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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - Love and Other Subjects by Kathleen Shoop

About The Book:

For every woman who wonders if she chose the right career…

Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things—to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn’s suburban upbringing and her genuine compassion for people who don’t fit easily into society are no match for weapon-wielding and struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal.

Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is. The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted. Can Carolyn take control and craft the life she’s always wanted?

My Thoughts:

As a former teacher, author Kathleen Shoop gives her new novel, "Love And Other Subject" a very authentic feel of realism with the story of a first-year teacher, her class, and her love-life.

I really enjoyed this story. Shoop's characters are very personable, and the storyline is fast-moving and fascinating. And I'll have to say, she includes the absolute funniest "fart" scene I have ever had the pleasure of reading!  I cracked up as I read it, and my husband cracked up when I read it to him.  Loved it!

I highly recommend this novel for those interesting in a coming-of-age story, a romantic story, a story about the ups and downs of teacher, or just a well-told piece of fiction.  It is outstanding!

About The Author:

Kathleen Shoop

Kathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, was a Chick Lit Finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Her second novel, After the Fog, was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Her debut novel, The Last Letter, is a Kindle bestseller and multiple award-winner, including a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine.

She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.  Check out her website at www.kshoop.com

My thanks to BookSparks PR for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy of this book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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