Friday, September 7, 2018

Blog Tour: Designer You by Sarahlyn Bruck

Author: Sarahlyn Bruck 
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books

Pam Wheeler checked every box: Happy marriage? Check. Fantastic kid? Check. Booming career? Check.

So when her husband dies suddenly and their DIY empire goes on life support, Pam must fix the relationship with her troubled and grief-stricken daughter and save the family business.

Pam and Nate were a couple who just couldn’t get away from each other, sharing not only their bed, but also a successful lifestyle empire as DIY home renovators, bloggers, podcasters, and co-authors.
When Nate dies in a freak accident, Pam becomes a 44-year-old widow, at once too young and too old—too young to be thrust into widowhood and too old to rejoin the dating pool.

Now the single mother of a headstrong and grief-stricken teenager, Pam’s life becomes a juggling act between dealing with her loss and learning how to parent by herself. On top of all that she also must reinvent herself or lose the empire that she and Nate had built so carefully.

It is time for Pam to seize the opportunity to step up as a mother, come out from behind Nate’s shadow, and rise as the sole face of the Designer You brand, and maybe, possibly, hopefully, find love again.

Designer You is a well written heart-wrenching book about loss, grief and just trying to make it through the next hour.  Pam loses her husband in a freak accident and now she must navigate how to keep going and raise their daughter Grace. 

This book really resonated with me because I have a close friend who I watched  go through this very process.  The book felt so authentic because it was like watching her journey all over again. From the crippling grief to the problems with kids in school, the author was spot on.   I only wish that it was a little longer with an epilogue.  I did end up with the feeling of hope for Pam and Grace, but I wanted more closure. I definitely recommend this one. 

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About Sarahlyn Bruck

Sarahlyn Bruck writes contemporary women’s fiction and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. She is the author of Designer You, published by Crooked Cat Books on August 31, 2018. Sarahlyn teaches writing and literature at a local community college and also coaches writers for Author Accelerator.

Designer You is Sarahlyn’s debut, and she is hard at work on her next book. Want the latest updates? Follow along for news, events, and announcements at You can sign up for her monthly newsletter there, too.

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