Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway: The Book of Someday

By Melissa Amster

**Giveaway is now closed**

Livvi never had a proper childhood and is now trying to make up for it by becoming a bestselling author. She's also experiencing all the joys and frustrations of her first love. In the meantime, she can't get the image of a screaming woman in a shimmering dress out of her nightmares and before she knows it, she'll come face-to-face with her.

Micah is a famous photographer who receives devastating news and tries to redeem herself for a tragic mistake she made in the past.

AnnaLee is a young mother experiencing disappointment in her marriage and trying to make a positive impact on a surly teenager.

These women's lives are about to intersect in ways they never thought imaginable.

When I first received The Book of Someday, by Dianne Dixon, I did not know what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to read it because one of the characters had the same name as someone very special to me (and if you know me personally, you'll know who that is). To my pleasant surprise, this novel was impossible to put down. I found myself breezing through it with nervous anticipation of what was to come, while trying to piece the story together. There were moments when I thought I had it all figured out and that it would be predictable, but then Dianne Dixon found ways to surprise me and keep me on my toes. The narrative and dialogue were strong throughout the entire story and the descriptions painted a powerful picture. There wasn't a pretty ribbon tying everything up, leaving some questions unanswered and allowing me to make my own conclusions of what would happen after I turned the final page.

The Book of Someday is equally haunting and mesmerizing and I definitely recommend it to readers who want an unforgettable story. Fans of Sarah Jio's novels will especially enjoy it, as it had a similar feel. I could definitely see it on the big screen and have a few casting suggestions to offer:

Livvi: Dianna Agron
Micah: Idina Menzel
AnnaLee: Natalie Portman

Thanks to Sourcebooks for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have one copy for a lucky reader in the US or Canada.

How to win:
Since Livvi makes a list of things she'd like to do or have "someday," tell us what you'd like to do or have someday.

One entry per person.

Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win. Entries without contact information will NOT be counted.

US/Canada only. Giveaway ends October 13th at midnight EST.

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29 comments:

Janine said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. The main thing that I would like to be one day is debt free. I'm tired of living one day to the next worrying how bills will be paid or which ones will have to be put off to another time.

kinini01@hotmail.com

TinaB said...

Someday I'd like to travel to Paris, go back to school, build a new house, learn sign language, the list goes on & on....
Brannanflooring@aol.com

CrewGirl1010 said...

Someday I'd like to have children and...write a book!

karen.waskewich@gmail.com

Melanie Backus said...

This book sounds so intriguing. I would love to read it! I would love to visit all fifty of our United States. Thank you for the opportunity to be a wiiner

mauback55 at gmail dot com

lineleclercecrivaine said...

Intriguing book. I'd like to go to Europe for 6 months and just enjoy my life and create. brendajournal@hotmail.com

Charlotte said...

Great sounding book.
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Summer Grinstead said...

I would love to get my MSW. It's a dream of mine, but had to put it on hold with small children.

Jessica said...

I'd like to go to Italy some day. =]

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

rhonda said...

Move to Seattle. Lomazowr@gmail.com

Connie said...

I am a retired woman with grown children and grandchildren. While I have faced my share of illness and loss of family members, I feel that I am blessed for what I have experienced and what I have in life.

Of course, we all wish for more, right? Although I have been lucky enough to take a few cruises, I would love to take a cruise around the world with my beloved husband. What an amazing thing to see all of those wonderful places. However, if I don’t get to do this, I will not be disappointed for I am still very blessed.

This book sounds very intriguing and I really enjoyed how your review added such a great teaser. I’m looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to retire, move to Europe and spend a lot of quality time with books. : ) But...I have quite a ways to go before I can retire. : (

SuzyQ4PR(at)aol(dot)com

Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

Something I would like to do or have "someday" ... Well, I would love to travel to Ireland someday. And I would love to have my kids listen to me for a whole day, someday... =)

This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win.

Carl Scott said...

One thing that I would like to do someday is travel to Italy.
One thing I'd like to one day have - my own boat.
Thanks for the giveaway of this cool book. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Stacie said...

After the kids are off to college, I hope that we can have a 2nd home either on the beach or in the mountains (or both!) and be able to go there with my husband and relax and soak up time with each other!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Oooh, this sounds good!

The one thing I really want someday is a child of my own. I love my 28 students, but I want to experience motherhood!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

I would like to pay off my house so I could retire and travel. Really want to see the world.

Linda Kish said...

I'm retired and have done a lot of what I've wanted to do and have a lot of what I've wanted to have. I would like to have my house paid off but other than that the only other thing I would love to have is grandchildren but my son and DIL are not quite there yet so I have grand pets instead.

faithspage said...

I would love the retire someday

kyfaithw at aol dot com

bn100 said...

Would like to visit Tahiti

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Claira Pam said...

Sounds like a lovely read. :)

I would like to travel Europe, have a child, and learn to ballroom dance!

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pascale said...

someday... I would love to have a bakery

pascale.poitras@verizon.net

Mary Jo Burke said...

Travel

maryjo@maryjoburke.com

Charlotte Lynn said...

Someday I would love to take a true family vacation

asoccermomsreview1@gmail.com

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

My dream is to someday take a cruise. I don't really care where we go, I just want to go on one. Thanks for featuring this wonderful book.

suzbomb(at)gmail.com

susieqlaw said...

My dream is to live, work, be happy,and successful in Washington, DC, and travel lots with family, to Australia, and retire and live happily at the beach...and be a published fiction novelist.

Hailey Fish said...

The Book of Someday sounds like it is going to be a huge hit! I look forward to reading it. The one thing I'd like to do in life is become an author. I know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication but I've always loved writing stories ever since I learned how to write. I have good ideas, I just need to learn how to create them with beginning, middle and an end. I read so many books because I look at the way the authors write, create real characters and all the things that bring the story together. I want to try my hardest to at least write a book that I'm comfortable to the point where I'm ready to show it to a publisher. I know it won't happen on the first try but I know I have to just keep on trying. If that doesn't happen, it wasn't meant to be. I would also like to travel to Italy, Ireland and England, because it's where my ancestors are from. I would also like to see France because it's so beautiful there and Australia again because my sister lives there with her husband.

fishiegirl22@yahoo.com

Britney Adams said...

Someday I would like to spend an extended vacation traveling around the country!

texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

Kerry Ann @Vinobaby's Voice said...

I hadn't heard of this one yet--it sounds fascinating, thanks for the intro.

I'm working on my 'someday' -- but I promised to stop talking about it so I don't jinx anything!

Melissa said...

Thanks for participating! I enjoyed reading about your "somedays."

Thanks to Sourcebooks for sharing the book with our winner.

Random.org chose ONE winner from all entries with contact info (one per person).

Congrats to Hailey Fish!