Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sweet Misfortune: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just wait...it will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay." What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancĂ©e moves back to their small Washington town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet--she must place an ad in the paper that simply states "Wanted: Happiness. 



About Author

Kevin Alan Milne is the author of The Paper Bag Christmas and The Nine Lessons. He earned an MBA at Pennsylvania State University. Born in Portland, Oregon, Milne grew up in the nearby quiet country town of Sherwood, Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and five children.

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About The Author:

Kevin Alan Milne is the author of The Paper Bag Christmas and The Nine Lessons. He earned an MBA at Pennsylvania State University. Born in Portland, Oregon, Milne grew up in the nearby quiet country town of Sherwood, Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and five children.

My Review:

When I first discovered that Sweet Misfortune is a romance novel written by a man, I was not sure what to expect. A man writing a romance novel could definitely be interesting to say the least. It's just not something you typically see. However, I was thrilled with this quick action, and witty novel, that had whimsical writing and well-developed character's with a great storyline.

As you read through the initial tragic events of the main character's childhood, you will experience almost every emotion known to man...happiness, sadness, frustration, and more. You will be taken on one person's journey to find true happiness, and begin to think about what makes you happy. Along the way there are some twists and turns, and all is wrapped up in a delightful ending! I will definitely be reading more from Kevin Alan Milne!

This novel is a must read for the summer, and I highly recommend it!

BUY IT: You can purchase Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne online, through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca - it is also available now at your local bookseller.


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***This book was provided courtesy of Hachette Book Group for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions are my own***

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