Author: S.E. Lund
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours
18+ for mature content.
18+ for mature content.
This book is a beautifully poetically written journey of a woman whose life is changed overnight. Katherine thought she was in a loving marriage and is rushing home to meet her husband, James, for their 22nd wedding anniversary. Upon arriving home, she finds her traditional anniversary bouquet along with a note from James. Essentially, he is leaving her for a younger woman who has impregnated. (I say, “Adios, dirty bag!”) Clearly brokenhearted, Katherine reexamines her life over the past 22 years with James, a.k.a. “dirt bag”. During this time, Andrea, her cousin, her friend, Molly, and Katherine’s mother enter into the story.
Ultimately, Katherine decides to travel to France. During her travels in France, she meets some wonderful people and a few not so gracious people. Although, I have never been to France, our outside of the United States for that matter, the author writes with such eloquent vibrancy that you feel you are along with Katherine and experiencing everything that she is experiencing.The beauty of the author’s writing is truly exceptional.
This book is 466 pages long and is entwined with so many stories that interconnect in such a way that reveals the beauty of friendship, heartbreak, loss, renewal, history, travels, self-discovery, love, and bravery.
I am not even able to write a fair review of the book because I do not want to give anything away! You absolutely must read this book. It was so refreshing to see a woman in her mid fifties learn to really enjoy life for possibly the first time as an adult woman without a man immediately coming to her rescue! Go Katherine!
I give this book four of out four pain aux raisins!
I was given this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are my own opinions.
This was a different read for me but as I suffer from GAD I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and review something a little different. This book is about stress and anxiety, its effects on our mind and bodies, and how to manage and reduce stress. It is a relative easy read and contains some medical research but it is written in a way that a layperson can understand it. It is christian based book and does include a lot of reference to scripture. Also, this book has discussion questions at the end for a group study.
Even if you are not a religious person, there are still several benefits to this book. There are tests in the book to determine your level of stress and your child’s level of stress (which I found personally beneficial), ways to reduce stress (not just praying) and helpful ways to handle stress that are also not religious based. Therefore, I think believers and non-believers would benefit from this book.
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with the opportunity to review this book free of charge.
This book will be available from Amazon on August 1, 2015, but is available for pre order now.
What a remarkable story about Ms. Newton strength, courage, and unfailing faith.
Dorothy, raised in a physically abusive home as a child, overcomes so many adversities during her life, and has so many blessings in her life. She is truly an inspiration as to what you can achieve with your life. Her faith in God was such an inspiration to me.
I also enjoyed the added interviews from her two children and her ex-husband.
Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to review this book!