Monday, October 10, 2011

PINCH ME by ADENA HALPERN

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Pinch Me


By Adena Halpern

When author Laura Dave tells you she has a friend who’s written a book and you should really check it out, well then, heck yeah, you’re gonna check it out. So this next book comes highly recommended from one of my favorite authors. I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing yet, but from what I’ve read so far, it’s a fun quick fairy-tale read and I’m hoping for a happy ending!

PINCH ME by Adena Halpern

From the first chapter, atop of the Eiffel Tower, you’re taken to the most perfect place in the world for an engagement, with the most perfect guy … but … a family curse gets in the way of their happiness…

LILY MARRIED THE MAN OF HER DREAMS.THEN SHE WOKE UP.“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.


Read the First Chapter Here.

Adena Halpern is also the author of Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown (how AWESOME is THAT title?), The Ten Best Days of My Life, and 29 (Gosh, I wish I was 29 again!). You can learn more about Adena and her other books at her website here.

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100 comments:

Liz said...

I'm first??? For real!? My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty. My dream is to be well-rested. I have twins.

Margaret said...

My favorite is Sleeping Beauty and I was chasing a career in music at one time so my dream would be to be performing and recording!

Margaret(singitm)

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I dream of getting pregnant and it sticking for 9 months!
qweska8402

Colleen Turner said...

Oh there are just so many things to wish for :). I dream to someday have the money and leisure to travel as much as I truly want to do...Italy here I come! My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella.

Julia said...

My favorite fairy tale is the Three Little Pigs. Gotta hand it to that third pig.
julia_maranan at hotmail dot com

ludy2288 said...

My dream is for my future husband to make enough $$ for me to be a stay at home mom to 2-3 cute well behaved children

LizzybethDJ said...

I have a fairy tale in my mind that one day I'll have a healthy baby and live in a place I love. We're trying for the first and the second will come true some day - right now we live in a small town that is way too small.

michelle m! said...

Cinderella

Neckmeat said...

I dream of winning the lottery someday & moving my family all together. :)

Twins + 1 said...

My fave fairy tale is Cinderella! I've already found my prince charming!

Megan said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast and my dream is to one day be happily married with kids!
ID: Eloisepeaches

Carie Casey said...

I want to be discovered singing Karaoke. I would be up there belting it out and a record guy would be in the audience and have a contract for me when I got off the stage.

Melissa said...

My dream is to someday weigh what is actually on my driver's license!! My favorite fair tale is Cinderella.

Melissa Rem

Joani 15 said...

My perfect fairytale would be a long relaxing week living in a tiki hut on a tropical island.

absolutahnie said...

favorite fairytale is snow white- my mother kinda looks like Malificent (the evil stepmom!) i've finally found my prince so now i'm hoping for my fairytale wedding!

Books & Reviews said...

I dream of opening a chihuahua sanctuary.

Philly said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I still dream that someday my "knight in shinning armor" will come sweet me off my feet (I'm not married yet) and we will live happily ever after.

-Philly5

EBrowning said...

My favorite fairy tale has always been Cinderella and I would really love to find my Prince Charming already! ;-)

Leslieb1983 said...

My favorite fairy tale is little red ridding hood. My dream is to find my own prince charming andto live happily ever after

Jessica said...

I dream of becoming a spinning instructor some day.

Thanks!

-Jessica M
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

I dream of being able to afford my own place to live,

Janet said...

My fairy tale is to become a published novelist. I even dream of writing in a tower (of a beautiful restored Victorian house).

Margie said...

I dream of spending many months during the winter on the Mexican coast.maybe Puerto Vallarta.

EKB said...

We share the same dream MaNic! :-}

Christina said...

I dream of having a house on a lake where I can relax in the sun on the deck and enjoy all kinds of water sports!!

ChristinaL

Ncsuloges said...

Sleeping beauty too. Seems to be the winner thus far. Dream of traveling to Italy and Greece, destination wedding in the carribean, no more health problems

Jeryl M. said...

When I was little my favorite fairy tale was Snow White, but now I like Sleeping Beauty. After all, who wouldn't want to be woken up from a deep sleep by the kiss of a prince? My dream would be actually get to the points where we wouldn't have to leave pay check to pay check and be on verge of disaster all the time. Just to have enough to pay all the bills on time, buy what we need when we need and still have a little bit extra. That would be my dream.

Kristen said...

Just to be different, I'm going to go with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. :)

Kristen27

jdstec said...

winning the lottery

MonaLisa said...

Rapunzel. My dream is to find a dream job since my stay at home mom days have to end soon.

lucy872 said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and The Beast and I dream of someday feeling just content. Less chaos, more relaxation and happiness!

Crystal said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty & the Beast, or maybe Lady and the Tramp. What can I say...I love scruffy male leads. (Case and point: my fiance! LOL!! he's on the rugged/scruffy side most times)

My dream is to have a fairy tale wedding (to each her own; my fairy tale might not be everyone else's), stay married, and have a family. :)

Crystal717

Bernadette7 said...

I just started reading this book on Saturday but I'll still play the game. I dream of woning my own little bookstore in a small town one day.

MamamicheleTN said...

My favorite fairy tale is "Cinderella" and my Prince Charming did not show up with a slipper, but I adore him, anyway. My dream is that I will be able to continue to care for my son (adult with autism) for at least 40 more years! :)

Emma S. said...

As a kid, I was always a sucker for Aladdin. I just couldn't resist a fairy tale movie with a magic flying carpet and a genie!

kathygold9778 said...

I love The Little Mermaid. I don't have a reason but Ariel is my favorite princess.

Juliet Farmer said...

i dream of writing a novel that makes the best seller list

buttah said...

I always loved The Princess and the Pea! And my personal fairy tale would be to own a bed and breakfast or small resort on some tropical beach.

Bev V said...

Rapunzel. My dream is to have enough saved to retire comfortably. And for my younger daughter to be able to find a job when she graduates from college is 3+ years!

Carly said...

I dream of havIng my own classroom again. When I do I'll love my job, get to travel more and can start planning a family.

Carly H

TinaPow said...

I dream of buying our forever home and watching my kids grow up there

LynnBelo said...

My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty too. I wish to travel the world, have enough money to do what I want, and to find a great guy.

CAnative said...

My favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid.

Nicole

Ally said...

I like beauty and the beast!
Ally N

Erin G said...

My favorite fairy tale is probably Beauty and the Beast :)

Emily said...

My favorite fairy tale is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. My dream...hmm, a family, beautiful house, and lots and lots of love and happiness.


Emily116

Lizett34 said...

My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty. My dream is to be travel and eat =)!

your invisible pixie said...

my favorite fairy tales would be beauty and the beast and enchanted. and i dream of figuring out what i want to do with my life and living happily ever after, hopefully with a family!

Jeffie T said...

I dream of being independently wealthy and travelling the world.

Melissa said...

Is it weird I don't really like fairy tales? At least the Disney ones...they're so scary! My current dream is to redo my kitchen.

-tmd636

Amy R. said...

my dream is to make enough money so my parents can retire

Kristi said...

Sleeping Beauty! I dream of the day when my husband finally decides he's ready for us to start our family (I've been ready for the past 6 months).

Kristi Hooke

Katie said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast and my dream is to someday be able to live in a nice house and be able to stay at home with kids. But need the kids first!!

Katie in Indy

Melissa said...

I loved this book. I am just commenting to stay in your big contest.
Favorite fairy tale...Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel. I'm not basing this off Disney stuff. :)
I'd love to meet my favorite celebrities from my dream-celebrity-to-meet list. :)
Melissa A from CLC

Sherry said...

My dream--to make all household members realize that they are part of the household and therefore need to chip in and do the work--oh if only fairy tales did come true...until then I remain the wicked witch:)

Sherry V

cindy r said...

I think it's a fairytale, or is it a story? Whatever! The Velveteen Rabbit! It's always been my favorite. I speaks to what is REAL. cindyinmiami writeoncindy@yahoo.com

animallover75 said...

I dream of having a farm where I can rescue animals.

Leah B said...

Right now I am dreaming of being able to be a stay at home mom to my little girl. Although I am grateful to have a job to go to ever morning.

KBleers said...

I have always dreamed that someone (hopefully my husband) would tell me to pack a bag. With a smile on his face he would say we are going away. I would pack a small bag and we would take a chartered plane to a warm sandy island. Of course I don't have the right clothes so we would have to shop on location. Maybe I have thought about this too long! LOL. That was fun.

Coleen said...

my favorite fairytale is cinderella. My dream is for one day to have kids.

fourkidsmom4 said...

I dream of being thin and not having to diet or exercise to stay that way. :)

fourkidsmom4@gmail.com
Brenda Bargenquast

Jenn3128 said...

I wish everyday that I could afford to leave my job and stay home with my little bitties! We'd bake sugar cookies at least once a week and I'd never gain a pound!

Krystal said...

My favorite fairy tale is Hansel and Gretel. My dream is to move into a nice big house with a big yard close to our families.
kndyer

Nanette said...

Does Shrek count as a fairy tale? My ultimate dream would be to be debt free! Hugs, Nan

Dani In Chicago said...

I dream of having my own book published too!

Terri said...

I dream of finding Prince Charming, take 2! I was lucky once and hope it happens again for me.

Terri M.

TaraUB said...

My favorite tale is Anne of Green Gables. I dream of living on PEI.

DaphneSFL said...

I dream of opening my own shoe store. Nothing fancy, nothing huge, just a cute shop with a huge variety of shoes from super cheap to super expensive.

Denise said...

I've always loved The Tortoise and The Hare, though I guess that's more of fable than a fairy tale. But I hope you'll let that slide. Doing your own thing and having it all work out in the end. And my dream? For the near future it's to pass the bar next July!

Amy Goddard said...

I dream of my husband and I having a baby and me working part-time or doing freelance so I can spend time with our child.

Amy Goddard

kimmy25 said...

My favorite is Beauty and the Beast and I dream of being a momma.

jennyjend said...

My favorite fairy tale is Snow White and the 7 dwarfs. I have always loved that story!

BethC said...

Beauty and the Beast....its what's on the inside.

Tiffany Drew said...

My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella and my dream is just to one day be financially stable and comfortable in a nice home :)

robynn78 said...

one day my dream is to find me, I know Im a mom, a wife, a friend , dog owner, I just don't know who I am anymore..

Jezebel's Mama said...

Sleeping Beauty was my fave because I wouldn't have to be or do anything to be picked- yeah... Got my fairy tale and I still call out after a nap "SLEEPING BEAUTY" and he'll come into our room eventually (eye roll) and kiss the "sleeping" me. Corny, I know.

Anonymous said...

My favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid. My dream is to open a bakery/cafe.

~Colbey J

faithspage said...

A trip to Paris!!!
kyfaithw at aol dot com

AisforRandom said...

favorite fairy tale is beauty and the beast. At least in the Disney realm, she's the only "princess" that can read, enjoys it, and she does all the saving. she saves her father, she saves the beast, the castle and herself.

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

Cinderella girl all the way!

Kimmi said...

Cinderella....I think it's the shoe angle. :)

Susan said...

My dream is to have all of my children be happy all at the same time. There always seems to be at least one that has some drama going on. I would like to be drama-free for even just a short time! That would be a dream come true!

BrendaL71 said...

I know many would have said this but it's Cinderella. Partly because of the disney movie but I just see it as being in a rut and finding that rich handsome man who sweeps you away. Very Fairy tale.

Kim W. said...

My fave fairy tale is Cinderella :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite fairy tail in Cinderella. It is so romantic.

-Donna W.

The Poty's said...

I dream of my house staying clean and my laundry always being done and put away.

Dolly said...

'Beauty and the Beast' is my favorite (at least, the Disney version is) - makes me cry, 'Beast' reminds me of my late husband, scared to show he cared, afraid of being hurt.

keltban said...

Cinderella is my favorite. My dream is to have money to travel all over the world.

StereoQueenBee said...

My favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid.

I dream of that crazy amazing proposal.
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Jencey said...

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I dream of becoming a bestselling author.

Writer's Corner
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IandSsmom said...

My favorite fairy tale is Rapunzel and I hope to get my RN in my future so that covers both!!

Nancye said...

My favorite Fairy Tale is Cinderella. Who doesn't love Prince Charming?

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Karie said...

I dream of owning land and leaving the city life for simpler country living.

A.C. said...

One of my dreams as a kid actually came true. In jr. high I was a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan and used to dream of meeting him someday. We actually ran into him our first week in Japan on a field trip. I don't remember hyperventilating and not really being able to speak in my dream though.

Leslie said...

I dream of finding a guy who is not only great to me (i.e. helps around the house) AND a good role model/plugged in to my boys. I don't need to be treated like a princess, but it would be nice at times ;) Oh, and to have enough money to be able to give like I want to. LeslieGC

Tyra said...

Sleeping Beauty, for sure! Everything I ever dreamed of so far, I've acheieved...yes, I am the luckiest girl in the world:)

Kristi said...

This sounds like a great book. My fantasy is of my husband and I winning the lottery and having enough money to retire on.

Joelle said...

Favorite fairy tale would be Cinderella.

My dream one day is to own my own bed & breakfast.

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Nichole said...

This can't work in reality, that is exactly what I suppose.