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Fresh Pick | THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB by Lori Wilde
Fresh Pick / November 8, 2011

August 2011 On Sale: August 16, 2011 Featuring: Travis Walker; Sarah Collier 384 pages ISBN: 0062089218 EAN: 9780062089212 Trade Size $12.99  Add to Wish List Women’s Fiction, Romance Contemporary Buy at A great favorite from Readers & ‘ritas The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde At the invitation of a local cookie club, a famous author returns to her hometown to discover that dreams can come true and love is a Christmas miracle “On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.” The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier—not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown up, slimmed down, bestselling children’s book author “Sadie Cool” now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she’ll never fall foolishly in love again! But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she’s shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl’s father—unattached and hotter than ever. His…

Adrienne Giordano | Damaged People and Why I Love Them
Author Guest / November 8, 2011

I have come to realize perfection is overrated. If the world became filled with beautiful people who never did anything wrong, managed their daily lives efficiently without stress and still managed to get everything done, how boring would that be? Actually, I think I would hate every one of those people. The nerve of them being so perfect when the rest of us are scrambling. Maybe that’s why I like when people screw up. Well, not so much the screwing up, but the part that comes immediately after. That’s when the good stuff happens. It’s sort of like peeking behind the curtain into their character. Will that person become humbled? Will they feverishly try to correct their mistake?  Will they apologize? For me, the person’s reaction to the mistake makes them interesting. As a reader, I gravitate to flawed characters. I like to imagine what event in the character’s history made them that way. What emotional wound do they have that hasn’t been healed over the years? What makes them act the way they do or fear the things they fear? As a child, I slept with a blanket. One night my father told me I had to try sleeping…