Thursday, June 1, 2017

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in this moment

In This Moment
Bestselling author Karma Brown is back with a morally infused and emotionally riveting exploration of one woman’s guilt over an unexpected, yet avoidable, tragedy.

Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she’s able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes. 

After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him. 

Meg can’t help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster. Full of remorse, she throws herself into helping the boy’s family as he rehabs from his injuries. But the more Meg tries to absolve herself, the more she alienates her own family—and the more she finds herself being drawn to the boy’s father. 

Soon Meg’s picture-perfect life is unravelling before her eyes. As the painful secrets she’s been burying bubble dangerously close to the surface, she will have to decide: Can she forgive herself, or will she risk losing everything she holds dear to her heart?

About the Author

Karma has always loved the written word. As a kid she could usually be found with her face buried in a book, or writing stories about ice-skating elephants. Now that she’s (mostly) grown up, she’s a bestselling author whose debut novel, Come Away with Me, was a Globe & Mail Best 100 Books of 2015. Karma’s sophomore novel, The Choices We Make, also earned her a spot on the Globe & Mail and Toronto Star bestseller lists. Her third novel, In This Moment, hits shelves May 30, 2017.

A National Magazine Award winning journalist, Karma has been published in a variety of publications, including SELF, Redbook, Today’s Parent, Best Health, Canadian Living and Chatelaine.

Karma lives just outside Toronto, Canada with her husband, daughter, and a labradoodle named Fred. When not crafting copy or mulling plot lines, she is typically running or working on her downward dog, hanging out with her family, making a mess in the kitchen and checking items off her bucket list. Karma is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists, and is currently wearing down her laptop’s keyboard writing her next novel.
What an amazing book.  Another great read from a master weaver of tales.  Brown knows how to write stories that strike a cord in the reader and force the reader to look deep inside inside themselves and wonder what they would do if the situation was happening to them.  This is one thing that makes Browns's novels so compelling and hard to put down.  You are right there feeling everything that the characters are feeling.  You feel a sense of obligation to them and their well being because they are fleshed out so brilliantly that they feel like they are little bit a piece of you.  I was anticipating this book so much and I was not disappointed.  Brown keeps getting better and better!  A must read for summer and an amazing pick for the BookSparks #SCR2017!

#FirstLine ~ I wake with a start thanks to a loud bang against the window on my side of the bed.

goodnight from london
Goodnight From London
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.

In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it’s an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby’s new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. 

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship—and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren’t his to share.

Goodnight from London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author’s own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that readers are sure to embrace.

Another stellar #read from the @booksparks #SRC2017 . This #historicalfiction #story will keep you up late #reading ! Are you reading along with us? What do all of you think about Goodnight From London?? Thanks for the book: @booksparks @ibooks@authorjenniferrobson 
#FirstLine ~ Ruby had been marooned outside Mike Michell's office for going on forty-five minutes, perched on a wooden chair under a wanly flickering electric light.


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