Book Tour Stop- Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

I am thrilled to be partnering with St. Martin’s Press to bring you my stop on the Book Blog Tour for Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman.

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About the Book:

St. Martin’s Press, August 4, 2020

Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life?

Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, Ellen Feldman’s Paris Never Leaves You is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.

The war is over, but the past is never past.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W ! 

Paris Never Leaves You is an incredible historical fiction novel.

The story alternates timelines between wartime during WWII in Paris and 1950’s New York.

Charlotte makes it through the war and escapes Paris with her toddler daughter Vivi. Life is calm and good for Charlotte and VIvi. Vivi is now a teenager and has so many questions about who her father is and what happened in Paris during that time. Charlotte wishes to leave the past in the past including all the secrets she ran from.

The characters are complex, and well fleshed out. The story is extremely well written. I really liked the different timelines.

If you enjoy historical fiction, this is a must read!

Highly recommended !

 

About the Author:

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ELLEN FELDMAN, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Terrible VirtueThe UnwittingNext to LoveScottsboro (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (translated into nine languages), and Lucy. Her novel Terrible Virtue was optioned by Black Bicycle for a feature film.

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Click HERE  to order your copy of Paris Never Leaves You!!!!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Book Review- The Laundress by Barbara Sapienza

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Laundress by Barbara Sapienza for Suzy Approved Book Tours!

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About the Book:

Release Date : May 19, 2020

Twenty-six-year-old Lavinia Lavinia is burdened by her unknown heritage—but her uncle Sal, who raised her in San Francisco, has always kept silent, refusing to reveal the devastating secret of her origin. And now, following the death of his wife, he’s left for Italy.

In the wake of her uncle’s departure, Lavinia has quit school. Now she works as a personal laundress to a diverse cast of San Francisco residents—people with stories as complicated as her own. As time progresses, through the sacred ritual of washing clothes—and with the help of a friend and her nurturing, flamenco dancing mother—Lavinia begins to recover memories of her past. Gradually, her gifts of receptivity multiply, and she communes with nature, finding messages from birds and the leaves of her garden’s fig tree. And when she recovers Raggedy, a beloved doll that accompanied her from Naples when she was four years old, she experiences a tangible connection to her own mother.

Even as Lavinia makes these discoveries, she is busy building new relationships—discovering healing dance with her lover, a barista in a North Beach coffee shop; learning to understand Time and forgiveness with an elderly client; and even getting to know her father, a man who has never been a part of her life. Poetic and poignant, The Laundress is a coming-of-age story for anyone who’s ever sought to understand where they came from in order to figure out who they’re meant to become.

Miss W’s Review:

4 Stars!

The Laundress is a heartfelt story . We meet Lavina who was taken in by her Aunt and Uncle after her mom died when Lavinia was only four years old. As Lavina gets older she wants to know the details of her mothers death which have been a secret. She is searching for answers but there seems to be secrets that the family want to stay hidden.

I enjoyed this well written book. I too wanted to know what the secrets were. The characters were complex and well fleshed out. I felt for Lavinia, and was also desperate for answers.

The pacing was perfect with pieces of the story revealed at just the right time. The story kept my attention and I just wanted to know more.

About the Author:

Barbara Sapienza, PhD, is a retired clinical psychologist and an alumna of San Francisco StateUniversity’s creative writing master’s program. She writes and paints, nourished by her spiritual practices of meditation, tai chi, and dance. Her family, friends, and grandchildren are her teachers. Her first novel, Anchor Out (She Writes Press, 2017) received an IPPY bronze medal for Best Regional Fiction, West Coast. Sapienza lives in Sausalito, CA, with her husband. http://www.barbarasapienzanovel.com/

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review- Lies, Lies Lies by Adele Parks

I am thrilled to bring you my stop on the book blog tour for Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks partnering with  MIRA books !

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About the Book:

MIRA Books Publication Date 8/4/2020

Daisy and Simon’s marriage isn’t what it seems…

After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. They’re a happy little family of three.

So what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes—Daisy’s used to it. She knows he’s just letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And their happy little family of three will never be the same again.

In Lies, Lies, Lies, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in free fall in a mesmerizing tale of marriage and secrets.

Miss W’s Review:

5 pulse pounding stars from Miss W!

A gripping story of the intricate , intimate details of a marriage. A domestic thriller. Daisy and Simon seem to have the perfect marriage, or do they? The story is riddled with deceit, deception, and of course LIES! A perfectly paced story with complex fleshed out characters. The author handles some very heavy topics such as alcoholism and the effects it can have on a marriage. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

Read an exclusive Excerpt here :

Prologue

May 1976

Simon was six years old when he first tasted beer.

He was bathed and ready for bed wearing soft pyjamas, even though it was light outside; still early. Other kids were in the street, playing on their bikes, kicking a football. He could hear them through the open window, although he couldn’t see them because the blinds were closed. His daddy didn’t like the evening light glaring on the TV screen, his mummy didn’t like the neighbours looking in; keeping the room dark was something they agreed on.

His mummy didn’t like a lot of things: wasted food, messy bedrooms, Daddy driving too fast, his sister throwing a tantrum in public. Mummy liked ‘having standards’. He didn’t know what that meant, exactly. There was a standard-bearer at Cubs; he was a big boy and got to wave the flag at the front of the parade, but his mummy didn’t have a flag, so it was unclear. What was clear was that she didn’t like him to be in the street after six o’clock. She thought it was common. He wasn’t sure what common was either, something to do with having fun. She bathed him straight after tea and made him put on pyjamas, so that he couldn’t sneak outside.

He didn’t know what his daddy didn’t like, just what he did like. His daddy was always thirsty and liked a drink. When he was thirsty he was grumpy and when he had a drink, he laughed a lot. His daddy was an accountant and like to count in lots of different ways: “a swift one’, “a cold one’, and ‘one more for the road’. Sometimes Simon though his daddy was lying when he said he was an accountant; most likely, he was a pirate or a wizard. He said to people, “Pick your poison’, which sounded like something pirates might say, and he liked to drink, “the hair of a dog’ in the morning at the weekends, which was definitely a spell. Simon asked his mummy about it once and she told him to stop being silly and never to say those silly things outside the house.

He had been playing with his Etch A Sketch, which was only two months old and was a birthday present. Having seen it advertised on TV, Simon had begged for it, but it was disappointing. Just two silly knobs making lines that went up and down, side to side. Limited. Boring. He was bored. The furniture in the room was organised so all of it was pointing at the TV which was blaring but not interesting. The news. His parents liked watching the news, but he didn’t. His father was nursing a can of the grown ups’ pop that Simon was never allowed. The pop that smelt like nothing else, fruity and dark and tempting.

“Can I have a sip?” he asked.

“Don’t be silly, Simon,” his mother interjected. “You’re far too young. Beer is for daddies.” He thought she said ‘daddies’, but she might have said ‘baddies’.

His father put the can to his lips, glared at his mother, cold. A look that said, “Shut up woman, this is man’s business.” His mother had blushed, looked away as though she couldn’t stand to watch, but she held her tongue. Perhaps she thought the bitterness wouldn’t be to his taste, that one sip would put him off. He didn’t like the taste. But he enjoyed the collusion. He didn’t know that word then, but he instinctively understood the thrill. He and his daddy drinking grown ups’ pop! His father had looked satisfied when he swallowed back the first mouthful, then pushed for a second. He looked almost proud. Simon tasted the aluminium can, the snappy biting bitter bubbles and it lit a fuse.

After that, in the mornings, Simon would sometimes get up early, before Mummy or Daddy or his little sister, and he’d dash around the house before school, tidying up. He’d open the curtains, empty the ashtrays, clear away the discarded cans. Invariably his mother went to bed before his father. Perhaps she didn’t want to have to watch him drink himself into a stupor every night, perhaps she hoped denying him an audience might take away some of the fun for him, some of the need. She never saw just how bad the place looked by the time his father staggered upstairs to bed. Simon knew it was important that she didn’t see that particular brand of chaos.

Occasionally there would be a small amount of beer left in one of the cans. Simon would slurp it back. He found he liked the flat, forbidden, taste just as much as the fizzy hit of fresh beer. He’d throw open a window, so the cigarette smoke and the secrets could drift away. When his mother came downstairs, she would smile at him and thank him for tidying up.

“You’re a good boy, Simon,” she’d say with some relief. And no idea.

When there weren’t dregs to be slugged, he sometimes opened a new can. Threw half of it down his throat before eating his breakfast. His father never kept count.

Some people say their favourite smell is freshly baked bread, others say coffee or a campfire. From a very young age, few scents could pop Simon’s nerve endings like the scent of beer.

The promise of it.

Excerpted from Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks, Copyright © 2020 by Adele Parks. 

Published by MIRA Books

About the Author:

Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North-East England. Her first novel, Playing Away, was
published in 2000 and since then she’s had seventeen international bestsellers, translated into twenty-six languages, including I Invited Her In. She’s been an Ambassador for The Reading Agency and a judge for the Costa. She’s lived in Italy, Botswana and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, teenage son and cat.

Pick up your copy HERE  and let me know what you think.

Until the next chapter,

 

Wilfrieda

 

Book Review- Magic Uncorked by Annabel Chase

Today I am thrilled to bring you a review of Magic Uncorked by Annabel Chase.

Release Date: 7/30/2020

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About the Book:

Witches are created, not born.

The only magic word Libbie Stark seems to know these days is ‘ibuprofen’ thanks to a headache-inducing job, two teenagers, one ex-husband, and a deadbeat boyfriend—until the death of a friend brings unexpected consequences. Libbie and the other members of her weekly cocktail club are shocked to discover that their eccentric friend was a witch and that they are the recipients of her magical assets.

Libbie would’ve preferred to inherit an island beach house, especially when her life starts to unravel. With the help of the other Dread Pirate Witches and a handsome lawyer with a head of hair that Fabio would envy, Libbie strives to understand her gift and dig herself out of the hole she’s created, one cocktail at a time. The more her life changes, however, the more Libbie realizes that maybe the end of midlife as she knows it is exactly what she needs.

Magic Uncorked is a paranormal women’s fiction novel in the Midlife Magic Cocktail Club series by Annabel Chase, author of the Federal Bureau of Magic and Pandora’s Pride series.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Magical Stars!!!!!

I absolutely LOVED Magic Uncorked. The characters were so relatable and real to me. They had a close knit group of friends with real issues and real problems. Failed marriages, deadbeat boyfriends, awful jobs, all part of life. The author does an excellent job at creating complex, complicated characters that show us that midlife isn’t the end of your life, but maybe even the beginning. The magic in the story is so fun and intertwined in the main story that it is brilliantly written. I highly recommend this book . I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

 

About the Author:

Annabel Chase is the author of urban fantasy and cozy mystery novels. She would love to live in a magical town where she can shop at Ready-to-Were for the the perfect outfit, flirt with hot angels and vampires, and cook gourmet meals without exerting any effort. Visit her or on her website at http://www.annabelchase.com.

Tell me have you read Annabel Chase before? What do you think of the Paranormal Women’s Fiction Genre? I happen to love seeing the 40 plus protagonist.

 

Pick up your copy HERE !!!

 

Until the next chapter,

 

Wilfrieda

 

 

 

Book Review- The First To Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

I am jumping for joy to bring you my review of The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan!!!!!

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About the Book:

Release Date: August 4, 2020

Forge Books

We all have our reasons for being who we are—but what if being someone else could get you what you want?

After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn’t know—she isn’t the only one plotting her revenge.

An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?

Miss W’s Review:

5 Incredible Stars!

First of all, I was ALL CONSUMED by The First to Lie!!! The story is brilliant and addicting. This book is so twisted that you literally will not know which end is up and in the BEST POSSIBLE WAY!

Perfectly paced and brilliantly executed, there are lies within lies with the lies in this book and its delicious!

Characters that are complex, complicated and completely fleshed out in a way that you actually believe in them and cheer them on even if they may be a psychopath.

My excitement was palpable as I read this novel of justice and revenge filled with so many twists , I could not put this book down.

I devoured the story and my jaw was hanging open at the end.

Highly recommend !!!!!

About the Author:

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Hank Phillippi Ryan is a USA Today bestselling author of 12 thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, three Anthonys, the Daphne, and for The Other Woman, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Book critics call her “a master of suspense,” “a superb and gifted storyteller,” and she’s the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her previous novel, The Murder List, is an Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee.

Here I am in all my excitement reading The First to Lie:

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You can pre-order your copy at Amazon  or anywhere amazing books are sold 🙂

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Book Review- No Rules by Sharon Dukett

Miss W Reviews No Rules by Sharon Dukett for Suzy Approved Book Tours!

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About the Book: 

Release Date: June 2, 2020

It’s 1971 in Connecticut, and sixteen-year-old Sharon’s parents think that, because she’s a girl, she should become a clerical office worker after high school and live at home until she marries and has a family. But Sharon wants to join the hippies and be part of the changing society, so she leaves home and heads to California.

Upon arriving in California, Sharon is thrown into an adult world for which she is unprepared, and she embarks on a precarious journey amid the 1970s counterculture. On her various adventures across the country and while living on a commune, with friends and lovers filtering in and out of her life, she realizes she must learn quickly in order to survive—as well as figure out a way to reconcile her developing spirituality with her Catholic upbringing.

In this colorful memoir, Sharon reflects upon the changes that reshaped her during the 1970s women’s movement, and how they have transformed society’s expectations for girls and women today—and, through it all, shares moments of triumph, joy, love, and awakening.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars!

No Rules by Sharon Dukett is an incredible memoir. The setting is in Connecticut (where I grew up ) and is set in the early 1970’s . There are alternating timelines between the 70’s and to the future.

Sharon explores the Hippie lifestyle .

At times, I forgot I was reading a memoir and this was a testament to the author’s excellent writing.

It was really interesting reading not only Sharon’s experience but also the time period she wrote about.

I recommend this poignant memoir.

About the Author:

Sharon Dukett has been a computer programmer, deputy director in state government, cocktail waitress, and project manager (PMP certified), and she has designed and embroidered handmade clothing. She travels extensively using loyalty points and avoiding tourist traps. When she is home, she and her husband live in central Connecticut in a house he built that overlooks the Connecticut River–the house where they raised their family. When not writing or blogging, she is reading, skiing, biking, golfing, spending time with family and friends, creating clutter, and committing to more activities than she probably should. She loves reading memoir from a variety of backgrounds–to learn how others feel, experience life, and deal with their struggles. No Rules is her debut memoir.  ​https://sharondukett.com/

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review- The Exit Strategy by Lainey Cameron

Miss W reviews The Exit Strategy by Lainey Cameron for Suzy Approved Book Tours!

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About The Book: 

Release Date: July 8, 2020

Silicon Valley investor Ryn Brennan is on the verge of achieving everything she’d dreamed. She’s proven herself in the male-dominated venture capital world, benefits from the support of her successful husband, and is about to close the deal of her career.

Everything is going exactly as planned, until she meets Carly, her husband’s mistress, across the negotiating table.

Carly clawed her way back from being a teenage runaway to become an accomplished scientist, loving single mom, and co-founder of her startup. Once she marries her perfect, fiancé, she’ll secure that ‘normal’ life she craves. But she’s blindsided to discover her not so perfect fiancé, is already married—to Ryn, her company’s biggest investor.

In an industry full of not-so-subtle sexism, can the two women rise above, and work together to overcome heartbreak and ensure their success?

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars !

The Exit Strategy is a dynamic, fast paced debut novel by Lainey Cameron . The story is told in alternating perspectives of two women both in the high tech corporate arena. There is a #metoo vibe to this book.

This book is expertly written by an tech expert and shows how difficult and cut throat it can be to work in this industry.

The characters are well developed, complex and highly relatable. The atmosphere is one I am all too familiar with. I devoured every word of this book. Secrets, betrayals and vulture like venture capitalists will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Highly recommend!

About the Author:

Lainey Cameron is a digital nomad and author of women’s fiction. A recovering tech industry executive, her award-winning novel, The Exit Strategy, was inspired by a decade of being the only woman in the corporate boardroom. It’s been called a “rallying call for women to believe in themselves and join together” and tells the story of a Silicon Valley investor who first meets her husband’s mistress across the negotiating table.

A digital nomad—meaning she picks locations around the world to live (and write) for months at a time—Lainey is an avid instagrammer, and loves to share her travel tips and insights with readers.

She’s a proud member and volunteer with Women’s Fiction Writers Association, believes community makes the author’s life worthwhile, and is on a mission to obliterate the term aspiring writer.

Originally from Scotland, Lainey has a soft spot for men in kilts and good malt whisky, and when she’s not writing (or reading), you’ll find her hunting down new single malts, checking out rooftop bars, and when possible, hanging out with anything equine (donkeys rock!).

Find her online at www.laineycameron.com where she talks books and travel, or Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Audio Book Review- The Language of Divorce

I am beyond THRILLED to bring you my book review for The Language of Divorce by Leanne Freeze on an AUDIOBOOK tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours!

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About The Book:

Hannah and Will Abbott define the American dream:  two kids, a home in the suburbs, and a seemingly perfect marriage.  But discontent lurks under the surface of their outwardly happy lives as each Hannah and Will suspect the other of infidelity.  When they independently consult divorce attorneys, the conflict escalates and Hannah flees with the children against a court order.  This snap decision starts a social media firestorm and, suddenly, the Abbott divorce is big news.

With family stress and legal fees rising, Will and Hannah accept an invitation to appear on a reality television show for divorcing couples.  During filming on the beautiful island of St. John, the Abbotts must decide once and for all: can their love survive their past?

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars !

The Language of Divorce by Leanne Treese , her debut novel was an emotional read for me, but so very relatable. I went into this book with some thoughts of my own regarding divorce . I was married for 9 years and have been divorced for 15 years. My life changed when my husband told me he was leaving me due to my sickness. I only say this because I know how hard and trauma filled divorce can be.

BUT, this is not about me, LOL! I really enjoyed this novel. Will and Hannah were what I think a typical couple with typical problems that all married couples have that sometimes can go from simple to severe. I am not belittling their problems, but sometimes communication can be quite a barrier.

The social media aspect in the book is very much based in reality. Its the first inclination many people have is to talk about such personal things on social media, and sometimes these can escalate.

I enjoyed that the story was told from both Will and Hannah’s perspective and their attorneys. Like they say, their are two sides to every story.

The characters were complex, very complicated, yet fleshed out. This is a story that will really stick with me for quite some time.

Highly recommend.

About The Author:

Leanne lives in New Jersey with her husband of twenty-five years and their three wonderful children.  When Leanne is not cheering her kids on in their activities, she can be found running, watching 76ers basketball games, and spoiling her two beloved dogs.  Favorite locations include the Jersey shore, Martha’s Vineyard, and any place that sells books or coffee, preferably both. A passionate student, Leanne’s dream life would include going back to college and majoring in everything.

Leanne is a graduate of Lafayette College and The Dickinson School of Law.  She is a former attorney who is now lucky enough to write full-time! The Language of Divorce is her debut novel.

​Website:  www.leannetreese.com

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review-The Heebie Jeebie Girl by Susan Petrone

Book Review: The Heebie Jeebie Girl by Susan Petrone on Book blogger tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours.

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About The Book:

Release Date : April 21, 2020

Youngstown, Ohio, 1977. Between the closing of the city’s largest steel mill and the worst blizzard in more than 40 years, the table is set for remarkable change. Unemployed steelworker Bobby Wayland is trying hard to help his family and still pay for his wedding, but the only solution he can think of involves breaking the law. On the other side of town, a little girl named Hope is keeping a big secret, one she won’t even share with her Great Uncle Joe―she can make things move without touching them. Watching over both of them is the city herself, and she has something to say and something to do about all of this.

The Heebie-Jeebie Girl is the story of an era ending and the uncertainty that awakens. It’s the story of what happens when the unconscionable meets the improbable. It’s the story of dreams deferred, dreams devoured, and dreams dawning. It is likely to be the most distinctive novel you read this year, but it will startle you with its familiarity. Author Susan Petrone has created an unforgettable tale of family, redemption, and magic.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars !

The Heebie Jeebie Girl is a thought provoking novel that I really enjoyed. There is a bit of everything in this novel including Historical Fiction . The story is set in 1977 in Youngstown, Ohio. There are multiple narrators with multiple timelines. The story is well written and easy to follow. The characters are complex , flawed, and complicated. There is a bit of magical realism in here too which I really enjoyed.

This novel was an excellent read, and I highly recommend it .

About the Author:

Susan Petrone has been published in such diverse outlets as Glimmer Train Stories, ESPN.com, and Belt Magazine. She is the author of the upcoming The Heebie-Jeebie Girl (2020,) The Super Ladies (2018), Throw Like a Woman (2015) and A Body at Rest (2009), which won a bronze medal for regional fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY). Her short story, “Monster Jones Wants to Creep You Out” (Conclave, 2010) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also one of the co-founders and former president of Literary Cleveland (litcleveland.org). Susan holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and lives with one husband, one daughter, and far too many animals in a little house near some medium-sized woods. http://susanpetrone.com/

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Review- Love, Life, and Lucille

Book Review: Love, Life, and Lucille by Judy Gaman on book blogger tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours!

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About The Book: 

Release Date: April 14, 2020

Judy Gaman was so busy making a name for herself that she barely took the time to meet a stranger, enjoy life, or simply stop to breathe. Immersed in her job as the director of business development for a high-profile medical practice—a job that required her to write health and wellness books and host a nationally syndicated radio show—she spent every day going full speed ahead with no looking back. That is, until the day she met Lucille Fleming.

While writing a book on longevity, Judy interviewed Lucille, an elegant and spirited woman who had just recently turned 100. Lucille had the fashion and style of old Hollywood, but it was all hidden behind the doors of her assisted living center. What began as a quick meeting became a lasting friendship that transformed into an inseparable bond. Lucille brought incredible wisdom and great stories to the table, while Judy provided an avenue for excitement and new opportunities. Together, the two began living life to the fullest, and meeting the most interesting people along the way (including Suzanne Somers). But then Lucille’s life came to an end through unexpected and unfortunate circumstances—and the very first lesson she ever taught Judy proved to be the most important one of all.

Miss W’s Review:

5 stars.

Love, Life, and Lucille was such an interesting and captivating book. I really enjoyed it.
I have very little family and having lost my parents when they were in their 50’s, I was enthralled by Lucille and the fact that she was 100 years old. But make no mistake about it , she was really 100 years young. I loved her stories and I envisioned my ancestors living through those times.

Part of the story is Judith (Judy) story. Judy meant to get Lucille’s story and write a book about it. She found so much more , family and a close relationship. .

This book is well written and absolutely a beautiful read. I highly recommend it.

About the Author:

Author, speaker, and CEO Judy Gaman is a force to be reckoned with. She spent almost a decade as a nationally syndicated radio show host of the Staying Young Show. She now hosts the Stay Young America! podcast. She is an award-winning author whose past works have won accolades from the Beverly Hills Book Award (finalist), National Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards (bronze), as well as earned a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review. A mother of ten and grandmother of five, she lives in Texas with her husband. https://www.judygaman.com/

Let me know what you think!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda