Book Review: A Questionable Friendship by Samantha March

indexDisclaimer: I received a copy of A Questionable Friendship by Samantha March in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself.

A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.

My Thoughts: When I first heard Samantha was writing a new book, I was so excited to read it. I’ve been a fan of her and her writing for quite sometime and was thrilled to be a part of her tour and finally get a chance to read her latest. The first thing I noticed was that this book is very different than anything she has written before, but it is still an excellent, engrossing read that was difficult to put down. Playing to her strengths as an author, this book has excellent, honest dialogue that I really enjoyed, as well as a very clever plot…one that will keep you on your toes, eager for more. I enjoyed both of the main characters and thought they were both developed very well. Overall, this story is really well written and I know it will be one that I come back to time and time again when I think about my own friendships and relationships. Definitely a must read!

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Leaving on a jet plane … and going on tour!

Love_in_Translation_CoverI have had the most amazing week and it is all thanks to you all! I still can’t believe that it has been one week since LOVE IN TRANSLATION was officially published. I cannot believe the outpouring of support that I have received and I hope that everyone is enjoying the book so far. Starting in early March, I will be going on tour online (not on a jet plane, but maybe one day in the future) with a group of lovely bloggers who have gracefully offered to host me and my book. Most of them will be reading/reviewing the book but a few of them will also be featuring me in an interview or on a guest post. I will be posting the items daily on here as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Also, as an added bonus just to show my appreciation for your support, leave a comment (any comment) on this posting to be entered to win a signed, autographed copy of LOVE IN TRANSLATION. I will choose a winner by Friday morning. And, stay tuned because I have a lot of really awesome and fun prizes that I will be giving away in the coming weeks.
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March 11 – Books by Banister – Excerpt
March 12 – Chick Lit Plus – Review
March 13 – AiLoveBooks – Review
March 13  – So Many Books, Here’s Mine – Review
March 14 – The Book Bag – Review
March 15 – The Book Bag – Guest Post
March 15 – eBook Addict – Guest Post & Interview
March 18 – The Book Tart – Review, Interview & Excerpt
March 19 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More – Review, Interview & Excerpt
March 20 – eBook Addict – Review
March 21 – Books, Etc – Review
March 22 – Lost In Literature – Review
March 22 – Chick Lit Goddess – Review & Interview
March 25 – Books, Etc –  Guest Post
March 25 – Poof Books – Review
March 26 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
March 28 – Change The Word – Review
March 28 – The Autumn Review – Review & Excerpt
March 29 – Change The Word – Interview & Excerpt
March 29 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd – Review, Interview, Guest Post & Excerpt
April 1 – Karma for Life – Review
Chick Lit Plus – Review

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