Book Review – Out of Sync

Life 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, on the Novel Blogs reading list. A new life with a new husband in a new land is simply something worth a read, especially … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Belinda Nicoll

What made you decide to write Out of Sync? 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 … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Out of Sync

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 author unexpectedly meets her soul mate, who whisks her off to another continent because of a professional opportunity. Arriving in their host country just as hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center marks a defining moment in her life—they … [Read more...]

Book Review – Freeways to Flip-Flops: Living on a Tropical Island

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 tropical island, amidst the world of simplicity, living in front of a panoramic Caribbean view? The Marsh family found the answer the hard way in Belize. Their adventures and misadventures were detailed in Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island. I found this book by Sonia Marsh among the beautiful titles on … [Read more...]

Author Interview: Sonia Marsh

What made you decide to write Freeways to Flip-Flops? When I told my friends that we were uprooting our family from a beautiful lakefront house in Orange County, California, to live in a hut in Belize, they encouraged me to start a journal and turn it into a book. They knew this would be a unique story. I kept a daily journal in Belize, however, I did not write at a set … [Read more...]