Q & A

Have your questions ready. I’ll be doing a Q & A once I hit 100 subscribers.

I like to do giveaways, too. Stay tuned.

Massive book purge and shop-my-stash

Look out for upcoming posts on the following:

Spring cleaning, book un-hauling, and selling new makeup.

Majority of the books are brand new and never read. Some purchased bargain-priced from Bookoutlet.com. Gently used paperback and hardcovers with dust jackets. Advanced reader copies.

  1. Makeup all brand new, never been touched.

  2. Some makeup with just a swatch done
  3. PR packages from various companies
  4. Items I was gifted or purchased myself.
  5. High end and luxury brands with a few drugstore thrown in, too.
  6. Must pick up or pay for shipping. I don’t drive and I’m broke. 🤣

Sale will be one week long.

Photos will be on Instagram.

Beauty in the Broken Places

Allison Pataki, author of The Traitor’s Wife, The Accidental Empress and Sisi wrote this deeply moving memoir about how a stroke in her 30 year old, otherwise healthy husband changed their lives forever.

Allison and David met in college and knew immediately that they were meant to be together.  He was studying to be a doctor, she a writer.  As his career progressed they married.  When she was five months pregnant, Allison’s David suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. In Fargo, ND, alone, far away from their families, scared, she didn’t know if Dave would live or die.

Stroke patients wake up to be different people, and Dave was no exception.  As a way to work through her grief, nursing her husband, wondering if the man she fell in love with, her rock, would ever come back, she wrote him daily letters – to work through her grief, and to provide Dave with memories he wouldn’t remember on his own.  These letters formed the basis for this book.

Allison documents her fears, her anger, her strengths, her faith.  Emergency room care, rehab and all of the therapies, the amazing network of family, friends, and co-workers who stood by to help in any and all ways.  This story of a man’s struggle to recover from a stroke, a woman’s faith and courage to honor her vows to love and cherish, in sickness and in health.  Truly an amazing story.  God Bless Allison Pataki to travel her husband’s harrowing journey and come out the other side, renewed in her faith and love.

This was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

5 stars.