Book Review – Out of Sync

PrintfrontcoverLife is full of surprises. It is so nasty sometimes that you’ll get ‘out of sync.’ Belinda Nicoll’s memoir, “Out of Sync,” details exactly how topsy-turvy one’s life can be. One moment you’re up, the next moment you’re down. It’s a never-ending cycle that will refuse to halt, until maybe in your final days. I found this 320-page book, available in ebook and paperback format, in Book Club Reading List. A new life with a new husband in a new land is simply something worth a read, especially if it’s one of the magnified examples of how big political changes, such as the 9/11, affect the small units of our society.
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Author Interview – Belinda Nicoll

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My book might seem like a 9/11 portrayal in essence, though it’s really an expatriation story with a wide view that explores the impact of personal transformation and global change on relationships. Spanning ten years, the story is set in post-apartheid South Africa and post-9/11 America. What started as an opportunity to profit from a new romance at age forty, an exotic adventure abroad and professional opportunities aka the American Dream quickly turned into a roller coaster ride—for me, in contrast to my husband who became increasingly successful.[Continue Reading…]

Cover Reveal – Out of Sync

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Imagine feeling quite liberated as a newly divorced woman whose children are ready to leave home at a time when your career is on an upward swing. Except, the … [Continue reading]

Book Review – Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island

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Will you find happiness, peace, and contentment amidst a world of luxury in a lake-front house in Orange County? Or will you find it better in a … [Continue reading]

Author Interview: Sonia Marsh

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What made you decide to write Freeways to Flip-Flops? When I told my friends that we were uprooting our family from a beautiful … [Continue reading]

Cover Reveal – Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island

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Have you ever wanted to chuck it all and move to paradise? Well if you think you have it in you, then Freeways to Flip-Flops will show you how … [Continue reading]

Book Review – Dog-Ma: The Zen of Slobber

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Barbara Brunner’s Dog-Ma: The Zen of Slobber is a memoir written by a dog lover for dog lovers. It is a collection of dog stories, 30 years in the making—from 1980 when the author and her husband’s first dog was welcomed home to 2011 when this book … [Continue reading]

Author Interview – Barbara Brunner

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What made you decide to write this book?  My first dog as an adult was a doberman named Kashi. She was as much a child to me as my daughter and when she passed away from cancer at the ripe old age of seventeen, I began formulating … [Continue reading]

Cover Reveal – Dog-Ma: The Zen of Slobber

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Truth is stranger than fiction, or in this case, more hilarious. Dog-Ma: The Zen of Slobber will warm your heart, make you cry and have you laughing … [Continue reading]

Book Review – Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting

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A nurse who gives invisible shots, a girl who likes to dart into corners and a man who still sits in the common room are just three of the spirits haunting the Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania. How do I know that? I have spent a … [Continue reading]