Sunday, 17 August 2008

Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker & open giveaway

Life stinks for Chloe Adams, thanks to her fiancee and modern technology. On the eve of her wedding she is dumped by text message and her life thrown in to turmoil. Humiliated and lost, Chloe wants nothing more than to run and hide from the fallout, returning gifts, cancelling the honeymoon......but Chloe's Aunt Tess will have none of it! Whisking Chloe away on her honeymoon trip with her best friend Becca, the girls enjoy a five day Mexican cruise but there isn't enough sun and surf to heal Chloe's shattered dreams.

Returning home, Chloe draws on the strength of her book club buddies as they encourage her to spread her wings and follow some of the adventures of the heroines they are reading about. Adventure and Chloe have always been like oil and water, but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

Laura Jensen Walker knows the hearts and minds of women and writes them like a dream. Chloe Adams epitomises those of us who treasure safety and security while admiring our spontaneous risk taking sisters. Watching Chloe's true self blossom throughout the story is a delight. While a little more lighthearted than Laura's fabulous Reconstructing Natalie, it is a overflowing with book, movie and music references which will have you seeking out your Jane Austen and Agatha Christie novels and giving your DVD player a workout. Filled with Laura's trademark humour, poignancy and hope, Daring Chloe is a must read. I have high hopes for the sequel, Turning the Paige, releasing in February, 2009.

As seen at

Relz Reviewz Extras

Reviews of Miss Invisible and Reconstructing Natalie

Interview with Laura

Visit Laura's website

Buy Laura's books at Amazon and Koorong

Open giveaway

Thanks to Laura's generosity, I have a signed copy of Daring Chloe to give
away! To enter:~

1. Post a comment before midnight Friday 22nd August, 2008

2. Tell me your favourite Jane Austen book (or movie if you (gasp!)
haven't read her novels) and why

Be sure to leave contact details or you will not be entered in to the


Anonymous said...

Pride & Prejudice. Well, actually, I think it's the only one I've READ (watched others) but I really enjoyed it and could hear Elizabeth and Mr Darcy speaking from the movie as I read the book. Very cool. :) However, I'm a fan of Emma too and have all the books to read sometime! Please enter me...

Ausjenny said...

oh no Im going to show my ignorance what did Jane Austen write? I see Pride and Preduice. I did see the movie but it didn't really grab me.
I haven't read any of her books. (im googling her now). Can i still enter.

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

This sounds so good! Please toss me in the hat. Thanks :)

FAVORITE JANE AUSTEN : Sense and Sensibility

I loved the movie version, but can't remember for sure if I read the book. I think I did, but I'm not 100% certain. This book had really great heroines.


littleminx at cox dot net

Ruby (Mouth) said...

My favorite has to be Mansfield Park. I have read both of the others mentioned and as they are read most often, I have found that Mansfield has been over looked, but is a very wonderful book about love and loss and all in between.

windycindy said...

Hello, Thanks for another fantastic book giveaway drawing. I adore Jane
Austen's book "Pride and Prejudice!"
Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Theresa N. said...

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. I love the large family and the different personalitys their's so much going on in this book. Emma's wonderful.
Theresa N

stampedwithgrace said...

this book sounds like a fun read!

I love Pride & Prejudice too! what a great story :)

Liviania said...

Pride & Prejudice because of Darcy and the Bennets, but Persuasion comes close.

Leola said...

Now this is a toss up.. Pride and Prejudice (I have just finished watching the 6 hour BBC version - again), Sense and Sensibility, Emma... I enjoy them all. But P&P would have to top the list - and boy and I glad I don't have a mum like Mrs Bennet!!
The book sounds like fun to read - please enter me Rel. Thanks again.

Tracy said...

Surprisingly, I haven't read any of the books, but I've seen all the movies.

I think I'll have to go with Pride & Prejudice as my favourite. They're all fabulous, but I'll go with that because it was the first movie I saw.

Why do I like it? I think I am intrigued by the stand-offish Mr Darcy! Somehow or another despite himself he seems to attract the young women!!!

Carolynn W. said...

I really wanna read this book! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite Jane Austen book/movie is Persuasion.

Grateful Gramma said...

Haven't seen any Jane Austen movies. I know I read some of the books in high school and/or college but couldn't tell you which ones. I'd like to read this book though. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!

Naomi said...

Ummm not a great Jane Austin fan. I had to read Pride and Prejudice in Year 12. I just read the Study Guide. LOL. Can I still enter? This book sounds Fab.

jaana said...

Pride and Prejudice because of Elizabeth's quick wit. Please enter me in.

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