Monday, November 16, 2015

Book Review & Giveaway: Butterfly Ginger by Stephanie Fournet

 About the Book:

Butterfly Ginger is the story of first love getting a second chance. The summer before freshman year, Nate Bradley and Blythe Barnes meet and fall hard. Even with plans to attend college in different cities, they’re convinced that nothing can tear them apart—until everything does. Now, six years later, life in South Louisiana is giving them the chance to put the pieces back together.

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About The Book:

Stephanie Fournet, author of Fall Semester, Legacy, and Butterfly Ginger, lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college or running. She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Review:  I am a sucker for a good love story and Butterfly Ginger is just that.  It is a actually a great love story.  Knowing how different life was for me from high school in comparison to my early twenties it was great to see how the characters in the book although changed, were still drawn together in a way.  An enjoyable read from start to finish I truly was sad once the book came to an end.  That is one of my least favorite things when ready a good book...the end.  Stephanie's writing was very entertaining and she was able to draw the reader in and keep them  there until the end!  Looking forward to reading additional work of hers in the future.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Book Review: This One's for You by Brandy Jellum

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2009 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions (July 22 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

All alone in a new state, Brennan Daniels has only the memories of her best friend, Reagan, to keep her company as she starts college. 

Reagan is the reason for everything Brennan does—before she died, she made Brennan promise to stay good until she found a man worth keeping. No boys, no dating, and definitely no falling in love—those were the rules for college, and Brennan carved them into the brick walls guarding her heart… 

But there’s a fire burning behind those walls, and when Brennan meets Owen Scott, the (mysterious) new guy across the hall, she can’t deny the pull between them. He is everything she should never want. Everyone warns her to stay away—even Owen himself—but the heart wants what the heart wants, even if it knows that it’s going to get hurt—even if it means throwing old promises to new flames…

Book Excerpt:

“What are you doing?” I asked under my breath.
“Watching you sleep.”
I giggled nervously. It was a strange feeling, knowing that he was staring at me. Before, I would’ve found this weird, maybe a little creepy, but right now I found it incredibly sexy. And utterly embarrassing.
“Did you know that you wrinkle your nose in your sleep?” Owen asked. “It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
My face was on fire now. I groaned, tucking my head into his side. My body vibrated as he chuckled next to me. It was hands down, the sweetest thing I had ever heard. I draped my arm across his stomach and squeezed him.
“What time is it?”
“A little after two,” Owen answered.
I moved my head back and looked into his eyes. “Have you even slept yet?”
“Why sleep when I can spend that time staring at you,” he said softly. He pressed his lips against my eyebrow. “Have I told you how lucky I am?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Well, I am. I don’t know what I did to deserve you, Brennan Grace Daniels, but I will do anything to keep you here. Forever in my arms.”
I blushed, hoping he couldn’t see my rosy cheeks in the dark. “I’d like that.”
“Yeah?” he responded. “Me too.”

About the Author: Brandy Jellum
Brandy's passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write.  As a child, she has had and obsession with reading.  Everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead.  Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Young Adult Fiction and Romance.

When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab Diesel.

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My Review: Wow.  I started this book early in the morning and feigned illness for the day so I could read it to closure.  It has been a very long time since I read a book and became this engrossed in it.  I was feeling deeply exactly as the characters were and was able to go through the same emotions at the same time.  It was so well written that it felt like I was watching a tv series or movie in my head while I was reading.  I can see this easily being on as a mini series or moving and I don't have any similarities to help me relate to the characters yet I was at times sobbing and laughing with them in the book.  I am sad the book is over but will certainly be keeping track of Brandy's work for more great works of hers!  A 5 out of 5 no question in my mind.  Thank you Brandy!

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