Plan Bea

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is ROAR day, but instead of a shelter I want to ROAR for a new book that comes out today. Many of you are familiar with the Blog Feeling Beachie . I was thrilled when Hilary offered to let me review her second book, Plan Bea.

I am partial to non-fiction, but I love Hilary’s blog and her book, Dangled Carat so I was eager to read Plan Bea. I was pleasantly surprised that the main character, Annabel, has a pet cat (always a plus) as far as I am concerned. Annabel seems to have it all, a great job, a loving husband, two beautiful children and a cat. Unfortunately, she has a strained relationship with her mother.

Annabel’s Mom, Beatrice is a selfish woman who only cares about herself. She has no interest in Annabel’s children, especially not her son. So it is quite shocking when her mother calls to say she is getting remarried and wants Anna to help with all the planning. As the story unfolds, we learn a lot about Anna and her Mom. We learn sometimes people act a certain way for a reason. I don’t want to give anything away, but I highly recommend Plan Bea. Just as some people are not what you think they are, neither is this story which will keep you interested all the way to the last sentence.

There is currently a giveaway for  the book on Goodreads


you can purchase it at these places:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

You can visit Hilary on Twitter ( please go there to enter her special giveaway a $25 Gift card to Bath and Body Works).New-Release-giveaway-sale-1024x512




Dangled Carat

Happy Friday everyone! Today is book day and Lucy and I are both recommending Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman.Many of you know Hilary from her blog Feeling Beachie (  ) . I enjoy her Friday Fun fill-ins and stories of her cat, Lucy. One week, she was offering her book Dangled Carat on the Kindle for 99cents so I decided to give it a try. I am kicking myself for not ordering it sooner because it was such an excellent story.


I love memoirs and books with cats so this was the perfect blend for me. In the book, Hilary meets a wonderful, kind and handsome man that wantd to date her. Everything starts out well until she realizes he has some commitment issues. He wasn’t a cheater or anything like that, but he wasn’t getting down on one knee in a normal timespan. If I had read this when I was younger, I would have been thinking she should jusy dump him if he didn’t want to be married. Now that I am older, I can understand why she stayed with him for so long – I am not going to tell you much more because I don’t want to ruin the ending for you. I will say that her boyfriend did have a pet cat named Alex and anyone that takes good care of their cat has to be good. Here is the Amazon link: .

PS: For anyone that doesn’t already know, Hilary has a cat named Lucy now. That makes her wonderful as far as my Lucy is concerned.

See you tomorrow for all our hops.