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Just a reminder–it’s Banned Books Week:
“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.” -Edward P. Morgan
It’s Day 2 in the Twelve Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! All you have to do is check in on this blog for a trivia question from Lakeshore Christmas, and send your answer to ll.wiggs @ gmail.com (remove the spaces). Hint: Don’t post the answer in the comments section! Correct answers will be entered to win. Keep checking this blog for the next 11 days. There will be a new question and a new giveaway each day, including a Kindle and a Sony e-reader.
Today’s question: What quote is chiseled into the concrete at the entrance of the library?
Today’s prize: A $100 gift card to Borders.
Okay people, listen up. I know it’s grotesquely early for Christmas, but my book is out today and we are doing a mind-blowing giveaway! All you have to do is check in on this blog for a trivia question from Lakeshore Christmas, and send your answer to ll.wiggs @ gmail.com (remove the spaces). Correct answers will be entered to win. Keep checking this blog for the next 12 days. There will be a new question and a new giveaway each day, including a Kindle and a Sony e-reader.
Today’s question: What was the name of the Christmas movie Eddie Haven was in as a child?
Today’s prize: A $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Of all the upcoming reviews for Lakeshore Christmas, I was probably sweating this one out the most–Library Journal. Because the plot involves saving the library, I reeeealllly wanted them to like it.
Starred review! Sha-Zam!
As she’s both thrilled and terrified to be leading the annual town Christmas pageant, the last thing proper, by-the-book librarian Maureen Davenport needs is former child star/recovering alcoholic Eddie Haven appointed by the court as her codirector. But as the pageant comes together (with a little angelic help), so do other, more difficult aspects of their lives—in a most romantic way. The threat to close the library adds purpose to the plot, but it’s the characters and their interactions that make this story sing. VERDICT Wiggs hits all the right notes in this delightful, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant Christmas treat, which will please “Lakeshore Chronicles” fans as well as garner new ones. Wiggs (Just Breathe) lives in the Seattle area.
Wiggs, Susan. Lakeshore Christmas. Mira: Harlequin. Oct. 2009. c.384p. ISBN 978-0-7783-2689-2. $21.95. Contemporary
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I’m loving this review from RT. Thanks RT!
by Susan Wiggs
RT Rating: ****½
Published: October 2009
Type: Contemporary Romance
Combining sentiment with sarcasm and sweetness with spice, Wiggs concocts a terrifically tasty holiday confection sure to be enjoyed by fans and new readers alike. A keeper.
Summary: Librarian Maureen Davenport has been involved with Avalon’s holiday pageant for most of her life. This year, she’s in charge — and she intends to make it memorable. But her co-director, ex-child star Eddie Haven, doesn’t share Maureen’s vision. His biggest claim to fame is a well-loved Christmas movie, which is ironic, since he hates the holiday and everything associated with it.
Once she gets to know Eddie, Maureen swears she’ll change that, but he’s a tough sell. Against the odds, the two wind up together … but it’s certain to end in disaster, because the one thing Maureen and Eddie have in common is terrible luck when it comes to matters of the heart. Unless a Christmas miracle happens, that is! (MIRA, Oct., 384 pp., $21.95) MILD
Annual Peninsula Women’s Expo
September 26 & 27, 2009
Saturday 10 am-6 pm Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Kitsap Sun Pavilion, Kitsap Fairgrounds, Bremerton
Grab a girlfriend & come join us for a fun weekend of fashion, food, health,
business, home, travel and all areas of interest to women.
The Peninsula Women’s Expo will also feature fashion shows by C.J. Banks,
Christopher & Banks, Macy’s, and Catherine’s; specialized health screenings &
Admission: $5 ages 12-adult; Sunday-Sr. Celebration Day: Ages 65 & older free.
Proceeds from ticket sales to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation.
For more information go to: http://www.PeninsulaWomensExpos.com
You will be, too. Just watch it. I dare you not to smile.