Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rescue By Anita Shreve...Review and Giveaway!

I am a big Anita Shreve Fan...Light on Snow, A Wedding In December, you name one and I have read it!  I really enjoy the way she writes as well as her style.  I think she has a real gift and she never fails to draw me in.  When I saw she had a new book coming out, Rescue, I was very excited.

While being excited I was also reasonable and knew that with the holidays coming I would be a slow reader.  My mother-in-law who you all know from her guest reviews, was thrilled to offer her services for this one as she is also a huge Anita Shreve fan....I think she finished this one in a day or two!  Here is a brief synopsis of the book...

Paramedic Pete Webster is worried sick about his daughter, Rowan, a high-school senior whom he has raised single-handedly ever since she was two. Rowan has adopted very untypical behavior, ignoring her studies and drinking heavily. It brings back bad memories of his ex-wife, Sheila. He pulled her from a car wreck while on the job and soon fell madly in love with her both for her beauty and her irreverent sense of humor. When she became pregnant, he married her though he was only 21. They were very happy until Sheila began drinking all day, every day. Now Pete is worried that their daughter believes she is doomed to repeat her mother’s mistakes; he decides to contact Sheila, whom he has not seen or heard from for 16 years. The prolific Shreve brings her customary care to this thoroughly absorbing, perfectly paced domestic drama. Alternating between the life-and-death scenarios Pete encounters on the job and the fraught family tension between father and daughter, Shreve pulls readers right into her story.

Here is my well read mother-in-law, Teri's (AKA "The Queen Bee") take on Shreve's latest...


I pick up an Anita Shreve novel and I know two things 1) it will be good 2) I will read it cover to cover in a day or two. Rescue was no exception. The story of a good man and a mixed up girl, who fall in love , get married and  have a baby all in the matter of months. Sheila Arsenault has been drinking and running away from an abusive, already married cop. She ended up in Vermont, wrapped around a tree. Peter Webster is the EMT who rescues her and falls in love, instantly.  He is hoping it is for a lifetime, she hopes it will change her life. The downward spiral of Sheila, drinking and neglecting the new baby, and avoiding of the truth by Peter is how the reader gets tangled up in the lives of these two characters. Another car wreck forces both of them to make a break that lasts 18 years, until their daughter starts a downward spiral and Peter seeks help from Sheila. Author Shreve has a knack for making her readers get involved in her characters lives and totally vested in the outcome of their story. I enjoyed this book, as I have many of Shreve’s before it. You will enjoy it, too !!

Sounds like The Queen Bee give it a big thumbs up!!  Now, since my she read this book in a flash I have had the opportunity to nearly finish Rescue as well and I am in complete agreement....love this book!  Pick up a copy today on Amazon...



Thanks to Hachette Book Group one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of Rescue By Anita Shreve.  Be prepared to lose yourself in this great book!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  Visit Anita Shreve's website and tell me something you learned about this fabulous author or one of her other books.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
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4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Hachette Books on Twitter= 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry
8.  Put my button on your blog or web page and leave a link so I can find it = 1 entry
9.  Follow the guest reviewer, Queen Bee's blog= 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US & Canadian residents and will end on January 6th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on January  7th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen .  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

100 comments:

Karla said...

I learned that she lived in Nairobi, Kenya for three years, working as a journalist for an African magazine

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I found that one of her themes is water and that many of her books are set on a small stretch of beach.
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I didn't know she lived in Kenya!

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LeahB said...

I learned Shreve is the eldest of three daughters.

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I learned that one of the books she wrote was Testimony.
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sweetpea18 said...

i LOVE anita shreve's books! i learned that she's married to a man she met when she was 13
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I learned that The Pilot's Wife became the 25th selection of Oprah's Book Club and an international bestseller
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Elle Sees said...

i like that she's from the east cvoast and incorporates that into writing

MRWriter said...

I'm an Anita Shreve fan. I just finished reading "A Change in Altitude." She's a great writer!

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kari jasus said...

i love anita shreve! i learned that she is from dedham, ma which is just a stones throw from where i live

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April said...

I learned she was rejected a lot at first.



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5orsosullivans said...

Checked out Anita Shreve's website and found out that she met her future husband when she was only 13! (I was 15 when I met mine...) :)

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Vicki S said...

I learned that Anita Shreve used to be a high school teacher before she quit to begin writing

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ruthhill74 said...

I had never heard of Anita Shreve before this. In her early days, she continually received rejection letters from magazines. Interesting.
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Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, MA, which is the next town over from me! :)

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