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Friday, March 23, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Events: Week of 3/25-31/12

Virtual Book Tour Events for the Week of 3/25-31/12

In association with Chick Lit Plus, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Event: 

Favorable Conditions by Kathleen Kole

Monday, March 26, 2012 ~ Author Interview and Book Review

Book Description: Favorable Conditions

Can you imagine forty-five, your last child has moved on to college and the time is ripe for you to blaze a new trail into your future? Pat Keegan can. Well, except for the tiny detail that all her preconceived notions about how that future was going to shape up are completely out the window.

Pat was under the impression that once her child rearing years were complete she and her husband would walk hand in hand toward a rose colored future. Fat chance. Before their daughter has even been accepted by a college, he was blathering about needing space to rediscover himself and made quick strides to the nearest exit. 

Suddenly, Pat is divorced, rattling around her large house and asking the empty rooms, "What now?" She knows she has to carve out new dreams - after all, forty-five is a far cry from the end of the line - but how? 

Join pat as she jumps feet first back into the world outside her door, takes on a new business venture, is pursued by a much younger man and has to muddle her way through more emotions than she knew she had - all to finally attain her goal of rediscovering who she is and what she wants from the next phase of her life. 

In association with Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Event:

Downtown Green by Judy Christie

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review

Book Description: Downtown Green

When the highway bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend - a town that is merely a shadow of itself. 

With the town going backwards, Lois Barker Craig is determined to save Green while juggling life as a new mom and owner of The Green News-Item. But can her plan rescue the town from the path it's on? And what about Dr. Kevin and her son, Mayor Eva, Coach Chris and other familiar Green faces? How does this affect them? 

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Event: 

Farsighted by Emlyn Chan

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 ~ Book Review Only 

Book Description: Farsighted 

Alex Kosmitoras' life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all. 

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival - an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future. 

In association with Open Road Integrated Media, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Event:

The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 ~ Book Review Only

Book Description: The Replacement Wife

From New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge comes a poignant new novel that asks the question, "What would you do if you were told you had only six months to live?" For one professional matchmaker the answer is heart-wrenching: She must find her husband's next wife.

Camille Hart, one of Manhattan's most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships. Her mother died when she was young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. So when doctors tell Camille that her cancer is back - and this time it's terminal - she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she's gone. 

But what happens when a dying wish becomes a case of "be careful what you wish for"? For Edward and Camille, the stunning conclusion with one last twist of fate that no one saw coming. 

At once deeply felt and witty, The Replacement Wife is an unforgettable story of love and family, and a refreshing look at the unexpected paths that lead us to our own happy endings. 

In association with The B&B Media Group Inc., Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Event:

Stand By Me by Neta Jackson

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 ~ Book Review Only

Book Description: Stand By Me

Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman from a prominent Phoenix family. But after making a leap of faith at a Christian music fest, dropping out of med school, and moving to inner city Chicago, her family all but disowns her.

When Kat discovers SouledOut Community Church, she longs to become a part of the multicultural church family. But her tendency to immediately say whatever she's thinking steps on the toes of nearly everyone she meets - especially Avis Douglass. 

Avis has a strong faith, is the principal of one of Chicago's highest performing elementary schools, and id a founding member of SouledOut. But the country's economic downturn has thrown both her and her husband's jobs in question. And Avis hasn't heard from her youngest daughter in months - an estrangement that gnaws at her every day. Where is God in this?

Kat's flamboyant zeal for living a "radical" Christian life is a stark contrast to Avis's more reserved faith. But in God's timing, the two women discover they need each other in ways neither of them expected.

In association with Chick Lit Plus, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Event:

Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx

Friday, March 30, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review 

Book Description: Binding Arbitration

Through the corridors of the Windy City's criminal courts, single mother, Libby Tucker, doesn't wonder how far she's willing to go to save her son's life from cancer. The undefeated defense attorney knows she'll take her case all the way to the majors. 

Libby pleads her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player, Banford Aidan Palowski, the man who discarded her at college graduation, begging him to live up to his biological duty. Libby's worked her backside  bare for everything she's attained, while Band-Aid has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money. But helping her might jeopardize the only thing the jock worships: his baseball career. 

If baseball imitates life, Aidan admits his appears to be silver-plated peanuts, until, an unexpected confrontation with the most spectacular prize that's ever poured from a caramel corn box blindsides him. Libby reveals his son desperately needs him and it pricks open the wounds he's carried since he abandoned her. 

All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA, but Band-Aid has a magical umpire in his head who knows Libby's a fateball right to the heart. When a six-year-old sage, and a hippy priestess step onto the field there's more to settle between Libby and Aidan then heartache, redemption, and forgiveness. 

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