Thursday, July 17, 2008

Afictionado Review

I was pleasantly surprised to see a review of Searching for Spice in this month's edition of Afictionado. Afictionado is the monthly ACFW Ezine. The review is too good not to share:

If you are in want of a love affair with your long-time spouse, Megan DiMaria’s debut novel Searching for Spice is the book for you.

With a hint of chick-lit flair, Megan delivers an entertaining, yet realistic depiction of the challenges of a seasoned marriage. The spunky heroine in Searching for Spice, Linda Revere, attempts to rejuvenate romance in her twenty-four year old marriage, only to discover interruptions and setbacks abounding–not only from the world around her but also from within. As the story progresses, friends, family, and work conflicts compound one another, all advancing the plot and the pace while making this novel one enlightening fast read.

I closed this book with far greater respect and admiration for my own husband. Through Linda and Jerry Revere’s story, Megan subtly reveals the makings of a healthy marriage and shows that flirting isn’t only for the courtship years. And men, though the cover is predominantly pink and this story is written in first person from the heroine’s perspective, don’t let that deter you from reading this title. It gives great insight as to the inner workings of the female mind and shares a few of our secrets, too.

How nice is that? And I didn't even realize it was going to be published. Thanks to Afictionado writer Eileen Astels Watson for the kind words.

I get a thrill out of Eileen's suggestion that men should read Searching for Spice. It kind of makes me want to start a new club called The Searching for Spice Book Club for Men. I think it's got a ring to it!


Kay Day said...

That is a great review!
Lynette was at Glen Eyrie this year, too.

Ruthie said...

Great review. And good idea that men would enjoy it too.

Tina said...

I love that idea! :)

It's really a great review and is much deserved.