Saturday, February 12, 2011
Aloha Mia King!
We had a terrific evening (despite the flu affecting half our regular members)! Those of us who could make it had the privilege of chatting with our featured author, Mia King. She is so full of energy and has such a dynamic personality. Just talking with her one could tell that she is very smart, as well. We talked about the book, Sweet Life and the dynamics of it. The main character moved to Hawaii, just like the author. But the similarities end there. We discussed how Marissa (the main character) was sort of a high-society snob at first and we saw her transform into an amazing, down-to-earth, yet strong woman. We liked the friendships that ensued with a host of real-to-life women, who were so different, yet somehow came together in their time of need. Mia King is really Darien Gee. She is also friends with Jane Porter! Small world! Darien has a new book that will be released in April..."Friendship Bread". She says that in this new book, under her real name, will be a little more in-depth and will not be as much of a light read as the Mia King books. We know it will be great! (Okay, who is going to get the friendship bread mix started? We pick Denise or Kathy as they usually get things right the first time! haha) We didn't want to hang up with our special guest, but Karen figured we had taken up enough of Darien's time so she started our farewells. "But we didn't get to talk about her family and other things going on in her life!" Well,
guess we'll leave that for next time...this spring when we visit Friendship Bread and even Darien...who will be in the states via her book tour. We are so excited and blessed to have her on our favorite author list. Thanks again, Darien! Aloha and Happy Reading! :D
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