giovedì 25 febbraio 2016

Review & Giveway: 2 Broads Abroad: Moms Fly the Coop by by Deborah Serra and Nancy Serra Greene


2 Broads Abroad: Moms Fly the Coop
by Deborah Serra and Nancy Serra Greene

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GENRE: Nonfiction, Motherhood, Travel Memoir

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BLURB:


When sisters, Deborah & Nancy, discovered that motherhood was a temp job they decided to run away from home. After packing up that last kid for college, and facing the sad stillness of their suddenly quiet homes, they decided to leave the country. 2 BROADS ABROAD: MOMS FLY THE COOP is a funny, irreverent, occasionally poignant travel tale of their impulsive road trip around Ireland

In this witty warm-hearted adventure, they experienced some of Ireland’s quirkier history while sharing universally relatable stories of maniacal school coaches, neurotic neighbors, and tiger moms. Having kicked that empty nest into their rearview mirror, the sisters took off careening down the wrong side of the road, making questionable choices, getting trapped in a medieval tower, sneaking Chinese take-out into a famous cooking school, drinking way too much, and gaining a changed perspective on their lives ahead.


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My Review:


I enjoyed very much to travel with these two very funny sisters.
Two mothers have fully dedicated their lives to their children. Now they flew out of the nest and their mothers don't  know what to do with their lives. They decide to leave together for an adventurous and exhilarating trip to Ireland. The laughs are more than guaranteed.
I always wanted a sister, after reading this book I regret even more not to have her. Their relationship between these two sisters is really enviable: they have so much complicity and always support each other.
It 's written wonderfully well, with a style simple, flowing and brlliant. It really makes you laugh heartily, it's full of emotions and also makes reflect. It was a really enjoyable read, I could not put it down.

I have no hesitation in recommending it highly, especially if you are a parent





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EXCERPT:

When we thought about the phases of our lives at each juncture of change: our own departure from home, our first real job, our marriages, the birth of our children, all of the big phases of change held out something new for us.  This change was shaping up very differently.  This change was loss – complete dissolution of the fundamental family structure forever and that was all.  We had to plan.  We needed to be proactive.  The alternative was to be left standing frozen in time, in a life that had moved on without us, and to become observers and visitors in our kids' lives. Not acceptable. So, we set our imaginations loose.

We considered our location. Now that we knew we were leaving – where could we go? 

“Angkor Wat,”  I said.

“Wat what?” Nancy asked.

“It’s the largest temple in the world, built in 1125.”

“Where is it?”

 “Cambodia.”

“Uh, huh. Deborah, I was thinking more along the lines of a bucolic vineyard in Tuscany.  You know, stroll along the hills, sample the fruit of the vine, nectar of the gods?”

“Oh.  Okay, how would you feel about a camel trek in Morocco?”

“Probably sore, smelly, and hot.  And I understand camels are mean and they spit.  They spit, Deborah. What about a civilized boat ride down the Rhine River in Germany?  They have castles and I know how you like castles.”

“I do like castles, but don’t you think we should go more exotic?”

“This is our first trip together.  I’d like to steer clear of nations at war, places we’d need to wear a burka, or can’t speak the language, or ride on an angry animal.  Surely we can agree on somewhere.”

“I’ve always wanted to see where grandma’s family came from.”

“Me, too!”

“With a little research and a rental car we can see the entire island in a couple of weeks.”

“Perfect. Ireland it is!”




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Deborah Serra has been a sought-after screenwriter for twenty-five years having written for NBC, CBS, Sony, Lifetime, Fox, and others. She was a recipient of the 2012 Hawthornden Literary Fellowship. Her first novel was a semi-finalist for the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Award given by the Faulkner Society in New Orleans, LA.

Nancy is a graduate of San Diego State University. She worked in medical sales before stepping away to raise her two children, at which point she became: Team Mom, Snack Mom, PTA member, Assistance League Volunteer, and the list is never-ending. Nancy was the editor and publisher of the Buffalo Hills Echo newsletter with a circulation of 1400. She also designed and managed her community website.


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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/2_BroadsAbroad


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Deborah Serra and Nancy Serra Greene will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



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18 commenti:

  1. Thank you for both the excerpt and giveaway.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. We know you'll enjoy it! Deborah & Nancy

      Elimina
  2. This book sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the chance to win.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hi, Jen, this is the book for the middle of the night, or waiting in a doctor's office, or picking up the kids at school - makes it all funnier. Thanks for coming along the tour! Deborah & Nancy

      Elimina
  3. Sounds like an amazing book. thanks for the chance to win it.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Such a fun experience - we hope you win, and if not, oh, just read it anyway! Deborah & Nancy

      Elimina
  4. 2 BROADS invite this sister-less host to join us on our next trip! Or grab your girlfriend since there's nothing better than running away from home and laughing the entire time. Thanks for hosting, Deborah & Nancy

    RispondiElimina
  5. Awesome review! I'm looking forward to reading this one myself :)

    RispondiElimina
  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharing it and for the review!

    RispondiElimina
  7. I really loved the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

    RispondiElimina
  8. Awesome cover! The book sounds fun, fun, fun!!! Thank you for the excerpt and contest!

    RispondiElimina
  9. Thank you for the wonderful review. It increased my desire to read the book!

    RispondiElimina
  10. it looks beyond cute and fun. will check it out

    RispondiElimina
  11. I love books about traveling!! (I mean my names says it :D) Thanks for the review, I have to read this book asap!


    (name on rafflecopter - KateS)

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