Monday, February 27, 2012

More than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay...R&G!

It has been a reading frenzy here at Reviewed by Mom!  Between me and The Queen Bee we have been devouring books and loving every minute of it.  The latest book I have to share with you is More than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay.  Here is the scoop.....
From the author of If Wishes Were Horses comes a novel of long-buried secrets and self-discovery, showing us that sometimes what goes unsaid is more powerful than words. . . .
Chelsea Enright never expected to inherit her grandmother's lakeside cottage deep in the Adirondacks—a serene getaway that had been mysteriously closed up decades ago. This is no simple bequest, however, because when Chelsea finds her grandmother's WWII diaries, she's stunned to discover that they hold secrets she never suspected . . . and they have the power to turn her own life upside down.
Even more surprising is the compelling presence of local doctor Brandon "Yale, and Chelsea soon finds her "short stay" has stretched into the entire summer. She cannot put this cottage and her family's past behind her easily—and the more she learns about the woman her grandmother truly was, the more Chelsea's own life begins to change . . . and nothing will ever be the same again.

And here is what my guest blogger, The Queen Bee had to say...
Once her husband shipped out to fight in WWII, Brooke Bartlett went off to the family lake cottage to spend some time away. As time passed, she became friends with the handsome young man next door, kept from the war because of a disability. Friends turned into lovers and then a pregnancy. Not knowing which man was the father, she left the cottage and never went back.

Fast forward to 1999, when Brooke Bartlett passes away and leaves the cottage to her granddaughter, Chelsea Enright. She leaves the cottage, a mysterious key and a note to visit the cottage before she sells it. Chelsea decides to go to the cottage and spend a short week and investigate. Well, maybe you guessed it already. There is a handsome man who lives next door named Brandon, and sure enough, Chelsea ends up staying all summer. The two read the grandmother's diary and discover family secrets. As she learns more about her grandmother, Chelsea starts thinking of where her own life is heading...yadda yadda yadda.

Unfortunately for me, this book was filled with too many places where I just wanted to skip over the details. I just want to be so taken with a book that I can't wait to curl up and read. Unfortunately, this book was too predictable. I think this book would fall into the "summer read" category. A book that you could easily put down to go for a walk on the beach.
This one is now in my to read pile and I am really looking forward to picking it up.  You can grab your copy today on Amazon....

I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Harper Collins, is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of More Than Words Can Say! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

50 comments:

AnnaZed said...

I was already interested in this book, now I'm really interested. Thanks for the review.

slb3334 said...

In bed.

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jhitomi said...

Love to curl up in bed. But in summer, love to sit in the sun in a comfy chair.
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The McKennas said...

I love to read by our pool!

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April G said...

I love to read in bed, after putting the kids down for the night.

Ciera Nitkowski said...

Love to win this book. It's so nice to have this one.
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crystletellerday said...

on the couch crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I drop off and pick my kids up from school so every day I try to get to school about 30 minutes early so I can sit, relax, turn the car off, and enjoy complete silence while I read!

dwarzel said...

on the porch

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hedgerhousehold said...

In my bed
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Leah Baird said...

In my bed.

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Reanne Burnett said...

I read in bed with a pile of blankets and cats.

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Robin said...

on a chair in the living room or in my bed
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Either in bed after everyone's asleep or on the couch when no one is home!

ani hearts japan said...

I like to read in bed or in the bathtub...

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Marina said...

In my bed, before going to sleep!

mverno said...

i love to read in bed all warm and cozy
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tavernie said...

On the Back porch in my swing chair!

Nickolay said...

I love to read at the cabin by the lake

Jessica said...

In my bed.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I love to lay in me bed with the electric blanket on
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Anonymous said...

On the couch with a comfy quilt.

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aggcalifornia said...

I love to read by my fireplace! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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Hoa said...

In my bed, surrounded by comfortable throws.

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Nicole Stiers said...

I'd curl up in my recliner

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

in bed!

Anonymous said...

In my bed!
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helpful heather said...

i have a secret spot at the library!

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Nancy said...

I curl up on the living room couch!

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Candie L said...

I like to read on road trips. Thank you

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entered the applebees g/c giveaway
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Martha said...

I love to curl up and read a good book in my big old comfy chair!
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Diana said...

I love to read in bed before falling asleep for the night
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Sarah said...

I love to read outside in the patio on a nice day


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dht04001 said...

i love to read next to our big window when the sun is blazing, it gets so cozy in the sun
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jadavis said...

My loveseat
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On my couch with my tv on(don't ask me why).

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Jenny said...

I like to read on the big, comfy chair in our living room :)

Laurie said...

sofa with my blanket,glass of wine and kitty cat curled up next to me!

Jackie said...

My recliner!

Jenna Wood said...

I love to read books curled up in bed!

Jenna Wood said...

I love to read books curled up in bed!

Jim said...

i read on my bed

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Kristie said...

I like to read curled up on my couch with a nice blanket. My electric one lately but now the weather is changing, Yay! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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