Wednesday, March 17, 2010

On My Nightstand - Perfecting Kate by Tamara Leigh

At 33, Kate Meadows, a talented San Francisco artist, despairs of ever finding "The One." She's sworn off men and decides to embrace being single...until two handsome men enter her life.

While Michael, the famous cosmetologist, pursues her, he is also on a crusade to improve her looks. The business cards in her purse testify to his efforts to steer her toward plastic surgeons and beauty experts. Maybe he's right. Kate enjoys the attention, but confesses to her friend, Belle, there are no sparks.

When Dr. Clive Alexander hires her to do a mural in the Children's Burn Unit, Kate finds her heart going pitter-patter for the brooding surgeon. Yet, his aversion to all things Christian is a major drawback, as is his apparent lack of interest in her.

She looks at those business cards, and embarks on a pathway to beauty. Will her efforts result in a walk down the aisle? In her quest for Mr. Right, Kate discovers someone else...herself.

This delightful book explores a woman's self-esteem issues with humor and a refreshing candor. Tamara Leigh keeps the pace moving along, and throws in some delightful characters to advise Kate and keep her grounded.

Please note, I did not receive any fees to review this book. I won it in a blog contest, and found it well worth my reading time.

26 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

You do great book reviews and it is awesome that you take the time to tell us about the books. Praying for you today:)

Janna Qualman said...

Susan, this book sounds awesome! I may stop by the library today, to see if they have a copy. Thanks!

patti said...

Hey, if you say it's delightful, it's gotta be on that TBR list.

Thanks for your tireless support of all of us!!!

If you have time, check out my post today...
And ERIN GO BRAUGH!!!!!

Jill Kemerer said...

Isn't it great to win a book and find you love it? Terrific!

quietspirit said...

Susan:
This sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Thanks! It's easy when authors write such great books. :)

I appreciate your prayers. How did the interview go?

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

I'm sure Tamara would be delighted. If you enjoy the book, I hope you'll spread the word. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

You're welcome.

The book deals with some serious issues in a fun way. It's amazing how we turn ourselves inside out to please other people.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

Thanks for your encouragement and making me smile. I'll try to get over to your blog later or tomorrow.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

I've rarely been disappointed in a book I've won. Giveaways have been an awesome blessing for me with being out of work.

Promoting authors and their work is a privilege.

Blessings,
Susan :)

arlee bird said...

The story sounds like a good one although probably not in a genre that I would normally read-- but who knows.

Noticed in a comment on another blog that you said you had plateaued in followers. Well, since I hate to see growth stop I've added my name to your list. Hope you will check out my blog as well and let me know what you think. I feel like I've seen you're name in my comments so maybe you've visited before. Then again I've seen your name in comments a lot--I'm surprised I wasn't following already.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lee -

Tamara's genre is Chick Lit. I don't usually read it either, but I'm loving her books. :)

Thanks for taking pity on this Blogger and becoming a Follower. I've seen your name around also, but can't recall if I've been on your blog. I'll pop over there now. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

I'd seen this book and wondered about it. Thanks for sharing this! :) Happy Thursday to you and your readers.
Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

It's a fun, light read, but still has a serious message. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

Sounds like one I'd like to read. I've heard good reviews about Tamara.

Love and sunshine,
Jen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I think the heroine, Kate, would appeal to you. :)

Lots of sunshine this week. Yay!

Blessings,
Susan

Sharon Ball said...

So many good books, so little time! If only I could read all the books like this one that I'd like to. More time please...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon -

I hear ya! Each week, I try to read one book, but always have at least two going at the same time. This week, it's three.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Maria I. Morgan said...

Sounds like a fun read! I always enjoy your book reviews, Susan! Somehow, I just need to make the time to get through the books that are piling up beside my bed!! God bless!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. There are so many books I want to read, but I have the same problem.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Krista Phillips said...

Tamara is one of my all time FAVORITE authors. Loved Perfecting Kate!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Krista -

Thanks for putting in a good word for Tamara's book, "Perfecting Kate."

Blessings,
Susan :)

Lynda Schab said...

I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the review!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynda -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I hope you enjoy the book. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Michelle Reneee Kidwell said...

I am currently reading this book and it is awesome thanks for sharing this review
In Christs Love
Michele~

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Michelle -

Thanks for visiting my blog. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I'm glad you're enjoying, "Perfecting Kate."

Blessings,
Susan :)