Saturday, December 11, 2010

Book Review - Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball is the first of the books by Donita Paul that I have read. I am looking forward to reading more. It is a combination of fantasy and romance.
The two characters , Cora and Simon, work for the same company but do not socialize much or know each other. They end up meeting at a mysterious bookstore and the friendship continues growing throughout the story. Another leading character in the story is Simon’s sister, Sandy.
When making a purchase at the bookstore, they each receive a ticket to the Christmas Ball. Other people they talk to have not heard of the Christmas Ball or of Sage Street. The ball is held each year to set up romantic matches that the booksellers have decided to bring together.
Cora and Simon is one of the couples they are trying to get together. Throughout the story, the storyline takes a number of twists and turns that keeps you wondering if they will end up getting together.
Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball is a refreshing holiday story and I would highly recommend it.

This is a review for the WaterBrook Multinomah Publishing Group. I received a free copy of the book in return for reviewing it. I did not receive any other compensation.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oprah's Latest Book Selection

The latest selection for Oprah’s Book Club was announced the other day. It is called a Date with Dickens and includes A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. On the website you can print out a reading schedule and also a bookmark template with the reading schedule on it. Online discussions will begin in January.
If you don’t want to buy the books, you could check out your library or ebooks are available online. One source for ebooks that have them for free right now is Amazon at A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download software to read kindle books on your computer, smart phone and other devices.