Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chasing Rainbows by Kathleen Long

Bernadette Murphy likes her life. Really, she does. What's wrong with carrying around an extra ten pounds from fertility treatments? Or having your dog kicked out of obedience school? Again? What's that saying about the devil you know? For Bernie, it's the devil she never expected that changes everything.

Her father's sudden death leaves a gaping void in her life and is one in a series of events that rock her world. Her husband leaves for another woman, and her best friend announces an unplanned pregnancy at the age of forty-one. Bernie's behavior goes from acting out to out-of-hand, and she finds herself in trouble at home, out of work and banned from the mall after a confrontation at the cosmetic counter.

When her mother discovers her father's book of cryptograms, Bernie realizes his encoded lessons in living might be exactly what she needs to survive. From dealing with her family's grief and bonding with her best friend's thirteen-year-old daughter, to dieting, dating and mindless almost-sex with the landscaper, Bernie discovers what her father always knew.

In life, you either choose to sing a rainbow, or you don't.

For Bernie, the singing is about to begin.

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**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Chasing Rainbows before March 12 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Sherry @ Sherry's Reviews. Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:


A long time ago, in an elementary school far, far away, a very young Kathleen scribbled a story idea in her journal. Then she wrote another, and another. She added several poems, the lyrics to a song or two, a love letter to David Cassidy, and so on and so on. While her early writings never saw the light of day, many of her later works did. And while she did not marry David Cassidy, Kathleen did marry her own Prince Charming. Together, they are raising one drama queen and one obedience-challenged border collie mix in a kingdom divided between suburban Philadelphia and the Jersey shore.

Kathleen is the RITA® nominated, RIO Award and two-time Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence winning author of fourteen novels of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Her additional honors include National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, and Booksellers Best award nominations.

She divides her time between plotting her next book, bribing her little one to pick up her toys, and begging the dog to heel. Life is good. Very, very good.

Connect with Kathleen!

Web: www.kathleenlong.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathleenlong
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KLWords

Buy the Book!
 
Buy link for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VHT1ZM
Buy link for Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-rainbows-kathleen-long/1106660600?ean=2940013295476&itm=1&usri=chasing%2brainbows
 

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great read Kathleen! I really enjoyed your book and have recommended it to several of my friends! I really enjoyed all the fun with the dogs. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stefany! Thanks also for being part of the tour. I appreciate you!

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  2. This book sounds great!!! Can wait to read everyones reviews!!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Have a great weekend. ;o)

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  3. Just finished book for the tour and LOVED it

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the read and thank you being part of the tour. ;o) I'm looking forward to visiting with you in March.

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    2. It was great to have you! I look forward to your future novels as well.

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  4. I loved reading this story, what a great read...I've give this book to alot of my friendsto read and they also have enjoyed it. carolefiore@yahoo.com

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    1. Ah, Carole. You're one in a million. Thank you! (Posted my reply below before by mistake.) Hope you're having a great Friday!

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  6. This was a GREAT book!! I downloaded it on my Kindle Fire at the end of December and have read it a couple times. Truly a great read, very easy to relate to for me.

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    1. Thank you, Nanci! I'm so glad you connected with Bernie's story. Have a great week!

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  7. This book was just recommended to me by a friend, can't wait to check it out!

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    1. Hi Sara! I hope you'll let me know what you think of Bernie's story. Thanks for your comment!

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  8. Wow, this book sounds really interesting. Sort of bittersweet, but still fun...
    And I love the rainbow umbrella on the cover. :)
    I'll check it out!

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Cayce. I think bittersweet, but still fun, sums up the book quite well! You'll have to let me know what you think.

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  9. The story sounds really interesting and i just love the cover! I'm surely looking forward to reading it!
    BTW add me for giveaway only if its international.

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    1. Thanks, Priya! I'm so glad you stopped by, and yes, the giveaway is international. ;o)

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  10. I just read a review of the book on Amazon. It sounds like a great story. Congratulations! I also love the cover!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Liese2! I appreciate you stopping by to say hello.

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  11. Really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the cryptograms throughout. My father used to enjoy those, so it brought back memories of him. I downloaded to my Kindle Fire (received it as present from my husband), and had a hard time putting it down! Great read. Look forward to reading your next book.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the read, Patty! My dad loved cryptograms. We spent many mornings racing to see who could work the solution first. Great memories. ;o)

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  12. Kath, so interesting to learn some of your inspiration for this book. Now I understand when you call it "the book of my heart". You have a wonderful, giving, rainbow heart, and you made my heart full with this story. Love, love, love it...but you know that already! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Janet!! You are TOO kind. ;o)

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  13. I'm adding this one to my TRB list for sure!! :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the read! Thanks for stopping by. ;o)

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  14. Chasing Rainbows sounds like a truly wonderful read! I've added it to my TBB shopping list!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I hope you'll let me know what you think! Warmest wishes.

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  15. I loved Chasing Rainbows, it's not often that a book resonates so strongly with me, and your book did just that. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I'm so glad. Thanks for making my day!

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  16. Loved this book and am so glad I was part of the Chasing Rainbows tour. Can't wait to see what comes next from Kathleen.

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  17. This book sounds really wonderful!! Adding it to "my must read" list

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I appreciate that! Hope you enjoy.

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  18. Kathleen...I loved this book especially since I love dogs AND car racing (usually NASCAR versus Indy - but that's beside the point! LOL)Recommended to my book club and though they are not reading right now, we have put on our list to read in the near future!

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    1. Debbie -- thanks for stopping by and saying hello. You know I appreciate the recommendation, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book! Warmest wishes.

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  19. Congratulations, Sherry! My warmest thanks to everyone who stopped by during the tour to say hello, and a HUGE thank you to Samantha for organizing such a wonderful blog tour. Thank you to each and every blogger who was kind enough to fit Chasing Rainbows into her schedule. ;o)

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