Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pinch Me















Pinch Me
by Adena Halpern

"Never marry a man unless he's short, bald, fat, stupid, and treats you badly." That is the advice that twenty-nine-year-old Lily Burns has heard her entire life from her grandmother Dolly and her mother, Selma. Despite this, when she meets Gogo, the handsome, successful pediatrician who treats her like a queen, she has no choice but to let her heart take over. When she agrees to marry him, Dolly and Selma are inconsolable. They decide it's time to tell her the truth: their family is cursed. If she marries for love, there will be unimaginable consequences.

Nevertheless, Lily and Gogo elope. Unable to believe her good fortune, Lily asks Gogo to pinch her - to make sure all this isn't just a dream. The moment he does, Lily finds herself transported back to the house she lived in when she was single. Gogo is gone. When Lily tracks him down, she finds that he's married to someone else and has no memory of her. In this modern fairy tale, Lily must find a way to break the curse and turn her nightmare back into a dream come true.
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I thought this book was a light and entertaining read. It reminded me a bit of the book/movie Penelope, but adult-sized :) The only thing that threw me in the book was Gogo. I just couldn't get over his name! LOL But I'd read Pinch Me again in a second!

Thanks to Touchstone Books for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!

1 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Ali that book has a great story line and should be a good read. Thanks.