Monday, May 19, 2008

Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck

New Book Tuesday has been moved to New Book Friday (this week, anyway).

Here's a winner of a light summer beach read! (Or, say, a spring weekend on the back porch read.) I put this book away like a pint of Dove Unconditional Chocolate Ice Cream. I just ate. it. up. I loved her daddy's comparison to the K-Mart blue light special and I have it marked and reserved for Princess someday (even if it will only make her laugh). So, here's what it's about:

Caroline Sweeney has always done the right thing--the responsible, dependable thing--unlike her mother who abandoned her family. But when her best friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Barcelona, Spain, Caroline says "yes" to destiny.

Then, without warning, ownership of the run-down cafe where she's been waitressing falls right into Caroline's lap. While she's trying to determine the cafe's future, handsome Deputy Sheriff J.D. Rand captures Caroline's heart.

But when her first love, Mitch O'Neal, comes back to town, fresh from the heat of his newly-found fame as a country music singer in Nashville, Caroline must make some hard choices about love and the pursuit of the sweet life.

About Rachel: I've always wanted to be a writer. My dad used to tell me, "You're a writer." I have letters he wrote me post college, exhorting me to write. In this, I believe he had the heart of God.

In '93, I started an epic WW2 novel with two plots. It was well rejected. After that ordeal, I took a break and put efforts into my job as a software project manager. But, I missed writing and in late ' 99, I took up the craft again.

With a little help from my friends, my first book was published in ' 04, Lambert's Pride, a romance novel. I love writing chick lit and romance. I love writing. What an honor.

So, leave a comment: are you responsible? Does living in Spain register on your radar? You never know, you might win a copy of Sweet Caroline. You can increase your odds by popping over to Rachel's blog and leaving your comments all over her blog tour. And while you are there, sign up for her newsletter and you could also win a nice gift basket.


Anonymous said...

Here's my comment in hopes of winning a copy of "Sweet Caroline"! Thanks!


email: writeagain04 (at) yahoo (dot) com

mommy4life said...

Sounds good.....

That' what I need right now....

A light easy to read book....

BTW - Told you the Dove Unconditional Chocolate was THE BEST!!! (Hubby says its' the Chocolate Ganache layer on top, but they need another layer in the middle.....)