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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wake-Up Call by Amy Avanzino (Book Review)

In association with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Wake-Up Call by author Amy Avanzino!

Book Review

Wake-Up Call by Amy Avanzino 
Book 1: Wake-Up Series
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Format: Paperback - 246 pages
               Kindle - 761 KB
               Nook - 1 MB
ISBN: 978-1941962817
BNID: 2940151651431
Genre: Chick Lit / Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

Book Description:

Sarah Winslow wakes up with a terrible hangover…and a kid in her boyfriend’s bed. She makes the horrifying discovery that, due to a head injury, it’s not a hangover. She’s got memory loss. Overnight, five years have disappeared, and she’s no longer the hard-living, fast-track, ad executive party girl she thinks she is. Now, she’s the unemployed, pudgy, married, stay-at-home-mom of three kids under five, including twins.

As she slowly pieces together the mystery of how her dreams and aspirations could have disintegrated so completely in five short years, she finds herself utterly failing to manage this life she can’t imagine choosing. When Sarah meets the man of her dreams, she realizes she’s got to make a choice: Does she follow her bliss and “do-over” her life? Or does the Sarah she’s forgotten hold the answers to how she got here…and how she can stay?

My Book Review:

What's a girl to do when she wakes up and discovers that she doesn't recognize her life?

In her debut novel Wake-Up Call, author Amy Avanzino weaves an entertaining tale that follows Sarah Winslow's personal journey of self-discovery after waking up with a head injury that results in amnesia and the loss of the last five years of her life.

Set in Washington state and told in the first person narrative, Sarah wakes up thinking that she has one hell of a hangover, only to discover that she doesn't recognize her surroundings ... and even worse ... she doesn't remember being married with three young sons! A once successful advertising executive with a promising future, Sarah is now a full-time stay-at-home mom. She can't believe that this isn't a nightmare, that it is really happening to her, and she wants to go back five years to her former life! Sarah is in for a wake-up call when she realizes that she has to deal with the reality of her new life.

Wake-Up Call is an entertaining tale that easily draws the reader into Sarah's life and the challenges that she faces when she questions how her life has changed, and whether she can make a go of her new life or get a do-over. This is an intriguing story that had a great mixture of humor and drama, you can't help but ponder what would you do if you were in Sarah's shoes. It is easy to relate to Sarah's struggles, especially if you find yourself looking in the mirror and wondering how you got to where you are in life.

Wake-Up Call is a heartwarming story about life, choices, decisions, regrets, happiness, family, love, and discovering what the really important things are in life.


About The Author

Amy Avanzino
received a Bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a Master's from the University of Washington. She is a former advertising executive, who has spent the last several years writing, while doing extensive hands-on research for her Wake-Up Call series. She’s a contributing writer of Hap Scotch, a play performed at the 2008 Frigid Festival in New York, which won two Audience Choice Awards. Amy currently lives in Folsom, California, with her husband and four children.

Author Website

Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

September 16 – Chick Lit Plus
September 17 – Miss Maggie Reads
September 18 - Lozza’s Book Corner
September 21 – Love Chick Lit
September 22 – Polished & Bubbly
September 23 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

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