I am back in 2020 with new ideas and new books! To kick off the UPDATED and FRESH “Open Book” we have Rochelle B. Weinstein. Her latest, out now, This is Not How is Ends is the perfect love story to being your 2020 reading! This is a must read for your TBR pile or Goodreads challenge. I am thrilled Rochelle is my first of the year!
From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes a moving novel of hearts lost and found, and of one woman torn between two love stories.
When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans to marry. But just as they should be getting closer, Charlotte feels Philip slipping away.
Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. When she meets Ben, she ignores the pull, but the supportive single dad is there for her in ways she never knew she desired. Soon Charlotte finds herself torn between the love she thought she wanted and the one she knows she needs.
As a hurricane passes through Islamorada, stunning revelations challenge Charlotte’s loyalties and upend her life. Forced to reexamine the choices she’s made, and has yet to make, Charlotte embarks on an emotional journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice—knowing that forgiveness is a gift, and the best-laid plans can change in a heartbeat.
This Is Not How It Ends is a tender, moving story of heartbreak and healing that asks the question: Which takes more courage—holding on or letting go?
What three celebrities/authors/figures- living or dead, would you want to have a bookclub with?
Current binge series?
Last favorite book?
The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani
What 3 things to you pack in your bag for your dream vacation? Where is it?
Sunday NYT or US Weekly?
Last movie you saw?
Art Of Racing In The Rain
Book you read that you wished you wrote?
The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Reading right now and WOW!
Do you have a teacher who encouraged you to become a writer?
YES, my mother, Ruth Berger.
Do you listen to music while you write? If so, who?
Describe your writing space?
While I have a home office complete with a standing desk, I tend to write in my kitchen or family room surrounded by my dogs. One on each side of me.
Tell me your coffee/tea order?
I have never had either.
Do you have a favorite book that you gift?
Book that you wished they would make a movie out of?
Daisy Jones & The Six! And they are!
What a visual book. It should translate to screen beautifully.
If you could have one song as the theme song of your life what would it be and why?
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
For every curve ball I’ve been thrown, for every challenge, I just keep on keeping on. There’s no other option.
Must have beauty product?
CE Ferulic by Skinceuticals
But I can’t leave the house without Estee Lauder black eyeliner and Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm
Royals- yes or no? If so, who is your favorite?
Favorite Instagram account?
She ALWAYS makes me laugh. Not at her, of course.
If you could name just one lipstick after a book, what would you call it and what shade would it be?
The Kiss Quotient
SIZZLING HOT PINK
Current #TBR pile?
Camille Di Maio -The First Emma
Samantha Bailey – Woman On The Edge
M.J. Rose – Cartier’s Hope
Mary Beth Keane – Ask Again, Yes
Kaira Rouda – The Favorite Daughter
Therese Anne Fowler – A Good Neighborhood
To name a few…..my stack is high!
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Listen when others are talking. Really listen. Trust your instincts. Be patient. Give back. Always support others. Choose kind. And never give up.