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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Book Review and Book Contest--The Big 5-0 by Sandra D. Bricker

I hope you will leave a comment on any post during the month of April to be entered into the drawing on May 1st to win a copy of this great book. All those with an American mailing address are eligible, except last month's winner. And all you have to do is make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Simple.

Although I passed the "Big 5-0" eleven years ago, this book touched my heart as I'm sure it will ladies of any age. I also loved the main setting--Captiva, Florida, one of our favorite places to vacation. An added bonus was reading about the various familiar sites and restaurants and the key lime pie! Makes me hungry for a slice just to type it.

Widow Olivia Wallace dreads her upcoming 50th birthday, but not for the usual reasons. She has a string of bad memories associated with birthdays. Her next-door neighbor and her neighbor's mom who lives in Sanibel, work it out for Olivia to dog-sit the mom's beloved Boofer (a character in himself!) while the mom visits her daughter.

While there, Olivia meets two men, a father and son who both seem to fall for her. She can't imagine what can go wrong on this birthday! If you want to find out, you will have to read the book, so leave a comment or run out and buy it. You'll be glad you did.

This book which is an ARC copy was a gift from the author and publisher, Abingdon Press, for the purposes of review.


Karen Lange said...

Sounds interesting, Rose. Thanks for sharing this. Thanks also, for doing the giveaway.
Blessings to you and your readers:)

Angela Breidenbach said...

Well I can sure connect about the birthdays :-) I've never liked them. Not because of aging, this age is the best ever, but because of how odd they always are. I prefer to ignore birthdays and live every day with joy.

I could see the issue for the character about birthdays :-)

Lynda Schab said...

I've wanted to read Sandie's book as soon as I read the blurb. Too fun! Please enter me. Thanks!

LyndaSchab at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This book sounds very interesting considering it has a dog as a character, and a heroine on the cusp of 50. I know I'd enjoy the story.

Donna Winters

Merry said...

I've read wonderful reviews for The Big 5-0!, I love a book that touches my heart and makes me laugh. I'd love to have my name in the drawing. Thanks!