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Friday, July 20, 2018

Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester (VBT: Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Providence Book Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester!

Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: June 12, 2018
Format: Paperback - 285 pages
               Kindle - 4897 KB
               Nook - 6 MB
ISBN: 978-1611882605
BNID: 2940162129646
Genre: Women's Fiction

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Book Description:

Mac Anderson holds life in the palm of his hand. He has a beautiful wife, three loving children, a comfortable home, and a successful career. Everything is perfect—or so it seems. Tragically, Mac is destined to learn that any sense of security can quickly prove false. Because an invisible enemy called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has invaded Mac’s fragile mind and it is about to drop him to his knees. He does all he can to conceal his inner chaos, but to no avail. Left to contend with ignorance, an insensitive justice system, and the struggles of an invisible disease, he loses everything—most importantly his family.

One shoebox might store an old pair of sneakers. Two shoeboxes might contain a lifetime of photographs. But in Three Shoeboxes, a father’s undying love may be just enough to make things right again.

Book Excerpt:

Mac jumped up, panting like an obese dog suffering in a heat wave. His heart drummed out of his chest. Startled from a sound sleep, he didn’t know what was wrong. He leapt out of bed and stumbled toward the bathroom. He couldn’t breathe. He couldn’t think. There’s something wrong, he finally thought, I…I need help. He searched frantically for an enemy. There was none. As he stared at the frightened man in the mirror, he considered calling out to his sleeping wife. She has enough to worry about with the kids, he thought, but was already hurrying toward her. “Jen,” he said in a strained whisper.
She stirred but didn’t open her eyes.
The constricted chest, sweaty face and shaking hands made Mac wonder whether he was standing at death’s door, cardiac arrest being his ticket in. I have to do something now, he thought, or I’m a goner. “Jen,” he said louder, shaking her shoulder.
One eye opened. She looked up at him.
“It’s happening again,” he said in a voice that could have belonged to a frightened little boy.
Jen shot up in bed. “What is it?”
“I…I can’t breathe. My heart keeps fluttering and I feel…”
“I’m calling an ambulance,” she said, fumbling for her cell phone.
“No,” he said instinctively, “it’ll scare the kids.”
She looked up at him like he was crazy.
“I’ll go to the emergency room right now!” Grabbing for a pair of pants, he started to slide into them.
Jen sprang out of the bed. “I’ll call my mom and have her come over to watch the kids. In the meantime, Jillian can…”
Mac shook his foggy head, halting her. “No, I’m okay to drive,” he said, trying to breathe normally.
“But babe,” she began to protest, fear glassing over her eyes.
“I’ll text you as soon as I get there,” he promised, “and then call you just as soon as they tell me what the hell’s going on.”
Jen’s eyes filled. “Oh Mac…”
He shot her a smile, at least he tried to, before rushing out of the house and hyperventilating all the way to the hospital.

I’m here, Mac texted Jen before shutting off the ringer on his phone.
The scowling intake nurse brought him right in at the mention of “chest pains.” Within minutes, the E.R. staff went to work like a well-choreographed NASCAR pit crew, simultaneously drawing blood while wiring his torso to a portable EKG machine.
As quickly as the team had responded, they filed out of the curtained room. A young nurse, yanking the sticky discs from Mac’s chest, feigned a smile. “Try to relax, Mr. Anderson. It may take a little bit before the doctor receives all of your test results.”
For what seemed like forever, Mac sat motionless on the hospital gurney, a white curtain drawn around him. I hope it isn’t my heart, he thought, the kids are still so young and they need…
“Who do we have in number four?” a female voice asked just outside of Mac’s alcove.
Mac froze to listen in.
“Some guy who came in complaining of chest pains,” another voice answered at a strained whisper. “Test results show nothing. Just another anxiety attack.”
No way, Mac thought, not knowing whether he should feel insulted or relieved.
“Like we have time to deal with that crap,” the first voice said. “Can you imagine if men had to give birth?”
Both ladies laughed.
No friggin’ way, Mac thought before picturing his wife’s frightened face. She must be worried sick. But I can’t call her without talking to the doctor. She’d…
The curtain snapped open, revealing a young man in a white lab coat with a stethoscope hanging around his neck.
This kid can’t be a doctor, Mac thought, the world suddenly feeling like it had been turned upside down.
“Your heart is fine, Mr. Anderson,” the doctor quickly reported, his eyes on his clipboard. “I’m fairly certain you suffered a panic attack.” He looked up and grinned, but even his smile was rushed. “Sometimes the symptoms can mirror serious physical ailments.”
Mac was confused, almost disappointed. So, what I experienced wasn’t serious? he asked in his head.
The young man scribbled something onto a small square pad, tore off the top sheet and handed it to Mac. “This’ll make you feel better,” he said, prescribing a sedative that promised to render Mac more useless than the alleged attack.
“Ummm…okay,” Mac said, his face burning red.
The doctor nodded. “Stress is the number one cause of these symptoms,” he concluded. “Do you have someone you can talk to?”
Mac returned the nod, thinking, I need to get the hell out of here. Although he appreciated the concern, he was mired in a state of disbelief. I’m a master of the corporate rat race, he thought, unable to accept the medicine man’s spiel. If anyone knows how to survive stress, it’s me.
“That’s great,” the doctor said, vanishing as quickly as he’d appeared.
My problem is physical, Mac confirmed in his head, it has to be. He finished tying his shoes.
Pulling back the curtain, he was met by the stare of several female nurses. He quickly applied his false mask of strength and smiled. A panic attack, he repeated to himself. When put into words, the possibility was chilling.
The nurses smiled back, each one of them wearing the same judgmental smirk.
With his jacket tucked under his arm, Mac started down the hallway. Sure, he thought, I have plenty of people I can talk to. He pulled open the door that led back into the crowded waiting room. That is, if I actually thought it was anxiety.

Mac sat in the parking lot for a few long minutes, attempting to process the strange events of the last several days. Although he felt physically tired, there weren’t any symptoms or residual effects of the awful episodes he’d experienced—not a trace of the paralyzing terror I felt. And they just came out of the blue. He shook his head. How can it not be physical? He thought about the current state of his life. Work is work, it’s always going to come with a level of stress, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary. He shook his head again. I just don’t get it. He grabbed his cell phone and called Jen. “Hi, it’s me.”
“Are you okay?” she asked, the worry in her voice making him feel worse.
“I’m fine, babe.”
“Fine?” she said, confused. “What did the doctor say?”
“He said it’s not my heart.”
“Oh, thank God.”
Her reaction—although completely understandable—struck him funny, making him feel like the boy who cried wolf.
“So what is it then?” she asked.
He hesitated, feeling oddly embarrassed to share the unbelievable diagnosis.
“The doctor thinks it was a…a panic attack.”
This time, she paused. “A panic attack?” she repeated, clearly searching for more words. Then, as a born problem solver, she initiated her usual barrage of questions. “Did they give you something for it? Is there any follow up?”
“Yes, and maybe.”
“What does that mean?”
“He gave me pills that I’d rather not take if I don’t need to. And he suggested I go talk to someone.”
“Talk to someone? You mean like a therapist?”
“I’m pretty sure that’s what he meant.”
“Oh,” she said, obviously taken aback. “Then that’s exactly what you should do.”
“I don’t know…”
“Is there something bothering you I don’t know about, Mac,” she asked, “because you can talk to me, too, you know.”
“I know, babe. But there’s nothing bothering me, honest.” He took a deep breath. “For what it’s worth, I don’t buy the anxiety attack diagnosis.”
“Well, whatever you were feeling this morning was real enough, right? I could see it in your face. It wouldn’t hurt anything for you to go talk to someone.” She still sounded scared and he hated it.
“Maybe not,” he replied, appeasing her. In the back of his head, though, he was already contemplating how much he should continue to share with her—or protect her from. “I need to get to work,” he said.
“Why don’t you just take the day off and relax?” she suggested.
Here we go, he thought. “I wish I could, babe,” he said, “but we have way too much going on at the office right now.”
“And maybe that’s part of your problem,” she said.
“I’ll be fine, Jen,” he promised. “We’ll talk when I get home, okay?”
“Love you,” he said.
“And I love you,” she said in a tone intended for him to remember it.
Excerpt from Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester. Copyright © 2018 by Steven Manchester. Reproduced with permission from The Story Plant. All rights reserved.

My Book Review:

Every once in a while an author comes along who writes novels that are so powerfully compelling, poignant, and thought-provoking, that they pull at the heartstrings and stir the soul. For me, that author is Steven Manchester and his latest novel, Three Shoeboxes.

Three Shoeboxes is a poignant story about a man struggling with PTSD and the complicated dynamics of family relationships that will simply pull at your emotional heartstrings. 

Author Steven Manchester weaves a richly descriptive and complex tale that follows Mac Anderson as a traumatic past event that he has repressed for nearly twenty years suddenly comes to the surface when he comes across an auto accident on his way home from celebrating the fifteenth wedding anniversary with his wife Jen. This repressed event triggers a frightening journey down the rabbit hole, and as Mac's world is suddenly turned upside down, the effects of continuous panic/anxiety attacks lead Mac to feeling broken, alone, depressed, and turning to alcohol that ultimately results in him losing his job as an advertising executive, and more importantly his family. Mac's change in behavior results in a charge of domestic abuse and a one-year restraining order. Mac's family also goes through the trauma of having their lives turned upside down, no one is the winner in this difficult situation. Desperate to get his life back, Mac checks himself into an intensive in-house detox rehab treatment center, and while the road is long and hard, he faces his PTSD and alcoholism diagnosis with the hope to reconnect with his three children: Jillian (13), Bella (8), and Brady (7). Mac's journey is filled with life lessons, animosity, unresolved dysfunctional family issues, regrets, acceptance, hope, and an emotional chance to renew the bonds of family. Three shoeboxes filled with hope and unfailing love for his three children leads Mac to a good place where he strives to gets his life back on track.

The reader will be easily captivated and drawn into Mac's realistic and heartwrenching journey. The author does a wonderful job of intertwining Mac's traumatic past with the difficulties that he faced throughout his journey. You can't help but get swept away and experience the full gamut of emotions as Mac and his family faces a crossroad in their lives as they struggle with an unresolved dysfunctional family dynamic due to PTSD, while considering the intense and difficult choices of how to deal with their current life issues and the unknown future for their family.

Three Shoeboxes is a powerful and compelling story written from the heart. It is a must read that will make you ponder about the effects of mental illness (PTSD), alcoholism, and your own family dynamic. This is the kind of story that will stir your soul, and resonate with you for a very long time.


About The Author

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve MonthsThe Rockin' Chair, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island, the national bestseller Ashes, and the novels Goodnight, Brian, and The Changing Season, as well as A Christmas Wish (Kindle Exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette), and The Thursday Night Club (novella). His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

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07/01 Review @ CMash Reads

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Lost Until You by Kimberly Daniels (VBT: Author Interview / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Lost Until You by Kimberly Daniels!

Author Interview

Welcome to Jersey Girl Book Reviews Kimberly!

Before we get to the interview, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself.

My name is Kimberly Daniels and I just released my debut contemporary romance, Lost Until You. I am currently a teacher in addition to launching my writing career. I am also an avid reader myself, I enjoy getting sucked into Netflix, and running my kids to every activity they convince me they need to do. My husband is the most understanding and supportive man I know as he deals with the random story ideas that I blurt out.

Interview Questions:

1) How long have you been a writer?

I like to joke that I began writing when I was eight years old and my short story was selected to be in the school library. Really, ever since then, writing has been an important part of my life. So, it seems I have been writing for 28 years!

2) Do you have a day job, or is being an author your career?

I am a middle school English teacher. It’s a career that has always inspired me and to be able to share the love of reading and writing with my students is a real blessing.

3) What inspired you to become a writer? Describe your journey as a writer.

Writing has always been a hobby, something I would do daily in my life. My former grade partner read this story in its infancy and pushed me to get an agent. Fast forward 4 years and I no longer have the agent, but I have a published novel. That former grade partner is still a great friend and remains the best beta reader I could ever have.

4) Please give a brief description/storyline about Lost Until You.

It explores the idea that love can set you in the right direction. That certain people you meet in life will be the ones that ultimately help you find your true self.

5) What was the inspiration for this story?

Watching my husband struggle with the death of his dad, this whole idea of losing something you love and finding it again through love came to mind. The original idea morphed into something so large that I had no choice but to write it! 

6) How did it feel to have your first book published?

This whole process has been surreal. Having my characters and story live with only me for so long, I never could imagine what it would be like if they were released into the world. I have a hard time believing it actually happened. Sometimes I search my book on Amazon just to make sure I was imagining everything!

7) Do you write books for a specific genre?

So far I’ve only written contemporary romance. However, I would love to write a historical fiction romance one day and I did promise my daughter I’d take a stab middle-grade or pre-teen story.

8) What genres are your favorite(s)? What are some of your favorite books that you have read and why?

I love contemporary romance through and through. The Thoughtless series is by far my favorite new adult romances. Kellan Kyle has stuck with me for years, becoming the hardest book boyfriend breakup in history!

9) Do you have a special spot/area where you like to do your writing?

Since I write a lot early in the morning or late at night, I find that being in my bed is most comfortable. I love writing when I am at the beach. It’s the one place where my body automatically relaxes and I am easily inspired.

10) How do you come up with the ideas that become the storyline for your books?

I blame it on my overactive imagination. I usually see something when I’m driving or hear something in a song and this whole plot unravels in my mind. It’s really a crazy thing!

11) When you write, do you adhere to a strict work schedule, or do you work whenever the inspiration strikes?

A little bit of both. I try to put words down every day, even if it’s only one paragraph. However, I really cash in on those times where inspiration hits and I allow myself to run away with my characters.

12) What aspects of storytelling do you like the best, and what aspects do you struggle with the most?

I love writing from the first point of view. I feel like it’s a challenge as I, in a way, have to become that character, but it’s so much fun being someone else for a little! I struggle with time the most. Finding time to write, edit, and outline can be challenging with my schedule.

13) What are your favorite things to do when you are not writing?

My two daughters are my life outside of teaching and writing. So I am often found at dance recitals, gymnastics meets, softball games, field hockey matches, horse shows. Wow! My kids do too much! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I also like to sneak a date night in there with my very loving and understanding husband.

14) What is/was the best piece of writing advice that you have received?

The best advice I received is to keep writing no matter what. This business is so tough and subjective that it’s easy to fail or give up. However, going back to why you began writing really puts everything in perspective.

15) What is the most gratifying thing you feel or get as a writer?

Finding readers who personally connect with a character or a subject in my story is the most gratifying thing I’ve experienced so far. I love hearing that my story gave them comfort or inspiration.

16) How do you usually communicate with your readers/fans?

I am on many social media platforms and try to visit on a daily basis. I also have a few signings scheduled, which is really exciting!

I absolutely love when I get an email or comment on social media that something I wrote hit close to home for them. I recently had someone, who just lost her own mother a few years ago, find peace in Camryn’s mom’s letter in the story. I felt so amazed that my words gave her comfort through a tough time.

17) Is there anything in your book based on real-life experiences or are they purely all from your imagination?

Gavin, the young child is a real reflection of my own two children. I wanted him to be a “real” kid when I wrote him. The setting is also based off a real place, even though it has a fictional name. It reflects my three favorite beach towns growing up, Ocean City, Sea Isle, and Long Beach Island. I am lucky enough to own a summer home in Ocean City, NJ now.

18) What authors have been your inspiration or influenced you to become a writer?

A.L. Jackson writes beautiful stories and her writing is simply poetic. S.C. Stephens wrote my all-time favorite romance series, Thoughtless, Effortless, and Reckless, and those inspired me to share my own stories.

19) What is your definition of success as a writer?

I believe being able to share your stories with others defines my own success. Just getting them out there really is what leads to being known as an author. Evernight Publishing took a chance on a debut author and provided that outlet for my stories.

20) Are you currently writing a new book? If yes, would you care to share a bit of it with us?

Yes, I am almost finished writing the first draft of the sequel to Lost Until You. It’s going to explore Cole and his story in more detail. It continues a few months after the end of this one, but you will see a lot of flashbacks to his past.

Thank you, Kimberly, for spending time at Jersey Girl Book Reviews and letting the readers get to know you!

About The Author

Kimberly Daniels is a middle school English Teacher who took the advice of her students to pursue her writing hobby as a career. When she’s not at her laptop dreaming up new happily-ever-afters, she can be found glued to the TV or Kindle consumed with a new show or book addiction. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the suburbs of Philadelphia, spending weekends at basketball games, softball fields, and dance recitals.

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Book Review

Lost Until You by Kimberly Daniels
Book 1: Finding You Series
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Publication Date: eBook - April 24, 2018 / PB - May 2, 2018
Format: Paperback - 278 pages
               Kindle - 1569 KB
               Nook - 808 KB
ISBN: 978-1773396668
BNID: 2940155212553
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she and her young son make the move back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her heart guarded, the last thing she needs is the force that is sexy surfer, Cole Stevens, literally slamming into her life.

Struggling against growing feelings for Cole, Camryn tries to focus on life with her son. But when Cole picks the lock to her heart, Camryn knows he might be the one to change everything. Just when Camryn thinks she's finally finding her happiness, a ghost from the past comes back to haunt her.

Camryn must now decide between letting Cole stand with her in the fight for her life, or staying lost in the pain of the past.

Book Teaser:

Book Excerpt:

The walk home is spent talking about the normal things: work, surfing, summer plans. As we approach the end of our walk, three crazy people waving and yelling our names block the entrance to our houses. Gavin bolts toward us, jumps into Cole’s arms, and reaches one arm out for me to pull me in for a group hug. The change in his demeanor from yesterday is astounding, and I know the sight of Cole and me together is part of that. Surely Carter also helped by pumping him with junk food all night at their sleepover. Lila and Carter join the hug seconds later, making me feel like I can call this home again.

We break apart from our embrace with Lila begging for the scoop, Carter complaining of hunger, and Gavin bragging about winning his bet with Cole. Before I can answer anyone, Cole puts his arm around me and looks at Gavin.

“Gavin, I want to make sure that you’re okay with your Mommy and me spending a lot of time together.”

Gavin looks from me to Cole and replies, “Does it mean you’re gonna kiss each other a lot now? Because that’s kinda gross.”

“Well, I think you better get used to that.” Cole leans over and whispers to him, “Because your mom’s way too pretty not to kiss.”

With a disgusted look, Gavin yells out, “Eww, gross!” He then reaches around Cole’s neck again and says, “But it’s okay if you and Mommy see each other. Even if you have to kiss.”

“Aww, thanks, buddy.” Cole reaches his fist up to Gavin.

Gavin taps his fist back to Cole’s and replies, “You’re welcome, buddy.”

Watching the two of them interact like this creates a feeling of contentment and satisfaction that is so new and refreshing. Everyone starts walking toward the back deck while I take one more look out toward the vast stretch of sand. This beach town holds the reason for my nightmares and heartache. But today, it represents the birth of my new life, one that includes Cole. However, looking toward the water’s edge, my elation is quickly stripped from me as I stand staring into the aqua-colored eyes of my biggest fear.

My Book Review:

In her debut novel, Lost Until You, author Kimberly Daniels weaves a lighthearted romantic tale of friendship, love and second chances.

Set in the fictional beach town of Sea City Island, New Jersey, the reader is easily drawn into this witty and caring story as they follow a group of friends who help each other navigate the trials and tribulations of life and love.

After living in California for the past five years, single mom Camryn Singer honors the final wish of her late mom Milena to move back to their seaside hometown of Sea City Island, New Jersey with her five-year-old son Gavin. It is Milena's wish for Camryn to face her troubled past, consider the best interest for her son, move forward with her life, and take a second chance at finding love and happiness.

Five years ago Camryn's ex-high school boyfriend Todd Connelly made it clear that he did not want a child, and that he was going to pursue his law school dream. Completely broken and feeling abandoned, Camryn and Gavin moved from New Jersey to California to forget her past, but she has been haunted by the same nightmare, the fear of losing her son to Todd. With the support of her childhood best friend Lila Walters and fiance Carter Benson, Camryn starts to rebuild her life in Sea City Island, including a budding romance with her son's sexy surf instructor Cole Stevens. But just when Camryn and Cole find each other, Camryn's fear becomes a reality when Todd comes back into the picture and wants to get to know his son and a second chance with Camryn. Camryn is forced to face her fears and troubled past in order to move forward with her life ... but what will she decide to do?

Lost Until You is a wonderful story that will keep the reader engaged as they follow Camryn's story. I really enjoyed following Camryn as she struggled to overcome life issues and find the determination to move forward with her life. There was a great mixture of emotion, drama, angst, and humor mixed in this story, you can't help but feel compassion for Camryn as she faces difficult life decisions, but with the caring and protective support of Lila, Carter, and Cole, she is determined to move forward with her life and get that second chance at love and happiness. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I loved five-year-old Gavin, he is so adorable and his loveable antics made me laugh. Finally, as a born and bred Southern Jersey Girl (raised in Brigantine), I absolutely loved the beach setting and greatly appreciated the author's rich description of our beautiful shore towns (two thumbs up). I look forward to reading the next book in the series which the author says will delve into Cole's life story, as he has his own troubled past and demons that he has been dealing with!

Lost Until You is a lighthearted and sweet story that has enough emotional depth, drama, romance, and witty banter, that makes it a delightfully feel-good and entertaining must-read summer tale that romance fans will certainly enjoy!


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June 25: Long and Short Reviews
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