Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from St Martin's Press, via Sullivan and Partners, for review and giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new book from one of our favorite authors comes out TODAY!

The Idea of Love cover

As we like to say in the south,

"Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story."

Ella's life has been completely upended. She's young, beautiful, and deeply in love--until her husband dies in a tragic sailing accident while trying save her. Or so she'll have everyone believe. Screenwriter Hunter needs a hit, but crippling writers' block and a serious lack of motivation are getting him nowhere. He's on the look-out for a love story. It doesn't matter who it belongs to.

When Hunter and Ella meet in Watersend, South Carolina it feels like the perfect match, something close to fate. In Ella, Hunter finds the perfect love story, full of longing and sacrifice. It's the stuff of epic films. In Hunter, Ella finds possibility. It's an opportunity to live out a fantasy - the life she wishes she had because hers is too painful. And more real. Besides. what's a little white lie between strangers? 

But one lie leads to another, and soon Hunter and Ella find themselves caught in a web of deceit. As they try to untangle their lies and reclaim their own lives, they feel something stronger is keeping them together. And so they wonder: can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right?


Once again, Patti strikes just the right note,giving us the perfect leisurely beach read for the Summer! As Hunter and Ella evolve, within their spin of lies an deceit, the reader gets swept up into their fairy tale and starts rooting for it to come true, This is one of those books that you don't want to end, and Patti obviously felt the same way, with the ending she gave it! The whole time I was reading the book i was casting the movie, and it would make a wonderful one! Kudos to Patti for giving us an adult fairy take! 

About the Author:

PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY is a full-time writer, wife, and mother. She is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include  And Then I Found You,Between the Tides, and Driftwood Summer. Patti lives with her husband and three children in Mountain Brook, Alabama, where she is working on her next novel. Check out her website for more!

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One lucky BTHM reader will get to win their copy of this romantic novel!

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  1. Probably not. I wouldn't be comfortable doing that. But it would make a good story! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. No, I would not. I don't think it would be worth it. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  4. No, I've never been good at lying.

  5. I don't think I could pull it off. But, I wouldn't mind being somebody else for two weeks.

  6. Hmmm, I doubt it. I try to be as honest as I can and even little white lies can be hurtful. I think it might be fun to be someone else for awhile though.

  7. I would not feel good about it, but I might spin some white lies.
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  8. I would not spin a web of white lies to be someone else for two weeks.

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