I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella #Excerpt #Blog Tour

I’m delighted to participate in the blog tour for I See Life Through Rosé Colored-Glasses today! I hope you’ll enjoy the excerpt I’m sharing with you. The first essay is Heat Wavering by Lisa Scottoline, and the second is Basic and Proud of It by Francesca Serritella. I can’t decide which one I like best!

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No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield

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It’s my stop on the blog tour for Christine Clayfield’s No Fourth River. Welcome!

It takes a great deal of courage to write about the abuse you’ve suffered through during your childhood and (first) marriage, but Clayfield rose to the challenge in No Fourth River. In it, she writes about her abusive father, her miserable years at a boarding school, and her disastrous first marriage to a brutal man who married her hoping to get his hands on some of her father’s riches. After nearly being beaten to death by her violent husband, Christine was determined to turn her life around and find the elusive happiness she longed for in her life.

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Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank

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(Author Photo by Debbie Zammit)

While vacationing on the Isle of Palms, Adam and Eliza Stanley strike up a friendship with Carl and Eve Landers—something Eliza didn’t expect to happen, given that Adam and Eve were once childhood sweethearts. Despite an awkward beginning marked by Adam acting like a besotted school boy with Eve, as well as Carl’s shameless flirting with Eliza, the unlikely friends spent the next two decades vacationing together with their families. But when two of them are found in a compromising situation, the bonds of couples’ long friendship—not to mention their marriages—are tested as never before. Continue reading “Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank”

Love Unleashed by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

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I commented on Instagram last night that Love Unleashed will make dog lovers smile. I smiled often as I read this book, and gushed over how cute all the dogs looked in their photos. But I was often overwhelmed with sadness when I read about the hard lives some of these animals had before finding their forever homes. That sadness was brief, however, because the bulk of each story focused on leading up to their happy endings.

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The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White

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Sometimes the most selfless thing you can do for the people you love most… is to leave.

Katie Mack had a family once—her husband Cal and a beautiful baby daughter named Maisie whom she loved more than anything in this world. Katie was terrified she would somehow harm Maisie, and her mind plagued her with horrifying images of the many ways it could happen. When she finally admitted these frightening thoughts to her husband, he turned away from her. Distraught, Katie did the only thing she could to keep her beloved daughter safe… she left, and later gave up her parental rights to Maisie.

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