Monday, June 25, 2012

Lusting For Covers: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia...

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.  

Choose your own book cover that you've fallen in "lust" with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there. 

(OPTIONAL): Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it's nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It's not required, but it can help you readers' to add more books to their own list! A brief "Why I choose this cover" is also appreciated, but not required. 
                  This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

Here's my candidate for the week:
He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

I love everything about this book so much I am giving it a double posting under L4C and also under my Currently Reading post!! (I think this is maybe only the 2nd L4C that I did that didn't have a half nekkid man on it!! LOL )
OMG...OMG...OMG... this is such an AMAZING book!!! I had no idea that it would be like this and touch me so deeply. I absolutely love it and don't want it to end!!! I am at 45% on Kindle and I have already laughed so much and cried so much and fell so deeply in love with the characters that I am worn out from the emotions but I can't put it down!!! LOL   Poughkeepsie is exactly why I am addicted to reading!!  :)

Now it's your turn!! What cover are you currently lusting for? 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Lusting for Covers post, or share your ‘lust’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). I would love to see the cover you choose. Thanks!

Debra Anastasia Website

I found Poughkeepsie thru this AWESOME blog!!!


  1. Thanks for participating in this week's L4C! :)

    Oh, the blurb intrigued me, the video only helped increase that, and your thoughts on the book--well, it's going on my list! :) And even without the half-nakid man cover, well, the cover is still quite good, it's eye catching, but in a different way than usual!

    TBQ's Book Palace

    1. I have to tell you this book has really gotten to me!!! I freakin' LOVE it!!! :)

  2. OMG I am almost crying already. Wow does this sound different and good. Thanks for adding your thoughts and loved the video. I will def. have to add to my list. The cover is beautiful. Hope you are having a nice week.

    1. Hey you,
      I am doing good--how about you??? This is such an awesome book!!! My fave that I have ever read!!! My review is on the next page--my blogger is all screwed up!!! here is the link: