Don’t you just love reading books that are so easy to read, quite engaging, and is the kind of book that you can get lost in? These are those kind of books! So good, that you are finished before you know it, and miss the characters once you’ve turned to the last page.
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Synopsis: from Goodreads:
Molly is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family’s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly’s been on staff at Eye Spy, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio.
Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance “in the style of Nora Ephron,” she flunks out big time. Clearly she can’t recognize romance. And in her own life, she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man whogets her. Mainly because he’s a well-known player.
But, with help from Nora Ephron’s movies, Molly learns to open her heart, suppress her cynicism, and find her very own fairytale ending. Linda Yellin’s “What Nora Knew” will captivate readers with its charm and humor.
I must admit, I’ve not read any Nora Roberts’ books, but have seen her books-turned-movies: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. While I don’t know Nora’s writing (other than in movies), I absolutely loved Linda’s book! It has everything a great book should have: romance, crazy job, great friends, and moments of self-reflection for the characters.
Molly has a great job (even though she has quite a bit of Bridget Jones’ Diary moments), and a boyfriend, who is a little too eager to hand out his business card. Molly goes to the Hamptons for her yearly vacation getaway at her friend’s house. While there, she meets Cameron, who is quite the player and has an eye for her. While the book is predictable, it is entertaining, fun, a feel-good kind of book, that everyone needs from time to time! Even if you aren’t a Nora Ephron fan or read her books, like me, you will love it! If you are a Nora Ephron fan and have read her books- you will love all the references made to her books and characters!It’s a book that had me smiling as I read certain scenes and was a story that I am sure many readers will enjoy talking about!
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Christian Romance, Mystery fiction
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Allie Kirkland has never been one to take wild risks. But when she’s offered a costuming assistant’s job on a docudrama in the hills near Moses Lake, she jumps at the chance. She’s always dreamed of following in her director-father’s footsteps, and the reenactment of the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood is a first step. The family expectations will have to wait.