This is a place for my opinions on what I read, some movies or whatever else I find interesting. I love reading. I can find something positive about everything I read, at least I hope I can. I understand it takes a great deal of love and effort to write a book and to get it published. An author does not set out to write a crappy book, this is/was their baby. They got up at all hours of the night to feed it.

I don't see how you can give a true review of a book rushing through it. Don't you need to savor it a bit? I don't want my opinion to discourage anyone from reading. I hope you find something here you find interesting.

I buy most of my books, I get a few ARC, and I visit my library when my funds are low. I'm not trying to get you to buy anything by my opinions on the books I've read. I don't care if you buy it, borrow it, or check it out at the library. Just read. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Truly, Madly

AUTHOR: Heather Webber
PAGES: 305
WEBSITE: http://www.heatherwebber.com/

SUMMARY: Lucy Valentine comes from a long line of matchmakers said to be blessed by Cupid himself. With this blessing also comes a curse, no Valentine marriage has been able to survive. The Valentines are able to see people's auras and match them accordingly. Lucy's gift is zapped away after an electrical surge leaving her with a useless gift, according to Lucy, of only being able to find lost objects. Lucy feeling obsolete, where the family business is concerned, cuts herself off of her trust fund and tries to make it on her own.
When her father suffers a heart attack Lucy must run the business without ruining it. Overseeing the family business is not as easy when you don't have a magical gift of matching the right persons together. How long will she be able to fake it without losing all her fathers clients?
Lucy has to come to terms with her gift, accept herself, stop letting the fear of Cupid's curse control her love life and find her place in the family business. Along the way Lucy finds herself solving a murder case and falling in love. Who knew matchmaking could be so hot and dangerous?

OPINION: I loved everything about this book. It was sharp, witty, and moved at a fast pace. Lucy is a wonderful character you love from the start. She's quirky, funny, kindhearted and always finds a way to get in over her head. The book has the right amount of mystery laced with romance.
You feel the burden Lucy does having a gift and not being able to do anything useful with it when a local child goes missing and Lucy is haunted by the fact she can find lost objects, not people or animals.
And when she touches a clients hand and images of his lost engagement ring comes flashing in her head of the ring on a skeleton Lucy's world becomes more than complicated.
This is a perfect piece of chick lit. that you won't be able to put down.
This book will be available in Feb. 2010, so look for it. And I'm happy to say Deeply, Desperately will be coming soon.
"This stupid curse," I said, drifting off. "Charcoal gray, steely blue, me and you, one plus one is two...."
Hope you enjoy it too.


  1. I've recently seen the book popping up all over the blogosphere. Great review. It sounds really fun and now I'm going to have to add it to my list! Thanks.

  2. Hi Book Snob,
    It really was a cute, funny book. Great to keep in your purse.


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