Feb 092013

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match…”

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Cate Kendall, a high school English teacher living amongst the weird in Austin, Texas is desperately searching for some excitement in her life… Between teaching, playing Scrabble with her colleague/close friend, Ethan Chavez, and living in the garage apartment of her mom’s house, Cate feels her life seriously needs to be rewritten. Cate pines for some adventure, some mystery…for some thrilling subplots to enter her life. When a “magical” journal, a new man, and a new persona infiltrate her life during the very same week, you might say that Cate got exactly what she wished for…

“I was starting to have a bit of trouble trying to keep track of all the little subplots in my own life. It was almost as if I was in the middle of an Austen novel, and while exhausting, it truly couldn’t have been more thrilling.” – page 89 Austensibly Ordinary

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Jan 212012

Where Does One Buy a Magical Austenesque Journal?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

While some of us may make general life plans and long-term goals, our heroine Nicola James has taken planning her life to the extreme. Creating a “Life Plan” at the age of thirteen and strictly adhering to it for the rest of their life is not something most people are in the practice of doing. But because Nicola’s dad made promises he never kept and plans he never followed through on, Nicola has decided that everything in her life must strictly coincide and adhere to her Life Plan. Which includes: getting a MBA, buying a home, being promoted to management, and finding a sensible, sturdy, like-minded man to marry.

But Nicola’s Life Plan is put to the ultimate test when a magical journal and a sexy Scottish rocker come into the picture. Nicola must let her viselike grip on life loosen and embrace the magical, unpredictable, and weird that surrounds her… Continue reading »