Liza Palmer Party: The Invite

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic/top ten list and invite everyone to share their own answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so it makes perfect sense that I'd love this feature!

Top Ten Reasons Your Book Club Should Read 
Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer

This week's topic is technically "Ten Books I'd Love to Read with My Book Club." However, today is also the release of Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer, which I raved about last week. To celebrate, Cassie and I have some fun posts planned for the next few days. Our first post is a twist on today's topic - so, here are ten reasons to make this your next book club pick!

1. Because everyone can relate to something in Anna Wyatt's story.

2. Because Lincoln Mallory is hot, British and loves dessert.

3. Because Sasha Merchant will surprise you.

4. Because Ferdie will make you laugh and cry.

5. Because Helen Brubaker is a total badass.

6. Because RomanceCon is a hilarious setting.

7. Because the entire book is so quotable.

8. Because there are so many themes you can discuss.

9. Because this story will make you emotional.

10. Because this book will Marple* you.

*Once you read it, you'll understand.

About the Book:

Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer

Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins | William Morrow
Pages: 384 pages
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Summary (from Goodreads)
An account executive in a Mad Men world, Anna Wyatt is at a crossroads. Recently divorced, she’s done a lot of emotional housecleaning, including a self-imposed dating sabbatical. But now that she’s turned forty, she’s struggling to figure out what her life needs. Brainstorming to win over an important new client, she discovers a self-help book—Be the Heroine, Find Your Hero—that offers her unexpected insights and leads her to a most unlikely place: a romance writers’ conference. If she can sign the Romance Cover Model of the Year Pageant winner for her campaign—and meet the author who has inspired her to take control of her life—she’ll win the account.

For Anna, taking control means taking chances, including getting to know Sasha, her pretty young colleague on the project, and indulging in a steamy elevator ride with Lincoln Mallory, a dashing financial consultant she meets in the hotel. When the conference ends, Anna and Lincoln must decide if their intense connection is strong enough to survive outside the romantic fantasy they’ve created. Yet Lincoln is only one of Anna’s dilemmas. Now that her campaign is off the ground, others in the office want to steal her success, and her alcoholic brother, Ferdie, is spiraling out of control.

To have the life she wants-to be happy without guilt, to be accepted for herself, to love and to be loved, to just be—she has to put herself first, accept her imperfections, embrace her passions, and finally be the heroine of her own story.


  1. I have seen you all RAVING about this book! It's at the top of my wishlist, I can't wait to read it! I remember you all talking about Nowhere but home too -- and I own that one! I obviously need to get to reading it!! :)

  2. JUST SAYING- I agree with every single reason here. DESSERT. MARPLE. YES. <3 <3

  3. I am totally sold on this book after reading your review! I even had it on my Top Ten list this week! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

  4. "Because the entire book is so quotable."

    I just started reading the book and I've already highlighted several sections! I knew it was going to be good, judging by how much I loved Nowhere But Home.

  5. All the raving you and Cassie have done? It basically resulted in me immediately purchasing Girl Before a Mirror without even having read Nowhere But Home first. (But now I've read it. LOVED IT.) I'm even more excited to read this novel after seeing this list of reasons you've shared!


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