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    So Sorry For Your Loss by Dina Gachman

    Sometimes you get handed the perfect book for just the right moment in time. When the opportunity to review So Sorry For Your Loss: How I Learned to Live With Grief, and Other Grave Concerns, it was rapidly approaching the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing. When I actually sat down to read it, it was almost his “heavenly” birthday, as my friends refer to it. I couldn’t imagine a better or timely gift. Keep reading to learn more about this non-fiction book dealing with grief and loss, check out my thoughts on it, and enter the giveaway to win one of three copies signed by the author. Many…

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    Holding On Loosely by Dana Knox Wright – Book Blog Tour

    I’ve had a lot of things swirling around in my life lately and it’s forced me to take a break from book reviews. Sometimes, though, the books on tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours seem to appear just when I need them (and I purchased my own copy of this one because the synopsis SPOKE to me). Is it coincidence or just simple good timing? I’m not sure, honestly, but with all the chaos happening, I’m just holding things together (kind of, maybe), and so Dana Knox Wright’s newest book Holding On Loosely feels like it was meant for control freak/Type A/struggling perfectionist me – particularly with my oldest…

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    Creatrix Rising by Stephanie Raffelock – Book Blog Tour

    After a bit of a blog break, I am back, and it’s apt that I’m coming back for a blog tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours and Stephanie Raffelock’s inspiring and honestly motivating new book, Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women. I can’t wait to share this book with you, so let’s get on with it. A special thank you to Lone Star Literary Life and Stephanie Raffelock for providing me with a hardcover of Creatrix Rising in exchange for an honest and unbiased review Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women by Stephanie Raffelock  Categories: Nonfiction / Self Help Memoir Publisher: She Writes Press Pub Date: August 24, 2021  Pages:176…

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    Fierce, Funny and Female by Marti MacGibbon – Book Tour

    I’m back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you a memoir by author, speaker and stand-up comedian Marti MacGibbon. Her life is certainly anything but ordinary, and her story is both heartbreaking and humorous, if that’s possible.  I’m also sharing a guest post that is right up my alley – her top seven writing strategies. Finally, we’ve got an incredible giveaway, so read on, enter and enjoy! About FIERCE, FUNNY, AND FEMALE by Marti MacGibbon A Journey Through Middle America, the Texas Oil Field, and Standup Comedy Genre: Memoir / Drama / Humor Publisher: Stay Strong Publishing Publication Date: March 20, 2017 Number of Pages: 412 pages SCROLL…

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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Why I Hate Green Beans

     I’m excited to bring you Why I Hate Green Beans with the Lone Star Book Blog Tour. I have a fun Top Five list for you AND a fabulous giveaway. You’re going to love this book! WHY I HATE GREEN BEANS and other confessions about relationships, reality tv, and how we see ourselves by LINCEE RAY    Genre: Humorous NonFiction / Memoir Publisher: Revell Facebook   ⎸ Twitter Date of Publication: February 6, 2018 Number of Pages: 208 Scroll down for the giveaway! Insecurity. As women, we all struggle with it. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our age-defying serums with flecks of gold refuse to erase our crow’s feet. Our social media…

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    2017 Bloggers’ Choice Awards: Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western

    The Lone Star Book Blog Tours team has voted, and the results are in!  From Best Fiction to Most Engaged Author, we have seventeen awards to hand out to the awesome Texas books and authors featured on Lone Star Book Blog Tours in 2017. Today we are featuring our choices for Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western! From February 15-23, 2018, please join us as we hop around the LSBBT blogs and share the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted titles. Don’t miss it! First up is our pick for Best Non-Fiction History: the fascinating book Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider. Click to learn more about: Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider Yonderings by…

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    Review (And Giveaway!) – Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares

    In less than a week, the kids head back to school and I will place order back into my life. But I confess: within that order (such as it was) last spring, I was feeling a bit of emptiness and a lot of feeling stuck.  However, after reading Finding My Badass Self – A year of Truths and Dares by the delightful Sherry Stanfa-Stanley, this gem of a book has inspired me to get off my ass and maybe even out of my comfort zone. Fine – you won’t find me riding shotgun on a drug bust here in Dallas, and I’m still not down for a Brazilian wax. But…

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    Summer Reads (and Giveaway): I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool

    My next summer reading recommendation is a hilarious new book by the mother-daughter writing duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella titled I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool. Read on for my review, which includes a clear overuse of the adjective “hilarious” AND for a giveaway!     You may be a fan of Lisa Scottoline as a writer of thrillers but if you aren’t yet familiar with her humor writing (and why aren’t you) you will be in for a treat. With her daughter Francesca Serritella, they pen a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which hilariously talks about life from women’s perspective. Their series of…

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    A Fit Like A Glove

    If you are lucky, you will in your life find yourself in a place that just fits, like a glove, a place that wraps around you like a comfortable sweater and settles your soul. I surprised myself by discovering that one such place was the little village in Wales where we moved for my husband’s job. Where Frances Mayes found many similarities of life in a Tuscan village to the one knew as a child in the South, I too saw similarities in the rural Welsh village. It was a place filled with quirky characters, where you could hardly walk through town without encountering a half-dozen acquaintances for a chat or a…