Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Robyn Carr's New Book -The Life She Wants. Review and Giveaway.

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 4 comments
In my eyes, Robyn Carr  can't write a bad book. The RWA agrees that she's a romantic treasure. They proved it by awarding her the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors the Romance Writers of America bestows. This award is presented to a living author in recognition of significant contributions to the romance genre.
I am blessed because I got an ARC of this book, so I have a copy to give one lucky reader.
Robyn's newest book The Life She Wants  is a Riches to Rags story.
Emma Compton's financier husband, indicted as the author of a Bernie Madoff-type Ponzi scheme, caps his betrayal by committing suicide. The court acquits her of complicity, but Emma's left as the vindictive focus of the press and disappointed investors. Armed with a small bank balance and very few possessions, she decides to start over in the small California town she left years ago.
But her hometown doesn't want her. The only person willing to give her a job is the woman who caused her to sever ties with the town in the first place. Riley Kerrigan was her best friend until Riley got pregnant by Emma’s boyfriend Jock. The betrayal and the epic quarrel that followed scarred Emma and Riley both.
This is a story of hardship, healing, renewal and family, and, of course, true love. There are other threads and I am going to let you discover them.
In my mind, Robyn Carr can't write a bad book. She always draws me into her world. This stand- alone book is no exception. I loved every minute of it. 
 I received an ARC of The Life She Wants. That’s a lovely gift for the readers of my blog. Because I always buy Robyn’s books and they are all on my keeper shelves.
Robyn Carr is a very busy human being. She began her career as an author more than 25 years ago. “I was trained as a nurse but found it impossible to get work because my husband was constantly being transferred. At the time, I was reading a lot of genre fiction for the sheer entertainment value, and I thought to myself, ‘I can write this!’” 
And how was her first foray into the world of literature received? “It was universally panned. I thought I had written Gone with the Wind, but in actuality it was complete trash.” In fact, it was on her third try that Robyn finally succeeded in becoming a published author.
 Now that Robyn’s two children are grown—and finally out of the house—she has the luxury of a little free time. “Until my kids grew up, I didn’t realize that a person could have hobbies other than laundry,” she jokes. But it turns out not to be hobbies that keep Robyn busy when she isn’t writing— she has found her niche in community service.
 She has mentored a seniors’ memoir-writing group, attends book club chats in and out of state whenever possible and is working with her local library on the Carr Chat Series, a program centered on fund-raising and visiting-author events that bring writers, their books and the community together. “It is the people in my life that fill the well,” she says. “Especially the people who share my love for books and writing.”
Thanks for reading, my friends. Enter below to win the book. I am paying postage on this, so US only. Sorry. Happy Week to you.

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  1. The one I enjoyed the most so far was the Change. Not a lot going on here. Just trying to keep up with life on a daily basis.Mostly keeping hubby happy and fed now that the boys are gone.That and going to Dr.'s Appointments.

  2. I love Robyn's work. My fav is the Thunder Point series.

  3. Hello, I really hope I win! My favorite book from Robyn is What We Find!!

  4. no, never read this author


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