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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!

Author has graciously provided one copy of her acclaimed novel, , to be awarded to one lucky Colloquium reader!

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.

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Author 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 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 Juliaโ€™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 Michaelโ€™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?

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Thanks to all who participated and to authors Ellen Meister and Sarah Pekkanen!


  1. If I could change one aspect of my life, it would be to be better organized. Right now, I just can’t seem to keep up with everything.

  2. I am not sure I believe in alternate universes. But, if there is, I sure hope that my life is better in that one, than it is in this one.

  3. Christine A.

    Sometimes I believe that there is an alternate universe. I would love to be able to switch over to that one for awhile but I am not sure I could handle two of me, if they were to cross paths.

  4. mamabunny13

    I don’t believe there is an alterante Universe where our lives play out differently but it there was I’m sure there would be good and bad differences.

  5. I don’t believe in alternate universes, although it makes for interesting reading. I guess I am too practical and I must have some proof.

  6. I believe that there could be alternative universes although I don’t believe in it. One aspect that I would change would be to be more patient.

  7. An alternate universe is a fascinating idea which can exist.

  8. I don’t believe in alternate universes. I guess the blunt answer I can give is I am egotistical and believe there ought to be only one me.

  9. IF I could change one aspect of my life, I would just love to be taller and skinner and prettier. damn, I am superfical.

  10. I don’t believe there is an alternate universe. I believe we only get one chance to live our lives. Even if there was one, it doesn’t mean it would be better. It would just be different because of the different choices we might make.

  11. Lisa Garrett

    I also would become more organized and would love housework.

  12. catherine c

    i believe that there could be an alternate universe…we just have to raise our energetic vibrations by thinking more positive thoughts instead of the programmed limiting beliefs we habitually think.

  13. catherine c

    i would change the fact that i am still unemployed and not working in the field of my expertise and love!

  14. Carol Wong

    I would live in a warmer climate. I miss the weather in California.

  15. No – I don’t believe in an alternate universe – because of my Christian beliefs. ๐Ÿ™‚ (But love reading about many things I don’t believe is reality.) ๐Ÿ™‚
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  16. Lisa Garrett

    I don’t believe that there are alternate universes. I believe that there Are ultimate plans for our lives.

  17. Machell Duke

    No I don’t believe because of the way my parents raised me.

  18. Machell Duke

    If I were to change one aspect it would be how my teenagers act.

  19. The aspect of my current life I would change is probably just having some more income coming in – either new job or promotion – simply to stop constantly worrying about what if something bad happens and how will we handle it (the downside to working nonprofit is the pay)
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  20. thegirlonfire27

    If I could I would travel more. I would love to see more of the world.

  21. Carolsue

    I don’t think I believe in alternate universes. I never really thought about it, but it doesn’t make much sense to me.

  22. An alternate universe is an interesting idea but I don’t know that I believe that it exits.

  23. Right now I am trying to change my diet and exercise. I should be more active so that is what I would change.

  24. i believe alternate universes are possible… not sure they exist. i may even be persuaded to take a walk in there and check out my alternate life. but i think no matter how much “better” it may be in comparison to my current life, i wouldn’t stay. i love my life the way it is… imperfect and always changing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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