Winning Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes

The Horse Dancer

I had a very successful giveaway. Fifteen of you took the time to comment on this post. We all love Jojo Moyes.  My winner for THE HORESE DANCER is….

Joanne Savoie! Contratulations, Joanne. You’ve won a fabulous book that you are going to love.

Thank you goes out to Penguin for supplying the giveaway copy of THE HORSE DANCER.  And thanks to all of you for entering. Keep tuned. You know there will be more giveaways soon…..

The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers

The Widow of Wall Street

OMG! I loved this book. It’s going to be a great summer read. Ever wondered if Bernie Madoff’s wife was in on his scheme? I certainly have. “The Widow of Wall Street” gives you the best insight into this type of crime. It’s filled with deception, scandal, and guilt. I ate it up.

Phoebe and Jake Pierce met when they were fifteen. They married after college and had two kids.  Jake started climbing the ladder to huge successes with huge investments. He started his own business and became a monumental player in New York City. They were the “it” couple. They moved from Brooklyn to a seaside mansion in Greenwich, then to a penthouse in Manhattan. Over the years, Jake just kept raking in the dough, or so everyone thought.  While his wife was dripping in diamonds and shod in designer pumps, Jake was working overtime, under cover of daylight, to keep things spinning. This scheme went on until Jake was way into his sixties, his children grown with children of their own,  when everything implodes.

The tension in this novel is palpable. And when everything finally comes to a head you are ready to explode.  Even knowing the inevitable outcome, I still found this book riveting. I didn’t expect to love it. After all, I’m looking for great literary novels right now. But I am so glad I took the time to read this one.  It certainly brings new perspective to the question of” what did the wife know?”

Jake Pierce had an ego the size of China.  And everyone bowed to him. After all, he had never lost money. Everyone invested with Jake. We all know that what goes up surely will come down.  But Jake kept thinking he would someday catch up. What about the families when this happens. Terrible things. People are ruined.  Lives are turned upside down. Trust evaporates. Depression sets in.

So what does Phoebe do once Jake goes to prison? And what did she lose? I was actually shocked to find that the feds can even take an old piece of family jewelry and cracked pottery, underwear and sox.

I think you’ll find yourself reading this novel quickly because it’s so compelling.  I’m still not sure how I feel about Phoebe. But I sure do HATE Jake:)


Randy Susan Meyers

My review copy came from Atria which is a division of Simon and Schuster. I can’t thank them enough. I loved the book!

Acid Watcher Diet by Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACS

Dr, Aviv

Acid Watcher Diet

You may ask why on earth I am posting about a book on acid. I hear you.  I have been dealing with acid reflux for a few years. It’s no fun. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about I say you are the lucky ones:) It’s not a pleasant experience. Some of us have to take medication every day to keep it under control. It can make your life miserable.

Having said all that above, I have come across this amazing book with an actual doable program for relief.  it’s a 28-day “healing” that is worth a try.  I know people who have begun experiencing troubling coughing, heartburn, bloating, and even food cravings later in life. Doctors have done all sorts of testing and not found the culprit. It truly could be acid. If this sounds like something you are experiencing take a look at this book.

The book contains easy to follow recipes and even a quiz to assess acid damage.  I think what got my attention the most is the portion of the book that tells how these symptoms can lead to esophageal cancer. Now that gets attention. No one wants that..

For those of you who follow my blog and are not interested in diet books,  you don’t have to worry, I’m not going to be focusing on any others anytime soon. But this is important.  If it helps one person it’s a good thing.

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. Its’a great book! Oh, and the publisher is Random House. Thanks, guys.

Announcing Another Big Winner!

I have one winner for these two great books and some swag! Very cool.  Congrats go out to 19 cathleen!  I will send you an email right now asking for your mailing address. I have to thank you all for entering. And a big thanks go out to Mira publishers and tandem literary marketing for providing these two great books and some swag:)

Stay tuned as more giveaways are coming your way. Because everyone loves a good giveaway!

Winner of “The Idiot” is….

Elif Batuman

The Idiot

I’m announcing the winner of “The Idiot: by Elif Batuman. This literary novel goes to Judi Kauffman. Judy, congratulations!  Your copy will come straight from the nice people at Penguin Press.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to comment.  These great giveaways just keep on coming. Stay tuned.

New Giveaway! The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes

The Horse Dancer

“The Horse Dancer,” by Jojo Moyes, will be available to purchase in a couple days in trade paper. It’s a coming of age story as well as a complicated tale  dealing with love and family.  It’s Jojo Moyes. I just love her writing.  Any topic she tackles is golden.

A girl and her horse. Sarah is fourteen.  She has two loves: her horse Boo and her grandfather.  Her grandfather’s been caring for her alone.  When he takes ill and is taken to hospital she freaks out.  She is still quietly trying to care for her horse who is stabled in a small area in the center of London. One night she’s found out.  And she can’t continue to live alone now that her grandfather’s not well enough to come home. The young woman who discovers her secret takes her in. That woman is Natasha. And Natasha has enough troubles of her own. Her marriage is not working.  But her ex has returned to help sort out the house.  And between them they take Sarah in as a ward. The courts believe they are stable. Hm… And Sarah is sneaking away from school to take care of Boo who no one yet knows exist.

I love animals. But I don’t know much about horses. I always think they seem more like people.  They are a lot of work to care for.  And Boo is no exception. He’s an extraordinary horse, and he’s being groomed for something very special, indeed!

Natasha and Sarah don’t see to eye to eye. Natasha is a lawyer dealing with immigration and children. Very high profile.  And she knows Sarah’s keeping a secret, but doesn’t know what-yet.

If you love Jojo Moyes,

author English

JoJo Moyes

you are going to love “The Horse Dancer.The characters are all strong and quirky. The emotional drama is pitch perfect.

I have one copy of “The Horse Dancer” for giveaway. If you’re interested, and I know you are, please leave a comment below. I want to know what it is you love about Moyes.  No P.O. boxes, and only U.S. addresses, please. Good luck! I’ll choose one winner on Monday, April 17.

A big shout out of thanks goes out to Penguin for providing the giveaway copy. And, a little secret: Jojo has a third book in the “Me Before You” series coming out in a few months:) I know I”m all in.


A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery+ Giveaway of First Two In Series

3rd in series

A Million Little Things

“A Million Little Things” by Susan Mallery is now available to purchase. It’s the third book in the Mischief Bay Series.  It’s perfect for summer. Mallery’s the NYT bestselling author who writes a lot like Elin Hilderbrand , Debbie Macomber, and Jodi Picoult.

“This twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs…”

The first two books in the series: “The Girls of Mischief Bay” and “The Friends We Keep” are up for giveaway!

Someone will win both copies. I am also throwing into the mix a cute note dispenser that goes with the package. All this to one lucky winner. Please leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win.  Only U.S. addresses, and no P.O. boxes, please.

Thanks Mira for this great giveaway. Couldn’t have done it without you:)

Good lucky everybody! I will choose one winner on Wednesday, April,12.