Book Looks was created by Jen at Books and Other Happy Ever Afters . Combining our love of books & fashion with book cover or scene inspired outfits.
Normally this is a Wednesday post for my blog but I wanted to do something special in honor of Memorial Day. Today we remember the men and women who died while serving in our armed forces. But we should also thank those that continue today who fight and protect our freedom. So today’s Book Look’s feature is The Vixen and The Vet by Katy Regnery. The Vixen & the Vet will be released on June 17, 2014 and was written as a fundraiser. 50% of the profits from the sales of this book in June and July 2014 will go directly to Operation Mend. UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel with severe facial and other medical injuries access to the nation’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families. I can’t wait for this book and to help this great cause!
Burned by an unreliable source, Savannah Carmichael, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get her skin back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn’t been seen since.
After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher’s hand and disfigured half of his face, he’s lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy…that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress and a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feelings things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn’t felt in years.
Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.
Savannah returns to her small hometown so I thought it would be perfect to create a pretty and casual look for her. She can wear this around town or maybe on her date with Asher. And I would love to wear this outfit (with sandals or TOMS).