Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"One True Heart" Book Tour

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes us back to Harmony, Texas—a small town where love blooms and secrets of the past threaten to alter the future…

Millanie McAllen is always logical. But after returning to her childhood home, she learns that some things are beyond explanation—like her undeniable passion for Drew Cunningham…

After finding success as a singer on the road, Beau Yates returns to Harmony to make peace with his dying father—only to find the woman he’s been dreaming of for years. But the secrets they discover might be too much for him to bear…

When Johnny Wheeler is charged with his wife’s murder, he turns to the only person who believes he’s innocent. Fortune teller Kare Cunningham’s life has always danced around reality—but Johnny is able to ground her like no other…

As their paths cross in new, captivating directions, the townspeople of Harmony need to learn to love and let go in order to live together in their little slice of heaven.

"Filled with amazing people."~~Romance Reviews Today

Release date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
IBN: 978-0-425-26841-4
Retail price: USA $7.99

Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 41 novels and 13 short story collections. A five-time RITA winner, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

My Thoughts...

"One True Heart" was such a fun read, it was like visiting old friends and also meeting some new ones. Even though this is a 'Harmony' series book it can also be read as a stand-alone-book.

The story has humor, mystery and romance. It doesn't get any better than that!

Jodi Thomas has written another best I always say; "I've never read a Jodi Thomas book that I didn't like, and this one was no exception."

I received this book from the author, Jodi Thomas,  for this book tour to review.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

Monday, March 23, 2015

"Jane Fairfax"

"Jane Fairfax"

Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816. In the mid-1990s it became a favorite movie for millions of new admirers.

A key reason for Emma's success is that the story has two heroines-Emma Woodhouse and Jane Fairfax. In Austen's novel, Jane's backgound is left obscure, and the turmoil underlying her current reduced circumstances is mysterious.

At last we learn her whole story in Joan Aiken's superb retelling of Emma-this time from Jane Fairfax's point of view. When Jane Fairfax was published in hardcover, Aiken's wit, style, and skill prompted Booklist to say, "Brilliant...extraordinarily well done and highly recommended." I have to agree with Booklist.

My Thoughts...

I recently found this book while meandering around in Barnes & Noble one day. I love many of the sequels of the Jane Austen books. Since Emma is my favorite book by Jane Austen, and when I noticed the title of this book I knew I just had to have it to read. I found that it was a worthy companion to the original book Emma. It will have a special place on my bookshelf right beside the book Emma. 

I loved this book and awarded it 5 stars. However, I think you will only enjoy the book if you are a Jane Austen fan and have read the book Emma, or at least have seen the movie. I personally have seen the movie several times. I never bore of Emma, her character is one I've come to have a love/hate relationship with. But in the end I find I love her and her bossy ways.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Heartbreak Hotel" Book Tour

In her effortlessly winning novels Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach charmed readers and critics alike with her generous prose and hilarious dialogue. With Heartbreak Hotel, Moggach has triumphed once again.

When retired actor and irrepressible ladies man Buffy decides to leave London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is getting himself into. In possession of a rundown bed and breakfast that leans more toward the shabby than the chic and is, quite literally, miles from nowhere, Buffy realizes that he needs to fill the beds--and fast. Otherwise, his vision of the pastoral countryside will go up in smoke. 

Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who's been unexpectedly dumped by her (not-so) nebbish boyfriend; and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle.

But under Buffy's watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers finds that they have more in common than perhaps they first thought. A charmingly escapist romantic comedy that will captivate even the most determined urbanite, Heartbreak Hotel is a supreme entertainment.

About the author...

Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels including "Tulip Fever", for which a film adaptation will premiere in cinemas in 2015, and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", which was made into the very popular movie starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film of "Pride and Prejudice", which was nominated for a BAFTA, and the forthcoming adaptation on Helen Simonson's "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand." Her latest novel, "Heartbreak Hotel" was published by The Overlook Press on March 3, 2014. For more information, please visit