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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Author Guest Post: Monica Marlowe, Author of Finding Felicity

In association with Chick Lit Plus, Jersey Girl Book Reviews welcomes Monica Marlowe, author of Finding Felicity!

Now that Finding Felicity has been published, I find myself working on a few different projects. Perhaps I'm committing professional suicide, but ever since I acquired my first horse, I really want to write about horses and the lessons they have for us. So ... I'm writing a memoir, The Gift Horse, about my first year with my first horse and finding myself on a very unexpected path. The introduction is posted on my blog and you can read it here:

Another idea I am just beginning to explore is a novella titled The Mistletoe Mare. Needless to say it has something to do with Christmas and horses and kissing. I'll leave the rest a mystery for now.

In keeping with writing about horses, I'm working on a series of essays about what horses can teach us about spirituality. A publisher in England is already interested in releasing them on Kindle, so I need to get busy writing them!

While I worry about making such a departure from a book like Finding Felicity, I deeply believe that we're happiest in life when we follow our hearts, so I'll be writing about horses going forward. Blame my horse, King, for being such a wonderful muse!

About The Author:

Monica Marlowe was born in Toronto and later moved to Los Angeles. While in LA, Monica studied the craft of novel writing and participated in the Noel Hynd Workshop. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Spiritual Psychology. Now, Monica makes her home in North Carolina and divides her time between the East and West Coasts. Monica is currently writing a memoir, The Gift Horse, about acquiring her first horse and finding herself on a most unexpected path. Monica writes stories about heroes and heroines who follow their heart, wherever the path may lead, knowing that the heart has reasons of its own.

Monica Marlowe's Finding Felicity Virtual Book Tour Page On Chick Lit Plus

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Book Description: Finding Felicity

When Madeline O'Connor learns that her estranged sister is gravely ill, she leaves behind her life in Manhattan to be at her sister's side in Italy. There, she discovers an ancient Benedictine monastery that accommodates travelers, and she decides to stay there, among the monks. Everything in her life turns upside down when she falls for Brother Anthony Lamberti, a soft-spoken Italian completely different from the men she knows in New York. Together Madeline and Anthony find love for the first time, and learn that life and love always find a way. When her sister dies, a new life for Madeline begins. A new life that she would never have imagined and yet is perfect for her in every way.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host Monica's virtual book tour event! :)

  2. Wonderful post! I hadn't actually heard of this book or author before now, but it looks as though I'm missing out!

    New to your blog! :)
    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

    1. Hi Steph! Thank you for stopping by, following and commenting. If you get a chance to read the book, you won't be disappointed! I followed your blog too! :)