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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

(Guest Post & Review) Circle of Friends Book 5 by L. Diane Wolfe

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: Book 5 Heather
Source: Author submission
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press (March 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981621058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981621050
SYNOPSIS:

When confidence turns to frustration… A new beginning awaits Heather Jennings. The position at Clemson means she will finally realize her dream of coaching basketball. Heather is ready to focus on her duties, using sheer force if necessary to prove her independence. Sadly, her triumph is hampered as her father and greatest advocate lies dying of cancer. Battling her grief, she must also deal with a sister who appears incapable of responsibility or achievement. And once basketball season begins, a talented but cocky player who resembles her in every manner challenges all that remains of Heather’s patience. Heather’s life changes when she encounters a man capable of handling her bold and feisty attitude. Straightforward and smug, he entices her to date him, and despite his gruff nature shows a great capacity for compassion. However, the last thing Heather needs is a serious relationship with a man equally fixated on work and opposed to marriage…

MY THOUGHTS:

First of all, not only is L. Diane Wolfe a great author, she is also a great blogger! She always takes the time to review my posts and leave her thoughts on them for me. She is an author who makes you feel like a friend, not just another reviewer. So, I want to thank her for thinking of me to read and review her book! THANK YOU!

This is book five in the series, but my first book by this author that I have read.  I always have my doubts about books that are inspirational fiction.  I was think they are going to be preachy.  I was wrong in that thought process for this one.  The characters are strong and make choices based on actual thought process instead of flying off the wall with something stupid. Yes, the characters have brains! The author made sure to give Heather challenges that are true to life.  She made sure that Heather was not going to have a perfect life.  It made the character of Heather even more down to Earth for me.  

Overall, I will definitely be checking out the other books in the series.  This author has give me a new outlook on inspirational fiction. Thank you for that.

MY RATING:

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading!


GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR:

Those who’ve followed the series know that Heather is one tough customer. For those who’ve not read the other four books, never fear! Each story stands alone and you will not be lost. And just to help you understand Heather a little better, I decided to ask this feisty girl a few questions…

Tell us about your family.
I adore my parents. My father introduced me to basketball and we share a passion for the sport. My parents are strong people, and I’ve strived to be just as strong. My sister is a different story. She’s useless! Dawn couldn’t achieve anything to save her life. She tries to be just like me and that annoys me to no end…

What is your goal in life?
To coach a girl’s college basketball team. I’ll start as an assistant coach, but I intend to secure a head coaching position within five years. Or less!

Do you consider yourself an over-achiever?
No! I just excel at everything I do, from school to basketball. I mean, what’s the point of doing anything if you don’t give it one hundred percent?

Anyone special in your life?
Ugh! Are you kidding? Don’t get me wrong - I like boys a lot. Been with too many jerks though. Besides, the guy I had a crush on since we were kids went and fell in love with someone else. Jerk. At any rate, I don’t have time for a relationship right now.

Any last words?
Yeah, stay out of my way and we’ll get along just fine!

There you have it! And you thought vampires had bite…

Book Trailer:


Links to purchase:



Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C. : http://www.dancinglemurpress.com/id18.html


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6 Comments:

Blogger L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, Amy!

March 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Other Lisa said...

Great review and interview! I love the idea of having the MC answer the questions.

March 17, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Great review Amy!

March 17, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Morgan Mandel said...

Wow, sounds like you did a great job on another great book. You rock, Diane!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

March 17, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks, Morgan and Lisa!

March 18, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Erotic Horizon said...

WOW - I am getting loads of good suggestion here..

The boy child and I will be going to the library very soon..

E.H>

March 19, 2010 at 1:13 PM  

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