Saturday, March 13, 2021

This OR That #Giveaway Week 6 ~ Arranged by Catherine McKenzie OR She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell #Arranged #SheWasTheQuietOne

 

I have sooooo many books! 

The This or That Giveaway! feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. It's a way for me to cull my collection and give someone else the chance to enjoy these treasures.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

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Catherine McKenzie is one of my 'must-read' authors. I discovered that I had two copies of Arranged on my shelves and realized at the same time that I have not read this one. Shame on me! I've loved all of her other books and I really need to read this one so I can say I've read ALL of her books! 

Arranged
by Catherine McKenzie
Paperback ~ Pub date May 2012

Anne Blythe has a great life: a good job, good friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel. When it comes to finding someone to share it with, however, she just can't seem to get it right.

After yet another relationship ends, Anne comes across a business card for what she thinks is a dating service, and she pockets it just in case. When her best friend, Sarah, announces she's engaged, Anne can't help feeling envious. On an impulse, she decides to give the service a try because maybe she could use a little assistance in finding the right man. But Anne soon discovers the company isn't a dating service; it's an exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriage service. She initially rejects the idea, but the more she thinks about it -- and the company's success rate -- the more it appeals to her. After all, arranged marriages are the norm for millions of women around the world, so why wouldn't it work for her?

A few months later, Anne is travelling to a Mexican resort, where in one short weekend she will meet and marry Jack. And against all odds, it seems to be working out -- until Anne learns that Jack, and the company that arranged their marriage, are not what they seem at all. 

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I read this one when it came out in 2018. 
It was a 5 ⭐ read for me!


She Was the Quiet One
by Michele Campbell
ARC ~ Pub date July 2018

From the author of It’s Always the Husband comes a riveting new suspense novel about privilege, power, and what happens when we let ambition take control.

For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.

In a novel full of twists, turns, and dark secrets, Michele Campbell once again proves her skill at crafting intricately spun and completely compelling plots.

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19 comments:

  1. I am totally influenced by a cover, good and bad. An appealing cover that grabs my attention draws me in and makes me want more. I can also be turned off by other covers and have probably missed some great stories by not looking at it further. Total cover lover!

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  2. I do judge a book by its cover, but that doesn't stop me from reading the premise and first pages to see if it's a match for me.

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  3. I absolutely judge a book by its cover.

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  4. I do not judge a book by its cover. The cover may influence me to pick up a book. I then read the blurb, reviews, etc. to see if I want to spend several hours reading that book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover!

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  6. Yes, I do judge a book by it's cover. I look for books that have a nice or pretty cover.

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  7. I judge covers but the book and the author is more important for me enjoyment.

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  8. I admit that sometimes a book cover will make me turn away from a book or take a closer look:)But I've also grabbed some books despite a dreadful cover and found a great author to follow.

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  9. I do! I know I shouldn't, but it happens!

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  10. I don't judge a book by it's cover, but I have bought books because I loved the cover pics so much.

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  11. No-I generally judge a book by its blub.

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  12. Not totally, but if a cover appeals to me, I will definitely take the time to read the blurb.

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  13. Yes, however, it's the book's description that determines whether I get the book or not.

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  14. I do judge a book by its cover

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  15. The front cover influences me but it's the back synopsis that influences me most.

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  16. I do judge a book by it's cover somewhat, but not completely.

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