Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Wish Magically Fulfilled: A Surprise ARC Arrival

The Secret Cinderella Story
by Carolyn Turgeon

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Pub. Date: March 2009
Sales Rank: 51,484

O.K. This is a little odd, but I'm not complaining -- I'm absolutely THRILLED!

Several times over the last few weeks I've thought about reading GODMOTHER by Carolyn Turgeon. It sounds like a fun, uplifting story that would be perfect for me right now. I don't have a copy, so I was debating whether to buy it or borrow it. I've even had it in my hands at the bookstore more than once only to put it aside to buy books for the kids. I told myself that I have plenty to read and to concentrate on what I have. Well, the Fates had other plans for me because, lo and behold, an ARC of GODMOTHER showed up in my mailbox the other day. I think it's funny to not only receive an ARC from a publisher 6 months after the book has been released but also right at the time I was wishing I could read it . . . and, the book is about a fairy godmother!

So, I'm thanking my lucky stars, my mysterious fairy godmother, and most especially Random House's Read It Forward Program for this perfectly timed delivery of my heart's desire!

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Falling Off The Shelf said...

Awesome! Looks like a great read :) Love the cover too, beautiful!

Janel said...

It looks like Random House decided to be a book fairy godmother to quite a few people, I got this book yesterday too!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Right on! LOVE when that happens!

I have this one waiting for me on the shelf...I've heard it's really good! Now to find time to read it...did they send you that too? Ha!


bermudaonion said...

This book magically appeared at my house yesterday too!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Amy - No, no extra time (or money) was included with this gift. I'm hoping it's enchanted and when I sit down to read, time will just stand still as long as I have the book open! ;) G.

Bonnie said...

The magic really spread as I received a copy of Godmother also!

Diane said...

This one has been on my list for a while. I brought it hope from the library, but never got to read it --sounds good!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

looks like you were meant to read this one, lol. What a cool cover!

Zibilee said...

Oh, what an awesome coincidence! I hope you really enjoy the book. I look forward to reading your review.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

It looks like the magic of "the secret" worked for you! Have you read "the secret" ?

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love when unexpected ARCs come! It's always such a surprise and a treat!

Dar said...

Lucky you Gwendolyn! I didn't request this book when it came out but I sure wish I had because after I saw some reviews of it I had really wanted to read it. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

Belle said...

I love when things like this happen - such synchronicity!

Amy said...

You must have a fairy godmother who likes you!
It's so nice when something like this happens.
Happy reading!

Jenny said...

I just happened to see this book at barnes and noble recently and added it to my WL. It looks so good!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I have this book (haven't read it yet).
I thought it sounded familiar so I went and checked my shelf.