Thursday, August 15, 2013

GOOD INTENTIONS BY KATHRYN BIEL & GIVEAWAY

Maggie Miller is about to start her life in Boston. She's done with grad school and has a good job as a pediatric physical therapist. Maggie sees herself as plain and ordinary, nothing remarkable. She doesn't see that surviving a horrific car accident that killed her mother and brother as anything special. She's had bad taste in men and is jaded, and has decided to lay low while she focuses on her career. Matt Slavin is Maggie's best friend from college. He has an atrocious girlfriend, who hates Maggie for no reason. But he also has this good friend from home. Ryan Milan is a drop-dead gorgeous young attorney who, despite significant reservations, has relocated to Boston to start his career as a prosecutor. He is good at reading the people he's prosecuting, but cannot read women. Maggie and Ryan dance around each other, never sure of where the other stands. After months of push and pull, they finally realize that the other is actually interested. After finally getting together, they are pulled apart by Ryan's family tragedy, and he is unable to return to Maggie. Just when Maggie thinks she does not have the strength to rebuild again, she finds she no longer has that choice. And when they're finally reunited seven years later, Maggie's life is barely recognizable... (Amazon)

Good Intentions is author Kathryn R. Biel's debut novel.  It always gives me a pleasant surprise when an author's debut novel is so well written with a story that keeps your attention.  I thought each character was relatable and enjoyed getting to know them all.  Although each character had their own struggles, it was interesting to see how they handled their situations.  Overall, I thought Good Intentions was a well written book and would recommend it to others.  I look forward to seeing what this author has in store for the future.

Kathryn Biel hails from Upstate New York, and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful, but exhausting kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her client's needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can also be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather.

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12 comments:

  1. This sounds like another interesting book

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  2. Hi, Kathryn! I’m intrigued by the plot of your debut novel and look forward to reading it. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Connie! This whole process has been kind of nerve-wracking and exciting all in one. I hope you enjoy the book!


      -KRB

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful debut novel. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Ann Ellison
    abilene_nana@yahoo.com

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  4. Love the cover with the gathering storm!

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    1. I took that picture a few years ago in Cape May, NJ, which is one of my favorite places to be. The incoming storm is slightly metaphorical, but basically, I just really liked the picture.

      -KRB

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  5. I'm hoping to win a copy, though I'm probably going to read it anyway. Thanks for posting the giveaway!

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    1. I hope you win a copy as well, but please still consider reading it, even if you don't. Thanks for your interest!

      -KRB

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    2. I didn't win, but I'll go to amazon and pick one up. I would've lived a signed copy, though ��

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  6. I always used to tell my folks -- "well, I had Good Intentions".

    This story line sound very intriguing. The synopsis has certainly piqued my curiosity with ". . . finally reunited seven years later, Maggie's life is barely recognizable"

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