Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Debbie Macomber, Book Review and Giveaway!!!!

A Turn in the Road


Knit Along with Debbie Macomber – A Turn in the Road (Leisure Arts #5506)

It's time for some Debbie Macomber fun!!!

Once again I had the opportunity to talk with Debbie, each time we talk I learn something new, if she is ever in your area on a book tour be sure to stop in for her book signing!

Bet you're wondering what we talked about?  Well, here you go:

1.  Where do you find your inspiration to write?  

"My two house payments are plenty of inspiration!"

2.  Have you written any children's books?
"Yes, The Truly Terrible Horrible Sweater....That Grandma Knit"

3.  Tell us about your most embarrassing moment as an author...
"Several years ago I wrote a book and wanted a war hero, I chose Anderson Early, I didn't do my research very well, which I found out when I received a letter from his family stating that I had cast a black mark on his good name!"

4.  Which books that you have written are your favorite?
"It's hard to choose, there are so many!  But I will say, Between Friends, Twenty Wishes and A Turn in the Road are my favorites!"

5.  What kind of advice would you give to those who would like to write?
"Keep at it, no matter what, keep at it, if you want it more than anything it will happen"

Debbie, thank you so much for your interview....keep those books coming...and don't forget (Mall of America this summer!!!)



A Turn in the Road (from book jacket)

Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up....

In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamilton takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.

They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high school reunion.  A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life.  She's heard he's alone, too...and, well, she's curious.  Maybe even hopeful.

Bethanne needs time to reflect and her daughter Annie is out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him!

From Seattle's Blossom Street to the other end of the country, this is a trip that could change three women's lives.

MY THOUGHTS:
Debbie Macomber does it again with another wonderfully fun book.  From the time you hop into the rental car with Bethanne, Annie and Ruth straight through to the very end you'll find one adventure after another!  These may be three women traveling alone, but they do not lack for fun and changing their plans at a whim!

I really loved Ruth, she is one determined lady, she wants to go to Florida with or without the blessing of her grown son and daughter....which is exactly why Bethanne steps in and saves the day!

The story line is full of fun little mishaps and is topped off with a good dose of a tangled web of love and forgiveness!  A great summertime read!


Knit Along With Debbie Macomber: A Turn in the Road
Once again, Debbie has written a companion knitting book for her new release, as a knitter I LOVE these!  This book has 18 portable projects inspired by the book....because of course, you cannot go on a road trip and NOT knit!

Booties, Blankets, Spa Cloths and Scarves all beautifully illustrated are enough to cause inspiration to start a new project, but then there are bridal gloves, socks and more!  As always, the book is very well laid out and the instructions are very easy to read and follow.  The back of the book has general knitting instructions as well as yarn information.

This is a must for Debbie Macomber fans!  ....and don't forget about her very own line of yarn which you can find at many local yarn shops!!!


NOW....on to the PRIZE
How would you like to win BOTH of these books?
Thought so...here's what you need to do! 

Mandatory: (Don't forget your email)
PUBLICLY follow my blog 

Extras: (please leave a separate comment for each entry)
+1 if you tell me your favorite Debbie Macomber book
+1 if you left a comment on my Debbie Macomber teaser post  
+1 if you subscribe to my blog
+1 if you follow me on FB
+1 if you follow me on twitter
 
This giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 15th...I will choose the winner via Random.org.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen!

GOOD LUCK!!!


*I received 2 complimentary copies of each book, one for review, one to giveaway from Alana over at TBTPR.

75 comments:

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  2. Oh please don't make me choose just one Debbie Macomber book as my favorite, how bout instead I choose two of my favorite series :). I loved The Shops On Blossom Street and the Cedar Cove series, but wait I also loved her books about Angels, oh well I really just love everything she writes!

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  3. I love all the Debbie Macomber books. My favorite is the one I am currently reading.

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  10. Twenty Wishes if my fave Deb Macomber book.

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  23. Hard to pick a fave of Debbie's books...love them all....guess I will say The Snow Bride.
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  43. Hi!
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