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And the Winner is…

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who checked out the Author Spotlight last week and thanks to those who participated in the drawing. A special thanks goes to Author, Luciana Cavallaro, for participating in the Interview and offering a giveaway. Three people participated in the drawing, I went to Random.org and entered the parameters of 1 and 3.

Drum roll, please…

 

Congratulations goes to … Commenter #1. Congratulations Dawn H.!!! You are the lucky winner of an ecopy of Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro. I will be emailing to find out which format you prefer. Congrats again!

 

Thanks again to all who participated. Make sure to be on the lookout for future Spotlights and Giveaways. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful week filled with great books.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
~Oscar Wilde

 

Continuing with the theme from yesterday, I have re-read To Kill a Mockingbird numerous times. I love re-reading books. I have an entire shelf dedicated to books that I have re-read so much that I can pick up a book and immediately go to my favorite passages, for a quick pick-me-up. However, I have met several people that wish to only read a book once and then move on.

What about all of you…do you enjoy re-reading books? If so, which stories top your list?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Sasee Review

Waterline

By: Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

Virginia Ross’ life has been turned upside down. Now living on her beloved Chaucer, she is determined to document all of her husband’s assets in order to have a fair divorce settlement. (It is the least she deserves after discovering his affair.) However, when she returns home to her boat she is greeted by the shocking news of her soon-to-be-ex’s death. Now under suspicion as a person of interest, Virginia must learn to balance out her new life with the help of her old friends. Along the way, she stumbles across some horrifying details that may connect her husband’s case to some unsolved mysteries. As she tries to make sense of everything, Virginia’s own life becomes hazardous and she must put her own safety, first.

Waterline gives readers of every genre something to appreciate. There’s the suspense with the murder plot, there’s the details of boat life, some romance, and even a feisty, adorable cat. Huntsinger weaves multiple incidents and storylines into one fascinating page turner. Readers who enjoy suspense stories, with a hint of romance will enjoy this book. The story seamlessly envelops the beautiful South Carolina coast and the rich history of its culture, in a contemporary mystery.  Right from the start with the unique quotes that foreshadow Virginia’s twisted life, this book flows quickly. Readers will be swept up in the author’s passion about boats, South Carolina and historical reenactments.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Notes:

This review was written for Sasee Magazine. To learn more about them, please visit their website.

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What are you reading?

Hi Everyone,

It was another crazy weather week, warm to cold to warm again. Even today, rainy this morning, warm yet the sun and clouds can’t agree on how light it should be. With the weather being what it is, and the fact that my NFL teams are out of the playoffs, the boys and I have decided to curl up, while I catch up on reading.

What are you doing on this Sunday afternoon? Is the weather nice where you are? Or are you staying indoors and escaping through a majestic book?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

~Ivan Turgenev

 

 

Has there been something in your life that you waited to start? If so, have you dived in yet?

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Book Trailer Thursday

Hi Everyone,

This week’s trailer is an extra-special treat. Nicki Leone from SIBA, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, has posted several Book Trailers featuring authors reading selections from their work. Click here to view those videos.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin Your Day…

“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.”

~Anne Rice

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A Halloween Treat

Hi Everyone,

Happy Halloween!!! I am super excited this morning. I get to attend a luncheon today, where author Diane Chamberlain will be speaking. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about her latest book. Early last year, I had the pleasure of reading Necessary Lies and that story has stayed close to my heart and mind all this time. (You can read my review of it, here.) I am very grateful for this special opportuntiy.

Have a fabulous Friday everyone! And I hope your Halloween is filled with treats!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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My Sister’s Books Review #57

My Sister’s Keeper

By: Jodi Picoult

Modern Times, Rhode Island

Family Dynamics

 

Anna knows she was born to save her sister’s life, but after thirteen years she is ready to make her own medical decisions.  Her sister has had almost-terminal cancer for as long as she can remember and her family revolves around the diagnosis. As Anna seeks legal representation, the routine of her family is tossed upside down and her sister’s prognosis hangs in the balance.

From the very first sentence, Jodi Picoult has weaved a powerful tale, centered around every parent’s worst nightmare. With one child sick, this family tries to do everything they can to keep her alive, as most adults can relate too. However, the author’s ability to switch points-of-view between the various characters, illustrates this situation from each heartbreaking side. Readers will appreciate the different fonts that are used to emphasize each character’s personality, as well as the memories that help develop the plot. The commanding, gripping and controversial ending will leave readers debating long-after they have read the book.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:

This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, please visit their website.

Similar Authors:

Elizabeth Berg, Diane Chamberlain, Jacquelyn Mitchard

 

Links: Available in store and online:

Paperback:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0006093232&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

Epub:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0009897554&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

Blio:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0008723488&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

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