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Cover Characteristics: Alcoholic Beverages

I stumbled upon this meme hosted by Sugar & Snark and thought that I would join in the fun this week. Basically each week, we’ll post five covers with the same characteristics, which changes every week. This week’s characteristics is alcoholic beverages and here’s what I found:

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Everything’s Relative by Jenna McCarthy

When their mother dies, sisters Jules, Brooke, and Lexi breathe a collective sigh of relief. Their days of being hurt and controlled by Juliana Alexander are over. 

 It turns out, Juliana isn’t about to let a little detail like death stop her.
 

The three estranged sisters expect to inherit their mom’s beat-up car and outdated condo. Instead, they discover there’s a fortune waiting to be claimed—one they knew nothing about. But in classic Juliana fashion, there’s a catch. Three of them, to be exact.
 
Now Jules, Brooke, and Lexi find themselves forced to rely on one another in order to become the women their mother wanted them to be. With millions of dollars on the line and as many obstacles in the way, they embark on a hilarious journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the real meaning of wealth.

Katy Carter Wants A Hero by Ruth Saberton

Katy Carter knows she’s no domestic goddess: she’s scatterbrained, s7500541he needs a fire extinguisher at the ready when she’s cooking, and she daily falls off the diet wagon. But that doesn’t stop her fantasising about a hero to call her own. And Katy thinks she’s found him in fiancé James, a charming, high-flying city banker. So why, then, does Katy find herself scribbling steamy historical romances every spare moment she gets, and daydreaming about becoming a published author when she ought to be paying attention in staff meetings?

As her wedding day looms, Katy determines to become a wife James can be proud of, and employs the help of her best friend Oliver to impress his colleagues and his family. But despite best laid plans, the pair set off a hilarious train of events that leads Katy on a crazy journey through celebrity, chaos, makeovers and, finally, into the arms of her hero…

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From London with Love by Jemma Forte

Can you run from James Bond?

Jessica Granger is desperate to know: her father is one of the most famous actors to tackle the part and, as Heavenly Melons, her mother was voted sexiest Bond girl. But for Jessica it’s an embarrassment too far . . . she simply wants to be a person in her own right.

So she flees Hollywood for London, seeking independence in a city where nobody knows her name. But when she finds a job as a celebrity booker on a chat show she realizes the more friends she makes, the harder it becomes to keep up the lies about who she is. And when Jessica falls for Paul, a writer on the show, her life as a double agent puts him in double trouble.

When the truth explodes like a thunderball, can she convince Paul to live and let live rather than live and let die? Perhaps a sprinkling of the 007 magic might spice up her love life after all . . .

9954078RSVP by Helen Warner

Four women, one wedding and a day to remember – or rather forget. Anna’s world is rocked when she receives an invitation to her ex Toby’s nuptials – Toby was the one, the love of her life. Will attending his big day finally give her the sense of closure she so desperately craves? Or will it only re-open old wounds?

28135067In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch (expected publication: July 1st 2016)

Twenty years ago, six Penn students shared a house, naively certain that their friendships would endure—until the death of their ringleader and dear friend Bea splintered the group for good. Now, mostly estranged from one another, the remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the eve of what would have been Bea’s fortieth birthday.

But along with the return of the friends come old grudges, unrequited feelings, and buried secrets. Catherine, the CEO of a domestic empire, and Owen, a stay-at-home dad, were picture-perfect college sweethearts—but now teeter on the brink of disaster. Lindy, a well-known musician, is pushing middle age in an industry that’s all about youth and slowly self-destructing as she grapples with her own identity. Behind his smile, handsome plastic surgeon Colin harbors the heartbreaking truth about his own history with Bea. And Annie carefully curates her life on Instagram and Facebook, keeping up appearances so she doesn’t have to face the truth about her own empty reality.

Reunited in the place where so many dreams began, and bolstered by the hope of healing, each of them is forced to confront the past.

I think of the five covers here, my favourite is between Everything’s Relative by Jenna McCarthy and also In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch. What about you? 🙂

 

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