Few people are unfamiliar with the name “Audrey Hepburn.” At the same time, few people are as devoted to finding Audrey’s style of love as the main character of Happy LaShelle’s new book, According to Audrey, appears to be. The story sounds super sweet, and I can’t wait to read it; I’m sure you’ll agree once you hear more about it.
Happy is here today to talk not only about her book, but also about the authors that influenced her as child and her advice for young writers. She has some great things to say, and I don’t want to keep you from them from much longer.
Before you get to her Q&A, though, make sure you take a moment to stop by her Rafflecopter, where she’s giving away a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box.
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I love when a book’s cover does the perfect job of setting the mood for the book itself. It could be because of the pictures used, or maybe the font, or possibly some indescribable element or combination of elements.
When it comes to the cover of Brandy Woods Snow’s Meant To Be Broken, I think it’s the colours and the feature image that bring out the novel’s tone. They’re wonderfully warm and sweet, putting you in the perfect mood to start reading.
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We all crave something that makes us feel good once in a while. For me, one of the ways of satisfying that craving is finding a light, romantic, will-they-or-won’t-they (you know they will) sort of book.
The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith, had been sitting on my shelf for months. I was saving it, hoping that it would be the perfect choice when I had exactly the type of feel-good craving I just described. That craving hit me hard back in December, and The Geography of You and Me immediately popped into my mind. I didn’t hesitate to pick it up and start reading.
And you know what? It didn’t let me down.
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I talk about books a lot on this blog, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. So why not kick off my new Favourite Five series with a book list?
According to Goodreads, I read 12 new books in 2017. Which doesn’t seem like very many, but they were well complemented by all of the books that I re-read. I don’t know about you, but re-reading books is something I simply can’t give up. There are some books that I love too much to only read once.
Today’s post, though, isn’t about those re-read books. As much as I love them, I’m always looking for new books to add to my read list. I’m happy to say that in 2017, I found quite a few that I’m likely to go back and re-read later on.
So here, in no particular order, are the five books I most enjoyed reading for the first time in 2017.
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I won’t lie: I love a good romance now and then. For some reason, romances that start with characters not liking each other all that much seem to call out to me in a particularly loud voice. I think it’s because I like the change away from insta-love, but it’s hard to say.
Either way, On the Edge, by Dani Collins, falls right within that category. I haven’t read it yet, but its summary and today’s excerpt easily had me putting it on my to-read list. Just as I’m sure they’ll have you adding it to yours.
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