Thank you Paullina Simons and Harper Collins!

I am WAY TOO LATE in letting you all in on a not-so-secret secret.

Two weeks ago I came home from a weekend trip (gotta love Cape May) to find a box waiting for me on my doorstep.  What was in it, you ask?  I'll tell you.  The Bronze Horseman collection - all signed with amazing words I will treasure  - including TATIANA'S TABLE!!!  Miss Paullina promised...and Harper Collins delivered. 

In addition, the box contained Paullina's book "A Song in the Daylight" and I am ridiculously giddy to read it.  What I'm really a bit freaked out about is the subject matter.  A woman who shares my last name (Stark) and lives in Summit, NJ (the town where I was born...along with Meryl Streep thankyouverymuch!) is happily married with kids and has "the perfect life".  Apparently she has a "chance encounter" that turns her life inside out.

TERRIFIED, party of one?!  Has anyone read this book?? Please do NOT tell me any details as I am No-Spoiler Girl; annoyingly so.  But I'd like to know if you found yourself sucking your thumb and rocking in a corner whilst reading it?!  I just want to prepare myself!

Right now I am reading The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley...and it is taking me a while to get through it.  I'm at about 30% on the Kindle...and although it'swell-written and historical fiction (my fav)...I dunno.  I'm having a hard time forcing my heart to get on board. Shannon assures me it gets good and ends up very twisty/ I am hanging on.

After The Winter Sea...I will start A Song in the Daylight.  (I will not be blogging, however; you'll just have to read it yourselves to get all the deets!) 

My heartfelt thanks goes out to Paullina Simons and Harper Collins for taking the time to do something so incredibly decent for a complete nobody.  It brought a lot of joy into this little blogger's world.  I'm truly not worthy. :)


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, soooooooooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You totally deserve those fantastic books though!!

    I have read ASITD. It is shocking territory. Lots of gasps and screams are in your future.........typical Paullina, right? ha. She makes you think and feel things you never have before!! Enjoy!!

  2. Oh Carol, you ARE so worthy of this! That is so exciting! Paullina sounds lovely.

    I have not read A Song in the Daylight. I've read Tully though. Let us know what you think of A Song in the Daylight, once you've read it.

    I enjoyed The Winter Sea. I just gave it to my mom to read and she really liked it too. It's not life-changing though.

    I'm really enjoying the Into the Wilderness series right now.

  3. That's the coolest story ever! It actually made me love Paullina even more - enjoooooy Carol!

  4. What a gift! So sweet of Paullina. I just typed a whole thing about The Winter Sea, but then remembered that you don't like spoilers. Well, what you're thinking about the book after reading 30%....well, that's it, you're right! Stay safe during this hurricane! --Julie in northern NJ