Friday, April 1, 2011

#Review: Beatrice Munson by Lorena Bathey @lmmtoo

BeatriceCoverfinalver2Lorena Bathey has woven a charming and sparkling narrative of reconnecting, friendship, love and compassion. This fun read almost glides past before you know it as the characters are surprised by a long overdue reawakening.

Beatrice Munson was the girl you hated in high school…cute enough to be popular, smart enough to be geeky. Twenty years later, now an author and world traveler, she has moved in across the street from Marissa. When Marissa finally gets up enough courage to cross the street and welcome Beatrice to the neighborhood it feels like she’s meeting a movie star.

Beatrice’s free-spirited ways take on the Bay Area’s Vista Heights cul‑de‑sac bringing life back to the neighborhood and its ladies who had unconsciously put their lives on a shelf and lost themselves when they started families. It’s time now to save themselves, their marriages and their futures! 

Lorena Bathey’s beguiling novel, Beatrice Munson, was released by Kindle March 26, 2011 and will available in print April 13, 2011.

Growing up in the Bay Area Lorena Bathey attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga graduating with a degree in English. Then she traveled, learned about life, and developed great fodder for a book. Losing her mother to cancer and her own marriage’s demise brought her to find herself. She wrote Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother and found speaking and empowering others was her passion. Find out more .

Lorena Bathey found after writing her first book, a memoir called Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother that characters were visiting her mind and wouldn't leave. She was introduced to Marissa, Andrea, Lily, Deidre and Beatrice and her first novel, Beatrice Munson, came to life. After finishing that book she was inspired to write more novels and she knew that pursuing her passion was the best way to live her life. So a writer she became.

After meeting the love of her life, they embarked on the thrilling life to follow their dreams bringing their families along for the ride. Today Lorena has nine novels in her writing queue all with screenplays in the works.

But writing isn't the only muse that inspires Lorena. She has become a passionate photographer and likes to push the envelope taking shots while learning how to navigate Photoshop. Travel, walking, enjoying new restaurants, and Italy are other loves and things she makes sure she has time for.

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Review by Lynnette Phillips, Avid Book Reviews

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lynnette for your amazing review. I'm so glad you liked the book!