Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for author L.L. Nielsen's new book, "Lasso The Stars."
About Lasso the Stars
• Paperback: 260 pages
• Publisher: Tate Publishing (February 7, 2012)
I have always believed in angels, and I enjoy stories of others who believe in them too. L.L. Nielsen brings the story of angels to life in this sweetly charming story in a way that is heartwarming and reassuring.
Dealing with the subject of dying and cancer, the premise of "Lasso The Stars" could have turned quite maudlin, but Nielsen adds just the right amount of humor and romance to give her story of Dina and Gil the loving touch that it needs to be a tale not soon forgotten.
I feverently hope that my guardian angel shows up in boots and a cowboy hat when it's my time to cross over. Until then, I'll just have to have the faith and imagination to hope so!
I highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with death, dying, or just looking for a sweet tale about the possibility of the afterlife.
About L.L. NielsenLasso the Stars was born in the Pastures of Heaven, a small peaceful valley between Monterey and Salinas, California, made famous by John Steinbeck. But the book actually began much earlier, when two dear friends passed away from cancer. They often said they could either give in or fight. Both chose to wage a courageous battle; they became more spiritual; saw what others couldn’t see. The thoughts they shared stayed with me.
I took up walking along the curving, dusty road that ran the length of the valley in the Pastures of Heaven. I discovered a run-down corral, a horse named Destiny and an old gate that led nowhere. Words and feelings continued to surface in my mind and an idea formed. Armed with memories of my friends and charged with a new responsibility to honor my friends’ lives and perceptions, I began the journey of writing my first novel.
Eventually, I filed the manuscript and pursued other endeavors, until I moved to the Sierra Foothills. There, daily walking the old mountain roads, memories of my friends once again joined me and Lasso the Stars came out of seclusion, took flight and comes to you, now, on angel’s wings.
L.L.’s Tour StopsMonday, September 17th: Maureen’s Musings
Tuesday, September 18th: Never Too Fond of Books
Wednesday, September 19th: Life in Review
Monday, September 24th: Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, September 26th: WV Stitcher
Monday, November 19th: StephTheBookworm
Tuesday, November 20th: she treads softly
Wednesday, November 21st: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Monday, November 26th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Tuesday, November 27th: The Book Bag
Wednesday, November 28th: Knitting and Sundries
Thursday, November 29th: Paperback Princess
Friday, November 30th: But Doctor I hate Pink
Monday, December 3rd: Tina’s Book Reviews
Tuesday, December 4th: Mary’s Cup of Tea
Wednesday, December 5th: Sidewalk Shoes
Thursday, December 6th: Luxury Reading
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.