I can’t imagine that one week of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge has gone by already. Next week you might find those of us doing it look a bit lost like this! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding, it’s been a blast, so far.

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Anything Goes on Sunday

It does. Today, inspired by Dana of Kiss My Listย I decided to do a quick round of some books I’ve read and not reviewed yet as part of Anything Goes on Sunday this week.

Then and Always: A Novelย – Dana Atkinsย 

Rachel Wiltshire has everything sheโ€™s ever wanted: a close group of friends, a handsome boyfriend, and acceptance to the journalism program at her top-choice college. But one fateful evening, tragedy tears her world apart.

Five years later, Rachel returns home for the first time to celebrate her best friendโ€™s wedding. Still coping with her grief, she canโ€™t stop thinking about the bright future she almost had, if only that one night had gone differently. But when a sudden fall lands her in the hospital, Rachel wakes to find that her life has completely changed. Now she has her dream job as a writer and a stylish apartment, but the people she loves most are not the way she remembers them. Unable to trust her own recollections, Rachel tries to piece together what really happened, and not even she can predict the astonishing truth.

My view – I found myself drawn into this quite emotional read. It was chick-lit at it’s best – the kind of book you don’t want to put down until you know how it ends. And the end might surprise you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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What Nora Knewย – Linda Yellin


Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her familyโ€™s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Mollyโ€™s been on staff for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments.ย 

Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-yearold chiropractor. Heโ€™s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance in the style of Nora Ephron, she flunks out big-time. She can’t recognize romance. And she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.
My view – It’s a sweet and funny novel and while it does have all the elements of chicklit, it’s also quite profound – making one think of relationships and how you define the meaning of life.

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The book was on People.com’s What We’re Reading This Week.

This just came in from the publisher, Simon & Schuster, yesterday – so I thought I’d share it with you.
You can join Linda Yellin here for a live broadcast event this Monday, April 7th, 8:00 โ€“ 9:00 pm ET!

I received both these books from NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.

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