Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog Tour: Over the Holidays by Sandra Harper

Well, Over the Holidays is on a blog tour today, and it was SUPPOSED to be reviewed by me.
BUT, I still haven't received my copy. ::sob:: I'm so looking forward to reading it. In the meantime, I thought I would give you a little taste by introducing you to the author and showing you what it's all about. And also, giving you links to visit all of the other blogs that have been writing about it (it appears that most of them did receive their copies in time).

Summary(from GoodReads):It's only December 1, and Vanessa Clayton has been dreading Christmas since she spotted tinseled trees at her local mall in September. Thankfully, she and her husband, JT, can't afford to drag their twin boys across the country to New England for the annual celebration at her stuffy sister-in-law Patience's home. Not that Vanessa has prepared a proper Christmas for her family in years, and she has less time than ever since she agreed to consult on the script of a local play. Her older sister, Thea, is no help -- she'd rather make art and flirt with surfers than babysit her nine-year-old nephews. Then Patience drops a holiday stress bomb: Her family will come to California instead.

In between "baking" cinnamon rolls for the school potluck and overbearing Patience testing her patience, Vanessa can't stop thinking about the difficult but charming playwright at work. Meanwhile, Patience's teenage daughter, Libby, obsesses over a college boy she has met by the pool, and Thea searches desperately for the meaning of Christmas -- for her latest installation, of course. As their holiday plans go comically awry, these four women discover the true spirit of the season is hidden in every festive surprise.

Doesn't this book just sound fantastic?

About the Author (biography taken from Simon and Schuster):Sandra Harper is the author of the play, Magpie's Tea Room, which enjoyed a successful run in Los Angeles at The Ventura Court Theatre. She has written a cooking column, "The California Cook" for the newspaper, Skirt. A script reader for Pathe Studios and Springcreek Productions, she also wrote and produced fashion and rock videos for Elvis Costello, Chaka Khan and Vidal Sassoon, amonf others. Ms. Harper recieved her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California and has completed a children's book, The Witches Club.

While you're waiting patiently for my review, go check out everyone else's reviews!

Frugal Plus:
The Life (And Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object:
Drey’s Library:
Wendi’s Book Corner:
Opinionated? Me? :
Me, My Book and the Couch:
Libby’s Library News:
Bookin’ With Bingo:
Books, Movies, and Chinese Food:
Psychotic State:
That’s A Novel Idea:
All About {N}:
Starting Fresh:
A Sea of Books:
Just Another New Blog:
Blog Business World:
My Friend Amy:
Cheryl’s Book Nook:
One Person’s Journey Through A World of Books:
I Read:
So Many Books, So Little Time:
Keep on Booking:
Reading at the Beach:
Found Not Lost:
Brizmus Blogs Books:
Book Reviews by Buuklvr81:


Ivana said...

Sorry to hear you didn't receive your copy. I'm looking forward to your review, this sounds like a perfect book to get into the holiday mood!



Blodeuedd said...

Sounds like a good book. I do hope you get to read it soon

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