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Friday, February 5, 2010

New Book by Virginia Smith & Contest!!

Sisters, Shopping and a Search…
Third Time’s a Charm
The Satisfying Conclusion of the
Sister-to-Sister Series

The Grand Prize will be awarded to one fortunate person who leaves a comment at one of the blog tours participating in the KCWC Third Time's a Charm blog tour. It includes:
The complete collection of Virginia Smith books, TEN in all (listed below), with a personal behind-the-scenes commentary written by the author - especially for this tour!
Sister-to-Sister Series, including: Stuck in the Middle, Age Before Beauty, and Third Time's A Charm.
Unforgettable Mayla Strong Books: Just As I Am and Sincerely Mayla.
Classical Trio Series from Love Inspired Suspense: A Taste of Murder, Murder at Eagle Summit, and Scent of Murder. Murder By Mushroom and Bluegrass Peril

Author Virginia Smith, presents Third Time’s a Charm, the third installment of the Sister-to-Sister Series. Page-turning humor surrounding the lives of three sisters will once again engage readers, while somber self-discovery will unveil Tori’s struggles, and perhaps a few of your own. In a world with more than a few dysfunctional families, this story will ring true for many.


The Inspiration Behind the Main Characters, from Virginia:

I was watching a DVD when I first envisioned Tori Sanderson. In Sweet Home Alabama, Reese Witherspoon is chic, petite, and more than a little headstrong. Plus, she’s ashamed of her upbringing, and therefore insecure even though she enjoys a successful career. That’s exactly how I pictured Tori as I wrote the first two books in the Sister-to-Sister Series. But Tori is several years younger than Reese, so as I wrote the opening chapter of Third Time’s a Charm, I was struggling to come up with the perfect visual image. One evening I saw an advertisement for “Samantha Who,” starring Christina Applegate. I jumped out of my chair and shouted, “That’s her! That’s Tori!” So I gave my character a curly perm to match Christina’s. I Googled the show’s cast and found Barry Watson, who became my model for the handsome handyman, Ryan Adams. And Mitch Jackson is modeled after Michael Weatherly, the gorgeous but suggestively inappropriate Tony DinNozzo on “NCIS.” Sounds like I’m a television junkie, doesn’t it? Not really, but I do like to have a visual image for characters as I write. It helps them come alive in my mind, and hopefully in the minds of my readers, too.

About the book:

There’s not too much in this world that a little retail therapy can’t fix—except maybe the empty hole in your heart from lost and undiscovered love. Tori Sanderson is no exception. Facing abandonment issues with her father, Tori sets out to find the real reason he left her. Along the way she discovers even deeper truths. Add in two matchmaking sisters plus a couple of attractive men vying for Tori’s attention, as well as a tempting job promotion possibility, and you’ve got one confused sister. Through it all, Tori searches for the love she’s been missing all these years.


Holly said...

This sounds like such a fun series! Please enter me in the drawing.


Edna said...

I love to read Virginia's books, please enter me into the contest
I follow your blog


Anonymous said...

I have SO been enjoying the Sister-to-Sister series!! I can't wait to read about Tori!

Please enter me into the contest!

Cynthia said...

I've read Virginia's love inspired series and loved her writing style. I can't wait to read the sister to sister series. Please enter me in the drawing.

cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

Jo said...

Somehow I missed the first book to this series and read the 2nd one and loved it. Please enter me in the drawing for the 3rd book.


Emily said...

wow, this looks really cool!!
Please enter me!!!!

rebornbutterfly said...

This is such a cool giveaway!

Please enter me!
rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Miralee Ferrell said...

Emily, your name is going in the pot along with one winner pulled from all the other blogs in the blog tour, and the person in charge of the tour will draw a winner from that group for the grand prize drawing. Thanks for entering and someone will contact you if you win!


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