Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spotlight: The Marrying Type by Laura Chapman

About the book:

Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it). 

With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress. 

Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future. 

The Marrying Type Author Bio:
Laura Chapman is the author of The Marrying Type, Hard Hats and Doormats and the Autumn and Tuck series, which appear in Merry & Bright and A Kind of Mad Courage.  A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley.  Until she fulfills her dream of landing a British husband or becoming a Disney princess,  you can find her in a bar penning her next novel.

Twitter: @lmchap
Facebook: laurachapmanbooks
Instagram: @lmchap614

Review of this book to follow within the week!  Keep posted! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review: The Other Wife by Kathleen Irene Paterka

the other wifeKathleen Irene Paterka will be on tour April 20-27 with her novel The Other Wife

Till death do us part…

Eleanor Anderson has a beautiful home, a loving husband, a tranquil life. After thirty-eight years of marriage and her children now grown, she finally has time for herself. She’s not expecting any surprises; certainly not to wake up one morning and find her husband dead in bed beside her from a massive heart attack. It’s a devastating discovery… but not as much as the shock awaiting Eleanor when she learns the truth about her husband’s secret life. And then there’s the damaging document he signed before his death, which threatens to destroy her life.

Claire Anderson isn’t your average thirtysomething. A professor of psychology at a prestigious university, Claire has a successful career, a handsome husband, and two young children at home. But nothing in her background, including her academic accomplishments, prepares Claire for the horrendous reality of discovering that the life she’d led was all a lie… fostered by a husband who’d promised to love and cherish her forever.

Two women from two generations, bound together by denial, anger, and grief. How far will their misery and fear push them? Does compassion rule the day, or will a husband’s betrayal lead to a woman’s revenge?

What happens when each of these women comes face-to-face with the other wife?


An enjoyable read that I did not want to put down! 2015 has been a year of a lot of ups and downs, but I was happy to find something this entertaining to read!  I can not imagine ever being put through anything that these women went through and because of that I am without a doubt counting my blessings.  The writing was entertaining and the story line fit so well together!  Without a doubt this is a must read for 2015!

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Kathleen Irene PaterkaAuthor Bio:

Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon Bestselling Author of smart women’s fiction. Her newest novel, The Other Wife, was published in February to critical acclaim. Kathleen’s popular James Bay series, set in Northern Michigan, includes: Fatty Patty, Home Fires, Lotto Lucy, and For I Have Sinned. Love weddings? Pick up a copy of her novel Royal Secrets for a fascinating glimpse into the world of royalty, romance and brides. Kathleen is the resident staff writer for a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book For the Love of a Castle. Kathleen and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, where she is busy working on her next James Bay novel.

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Book Review: Playing all the angles by Nicole Lane

  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Omnific Publishing (June 10 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623421136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623421137
  • Nicole Lane is a graduate of the Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz school of romance. The grander the drama, the higher the stakes, the better! This balances out the fact that her everyday life with her little family in North Texas is extremely mundane and quite contented. 
    She blogs intermittently at

    Find her on Facebook at TheOutsideLane.

About the Book:

Dominic Phillips is an enjoyable distraction from fashion designer Eve D'Amico's loneliness, but there's never been anything more between them than hot sex. Since he desires no commitment from her either, it's pretty much the perfect arrangement...except for the fact that he's dating her sister Isabelle.Eve's grown used to being the promiscuous black sheep of her family ever since an unplanned pregnancy at age fourteen, and Isabelle is the only one in the D'Amico clan who doesn't treat her like a second class citizen. Eve doesn't exactly revel in the idea of hurting her sister if the truth ever comes out.Just when she starts hitting it off with the sexy new neighbor next door, her world is turned upside-down when Dominic reveals his plans to marry Isabelle. As if things weren't complicated enough, life decides to throw another surprise her way, and Eve is suddenly trapped with another secret to add to a much more shocking one from her past, both of which threaten to destroy every relationship she's ever hoped to have. She must soon decide whether to reveal the truth and save her sister from a man who's incapable of commitment, or to keep her lips sealed and secure her own place in the family. For now, though, she will dance around that decision for as long as she can, keeping everyone in check by Playing All the Angles.

My Review: The D'Amico's are a highly dysfunctional family at it's worst.  I enjoyed this read and will admit after the first page I read continuously until I had finished.  While I am lucky enough to not have first hand experience on ANY of the strange happenings in this book I am sad to admit I do know some who can probably relate.  I loved the relief character of Marcus and the alternate love interest of Patrick but found my interest mainly lied with the story of Eve and Tad.  This book bounced between perspectives a bit seeing things from each of the sisters points of view which if not read carefully could get very confusing.  I would gladly read more books of Nicole Lanes as her writing style was easy to read for me.  I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post.