Saturday, June 25, 2016

Little Is Left To Tell by Steven Hendricks - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review


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About Little Is Left to Tell

• Print Length: 284 pages
• Publisher: Campanile Books

Little Is Left to Tell is the haunting novel by master fabulist Steven Hendricks. Enter a nocturnal world where the unreal is seen on a liminal horizon of fading memory, illuminated by partial understanding and lyrical fictions. Virginia the Wolf writes her last novel to lure her daughter home. A rabbit named Hart Crane must eat words to speak, while passing zeppelins drop bombs. Mr. Fin tries to read the past in marginalia and to rebuild his son from boat parts. A novel that bridges between dreamscape and reality, Little Is Left to Tell is entrancing and enthralling.

“In Little is Left to Tell one scene is quietly illuminated and then that illumination glides to the next, equally quiet and wondrous. Like a dream that inhabits an entire life, even a life of reading, this is a deeply rich and surprising novel.” — Amina Cain, author of Creature

“A tale about the ravages of old age, the weight of the past and bunny rabbits. Debut novelist Hendricks tries to apply the whimsical mood of fairy tales to the mildly experimental fiction at play here, and he largely succeeds despite the grim nature of his story. …A vivid story that uses the language and metaphors of myth to reflect on the unkind nature of age and perception.” — Kirkus Reviews


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My Thoughts:

Unique, unusual, sad, imaginative, funny and well, weird. That pretty much describes "Little Is Left To Tell."  It's an adult fable that takes a great deal of attention to the fine details to understand, but in the end is totally worth the effort.

The characters - well, there's talking bunnies, a nice lady named Vivian (I kind of liked that - it's my mom's name), a elderly man named Fin who is just trying to bring back his son, and a whole slew of others that are included in a cast that won't soon be forgotten.

The plot - here is where I had a little bit of a problem.  The author needed to perhaps pull the storyline together a bit - some readers will have a hard time with the stories sliding into each other as they do in this strange tale.   I love the premise of the story and can imagine it in my mind like an animated movie - it just needs a little polishing.

Overall - I would recommend this book to the millennial crowd - they will eat it up with a spoon. Definitely a "no" for younger readers, and a "maybe" for more mature readers.  I do look forward to more work from the author - he has a keen, imaginative mind!

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About Steven Hendricks

Steven HendricksSteven Hendricks lives in Olympia, Wa. with his wife and two children. He teaches writing and book arts at The Evergreen State College. His work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly (2000), Conjunctions (2001), Fold: The Reader ( 2002), and The Encyclopedia Project Vol. 3 (Sidebrow, forthcoming). He earned his MFA in Writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. Little is Left to Tell is his first novel.

Visit Steven at his website.

Tour Stops

Wednesday, May 25th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, May 26th: Great Imaginations
Tuesday, May 31st: Ms. Nose in a Book
Wednesday, June 1st: Dwell in Possibility
Thursday, June 2nd: Laura’s Interests
Monday, June 6th: Dreaming Big
Tuesday, June 7th: Alexia’s Books & Such
Wednesday, June 8th: Writing and Running Through Life
Thursday, June 9th: Fearless Creative
Monday, June 13th: Books & Tea
Wednesday, June 15th: Thoughts On This ‘n That
Friday, June 17th: Belle’s Beautiful Books
Monday, June 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, June 21st: A Bookish Way of Life
Saturday, June 25th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews




My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour, and for providing the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.



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Friday, June 24, 2016

Leaving Blythe River by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review


Leaving Blythe River

About Leaving Blythe River

Paperback
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 24, 2016)

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with an unforgettable story of courage.

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he’s barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it’s up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he’s his father’s only hope.

With the help of three locals—a fearless seventy-year-old widow, a pack guide, and a former actor with limited outdoor skills—he heads into the wild. The days that follow transform Ethan’s world. Hail, punishing sun, swollen rapids, and exhausting pain leave him wondering if he’s been fooled yet again: Is his father out here at all? As the situation grows increasingly dire, Ethan realizes this quest has become about more than finding his dad.

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of nature revealing human nature—the trickiest terrain. Navigating an unforgiving landscape, Ethan searches himself for the ability to forgive his father—if he finds him alive.
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My Thoughts:

Coming of age story meets action adventure meets family drama - these are all elements in author Catherine Ryan Hyde's latest novel, "Leaving Blythe River and they all blend together to create a very readable story that will appeal to young adult readers as well as mature adults.

Ryan Hyde is well known for her best-selling novel, "Pay It Forward," which also was a brilliant coming-of-age story that made a  major impact on the reading and movie-watching world. You can still hear of people "paying it forward" today.  While "Leaving Blythe River" has glimmers of the same type of story, this is a grittier, darker story of father/son conflict that gives this novel a bit of more realistic family dynamics, a more believable plot line.

I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this tale - especially the feisty and often funny widow Jone. I also cheered on the main character Ethan - it was fulfilling to "watch" him grow from an awkward city boy to a more mature young man who can take on the world without fear after his summer in the mountains of Wyoming.

I recommend "Leaving Blythe River" as an intelligent read for the summer.



About Catherine Ryan Hyde

UnknownCatherine Ryan Hyde is the author of thirty published and forthcoming books. Her bestselling 1999 novel Pay It Forward, adapted into a major Warner Bros. motion picture starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, made the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list and was translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in more than thirty countries.

Her novels Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA’s Rainbow List; Jumpstart the World was also a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards and won Rainbow Awards in two categories. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in many journals, including the Antioch ReviewMichigan Quarterly Review, the Virginia Quarterly ReviewPloughsharesGlimmer Train, and the Sun, and in the anthologies Santa Barbara Stories and California Shorts and the bestselling anthology Dog Is My Co-Pilot.

Her short fiction received honorable mention in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, a second-place win for the Tobias Wolff Award, and nominations for Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have also been cited in Best American Short Stories.

Ryan Hyde is also founder and former president of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker, she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with Bill Clinton.

Connect with Catherine Ryan Hyde

Website | Blog |Facebook | Twitter

 

Catherine Ryan Hyde’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, May 24th: Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, May 26th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, June 3rd: Write Read Life
Monday, June 6th: Just Commonly
Monday, June 13th: Puddletown Reviews
Tuesday, June 14th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, June 15th: The Magic All Around Us
Thursday, June 16th: Book Dilettante
Monday, June 20th: FictionZeal
Tuesday, June 21st: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, June 22nd: Hoser’s Blook
Friday, June 24th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Monday, June 27th: Bibliotica
Thursday, June 30th: I’d Rather Be at the Beach
TBD: Sweet Southern Home


My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Lake Union Publishing for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Forever Beach by Shelley Noble - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review


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About Forever Beach

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 7, 2016)

One woman struggling to hold on to what she has. . . .

One woman learning to forgive. . . .

Their lives entwined by one little girl.

Sarah Hargreave is anxious to finalize the adoption of her foster daughter, Leila. Once a foster child herself, Sarah longs to become Leila’s “forever” family and give her all the love and stability she was denied in her own childhood. When Leila’s biological mother suddenly reappears and petitions the court for the return of her daughter, Sarah is terrified she’ll lose the little girl she loves to the drug- addicted mother who abandoned her.

Having grown up in foster care, Ilona Cartwright is a lawyer who fights for the rights of children who have no one to fight for them. But to Sarah she is Nonie Blanchard, who grew up in the same group foster home as Sarah. They’d promised to be best friends forever, but then Nonie was adopted by a wealthy family, and Sarah never heard from her again. Sarah still hurts from the betrayal. But Nonie harbors her own resentment toward the past.

Mistrustful of each other, the two women form a tenuous alliance to ensure Leila’s future, but when Leila’s very survival is on the line, they’ll have to come to terms with their own feelings of hurt and rejection to save the child they both have come to love.

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My Thoughts:

If you were thinking that "Forever Beach" would be a light-hearted "beach" read for the summer, you would have been mistaken. 

Shelley Noble takes readers into the "belly" of Children Protective Services with this novel that is heart-wrenching, highly emotional and filled with twists and unexpected - at least it was for me.

Noble's cast of characters are widely diverse, but are drawn together for the sake of doing what's right for one little girl, and it is a hard-won fight that is intertwined throughout the story.  Using past tense through letters that were written by the two main characters gives the reading audience some background, and using several different view points is also interesting and informative.

This was a hard novel for me to get through for some reason.  I was a little frustrated with the characters' constant "woe is me" attitude, and the lack of a specific setting was unsettling. The author never really tells where the book is set, I think it was on the East coast, but not ever sure.  Also, the subject of fostering and adoption is a sensitive one for me as my family has been through the "adopter" of a foster child twice and both times, the outcome was not pretty at all.

As I said - "Forever Beach" is not a light, fluffy, fun read - but it is interesting and will keep the reader's interest to the very end.

About Shelley Noble

Shelley Noble
 
Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer and has worked on a number of films. She lives at the Jersey shore where she loves to visit lighthouses and vintage carousels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.

Find out more about Shelley at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 7th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, June 8th: Bibliotica
Monday, June 13th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, June 16th: Into the Hall of Books
Monday, June 20th: Book by Book
Tuesday, June 21st: StephTheBookworm
Thursday, June 23rd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Tuesday, June 28th: A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog
TBD: Comfy Reading
TBD: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
TBD: Queen of All She Reads


My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to William Morrow Books for providing the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Defender: Her Long, Tall Texan Series by Diana Palmer



DefenderAbout Defender 

  • Series: Her Long Tall Texan
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 28, 2016)
The man who shattered her trust is back to protect her… New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a breathtaking story of second-chance love.

When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling’s life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father’s lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel’s case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left.

Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can’t forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won’t hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can’t trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?


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 My Thoughts:

When you think about Texas romance, usually you draw up a mental picture of hot cowboys, wild horses and lust on the frontier - right?  Well, that's true some of the time, but with Diana Palmer's latest book - the hot cowboy hero is an FBI agent, the heroine/damsel in distress is an assistant D.A., and as far as the wild horses go, this time they are thoroughbreds on a sophisticated ranch. There is still plenty of lust in this fast paced romance, but there is also an intriguing mystery threaded throughout the story that will keep the reader enthralled to the very end.

Diana Palmer is a great storyteller and that is evident in her novels. Her characters are interesting, her plots are action-packed and thrilling, and the romance is just sizzling enough to keep the fire lit!

I highly recommend this novel, as do I the rest of Diana Palmer's books. Just right for these hot afternoons we got coming up!



About Diana Palmer

dianapalmerphotobigwThe prolific author of more than one hundred books, Diana Palmer got her start as a newspaper reporter. A New York Times bestselling author and voted one of the top ten romance writers in America, she has a gift for telling the most sensual tales with charm and humor. Diana lives with her family in Cornelia, Georgia.

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Diana Palmer’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 6th: Stranded in Chaos
Wednesday, June 8th: Stuck in Books – excerpt
Thursday, June 9th: Reading Reality
Friday, June 10th: A. Holland Reads – excerpt
Monday, June 13th: Written Love Reviews
Tuesday, June 14th: Mignon Mykel {Reviews}
Wednesday, June 15th: From the TBR Pile – excerpt
Friday, June 17th: Worth Getting in Bed For
Monday, June 20th: The Sassy Bookster – excerpt
Wednesday, June 22nd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, June 23rd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Friday, June 24th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Monday, June 27th: A Bookaholic Swede – excerpt
Tuesday, June 28th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, June 29th: Bookaholics Not-so-Anonymous
Thursday, June 30th: What I’m Reading



My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Harlequin Books for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.



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Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review


Rebel Sisters

About Rebel Sisters

Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Language: English

Published for the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Rebel Sisters is the Number One Irish bestseller from award-winning novelist Marita Conlon-McKenna, who writes with all the emotional depth and warmth of Maeve Binchy.

With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland.

Growing up in the privileged confines of Dublin’s leafy Rathmines, the bright, beautiful Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the conventions of their wealthy Anglo-Irish background and their mother Isabella’s expectations. Soon, as war erupts across Europe, the spirited sisters find themselves caught up in their country’s struggle for freedom.

Muriel falls deeply in love with writer Thomas MacDonagh, artist Grace meets the enigmatic Joe Plunkett – both leaders of ‘The Rising’ – while Nellie joins the Citizen Army and bravely takes up arms, fighting alongside Countess Constance Markievicz in the rebellion.

On Easter Monday, 1916, the biggest uprising in Ireland for two centuries begins. The world of the Gifford sisters and everyone they hold dear will be torn apart in a fight that is destined for tragedy.
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Although I am the great-great granddaughter of Irish immigrants, I feel woefully uneducated about the Irish fight for freedom and the Easter Uprising of 1916, though I know my Galligar side of family was more than likely affected by it. But through the words of author Marita Conlon-McKenna in her latest book, "Rebel Sisters," I have learned about the good and bad days of life in Ireland during this historic period in time.

Conlon-McKenna brings to life the Gifford family in this brilliantly presented story by combining fact with the imagined fiction of their lives, especially the women of the family. Alternating voices telling the story between mother Isabella and her daughters Nellie, Grace and Muriel gives the reader a more in-depth look at how each woman went about her days and how the changes swirling around them affected each one so very differently. It takes a skilled storyteller to keep the readers' attention with such a serious subject, and Conlon-McKenna proves that she is one of the best with this action-paced novel that includes mystery, thrills, romance and tragedy within it's pages.

I highly recommend "Rebel Sisters" for anyone who loves historical fiction, Irish fiction, Irish history, women's fiction and family drama. I promise you will never forget the Gifford ladies after reading this book.  I know I won't.


About Marita Conlon-McKenna

UnknownMarita Conlon-McKenna is a hugely successful Irish children’s writer. Her first novel, UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE, sold 250,000 copies in the Irish market alone. Her debut adult novel, THE MAGDALEN, was a number one bestseller in Ireland, followed by PROMISED LAND, MIRACLE WOMAN, THE STONE HOUSE and THE HAT SHOP ON THE CORNER. She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.

Visit Marita at her website: MaritaConlonMcKenna.com.

Marita Conlon-McKenna’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, May 17th: Building Bookshelves
Wednesday, May 18th: Books & Tea
Monday, May 23rd: Must Read Faster
Wednesday, May 25th: Savvy Verse & Wit
Thursday, May 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, May 27th: A Splendid Messy Life
Tuesday, May 31st: Laura’s Reviews
Thursday, June 2nd: A Holland Reads
Friday, June 3rd: History from a Woman’s Perspective
Friday, June 3rd: Puddletown Reviews
Tuesday, June 7th: Bibliotica
Thursday, June 9th: Travelling Birdy
Monday, June 13th: Dwell in Possibility
Wednesday, June 15th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Wednesday, June 15th: Books a la Mode – guest post
Thursday, June 16th: Open Book Society
Monday, June 20th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, June 21st: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
TBD: Just One More Chapter
TBD: Worth Getting In Bed For



My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Penguin/Random House for providing the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.



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Monday, June 20, 2016

The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper - Book Review


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About The Royal Nanny

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 21, 2016)

April, 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted—and about to meet royalty. . . .

So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte—Lala, as her charges dub her—nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. Lala knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection.

But the greatest impact on Charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love, the kind of love his parents won’t—or can’t—show him.


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My Thoughts:

I'll admit it right here - I'm something of an anglophile!  Yes, I love reading stories about England's royal family - past, present, you name it!  I love it!

So I was thrilled to read Karen Harper's latest novel, "The Royal Nanny!" This story of Charlotte Bill, the woman who was nanny to the six children of King George V and Queen Mary, is, what Harper explained, a "faction" - a fictional story based on actual factual research - and she does a magnificent job of sharing the real stories of the Windsor children growing up and the woman who raised them through a wonderfully descriptive tale.

Among these children would be two kings - King Edward VIII, who would become the infamous Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry the American Wallis Simpson; and King George VI, the father of the current Queen Elizabeth, and whose life was brought to life in the movie "The King's Speech. There was also Princess Mary, two dukes - Henry and George, and the last child of the Windsors, Johnnie, who was known as the "Lost Prince" due to his delicate health and epileptic seizures. "Lala," as Charlotte Bill was known, raised these children - four from birth - with loads of love and a generous helping of discipline.

Combining a fascinating look at the royal family with a bit of a love story makes "The Royal Nanny" a mesmerizing read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, royal fiction, and anglophiles - those who love the English culture!  Through her spellbinding storytelling, Harper brings to life both the lives of the royal family but also the lives of the household staff that revolved in the world around them. Many of the staff members of the Windsor household become almost like family, especially those who tended and worked with the children, and it was captivating to read about all the adventures, excitement, and even tragedy that surround the royals.

I highly recommend "The Royal Nanny" as a wonderful summertime read!  Due to be released on June 21, this novel should be in your beach bag or on your TBR pile immediately!

About Karen Harper

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author KAREN HARPER is a former Ohio State University instructor and high school English teacher. Published since 1982, she writes contemporary suspense and historical novels about real British women.

Two of her recent Tudor-era books were bestsellers in the UK and Russia. Harper won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for Dark Angel, and her novel Shattered Secrets was judged one of the best books of the year by Suspense Magazine.

Find out more about Karen at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.


My thanks to William Morrow Books for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

It's Okay To Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too): A Memoir by Nora McInerny Purmort


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About It’s Okay to Laugh

• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: Dey Street Books (May 24, 2016)

comedy = tragedy + time/rosé

Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo.

In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyoncé.

A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron’s hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation.

With It’s Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your “one wild and precious life” to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.

This is for people who aren’t sure if they’re saying or doing the right thing (you’re not, but nobody is). This is for people who had their life turned upside down and just learned to live that way. For people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store. This is for everyone who wondered what exactly they’re supposed to be doing with their one wild and precious life. I don’t actually have the answer, but if you find out, will you text me?


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My Thoughts:

Losing the love of your life has got to be one of the hardest things to endure in the world. Author Nora McInerny Purmort gives her outlook of carrying on after the loss of her husband in her book, "It's Okay To Laugh."

Looking for the humor in a tragic situation, Purmort tells her story with a dry sense of humor that at times brings the reader to absolute tears while attempting to stanch giggles in other portions of the book!  This book is realistic and gritty while also managing to give comfort to those who might be walking the same path as Purmort did. I admire her for sharing her story and for doing her best to carry on.



About Nora McInerny Purmort

Nora McInerny Purmort was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998. It was mostly downhill after that, but she did get to spend three glorious years married to Aaron Joseph Purmort (aka Spider-Man). Her work has appeared on Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com, and the Huffington Post, and in the Star Tribune. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her son, Ralph. They really like it there.
Find out more about Nora at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 24th: The Discerning Reader
Wednesday, May 25th: StephTheBookworm
Thursday, May 26th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Friday, May 27th: 5 Minutes For Books
Monday, May 30th: Thoughts On This ‘n That
Wednesday, June 1st: Tina Says…
Monday, June 6th: Back Porchervations
Tuesday, June 7th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Monday, June 13th: Book by Book
TBD: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews


My thanks to TLC Book Reviews for including me on this tour, and to the publisher for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


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