Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Stop in the Park By Peggy Strack GIVEAWAY!

Michael Stolis, a DC attorney, is frustrated by twelve-hour work days, tightly scheduled weekends, and his family's chaotic habits. He explodes over minor irritations like being stuck in traffic, and his tantrums need to stop. His disillusioned wife, Jamie, is sick of his anger outbursts, and wants him out of her life. Michael longs to reignite the passionate love they once felt for each other. Jamie prefers to spend her time fostering illicit Internet relationships. Michael had simply followed his Greek father's instructions for a successful life, but something went terribly wrong. A lucrative career, a Georgetown brownstone and a BMW coupe didn't deliver happiness as promised. When his family is about to implode, Michael finds hope through Rufus, an astute retired bus driver he meets over a game of blitz chess in Dupont Circle. Michael is intrigued by Rufus's prescription for fulfillment, but is it too late to change a life, chase a dream, revive a marriage? Michael must decide how much he is prepared to lose if he embarks on a quest so very different from the world he created. Touching, romantic, and deeply provocative, A Stop in the Park, follows the story of a man and a woman who yearn to escape the trap of the modern American dream.
 
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Peggy writes fiction about challenges people face in an often daunting contemporary world. She hosts the award winning blog, "Kick Back Moments," for the Saratogian Newspaper. She studied fiction at Skidmore College, The New York State Writers Institute and East Line Books and Literary Center. Peggy is a speech-language pathologist living in Saratoga Springs, NY with her husband, Keith. She has two adults sons and enjoys an active lifestyle that includes hiking, kayaking, and skiing.

This is the first book I have read by Peggy, she is a new author for me.
This is a book about the ups and downs of a marriage. No not a perfect marriage, but it all turns out for the best.
Do you like a good romance? You may want to pick up a copy of this book then if you said yes.
I was given a copy of this book by the author

20 comments:

  1. I have not read anything by this author but after this great review I want to learn more. The book sounds great. It is a subject that my husband and I talked about. We lived in the rush hour pace in California but now living in the slower paced country we realize how much better our life is. I really want to read this book.

    Thank you Mary for introducing us to another new to me author

    Cathy Weber
    Cdweber20@hotmail.com

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  2. Another new to me author as well. We do live in an area that is a slower lifestyle now and we are retired now as well but originally from New York City so can relate to the hectic pace.Would love to read this book

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Sound like another great book!
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  4. A Stop in the Park sounds like it would be a good book. The author is also new to me. I would be delighted to win a copy. Thanks for your review Mary and for this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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    1. Judy, you are the winner! e-mail me your mailing address themaryreader@yahoo.com

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    2. Thanks Mary! I'm looking forward to reading this book!

      Blessings!
      Judy

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  5. Mary don't enter me in the giveaway, as I've already read this wonderful book. I highly recommend this book it was one of my favorties.

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    1. Melina, Thank you so much for stopping by. I love it when bloggers show support for one another.

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  6. Great review Mary. This sounds like a good book. Would love to win it.

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  7. New author to me ad well. Mary always has great reviews, and makes you want to get the book asap.

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  8. Thank you for this review, a new author for me.

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  9. New author for me also, but the book sounds like a lot of personal struggles. Thanks for your review, Mary!

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  10. Mary, this review does not sound like you were crazy over this book. Is it worth me buying a copy? I like the reviews where you tell us you love the book and go on about it. That makes me want to buy a copy.

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  11. I have not read any of your books either. Sounds good Thanks for the chance to win one!
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  12. This is a new author to me. Thanks for sharing with us

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  13. I would like to enter this contest of a new to me author. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  14. I've been blessed to find a few folks like yourself who share the same reading interests I have. I've found so many new authors to try. Thank you and blessings, Susan susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

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