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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Out with the old, in with the new: KATWALK by Maria Murnane

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Well, it's finally over...the month of September that is.  Today is the LAST DAY of the month and tomorrow we usher in the last quarter of the 2017.  Where did the time go?  But, as with all things, time has a way of flying, even when we think it's at a standstill, and sometimes we need that rude awakening to make a change, take a risk, try something new...even a new persona...and to that end, I give you today's ebook of choice...

Maria Murnane
Lake Union Publishing

About the book...
From the bestselling author who brought us Perfect on Paper and Cassidy Lane comes the tale of a young woman who wakes up one day and decides to start over.

Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life. But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make. Much to her surprise, she summons the courage to go alone, and the resulting journey is transformative, both emotionally and physically. Along the way she makes new friends, loses others, learns what is really important to her, and finds a way to grow up without leaving herself behind.


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This was another wonderful story from an author whose work I thoroughly enjoy.  My first two adventures with her writing were Bridges and Wait for the Rain...both great reads, if you haven't already checked them out, I highly suggest you do.  This time, around, she takes us smack dab into the center of the Big Apple 🍎, a place that can be teeming with those heavy hitting New Yorkers only interested in furthering themselves, and yet, she doesn't forget to bring the heart along for the ride.

Right from the start, I found so much of myself in our leading lady...I was gobsmacked.  I mean seriously, don't you find it makes a novel THAT much more memorable when you can really step into the character's shoes?  Honey, I was SHARING them at some points.  Katrina was a sweetheart doing the best she could to impress those that she felt mattered, achieve the goals others set forth for her, and live the American Dream.  The fact that she forgot about herself in that equation was just an oversight...that eventually blossomed into an itch that needed scratching and what better place to take on the world than NYC!  She set forth with certain expectations, but wasn't quite prepared for what she would find, including her true self.  Now don't get me wrong, she hits some bumps along the way, but she learns from her mistakes, picks herself, and marches down the path to her future head held high.  (You go girl!)

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In the end, it was a wonderful story filled with ups, downs, and in-betweens I won't soon forget, and characters that you'll love to love and love to loathe, depending on the me, it happens.  Chick-Lit and Women's Fiction fans, this is a book for your must read list!


About the author...

A former PR executive who abandoned a successful career to pursue a more fulfilling life, Maria Murnane is the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series (Perfect on Paper, It’s a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly), as well as Katwalk, Wait for the Rain, Bridges and International Book Award winner Cassidy Lane. At her speaking engagements Maria shares the “story behind the story,” an entertaining tale of courage, passion and perseverance that has inspired audiences across the country to follow their dreams—no matter what.



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Special thanks to author Maria Murnane for the ecopy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or her other works, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now in "tree" and "e" formats, so stop by your favorite virtual or brick and mortar retailer today to snag a copy to call your own.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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