Friday, June 25, 2010

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English: Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

At the outset of World War II, Jack Rosenblum, his wife Sadie, and their baby daughter escape Berlin, bound for London. They are greeted with a pamphlet instructing immigrants how to act like "the English." Jack acquires Saville Row suits and a Jaguar. He buys his marmalade from Fortnum & Mason and learns to list the entire British monarchy back to 913 A.D. He never speaks German, apart from the occasional curse. But the one key item that would make him feel fully British -membership in a golf club-remains elusive. In post-war England, no golf club will admit a Rosenblum. Jack hatches a wild idea: he'll build his own. It's an obsession Sadie does not share, particularly when Jack relocates them to a thatched roof cottage in Dorset to embark on his project. She doesn't want to forget who they are or where they come from. She wants to bake the cakes she used to serve to friends in the old country and reminisce. Now she's stuck in an inhospitable landscape filled with unwelcoming people, watching their bank account shrink as Jack pursues his quixotic dream.In her tender, sweetly comic debut, Natasha Solomons tells the captivating love story of a couple making a new life-and their wildest dreams-come true.



About The Author:


Natasha Solomons is a 29-year-old screenwriter. She based this story on her own grandparents' experience.

My Review:

This was an absolute joy of a book to read! With beautiful descriptions of the English countryside, lovely characters and a writing style that keeps you captivated until the end, you will fall in love with this book. You will laugh and cry as you follow this whimsical couple through trials and triumph alike. The strength of the human spirit is the main theme in this book, and I highly recommend this book!!!

BUY IT: You can purchase Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English online, through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca - it is also available as of June 21, 2010 from you favorite local bookseller.


WIN IT: Two (2) readers will win a copy of Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English




MANDATORY ENTRY:  Head over to Hachette Book Group and tell me one other book that you would love to read!

EXTRA ENTRIES:


1. Follow this blog


2. Grab my button


3. Subscribe to this blog


4. Follow me on Twitter


5. Like A Mom After God's Own Heart on Facebook


GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY 
(NO P.O. BOXES PLEASE)


GIVEAWAY ENDS JULY 8, 2010


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are solely my own****

34 comments:

  1. I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would like to read Try to Remember at Hachette publishing. Thanks for this great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow you on twitter

    hillary1128@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I follow your blog

    hillary1128@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would love to read thew Bride collector. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hillary1128@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I follow your blog

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  7. Alibi by Teri Woods is one I want to read

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  8. I subscribe to your blog

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  9. I LIKE you on fb

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  10. I follow on twitter as rlee1950

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  11. The Castaways by Elin Hildebrand

    vivaglampink@yahoo.ca

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nicholas Sparks Dear John

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I follow on Twitter

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I subscribe

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have your button:

    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  17. There are many books from Hatchette that I would love to read, but just one of them is Breaking Dawn!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. The book Alibi interests me. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Twitter follower (etirv)

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Google follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. RSS subscriber!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Queen Latifah's Put on Your Crown is another Hachette book that's interesting.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Publicly following A Mom After God's Own Heart with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would love to read PRIVATE by James Patterson. This book - Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English - does sound delightful. I would love to read it.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  25. I do not know if my previous post went through. So, here I go again just to make certain that I have entered the Mandatory Entry.

    I would love to read PRIVATE by James Patterson.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow your blog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  27. I subscribe to your blog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  28. I Like A Mom After God's Own Heart on Facebook

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  29. I follow you on Twitter.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete