Friday, January 24, 2014

Picturing Perfect - Book Beginnings and Friday 56

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I've done it again - read the final book in a series first. But although  PICTURING PERFECT is book #3 in the Love of My Life series, it stands alone. The other two books in the series are BOUQUET TOSS and CHAMPAGNE TOAST.

This is a sweet romance with this tagline: "Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes it perfect…" 

Book Beginning:
     I had a plan.
     I knew exactly how my future would be. I wanted to marry my boyfriend Tucker, to have a nice long engagement as we planned the perfect wedding ceremony. My father would walk me down the aisle as my white dress dragged gently against the tile of our church floor, knocking the pews like a silent bell as I strolled down the aisle. 

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
     "You've got this," Jason said from across the stage. I was starting to think he could read my mind. His green eyes were shining underneath the bright stage lights. His smile was subtle and comforting. We each took a deep breath.

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction / Romance
Number of Pages:  325
Amazon Link:  Picturing Perfect

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19 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I can totally visualize these scenes...and I suspect that something will interfere with all the perfection. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

gautami tripathy said...

If only it happened like this...


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Juli Rahel said...

I've never pictured my wedding, if there ever is one, but now I can't help but imagine it. I'll probably need a very long engagement because I'm terrible at planning anything! Are you thinking about reading the other two as well? Here's my Friday post and I hope you have a good weekend :)
Juli @ Universe in Words

Cheryl said...

So, who is this Jason? Hmmm....seems like he'll be a problem for Tucker.

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

Of course! If nothing interfered with a character's plans then there wouldn't be much of a story, would there? Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I guess plans do actually work out like this sometimes, but in real life, things rarely go that smoothly... and they don't in this book!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Yes, I do plan to read the other two books. But right now I have other priorities. My latest book BLUEBONNETS FOR ELLY is scheduled for release as an ebook on January 28th so that's taking up my time and energy right now.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Aha! So you noticed the different name. Yes, Jason becomes a problem for Tucker, and problems make for good reading.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a sweet, sweet story!

Happy weekend!

Yvonne said...

This sounds really really good!

Ruty B. said...

I like the plans she has but I'm sure the book is about her life show her a different path
great choice

Ruty@THE FRIDAY 56

Kathy Martin said...

So, what went wrong with her perfect plan? I love the beginning. Happy reading!

jacquie said...

To me, what is great about this teaser is that I think everyone on the planet has a plan that didn't work out! So it pulled me in, just wondering when and where she realized it was time for Plan B...and then what it was :)

bibliobarista said...

Sounds like a fun romance! Have a great weekend!

Laura Thomas said...

With such a fairytale dream I wonder what is going to go wrong. Does she as he says, "Got this?" Hmm...

YA Bookologists said...

the beginning just makes you want to see what went wrong, (unplanned)

Vonnie R said...

I'm guessing that she didn't marry Tucker. I wonder why.

wordsandpeace.com said...

I usually don't read romance, but the author is doing a great job at inviting us to read on to see how her life actually turned out

Hazel Lee Vaughn said...

LOL! I think it's funny that you're reading the last book in the series first, but at least it's also a standalone! =) I really love the book beginning, btw, it makes me wonder if and how her plan works out! Thanks for sharing! =)