Thursday, January 2, 2020

Beginning the year with Rochelle B. Weinstein...plus a book giveaway

Today Rochelle B. Weinstein is here to help us kick off 2020, which is also our milestone anniversary year. We're thrilled to have her here and excited to add her book to our TBR, especially after what Jenny at Book Coffee Happy had to say about it! (It's on her top 12 list, but she will be reviewing soon.) Thanks to Get Red PR, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Rochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today bestselling author of emotionally driven women’s fiction, including Somebody’s Daughter, Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind. Rochelle spent her early years in sunny South Florida, always with a book in hand, raised by the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Judy Blume. Upon graduating from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Rochelle moved to Los Angeles, where she handled advertising and promotions for major film studios and record labels at LA Weekly. After returning to Miami, she continued her passion for entertainment as a music-industry executive at the Box Music Network. When she’s not writing, Rochelle loves to hike, read, and find the world’s best nachos. She is currently working on her sixth novel.

Visit Rochelle online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

Synopsis:
When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans to marry. But just as they should be getting closer, Charlotte feels Philip slipping away.

Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. When she meets Ben, she ignores the pull, but the supportive single dad is there for her in ways she never knew she desired. Soon Charlotte finds herself torn between the love she thought she wanted and the one she knows she needs.

As a hurricane passes through Islamorada, stunning revelations challenge Charlotte’s loyalties and upend her life. Forced to reexamine the choices she’s made, and has yet to make, Charlotte embarks on an emotional journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice—knowing that forgiveness is a gift, and the best-laid plans can change in a heartbeat.


What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
I aim for authenticity and relatability in my work so when a reader writes to tell me how the novel spoke to them and how they felt a wide range of emotions (and tears), I feel tremendous gratification.

What were the biggest rewards and challenges with writing This is Not How It Ends?
This Is Not How It Ends was originally rejected before I went through some pretty extensive revisions. The reward: seeing readers fall in love with the story.

If This is Not How It Ends were made into a movie, who would play the lead characters?
A bookstagrammer (@marisagbooks) nailed it! Blake Lively (Charlotte), Adrian Grenier (Ben), and Jude Law (Philip).

Do you make New Year's resolutions? If so, what is one you kept last year?
Honestly, I have rarely made specific resolutions, but I do try to be a better person, writer, mother, friend, etc. with each passing year. That said, this year I have the same goals plus one new one courtesy of Collen Hoover (Regretting You). "Sometimes you have to walk away from a fight in order to win it." I hope to be better at this in 2020.

If you could go back in time ten years, what would you tell the version of yourself from that time?
Writer: Keep going. Keep writing. You've got this. Never give up.

Mother: Breathe. Take it all in. This is a fast ride.

What TV series are you currently binge watching?
11/22/63 on Hulu

Thanks to Rochelle for visiting with us and to Get Red PR for sharing her book with our readers.

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28 comments:

Pat said...

Looks very interesting. Love the setting and premise.

Suburban prep said...

I second guess a number of things. From if I should have taken the job, to moving to even purchasing a piece of clothing.

Tracy Wirick said...

I second guess my conversations all the time wondering if I said something wrong

JeanneK said...

I hear such good things about this book and have really been wanting to read it. Thank you so much for the chance.

traveler said...

I deliberate beforehand so I rarely second guess anything.

Michelle L said...

I second guessed going from PT to FT a few years ago, which turned out to be a mistake which I had to rectify.

diannekc said...

I second guessed moving back to Michigan after my divorce.

Nancy P said...

My judgment in the romance department. Never been lucky in love.

Rita Wray said...

I second guess something I have said. Better to think twice before I open my mouth.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Don't know if I second guessed anything or I can't remember
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Donamae Kutska said...

I second guess alot. One is what company to repair my van.

bn100 said...

nothing

Melissa said...

When I was in college, I often would second-guess whether I should be there or not, but ultimately made the choice to see it through to the end. With a diploma in my hand, standing amongst fellow graduates, all the years of hard work culminated and I was proud to have worked as hard as I did to achieve my degree in spite of all the struggles I faced in the midst of it.

Elena Y. said...

I rarely second guess something

Mary C said...

Second guessed what to do with information provided by an acquaintance.

Peggy Russo said...

I've been second guessing my career choice for many years

Mary Preston said...

Quitting a job, but it turned out to be the right choice.

Margie Shaw said...

I don’t think I second guess things! Thanks for the chance, I would love to read this.

Stacey Townsend said...

I am a huge Vampire Diaries fan. That and the Gilmore Girls- those are my go to shows I watch all the time and it never gets old! I don’t tend to always second guess things but there are times that I do. Thanks for the opportunity, I would love to add this to my reading pile:)

Linda Kish said...

I think things through so much, I don't think I ever second guess things.

rbooth43 said...
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rbooth43 said...

I second guess what's best for my health as I'm 76 years old, but with an amazing supportive son, I'm well take care of! Reading is my passion, as physically I'm homebound!

Mackenzie Bates said...

I always second guess whether to trust people. Been burned too many times to count

Linda May said...

Love this cover. I can't think of anything I've second guessed. Thanks for your great generosity.

Grandma Cootie said...

Some friendships

Sherry said...

I second guess trusting others.

Xia Lee said...

Trusting others

Lelandlee said...

Trusting others