Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pleasant Day - Vera Jane Cook + Review + GIVEAWAY!

Vera Jane Cook
Publisher: Moonshine Cove Press  (February 1, 2015) 
Category: Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction/ Southern Fiction 
Tour Date: February-March, 2015 
Available in: Print & ebook,  285 Pages 
 With murder in common friendship is inevitable: As fifteen year old Pleasant Day struggles with her mother's distance, her father's infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with the secrets to heal her. But Clarissa has struggles of her own as she faces betrayal and seeks to come to terms with old wounds. With her unpredictable but psychic ability to 'read people' Clarissa uncovers the answers to a deadly crime and to Pleasant's true identity. In the end, both Pleasant and Clarissa's worlds are transformed by the truths they're forced to accept.

Praise for 'Pleasant Day' By Vera Jane Cook:

"Absolutely unputdownable, a real page turner. Be prepared to clear your schedule for the day. You're going to read this one straight through! This is Vera Jane Cook's best one yet!" -Wall to Wall Books 

 "A beautiful blend of past and present with loveable, memorable characters and a page turning pace, I was sorry I couldn't read it in one sitting." -Jenn Doyle, Books & Life. 

"A beautiful piece of southern fiction...a great page turner...this book is filled with delightful characters, charm, warmth, love and last but certainly not least, wonderful humor."-Arlene Uslander, Editor and writer.

** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Any thoughts and opinions are my own.** 

Pleasant Day was an interesting book and I'm glad I was given the opportunity to review it. The characters in this book are complex and most of them are harboring secrets that they don't want anyone to ever find out. Living in a small town threatens that pipe dream, though, because everyone knows just about everyone. 

I really liked the dynamic between Pleasant and Clarissa. It was like a grandmother-granddaughter situation which fit well with the book. Pleasant has seen a lot in her young life and Clarissa is able to help her process and develop as a character. Just when I thought I knew how things were going to turn out, something else I wasn't expecting happened to take the story into a whole other direction. The twists and turns in this book will keep you gripping the pages until the very end!

About Vera Jane Cook:

Vera Jane Cook

Winner: Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and the Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction! 5 Star Clarion ForeWord Review! 
 Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women’s Fiction, is the author of The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise and Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem. Jane, as she is known to family and friends, was born in New York City and grew up amid the eccentricity of her southern and glamorous mother on the Upper West and Upper East Side of Manhattan. An only child, Jane turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Some of her favorite authors today are Nelson DeMille, Calib Carr, Wally Lamb, Anne Rice, Sue Monk Kidd, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Her favorite novels are too long to list but include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Look at Me, Dogs of Babel, The Bluest Eye, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Body Surfing, Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, She’s Come Undone, Tale of Two Cities, etc., etc., etc., 
 Vera Jane Cook’s Website: http://www.verajanecook.com/ 
 Vera Jane Cook on Twitter: https://twitter.com/verajanecook 
Vera Jane Cook on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vera.j.cook

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