Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday "It" Books....When It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald! Review & Give Away!

Reviewed by Mom writer Colleen sat down with one of Reviewed by Mom's Holiday "It" Book picks, When It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald (YES!! Molly Ringwald!!).  Here is the scoop on this great pick for holiday gift giving....


About the book:

Molly Ringwald mines the complexities of modern relationships in this gripping and nuanced collection of interlinked stories. Writing with a deep compassion for human imperfection, Ringwald follows a Los Angeles family and their friends and neighbors while they negotiate the hazardous terrain of everyday life—revealing the deceptions, heartbreak, and vulnerability familiar to us all.

In "The Harvest Moon," a stay-at-home mom grapples with age, infertility, and an increasingly distant husband. In "Ursa Minor," a former children's television star tries to rebuild his life after being hospitalized for "exhaustion." An elderly woman mourns the loss of her husband and her estranged relationship with her daughter in "The Little One." In "My Olivia," a single mother finds untapped reserves of strength to protect her flamboyant six-year-old son who wishes only to wear dresses and be addressed as Olivia. And in the devastating title story, a betrayed wife chronicles her pain and alienation, leading to an eviscerating denouement.

As the lives of these characters converge and diverge in unexpected ways, Ringwald reveals a startling eye for the universality of loss, love, and the search for connection. An unflinching yet poignant examination of the intricacies of the human heart, When It Happens to You is an auspicious literary debut.
Here's what Colleen had to say....


I was excited to get this book because Molly Ringwald is one of my favorite actresses. I always worry though, when someone does such a major career change and I wonder how good it will really be. I did not need to worry about this one. Molly Ringwald is a great writer! She sucked me right into the book with the first story, The Harvest Moon. At times I found it hard to connect the stories together and keep the connections straight in my mind but the individual stories on their own were enough to keep me going. Great read!
 
You can pick this one up on Amazon....


I am so happy to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of When It Happens to You. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

42 comments:

Carl Scott said...

My wife would really enjoy this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

My sister would like to read this book. ml_mcafee@yaho.com

Lindsey Gain said...

I would love to read it myself!

8ntiaqt said...

I would love to read this book and then pass it on to my mother in law!!

Elizabeth said...

I would like to gift this book to my best friend Charli

deanna said...

for my sis in law
xoxo

karrin said...

I love to read so I would keep this book for myself

JaneSToney said...

I would love to win this for my niece.

Naomi said...

I would gift this to myself.

Jenny said...

I'd gift this to my godmother!

frecklefacecakes said...

id gift it to my sister in law

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I would keep it!

Natalia said...

I would keep it!!

Lisa M said...

I think I wuld keep it for myself. Love Molly!

Megan said...

I'd keep it.

gsandoval said...

dying to read this book!

nichol said...

I'd give it to myself

Se82340 said...

I would keep it as a gift for myself. -- Amy Brown , fuhrman _ amy @ yahoo . com

Ashley said...

I would give it to myself. As well as my mother! :)

Renee G said...

I would love to give this to my sister
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Sweetsillysara said...

My sister!

JohnZ said...

My sister-in-law

Miranda Gonzalez said...

I would give it to my mom.

JustADealJess said...

This one would probaly be for me. im a fan

JustADealJess said...

This one would probaly be for me. im a fan

beth m. said...

to my sister as she loves to read

Kat C said...

After I read it, I will give it to my daughter LeeAnn..

MomLovesDeals said...

I'd read it but probably share it with my mom after I was finished.

keisha said...

There's a group of women here that all pass around great books. I'm not sure who would end up keeping it, but I know several would read it!

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

my sister

Sara McManaway said...

i would gift it to my mom!!!

then i could read it afterward...

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Sara McManaway said...

i would gift it to my mom!!!

then i could read it afterward...

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hollygunter said...

i would love to have it for myself :) and then i'd pass it along to someone else who would like to read it

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Stephanie said...

I used to love Molly Ringwald when I was growing up!

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Amanda said...

I would give it to my sister.

Dawn S. said...

I would like to read it myself, then probably pass it to my mom.

Tammy said...

I would keep this for myself

Jennie said...

I'd give it to my sister!

megan said...

This would be a gift for ME, then I might pass it on to my friend ;)

Laurie said...

my sister

susan quackenbush at quackenbushfamily@live.com said...

I love Molly Ringwald so I would give it to myself to read and then donate it to somebody who will enjoy it as much as me.

Sue Hull said...

I've been wanting to read this book so I'd gift it to myself.Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)
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