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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman


My Thoughts:

 A Marriage in Middlebury utterly and completely captured my heart.  I'm a quick reader and yet I found myself intentionally slowing down just so I could make the story last longer!  Charlotte Rose Hill is charming, kind and lovely with her quaint tea shop and friends flocking all around her.  Yet, Charlotte's heart has been aching for over a decade since she turned down Sam Wilder's proposal of marriage.  Now, Sam is back but he's brought his fiancee with him…

A Marriage in Middlebury is so wonderfully written that I could almost see and hear the characters.  Oh, I loved them all! Here are some of my favorites:

  1) Charlotte- She has an endless supply of love, patience and wisdom.  She also has the gift of making every one she meets feel special. I adored her.
2)  Sam- Kind, faithful and so very confused!  Does he still love Charlotte?  But what about his fiancee, Audrey??  He makes it his mission to assist those in need and right past wrongs.  I loved him, too. 
3) Nelly, Sam's cook- She reminded me a bit of Minnie (The Help).  A woman of many talents and so very clever.  She had a few choice words for Mr. LaGrange, the atheist, over dinner!  She speaks her mind and you'll love every word!
4) Justin Yule- He's an enigma of the best kind.  Full of wisdom, yet he appears to be the town bum?  It was a pleasure getting to know him and uncovering his secrets.  
5) Obie- A 9 year old boy with so much sadness.  He adores Charlotte, though.  She was a light in the darkness for this precious child. 

I saw glimpses of The Help, Andy Griffith Show, and Steel Magnolias in A Marriage in Middlebury.  Of course, the book has a delightful flavor all it's own.  I wish this town and these people truly existed as I'd be happy to be a part of their world.  Grab a copy of the book and you'll see what I mean.

About the book: One decision changed both their lives . . . but will love win in the end? Charlotte Rose Hill enjoys a comfortable life serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky, devoted customers. The only thing lacking is someone to share it with. At eighteen she denied Sam Wilder's marriage proposal after his family convinced her to walk away from their relationship. They both moved on . . . or so she thought. When Sam walks back into her life more than a decade later, Charlotte is surprised that her heart still quickens. But is it because of his presence? Or because of the presence of Sam's new fiancée? A second chance at love doesn't happen often, but their past may keep them apart. Is it too late for Sam and Charlotte?

Meet the author: Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

Connect with Anita at: http://anitahigman.com


Anita Higman is celebrating the release of her latest book, A Marriage in Middlebury, with a double Kindle Fire giveaway (one for you & one to give away!) and a "Tea for Two" Facebook Author Chat Party on December 12th.

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One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire for you AND a friend

  • A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman (one to keep and one to give away!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 12th. Winner will be announced at the "Tea for Two" Facebook Author Chat Party on December 12th. Invite your friends and connect with Anita for an evening of book chat, prizes, and an exclusive look at Anita's next book!


So grab your copy of A Marriage in Middlebury and join Anita on the evening of December 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)




Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word — tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on 12/12!

*I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

~The Robins Nest~ said...

Sounds like a must read!!!