Thursday, August 9, 2018

Catching a matinee with Rea a book giveaway

Photo by Alex Holguin
Today we welcome Rea Frey to CLC to talk about movies for our latest theme month. Her novel is publishing on August 21st and we have a copy for one lucky reader, thanks to St. Martin's Press!

​Rea Frey is an award-winning author of four nonfiction books. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter. Not Her Daughter is her debut novel. Visit Rea at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Emma Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes, brown hair. Missing since June.

Emma is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.

Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Kidnapper.

Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her―far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?

Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure whether she wants her daughter back.

Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now Emma is gone without a trace.

As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But what about Emma’s real mother, back at home? (Courtesy of Amazon.)

“In Not Her Daughter, Frey pulls off a difficult task: balancing a nail-biting plot with a thought-provoking question — is a crime committed with the best intentions still a crime? A chilling, powerful tale of love and sacrifice, of truth and perception, Not Her Daughter will make you miss your bedtime, guaranteed. A stunning debut.” 

—Kimberly Belle, Internationally Bestselling Author of The Marriage Lie

"Women who do not embrace motherhood or "bad mothers" are a taboo subject -- in both real life and fiction -- but Frey tackles it with aplomb in her taut debut, NOT HER DAUGHTER. The story begs the question: who is more mother -- the one who gives birth or the one who rescues? The plot twists here are brave, the themes are both poignant and unsettling, and the resolution is deeply resonant. A page-turner with heart!" 

New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti

Top Five Movies of the 90’s.

1. Edward Scissorhands: I remember being transported to another world entirely with Johnny Depp’s sad face and those tragic hands. What imagination.
2. Clueless: When Clueless came out, I immediately went out and bought all of the same clothes and wore them to the first day of eighth grade. (Sadly, I did not have a Cher Horowitz experience.)
3. Pretty Woman: Who doesn’t love Richard Gere and prostitutes? This was such a “play” on the traditional love story that stuck with me for years.
4. Ghost: Pottery, murder, Swayze, Whoopi, and ghosts. Pretty much all of the good things. I watched this movie when I was way too young, but it was one of the most visceral love stories I’d seen (and still remember).
5. Good Will Hunting: This movie still makes it in my top five of all time (oh how I mourn the loss of Robin Williams). I love everything about this movie: how smart, how touching, how the phrase: “how do you like them apples?” is still used today. How you don’t have to go to some fancy school to be smart. How addictive Boston accents can be. How you can change your life and take a risk, no matter who you are or where you’re from.

Top Five Indie Films:

1. Dirty Dancing: This movie was my life.
2. House Party: Can someone please resurrect Kid ‘N Play? Pretty please?
3. Sideways: I love depressed writers and red wine. This one struck a chord.
4. La Fille Sur Le Pont (The Girl on the Bridge): One of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. Who doesn’t love a hot dude throwing knives at a beautiful French girl? C’est magnifique!
5. Teen Wolf: Michael J. Fox and the 1980's. Was there really anything better? I think not.

Thanks to Rea for visiting with us and to St. Martin's Press for sharing her book with our readers.

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Janine said...

I couldn't even think of any 90s movies off the top of my head because I didn't see that many. My ex hated sitting through movies, so we just didn't watch them. I had to catch up years later. So, I had to google 90s movies to see what came out then. When Pretty Woman pop up, I knew that had to have been my favorite. I loved that movie.

Faith Creech said...

Don’t really have a favorite 90’s movies. I usually watch old black and white movies!

LoriF said...

Top Gun
Notting Hill
Days of Thunder
Pretty Woman
Would love to read your novel!

Suburban prep said...

It was early in the 90's but Pretty Woman>

Margie Shaw said...

I guess I would have to go with Pretty Woman because I love Richard Gere. I wished you had asked about movies from the 80’s because I would of said my all time favorite of An Officer and a Gentleman that also has Richard Gere in it. Would love a chance to read this book!

traveler said...

My favorite 90's movie was Life is Beautiful.

Kristy F said...

Dirty Dancing! I was in college when it came it and saw it in the theater. To this day, if I run across it on TV, I will stop to watch, even if its not at the beginning.

Linda Kish said...

Probably Pretty Woman since I have seen it so many times.

Kelley B said...

Pretty Women!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

My top 90’s movie is Pretty Woman.

Elena L. said...

My favorite 90's movie is definitely Matrix!!!

diannekc said...

Ghost - great movie!

Unknown said...

Would it be cheating to say that Disney movies of the 90s were my favorites? Specifically Beauty and the Beast.

Mary Preston said...

I can't think what movies came out in the 90's, so I'll take it on faith and say Dirty Dancing.

Mary C said...

Disney's Beauty and The Beast

Lesley McIntosh said...

Braveheart was a great movie

bn100 said...


Dianna said...

Sleepless in Seattle is my favorite 90s movie.

(I've seen this book cover at least 3 times today. I think I'm meant to read it!!)

RD said...

Pretty Woman

Dawnio63 said...

Titanic, and Toy Story!

Patricia said...

The movie Philadelphia made a lasting impression on me.