Monday, May 3, 2010

Awakening Avery Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to
Laurie Lewis
I got to review her new book out! I liked the
characters in this book and the settings. I was very touched and also laughed while reading this book. This book is a great uplifting novel that I really enjoyed! Thanks Laurie Lewis for writing another awesome book :)

From the back of the book...

"You're depressed," the doctor declared.

"Ya think?" is author Avery Elkins Thompson's sarcastic response to the astute diagnosis for the malaise that set in following her husband's untimely death. Avery's carefully controlled world is imploding, and her adult children fear they are losing her too.

"You're just a shadow of the person you used to be...We'd gladly give you up for a while if it meant getting you back."

Avery can't write, and questions about their father's death leave the family mired in pain. "We need a healing place," her oldest son tells her, suggesting she find it on Anna Maria Island, Florida, a former family vacation spot.

When Avery returns to Baltimore to sell the family's waterfront condo, she meets rodeo-ers-turned-real-estate-brokers Teddie and Rider Davis, and Avery's quiet life will never be the same again.

The Davises help arrange a short-term house swap with widower Gabriel Carson from Anna Maria, whose overprotective parenting has resulted in two self-centered, twenty-something daughters. Avery and Gabriel are in for the summer of their lives as they step into one another's messy, complicated worlds.

Still, venturing out on her own again is challenging for Avery, whose experiences at the Ringling's magnificent Ca d'Zan mansion, and with the quirky characters she meets there, eventually awaken her to truths she has long forgotten - that as crazy as life can be, it is possible to laugh and love again.


Now here's the exciting part...

Thanks to Laurie Lewis I also get to give away one of these books!

To win...

Leave a comment 1 entry
Follow my blogs 1 entry each
Tweet about this 1 entry daily
Follow me on Twitter here 1 entry
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Follow Laurie on Twitter here 1 entry
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Post about this giveaway and the cover of this book on your Facebook and Blog and get 5 entries for doing each :)


Giveaway ends on Tues. May
25th, 2010!


DISCLAIMER:
*I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

180 comments:

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I would love to win Awakening Avery. Thanks for the chance.

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Abi said...

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