Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Break Reading Challenge

Spring Break Reading Challenge #3 -
1. Title and author of the book you are reading.
2. Include the cover of the book.
3. Synopsis
4. What do you think about the book so far?
5. Does the author have a website or blog? If so, insert a link in your post.

Be sure to link to your direct post using Mr. Linky in order to be eligible for the book giveaway.

I am reading The Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith

Synopsis from Amazon:  "Cathy is on top of the world--beautiful, rich, a top movie star about to launch a new career as a cosmetics queen--when an unscrupulous photographer in search of a story causes her car to crash and burn, destroying her perfect body as well as her career and sending her scurrying for a place to hide her scars. Thomas, on the other hand, is still mourning the deaths of his wife and young son in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center and is slowly drinking himself to death while sleeping in the bed of his truck in an isolated hamlet in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Together, however, they find they are stronger and better people, and they begin to take an active interest in the mountain community that has taken them both into their hearts, and into their kitchens."

So far I love this book.  I am reading it on the Kindle (my first ever Kindle book) and am very impressed, both with the Kindle and the story.  The author creates amazing characters - both human and animal.  I find myself not wanting to put the Kindle down.  The lives of those characters are well constructed.  I love the strong women and the references to the ideals and things in life that the people in the Crossroads charish.   I know that when I finish this story I will be looking for more books by Deborah Smith.  You can click on her name above and go to her website.