Monday, January 11, 2010

The Lonely Hearts Club (Review & *Contest*)

The Lonely Hearts Club
written by Elizabeth Eulberg

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It takes new-coming writer Elizabeth Eulberg no time at all to establish a lovable universe in her debut novel The Lonely Hearts Club. From the start, the reader falls in love with both her characters and her eloquent narrative tone. The novel begins with a very powerful hook, immediately drawing readers in to Penny's fascinating life. It begins in the middle of endings, of new beginnings, in the middle of a firmly established world that we very quickly get used to. It's amazing how fast paced this book is, fitting a lot of story into a limited amount of space. In this day, some novels just seem to take forever to start with the interesting plot material, so this was a welcome breath of fresh air. The novel is a catchy work, clearly demonstrating the uncomfortable dichotomy between boys and girls in the dating world. As cheesy as some of it is, the characters have a lot of life in them, with amazingly realistic interactions between them. The one word that keeps jumping to mind regarding this book is 'charming'. Everything about it is cutesy character development, from the writing to the cover. The ending follows the same adorable formula and does not disappoint readers. Fans of writers like Susane Colasanti will adore the seemingly simple and perfectly adorable cast of characters that make up this fantastic novel.

Rating: 5/5

I got this book from...:the publishers. Thanks!

SO. Contest time!
Three lucky readers of my blog will receive copies of The Lonely Hearts Club to read and enjoy.
Entrants must be US residents. (International readers can only enter if they have a friend in the states willing accept the prize and ship the book to them.)
The contest will run until noon on Monday, January 25th.

Leave a comment with your e-mail address to enter!
Thanks so much. I'll leave you all with a book trailer:


6 comments:

  1. Awesome review! It looks like a great read, I'll have to check it out sometime, especially since you suggest it for fans of Susane Colasanti :)

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  2. Great review. I'd love to read it
    bratdownstairs@yahoo.com

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  3. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  4. The review sounds great. I would love to read it!

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  5. Karen24.1.10

    It sounds absolutely divine! :)
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  6. Please enter me, I've been wanting to read this

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