November 14th, 2008
Two New Reviews for Giving Thanks!

Giving Thanks has been out a week and two generous reviewers have taken the time to read and review it already. Their opinions have really made my ugly week at the Evil Day Job better!

I hope you’ll take a look at not just the reviews for Giving Thanks but all the other great reviews offered on these two blogs.


Ebook Addict told me I wasn’t allowed to tell her husband she bought it, but named it both a Must Read and her Recommended Thanksgiving Read for 2008. She says (in part)…

I love holiday stories love, forgiveness and happily ever after, and this one surely didn’t disappoint me. This was my first book by Maura it won’t be my last!!

Derek and Troy will grab your heart from page one and you won’t want the story the story to end I kept putting the book down not because I didn’t like it but because I knew the end was near and just was not ready to let them go. The love that Derek and Troy have for each other is really going to give you that little knot in your throat. You will be crying, laughing, angry and HOT all in equal parts, It is a wonderful Thanksgiving story that I will be reading over and over and every Thanksgiving to come!!!!!!!!

I wish I could say more but it seems that everything I tell you would ruin the story for you and I don’t want to do that so please don’t miss out on your chance to buy this great story I promise you won’t be sorry.

You can read the entire review (and others) on Ebook Addict’s blog.


Wave from Reviews by JesseWave managed to somehow sneak in a read of Giving Thanks around her bulging shelves of TBR and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. She says (in part)…

This is Maura Anderson’s first M/M story and I think it was a very good debut for her in a different genre. The characters were well developed and three dimensional and the author didn’t shy away from the intimate sex scenes which were warm and loving in addition to being very hot. The author obviously has a lot of experience, due to her many het romance books, in making sure that her protagonists are real. This is the first book that I have read from Ms Anderson and I was impressed. Giving Thanks is a “feel good” story – it’s about Thanksgiving after all, but the author didn’t just phone in the story – she took the time to introduce some complexities into it and gave us a picture of a loving family headed up by a very strong mother who dealt quite effectively with a bigoted husband that was still living in an era where being gay was reprehensible.

The story was funny and heartwarming and filled with lots of delicious food. I could feel the aromas wafting into the book – either this author really loves food or she’s trying to make gluttons of her readers. I hope that this is not Ms Anderson’s only venture into the M/M genre because she seems to have an instinctive touch for creating gay male characters that are real and not caricatures. I recommend that you buy this book as a great start to the Thanksgiving holiday. My only regret was that I could not live in Troy’s and Derek’s world a little longer.

You can read the entire review (and others) on the Reviews by JesseWave blog.

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