From my bookstore freezer.ean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza. Yum. Low calorie.
This is from a vegetarian food truck. Very yummy and expensive at almost 14 bucks.
|Kois at San Francisco Japanese Garden|
|J Alexander's Ahi Tuna for $27.00|
|Quarry Market Shopping Center|
|Second Book of The Selection|
The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.
America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.
Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
Summary:For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want, and living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself - and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
|The Hunter and the Hare, 2010 by Aleksandr Krasnov ( a postcard I received from Russia)|
My take: I love this story. It's a roller coaster of emotion. Just the kind of book I need after a long week of law school. If you are a romance lover, do not miss this book or the author. I love her unconventional heroines.I read it all afternoon of Sunday. I was rather sad when it ended because I wanted to read something similar with just as strong an emotion as this.There's a touch of Shakespeare's As You Like It, except it is only one instead of two couple. I like how imperfect they both are, and that makes the story perfect.If you have not read a Goodger book, now is the time. She is really a treat!