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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-ALEXIS: Midlife Journey Series-Dianne Harman-Ends 12/21

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


This is quite the departure from the cozy's Dianne Harman usually writes--but it sure hit home with me! Although never heavy enough to require gastric bypass surgery (thank heavens) I have struggled with weight my entire life as well as other issues. I remember when I lost 60 pounds and all of a sudden my then boss and coworkers were all saying how great I looked--a double edged sword--what did they think about me before I lost weight?

Of course my boss did not gift me with gastric bypass surgery for a Christmas bonus--but that is what happens to Alexis! This book hits all the emotional gamuts that can go with a total change in your appearance. To have that happen when you are in your 50's--well--that is really life changing.

You will cry and be happy for Alexis as she struggles to reinvent her entire self and deal with what made her so over weight to begin with!

I would personally like to thank Dianne for NOT putting any recipes in this one that I normally can only dream of indulging in.


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Seven time Amazon All Star author with her latest book in the Midlife Journey Series.

When her boss gives Alexis weight loss surgery as an early Christmas bonus, it sets in motion a string of events no one could have foreseen. With the surgery comes the realization that anything is possible from losing weight, working out, a complete makeover, a new wardrobe, to men in her life for the first time. Each step is terrifying as time after time she's forced to get out of her comfort zone because of all the changes taking place.

As the Alexis package becomes more appealing it brings with it an exotic sports car, a glamorous face and body, and a chance at love. But when the ex-wife of the man she falls in love with wants to reconcile with him, Alexis' hard fought midlife victory becomes a nightmare, and she resorts to returning to what used to work for her when she didn't want to deal with her feelings - food. Is she doomed to live a life of unhappiness or is there a happy ever after for her?

You can't read about Alexis' trials and tribulations without rooting for her every step of the way. Although her midlife journey forces her to come to terms with a lifetime of being overweight, her struggle of dealing with changes in midlife is one every woman will face in one form or another. This is Alexis' midlife journey.

Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


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Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She's the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, and Jack Trout. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was recently published. This series deals with events that occur in midlife, such as divorce, death, career changes, children leaving home, etc. She's also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors. Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery book in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors!

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40 comments :

Jhumki Nag said...

really nice story and interesting topic. Loved reading through it.

Janet W. said...

Yes, I think I'll enjoy this series. I haven't read anything by this author yet but look forward to doing so.

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I haven't read any of her books, yet, however, I would like "Murder at the Clinic". Murders are my fav. genre!

Thanks for introducing us to this author.

Besos Sarah
Journeys of The Zoo

Ivonne Tarantino said...

Sounds like an interesting read and something I would enjoy reading having the time. So many people struggle with this their weight and body image.

Gladys Parker said...

I haven't yet read her series but Cozy sounds good. I really need to read this book. I am having a sleeve surgery (a less intrusive form of gastric bypass) this Spring or early Summer. I am so worried about the surgery and first few weeks of recovery that I have given no thought to what life would be like after, at least not the positives.

Dianne Harman said...

Thank you so much Michele and from what I'm hearing from readers, this is a subject that hits home for many. We may not have needed surgery, but a lot of us sure have struggled with more pounds than we'd like to carry!

Geraldine Sandoval said...

I love reading books like this, interesting series.

Jennifer Johnson said...

I have not heard of this author before!! This sounds like it would be a great read and well matched for me.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

It looks really interesting! I'm definitely putting this on my to read list!

Saidah Washington said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I just added two books to my reading list as well.

Dorothy said...

I have not read any of the books written by this author, but reading a little about this book tells me a lot about what the author likes to write. I am interested in reading this book and more of what the author has to offer.
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Laura said...

Yes, It sounds like one I would really enjoy. So many of her books sound good. I bet I would like the Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series!

Judy Thomas said...

I think I will love the series.

April said...

What an interesting concept for a book! I am overweight and people has asked me about weight loss surgery and it is not something I am really interested in. I would love to read this book and see how Alexis' journey ends.

jean602 said...

I would enjoy this new series I love mysterys.

Sara said...

I think I would like this series, it sounds good.

Peggy Hyndman said...

Yes, I think I'll enjoy this series. The Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series is my favorite Dianne Harman series.

Adrianas Best Recipes said...

Seems that the author with all that interesting background has a lot to say in her book. I will check her out.

Deb PelletierC said...

I think I would like this series, I haven't read any of her books yet. So I can't pick one.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Thanks for your book reviews. I always go look for your blog before I head on out to shop for books to read. I don't have any Liz Lucas books yet, but I am going to get them next time.

Akhil Sharma said...

I'll read a chapter before making a purchase, and I'm sure this will be a great story

Carrie Rundhaug said...

I always enjoy your book reviews and I have found some good books from reading your reviews! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Emily Endrizzi said...

Oh yes, this definitely looks like a series that I would enjoy.

Melissa Cushing said...

This looks like a series that I would love for sure and I have not read any of this authors books but am looking forward to it! This book sounds like a fun cozy read! Thanks for sharing :)

Erinn Sluka said...

It has been a while since I read a good book-not children's-this series looks very engaging

Natalie said...

I think that I would definitely enjoy this series!

Samantha said...

I think that I would enjoy the series.

Sarah Hayes said...

i know Id love it

Jennifer Hall said...

I think I would enjoy this series!

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun one

Marielle Altenor said...

I love feel good stories. I'm curious to see how it all ends for Alexis.

bn100 said...

no fav

Anonymous said...

Thank so much for all the contests Happy Holidays Hopefully your staying warm and cozy

Dianne Harman said...

It's wonderful to see so many people comments that I now consider friends. Thanks!

Akshay said...

I LOVED it. Blue Coyote Motel is my favorite.

Tammy Woodall said...

The excerpt of "Alexis" looks like it will be an interesting story. I haven't read it yet, but definitely intend to in the near future. I look forward to reading other books from Dianne Harmann.

Dianne Harman said...

Down to the wire. Good luck!

Holly Thomas said...

I have not ready anything as of yet by this author, but this series looks like something I would enjoy.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I will be enjoying this book. I thank you for featuring Diane's latest and possibly the greatest. I cannot wait to read the book.

Sihem At said...

I'll enjoy this series.Thank you for sharing

 
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