$15 Amazon/PayPal-WW-To Fall In Love Again-David Burnett Ends 3/22

Monday, March 2, 2015

Like " The Handfasting" ( you can see my review here ) this is a sensitive and realistic romance which will have you tearing up at several junctures but laughing at others. Families really do cause trouble without meaning to and little children do know what is real!

Drew's wife died--Amy's husband cheated on her then committed suicide (probably). Could love come again-against all odds? Both Drew and Amy felt an instant connection when they met on an airplane and started "dating". Then his world and her hurt conspire to pull them apart. Can they forgive and forget?

Drew Nelson did not plan to fall in love that morning!

He did not plan to talk with anyone. He did not plan to make a new friend.
He resisted all of Amy’s attempts to draw him out− at the hotel, at the airport, on the airplane− giving hurried responses and burying his face in a pile of papers.

But when the flight attendant offered coffee, and a muscle in Amy’s back twitched as she reached for it, and the cup tipped, and the hot liquid puddled in Drew’s lap, then they began to talk!

Earlier in the year, each had lost a spouse of over thirty years. Drew’s wife had died of a brain tumor, Amy’s husband when his small airplane nose-dived to earth, the engine at full throttle − an accident, it was ruled.
They live in the same city. Both have grandchildren. They are about the same age. Consciously, or not, they both are looking to love again.

But relationships do not exist in vacuums. Drew is wealthy, and Amy is middle class. Amy is “new” in town – she and her husband moved to Charleston twenty-five years ago – while Drew’s family has lived there for three centuries. Drew lives below Broad, a code word for high society, old families, power, and money. Amy’s home is across the river.

Class warfare may be less violent than it was in the past, but when Drew invites Amy to the St Cecelia Ball, battle lines are drawn.

In a city in which ancestry is important, the ball’s membership is passed from father to son, and only those from the oldest families are members.

Family, friends, co-workers all weigh in on their relationship and choose sides. Allies are found in unexpected places. Opposition comes from among those who were thought to be friends. Though they are gone, even their spouses − through things they have done and things they have said − wield influence in the conflict that follows.

Is Drew is one of them, the rich snobs who despise Amy? Does he truly love her?

Does Amy care for Drew? Can she trust him, or is he simply using her?

As each questions the other’s motives, their feelings for each other are tested.

Do Drew and Amy truly want to fall in love again?

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"To Fall In Love Again is a beautiful and gentle love story that just has to be read." 
- review from Amazon

"The story was heart-warming and touching and showed that differences don’t always have to be that important." - review from Amazon

"It's a breath of fresh air to have a romance that doesn't follow the usual format, the fact that the characters were older and everything didn't just fall into place was very realistic." 
- review from Goodreads

About the author

David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.
He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael's journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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$25 Amazon/PP-WW-Try Your Luck March Hop Event-Ends 3/17

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hi again--time to thank Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views for putting this hop together!! And don't forget to check out the other participating blogs-each blog is offering a prize worth at least $25-you can find the clickable list after the Rafflecopter below.

I can't believe it is March 1st already-it seems like it was just January 1st. Such is the life of a bookkeeper-even a semi retired one-especially with the winter we have been having--I don't remember having to reschedule as many times as I have this year. Every time I THINK I have everything and every one completed-----and then on 4/1 I start all over again!! Is it any wonder my brain is beginning to feel overwhelmed and my cat is beginning to feel ignored? She is NOT being ignored--she only thinks she is!!

This hop ends on St Patrick's Day--so what is at the other side of that rainbow? A pot of gold of course. Well-I can't give a pot of gold but I will be giving one lucky winner either a $25 Amazon GC or $25 PayPal (their choice) This contest is open world wide. Rafflecopter will be choosing the winner--I will email that winner who will have to reply to my email with their choice of prize and the correct email to send it to--easy right? Well so is my Rafflecopter--so go on and enter--may the luck of the Irish be with you!!

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Sunday Stroll Giveaway Linky 3/1-3/8

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mommie..Again has agreed to co-host Sunday Strolls with me!! AND so has Christy's Cozy Corners. So now you can enter on here or on Mommie..Again or on Christy's Cozy Corners and the links will appear on all three! Please feel free to link up all your wonderful giveaways here!! Link directly to the giveaway. Those linked to websites or main blog pages will be removed. Please use blog name, giveaway title and end date when posting. Post some, Enter Some, Win Some!

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Keep your eyes on my Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ --there will be more giveaways coming all through the month on Miki's Hope. There is a really easy one starting on March 1st at midnight--I may or may not remember to put it in this linky!!

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Book Review-Rebel Queen-Michelle Moran

This book is based on historical fact. The author outlines what has been changed in her prologue. England was really into colonization at one point in history and as George Bernard Shaw in 1897 according to a front piece in the book says:

"Every Englishman is born with a certain miraculous power that makes him master of the world. When he wants a thing, he never tells himself that he wants it. He waits patiently until there comes into his mind, no one knows how, a burning conviction that it is his moral and religious duty to conquer those who have got the thing he wants."

This is the story of India and the people, both villagers and high born leaders. There is one leader who is a female warrior and she breaks purdah for herself and 10 warrior females, carefully chosen to protect her. It is also the story of one of those chosen and how her life and the life of her family is changed forever by the invasion. The British have decided that they want India and will do anything to annex it.

This is a well written and thoughtful book, one I would recommend any person who likes historical novels with the ring of truth. I certainly enjoyed reading it. Remember history so that it does not happen again!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

From the internationally bestselling author of Nefertiti and Cleopatra’s Daughter comes the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi—India’s Joan of Arc—who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom.

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge.

Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies—one male and one female—and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire determined to take away the land she loves.

Told from the unexpected perspective of Sita—Queen Lakshmi’s most favored companion and most trusted soldier in the all-female army—Rebel Queen shines a light on a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction. In the tradition of her bestselling novel, Nefertiti, and through her strong, independent heroines fighting to make their way in a male dominated world, Michelle Moran brings nineteenth-century India to rich, vibrant life.

This book will be published on March 3, 2015

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Michelle Moran was born in southern California. After attending Pomona College, she earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University. During her six years as a public high school teacher, Michelle used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction. She is the international bestselling author of Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter, Madame Tussaud, and The Second Empress. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, and in 2011, her fourth book, Madame Tussaud, was optioned for a mini-series. Recently, Michelle was married in India, and it is no coincidence that her next two books will be set in the East.

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Review - Instacandi - the Perfect Small Gift!

Friday, February 27, 2015

These sweet treats could not have come at a better time for me--I really needed some cheering up after the day that I had. I won't go into it--just know that it was BAD. It is bad enough it has been freezing cold around here!! I was so happy when I opened my mailbox and saw the pretty pink envelope with Instacandi's return address. It was a padded envelope so all the candy was in perfect condition--you know I opened it right away. Actually I received 2 of them! I don't know whether they made a mistake but I am forever grateful. A very pretty card was enclosed as promised with my message on the back

--I had them write CANDY FOR ME! The candy itself was in a small cellophane bag with polka dots. There was some confetti inside with the candy. I didn't waste too much time looking at it--I wanted at that candy.

I had choosen the Happy Candiversary assortment (in pic right above this)-This is what was included:

*Caramel Creams Bullseye
*Chocolate Candy Hearts
*Rainbow Lollipop
*Milky Way
*Mini Hershey Chocolate Bar
*Hershey Kisses
*Lime Sassy Green Striped Candy
*Starburst Fruit Chews
*Hard Candy Fruit Slices
*Lifesavers Hard Candy
*Three Musketeers
*Tootsie Roll Frutie
*Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

These are all miniature sizes-but each was fresh and mouth watering good (I've eaten most of one bag already-like I said it has been a bad, bad day).

Ordering is really simple. They got it to me quickly as well! These would make great gifts for those you want to get a little something to make them feel special.

All packages are $9.99 and include shipping!

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Book Review-Skeletal-Katherine Hayton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I had no idea what this book would be about when I agreed to read and review it. Katherine Hayton really knows how to write and draw the readers in. I could not stop reading this book--I read late into the night! It is not what you think by looking at the cover. It is the recounting of a dead girl's life-told by her-as she is sitting in the courtroom after they finally found her body and are having an inquest! It goes through the whole sordid life this girl lived--from an alcoholic Mom to be constantly bullied and to being contacted by a ghost that is attempting to help her. But all is not as it seems and if I go into much more I will give it all away. I really suggest you read this book--it is an after the the fact psychological murder mystery which you will not soon forget. I know I won't. There is some explicit language actually necessary to the storyline so the author recommends for 17+ only. The author has written two other books which I will be getting eventually.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Three months before she died Daina Harrow faced a bully at school.
Six weeks before she died Daina Harrow suffered an assault in the park.
One week before she died Daina Harrow stole a secret people had killed to hide.

That was ten years ago. Ten long years.

Now, her bones have been found on a building site. A coroner's inquest has been reopened. A parade of witnesses is about to start.
And Daina's here. Watching every day as her mother cries in the courtroom. Watching every day as her friends, and her enemies, and her killers lie about her on the stand.
Watching, and making sure that no matter what the coroner hears, you know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

So help you God.

Warning: this book contains some bad language, and scenes of sexual assault. Recommended for ages 17+ only.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Katherine Hayton is a 41 year old woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and currently resides two minutes walk from where she was born.

For some reason she's developed a rich fantasy life.


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