Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gotcha! And The Ultimate Life Giveaway

As we begin a new month, I’m sharing my review of the latest installment in a fun series I’ve enjoyed for quick some time. In addition, I want to tell you about a new movie (based on a book) opening in theatres this week and an awesome giveaway I have to offer you thanks to the kind folks at PartnersHub Family.

GOTCHA! by Fern Michaels

9781455812561_p0_v1_s600Keeping a child from their grandmother can be a very bad thing, especially in the eyes of the Sisterhood.

Narrator Laurel Merlington does a superb job bringing the wonderful characters of author Fern Michaels’s Sisterhood Series to life in GOTCHA! Merlington’s cadence holds you spellbound throughout the story. Her vocalizations have you believing there’s more than one narrator. Her utterance gives great depth to the emotions of the story.

This time around Julie Wyatt has contacted the Sisterhood for help in getting her granddaughter, Olivia, away from Darlene, her former daughter-in-law and Olivia’s adopted mother. Julie also believes Darlene had something to do with her son Larry’s mysterious death.

Myra Rutledge, the original founder of the Sisterhood, and her best friend (and fellow Sister) Annie DeSilva are determined to extract justice for Julie. The ladies take off for Alabama and put their plan into action.

As the story unfolds, Julie is also dealing with a temporary tenant in her guest house that has problems of his own. Little does Julie realize how her world will be impacted by her kindness toward the man.

Michaels’s characters are well-developed and likable, while she always has a few you can’t stand. They story flows smoothly and at a steady pace. She combines heart-wrenching moments with bouts of laughter for a well-blended tale.

GOTCHA! is the 21st installment in the Sisterhood Series, but can be enjoyed as a stand alone. However, to get the full enjoyment of this book, the series should be read or listened to in order. The characters have grown and evolved with each new installment, as has their interaction with one another.

Michaels once again proves it doesn’t pay to mess with motherhood (or the Sisterhood).

Author Fern Michaels’ website is
Gotcha! by Fern Michaels, Sisterhood Series Book #21, Performed by Laurel Merlington, Brilliance Audio, @2013, ISBN: 978-1455812608, Unabridged, 8 Discs, Listening Time: 8.7 Hours

FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

posterTHE ULTIMATE LIFE (the sequel to The Ultimate Gift) opens in theatres on Friday, September 6. This inspiring movie reminds us some things are worth more than money.

    Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens' world is unraveling.
    But when Jason discovers a journal that his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, his writings transport Jason on an incredible rags-to-riches ride.
    With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover THE ULTIMATE LIFE.

Using The Ultimate Life Blog App (below) take the quiz to find out if YOU are living life to the fullest! Read six great ways to start living the ultimate life NOW, as written by Jim Stovall, author of THE ULTIMATE LIFE book. And watch the official trailer for this inspiring movie!

In celebration of this upcoming movie release, the good folks at PartnersHub is offering an Official Ultimate Life Prize Pack to one lucky reader! The prize pack contains:
* DVD of The Ultimate Gift
* THE ULTIMATE GIFT book by Jim Stovall
* The Ultimate Gift charm bracelet
* The Ultimate Life leather-bound journal


The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. More details at the end of the post.

Do you take time to think about your life’s goals and if you’re living the ultimate life? Check out The Ultimate Life Blog App and see where you stand.
    Do YOU Live Life to the Fullest? QUIZ ….. Some things are worth more than money. Take the quiz to see if you are truly living your life, or merely spending it!
    6 Ways to Live The Ultimate Life PDF….. Read Jim Stovall’s (author of The Ultimate Life book upon which the movie is based) insightful ways to live better!


To enter this giveaway, please send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win The Ultimate Life Pack.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win the Official Ultimate Life Prize Pack is 8 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 5.

FTC Full Disclosure - I am working with The Ultimate Life in making this announcement. The Ultimate Life, through PartnersHub Family, is supplying this Official Ultimate Life Prize Pack as a promotional giveaway. I am hosting the giveaway without compensation solely for the purpose of providing visitors to my blog the opportunity to win this awesome prize pack.  
Thanks for stopping by today. Are you a fan of the Sisterhood Series? Do you have your own insightful ways to live a better life that you’d like to share with us?


  1. Hi Mason,
    I am halfway thru Gotcha and enjoying every minute. I've read most of the Sisterhood books, but not all. It is my perfect "escape" reading. The movie you mention above sounds just wonderful. Will have to check it out.

  2. I haven't read any of the Sisterhood books - I'll put those on my never ending list.
    Got "You know how to live to the fullest" on the quiz. Glad I'm going in the right direction. I agree some things are worth more than money. I try to remind myself each day that it's about people and not things (especially when I know I need to clean the house and a friend wants to go out to lunch).

  3. Mason - You know, I think it's always valuable to take some time and reflect on the way we live our lives. Thanks for the reminder to do that.


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