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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

An Object of Beauty - Giveaway and Review

Lacey Yeager is a brilliant up and coming art student who upon graduating from college lands herself a job at Sotheby's as an intern. Starting at the bottom doesn't exactly pay the type of money that Lacey's been accustom to and she struggles to find a way to get there one way or another.

Her life is chronicled in sporadic details by her high school friend, Daniel Chester French Franks, as he meets with her through different times of her life. What he doesn't know as a fact he fills in to make the story complete. He is also an art school graduate and a former one night stand of Lacey's.

As Lacey works from the basement, cataloging pictures, she begins to look for her next step on the ladder of success. She begins to learn how art works are sold, which ones sell and why others don't. As she begins to work her way to the top, she finds out that they are more than objects of beauty but objects of value. Much of the way she begins to see a parallel in her own life. She begins to work towards the finer things in life she desires which means finding herself a rich, wealthy and successful man willing to lavish it on her.

In the latest novel by Steve Martin, former Saturday Night Live star, actor and now author, in Object of Beauty we see how Lacey's life and the art objects she finds and sells are similar and how certain some things can be rendered priceless.

I received this book compliments of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I would have to rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars just based on the content contained within the storyline itself that some readers may find offensive, such as profanity and sexual content. Overall I think the story shares a profound message that not all beauty can be seen from the outside.

For more information on this book, the author and where to get a first chapter peek, click on the title below:

Thanks to the generous folks at Hachette Book Groups, they are providing (3) copies of this book as a giveaway. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or Canada and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I will need a way to contact you if you are one of the lucky winners, so please provide your email address in the comment box below. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave me a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy of this book. The giveaway will end on December 9th. I will notify all winners by email at that time.


  1. I have never read anything by Steve Martin so I'd love to start now with this book!
    fightclubmolly at gmail dot com

  2. Wow. I didn't know Steve Martin was also an author. I'm intrigued.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

    I'm a follower with GFC and RSS Feed.

  3. Love to read this! I'm a follower!

    twinmomx5 at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love to read this, as I am a fan of Steve Martin.
    I follow through google friend connect. Please enter me. Thank you.

    lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

  6. I am a follower via GFC. I have not had the opportunity to read anything by Steve Martin, but I have been meaning too.

    Thanks for the chance

  7. I am a follower and email subscriber. I never knew Steve Martin was a writer. I would love to start reading some of his books. Please enter me in contest.

  8. My husband is a Steve Martin freak and I would LOVE to surprise him with this book! I would also love to read it!

    ozcare at aol dot com

  9. This sounds likes a great read!


  10. I have not read anything by this author but would like to based on your review. Thanks for the contest!

  11. I am a follower. I also didn't know he was an author and I'd be very interested in reading this book.

  12. Hey!
    I'm a new follower of yours and a co-member of our Book Blog group. I'm a new book reviewer and have a new blog, as well. Love reviewing! And love your blog and it's warmth...we have the same Savior. :]

    Steve Martin was once very kind to my son who was working double shifts at a restaurant in Boston to save money for college. He had his meal, was very low-key and a gentleman, David said. And he left David a tip that was more than the meal tab!! David said he was the most classy of men. Since I was widowed, I found that any man who was good to my children was a gift.

    So, I'd love to read his new book.

    Good of you to offer and good of Hachette to donate!

    http colon slash slash abookishlibraria dot blospot dot com

  13. I just heard an interview with Steve Martin about this book! I would love to read some of his writing.


  14. I am a follower. I am a huge Steve Martin fan and the book sounds like a very good read.

  15. Love Steve Martin...pkease enter me, thanks.
    Email subscriber


  16. I would love to read this new book by Steve Martin. I knew of it through some interviews by him and have been looking forward to it's release. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

    You can contact me through my blog, The Misplaced Midwesterner or at kimmorrow @ (as usual just take out the spaces)

  17. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

  18. I am always looking for new and interesting books, especially by authors I've not yet read! Hope I'm a lucky winner! Thanks for this opportunity.

    I'm a new follower.

    soapboxinmymind at yahoo dot com

  19. I love art (looking at it as well as making it) and I've been a big fan of Steve Martin's since his early days in comedy. I think it's great that this book combines two of my favorites ---

    I follow via GFC as Patricia

    patricia [dot] mariani [dot] esq [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. I follow this blog as jhb. I have loved Steve martin since the 70's in his snl days, and when he used to wear an arrow through his head. I loved all his movies, even the bad I would love to read this book. Loved shopgirl too.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  21. OK ...the main character is an artist....nuff said.


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