Welcome back everyone as we greet another day with the turn of a page (or hopefully, pages) here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're playing host to a Pump Up Your Book blog tour featuring a Women's Fiction title that will move you in many ways. It'll warm your heart and break it all at once....and you won't even mind; in fact, you'll LOVE it. Ladies and gents, please join me in welcoming today's book of choice...
Real You Publishing Group
About the book...
In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind.
If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away?
I was moved.
I was surprised.
I was pleasantly entertained while gaining a better insight into the mystery that is life. What more could you really ask for?
Jennifer is an amazing character yet human, i.e. she has faults. It is through her eyes and memories that the story takes shape. It is her feelings that fuel the situations both past and present, building connections that you're unlikely to forget. To me, it was a very unassuming book; that is I expected to enjoy it but not to the capacity that I actually did. (Well done, Ms. Rouda!) It held so much passion and compassion, risk and timidness, desire and self-pity. It was truly remarkable.
I love the way the author left the ending...let's just say there's room for interpretation...and the fact that there's a discussion guide to help you explore the topics covered. I love that a subject that is tiptoed around so much in life (cancer) was placed front and center as well as the way it affects not only the individual diagnosed with it but the family and friends surrounding them. I love that there was something MORE added to the story (not that it needed it) with the sinister side trip and the darker side of love's emergence.
In short, it's a great read for many reasons, but the best part about it is seeing what YOU take away. So go ahead. Read the book. Follow the story. Draw your own conclusions and SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE. Can't wait to see what you come back with. ^_^
About the author...
Kaira Rouda is an award-winning and bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Her books include: Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs; Here, Home, Hope; All the Difference; In the Mirror; and the short story, A Mother's Day. She lives in
California with her husband and four children and is at work on
her next novel.
Her latest novel is the women’s fiction, In the Mirror.
Review copy received courtesy of Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book and the folks at Real You Publishing. (THANKS!) For more information on this tour, future excursions, the author and more, feel free to click through the links provided above. this title is available now, so be on the look out for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time...happy reading!