Our summer is half over but there is still time for some fun summer reads and I just read one that you just might enjoy while basking in the sun (or air conditioning with the heat advisories we have had lately), called Pinch Me (Touchstone Books/ Simon & Schuster, July 19, 2011). Pinch Me is the latest novel by Adena Halpern, whose first 2 novels, 29 and The Ten Best Days of My Life are scheduled to be adapted into feature films, which tells the tale of a modern day fairy tale.
Here is the synopsis of Pinch Me from the back cover of the book:
Lily Married the Man Of Her Dreams.
Then She Woke Up.
"Never marry a man unless he's short, bald, fat, stupid and treats you badly"
That is the advice that twenty-nine-year-old Lily Burns has heard her entire life from her grandmother, Dolly and her mother, Selma. Despite this, when she meets Gogo, the handsome, successful pediatrician who treats her like a queen, she has not choice but to let her heart take over. When she agrees to marry him, Dolly and Selma are inconsolable. They decide to tell her the truth: their family is cursed. If she marries for love, there will be unimaginable consequences.
Nevertheless, Lily and Gogo elope. Unable to believe her good fortune, Lily asks Gogo to pinch her--to make sure this isn't a dream. The moment he does. Lily finds herself transported back to the house she lived in when she was single. Gogo is gone. When Lily tracks him down, she finds he is married to someone else and has no memory of her. In this modern fairy tale, Lily must find a way to break the curse and turn her nightmare back into a dream come true!
I was given a copy of Pinch Me to read for this review. I loved this novel. It was a fun and quick read. It kept me entertained the whole way through. It was their first book that I had read by Adena Halpern, and I enjoyed it so much that I have added her other books to my reading wish list! Definitely a great book for reading by the pool or on the beach or anyway you desire to catch a few pages!
I highly recommend Pinch Me to anyone looking for a light-hearted, fun read.
Thank you to Pinch Me for my sample used in this review. Opinions are honest, review by Michelle.
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