Thursday, April 5, 2012

Books of the Week--April 5th

Thanks for checking out our newest feature...Books of the Week! There are seven of us and we can't keep up with the many review requests we receive, even though we'd love to read everything sent our way. Therefore, we have decided to give some books their time in the spotlight and introduce you to them through this new blog feature. We will be featuring two books a week. We hope you will take the time to check these books out. (Click the titles to find them on Amazon.) If you read them and want to write a guest blogger review for us, please e-mail us and we'll be glad to work with you!

Authors: We will let you know whether or not we'll be able to review your book upon your request, and hope you'll be interested in this feature as an alternative.

"Cappuccino is the Answer to Job Dissatisfaction"
By Hillary Peak

Jessica's destiny is to change the world; she's always known it. According to her, she should have changed the world by now—after all, she's over 30. From her earliest days, she's been gathering the tools she would need—college, law school, debate squad, internships with Senators, and articles in the local paper about world issues. Her college entrance essay was even entitled, “Jessica's Plan to Transform the World.” That was the plan. Now, she's just turned thirty-one and quit my seventh job in six years.

What is she supposed to do with her life? She wanted to do something fabulous! Being a lawyer was supposed to lead to a bigger, better . . . place. Like having her own magazine! Or being a model! Or a fashion designer that didn’t just use six foot tall women under one hundred pounds! She was going to revolutionize the industry by using “real” women and sizing it like that. That’s why she became a lawyer. Everyone told her, “You can do anything with a law degree!” But so far, it had led Jess to practicing law, which wasn’t how it was supposed to work. She figures she'll just has a quick latte and see if the answer comes to her...

It is currently available for Kindle for $2.99.

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"Come in and Cover Me"
By Gin Phillips

When Ren was only twelve years old, she lost her older brother, Scott, to a car accident. Since then, Scott has been a presence in her life, appearing with a snatch of a song or a reflection in the moonlight. Now, twenty-five years later, her talent for connecting with the ghosts around her has made her especially sensitive as an archaeologist. More than just understanding the bare outline of how our ancestors lived, Ren is dedicated to re-creating lives and stories, to breathing life into those who occupied this world long before us. On the cusp of the most important discovery of her career, it is ghosts who are guiding her way. But what do two long-dead Mimbres women have to tell Ren about herself? And what message do they have about her developing relationship with a fellow archaeologist, the first man to really know her since her brother’s death? "Come In and Cover Me" is the moving story of a woman learning to let go of the past in order to move forward with her own future. Written with the same warmth and depth of feeling that drew readers to The Well and the Mine, Phillips’s debut, "Come In and Cover Me" is a haunting and engrossing new novel.

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