Book Tours: Starter Day Party After Gardens


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for womens fiction “After Gardens”. The tour runs from June 20 to June 27.

Tour Schedule

June 20th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

June 21st: Promo Post @ Just Books

June 21st: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

June 22nd: Promo Post @ Nesie’s Place

June 24th: Promo Post @ Found in Words

June 25th: Book Review @ Crazy KALM

June 26th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

June 26th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

June 27th: Promo Post @ Paranormal Romance… And Beyond

About the Book

Title: After Gardens

Author: Katharine Coldiron

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Maya, a weekend at a hot springs with her boisterous friend Rhondey is just what she needs to move forward after her divorce. For Rhondey, it’s an opportunity to help Maya cut loose a little, shed some of her inhibitions. Maya doesn’t see the need to shed anything, and she’s not looking for a teacher. But the more Maya clings to her privacy, the more difficult it is for her to recognize her true teachers…and the right moment to step free.

Author Bio

Katharine Coldiron’s work has appeared in Ms., the Times Literary Supplement, the Rumpus, the Manifest-Station, horoscope.com, and many other places.

Find Katharine at kcoldiron.com or on Twitter @ferrifrigida.

Links

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Goodreads

Release Blitz: After Gardens

About the Book

Title: After Gardens

Author: Katharine Coldiron

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Maya, a weekend at a hot springs with her boisterous friend Rhondey is just what she needs to move forward after her divorce. For Rhondey, it’s an opportunity to help Maya cut loose a little, shed some of her inhibitions. Maya doesn’t see the need to shed anything, and she’s not looking for a teacher. But the more Maya clings to her privacy, the more difficult it is for her to recognize her true teachers…and the right moment to step free.

Author Bio

Katharine Coldiron’s work has appeared in Ms., the Times Literary Supplement, the Rumpus, the Manifest-Station, horoscope.com, and many other places.

Find Katharine at kcoldiron.com or on Twitter @ferrifrigida.

Links

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Goodreads

Book Review: Always With Me by Ariela Ben Ari

Title: Always With Me
Author: Ariela Ben Ari
Genre: Memoir, Spirituality
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is the story of a significant life, loving and happiness despite the absent, the break, the loss.

This is the story of a man and woman, a blessed couple, who spent their time together, hand in hand. This is a song about joy, togetherness, and deep faith. This is a story of love that survives separation by illness and then death.

This is a love story. A bigger- than- life love story. This is a story about a love that is resilient and pure in the face of crisis, disappointment and unimaginable health challenges. This is a story of heroism; spirit reigning over the body and its realities.

This is a story of how the movement of life provides us with opposites and how we grow from polarities such as:

Death and Life

Darkness and Light

Spiritual Distance and Closeness

The Hidden and the Exposed

Desperation and Hope

This is a story of dedication, light, the good, grace, hope, faith, confidence and love – Always With Me.

Always With Me is an inspiring memoir about love, faith, about a couple’s dedication toward one another. The book tells the, at times heartwarming, at times heartbreaking, story of author Ariela Ben Ari and her husband Moshe.

The story is very touching, and I certainly recommend reading this for anyone who has ever dealt with the loss of a loved one. As Ariela recalls her life with her husband, and then describes her life without him, you can feel the pain very vividly. I hope that writing this book worked cathartic for the author, and that it made her feel better, even if just a little. I sincerely hope the book helped her with the mourning process, and I can imagine it will also help people who are in a similar situation.

Very touching, very tragic, and brought tears to my eyes more than once.

 

Book Review: Anything But His Soul by Moshe Bomberg

Title: Anything But His Soul
Author: Moshe Bomberg
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Rating: 5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Meeting his brother in Auschwitz, he understood that they are all alone

A young boy’s world falls apart! He can trust no one and does not know what his tomorrow holds or if he will live to see it.

Poland 1944, Mjetek finds himself in Auschwitz after taking part in Zionist underground activities trying to fight against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw. He meets his brother and understands that their entire family has been massacred and that their days are numbered. Mjetek decides to not give up and says he is a blacksmith, though he has never worked with metal. At work in one of the factories, a melted piece of iron falls and burns him. He manages to go back to the camp and his brother takes care of him, selling his golden tooth for medical supplies. Staying in the “clinic” was supposed to be the end of Mjetek but this is actually what saves him. When his brother is marched to his death and they have to say their final goodbye.

Mjetek’s story of survival is marked with small miracles, determination and unbelievable bravery. This memoir will leave you breathless and heartbroken, yet, inspired.

In 1944 in Poland, Mjetek is captured and brought to Auschwitz, the most famous of the horrible Nazi death camps. He’s still just a young man at the time and life at camp is very tough for him, never knowing whether he will live or die, getting through each day while living in constant fear…

When he meets his brother at the camp, he realizes his entire family has been massacred, and he and his brother are the only ones left. They try to take care of each other, but when Mejtek is forced to stay at the “clinic”, he believes his days are well and truly numbered, although it might turn out that this might be his one chance at survival…

This is a heartbreaking story, to say the least. Mejtek is a survivor in every sense of the word, and it’s just horrible what he and his family had to go through. The book is actually authored by his grandson, based on a recording made by Mejtek / Moshe. The story is an inspiration, and shows the strengths of humanity, especially in the face of what can only be considered true evil.