Saturday, September 21, 2013

What is Yona Zeldis McDonough reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Two of a Kind.

Her entry begins:
I seldom read a single book at a time; I tend to buzz back and forth between several, like a happy bee in a flower-filled garden. Right now I am reading Dear Life by Alice Munro because when it comes to perfectly crafted, poised yet deeply affecting short stories, nobody does it better than Munro. I’ve also got John...[read on]
About Two of a Kind, from the publisher:
Ten years after losing her husband, Christina Connelly has worked through the pain, focusing on raising her teenage daughter and managing her small decorating business. But her romantic life has never recovered. Still, it’s irksome to be set up with arrogant, if handsome, doctor Andy Stern at her friend’s wedding. If he wasn’t also a potential client, needing his Upper East Side apartment redesigned, she would write him off.

This is never going to work, Andy thinks. Still grieving his wife and struggling with a troubled son, he’s not looking for a woman, and certainly not someone as frosty and reserved as Christina. Their relationship will be strictly business. Yet to everyone’s surprise—including their own—these two find themselves falling in love.

But if reconciling with their pasts is difficult, blending their lives and children to create a new family is nearly impossible. They’ve been given a second chance…but can they overcome all the obstacles in the way of happily ever after?
Learn more about the author and her work at Yona Zeldis McDonough's website.

Yona Zeldis McDonough's other novels include A Wedding in Great Neck, Breaking the Bank, In Dahlia's Wake, and The Four Temperaments, as well as numerous books for children.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Yona Zeldis McDonough & Queenie, Willa and Holden.

The Page 69 Test: A Wedding in Great Neck.

Writers Read: Yona Zeldis McDonough (October 2012).

My Book, The Movie: A Wedding in Great Neck.

My Book, The Movie: Two of a Kind.

The Page 69 Test: Two of a Kind.

Writers Read: Yona Zeldis McDonough.

--Marshal Zeringue