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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Found In Prague

We are today's blog tour stop for Found in Prague by Dana Newman!  We were so happy to have gotten the chance to review this awesome book!! Keep reading for what this book is about and our review!



After receiving an odd email during her first semester of college, Katica Coleman traverses fearlessly across the Atlantic Ocean to Prague in the heart of Europe looking for answers to her family's past but ends up finding so much more. Katica quickly learns that it's easy to fall in love while meandering through the winding cobblestone streets, snow-covered castles and aromatic crepe cafés of the magical country that is her family's homeland. But is the charming Czech boy with the intoxicating accent and cool, charismatic gait someone she should let herself get lost in? He always seems to come to her assistance at just the right moment, but can he really be trusted? Katica cannot help but wonder whether she should listen to her wary gut or give in to the giddy waves of excitement coursing through her body....


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 Kim's Review
I really enjoyed this book and give it 4 1/2 stars!  I instantly took a liking to Katica and to her story.  I think that it would be awesome to travel to learn about my family. She flies to Prague to meet long lost family and hopefully find out more about her grandfather.  I enjoyed that while she thought she would be staying in a ritzy hotel, it was anything of the sort, and kept it realistic to what life was like in that area of town when it was a communist state.
Shortly after she arrives, she meets a college student, Michal, who becomes her tourist guide, because he is instantly attracted to her.  But is there something that he is hiding?  You wonder if this fresh eyes girl is going to fall in love with someone who might just be out to break her heart or if he is truly a sincere gentlemen. 
Plus, there is this crazy old man wearing a trench coat that keeps following her around while see visits the city and seems to be stalking her.  What is up with that? Well, you must read this book to find out!
This will definitely be a book that I will re-read in the future. I simply fell in with the characters, the city, and this story!  Read the excerpt below to start getting hooked!!
“I’m Katica.” She broke the silence first and held her right hand out toward Michal. He shook her hand. It was smaller than his and fit snugly in his palm. “It’s nice to meet you. I’m Michal.” Their handshake was firm and launched rays of excitement up both their arms. When their hands separated, they simultaneously darted their gaze away from each other. The electricity between them was overwhelmingly intense. They fidgeted. Katica tucked her wavy locks behind her ears, and Michal adjusted his backpack strap. A lock of his smooth hair fell out of place and danced on his forehead. Katica turned her eyes back toward Michal and found him shifting his glance toward her as well. She swallowed hard as her heart began to race in her chest and butterflies fluttered in her stomach. Long silent seconds passed between them as they both waited for the other to speak. Neither wanted the conversation to end, but neither knew what to say next, either. Say something! Michal ordered himself, racking his brain for an idea. Say something or she might leave! The silence made Katica suddenly aware of her hands. She didn’t know what to do with them. They felt like long, gangly ropes of awkward vines just hanging at her sides, so she slid them into the back pockets of her jeans. Her stomach flipped and flopped nervously, and she was seconds away from saying that she had better get going just to end the discomfort. Lucky for both of them, though, Michal finally thought of something to say.
Dana. Found in Prague (Kindle Locations 689-702).


Author Bio

Dana Newman, like Katica Coleman, the main character in Found in Prague,
is a second generation Czech-American. Her childhood was filled with dinner table stories about dynamic adventures of life in another land during another time. After graduating from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida in 2008, she set off on her own adventure with Prague as the destination. To write this book, she has woven the vivid stories from her childhood into her own travel experiences and then sprinkled a little fairy dust on top.


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