May 172013
 

HAPPY BEGINNINGS!

How I became my own Fairy Godmother by Lorena Bathey

Published by : Scepter Press

ISBN 0-9776811-0-6

At the request of the author, Lorena Bathey, I received said paperback,  but larger than usual paperback; it was also sent to me at no charge for my honest opinion.

Happy Beginnings

Synopsis:   

This is a soft bound book that will be signed by the author. It is 200+ pages.  As I see it this story is about a woman’s memior of starting over after losing a parent to cancer, remarriage of another parent, and a husband leaving. She has put forth her feelings, and her fears.  Her struggles with herself and daily life.  The torments of her heartbreak, and let downs.  Her feels of self worth, and fears. There is a tad of humor but as I see it very real accounts of her thoughts about dating, and actual experience.

This story is actual life experiences of the author, Lorena Bathey starting over after her fairy tale of marriage failed after eleven years.  Her husband tells her out of the blue that he needs a break, but in all reality it’s a divorce is what he’s looking for and his own man cave.  It’s like a slap in the face being as they just got home from a family vacation.  She definitely didn’t see it coming, so there was no preparation for such a thing.  To me she explained that she needed to find out who she was and what she and life was all about, and so her journey began.  She’s very outgoing in her story in that she is completely open about her feelings, and fears.  She was out there looking for a fairy godmother in which she found one in herself.  She makes you feel the fear of starting over again, and if she can really make it, and know what life, and this world is all about.  She’s in her 3o’s starting out, and draws on the humor of that starting all over again and the irony.  Many women all over the world has had to walk down this lonely road, but yet with friends and people all around she was still lonely until one day she realized that she was indeed her own fairy godmother, and that she was going to make it.

MY THOUGHTS and OPINION

     Personally, I was amazed when I requested to review this book because I am not an avid reader to be quite honest with you.  Therefore, I felt not being one, this book should and will get a very honest opinion.    In reading the brief synopsis of this book it was about all the things that I knew would interest me, and keep me awake (reading puts me to sleep).   I am divorced myself, and on similar circumstances, but mine were a bit different, but everyone has their own story don’t we?  I felt Lorena’s pain and confusion in her words, and I also felt her anger.  Personally, I walked in  her shoes in so many places.    As I read this story it became more, and more of a life’s experience with an ending that will not surprise you, but… well, guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out that type of ending won’t you.  I must say that the author had a way to pull you in with emotional thoughts, and dramatic moments,  and heartwarming scenes, but yet keep you on the edge of your chair at times.   At times they were a bit complex, but as you read on you were back in a comfort zone smiling and giggling at the author’s whimsical way of explaining a scene at times in my opinion.

 I personally cannot wait to see if there is going to be a Part II because I’m going to be first in line.  This book was highly entertaining in a sense that you could actually feel like you were her best friend listening to her ups and downs and having that glass of vodka with her!  There were times I must admit I was jumping up and down, “No, no!  Do it this way or that”, but then found out she was right all along!  The author definitely has a way with words to hold your interest, and I hated to put the book down when I had to stop for a moment for the real world’s chores.  Many a time I thought oh this might happen next or that was going to happen next, and I would’ve liked to slap you know who, but I controlled it and read on!  There were a few times I was in awe at such a turn in her story, and never would’ve thought it would lead to the way she ended it .  Did you ever read a book or see a movie that you said, “Oh, it should have ended this way or that”.  Not this story!  She’s a very good writer, and she’ll definitely hold your interest as she did mine.  Every married woman or non-married woman should read this story as far as I’m concerned.  After walking in her shoes myself I knew exactly where she was coming from. 

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*Disclaimer:  I received the product in order to write a honest review.  Opinion is 100% my own, and no monetary compensation compensation was given.  Others may have different opinions.  My heartfelt thanks to Ms. Lorena Bathey for providing me with a review copy!  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

  2 Responses to “How I am became my own Fairy Godmother by Lorena Bathey Review/Give-Away 6.01”

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    I’m all entered, thanks for the review and giveaway!

Thanks for the lovely comment!