Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beautiful Disaster

Last night the booktini gals had the pleasure of meeting Laura Spinella and discussing her fabulous debut novel Beautiful Disaster.  We had loads of fun drinking our martinis and asking Laura all about the characters (Flynn makes us swoon!), the different settings (love Georgia!), the storyline (art imitating life?) and the many conflicts throughout the novel. 

Laura also discussed the writing process and the research she did for the book, which included talking to a Special Ops Marine and an ICU Nurse Manager at Mass General Hospital.  So fascinating!  Laura's beautiful writing and seamless transitions take the reader on an emotional journey through love's possibilities and the power of faith.  Laura makes it so easy to fall in love with Mia and Flynn and root for them when the odds are stacked against them. 

In addition to romance, the book takes a close look at friendship and its boundaries.  It examines what motivates people and that things aren't always what they seem.  I always enjoy a love story that stops and makes you think. Kudos Laura!!

If you haven't read Beautiful Disaster, you are missing out! 

Next month we'll be reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, as we all embark on our own happiness journeys - so stay tuned!



  1. You guys are, without a doubt, the coolest book club i have encountered! It was a thrill to visit! You are NOT readers but friends!!

  2. Wow, I guess I missed out another great night at book club. Miss you guys and hope to come back soon!

  3. I'm soooo sorry I missed it!!!!

  4. What a great night! Can't thank you enough, Laura! Looking forward to you next book!!!