See If You've Won This Book!
by Lola Jaye
Here’s one of those books where the cover first caught my eye—it’s just gorgeous – a pretty little girl with a gorgeous robin-egg blue background. And the title had me too – what is Being Lara all about? Add to the fact that I’m familiar with Lola Jaye’s previous book, By The Time You Read This, and I knew I wanted to share this one with you guys.
So here’s the story:
At age eight, Lara thinks she’s an alien. What other explanation could there be? With her dark complexion and kinky hair, so unlike her fair-skinned parents, Lara knew she was different. At eight she finally learned the word "adopted." Twenty-two years later, a stranger arrives as she blows out the candles on her thirtieth birthday cake—a woman in a blue-and-black head tie who also claims the title "Lara’s mother."
Lara, always in control, now finds her life slipping free of the stranglehold she's had on it. Unexpected, dangerously unfamiliar emotions are turning Lara's life upside down, pulling her between Nigeria and London, forcing her to confront the truth about her past. But if she's brave enough to embrace the lives of her two mothers, she may discover once and for all what it truly means to be Lara.
You can read the beginning pages here: BEING LARA OPENING PAGES
The publicist of Being Lara has graciously offered THREE copies to give away here so if you’d like to win, I want to know in what way have you ever felt different. It could be when you were eight, and feeling like an alien like Lara. Or it could be like how sometimes I feel different living in Scottsdale, surrounded by all the botox, layers of make-up, face-lifts, and implants … which sounds really strange, considering that I’m the one NOT TRYING to be different, when all these other people are making obvious changes to themselves in order to be someone they’re not. Hmmm, gives me something to really contemplate.
Anyway- when or why have you felt different in your life? Tell me and you could win one of THREE copies of Being Lara!
Remember, MaNiC MoMMy is aiming to feature great books each and every week this year, and you’ll have a chance to win it as well! Please stop by often AND MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE PREVIOUS POSTS as I’m now posting new books more than once a week! Open to US/Canada residents only, and thanks to all the participating authors and publicists for providing the books.
Check back on this post in a few days to see if you’ve been chosen, and as long as there is not a highlighted winner’s name on the top of the blog post, you may enter to win any of the previous books being offered. One entry per person as always! Please include an email address or a uniquely identifying user name when entering to win!