Friday, 10 February 2012
Hot Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland - Giveaway
Things heat up a further notch when Bambi's husband, Jimmy Ray determines that she was unfairly terminated and sues the sisters for an outrageous sum. Jimmy Ray is not a lovable person, though the sister's have to admit that he has done a great job revamping the local bowling alley.
Author Dawn Greenfield Ireland has created a very comfortable group of characters that I would immediately feel at home with, should I happen to be in Houston. Even though the sisters are extremely wealthy, they are not pretentious in any way. Lila Mae starts each day by making and eating breakfast with Amelia, her cook. Dorothea treats her staff, Maria and Joseph as though they are family. Ms. Ireland even managed to make me feel bad for the way Jimmy Ray is treated.
After you finish the story, continue reading and enjoy several recipes for the delicious food that appeared in the novel.
What I want to know is how the sisters got the marshmallow fluff to melt in their hot chocolate? Mine just sat on the top in an un-appetizing blob. I'll stick with my marshmallows; don't you love the giant ones, though they are way too large for my mug.
For a chance to win an ebook (PDF available for those preferring to read on a laptop) of this novel, leave a comment telling me your favourite comfort food and why. Include your email so I can contact the winner. International entrants welcome. You do not have to be a follower of Books and Quilts to win, but it would be nice if you were. Winner to be drawn February 17, 2012. For additional chances to win, visit Dawn's site for a list of stops on this tour.
Virtual Authors Book Tours and author Dawn Greenfield Ireland for my review copy.