Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Review & Give Away: Altared Plans by Rebecca Cornish Talley


From the back of Altared Plans by Rebecca Cornish Talley:

The perfect day. The perfect marriage. The perfect groom. What could go wrong?

Caitlyn has been preparing for her perfect wedding all her life. But when her fiancé abandons her at the altar, Caitlyn vows she’ll never love again.

Going to BYU doesn’t make that easy, however, and avoiding all social contact can only last so long. When her bishop calls her to be the “mom” of her family home evening group, Caitlyn is suddenly thrust into surprising circumstances that leave her flustered—the attention of two unwanted suitors.

Travis, the FHE “dad,” has plans to woo Caitlyn by using his cowboy charms, while Chase has his own ideas for dating her. Will Travis or Chase change her mind about love? Or will it be de¢ja¢ vu?

Follow Caitlyn through all the flirtatious looks, dates, ex-girlfriends, and unexpected surprises. Altared Plans is a light-hearted romance that is sure to please.


My Review:

I truly enjoyed Altared Plans. The characters were fun, but very real. I love a book that has humor and romance in it - and this one has lots of both. I especially loved the scene when Caitlyn helped out at a Special Olympics event dressed up as a clown, the went to the hospital to visit Travis in the same outfit. She received quite the surprise when she got there . . . but you'll have to read it to find out what happened. I'll just say I was laughing so hard, I needed tissues for all the tears!

I actually read this book several months ago, then won an extra copy of it. So this week, I'm hosting a give away. One lucky QOTC reader will win a copy of Altared Plans by Rebecca Cornish Talley. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday, November 7th at 12 noon. I'll choose the winner either Saturday afternoon or Sunday and post it here. Good luck!

Or, if you just can't wait to see if you'll win a copy, you can purchase Altared Plans here.

Also - here's the book trailer for Altared Plans. Enjoy!

18 comments:

Connie Hall said...

This book sounds like one I would really enjoy. Good blog Danyelle.

Valerie Ipson said...

I definitely want to read Rebecca's book and would love to win it!

Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you, Danyelle!

The scene when she's dressed as clown happened to me in real life. After all, they say write what you know.

Becky said...

I have been watching for this to appear at my local bookstore. Can't wait to read it.

Bre said...

I love all your book reviews and give aways. I wanna win! :) Pick me pick me pick me!
Bre Ahrens

Peggy said...

Sounds like such a fun book - would love to win so I can add it to the stack on my nightstand! :-)
Peggy Urry

Nichole Giles said...

I loved this book as well, and though I have read it, I don't actually own it. I borrowed Heather's copy. (Thanks Heather.)

Great review, Danyelle.

Nichole

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I read the first chapter and enjoyed it. I'd love to have a copy.

Taffy said...

I posted your contest on my blog :)
taffyscandy.blogspot.com

Legoboyzmom said...

I could use some good, romantic humor. My husband's away on a business trip to Hawaii. So count me in!

Tanya Parker Mills

Anna Arnett said...

I love the title, and the intriguing point that "altar plans" are sometimes really "altered". That, in itself, is enough to entice me to read your book. It's been on my list since I first heard of it. Only time and cash have precluded my purchase. If I can't beg a copy, I shall try to borrow one or, as a last resort, be tempted to steal one.

Wishing you the good fortune you deserve,
Anna Arnett

Stephanie Humphreys said...

This is on my list but I keep telling myself I can't buy a copy until I read the last two books I bought. Now I could win one though. . . Thanks for all the contests Danyelle.

Kimberly Job said...

I read and enjoyed Rebecca's first book, and I'd love to read this one!

Kristy Carlton said...

I've been wanting this one for a long time! Here's hoping...

BTW, good luck on NaNo! Keep writing!

carltoncasa@gmail.com

Kk said...

Put me down to try to win it. it looks like a great book to read.

Pendragon said...

G'day. What a lucky day to find your blog. :) Now that sounds like a book that i need to read. Been having a heck of a time with "altering" plans myself. Very discouraging.

anyways, i'll be out of town testing for my first Black-Belt while you're picking the winner. :) Wish me luck on both accounts? could use some good news on at least one front

Cindy Beck said...

Ooo, I'd love to win this book. Count me in.

ali said...

Great review Danyelle. I hope I win a copy!

Review Disclaimer: Sometimes a book I review has been sent to me for free by a publisher or an author. This in no way effects my review, which is my own opinion about whether the book was a good read for me, fit my tastes, and if I would recommend it to others. Other than possibly a free book, I am not compensated in any way for posting a review.