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The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson Book Review

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The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson _ Zainey Laney

This is the story of Rapunzel, But you have never hear it like this before. However, Rapunzel has lived alone with her mother all her life. While her mother provides for her, she forbids her to read or meet men.

When Rapunzel meets Sir Gerek, both of those rules are broken. Rapunzel finds the strength to find work at the castle and in so doing discovers the real truth of who she is.

I thoroughly enjoyed this spin on the story. The characters were deep and the story kept moving at a good pace. If you like period dramas, especially with a familiar theme, I recommend this one for sure!

The Golden Braid is available on AMAZON in kindle, audible, MP3, and hardcover formats. Not currently available on available on Google Play.

Available: Nov 17

Press Summary:

The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower…

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.

The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

 

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

 

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Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

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Return to Robinson Island By TJ Hoisington Book Review

 

 

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Return to Robinson Island by TJ Hoisington _ Zainey Laney

I was recently given the opportunity to read this book, the sequel to Johann David Wyss‘s Swiss Family Robinson. The book takes place in the future, after Ernst has left the island to join the Navy, Fritz has started a family, and Francis has grown to be very skilled in animal husbandry and hunting.

After serving on the seas for a few years, Ernst takes some time off and goes back to the island for a visit, taking his friend John. While there the men discover pirate treasure, but really have no use for it on the island. Ernst takes a few pieces back to the mainland for some sound, yet discreet advice. But sinister forces are afoot, and this discovery threatens the island and the Robinson family.

This book is a very interesting read, especially if you have read the original story, or seen the movie. The description of the innovative ways used to live on the island has always fascinated me. And this story definitely does continue where the other leaves off, making a thrilling and fun ride to the end!

Return to Robinson Island is available on AMAZON in kindle, and hardcover formats. Also available on Google Play. Check out more on the website: https://www.swissfamilyreturns.com

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Release date: Oct 13

Press Summary:

Inspired by the “original” Swiss Family Robinson book written in 1812 by Johann David Wyss, Return to Robinson Island is a continuation of the adventures of the Robinson family fifteen years after their famous shipwreck.
 Return to Robinson Island is an entertaining, action-packed adventure story that has a thread of romance weaved throughout. It takes place fifteen years after the Robinson Family’s famous shipwreck on a remote island in the East Indies. The story highlights Ernest Robinson, who is now twenty-seven years old, engaged to be married, and is a 1st Lieutenant in the British Royal Navy. Ernest has distinguished himself as a fearless fighter, respected leader, God-fearing man, and loyal friend. However, his loyalty is tested when his commanding officer, Captain Charlie, is court-martialed on war crimes and Ernest has no choice but to tell the truth even if his testimony sends his former captain to prison.
When reports reach England that a vast treasure trove has been found on Robinson Island, Ernest and his family find themselves in mortal danger when Captain Charlie vows to retrieve the treasure for himself and wreak revenge on the entire Robinson family. Will the Robinson Family survive the attack?
Will Ernest ever see his fiancée again? One thing is certain: they won’t give up the island – or their lives – without a fight!
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Until Next Time,
Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney
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Every Girl Gets Confused by Janice Thompson Book Review

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Every Girl Gets Confused by Janice Thompson Book Review _ Zainey Laney

OK so I confess, the real reason I chose to review this book is because the cover is purple! Not really. So I started reading this book and realized that I had read books by her before. Janice Thompson has also written the “Weddings by Bella” and “Weddings by Design” . It looks like she likes this genre as this book is part of the “Brides with Style” series. I believe this book is the second in the series, and although I did not read the first, I may just go back because I liked it.

Katie works at a bridal shop and is dating the shop owners son, Brady, who is also a Maverick’s basketball player. Or he was, but he has been benched due to an injury. Katie is trying to balance love, work, and tough decisions in her life while helping Brady through his own life changing ones. The book is filled with lots of lively characters and an easy to read story. Plus there is also an element about Doris Day (I won’t spoil it, but it’s cute and makes me want to go watch more of her movies). Definitely one you don’t have to think about!

Every Girl Gets Confused is available on AMAZON in paperback, kindle, and hardcover formats. Also available on Google Play.

Release date: Oct 20

Press Summary:

How can she choose between the love she thought she lost and the love she stumbled upon in the aftermath?

Katie Fisher and Brady James may be a match made in heaven, but that doesn’t seem to guarantee them a happily ever after accompanied by angelic choirs. Katie’s almost-fiancé Casey is back in Fairfield, ready to rekindle their relationship. And there’s nothing Katie’s parents want more than for their small-town girl to leave Dallas and come home for good.

But can she really leave Brady behind? And will she ever be able to wear that gorgeous wedding dress she won?

 

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Whisper if you need me by Dina SIlver Book Review

Whisper If you Need Me by Dina Silver _ Zainey Laney

 

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It’s not monday but I have a special book to share with you today! “Whisper If you need me” is a story about Julia. 5 years previously her mother mysteries left and Julia still does not know why. Now, at 16, Julia is sent to camp by her father and step mother. While there, she meets Jack, explores what it means to grow up, and how to deal with the past in her life.

Whisper If you need me is a very nice read. I felt like it was fast and pulled me in. This is definitely in the chic-lit genre. While I liked the story itself, I felt like the ages of the main characters were a little young. The setting of the camp is definitely idyllic and I could see many people being introspective there. However, the relationship to me was not totally realistic.  As someone who has worked at camps, if you were involved with a camper, you were a goner. However, the story itself is definitely worth the read.

Whisper If you need me is available on AMAZON in paperback, and kindle. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: Oct 20

Press Summary:

A strong-willed yet vulnerable young beauty, Julia Pearl is sixteen years old when she’s sent away to summer camp for the first time. Julia’s father and stepmother are convinced that time away from home will be good for Julia, hoping it will restore the confidence she lost when her mother disappeared five years earlier. Released from the emotional constraints of her new family and the ugly reputation her mother left behind, Julia finds herself reluctantly tossed into the free-spirited and often drama-infused world of overnight camp—where she quickly falls for an intensely charismatic counselor named Jack Dempsey, a nineteen-year-old college student who will prove to save her life in more ways than one. Rich with humor and poignancy, Whisper If You Need Me is a timeless story that will remind readers of the strength of friendship, the unwavering devotion of family, and ultimately, the power of young love.

 

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review to share with my readers.

 

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl Book Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl Book Review _ Zainey Laney

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Today I am reviewing Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl. This looks to be book 3 in the series “Finding Sanctuary.” Sophie is a reporter for a big city newspaper who is chasing a decade old thief to a Mennonite city. Her past is catching up with her as she finds her childhood crush lives there. Seeing him reminds her of the hurtful past she wants to forget. Will she find the criminal and write her story? Will her childhood crush help heal her past?

This book was very much under the thriller/suspense genre. It was well written with complex characters and a plot twist I did not see coming (and I see them pretty far away). If you are looking for a good read that is rivoting, this is definitely a read for you. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s is not a book about evil or eclipses.

Rising Darkness is available on AMAZON in paperback, kindle, and hardcover formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: November 3

Press Summary:

Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and regret. Certain she’s left her past far behind her, she’s now focused on her job at a newspaper and is shocked when she stumbles upon the name of someone she knew in her old life. But when she learns the man–a prisoner–claims a suspect from a decades-old unsolved crime is hiding out in the small town of Sanctuary, Missouri, she can’t resist following the lead in hopes of furthering her career.

Almost immediately upon her arrival, Sophie’s confronted with a face from her past and fears her intention of using a false identity to investigate is doomed. But with the help of Sanctuary’s charismatic young pastor, Sophie knows she’s getting close. Will she be able to conceal the truth of her own past long enough to find the suspect before someone puts a stop–fatal or otherwise–to her investigation?

 

Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC to introduce to my readers.

 

Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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The Good Neighbor Review + Giveaway

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This is the second book I am reading for BookSparks U. If you missed the first one, Big Law by Lucy Cameron, make sure you check it out!

The Good Neighbor by AJ Banner _ Zainey Laney

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner is classified under the suspense thriller genre. I reminded me a lot of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, but shorter. If you are a fan of the type of books that keep you guessing, this will be up your alley.

Sarah lives a perfect life as a small town writer in beautiful Washington, and is still a newlywed to Dr. Johnny. However, one night a fire reveals the dangers of living in a small town.

Like I said, this book was a really fast read both in length and how it keeps you reading. My complaint is that the characters were not written as complex and deep enough as they could have been. While I did kind of root for the heroine, I did not fall in love with the protanganist enough to want to read a sequel. However, if you are looking for a book to read for enjoyment, this is an excellent read.

The Good Neighbor is available on AMAZON in paperbakc, audible, MP3 CD, and ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: September 1

Press Summary:

Named by Harper’s Bazaar as a book that could be the next Gone Girl.

From a phenomenal new voice in suspense fiction comes a book that will forever change the way you look at the people closest to you…

Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about—quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That’s what Sarah thinks as she settles into life with her new husband, Dr. Johnny McDonald. But all too soon she discovers an undercurrent of deception. And one October evening when Johnny is away, sudden tragedy destroys Sarah’s happiness.

Dazed and stricken with grief, she and Johnny begin to rebuild their shattered lives. As she picks up the pieces of her broken home, Sarah discovers a shocking secret that forces her to doubt everything she thought was true—about her neighbors, her friends, and even her marriage. With each stunning revelation, Sarah must ask herself, Can we ever really know the ones we love?

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Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Mini Book Reviews- What I read this month

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Sometimes I do full reviews of books, but this time I have been reading so many, that I decided to do one post with a bunch of different books!

Here is what I have been reading this month:

The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay _ Zainey Laney

Lucy has been living with a few secrets. Then she meets James and they start dating. James finds out her secrets and cannot deal with the ramifications. Through a chance meeting with James’ grandmother, Lucy discovers that who she is does not have to be based on the past, but can be found in literary England.

This book was an interesting read. The way it was written was at time over descriptive, and since I am sometimes a skimmer, I found myself doing that a few times. However, the plot is solid and if you are a fan of classic Bronte, Austin, and Dickens, you will appreciate this book.

The Bronte Plot is available on AMAZON in ebook and paperback formats. Also available on Google Play.

Release date: Nov 3

Press Summary:

When Lucy’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her.

Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious measures to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt, and trouble. Something has to change; shehas to change.

In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother Helen hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.

As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom, as Helen confronts the ghosts of her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines, who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of change.

Now Lucy must go back into her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.

 

Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer _ Zainey Laney

Wynn’s Grandmother has told her stories of her great grandmother, and how she abandoned her child to be a Rum runner.  When Wynn’s grandmother passes, Wynn finds a newspaper clipping that shares that there may be more to the story. Accompanied by her boyfriend Oliver, she starts off to find the real story, and along the way tries to find why she herself has been running.

This book was an interesting read for sure. I loved that the author keeps you reading by revealing information little by little.

Wynn in Doubt is available on AMAZON in ebook and paperback formats.

Release date: Oct 6

Press Summary:

Wynn Jeffries has wanderlust. Unfortunately, her life stalled somewhere between graduating from college and slinging drinks at the local dive bar. Stuck in a one-room apartment with no career, no boyfriend, no…life, she dreams of something more. Something amazing. Something like Oliver Reeves, her high school crush, who’s back in town and reminding Wynn of the way she used to be.

When a forgotten news clipping falls out of a book belonging to Wynn’s grandmother, a well-kept family secret is finally revealed. Is Wynn’s gypsy spirit the result of an overactive imagination, or did she inherit it from a woman so determined to live a big life, she gave up everything to have it?

Together, Wynn and Oliver attempt to put together the missing pieces of her family’s past and unravel the mystery behind her great-grandmother’s disappearance. But after so much time succumbing to fear and regret, can Wynn ditch her safe, routine life for the chance at an extraordinary future?

I will Marry George Clooney by Tracy Bloom _ Zainey Laney

Michelle has never revealed who the father of her daughter is to anyone. One small bet with her basically leads her to promise that she will marry George Clooney in order to keep her from making the same mistakes.

This was a really fun read. While you don’t ever truly believe that she will marry George, the hi jinks that ensue when she tries is very entertaining. This was definitely a must read!

I Will Marry George Clooney is available on AMAZON in ebook and paperback formats.

Release date: Oct 30

Press Summary:

A brand new very funny novel, from the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Single Woman Seeks Revenge.

There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney.

For Michelle, that time is now.

Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory, whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenager who hates her, is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned.

But marrying the most eligible man on the planet by Christmas could change all that, couldn’t it?

Sometimes your only option is to dream the impossible – because you never know where it might take you…

This is a fun, completely fantastical novel featuring George Clooney, and has not been authorised or endorsed by the wondrous man himself.

 

Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig _ Zainey Laney

Those who love a good murder mystery will love this book. Juliet comes back to a cafe she used to work at in college and isn’t there a day when people begin getting killed off. Honestly, I can’t tell you enough that if you love mysteries, you will like this!

Death Before Decaf is available on AMAZON in ebook formats. Also available on Google Play.

Release date: Nov 17

Press Summary:

Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and Diane Mott Davidson, Caroline Fardig’s captivating new mystery novel takes readers behind the counter of a seemingly run-of-the-mill coffeehouse . . . where murder is brewing.

After her music career crashes and burns spectacularly, Juliet Langley is forced to turn to the only other business she knows: food service. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes yet again when her two-timing fiancé robs her blind and runs off with her best waitress. Flushing what’s left of her beloved café down the toilet with her failed engagement, Juliet packs up and moves back to her college stomping grounds in Nashville to manage an old friend’s coffeehouse. At first glance, it seems as though nothing’s changed at Java Jive. What could possibly go wrong? Only that the place is hemorrhaging money, the staff is in open revolt, and Juliet finds one unlucky employee dead in the dumpster out back before her first day is even over.

The corpse just so happens to belong to the cook who’d locked horns with Juliet over the finer points of the health code. Unimpressed with her management style, the other disgruntled employees are only too eager to spill the beans about her fiery temper to the detective on the case. Add to the mix a hunky stranger who’s asking way too many questions, and suddenly Juliet finds herself in some very hot water. If she can’t simmer down and sleuth her way to the real killer, she’s going to get burned.

Cinderella Shoes by Shonna Slayton _ Zainey Laney

I have never heard of a tail of Cinderella like this. Kate has been made the keeper of Cinderella’s dresses (ball gown, wedding gown) from the step-sister’s descendants. The shoes have been lost, but Kate believes that if she finds them, she will be able find her lost father. There was a previous book called Cinderella’s Dress which I did not read. There are some references in this book to that but you can still follow it if you haven’t read it.

Cinderella’s Shoes is available on AMAZON in ebook and paperback formats. Also available on Google Play.

Release date: Oct 6

Press Summary:

The war may be over, but Kate Allen’s life is still in upheaval. Not only has she discovered thatCinderella was real, but now she’s been made Keeper of the Wardrobe, her sole responsibility to protect Cinderella’s mystical dresses from the greed of the evil stepsisters’ modern descendants.

But Cinderella’s dresses are just the beginning. It turns out that the priceless glass slippers might actually exist, too, and they could hold the power to reunite lost loved ones like her father—missing in action since World War II ended. As Kate and her boyfriend, Johnny, embark on an adventure from New York to Italy and Poland in search of the mysterious slippers, they will be tested in ways they never imagined.

Because when you harness Cinderella’s magic, danger and evil are sure to follow…

 

Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss _ Zainey Laney

This is probably my favorite book I have read this month. Dahlia is unemployed, but she has been hired by the family of a dead Roleplayer to find his sword. If you are a fan of online gaming, geek or pop culture, this book is a must read. The characters are vibrant and interesting.

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss is available on AMAZON in ebook , hardcover, and audible formats. Also available on Google Play.

Release date: Oct 20

Press Summary:

For fans of The Guild, New Girl, Scott Pilgrim, Big Bang Theory, Veronica Mars, or anyone who has ever geeked out about something.

The odds of Dahlia successfully navigating adulthood are 3,720 to 1. But never tell her the odds.

Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she’s not living her best life. But that’s all about to change.

Before Dahlia can make her life any messier on her own she’s offered a job. A job that she’s woefully under-qualified for. A job that will lead her to a murder, an MMORPG, and possibly a fella (or two?).

Turns out unfortunate decisions abound, and she’s just the girl to deal with them.

 

So that’s all the books for now. Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

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The Imposter By Suzanne Woods Fisher Book Review

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The book I read last week was called The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher. It falls into the Drama Fiction category.

The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher _ Zainey Laney

I read quite a few dramas, and while it is not my favorite category (that would be chic-lit or scifi/ suspense) it is a great way to pass the time and not tax your brain.

The Imposter is a pretty quick and easy read, so if you like quiet time with a cup of tea, this is a book for you!

What I liked about this book is that even though it takes place in an amish community, there are members of the church that are open to change and do not judge someone for their decisions. It is a book about love: platonic and romantic. And it really makes you think about what is important in life? Is it your core moral values or your love for the people around you? How should we really live to show people how we care? Can Imposters be friends? Can your friends be imposters? Yep there are a lot of questions, but this book gives their take on the answers.

The Imposter is available on AMAZON in ebook, paperback, and Hardcover formats. Also available on Google Play.

Release date: Oct 6

Press Summary:

A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose.

What she doesn’t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow’s farm just when help is most needed–and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She’s been deceived once before, and she isn’t planning on experiencing it again.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a tale of love, uncertainty, and trusting God to write your story.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Disclaimer: I received this book in order to review it for my readers. Post may contain affiliate links. Book review done with permission of publisher.

Unitl Next time!

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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One Wish in Manhatten by Mandy Baggot Book Review

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The book I read last week was called One Wish in Manhatten by Mandy Baggot. It falls into the Chic-lit category.

One Wish in Manhatten By Mandy Baggot _ Zainey Laney

Somewhere this week, I read that there are a finite number of plot points and most novels fall into those categories. This one is definitely the man who plays the field gets his head turned by one woman who makes him change his ways.

But of course there is so much more to it that that. While this is a holiday story, the festivities are not forced down your throat so this is the perfect year round read. The main character, Hayley, and her daughter Angel visit their brother/ uncle in New York. Since they are from England, they are new to some of the American ways. Hayley is looking for Angel’s birth father whom she hasn’t seen in 10 years. After all it’s Angel’s Christmas wish.

This book is a quick read, and very enjoyable. The characters are believable and intelligent, which makes it a little different from your average romance novel.

One Wish in Manhatten is available on AMAZON in ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: Oct 2

Press Summary:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . to fall in love

The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish on her mind…to start over.

With her nine year-old daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for an adventure. From hot chocolates and horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park, to ice-skating at the Rockefeller Centre, and Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue – they soon fall in love with the city that never sleeps.

But there’s more to New York than the bright twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has a Christmas wish of her own – to find her real dad.

While Hayley tries to fufil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked.

Determined to make her daughter’s dream come true, can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might turn into reality – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever?

Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they both realise that life isn’t just about filling the minutes…it’s about making every moment count.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Big Law by Lucy Cameron Book Review

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Recently I began getting into book reviews, which you have probably noticed have been popping up on my blog a lot lately. My kindle app and google books always have to be stocked so I can read any time I get a chance.

My genres tend to be chic lit, young adult, and sci fi/ adventure. Big Law by Lucy Cameron, falls into the Chic-lit category.

 

Big Law by Lucy Cameron _ Zainey Laney

 

This was a fairly easy read, however the ease of reading digital books made this one challenging as I received it in bound form. No matter! I love physical books and so I made a point to read this on my mini-vacation last week. That review is coming later.

The book really had a Devil Wears Prada feel to it, and while I know that is pretty much what the press release says, I have read both that and Revenge Wears Prada so I know what I am talking about. Mackenzie Corbett is running herself ragged trying to work for a large law firm in the corporate law department. She has to work through a series of cases that causes her to neglect her personal life and in the process comes to reflect on why she chose law in the first place.

Even if you are not familiar with legal jargon, you will not get lost in the book. It does not pander to the reader, but provides a fun and easy to read adventure through career vs passion. This is probably one of my new favorite books for the fall.

The Big Law is available on AMAZON in both regular and ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: September 7

Press Summary:

Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premier Manhattan law firm, she’s living her fantasy–big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don’t fit into the fantasy, though. To make matters worse, she’s being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she’s stuck on the deal from hell with a partner whose biggest claim to fame is throwing a stapler at a cleaning lady because she touched his ficus plant.
With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on line, the overachiever in her is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm’s history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare.
In this pitch perfect, frightening accurate novel, Lindsay Cameron throws back the curtain to this intriguing world exposing the truth about life in Biglaw.
Until next time,
Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney
Disclaimer: I received this book in order to review it for my readers. Post may contain affiliate links. Book review done with permission of publisher.