Our family visited the museum this past weekend. One room was filled with quotes about dreams and finding inspiration. I thought it was really pretty cool. For the next few weeks, I'll share a few of them here.
In keeping with this week's Oscar theme, I'm starting with one from Steven Spielberg.
As a writer, I like to think this is what I do as well.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Of course there's a knight in shining armor who comes to her rescue (well, in this hero's case, a knight in a plaid blazer).
Sam and Sophie have been life-long friends. He knows why she hates February. He's always been there for her...much like a favorite sweater or comfortable sofa. He's the guy who she can always depend on - until he starts dating someone else. Of course, that's exactly when Sophie realizes Sam's more than a friend to her.
33 Valentines is deeper than most romances I've read. Sophie covers a lot of ground in this book as she finally admits to herself exactly why she wishes the calendar skipped from January straight to March. I'm not normally a fan of multiple flashbacks in a book, but Ms. Monahan's work, and they give us insight into Sophie as Sophie's coming to terms with her own past.
Despite the underlying serious themes in the book, 33 Valentines is liberally sprinkled with humor and light moments. Once I started this story, I had a difficult time putting it down.
I can't wait to read Ms. Monahan's next story.
Rating: 5 out of 5 dog treats
Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation - monetary or otherwise.