Posts Tagged ‘love and romance’

True Betrayals

March 31, 2010

Author: Nora Roberts

Title: True Betrayals

Genre: Romance / Suspense

Publication Date: 2005

Number of Pages: 400

Geographical Setting: Washington DC, Virginia, Southeastern states

Time Period: Present time

Series: Not part of a series

Plot Summary: Kelsey Byden lived the past 26 years surrounded by privilege, the arts, a wonderful education…everything a WASP could dream of. All of that comes to a halt when she receives a letter from her mother, her mother who died 23 years before, or so she thought. Kelsey decides to get to know this lost parent and moves to her horse farm. There she must face truths about the past – her own and her family’s. Enamoured with a new love of horses, her mother and a pushy (but sexy) neighbor Kelsey must fight to defend that when someone wants to bring that all down at any cost.

Subject Headings: Romance, Southern United States, Intrigue, Secrets, Horse Racing

Appeal: Love and romance, humor, mysterious, flashbacks, calculated, page turner, introspective, coming of age

3 terms that best describe this book: Insightful, passionate, gripping

Similar Authors and Works:

3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors

1. The Home Run Horse: Inside America’s Billion-Dollar Racehorse Industry and the High-Stakes Dreams that Fuel It by Glenye Cain  (Cain takes the reader from the winner’s circle to the stall, detailing what goes into horse racing and how it came to be the staple that it is; horse racing, true stories, humor, history)

2. Making Peace With Your Mom: Steps to a Healthier Mother-Daughter Relationship by H. Norman Wright (Wright helps readers come to terms with their mothers mistakes and rewrite their future relationship; self realization, mother-daughter relationships, making peace with the past)

3. Beyond the Homestretch: What I’ve Learned from Saving Racehorses by Lynn Reardon (Reardon writes about how adopting and rehabilitating horses changed her life and goals; horse racing, true stories, introspective, self realization)

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors

1. Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe (Bobby Cameron takes a job training horses in England and must battle Milly every day to see who is the real trainer; love, humor, horse racing, family relationships)

2. The Chesapeake Diaries: Coming Home by Mariah Stewart (Grady and Vanessa help each other battle inner demons and uncover mysteries of the past; surprise love, determined woman, self-discovery, love, mystery)

3. Family Secrets: A Novel by Judith Henry Wall (Follow three sisters as the uncover the mysterious death of their grandmother and try to save their mother and their lives; love, mystery, family relationships, self-discovery)

Name:  Michael Ann

Love @ First Site

March 31, 2010

Author: Jane Moore

Title: Love @ First Site

Genre: Women’s Lives and Relationships

Publication Date: 2006

Number of Pages: 368

Geographical Setting: London, England

Time Period: Present time

Series: Not part of a series

Plot Summary: Jess Monroe is thirty four with a burgeoning career in television, great friends, a wonderful flat and no boyfriend. No boyfriend in the past year, six months, or on the horizon. Her friends decide it’s high time she find love and sign her up for the world of Internet dating. She endures horrible dates, confusing suitors, and a tragic blow to her family. Jess finally faces the reality that the dream relationships of her sister, parents and friends takes real work and sacrifice and whether or not she is ready for a true partner.

Subject Headings: London, Romance, Internet Dating, Relationships, Family, Friendships, Sisters, Illness

Appeal: Humorous, sarcastic, love and romance, sarcasm, linear plot, measured, reflective, first person, measured, sensible, determined, surprise ending.

3 terms that best describe this book: Sardonic, romantic and direct

Similar Authors and Works:

3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors

1. I Can’t Believe I’m Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating by Evan Marc Katz  (Katz, founder of the world’s first online dating consultant firm, guides a novice through the world of internet dating and what they can expect; internet dating, sarcastic, true life experiences)

2. Vibrational Harmony: Why We Don’t Get What We Want and How We Can by Beverly Nadler (Nadler gives tips on how to recognize defeating self programming and overcome those obstacles to get what you really want; self realization, goals, well being, actionable steps for personal success)

3. Dead-End Lovers: How to Avoid Them and Find True Intimacy by Nina Brown (Brown advises readers on how to ditch the pointless relationships in their lives and how to open themselves up to find a true parter; maintaining relationships, introspective, boundary building, changing illusions)

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors

1. Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise (Kate sets up a business plan to find the perfect man; dating, love, self-discovery, strong female characters, determined)

2. Reinventing Mona by Jennifer Coburn (Mona is determined to make her crush fall for her, but does her dancing partner Mike have other ideas in mind? surprise love, determined woman, self-discovery, love)

3. Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin (Ellen wonders if she could have had a better life with her ex than with her husband; self-fulfillment; love, unresolved feeling, self-discovery)

Name:  Michael Ann