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Bitter Blessings Blog Tour – Stop #11


Getting Your Read On

Just thrilled with Aimee’s review.

“…Megan and her family deal with so many real life issues.  Life really seems to dump the hard on Megan’s shoulders.  She had such a weight to carry.  I loved how hard she tried to keep it all together.  Her love for her family is obvious…

One of the initial problems in this story came because someone was willing to believe things that were bad before really knowing for themselves.  They believed what someone else told them and acted on that before finding out for themselves.  It changed the lives of so many people, and not for the better.  I wonder how life and relationships would be changed if we just assumed the best before we assumed the worst in people.

This was a quick read, I polished it off in a day, and I really enjoyed my journey with Megan and Adam.  It was real and touching…”

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Bitter Blessings Blog Tour – Stop #10


Looking Out My Backdoor

Very grateful to Susan for her wonderful review.

“…Megan is forced to face the grown-up demands of life quickly. Unprepared, she makes mistakes, alienates the people she is closest to, and doesn’t recognize the love that waits for her. However, in the darkness of her life, Megan slowly begins to find the hope that comes to her through friends she had taken for granted, but who remained faithful. She finds peace in being forgiven, and she finds hope in uncovering a long, lost secret.

Bitter Blessings is a wonderful, curl-up-by-the-fire read. Buy two and give one as a Christmas gift…”

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Bitter Blessings Blog Tour – Stop #8


Julie Coutler Bellon

Thanks to Julie I have just achieved a unique and amazing “first” in my writing career – a stick-figure review. While not to be confused with a six-figure-advance, it is still pretty cool. Buckets of thanks to Julie for taking the time to read, review, and be creative and entertaining in the process. :)

“…I thought Bitter Blessings was an emotionally gripping book. The author’s main character, Megan, stays true to character with the unique voice of a teenager who is facing some daunting challenges in her life and she’s just trying to muddle through as best she can. I loved her relationship with her best friend Adam, and I really liked how the author made Megan so three dimensional in her coping skills with everything that happens to her…”

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Bitter Blessings Blog Tour – Stop #7


This Crazy Writing Thing

Very grateful to Kristie for taking the time to read and review.

“…A wonderful read that will captivate you from the beginning and make you feel like you are a part of the character’s lives. A great story from a great storyteller. Looking forward to reading more from this author…”

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Bitter Blessings Blog Tour – Stop #6


Jenn Wilks

Jenn was gracious enough to take a break from NaNoWriMo and review Bitter Blessings. I’m very grateful. :)

“…Looking back, I can find things I could nitpick about the writing or the characters or the ending, but, honestly, as I was reading, I didn’t notice any of those things. I was completely swept up in the drama and I fell in love with the characters. My heart ached for Megan as the story progressed and things went from bad to worse to completely-spiraling-out-of-control.

I will say that I felt the ending may have wrapped up a little too quickly, but on the other hand, I think the story was about how they got to that ending, and not the ending itself. And the story about how they got to that ending was excellent. It definitely wasn’t a stereotypical LDS novel by any stretch…”