A Woman Lost – a friend found

A Woman Lost – a friend found

Life is strange – you never know what is going to happen or who you are going to meet. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from one of my best bloggy friends, Beth Ann, from It’s Just Life. She wanted to “introduce me” to one of her bloggy friends TB Markinson. Beth Ann figured that we’d have a lot in common since I am about to publish my memoir, Dangled Carat, and TBM just published her novel, A Woman Lost.

Beth Ann was right! TBM and I hit it off immediately, and now pretty much not a day goes by without us emailing each other! It is amazing how much we have in common – not only are we the exact same age (39), we both had age related writing goals, and both of our books deal with commitment phobia!

womanlostA Woman Lost is the story of Lizzie – On the outside she has it all – she is rich, beautiful and successful. But all this doesn’t matter to Lizzie’s mother. She doesn’t see Lizzie, she sees Les-Bi-An. As a result, Lizzie has distanced herself from her family, and sealed off her heart to prevent being further hurt. But everything changes when Lizzie gets a call from her brother announcing his engagement. Shockingly to her, his fiancé wants to bring Lizzie, and her girlfriend, Sarah, back into the family fold. Sarah, the hopeless romantic who wants a commitment, is thrilled! Finally she feels that Lizzie is opening her heart and her family to her…She hopes that now she can tame the fiercely independent Lizzie. But can Sarah and Lizzie’s relationship survive Lizzie’s past and all her family secrets?

A Woman Lost is a fast paced novel that I was unable to put down. I was pulled into the story from the very first page and immediately feel in love (or hate) with each and every character – even the minor ones! To me, the best part of reading a book is when you truly understand the character’s psyche and care about what happens to them, even if it sometimes makes you want to smack them! That is what I felt when I read A Woman Lost… And long after I read the last page, Lizzie, Sarah, Lizzie’s mom “the scotch lady”, and Maddie, the fiancé, lingered on my mind and in my heart…. I truly loved this book!

And speaking about love, commitments and dating – TB Markinson is guest posting on DANGLED CARAT today. She shares the story of why it took six years between her first and second date with her partner…..


24 thoughts on “A Woman Lost – a friend found

  1. I think we both felt the same way about TBM’s book! I loved it. I had no idea what it was about when I started it and by the time I was done I was her biggest fan! She is such a great writer and since I have followed her blog for quite awhile I feel like I “know” her, too. Thanks for the shout out! I didn’t even think about you guys being the same age!!! Another great thing you have in common. I am so glad I thought to “introduce” you. Love when friendship circles widen.
    Have a great day, my friend!

    1. Beth Ann – I didn’t know what to expect either, but i loved every word…. I never visited her blog (how????) so I missed out on her writing… Each day we “chat” and we find more similarities! Thanks again for the introduction!

    1. Brian – it sure was… when Beth Ann introduced us I never expected that TBM and I would hit it off like this!

  2. Seeing ones’ dreams come true is a beautiful thing. I delight in TBM’s achievement, as well as yours soon-to-be. Life is too short with a lot of what-ifs left wanting for answers that will never come, if you just don’t reach a little harder to make things happen. Good book review and discovery of a new friend. 🙂

    Join me for some Latin spice on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

    1. Cathy – you are so right… living your dream is an amazing thing. I know you understand, publishing your book is scary, you wonder if anyone will read it, yet alone like it… But when I had doubts, and was scared, I realized that that stuff doesn’t matter… I already accomplished my dream. I wrote the book!

  3. How exciting!!! And such a romantic book too! Thanks for the intro to this book and and your review! I do hope Lizzie’s family totally sees how wonderful Sarah and Lizzie are together!

    Take care

    1. Old Kitty – it was a wonderful book – Lizzie’s family wasn’t the only ones to need a little convincing!

  4. I’m in the middle of reading it right now and can’t wait to get back to it each day. It’s a great story with memorable characters. Glad you two hit it off! 🙂

    1. Tillie – I know… when beth Ann first sent the note, I figured we’d have an email or two exchanged – I never thought we’d email every day!

  5. Thanks so much for the lovely review. And I’m glad we finally met. I wish you luck with your publishing journey and count me as a fan. I love your writing and your story.

    1. Tbm – I think we have the mutual love thing going on. I can’t wait for book number two! And I am so thankful we met! Having you to talk to has kept me sane ( well saner)

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