Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Giveaway and Book Review
The winner is Claudia! I drew names, and only wish I had one for each of you. I will be checking out your fave authors for my next books, and stay tuned for more giveaways coming soon from me!!
Thank you to Frances Dowell for the opportunity to discover your storytelling. I was sent this book to preview and enjoyed it very much. My friend Mary who used to work for the Library of Congress, and after retirement worked as school librarian for her son's school, bought Ms Dowell's books for young adults, was happy to hear she was writing for adults.
I'm not a professional critic, just a happy reader who knows what she likes.
I woke up this morning missing the characters in Frances O'Roark Dowell's new novel Birds in the air.
I found this lighthearted book easy to read.
I love a "slice of life" book and I found myself immersed in this modern day story.
The characters are so real and developed I began to think of them as friends and actually miss them today! I want to know what they are doing now.
I relate to the main character Emma. A writer who discovers the love of quilting and longs to belong in her new town. I have been in a similar situation.
The dialogue and story line are real and engaging and quilters will love being reminded of their introduction to quilt making.
I want to know more. Frances, please stop what you're doing and go write.
Stop eating, sleeping, and watching tv, and go write another story for us to enjoy!
This is the author's response to my review...
" ... the book comes out September 24th. Have we talked about doing a give away? If you want to hold off until the 24th and offer a give-away, I’ll mail a book directly to the winner"
So there you have it, a chance to win a copy of this novel. Hot off the presses.
In order to win a copy simply leave a comment below. Entertain me... tell me about an author you enjoy so much you've read just about everything they've written.
I keep a sort of account of books I've read since starting the blog on my book review page here
I'll start... I've read all the books by: Maeve Binchy & Rosamund Pilcher and a few others
I've read most books by: Diana Gabaldon, Rhys Bowen, Sara Dunnant
I have read many books by Laura Child, Nora Roberts, Jude Deveraux (Oh! a Knight in shining armor... )
I am reading as fast as I can several other series and love to read.... how about you?
I'll choose a winner , probably a drawing to be fair, and the author, Frances Dowell will send you a new book to read. Closing date for entry will be Sept 26th.
Make sure to leave an email address
Good luck and thank you for reading my words each week.