Thursday, 22 February 2007

Perfecting Kate by Tamara Leigh

5 Stars

Katherine Mae Meadows is an up and coming artist whose personal life is on the down and out! Kate has sworn off men determined to embrace the single life, refocus her faith, enjoy the birth of her best friend's first child and witness to her wayward room mate.

When Michael Palmier, make up artist to the stars, shows an interest her, Kate is so flattered that she accepts his recommendations to improve her image, undertaking a number of treatments to rectify her "flaws".

A new contract to create a mural for the burns unit at a San Francisco hospital creates havoc with Kate's schedule and peace of mind. The aloof yet magnetic Dr Clive Alexander is determined to frustrate Kate's artistic endeavours and deride her physical improvements!

Perfecting Kate epitomises the joy that can be experienced with a great book! It is entertaining, witty and held me captive from the first chapter to the last word. Kate is an endearing and authentic character with an honest and unique voice. Tamara Leigh adds depth to this story with Kate's health issues and Clive's traumatic past but does so without dampening the enchanting tone of the story. I laughed, cried, and cheered with Kate, wanted to help fight her battles as well as knock some sense into her from time to time. I have no regrets about reading this book late into the night to learn the culmination of the physical and spiritual journey of this woman.

Tamara Leigh has sealed her fate as one of my must read authors!

Check out Stealing Adda and look for Tamara's next novel, Splitting Harriet, releasing in November, 2007 with Multnomah.

Tamara has kindly offered me an autographed book to give away so please post a comment letting me know you would like to be included in the draw to win :)

12 comments:

So Many Books... said...

I loved Perfecting Kate.Such a good read. =)

Deborah said...

ahh i am dying to read this book and stealing adda, but alas i am poor in money, no libraries in this area own either, and i can't even inter-library loan it because they are still new books. *sigh*

Rel said...

Hope you can get a copy of them both - you would love them :)

Jenny said...

I enjoyed Stealing Adda and can't wait to read Perfecting Kate.

(BTW - I have my blog started, though it's slow going on getting the hang of it as my world now includes a baby on the move...*grin*)

Fiona said...

The book sounds fantastic, count me in!!!

Will have to go and check out 'Stealing Adda'.

Cee Cee said...

Great review! I'm never left wondering how you feel about a story. I hate sterile reviews when I'm left wondering, "Well did ya like it or not!"

Rel said...

Thanks Cee Cee!

Jenni said...
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Nolene said...

I am quite excited by your review and cannot wait to read this one!

Jen said...

Another one to add to the list to read please. Count me in.

AD said...

Count me in, please!

Tamara Leigh said...

Hi, all!
Thank you for your kind words! I look forward to sending out a copy of Perfecting Kate to the winner. Have a blessed weekend!

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