The Silver Lining

Introduction by Amy Bromberg

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today, we welcome Dina Silver and her debut novel, “One Pink Line.” A graduate of Purdue University, Dina has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. In addition to writing ad copy, she formed Dina’s Ideas, a greeting card company, in 2003. Dina serves as the sole writer and designer for the business and has penned over 300 greeting cards since its inception.

After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist this year. She even has another novel, “Kat Fight,” coming out this summer! I initially connected with Dina on Facebook. We hit it off right away and Dina sent me a copy of “One Pink Line.” To say I loved it is an understatement (and I have the review to prove it!) “One Pink Line” is a great example of a loving and moving chick lit novel.

You can find Dina at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Dina is here to tell us what Sydney, one of the heroines of “One Pink Line,” is up to these days, and she does it in story form. If you haven’t read “One Pink Line,” please note that this contains spoilers. If you want to wait until after you’ve read the book, the post will be waiting for you when you get back. In the meantime, you could win your own copy, as Dina has two paperbacks and two e-books to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the world!

Pride for the Bride

I hurried up to the brownstone on Oak Street, which housed Ultimate Bride, and took the stairs to the second floor where Grace was waiting impatiently in the reception area.

“They had me standing here for fifteen minutes before anyone even glanced in my direction,” she huffed and waved her long arms. “I literally had to grab some woman by the elbow to get her attention.”

I smiled at my daughter, so tall and beautiful, only weeks away from becoming a wife, yet displaying the exact same pout she’d had since she was two years old.

“Grace, you have an appointment, they know you’re here, and I’m sure they will get you into a room as soon as they can,” I said as we observed a women dressed in all black lugging an enormous gown over her shoulder, trying desperately to make haste as she passed in front of us.

“It looks like she’s carrying a dead bride,” Grace snickered.

“Grace!” I gasped, but at least she was smiling.

Grace sighed and reached for my hand. “Sorry, mom, I feel better now that you’re here.”

“Thanks, honey,” I said. I was over the moon to be spending the afternoon with her. For a mother, watching your daughter stand on a pedestal being fitted for her wedding gown is right up there with having your daughter be placed in your arms minutes after her birth, as two of life’s greatestpleasures.

“I have to tell you something,” Grace started with a look of fret, “and I’m probably picking the wrong moment to do so, but here goes.” She paused. “Kevin replied ‘yes’ to the invitation.”

The wedding plans had taken a toll on our normally amiable relationship when she broke the news to me that she wanted to invite Kevin, her biological father, to the ceremony. Since she inherited my smart-ass gene, I assumed she was simply trying to push my already frazzled mother-of-the-bride-buttons, until she then broke the news that she’d gone ahead and invited him without my blessing. She told Ethan and I that it was important to her to at least extend the invitation to him – a gesture of good faith, she said. The expression on my face must have been revolutionary, because in all of our years together, I’ve never seen Ethan look at me with such fearful trepidation.The argument that ensued between my headstrong daughter and I included a trifecta of door slamming, saliva hurling and ego bruising. Although we both agreed on one thing, we each thought the other was completely selfish and void of any common courtesy.

Eventually, as could have been predicted by anyone who knows both Grace and I, my daughter got her way. Kevin was invited to the wedding. Whether he dared to show up or not would be another story.

How to win “One Pink Line”:

Since Dina’s last name is Silver and the title of her book has the word “Pink,” just tell us what color represents your personality. (One entry per person.)

Giveaway ends June 3rd.

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40 Responses to The Silver Lining

  1. cupcake says:

    Green, but not because I have a lot of it. Mostly because I’m jealous of people with good metabolisms, and I love the smell of freshly mowed grass.

  2. brn2shop9 says:

    Purple and navy represent my personality

  3. Bridget O'Neill says:

    Pink (because I love to dress my daughter in pink, and I’m a breast cancer survivor) and yellow (because I have a sunny disposition)!! 🙂

  4. Sharon says:

    The color that represents my personality… Yellow.

  5. Sheena says:

    I’d say Blue. My fav color and it can be a cheerful color or a sad color

  6. Jaime H. says:

    Blue- because I am cool and calm, but I am full of life and vibrant. Thanks for the chance!

    twistingthelens@gmail.com

  7. Lucie Simone says:

    Does this mean a sequel to One Pink Line is in the works? Because I’d love to read that! Do not enter me into the contest. I’ve already read (and loved!) One Pink Line.

  8. Kat Duncan says:

    I’d say purple, because I can be mysterious (dark purple) but also be loving and caring(light purple)

  9. Jennifer Warner says:

    I would have to say that my color would be light blue. Light blue shows my sadness and my happiness. I would love a new book to read. This sounds like a great one!

  10. Margaret says:

    Red all the way! I’m spicy hot lol!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. erica s says:

    I’d say Puce… Kinda interesting, kinda unusual and maybe a bit off.

  12. Pooja D. says:

    White light is composed of visible colors of light in suitable proportions..if white light is refracted,it splits into the colours of the rainbow..Similarly,my personality is like a potpourri of all the colours…it oscillates between the tranquil violet to raging red..a little bit blue..sometimes yellow..at others green..so I would say that “White” represents my personality the best……

  13. Nikki C says:

    Purple – deep and dark and mysterious, but still a bit girly

  14. Nina says:

    I’d say a bright green. It’s a cheery color, but not a typical favorite! 😉

  15. Jenn B says:

    Fuscia!! Bright and stands out in a crowd!!

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  17. Lisamarie says:

    Purple

  18. Jessica says:

    This is a hard question! I guess I’d pick the color gray because I think I’m pretty boring. Just being honest, haha!

  19. lori says:

    The color that best describes my.personality is purple

  20. Maureen says:

    Turquoise, very mellow and laidback

  21. carolee888 says:

    I am a lavender person.

  22. Blue represents my personality the most

  23. writeoncindy says:

    I love pink, but I also love turquoise blue…… I’m going to go with with pink! Yup! Pink it is!

  24. Bethany says:

    HOT PINK! 🙂 ’cause I like to stand out!

  25. prefer a teal shade. seems cool and calm. thanks for the chance
    Julie

  26. I’m going through a red period at the moment.

  27. sydneyjbg says:

    I never thought about it but I love the color fuchsia. I suppose it represents passion about a lot of subjects (from my kids’ education to animal welfare), makes me think of some of my favorite flowers, too, and it represent the color of romantic love for me. Deeper can be regal, lighter can be playful. Yep, I love fuchsia, and as a copyeditor and writer, every time I write the word, I have to stop and make sure I’ve spelled it correctly.
    Cheers!

  28. sydneyjbg says:

    Oops, typo in my response. Yikes, Must be Friday!!

  29. dollyj007 says:

    ‘Pink’ represents my personality…a subtle red!

  30. Joan says:

    I am a true green person!

  31. Red. I tend to be fiery, but I’m also very passionate. I’m pretty sure the aura around me is red.

  32. Red! I can be hot when pushed, but glow brillantly when taken care of!

  33. Debbie says:

    I think I would say green. It can represent so many different things all of which are part of me!

  34. Nancye Davis says:

    Purple because there are so many versions (shades) of me, just like purple!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  35. chicklitcentral says:

    Random.org has made its choices! Congrats to cupcake, Jaime H., Bethany and dollyj007!

  36. dollyj007 says:

    Thanks so much!!!

  37. Dina Silver says:

    Can’t wait to send copies out to the winners!! 🙂
    -D

  38. chicklitcentral says:

    One winner did not claim their prize, so random.org has chosen Joan (jmclac1111) in their place. Congrats, Joan!

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