10/13/11

"Baby Its Cold Outside" by Susan May Warren (review and giveaway!)


3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Hope finds the hopeless when a storm hits. 
It's Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn't ended for Dottie Morgan who lost her only son in the war. She's preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son.
When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet's past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of thirty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press.  A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she's also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.  A seasoned women's events speaker, she's a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer's workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!.  She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.
A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:www.susanmaywarren.com.

Link to buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609362152/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=sprightly-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1609362152&adid=1W6V46X88E4D79FGRNE1

Warm up to Christmas early this year with Susan May Warren's Baby, It's Cold Outside! To celebrate the release of her new Christmas book with Summerside Press, she and the publisher are giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting an early Christmas Party on Facebook!
One festive winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren
But, wait there’s more! Join Susan May Warren on 10/27 for merriment and a few early Christmas presents at her Baby, It's Cold Outside Christmas party! Grab your Christmas sweaters, socks and pj’s and join Susan and a few friends for a fireside chat about her recent books (Heiress & Baby, It’s Cold Outside), holiday traditions, favorite Christmas recipes, a trivia contest and more! Invite your friends and don’t miss the fun!

RSVP here and we'll see you on October 27th at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST!
MY REVIEW - I have been a fan of Susan May Warren's books for a while now. This is my 5th book by her I have read. I have loved all of them, except this one. This story just did not click with me for some reason. I found it to be slow and uninteresting. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, and I didn't even like the two main women. I also think part of the problem was that it took place in the 1940's and I am not interested in that time period at all. I didn't dislike it, I just didn't love it either - it was "middle of the road" for me.
I could still tell that this was exceptional writing, it was just not my cup of tea.
Please do not judge this book by my rating alone, others gave it very high ratings (4 and 5 stars!), and praised it.
This will not be my last book by her! As I have said - I have loved all her other books.

THE GIVEAWAY - I am giving away my copy of this book. Remember - do not base your interest on my review!
* Please either comment here or email me at (forevereading at gmail dot com) with your email address!!
* Please be from the US or Canada.
* If you are not a follower, please become one (but not necessary to win).
* Winner will be chosen and announced via random.org on Oct. 21st.
* Winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

**Please be aware that I do not have any rules on how many of my contests you enter or how many times you win! So good luck everyone!

Thank you "Litfuse" for sending me this copy for review!

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great Christmas read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a follower

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  2. I love it when the Christmas books start coming out. First, I love the holidays and Second, I really enjoy all the Christmas stories that the authors are putting out there.

    Thanks for the giveaway. This looks like a very good read.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  3. O bummer but thanks for passing it on :)

    I would LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE LOOOOOVE to win this. You know how crazy I am about Christmas books :)

    suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. PS Did I mention I'm a follower, from the US, who loves the 40s?

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  5. I enjoy that period in history so will probably love the book. It should be a good read when the snow is flying here in MN!

    GFC follower.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  6. It sounds like this would be the perfect read for the holiday season. I am sorry to hear that it didn't work for you though.

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  7. thanks for the opportunity to read this wonderful story

    i'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. It's hard to really like a book when you don't connect with the characters. I can't believe it's already getting close to the time to be reading Christmas books. Yikes. No need to enter me.

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  9. This book would be a wonderful one to read at Christmas. I especially like reading books from "my" time.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I would LOVE to win this book! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    GFC follower.

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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