Friday, July 24, 2009

A 4-Star Review!

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out." ~Ronald Reagan

I'm so excited because I was Googling myself last night (yeah, I use Google Alerts, but it doesn't always turn up everything) and I discovered that One Night in Memphis received a 4-star review from Romantic Times! Very excited!! The only problem is that I don't subscribe, and you can't read the review online until 2 months after the print issue comes if anyone out there is an RT subscriber and can send me the actual review ( , I would be eternally grateful!

Now, of course, begins the waiting and fingernail-chewing for reviews of One Night in Napa. I confess it's gotten a little easier to read reviews of my work since the first book, but I still cringe a little. And Mrs. Giggles? Oh Lord help me if/when she reviews Napa!

Update: Thanks to my fellow SP authors, here's the RT review!

Thrilling action and suspense complement a budding romance in this touching story of two people finding new beginnings. Appealing secondary characters add depth to an engaging plot.

Summary: Fed up with Sean's constant vows that he's leaving his wife, Dakota ends the relationship and heads to Memphis for a reunion with a girlfriend. She wants to relax, party and forget the past year. Ethan, meanwhile, still mourns the wife he lost to cancer more than a year ago. Basketball buddies convince him a night on Beale Street is what he needs to start living again.Dakota first spots Ethan on the basketball court, and both are pleased when they meet again in a downtown club. After a couple of false starts they begin to share what is meaningful in their lives. But their blossoming relationship is threatened when a violent Sean appears.


Liz said...

That is so awesome. Sorry I don't subscribed -though every now and again I pick up a copy at borders.

Marianne Arkins said...

That is AWESOME!!! I'm thrilled for you :-)