Posts Tagged ‘ friendship ’

Click Here – The Hit Trilogy Concludes

October 3, 2014
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Love. Marriage. Infidelity. Parenthood. Crises of identity. Death. And cupcakes. The themes in Lisa Becker‘s novel “Right Click,” the third and final installment in the Click series, couldn’t be more pressing for this group of friends, as they navigate through their 30s. Six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and oftentimes inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the lighthearted, slice of life story continues to unfold, relationships are…

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For Romance Click Any Key

June 5, 2013
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The epistolary novel has been popular for over 500 years, maybe because everyone secretly loves to read other people’s mail. Lisa Becker‘s 2011 romantic hit “Click” is an epistolary novel for the twenty-first century, a romantic chick lit story told entirely in the emails of the nearing-30-and-still-single Renee and her circle of friends. Now Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan are back, as “Double Click” picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee…

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Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YA

April 26, 2013
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What would happen if you lost all your dreams? Fourteen-year-old Sara dreams of nothing but becoming a famous runner. But when a tragedy at a race causes her to lose everything, things might just change, in 13-year-old indie author Lily Saki‘s novel “Strive.” Sara is forced to face a future in a wheelchair. Not even her best friend, Dylan can help her overcome the fear of emptiness and loss. Things get better, though, when a…

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Sordid Past Haunts Supermodel

September 13, 2012
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Lime Prince is a green-eyed international supermodel of mixed Jamaican-Ethiopian heritage who lands the cover of Vogue, taking the New York fashion world by storm. But her sordid, violent past comes back to haunt her. Lime traces back to her painful coming of age in England and America while trying to break into modeling. As a child, Lime is abused and abandoned by her Ethiopian mother and forced to live with her Ethiopian grandparents, but…

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The Open, Terrifying Road After College

August 16, 2012
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Remember life-right-after-college? That feeling of “Now what?” hanging over you? Frustrated young newspaper journalist Pete Rattigan is caught up in the uncertainty of the post-graduate “real world” when we first meet him, in the debut novel by Damon Ferrell Marbut called “Awake in the Mad World.” Then one night, one seemingly minor encounter sparks a philosophical journey which leads Pete to discover that, in the most beautiful or even cruel moments of life, the power…

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