Book Review: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland | Penelope Ward




Title: Happily Letter After
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2020


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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them. 

My love story all started with a letter. 

Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for. 

You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months. 

So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far. 

While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. 

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally. 

Like when I showed up on their doorstep.







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VI KEELAND


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



PENELOPE WARD


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.



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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I'm BAAAAAACK!!! I have taken a break from reading because nothing has really been holding my attention but when I saw one of my favorite duos, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, was releasing a new book, I jumped at it. 

I swear I don’t know how they continue to come out with fresh storylines that I haven’t read before. There’s always some interesting subject topic in each and every book they create and “Happily Letter After” is no exception. 

This book is about Sebastian, a widower and single parent to a young daughter, Birdie. Birdie wrote to “Santa” asking for some things for Christmas including a “friend” for her dad. Sadie, a journalist handling the letters to Santa, reads Birdie’s letters and it’s something she just can’t ignore. 

I love the characters in this story. I related so much with Sadie. She was just such a kind ,compassionate soul trying to make Birdie’s wishes come true. Birdie is the cutest little girl I think I have met in a story. Sebastian is the perfect hero, focusing on work and his daughter. The interactions between these characters is pure gold. 

I read this book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. Such a funny, emotional, hot story. I always recommend these authors.

#Miami Win Passes to #2heartsthefilm @ AMC Sunset 10/15



2 Hearts
Director: Lance Hool
Writer: Veronica Hool, Robin U. Russin
Starring: Jacob Elordi, Radha Mitchell, Adan Canto 
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For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted.


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K-pop star Jessica Jung's debut SHINE: on sale next week!


From Jessica Jung, former member of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation, comes SHINE (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)a knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive world of K-pop. 

Featured by Billboard Magazine, Teen Vogue, Goodreads, BuzzFeed, and more, SHINE is ready to shine next week at on sale! See below for rave praise for this must-read:

·        “One of the most anticipated teen tales of the year.”—Entertainment Weekly

·        “An all-around charmer.”—The A.V. Club

·        “A juicy debut.”—Betches

·        “Shimmering.”—Kirkus Reviews


Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation.

What would you give for a chance to live your dreams?

For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right?

Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise.

Get ready as Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea’s most famous girl group, Girls Generation, takes us inside the luxe, hyper-color world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success—and love—might be even higher. It’s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE.

NO TIME TO DIE - In Theaters November 20, 2020 #NoTimeToDie

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In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, and Cary Joji Fukunaga 
and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Producers: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, 
Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, with Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as "M"
Also starring Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen

Score Album on DECCA RECORDS
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Twitter: @007
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#TheSecretGarden Available on Digital 9/22 & Blu-ray and DVD 10/6


 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD OCTOBER 6, 2020 
FROM STXFILMS & UNIVERSAL PICTURES
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SYNOPSIS:  THE SECRET GARDEN starring Colin Firth (Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainBridget Jones’s Baby), Julie Walters (Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and Dixie Egerickx (The Little Strangers) is a new take on the beloved classic novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.
 
THE SECRET GARDEN will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL
  • Characters – Learn more about the beloved characters of THE SECRET GARDEN and how the actors who played them brought them to life in a new and imaginative way.
  • Concept to Reality – From the majestic design of Misselthwaite Manor, to the creation of the enchanting garden, see how the filmmakers created the most immersive telling of THE SECRET GARDEN yet, full of vivid and magical realism.
  • Page to Screen – A look behind the scenes of THE SECRET GARDEN, and how the timeless, best-selling novel was brought to life in a modern, vivid, and magical way.
  • The Official Trailer
 
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Colin Firth, Julie Walters, and Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson
Casting By: Karen Lindsay-Stewart
Makeup and Hair Designer: Nadia Stacey
Composer: Dario Marianelli
Editor: Luke Dunkley
Costume Designer: Michele Clapton
Production Designer: Grant Montgomery
Director of Photography: Lol Crawley, BSC
Co-Producer: Jane Robertson
Executive Produced By: Ron Halpern, Didier Lupfer, Dan Macrae, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson
Produced By: David Heyman, Rosie Alison
Based on the Novel “The Secret Garden” By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Screenplay By: Jack Thorne
Directed By: Marc Munden

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY
:
Street Date: October 6, 2020
Selection Number: 64212398
Layers: BD- 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild peril
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Run Time: 1 hour 40 Minutes
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: October 6, 2020
Selection Number: 64210112
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild peril
Sound: English and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Run Time: 1 hour 40 Minutes

 
About STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content.  It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
 
The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world’s largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.  With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.

 
For more information, please visit http://www.stxentertainment.com
 
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Are You Ready to Sit at a Movie Theater?

 


Hey everyone! We are about to enter the month of September. That would put us at around 7-8 months of dealing with the Pandemic we know as Covid-19. Life fo everyone has been altered in so many ways and will continue to stay this way, until Covid has been dealt with. 

So my question to you, is are you ready to sit at a movie theater? Some theaters have begun to open their doors. They have limited capacity and movie times. Right now, you can find theaters playing The New Mutants movie. Will you head out with your face masks and hand sanitizer? Are you willing to buy popcorn and a coke? Maybe you already have gone to a theater, how was the experience?

I personally am on the fence still. I have yet to eat inside a restaurant. Door Dash has become my friend. I have been places that are outdoors location, such as a kid's baseball field, the beach, the lake, gas stations and of course the grocery stores. I drive past the theater to the grocery store and see the cars parked (only a couple) and think, hmmmm am I ready? 

I love seeing films on the big screens. I know that some films have been available via streaming accounts, but seeing them at home just isn't the same. Wonder Woman 84 is coming soon and that's a film I know I would like to see in theaters. So let see if I test the waters before Wonder Woman comes out or if I wait till then. 

Would love to hear what you guys are doing or planning. 

Stay Safe! Mask up!




BREATHLESS by Jennifer Niven's On-Sale 9.29



Breathless 
by Jennifer Niven
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

From Jennifer Niven, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places, comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life--sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.

Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is focused on three things: college in the fall, become a famous author, and the ever-elusive possibility of sex. She doesn't even need to be in love--sex is all she's looking for. Then her dad drops a bombshell: he and Claude's mom are splitting up. Suddenly, Claude's entire world feels like a lie, and the ground under her feet anything but stable.

After: Claude's mom whisks them both away to a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia, a place where the two of them can start the painful process of mending their broken hearts. It's the last place Claude can imagine finding her footing, but then Jeremiah Crew happens. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography, and a past he doesn't like to talk about. He's brash, enigmatic, and even more infuriatingly, he's the only one who seems to see Claude for who she wants to be. So when Claude decides to sleep with Miah, she tells herself it's just sex--exactly what she has planned. There isn't enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk.

Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven's luminous new novel is an insightful portrait of a young woman determined to write her own next chapter--sex, resilience, mosquito bites, and all.
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