Monday, May 26, 2014

Bathing & the Single Girl by Christine Elise McCarthy

 If you are a woman in your 20-30's you probably know who Christine Elise McCarthy is. If I were to say the name Emily Valentine you most likely would think about a certain California based TV show and possibly think of the clip below:

or you may also know her as Harper Tracy on my all time favorite medical Drama, ER (
Christine Elise ER demo reel from IMDB). What you may not know about her is she was a writer on Beverly Hills 90210, she is a photographer, she writes a food blog and she recently wrote her first book, Bathing & The Single Girl.  

Bathing & The Single Girl This story follows actress Ruby Fitzgerald on her quest to regain the fame she once had. Ruby has not worked in years, nor has she had a relationship in years. She is struggling financially and emotionally.

This book is very well written and very easily pulls you into the lives of the characters.  This book was hysterical. It's the PERFECT summer beach read! While the character Ruby is a struggling actress the events of her daily life could easily be applied to anyone's life. You will absolutely love this book! I highly suggest you run (or click) and buy it as soon as you can!

I am highly looking forward to Ms. McCarthy's future writings and appearances. 

Be sure to read Christine Elise McCarthy book, You can also follow her food blog, or check out her photographs, You can also follow her on twitter, @celisemccarthy.

~I received a free eBook to read and review~
~I was not compensated in anyway for my honest opinion~

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen

I recently read Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen. This is her newest book. The story follows a family as they leave the life they once knew to open up a bed and breakfast. Kira Danner, once a busy lawyer has to find her  new roll in the bed and breakfast, while her husband Peter struggles to develop a relationship with his estranged brother Rand. Rand and his wife Alyssa have been traveling all over the world, never staying in one place for very long. They also have been struggling to start a family. When Alyssa gets surprising news they take in Dawn, to help with the B&B. Dawn is trying to hid while avoiding a dangerous situation.

As with Ms. Pekkanen's other stories, this one evokes strong emotions. She has a way of writing that makes you believe that her characters can be your family or friends. One the story ends you cannot help but think what their lives would be like now. Ms. Pekkanen's characters are very well developed, heart-felled, heartache with a twist of humor. An absolutely fantastic read!

This book will be published this Tuesday May 6, 2014. I highly suggest that you go out and get it!

~I received a free eBook to review. I was not compensated in anyway for my honest opinion~