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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Misfortune Giveaway and Review

Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she hand writes each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay." What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancée moves back to their small Washington town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet--she must place an ad in the paper that simply states "Wanted: Happiness.(excerpt from inside cover).

My Review:

This is such a wonderful story and you'll be so surprised at how it ends up. At the beginning of each chapter there are cynical fortunes that Sophie personally writes and inserts into each of the bitter fortune cookies she sells in her chocolate shop. It is easy to figure out just why she is that way after her fiancee dumps her just a week before her wedding. At least she has found an outlet for her pain and it's the best seller at her shop.

We find the book opening to Sophie's birthday and one she hates to celebrate. It's on that fateful day twenty years ago that her life would be forever changed when she loses her family in a horrible car accident leaving her an orphan.

Yet Garrett Black shows up that on her birthday wanting to explain why he called off the wedding if she is only willing to give him a date. Sophie has no intention on following through and decides that placing an ad in the Times looking for happiness is the best way to deal with him. She tells him if 100 responses come in that she approves are true feelings of happiness, than she will agree to go on that one date and learn the truth of why he devastated her life that day.

I received this wonderful, rainy day, romance book, Sweet Misfortune, by Kevin Alan Milne, compliments of Hachette Book Groups in exchange for my honest review. This one rates a perfect 10. The story and characters are so believable that I was turning pages as fast as I could read them. It's a heart rendering story of how God can use bad things to bring about true and lasting happiness.

For more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this book, simply click on the link below. This book is available in hard cover and eBook formats.

Thanks to the generosity of Hachette Book Groups, I am offering 3 beautiful copies of this book, to followers of my blog. This giveaway is available to US and Canada residents only and No P.O. Boxes please. Simply leave me a comment on the best fortune you've ever gotten and I will be drawing winners on July 19th.


  1. Can't remember how it was worded exactly- something about I would receive a great fortune, I'm not rich so must have meant family! :o)

    This book sounds really good!

  2. Wow, that book sounds interesting!.. Sure I'd love something to read on the plane when I'll leave :)... My best fortune cookie said "A sense of humor is one of your great assets." and it's kinda true. I was surprised, it was the first fortune cookie I've ever had in my life, and in that time I was really down. It helped me a lil bit to see the things from another side, you know...

  3. Not sure how it was written but something about great fortune awaits you. Your review makes this sound like a great book. I would love to read it so count me in on the giveaway.

  4. G'morn, Kat ~ Now this review, as are all yours, captivates my interest.

    Tuck me in for this giveaway.
    Have a lovely week, sweet friend!
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  5. That sounds like a fun read! I'd love to win :)

    autumn.crochet (at)

  6. Oh Kat ~ I forgot to tell you that the make-up I bought I really liked! It feels light and airy and cool when I put it on. Doesn't feel cakey or anything. it covers really well and stays on throughout the day! It's a little pricey ($16.99) but it does it's job! Here is the link of your giveaway I am referring to. THANK YOU!
    TTFN, Hugs,Marydon

  7. I don't really remember any of the fortunes that I have received in a cookie. I do know that some are good and well they don't seem to apply to me at that time.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  8. Unfortunately, I can't remember any of the fortunes I got, but I do remember that the cookies themselves were delicious!

  9. i can't recall a special fortune...but i do enjoy 'fortune cookies'

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  11. My fortunes are the standard ones that are all true, you will have a happy day, etc.
    Our Lord always gives me a wonderful day.

  12. I don't remember any specific fortunes either, and I don't really like fortune cookies, so I must be a strange one.

    Would love to read this book though, please count me in for your great giveaway. I am a follower of your blog.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

  13. Kat you review the best books! You always capture my attention with these wonderful books.Thank you and I am so glad I know you. Anne

  14. Kat,
    This book sounds like a fun, fast read.

    Thanks for offering it in a giveaway.

    Love you friend ~~ Dawn

  15. This looks like a great book! I can't remember a specific fortune, but it was something about having a great thing happening soon in my life! :)

    I'm from Book Ning, and am also a follower!

    kayla3194 at gmail dot com

  16. This looks really interesting/funny. I don't know if it was the best fortune cookie I ever got but I thought it was pretty funny when I found one that just said "you like chinese food." Its
    silly but it made me laugh.
    I'm from Book Ning


  17. I have actually never had a fortune cookie so i can't share my best one but I would love to win this book


  18. Ok Kat Sweetie...
    I am hooked. This book sounds verrrrry interesting. I love it. Who wouldn't want to read about fortune. Please add my name to the hat. Many, many, thanks.

    Country hugs, Sherry

  19. Since the review is so great, I would really like to win and read this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  20. I have NEVER gotten a really good fortune!!!
    I love surprise endings!!

  21. This book sounds great! I can't really recall any of the fortunes that I've received, but I do love fortune cookies! :)

  22. I missed this one, sounds like it was a good read.


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