Saturday, November 15, 2008

Let Them Eat Fruitcake

When I want a quick read to break up my nonfiction reading, I often turn to chick lit. So I was excited when my friend Tina offered me the chance to participate in a blog tour for Melody Carlson's new chick lit book entitled Let Them Eat Fruitcake.

I love reading books during the same time of the year when the story is set. So I think it's no coincidence that this blog tour is taking place near the same time as the book is set. The opening scene takes place on Thanksgiving Day and follows the four unlikely roommates of 86 Bloomberg Place as they try to navigate single life together and prepare to throw a Christmas Eve party.

There's Lilani, who is working at Nordstrom after mysteriously dropping out of medical school. She's dating Gil, whose sister is fellow roommate Anna.

Anna is working at a publishing company and struggling with whether she has feelings for a co-worker or her ex-boyfriend who broke her heart but has found his way back into her life.

Megan works for an interior designer akin to The Devil Wears Prada and is dating a guy who doesn't share all of her beliefs.

And Kendall, who owns the house that the four girls share, is unemployed and hasn't yet learned that debt and guilt don't have to be her constant companions.

Let’s face it, relationships can be hard work--whether they’re with family and friends, coworkers and customers, or boyfriends and girlfriends. And when you’ve got your first place to live, a real job, and grown-up responsibilities, relationships are loaded with confusion, emotion, and secrets you can’t tell anyone but God. Thank goodness He’s always around to listen!

With such an encouraging message, Let Them Eat Fruitcake is a delightful, quick read. So before your holidays get hectic, go over to and pick up a copy of Let Them Eat Fruitcake for yourself or to give as a gift. To learn more about author Melody Carlson, check out her website here.

And if you leave a comment on this post by 5 p.m. CST on Novemer 21, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Collin Street Bakery. The Collin Street Bakery is world-famous for its - you guessed it - fruitcake and will deliver baked goods almost anywhere in the world. You can enter multiple times by commenting on more than one post (but only one comment per post will be counted). You are also eligible to enter by commenting on other posts in the tour; see the list of participating blogs below. [Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of the blog tour.]

A Little Bit of Sunshine
A Peek at My Bookshelf
Artistic Blogger
Behind the Mountain
Blog Tour Spot
Book Nook Club
Camy’s Loft
Christy’s Book Blog
Gatorskunz and Mudcats
His Reading List
i don’t believe in grammar
Kells Creative Musings
Leap of Faith
Lighthouse Academy
Lone Star Latte and Libre
Mystery, Suspense, and God, Oh My!
Net’s Notes
Real Women Scrap
Refresh My Soul
So Many Books… So Little Time
The Friendly Book Nook
The Writing Road
wandering, wonderings of a whacked-out woman
Write by Faith

1 comment:

kalea_kane said...

Sounds like a great book and how cute of them to include a contest to boot. :) I love Melody Carlson, and my husband has a growing "to buy" list for Christmas. :)