Thursday, April 28, 2011

Publishers Weekly Review

As part of the semifinals round of ABNA, my  book has received an official Publishers Weekly review. And here it is!

From Publishers Weekly
This warm-hearted and atypical romance takes place during the dot-com bubble of the mid 1990s. Recently minted MBA Annie leads a complicated life between putting in long hours at a start-up internet dating service and trying to catch the eye of Paul, a college friend going through a messy divorce. Meanwhile, Annie's loving -- if slightly dysfunctional -- family schemes to set up their romantically unlucky relation with kindly used car salesman Eddie, even as a medical crisis hits them hard. As Annie struggles to make her romantic and professional dreams realities, she is forced to come to some hard conclusions about her behavior, both to those who love her and toward herself. Although the book's romance and some of its larger plot points are predictable, its fast pace and memorable characters, from romantically levelheaded roommate Elke to Annie's precocious young cousin, make this a most enjoyable romance. Annie is as appealing and fully-realized as any recent romantic heroine, due to her balance of professional competence, confidence, and vulnerability.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michelle - It's so wonderful to see your success. I will be mentioning Annie Begins on my blog today - - as an addition to the "Indie 500 Booklist". I loved reading the opening scene. Annie is me!! MBA, a divorced crush and all. I can't wait to read more.