Hello Tall Poppy Readers!
Today we reveal the vibrant cover for Amy E. Reichert’s sophomore book, LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE (Gallery, July 2016). We can’t wait to get our hands on this scrumptious new book, plus Amy is giving away a copy of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE. See below for details.
From the author of the “clever, creative, and sweetly delicious” (Kirkus Reviews) THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE comes a novel about an exasperated wife and mother who makes a play to reignite her marriage—and risks everything in a gamble she hopes is a sure bet.
When Milwaukee-area MJ Boudreaux notices her husband Chris seems more interested in the casino than in spending time together, she’s more bothered by her own apathy than by his absence. So she picks up poker as a way for them to spend more time together—and rekindle their marital flame.
Although the game doesn’t provide the quality time with Chris that she’d hoped for, MJ finds she has an uncanny knack for it. Increasingly unhappy at home and intoxicated with newfound freedom, MJ escapes to the felt for comfort and spends less and less time with her family.
After a string of great wins, MJ finds herself in Vegas, attracting the attention of a certain magnetic poker star. But when she’s forced to choose between her family and her new exciting lifestyle, the stakes may be higher than she thought. MJ must play her hand carefully…or risk losing it all.
In LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE, poker provides an unexpected jolt of excitement in MJ’s life, as well as an escape from the monotony of day-to-day tasks. To enter the giveaway for a copy of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, let us know in the comments what you do to add a little thrill in your life? We’ll randomly pick a winner next Monday.
Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie, loves to write stories that end well with characters you’d invite to dinner. A wife, mom, amateur chef, Fix-It Mistress, and cider enthusiast, she earned her MA in English Literature and serves on her local library’s board of directors.
Don’t put me in the running for the book as I already have it and loved it! I just wanted to stop by and say what a wonderful cover the new book has. I can’t wait to read it! Come on July!
As to what I do to put a little thrill in my life? I guess I could say my yearly girls weekend with my best friends. We go to Nashville for a few days and see all of the sights and listen to all of the great bands playing around town. I always feel rejuvenated afterwards.
So looking forward to reading this! I LOVED The Coincidence of Coconut Cake… I love reading about food 😉 I work alot so don’t do alot of “thrills” … but one of my jobs is running my own business – petsitting – it’s alot of fun and I make time for reading when I can 🙂 Merry Christmas to you all!
Coffee… Coffee is my thrill 🙂 or my sanity.. Either way Coffee is very important
Congrats on the new book. I am looking forward to reading
To add a little excitement to my life, I seek out the little, inexpensive things. Journals, tablets, pens, make-up, bath and body, etc. The Dollar Tree is my favorite hunting ground.
Pack up & move to a new town.
For a little thrill I love to explore new shops that I have never been in before. It’s fun to see what you can find.
Such a beautiful cover! And the story sounds fabulous– unexpected poker star, what a fun premise.
A little everyday thrill for me is trying out a super complicated recipe, like something from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, where one recipe references like seven other recipes. Finishing it all feels like a huge accomplishment.
I love to read and play with my grand children. I’m pretty simple. Lol
To add a little excitement to my life, my husband and I plan a get away weekend. Even though we don’t have any kids at home, its still exciting to get away to somewhere different for a weekend.
For thrills I visit yard sales, thrift stores, auctions and antique shops looking for an” overlooked ” treasure that I can turn into cash. I’m gambling that I will find something that is undervalued and be able to resell it on line or in my antique shop booth for a profit. I spend a lot time following decorating trends so that I can recognize the next hot collectible. I have supplemented our income for 40 years in this way. I would love to win the book.
I’m an avid reader — it’s my favorite pastime. Opening a book for the first time never fails to give me a thrill. That’s the best of all.