Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hourglass - TLC Book Tour!

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): Can forgiveness survive lies and unspoken truths?
Until Brenda McAllister's husband committed suicide, she appeared to have the ideal life: a thriving psychology practice, success as a self-help author, and a model family. But her guilt over her affair with Jack's best friend prevents her from moving on. Did Jack learn of her infidelity? Was she the cause of his death?

The release of Brenda's second book forces her into an unexpected assignment with arrogant celebrity author CJ Morrison, whose irritating and edgy exterior hides the torment of his own mistakes. But as she grows closer to CJ, Brenda learns she wasn't the only one with secrets--Jack had secrets of his own, unsavory ones that may have led to his death. While CJ helps Brenda uncover the truth about her husband, she finds the path to forgiveness isn't always on the map.

My Review:  

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I enjoyed The Hourglass, but it was some what predictable.  I don't want to give away too much or spoil the book.  I am a CPA, so I enjoyed the part of the story that related to Jack and what was happening at his office.  Good first debut novel!

Favorite Character(s):  My favorite character was Brenda.  She was a strong, confident, woman.  She surprised me a couple of times with her past secrets and bold moves in the present.  I was cheering for her all throughout the book!  She didn't let me down.  I also liked her best friend too.

Fast read/slow read:  The Hourglass was a fairly quick paced book.  The story moved along.

Cover:  I like it!  It works for the story....time is running out.

What Others Are Saying:  "If you're looking for a book that will keep you intrigued, then I recommend The Hourglass. It's a book you will read cover to cover and then think about after you're done."
......4-STARS ~ Long and Short Reviews - July 2013

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would be happy to another book by Sharon Struth.

Meet the Author:  Novelist Sharon Struth believes you're never too old to pursue a dream. The Hourglass, her debut novel, received first place in the Dixie Cane Memorial Contest and second place in the Golden Heart. She writes from the friendliest place she's ever lived, Bethel, Connecticut, along with her husband, two daughters and canine companions. 

Connect:  Connect with Sharon at her website, sharonstruth.com, or on her Facebook Author page.  She also blogs at Life in the Middle Ages and Tempting Romance.

Purchase it:  You can buy The Hourglass online at Amazon for $13.99 (Kindle version $6.99)

TLC Book Tours - Tour Stops:  Make sure you check out all the other reviews!

Monday, October 7th:  Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, October 8th:  Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, October 9th:  Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Monday, October 14th:  Three Girls and a Book Obsession
Tuesday, October 15th:  Why Girls Are Weird
Wednesday, October 16th:  Reviews by Molly
Thursday, October 17th:  Shelf Pleasure – Author Guest Post
Monday, October 21st:  Mom in Love with Fiction
Tuesday, October 22nd:  Good Girl Gone Redneck
Wednesday, October 23rd:  From L.A. to LA
Thursday, October 24th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, October 25th:  Snowdrop Dreams of Books
Monday, October 28th:  Time 2 Read
Tuesday, October 29th:  Dear Brighton
Wednesday, October 30th:  Luxury Reading


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