"It was the only place left where she still felt the nervous anticipation that extraordinary and magical things could happen if she let her imagination go wild."~ The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
31 May 2011
28 May 2011
"My book and heart must never part."
25 May 2011
"I read the note over and over. But I have to tell you that I had no idea what any of it meant, until later. And I have to tell you something else, too: I was scared. You scared the hell out of me."
The mystery of who is sending notes to a twelve year old girl from the future made this book impossible to put down.
23 May 2011
So tell me, did you have a American Girl doll? If so which one?
21 May 2011
20 May 2011
"The hum of well-wishers' voices swirled around Claire James as she stood numbly in front of the brick fireplace in her mother's cramped Los Angeles apartment." - Delivered with Love by Sherry Kyle
18 May 2011
Goodreads Blurb: "With the birth of his daughter, the sixty-three-year-old Cary Grant— still urbane, athletic, sublimely handsome, always self-effacing—retired from the screen to devote himself to his longed-for child.
In Good Stuff, Jennifer Grant writes of her enchanted but very real life with her father, playing, laughing, dining, and dancing together through the thick and thin of Jennifer’s growing up; the years of his work, his travels, his friendships with “old Hollywood royalty” (the Sinatras, the Pecks, the Poitiers, et al.) and with just plain old royalty (the Rainiers)...until Grant’s death at the age of eighty-two.
She writes of the love he showed her, the lessons he taught her, of his childhood as well as her own. Here are letters, notes, cards, and drawings from father to daughter and from her to him . . . photographs taken at home and on their many adventures . . . and bits of conversation between them (Cary Grant kept a tape recorder going for most of their time together).
Good Stuff captures the magic of a father’s devotion (and goofballness) and reveals a daughter’s special odyssey of loving, and being loved, by a dad who was Cary Grant."
Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of my Father, Cary Grant by Jennifer GrantAs a retro loving woman who recently lost her father, I am completely drawn to this book. While she only had roughly nineteen years with her father, it sounds like he made sure those years were rich and beautiful.
So I'm curious, what are you wishing and waiting for this Wednesday?
Credit: Thank you Hooked on Houses for bringing this book to my attention. Head over to Hooked on Houses to peak into Cary Grant's former home.
16 May 2011
Has this ever happened to you? If so, do tell! Which show?
08 May 2011
- Debbie likes Starbucks.
- She believes the next writer in her family will be her 8 year old grandson.
- Her newest book (A Turn in the Road) was inspired by her annual book signing road trip with her husband Wayne.
- Her book The Sooner the Better (signed paperback contest coming soon) was inspired by her two favorite movies Romancing the Stone and African Queen.
- She insisted I rent African Queen.
- She named her dog Bogie after Humphrey Bogart.
- Her first library book was checked out to her by then librarian Beverly Cleary.
- It took her 5 years to get published.
- Every time she signs her autograph, she finishes it with 2 Tim 1:7
- Another angel book (featuring an angel-in-training named Will) is due out next year.
- A third Debbie Macomber book is scheduled to become a Hallmark movie. This coming Christmas look for Trading Christmas (originally title When Christmas Comes) on the Hallmark Channel.
- Should you ever get the chance to meet Debbie, do! She is delightful!
07 May 2011
06 May 2011
..."a little scene where I can be found on a park bench reading my book."
03 May 2011
01 May 2011
3 Witticisms: "Honey," Holly said, "if you live in this world long enough and you don't believe in magic, there's something wrong with you."
"There are always reasons to be scared," I said, meeting his eyes."It's the human condition." You learn to work around it."
"Beware of the expected: that is where the true danger lies."