As 2011 draws to a close and we prepare to welcome 2012, you are invited to enter to win two of my favorite books of 2011!
Anyone who has ever wondered — and, truthfully, who hasn’t? — how their life might have unfolded had they made different choices will relate to Quinn Braverman’s overwhelming sense that she is one of two identical people and her counterpart is living somewhere else. The promise of escaping her overwhelming emotional burdens finally lures her to the portal to her alternate life. If she slips through it, she will have the opportunity to examine the quality of her choices and determine whether or not she has been happy on the road she did not take. But if she allows herself to experience her other life, will she be able to return? Will she want to come back?
The Other Life is a mesmerizing, emotionally satisfying tale of a woman dealing with two unbelievably tragic events who must come to grips with her past in order to face her future.
Author Sarah Pekkanen captivated readers with her debut novel, The Opposite of Me. She followed it in early 2011 with Skipping a Beat, an insightful, engrossing, and entertaining exploration of the foundations upon which relationships are built. And she has generously provided one copy of Skipping a Beat to be awarded to a lucky Colloquium reader!
After surviving a medical crisis, Michael undergoes a sudden, unexpected personality change. His wife, Julia, is unequipped to deal with his transformation from a workaholic, driven man, consumed by the demands of the business he built with one great idea and some borrowed capital, into a man looking for redemption for all the mistakes he made along the way, many of which Julia was blissfully unaware. The very foundations of Julia’s world are threatened and she quickly loses her equilibrium. Everything that she has assumed to be true and relied upon is brought into question by Michael’s sudden metamorphosis. They both realize just how far they had drifted apart prior to Michael’s brush with death. Can they find their way back to each other?