April 2, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff


As Lily looks back on her life, she is still shocked by the happenings that have turned into the person she is at the age of 84. As a young woman she said "I do" and then a few days later to fight in the second WWII wasn't easy on the new couple. When the time comes for her to see her husband again, she is giddy like a child. With a big homecoming celebration in the works, she meets a man that will forever change her. She didn't mean to meet Jake and fall in love underneath the fireworks that were literally set off by Jake. Which man will Lily decide to keep, the one she married or the one who makes her understand true love and passion?

This book reminded me a lot of The Notebook. I absolutely love a romance story that makes you feel like you are right there watching the entire event. Fireworks Over Toccoa is a breathtaking read and it shouldn't be missed by romance fans.

St. Martin's Press
9780312581589
March 30, 2010
272 pages
$22.99 US

Visit Jeffrey's website.


3 of my readers will each receive a SIGNED copy of this book
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher


WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

87 comments:

  1. +1 This sounds like a terrific book. I love stories that end HEA.
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  16. Wow, this book sounds SO good. I really want to win and read it.

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  19. Wow, a signed copy would be wonderful! :)

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  20. I follow Jeff on twitter!

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  21. Thanks for the contest! I hope I win!

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  22. Please enter me too. It looks like I get 7 chances.

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  23. Great giveaway!

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  26. Just reading the blurb I wanted to cry. It sounds sweet but someone will definitely be hurt.

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  32. This book sounds so good! Can't wait to read it! =]

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