Thursday, January 10, 2013

Giveaway and Book Review of Winter’s Magic

Giveaway and Book Review of Winter’s Magic 
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Blurb : 
Beth Sergeant and Nick Chester come from opposite ends of the social food chain. While he sees a beautiful woman without an agenda, she sees a wealthy playboy. Can he convince her to let go of her insecurities and take a chance on love, when challenges from his past force her to reveal her most guarded secret?

Owner of La Bella Vita, a five-star day spa nestled in the affluent suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, Beth Sergeant knows her elite clientele first hand. She attended their private schools. She was even engaged, although briefly, to one of their most recognized bachelors. But she never fit in to their social-elite world.

After losing his parents to a car accident at a young age, Nick Chester was raised by his grandfather, the wealthiest man in Nashville. When he chooses to socialize, he has a never-ending list of exclusive events and beautiful women vying for his attention. Yet he never lets himself forget that everyone has an agenda.

Beth can’t resist Nick’s charm and accepts an invitation to dinner, despite her deep-seated insecurities. She proves she’s nothing like other women Nick’s dated and learns to trust him in return. But just as the last of their resistance crumbles and true love is within reach, challenges from Nick’s past threaten to destroy everything and force Beth to reveal her most guarded secret.

About the Author:

My husband and I live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with our teenage son and three dogs. Life is busy, but when I have free time, I love to read. A math/science girl at heart and a retail analyst by trade, I never thought I’d be writing romance. But one day, a story popped into my head and I had to write it down. The fantasy, escape, and wonder of just reading multiplied by ten-fold and I couldn’t stop my fingers from typing my own fairy tales.
I hope you enjoy my stories. Each one touches on modern day issues, fears, and challenges that women face every day. And each one illustrates that love is within reach if you let down those walls and allow your heart to open. Our lives and experiences are so much more meaningful when we have someone to share them with.
Cynthia’s latest book is the contemporary romance, Winter’s Magic (Book 1 in the Music City Hearts series).


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Handsome and charming Nick is not nearly as much a rich playboy as Beth initially thinks.  And Beth isn’t like the women Nick usually dates who are using him for something.  Can these two relationship phobic people get over themselves and their issues to realize that they are in love, or will outside forces and problems pull them apart?

I was very impressed with this storyline and the characters.  They were “real” flawed people who had to work at their relationship.  I was drawn to the characters because I would be friends with people like this (ok not the obscenely rich part, but the rest of it). 

And the story made me cry.  I love a good cry at times.  My kids will be happy to tell you that I cry at everything.  I cry when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m angry… you get the picture.  And when a book draws me in enough to make me care about the characters enough to cry over them…. That’s a good book.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 clouds.

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  1. What a great review, Mindy! Thank you for having me today.

  2. Love the review, it was great.