Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway - Small Change by Sheila Roberts

Small Change by Sheila Roberts


Book Description:
Rachel, Jessica, and Tiffany all share a difficult secret: they’re all struggling with major financial problems. A sudden divorce has turned Rachel from a stay-at-home mom to a strapped-for-cash divorcee about to enter the workforce for the first time. Tiffany’s spending has been out of control for years, and her mounting credit card bills have put a major strain on her marriage. And Jessica just had the rug pulled out from under her. After struggling her entire life to make ends meet, she’s just gotten engaged to a man with a big bank account…and now he’s asked her to sign a pre-nup.

When the women share their problems at their weekly crafting group, they decide to band together to take control of their finances. As they struggle to bring balance back to their checkbooks and their lives, they learn that some things in life, like good friends, are truly priceless.



About the Author:
Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. She has had twenty-five books published, both in fiction and nonfiction under different names and in different languages. Her novels have been optioned for book clubs and film. Her book Angel Lane was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009. When she’s not hanging out with her girlfriends or hitting the dance floor with her husband, she can be found writing about those things dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

You can visit Sheila at her website (http://www.sheilasplace.com). You can also find her on Twitter (http://twitter.com/_Sheila_Roberts) and Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/pages/Sheila-Roberts/76502579853?ref=ts).
Here's What I think:
This book attracted me right off because it is about  a stay-at-home mom forced back into the work place. Although I have a happy healthy marriage (knock on wood and Thanks to GOD!) it is still a real fear of mine. Even if it was the result of my hubby getting injured or laid-off, it's a fear. On top of that, financial struggles are true for all of us in this rough time in our country's history. I think this novel comes at a perfect time for women and moms that are having to fight even more battles just to stay afloat. Roberts is able to cast a more positive light on very unhappy topics. Roberts has a great writing voice, creating a fun little escape. The story flows easily and absorbs you early on. I really enjoyed this read and I think all you Busy Moms will too! Roberts has three other titles Angel Lane, Love in Bloom, and Bikini Season, which I have added to my TBR list, and I plan to put Bikini Season in for the running for May's book club vote!


BUY IT! You can purchase you own copy of Small Change by Sheila Roberts on Amazon


WIN IT! Sheila is willing to send THREE lucky winners each their own copy of Small Change! Thanks Sheila!!!





So here is how you can win:



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Just tell me that you would like to win and leave me your email address. (open to US residents only, must provide mailing address - no PO Boxes - if you win)(you must do this one first or I will be forced to remove all of your entries)


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I wish you the best of luck! All entries but be received by 11:59pm PST on May 1st, 2010 to be counted.


Disclaimer: Although I did receive a free copy of this book for review (Thanks,
HBG), I was in no other way compensated to post this review. These are my real and honest opinions.


If you are an author or publisher and you would like for me to review your book, please contact me directly: polsen11[at]comcast[dot]net

46 comments:

  1. I would love to read this!
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  3. I wanna win!!!

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  8. I've been looking for a new book to read, and this sounds like one I would enjoy!
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  17. Sounds like a great read! Would love to win this book! Thanks!

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  23. Danielle PontowMay 1, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    I would love to win this book.. I am a mother of three boys too. This summer, when they are swimming, I hope I can catch up on my reading. Hope I win.

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