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Giveaway & Review: The Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

Posted July 7, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Giveaway & Review: The Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang, Chi-Young Kim, Nomoco Published by Abacus on July 7th 2016 Pages: 169 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads This is the story of a dog named Scraggly. Born an outsider because of her distinctive appearance, she spends most of her days in the sun-filled yard of her owner’s house. Scraggly has dreams and aspirations just like the rest of us. But each winter, dark clouds descend and Scraggly is faced with challenges that she must overcome. Through the clouds and even beyond the gates of her owner’s yard lies the possibility of friendship, motherhood and happiness — they are for the taking if Scraggly can just hold on to them, bring them home and build the life she so desperately desires. The Dog Who Dared to Dream is a wise tale of the relationship between dog and man, as well as […]

Giveaway & Review: All Together Now by Gill Hornby

Posted June 10, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Giveaway & Review: All Together Now by Gill Hornby

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.All Together Now by Gill Hornby Published by Abacus on June 2, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 322 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Four strangers in the midst of difficult life transitions find friendship, purpose, and perfect pitch in in this heartfelt comic novel. In the small English village of St. Ambrose, the members of the Bridgeford Community Choir have little in common. But when their singing coach dies unexpectedly before a big contest, the motley group must join forces — and voices — in pursuit of an impossible-seeming goal. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters — including a mother suffering from empty nest syndrome, a middle-aged man who has just lost his job and his family, and a 19-year-old waitress who dreams of reality TV stardom — ALL TOGETHER NOW is a poignant and charming novel about small town life, community, falling in love, and the big rewards […]

Review and Giveaway: The Faithful Couple by A. D. Miller

Posted February 4, 2016 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review and Giveaway: The Faithful Couple by A. D. Miller

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Faithful Couple by A.D. Miller Published by Abacus on February 4, 2016 Genres: Fiction Pages: 320 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail. Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret. Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them. Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges. What happens when you discover that the friendship you can’t live without was always built on a lie? Today I am super excited […]

Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Posted May 22, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill on May 1, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 320 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love. We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories. In the end, we are collected works. A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island—from Chief Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who’s always felt kindly toward him; […]