#Review: Sabrina’s Window – Al Riske
Joshua Margolis’ life was going just the way he wanted it to. He’s seventeen years old, studious, and a little brazen, at times. All he can think about is his wonderful girlfriend, and the future they have together. Until the moment he breaks Sabrina Carlsen’s window. It’s then everything changes.
Determined to fix his mistake, Joshua vows to do anything Sabrina asks. It doesn’t matter that she’s far older than him. He broke her window. The least he can do is work for her in order to fix. In his mind, it’ll allow him to get to know her better. She’s beautiful, quite sweet, and definitely head-strong. So much so, that he finds himself intrigued by her.
Joshua’s life takes another unexpected turn when things with his girlfriend, Ronni, start to change. Though he doesn’t quite understand what’s going on with her, he’s willing to give her the space she needs. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for her, and he wants to make sure she knows it. Granted, the changes are hard to bear, but he refuses to bend to the uncertainties roiling within him.
As his friendship with Sabrina deepens, so do Joshua’s emotions. Part of him wants to explore what he feels, while another part of him knows he shouldn’t think about the things tumbling through his mind. Sabrina is very much a woman, and definitely out of his reach. Everything about her is uncharted territory. Deep inside, he knows he should continue on the path in which his life is headed. The question is, how can he do that when temptations are always around the corner?
A sweet and heart-warming coming-of-age story, Sabrina’s Window is one of those books that will make you want to read it over and over again. Al Riske immerses us in the life of young Joshua, a boy who’s unexpected circumstances draw his life in directions he never thought it would take. Sabrina might be older than him, but she lends their friendship a profound warmth and strength that endures through every turn of the page. No matter what life throws at you, things can be overcome. This is a theme that crops up through the story itself, lending the tale it’s own brand of intrigue. Al is definitely an author to keep an eye on!
About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!
Welcome to another exciting publishing house spotlight tour from Novel Publicity. Join us as three new titles from Luminis Books–we’re calling them the Luminis Literary Triad—tour the blogosphere in a way that just can’t be ignored. And, hey, we’ve got prizes!
About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win either of two $25 Amazon gift cards, an autographed copy of Sabrina’s Window by Al Riske, or an autographed copy of its tour mates, Antiphony by Chris Katsaropoulos or A River So Longby Vallie Lynn Watson. Here’s what you need to do…
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That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win a $25 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other $25 gift card and the 3 autographed books will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Luminis Literary Triad tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!
About the book: On a chilly morning in Taos, New Mexico, a 17-year-old paperboy breaks the window of a 31-year-old hair stylist — an accident that marks the beginning of an instant, inexplicable bond between them. In the course of one high-desert summer, Joshua and Sabrina share confidences, intercede in each other’s love lives, go on a date that scandalizes the town, and confront questions of fidelity, desire, and the nature of love.Get Sabrina’s Window through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
About the author: Al Riske grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and ghostwriter. His short stories have appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Pindledyboz, Switchback, and Blue Mesa Review, where his story “Pray for Rain” won the review’s 2008 fiction prize. His second novel, Faint Promise of Rain (Luminis Books) is due out in the spring of 2015. He now lives in California with his wife, Joanne, and their dog, Bodie.
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Luminis Books was launched in January, 2010 by husband and wife team Tracy Richardson and Chris Katsaropoulos with a mission to publish thought-provoking literary fiction for children and adults. We publish what we love: Meaningful Books That Entertain. Our award-winning books engage and inform readers and explore a wide range of topics from love and relationships, teen sexual assault and homelessness to string theory, consciousness, and the Universal Energy Field.
Luminis Books is a proudly independent publisher located in Carmel, IN.
Learn more about Sabrina’s Wndow‘s tour mates HERE.