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Friday, October 28, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Fill the Sky by Katherine A. Sherbrooke

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Can you believe it?  OCTOBER is almost OVER!  I mean, where did the time GO?  It seems like just yesterday, we were preparing for a month of spooky reading, and the ushering in of Autumn.  Cie la vie.  I guess it just goes to reinforce the idea of living in the moment and cherishing all that we have instead of lamenting all we have not.  A good lesson for all, including the characters in today's featured title.  Please join me in welcoming, a blog tour courtesy of Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity LLC.  It stars a work of Fiction that introduces us to three beautiful characters on a path of healing, friendship, and understanding.  Ladies and gents, today's book of choice is...

Fill the Sky
Katherine A. Sherbrooke

About the book...
Biotech entrepreneur Tess Whitford has built her life around the certainty of logic and thrives on solving problems. But when one of her dearest friends exhausts the reaches of medicine while fighting cancer and grabs onto the hope that traditional healers in Ecuador might save her, Tess has to let go of everything she knows—and every instinct she has. Unable to deny Ellie a request that might be her last, Tess flies to Ecuador to help.

Together with Joline, another close college friend whose spiritual work inspired the trip, they travel to the small mountain village of Otavalo. Immersed in nature and introduced to strange ancient ceremonies, the three friends are pushed to recognize that good health is not only physical. Tess grapples with her inability to trust; Ellie struggles with a painful secret; and Joline worries about the contract she made with an aggressive businessman whose ambitions could destroy the delicate fabric of the local community.

When an ayahuasca ceremony goes awry and an unlikely betrayal suddenly threatens to unravel their decades-long friendship, these three very different women awaken to a shared realization: they each have a deep need for healing.



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Ellie, Joline, and Tess...friends since college, but with the connections they've forged over the years, they've become sister soul mates, if ever there were.  You can't help but admire their individual strengths, and yet how they grow that much more in each other's presence.  It's a good thing to, because although this was initially a trip for healing Ellie's physical ailment, it's going to turn into a life changing event for them all.  Secrets are uncovered, lost desires found, destinies questioned, and old paths forged anew, all with a side of laughter, despair, heartache, and hope.  It's a trip like none other, but in the end, they won't want to change a thing.

Though a work of Fiction, it reminded me of the memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, with a few more leading ladies, and a slightly more tangible need to heal.  It was a moving affair from start to finish, with feels around every corner, along with the chance of spilled tears.  Yes, my friends, there are beautiful moments to stop you in your tracks as well as those times that you'll feel your heart is about to split in two for oh so many reasons...word to the wise, have a tissue ready just in case.  The ending of the story is more of a non-ending, but it works.  If you're expecting all things tied up in a glorious red bow, think again...that's not how life works and this story reads very much like a major life event.  The women do reach many decisions, finding clarity in the unusual rituals (and some are pretty darn out there to us Westerners) and chaos that surrounds them, and eventually reaching their own plateaus of peace.  Truthfully, I longed for something more concrete in a few places, but all in all, everything that transpired, both the good and the bad, felt authentic to the journey we first started. 

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To conclude, it was an adventure through the lives of three remarkable women who prove that an open heart/mind, and good friends, can get you through the roughest patches life can throw your way.  None of their journeys were easy, nor the truths they learned a walk in the park, but learn them they did and they were all better for it in the end.  I'd say it's best to put aside an autumn afternoon to spend with these lovely ladies and see what truths you might uncover in your own life along the way.


About the author...

KATHERINE A. SHERBROOKE received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. from Stanford University. An entrepreneur and writer, she is the author of Finding Home, a family memoir about her parents’ tumultuous and inspiring love affair. This is her first novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband, two sons, and black lab. Visit her online at,, or @kazzese.


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Special thanks to Caitlin at Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity LLC, for the ARC for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title just celebrated its book birthday about a week ago today via SixSevenOne Books, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.  Don't miss the author appearing virtually and in person in the coming weeks!  Stop by her events page and mark your calendar now!  Be sure to check out the other sites on the tour as this book makes its way through the blogosphere...

Blog Tour:
10/20: Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus: Spotlight & giveaway
10/21: Under My Apple Tree: Spotlight & giveaway
10/25: A Literary Vacation: Spotlight & giveaway
10/27: Bibliotica, review
10/31: Broken Teepee: review
11/3: Celtic Lady's Reviews: review & giveaway

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

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for your wonderful review, especially your comment that "there are beautiful moments to stop you in your tracks." You clearly "got it" which is so gratifying as the author. I hope your readers will take a look at the book! Many thanks, Katherine Sherbrooke

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