Monday, November 28, 2011


Congratulations to Charlotte! Winner of Holiday Countdown Book #5 With Just one Click by Amanda Strong!!!

How the giveaway will work. Each Monday over the next five weeks I will count up from 5 listing my top 5 choices for books that I believe would make great gifts. Each Monday you will be able to enter for your chance to win a copy of that week's book plus by entering you are also entered into the grand prize giveaway for all five books. For every week you comment you get an additional entry for the grand prize giveaway. So if you comment on all five books, you get your name listed five times into the drawing for the grand prize. Good-luck!

Narrowing down all the books I read to a list of five was no easy feat. I wanted five books I enjoyed and books I felt would be a great gift to give or receive for a large number of people.

So what is book #4?



By Laura Dave

Here is my review from earlier this year:

 Annie Adams has spent her entire life moving around. It’s no surprise when she lands a job traveling the world writing a syndicated travel column. She is living with good looking long term boyfriend, Nick and their dog. Nick’s career as a film director is about to take off. They seem to have it all…or so Annie thought. Nick pulls the rug under her when he reveals he has reconnected with an old flame and needs to see where it leads. Reeling over his announcement, her best friend Jordan tells her to go have fun. He’ll be back! Feeling as if she has no idea how to be fun, Jordan tells her to be the opposite of herself…and she does exactly that.

Three months later, Annie is living in a small Massachusetts town married to Griffin. She took her friends advice all right. Suddenly, Annie is in a world she has never known. Her brother-in-law and his twin sons live with them, her new mother-in-law appears to wish Griffin had chosen his once upon a time long term girlfriend that oops Griffin forgot to mention how long they dated! Could their marriage really just be a rebound relationship for both of them?  Jordan thinks so and so does Nick who comes back to claim the women and the life he wants back.

All this sends Annie moving, the only thing that feels safe to her. She has to ask herself who is the man she is really meant to spend her life with.

The story itself was not all that different than other books I’ve read. But what this book has is the protagonist, Annie do some self exploring. She asked herself some tough questions and looked for real answers. She had a best friend giving her advice counter to what I would have said to her—something I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of. Usually the best friend acts as an agent of the readers, I found this completely refreshing! This is a book that has everything a good book should have and more.

I have heard fabulous things about Laura Dave. This was my first Laura Dave book, and it did not disappoint. This was such a great book and I know I’m going to be reading Laura Dave’s books from here on out. Not only am I going to recommend this book, but I’ll go one further and say if you can’t get your hands on a copy of this book read one of her others! This isn’t just a good book this is a good author.

Make sure to comment below with your email address for your chance to win a copy of Laura's book. The Holiday Countdown Giveaway is for US residents only. Sorry!

****This giveaway will close on December 4 midnight EST. I will announce the winner and notify them on Monday. The winner will have 48hours to respond with their address or a new winner will be chosen.By commenting below you will also be entered for your chance to win all 5 books in the Holiday Countdown Giveaway.****


  1. Omg, I've been wanting this book forever! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. :D Thank you.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  2. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing all these great books with us! This book has been on my TBR list for a long time - thanks for the chance!


  3. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the thoughtful review.
    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

  4. Sounds like a great story. :) Thank you for the great review, and opportunity to win this book.

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  5. I've had this on my TBR list for months now, I can't wait to read it! :)

    jordanweber at live dot com

  6. Like everyone else is saying this has been on my TBR list forever as well! I'd love to win. What a great, lovely and generous giveaway!

  7. This book sounds great! Please enter me!

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. I have read and enjoyed her other two books - have been wanting to get my hands on this one for a while! Thanks for the opportunity!!!


  9. I have wanted that book since your review earlier this year.


  10. I would like to read this book.


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