It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? 

This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.

Finished This Week


Review Here

Skipping a Beat: A Novel

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Guest Reviews
These reviews were performed by my husband – I figure it will give my blog a little diversity!

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A Kingdom Besieged: Book One of the Chaoswar Saga
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Currently Reading

Shine  The Hunger Games

Up Next

Anna and the French Kiss

I finally decided that I just had to read this book!  I can’t wait to get started on it!

Don’t Forget these two contests

Domain Name and 400 Follower Giveaway

Blooming Books Giveaway

Now how was your book week?  Leave me a comment or a link!

In My Mailbox (20)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren.
I am happy to share with you what I got in my mailbox this week.  I hope you had a great mailbox week as well.  Please feel free to leave me a link and I will stop by and see you.  I am pleased that my website is back up and running.  It seems that godaddy was having problem.  Sorry to anyone who visited and was unable to get through!
For Review
Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason
See my 400 follower giveaway to win a copy of this book:  HERE
The Hunger Games
Thanks Christie (and Jake too)
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Bollingen Series)Temple of the Dragonslayer (Dragonlance: The New Adventures, Vol. 1)Anna and the French Kiss
Don’t forget to enter
So what was in your mailbox this week?  Leave me a comment or link!

Review:Skipping A Beat

Skipping a Beat: A Novel

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback , 327pp
  • Sales Rank: 620



My Thoughts

I loved this book!  It was one that I just could not put down.  I very easily connected with Julia and where she was in life.  She has a successful business and is married to a go-getter, Michael.  There were able to escape West Virginia and the pain of having a father who has a gambling problem.  All seems wonderful in their world from the outside looking in, but they are living two different lives.  Julia has given up most of her dreams, including having a family, for Micheal and his business. Life just keeps moving around them until he suffers a sudden heart attack and dies for 4 minutes.  Once revived, Micheal gives up everything he has – all of his millions – yet wants to rekindle his relationship with his wife.  Julia is very upset about losing this life and begins to work out if she can survive on her own.  Now, it seems that the prenuptial agreement they signed will save her.  Michael begs her for just 3 weeks to try to understand his decision.  Along the way, he tells her he is going to die again.
This is a very touching story about what is important in life and what we think is.  I cried numerous times in the story.  The story development is great.  There is just enough mystery to make to you want to sit and read this book in one sitting.  There is great character development – I felt as though I really knew these people and could feel where they were in life.  Ms. Pekkanen take us on an amazing journey and inside look at marriage, heartbreak, and the healing power of love!

My Rating

I highly recommend this book!  I give it 5 stars – it quickly became one of my favorites this year.