Today, I am so excited to bring you a book I just know you will love from the very first page because it comes from an author who truly writes with her heart, Ms Dina Silver. Her book, One Pink Line, is one of My Favourite Books ever and I feel so giddy knowing that Finding Bliss will take us back to some of those characters. But I’ll let the lovely author herself do the honours…
Expected release date: 16 July 2013
I’m honored to call myself one of your book junkies! Let me start by saying how touched I was by your review of One Pink Line. It made me feel young and pretty and giddy – much like after two glasses of my favorite wine – and I could not get enough of it. That’s one of the reasons I’m so thrilled to chat with you about Finding Bliss, because it’s a spin-off of One Pink Line. Not a sequel by any means though.
Finding Bliss is the story of Chloe, who was Grace’s best friend (in One Pink Line) in high school. We meet Chloe the summer after she’s graduated college, and about to start law school. I sometimes refer to this as my “big girl” book, because of the many trying issues that Chloe has to deal with over the eight years the reader spends with her. I don’t want to give too much away, but this character is based on some very real stories that were shared with me by some close friends. I’m eager to hear how people will connect with some of the decisions Chloe is faced with.
As always, there is a wonderful love story at the core of this book, and I hope readers will enjoy it as much as I do.
Thank you so much for having me! I love hanging out here. You make a mean onion dip. Pass me the Sauvignon Blanc, please…
Chloe Carlyle has always longed for the perfect family.
Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, she has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds – a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds’ eldest son Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down.
An ambitious young woman with a wry sense of humor, Chloe never imagined herself as the type to succumb to the looks and charms of the hometown hero, but she falls hard for Tyler, and is devastated when they part ways at the end of the summer. As she heads off to law school, Chloe tries to convince herself this was just a fling, but she can’t quite get over him. It’s not until Tyler contacts her out of the blue late one winter night that everything changes.
After doing everything in her power to build the perfect life, Chloe soon learns that there are things beyond her control. She must draw on inner reserves of strength as her life takes unpredictable – and sometimes heartbreaking – twists and turns, and she finds herself faced with decisions she never thought she’d have to make. Poignant, heartfelt, and emotional, Finding Bliss is a reminder that you don’t have to live a fairytale life in order to have a happy ending.
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A graduate of Purdue University, Dina Silver has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. She currently lives with her husband and son in suburban Chicago. Additionally, she loves talking about herself in the third person.
To celebrate the recent cover reveal of Finding Bliss and its upcoming release on 16 July, Dina is giving away a signed ARC paperback of Finding Bliss, a digital ARC of Finding Bliss, as well as a signed paperback of One Pink Line which is being re-released by Amazon Publishing on 28 May! To become one of the three lucky winners of these exciting prizes, please enter below. By entering, you accept the following Giveaway Conditions.