Monday, March 25, 2013

Books of the Week: March 25th

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A Girl’s Guide to Fairy Tales
By  Laurey Buckland

For daydreamer Maddie, obsessive compulsive Clare, over dramatic Isobel and happy-go-lucky Sophie, life is more a world of tragic than magic. For Maddie it’s a constant battle against the monotony of a job she hates while her heart aches to be somewhere else, for Clare it’s a perpetual struggle to vanquish her teenage insecurities and to see herself for the woman she really is, for Isobel it’s a refusal to reveal her true self for fear it’s not what everyone imagined her to be and for Sophie it’s a willingness to believe in a rumour that threatens to poison her perfect relationship.

But with the love and support of their friends and a little bit of luck, the girls soon realize that happy ever afters are not just reserved for fairy tale fiction – as long as they start believing in them.

A Girl's Guide to Fairy Tales is $1.99 for Kindle.

Laurey Buckland can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Atomic Summer
By Elaine Walsh

In 1953, three teenage girls’ innocent conversations about what each of them would do if the end of the world were imminent, coupled with a friend’s obsession, become the catalyst for a prank that spins wildly beyond control and draws in an entire town. Left behind in the wake of that summer’s events are their unrealized dreams and open wounds. In 1973, a reunion trip to the small town of their youths returns them to the summer of 1953 and the passion and betrayal that changed their lives.

Take a journey back to the days of your youth through the eyes of the teenagers in Atomic Summer, and remember all the friends that have shaped who you are today.

Elaine Walsh can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Love or Money?
By Carrie Stone

How does a successful, money-driven woman act when her world is turned upside down and her values are brought into question? Felicity Harroway is about to go on a journey. A long distance one.

Housewife and best friend Zara is also about to undertake new changes with a baby on the way. Just not quite in the way she’s expecting. For husband Steve isn’t as honest as he appears...
Can Felicity’s anxious and downtrodden mother Glenda guide both women in the right direction? Will fellow friend Sylvia lead by example and find happiness with her celebrity boyfriend?

Join the four women as they battle with the trials of work and relationships, and begin to question the all important dilemma… Love or Money? Or can you have both?

Love or Money? is $1.50 for Kindle.

Carrie Stone can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

Abigail Comte said...

I love that these women are so relatable! I've particularly enjoyed the surge in contemporary chick-lit lately because it's made reading both an escape AND a personal form of therapy...I'm so glad you highlighted this book, I'll definitely be buying it before the summer gets into full swing. For women with similar interests I can also recommend "The Publicist", the characters are people you can imagine actually knowing, plus it includes some salacious insider info on the book publishing industry (which any book love could appreciate!) and some drama-filled romance, that keeps that pace at a a fast clip. Another good summer read!