The Room on Rue Amelie -Book Review

Synopsis:

For fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls, this powerful novel of fate, resistance, and family—by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again—tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II.

When newlywed Ruby Henderson Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband Marcel, she imagines strolling arm in arm along the grand boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. But war is looming on the horizon, and as France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter, too.

Charlotte Dacher is eleven when the Germans roll into the French capital, their sinister swastika flags snapping in the breeze. After the Jewish restrictions take effect and Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, Charlotte can’t imagine things getting much worse. But then the mass deportations begin, and her life is ripped forever apart.

Thomas Clarke joins the British Royal Air Force to protect his country, but when his beloved mother dies in a German bombing during the waning days of the Blitz, he wonders if he’s really making a difference. Then he finds himself in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and he discovers a new reason to keep fighting—and an unexpected road home.

When fate brings them together, Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas must summon the courage to defy the Nazis—and to open their own broken hearts—as they fight to survive. Rich with historical drama and emotional depth, this is an unforgettable story that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.

About the Author:

Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting, The Life Intended, and When We Meet Again, along with several other novels. Her work has been featured in PeopleWoman’s Day, Men’s HealthRunner’s World, and Ladies’ Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

My Thoughts:

I cannot say how much I enjoyed this book. The comparisons to Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale is very fair! I’m sometimes reluctant when books are compared to others, because I assume that the book must be a cheap copy of the first, but The Room on Rue Amelie can definitely stand on its own! It was SUCH a beautiful tale of French Resistance in WWII.

“What color, my love? What color is the first one?”

“Red. The first poppy of the season is red.”

“Of course.” She lies back and smiles. “Of course it is.”

 

I love anything set in WWII, and the brave fighters of the French Resistance don’t get enough attention, I believe. This is a story of that, but also a love story not just between people, but also between the main character and herself.

“I thought when I came here that my independence would grow. I was going on a great adventure to Paris, after all.” She smiled at her own naivete. “But somehow along the way, I went from being a brave adventurer to simply being a wife, nothing more. It would be easy to blame it on Marcel, but it was just as much my fault. I let him talk over my opinions. I let him make all the decisions. I let him push me to the side, until I wasn’t myself in our marriage anymore. Maybe I never had been to start with. But regardless, I lost the person I’d been, the person I wanted to be, and I don’t thing I grasped it until it was too late.”

I loved Ruby’s journey through being a brave American, to just an ignored housewife, to finding herself swept up in the French Resistance, and finding out who she really is within all of it.

She who blooms in the midst of the darkness.

The Room on Rue Amelie will be released on March 27, 2018.

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review from Netgalley. All opinions stated above are my own.

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Long Black Veil -Book Review

Long Black Veil: A Novel by [Boylan, Jennifer Finney]

Synopsis:

Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2017

For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She’s Not There

On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it’s not long before they realize they are locked in—and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors’ lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey— with murder. Only Casey’s old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence.

But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own – secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a “before” and an “after,” how is it possible to live one life, not two?

Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan’s triumphant return to fiction.

About the Author:

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN, author of fourteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University in the City of New York and is Special Advisor to the president of Colby College in Maine. She has been a contributor to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times since 2007; in 2013 she became Contributing Opinion Writer for the page. Jenny also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide, and serves as a consultant to several television series. A novelist, memoirist, and short-story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on four occasions; Live with Larry King twice; the Today show; the Barbara Walters Special; and NPR’s Marketplace and Talk of the Nation. She has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News’ 48 Hours and The History Channel. She lives in New York City and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie, and her two sons, Zach and Sean.

 

My Thoughts:

If you are a fan of Donna Tartt, this is definitely a book you will enjoy. I was intrigued from the first page. I’m not really a fan of mystery type books, but this one really drew me in and kept me there.

In any life that contains a “before” and an “after,” how is it possible to live one life, not two?

Jennifer Finney Boylan’s writing style is superb. She has a masterful way with words that make the story come alive.

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I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging for Books. All opinions stated above are my own.

Enter the Ring -Book Review

Synopsis:

Enter the Ring takes a fresh, powerful, vulnerable approach to marriage by framing it as the fight that it is. The world uses different assaults and tactics to distract us, tempting us to walk away, in order to destroy our marriages. But there is hope: The constant forgiveness, grace, and intervention of God can preserve and protect us from not only the world but also ourselves.

D. A. and Elicia Horton explore the tension of two people becoming one and how spouses often fight over which “one of us” they become. They unpack topics such as

  • Seasons of suffering
  • Communication
  • Sexual and physical intimacy
  • The spiritual life of the home
  • Money

This book approaches the traditional topics of a marriage book with the brutal and life-giving honesty of two millennials who have fought together for their marriage. All topics are addressed through the vulnerable lens of the authors’ own struggles and mistakes.

This is a no-holds-barred, real-world . . . marriage book.

About the Author:

D. A. Horton

D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA. Prior to his current role he’s also served as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI), an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.

He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College, his Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has authored six published books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith (published through Moody Publishers), Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, (published through NavPress), Authentic Love: Christ, Culture, and the Pursuit of Purity, Letters of the Revelation, To the One Who Conquers – Teen Bible Study: Freedom from Sin through the Revelation of Jesus Christ, (published through Lifeway).

D.A. and his wife of 14 years Elicia have co-authored, Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage, which will release through NavPress in January 2018. D.A. and Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).

If you would like to book DA for an event, please contact Greg Oliver via email at goliver@goaspeakers.com

My thoughts:
I have heard D.A. Horton speak at many different conferences, and he is always wonderful. I knew that a book written by him would also be amazing, and I was not wrong. Enter the Ring “rings” with Horton’s style of no-holds-barred way of speaking the truth, and he’s not afraid to get a little messy in the process.
If you’re married, you and your spouse are in the middle of a fight. The world is using different tactics to distract you, trip you up, and tempt you to throw in the towel and leave the ring defeated. The world wants to destroy your marriage. But God is with you in the fight- and through forgiveness and grace He is ready to lead you, to protect you not only from the world but also from yourselves.
Many times throughout reading this book, I thought to myself “I wish this would have came out 11 years ago!” However, no matter where you are in your marriage, the truths that Horton sheds light on still ring true.
You can get your copy here.
I know I will be getting a copy for all the new couples tying the knot that I know!
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A Song Unheard- Book Review

A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England Book #2) by [White, Roseanna M.]

 

Synopsis:

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I–to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.

Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won–until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t–that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

 

About the Author:

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, designing book covers, editing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books . . . .to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at http://www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

My Thoughts:

 

First off, THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! The details of the setting were phenomenal. I learned so much of the time period, and even of the violin itself, that I actually got a lot of questions right on Jeopardy the other night (haha). My husband gave me the side-eye and asked how I knew so much about the violin LOL.

Although this is the second book in a series, I read it as a stand alone, and it was easily read and understood that way. But I will say, I want to read the first book in the series as well, and I’m crossing my fingers that there will be more to the series!

I really loved Willa, her stubbornness and personality. I also liked Lukas, though I felt at the beginning of their relationship, his feelings toward her were a bit premature to be believable. However, their relationship was redeemed for me as the story progressed.

I loved the insight into Lukas’ sister and her mathematical mindset. I found so many aspects of this story fascinating.

Like I said before, the setting really added to the intrigue of the story, as all the characters are getting used to life in early war time.

A group of soldiers strode by on the street below their window. Proof that no one had their own life just now. Not the ones they used to know.

I also really loved Willa’s relationship with her music. Sometimes it was strained, and sometimes it flowed beautifully. I could connect with her in that aspect, because of my art. I could really feel her frustration at her lack of knowledge, and also rejoice with her when she and the music connected on a much deeper level. White’s writing really made this story come alive for me.

You can get your copy here.

A Song Unheard (Shadows Over England Book #2) by [White, Roseanna M.]

You can also pick up the first book of the Shadows over England Series here.

Synopsis:

Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense

Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family’s history, their very name?

Peter Holstein, given his family’s German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered.

But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors’ scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he’s more than his name?

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I was given this book in exchange for my review from Bethany House Publishers. All opinions stated above are my own. Affiliate links used.

Write Smart, Write Happy -Review

 

Synopsis:

Vanquish Your Writing Doubts & Obstacles

Writing is a vulnerable occupation; it is both personal and intimate. The act of writing, cycles of revision, and the confusing publishing industry can shatter a writer’s confidence, leaving you feeling like an imposter, overcome with rejection. Survival–and success–requires commitment, honesty, courage, resilience, sacrifice, and miles and miles of heart.

You have everything you need as a writer–it lies within, in the form of consistency and self-confidence. With Write Smart, Write Happy, best-selling author Cheryl St. John will help you unlock your skills, guiding you to overcome every hesitation, obstacle, form of writer’s block, and procrastination habit you have. Within these pages, you’ll learn to:

  • Organize your writing life by using a planner, scheduling your yearly goals, and acknowledging career plans.
  • Sharpen your saw by recharging your creativity, developing positive motivation, and creating healthy writing habits.
  • Affirm your beliefs by overcoming self-doubt, learning to use affirmations, and altering your thinking.
  • Conquer remaining fears by releasing tendencies towards perfectionism and establishing strategies for habitual success.

Written with a no-nonsense attitude, St. John’s “advice from the trenches” will help you take an introspective look at your own writing habits and life. Through examples and inspiration from writers who struggled with–and overcame–rejection and reservations, discover the path towards writing smarter and happier today.

 

About the Author:

Cheryl St. John is the author of more than forty Harlequin and Silhouette books. Her first book, Rain Shadow was nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Best First Book, by Romantic Times Magazine for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then she has received three more RITA nominations, a Writer’s Digest award for a feature article, and several Romantic Times Reviewers Choice awards. Many of her books made the Waldenbooks Top Ten lists, USA Today, and Big Sky Brides climbed to #35 on the NYT list.

 

My Thoughts:

This is definitely a “GO-TO” book for writers! I was so surprised by how thorough and well thought out this book was. Just take a look at the Table of Contents to see for yourself:

 

Part One: GOALS

  • Career Planning
  • Yearly Goal Setting
  • Daily and Weekly Goal Setting
  • Using your planner
  • Utilizing your strengths
  • What fits into your life

Part Two: SHARPENING YOUR SAW

  • Positive motivation
  • The price of success
  • Put procrastination behind you
  • Your energy flywheel
  • Right feelings follow right actions
  • Job or Passion?

Part Three: WINNING THE STRUGGLE WITHIN

  • Overcoming self doubt
  • Learning from the past, living in the present
  • Taking responsibility
  • Finding perspective on offense
  •  Self-talk and affirmations
  • Change your thinking
  • Nurture confidence in your abilities

Part Four: EMULATE SUCCESS WHILE BEING YOURSELF

  • Friendships and relationships
  • Using others success as your catalyst

Part Five: CONQUERING FEAR

  • Releasing Perfectionsim
  • Proudly wearing your badges of honor
  • Habitual success strategies

Part Six: TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Priorities
  • Finding direction and overcoming stress
  • Organizing Material
  • Eat the Frog

Part Seven: CELEBRATE SUCCESS

  • Resiliency
  • Be a Professional
  • Moving forward

Even if you don’t write, I think this book can help anyone pursue anything. Some great quotes from this book are:

It took me a long time to not judge myself through someone else’s eyes. -Sally Field

 

 

We like to think we’re in control of situations, but life occasionally tosses us something unexpected. It’s essential to plan for success, but we also must learn to roll with the punches.

 

Get Your Copy Here. Released on February 1, 2018

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What Blooms From Dust -Review

Just as Jeremiah Goodbye is set to meet his fate in the electric chair, a tornado tears down the prison walls, and he is given a second chance at life. With the flip of a coin, he decides to return to his home town of Nowhere, Oklahoma, to settle the score with his twin brother Josiah. But upon his escape, he enters a world he doesn’t recognize—one that has been overtaken by the Dust Bowl. And the gift he once relied on to guide him is as unrecognizable as the path back to Nowhere.

After one jolt in Old Sparky, Jeremiah sees things more clearly and begins to question the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murders he was accused of. On his journey home, he accidentally rescues a young boy who follows him the rest of the way, and the pair arrive at their destination where they are greeted by fearful townspeople. When the Black Sunday storm hits the very next day, the residents of Nowhere finally begin to let the past few years of hardship bury them under the weight of all that dust.

Unlikely heroes, Jeremiah and his new companion, Peter Cotton, try to protect the townspeople from themselves, but Jeremiah must face his nightmares and free himself from the guilt of flipping the coin on those men who died.

Filled with mystery and magic, What Blooms from Dust is the story of finding hope in the midst of darkness and discovering the beauty of

unexpected kindness.

Will be published on June 26, 2018!

My thoughts

I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book. I LOVE books set in the Dust Bowl so that drew me in right away. What kept me there was Markert’s wonderful writing style and his storytelling ability.

“Guess it’s my lucky day then.” “Don’t think luck has anything to do with it.” Josiah paused. “Then what does have to do with it, brother?” “What’s meant to be and what isn’t.”

The plot in this book is so unique, I’d love to pick the authors mind and find out how he even came up with ideas for this book! The emotion is raw, and the setting is so real, that I feel like it’s a character itself. The Dust is the antagonist, be it evil or just the effect of many men’s cause.

“We are all dust, and to dust we shall return.”

This is the first book I’ve read this year where I absolutely loved the last sentence. I feel like it ended perfectly.

I was given this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated above are my own.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz- Book Review

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Author: Heather Morris

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publish date: February 1, 2018

Synopsis:

 

My thoughts:

Historical Fiction is my favorite genre of books, especially books written around the WWII era. When I first read the description of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, I was hooked and read the entire book in one sitting.

How can race spread out across multiple countries be considered a threat? For as long as he lives, be it short or long, he knows he will never comprehend this.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz tells the story like so many others of that time. It’s a story of survival. It’s a story of human emotion. It’s a story of love. Of hate. And of doing whatever you need to so that you can wake up tomorrow morning.

The twinkling of stars overhead is no longer a comfort. They merely remind him of the chasm between what life can be, and what is now.

My heart reached out to Lale as he did whatever he needed to do to survive in Auschwitz, yet he held on desperately to his humanity. From sneaking food and medicine to his fellow prisoners, to organizing escapes, to helping his love Gita remember who she really is. Lale’s story is a true story of real life heroism and defiance to evil.

‘I will not be defined by being a Jew,’ he says. ‘I won’t deny it, but I am a man first, a man in love with you.’

Also, the pictures of the real Lale and Gita in the back of the book made my reading experience extra gratifying.

 

Hold that thought. Use it to get out of bed tomorrow morning, and the next morning, and the next.

I was given this book by Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated above are my own.

 

A Light on the Hill Book Review

 

synopsis:

Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now.

Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies–and unexpected allies–she will encounter on her way.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely LOVE Connilyn Cossette’s writing style! She is perfectly descriptive and it just brings ancient Israel to life! I was so happy to pick up another one of her books, and was not disappointed!

The plot of this book is amazing. I’ve never read -or heard of- another book like it. The story line is incredible and it drew me in like a moth to the flame. I found Moriyah’s struggle and journey to be truly inspiring.

How could someone who’d endured such suffering remain so untainted? I felt the oily sheen of shame on my soul at every moment. I was weary of its darkness. Weary of its weight. I had no idea how to leave it behind, even for one night.

The cause of Moriyah’s shame may not be relevant for today’s time, but I felt my heart connect with hers throughout the whole book. Don’t we all have those things that have happened to us, whether by our own or someone else’s hand, that cripple us? I love that Moriyah even demonstrated agoraphobia.

How had I come to be this way? To the point that leaving my home and walking among my own people had become something that made my palms sweat and my nerves jangle like dented cymbals?

I loved this book and enjoyed it so much. I recommend it!

A Light on the Hill comes out February 6, 2018. You can pre-order your copy here.

Happy Reading!

 

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I was given this book in exchange for my honest review from Netgalley. All opinions stated above are my own. Affiliate links used.

Okayest Mom Book Review

Synopsis:

NATALIE GWYN uses humor to brilliantly capture how God led and helped this mother of two to adopt four children from Ethiopia and successfully bond her blended family.
The wife of a technology entrepreneur, already birth mother of two healthy young children-a boy and a girl-was living comfortably in the suburbs. Then she doubled the size of her family by adopting four Ethiopian children. Why?
Her answer: “God.”
Popular blogger NATALIE GWYN has been cited widely for her candid, insightful, often humorous writing on cross-cultural adoptive Christian families (which number more than 4 million). HuffPo has linked to her controversial posts and celebrities like Kathie Lee Gifford have quoted and pictured her on social media. Here Natalie tells her whole mom story, including the only-God-could-do-this backstory.
Her lighthearted narrative begins with the nudge of God toward the uncomfortable. She and her husband are almost certain they have misunderstood what the Almighty is asking of them, and with self-deprecating humor Natalie allows readers a glimpse into the process by which this already imperfect mom agreed to transnational, transracial adoption of more children than she already has.
Natalie then takes the reader on her family’s adventure to Ethiopia to legally adopt the three siblings God has chosen to add to their family. With the skill of a detective novelist, she reveals their discovery of a fourth sibling, their critical decision not to leave this child behind, and their harrowing quest to find, woo and legally adopt her, too.
Similar to the laugh-out-loud humor of books on blended step-families, Natalie shares the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen scenes of this adoptive family’s huge adjustments. She brilliantly captures each child’s and each parent’s perspective and, in doing so, reveals God in their midst.
My Thoughts:
I absolutely love books like this, that are true stories in peoples lives where God has come in and completely turned everything upside down! I was in love from the first page, and honestly, EXTREMELY inspired.
I found Natalie’s writing to be funny and truthful and just downright refreshing. I recommend it!
Okayest Mom comes out June 26, 2018. You can pre-order your copy here!
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I was given this book in exchange for my honest review from Netgalley. All opinions stated above are my own. Affiliate links used.

Your Creative Career Book Review

Synopsis:

Anna Sabino is an artist, but certainly not a starving one. She wasn’t born into a wealthy family, didn’t inherit money from a distant relative, and doesn’t have a rich husband. But she made it as an entrepreneur, as a single woman, and most importantly, as an artist.

In Your Creative Career, she shows her fellow artists and creatives how to build a business that reflects their talent and true calling while generating serious cash. Whether the goal is to build an empire and be financially free, create a lifestyle business, or just to have more time, Your Creative Career guides you through every aspect of creative entrepreneurship.

If you want to start your creative career, transition into it, or give it a boost, this book is a must read that features:

  • Proven systems and strategies to create ideally priced products that keep selling.

  • The importance of going through all the steps of making it from idea inception and execution to branding and distribution.

  • The importance of transitioning from artistic solitude to collaborative, creative entrepreneurship.

  • The most effective marketing and PR methods adjusted to the new reality of short attention spans and information overload.

 

 

My Thoughts:

I initially picked this book up because I was very interested in the context. I am an artist and would love to make art as a profession. However, I’ve been letting a lot of things hold me back, which are probably the same things that are holding you back too!

To embrace a confident attitude, we need to stop using excuses. Economic conditions are always going to be challenging, yet there are millions who thrive no matter what. It’s widely proven that grit and consistency is far more important than talent.

Even if you aren’t an artist, this book is for you! It was such a huge encouragement to me to get the ball rolling on ALL my dreams, even the ones that don’t deal with my profession, like losing weight. I want to dream again!

Don’t be afraid to wear your too large wings. Your courage will make them fit in no time.

You can pick up your copy here.

 

Happy Reading!

 

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I was given this book in exchange for my honest review from Netgalley. All opinions stated above are my own. Affiliate links used.