is stranded in the small town by flood waters, Carmen realizes that her biggest challenge lies in facing the secret that has been locked away in her heart for the past fifteen years –
a secret that has kept out a family who loves her, and the man who would do anything to be by her side."

Here is a fun and easy contest from new author Suzanne V. Reese. Her book sounds like an interesting read and I can't wait to get a copy and read it myself.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sapre Change by Aubrey Mace

Riley is tired of making New Year's resolutions she knows she won't keep, so when her mother insists on each member of the family making their yearly resolution, Riley decides to keep it simple. She is going to save all her pennies for the year and use them to buy herself something nice. Her lavish dreams quickly scale down when she realizes how slowly the pennies add up. Soon she decides to donate the money to help with cancer research. When others find out about her resolution, the money begins to pore in. As she works on this project she meets Paul, a grumpy bank teller and starts receiving notes and pennies from a secret admirer.

Spare Change by Aubrey Mace is a lighthearted tale with something for everyone. The characters are well written and fun to read. Riley is a likable character with plenty of interesting quirks. The story moves along at a brisk pace, and even though Riley learns and grows through the story, the author manages this without getting preachy. I do wish the romance had been a little more developed but all in all, this was a fun book and a totally clean romance.