There are so many amazingly fun things to celebrate in March. It is so much more than just another month. There is the start of spring; there is St Patrick’s Day; and lets not forget Barbie’s Birthday!!!
March is one of the most underrated months in my opinion. We are just so ready to be done with winter, and ready for spring. That March just gets overlooked. Even though technically Spring starts in March; it is still quite chilly (and windy) that it doesn’t really feel like spring.
Do you love sandwiches? I mean really really love sandwiches. Yea me too. At the moment I am in search of the perfect one. Something hot, meaty and cheesy; with just the right amount seasoning or zing; something unexpected in it. So when I heard about this book, I was overjoyed that maybe there was someone who loved sandwiches as much as I did. That there was a whole cookbook about just that, amazing sandwiches.
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Yes, yes I know that this is getting out late and I struggled with even posting it. But this year, Ipsy has been on point and all of their bags have been really exceptional. They have stepped up their game: BIG TIME.
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Lets face it, we all want young, glowing, fresh looking skin. As we age (not that any of us are, no no not us), we lose a lot of that natural radiance that comes from youth. And it is really hard to get that back. The products that we are needing to use to really make a difference are either expensive or not great for us (think botox). Both are bad options in my opinion.
Lets talk about hair for a moment. What is your hair care routine? What are you really wanting from your hair products? Are you looking for strong, shiny healthy hair? One with lots of bounce, that kinda looks like it belongs in a shampoo commercial? Are you actually getting that?
After all the holiday craziness (and family drama), are you needing something fun, fluffy and enjoyable to read? Then Fooling Around with Cinderella is the perfect story for you. It is sweet, simple and a great read.
It has everything that is needed for a perfect after holiday break that you need before jumping into the rest of the winter holidays. The characters are well developed. Everyone from the main characters, to her sister, to the rest of the staff, even her niece has a full personality. It was so refreshing to have such a great set of characters. The story moves along at a great pace. It certainly doesn’t dawdle, but let you stick around in each scene long enough to get a great feel of it and be ready to move on. While it has a pretty easy to see coming story line, it is still a nice read.
From Back of Book
“Beyond broad shoulders and heaving bosoms. This thoughtful woman’s romance novel explores the inner life (thoughts, hopes, and doubts) of a couple as they contend with the realities of compelling relationships.
A modern-day pastiche of Jane Austen novels. Elise is a bright, beautiful law student, focused on a career and distrustful of men. She butts heads with Greg at her parents’ dinner parties. Dark, good-looking, internet-business owner, he finds Elise intriguing, so unlike the dark-haired seductive beauties he used to escort around.
Specter of revenge. Unable to deny their attraction for each other, they spend an unexpected night together two days before he is to wed someone else. Lori, the jilted fiancée, exacts revenge, tearing Greg and Elise apart and forcing them to face who they are and what they really want.
An accident. Older and wiser, Greg and Else reunite two years later. He is in for a surprise. Later, their lives are thrown again into disarray when Elise becomes the victim of a hit-and-run. Is Lori back to haunt them again?
A delicious romance with a literary slant, spiced with a twist of whodunit.”
This was a quick fun read that I was really looking forward to loving. The characters are wonderful. The writer does a great job letting us into each of the main characters minds, and lets us know what they are thinking. You get to know each of them inside and out. They both are relatable, and real. There is no “we locked eyes and fell in love” type.
However, with that said, I had a hard time following this book. The author’s timeline jumps around a lot. It goes from present day, back to the past to tell some back story from one perspective. Then rolls the timeline all the back to present. Then would jump back to the past, so you could get the back story from the other perspective. Then it would jump into the future, missing a big chunk of time.
***BIG SPOILER ALERT***
The main character ends up pregnant, but as we near the end of her pregnancy, the story jumps two years into the future. We miss the birth, we miss her moving out of her parents house, we miss her graduating, and getting the job she had her eyes on. I would have liked to have those moments in the story.
In fact I had to back read to figure out what was going on. Maybe I just needed a more straightforward story, chasing after three kids makes reading hard. But it felt a bit disjointed.
*** END OF SPOILER***
Even with the timeline issues, I enjoyed the story. Would it be one that I tell my girlfriends they NEED to read? Probably not. But if someone was going on a end of summer vaca and needed something for the beach, sure it would be acceptable for that.
Does it bother you when an author jumps around on the timeline? Do you like it when they go back in time so you get some more back story? What type of beach romance do you like to read?
From The Back Of The Book
Beneath Brooklyn’s wintry streets, seven people are dead, slumped in their seats on an F train. Fast thinking and good fortune prevent the subway car doors from opening, spilling poisonous gas into the station. It’s not long before a frightened metropolis of eight million demands answers: if this was an act of terror, where will these cruel killers strike next? NYPD detective Flo Ott looks closely at the victims. Each of their stories leads to another, one more colorful and complex than the last. A few of these quintessential New Yorkers catch Flo’s attention: a mysterious off-duty FBI agent; the beautiful woman next to him, who may have been his lover. Then there’s a Russian mobster with more than his fair share of enemies. As Flo battles false leads, conflicting witnesses, and meddling politicians, her investigation delves into the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Flo becomes convinced that this wasn’t a random act of violence, and she fears something much worse may be rumbling down the tracks.
About The Author
Richard Hilary Weber, a native of Brooklyn and a Columbia University graduate, has taught at the universities of Stockholm and Copenhagen, and has been a scriptwriter for French and Swedish filmmakers. He lives in Provence, France.
Honestly I struggled with this book. Back in the day, I use to love mystery books. They were my all time favorite; any more I just don’t need that edge of my seat, biting my nails, staying up till the early morning terrified because of a book. That being said….. It was really good. My struggles were just that it was not what I was wanting to read.
It was very well written, the characters were great, it took twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. It had me on the edge of my seat for a good chunk of it. If this is the type of book that you like, then you are going to LOVE it and should immediately add it to you must read list.
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