Weekend Reading And A Giveaway

Kristen and I are giving away copies of The Blondes of Bel Air! This is the Kindle version of our new Young Adult novel which was just published! We are so excited about the story of Gemma and Lily in Bel Air. If you enjoy reality tv, all things glamorous, Andy Cohen from Bravo, then you will for sure like this.
We have heard from readers that this would make a great Netflix/Amazon Prime show and Kristen and I agree! Read it and tell us what you think. Any and all help in spreading the word is so appreciated!
Here is the link for the giveaway!
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And now, onto my MUST READ books!
It took me a few days to get through Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, The Big Lie but it was a very interesting read. He explores the roots of fascism and answers questions about Nazi’s. I highly recommend this one, it will blow your mind with facts and a look into the history of politics.
I know a few difficult women and they are strong and admirable. So I am excited to read In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo! I really admire some of the women she features such as Nora Ephron, Amelia Earhart, Shonda Rhimes and Frida Kahlo.
Here’s what you need to know:
Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Frida Kahlo, Nora Ephron, Amy Poehler, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Taylor, and Helen Gurley Brown, among others. Their lives–imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious–provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being “difficult,” Karbo reveals, might not make life easier. But it can make it more fulfilling–whatever that means for you.
I anticipate this being a really inspiring read!
Like I’ve mentioned before, I am really into thrillers and mysteries lately. The cover of this one caught my attention immediately, I just get a creepy vibe from it- don’t you? The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani promises to be a page-turner.
When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.
I love the plot of this story and it makes me think of that movie, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle!

I’ve read and loved all of Susan Meissner’s novels so when I saw As Bright As Heaven, her newest book due out in 2018, I knew I had to get my hands on an advance copy. I’m grateful for the sneak peek! Her writing is absolutely lovely and I’m only a few chapters in but I’m hooked.
Her writing is absolutely lovely and I’m only a few chapters in but I’m hooked.
Here’s the synopsis:
In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters–Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa–a chance at a better life.
But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without–and what they are willing to do about it.

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