All Posts Tagged With: "cancer"

The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan FREE COPY

Kelly C

ENTER to Win a FREE Copy:

  • Leave a Comment Below

  • Make sure you’re subscribed to e-newsletter, so you’re informed of winner

  • Deadline April 30th, 2009 midnight EST

  • U.S. & Canada Residents Only; No P.O. Boxes Please

Good Luck!!

 

It’s Not Your Mother’s Bridge Club, Michele Cozzens

Bridgeclubcover5 (1)

To Enter to Win a FREE Copy of It’s Not Your Mother’s Bridge Club:

  • Subscribe to the Words To Mouth e-newsletter, so you’ll be sure to be informed of the winner
  • Comment on another Book Review or Book Lover Blog Website about this book and Words To Mouth, then post the link in the comments section below…great way to inform the Words To Mouth community of other booklover resources and help spread the word about It’s Not Your Mother’s Bridge Club!
  • As always, I’d love hearing from you at 206–309–7318
  • Carrie’s Conversation with Michele:

    What inspired you to write It’s Not Your Mother’s Bridge Club?
    It’s Not Your Mother’s Bridge Club is the story of a group of women who gather monthly to play the dice game, “bunko.” I’ve been part of bunko group for the past eight years. This means eight years of first-Thursday-of-the-month, girls’-night-out experiences, and each time I get together with these women they make me laugh, they make me cry, and they make me know I’ve got friends on whom I can rely when I truly need them. Since millions of American women belong to bunko groups, I believed they’d be able to relate to the women of the Snake Eyes Dice Club. And so I created a group of fictional characters. I’ve tried to make them as funny and interesting as my real life friends . . . but this was a tall order.COZENS

    Give us an idea of the plot without giving too much away.
    This is primarily a character study. Most bunko groups have 12 players who play a simple dice game that takes very little thought and no strategy. I reduced the number to eight. Believe me it was enough having eight fictional women living in my head as I wrote their story. The characters are middle-aged and middle-to upper-middle class, and they live in a desert community, the Rattlesnake Valley. What they have in common is their

    The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan

    Kelly C

    You may have already seen this, but it touched me so much, I can’t resist posting it on my website. I contacted Kelly’s publicist in hopes she’d agree to be on Words To Mouth ~ Let’s hope she says “Yes!”

    Barefoot, Elin Hilderbrand (review)

    BAREFOOT ~ A beach house, two sisters, and a girlfriend…Sounds heavenly–relaxing, even with a couple kids in tow…

    Now, I can handle a bit of vomit and lost luggage, but Hilderbrand mercilessly tugs at all of my feminine heartstrings; marriage, motherhood, sisterhood, and friendship…oh, and that pesky fear-of-death thing.

    Meet the Girls: 

    • Melanie deals with infertility overshadowed by infidelity, and then further complicated with pregnancy — “POW!”
    • Brenda’s promising academic career hangs in jeopardy due to an entirely separate affair—this one seemingly harmless, except for the minor detail that it was with one of her students — “ZING!” 
    • And then there’s Vicki  with two small children to raise and hit with a cancer diagnosis — “BAM!”

    Pan to the dark clouds parting, casting light down upon the crown of an attractive college student, Josh, who ends up being so much more to these conflicted women than a “Guy Friday” (Hence, Self magazine’s “Beaches meets The Graduate” review).

    And this is all just in the first chapter…

    Phew! And here I thought I was in for a relaxing day on Nantucket’s shores. I need a vacation, just trying to keep up with these gals. 

    All facetiousness aside…Barefoot was my first of Hilderbrand’s books, but not my last. It’s a quick read with a poignant underlying theme and resolution. Her descriptions made me anxious for that coveted time at my family’s North Carolina beach house. Thank God, I don’t have to deal with all the Barefoot turmoil.

    I love what Hilderbrand shares in the “Conversation” at the end of the book. She says, “I had claimed that, after A Summer Affair (her next novel due out July 1st). was complete, I would take a ‘year off.’ My ‘year off’ lasted for about two weeks. Writing is like a genetic disease…and I can’t seem to find a cure!” 

    Now, THAT’s good news for us!!

     www.HachetteBookGroupUSA.com

    **As stated in my audio interview with Robert Hicks (A Guitar and a Pen), the first person to call and leave a voice mail message at 206–309–7318 wins the one-and-only FREE copy of Barefoot!

    You can always comment below or email me at Carrie@WordsToMouth.com

    Be sure to subscribe to get Words To Mouth delivered to your computer for FREE!

    • Subscribe

      Subscribe in iTunes

      Podacast RSS Feed

    • About WordstoMouth

      Carrie created Words-to-Mouth—a blog & companion Internet talk show introducing new book releases and their authors to a community interested in excellent writing that may not  necessarily top the New York Times Bestseller List—Yet! To learn more about Carrie, click here