Thursday, March 22, 2018

Virtual Tour and Giveaway: Blooming Into Life by Kristie Booker

Blooming into Life
by Kristie Booker


GENRE: Women’s Fiction



Growing up on a farm in Brockville, Illinois, did not prepare Colleen O’Brien Adler to be the wife of a wealthy entertainment lawyer living in Chicago. It certainly didn’t prepare her to be Dinah Adler’s daughter-in-law. The stay-at-home mother of two has more than she’s ever wanted—a personal stylist, a prestigious country club membership, a multimillion-dollar home—but she finds herself not only struggling with depression and body image but also failing as a parent and fearing for her marriage. Her life is about to change when an invitation to a wellness meeting arrives in her inbox. With some coaxing from personal coach Kory Stone, she commits to a new beginning. But will she be able to overcome the things that are holding her back?



“How many of you are here to lose weight?” Kory asked.

Colleen raised her hand along with every other woman in the room. Noticing how skinny over half the room was, Colleen wondered why they were raising their hand.

“While your goal is weight loss, my goal is to help you find yourself, your true self,” Kory said.

“What if our true self just needs to lose weight?” Beth said.

The women around the table laughed. Kory smiled at her. “I want to help you see beyond your physical body and dig deep into what makes your heart happy.”

Beth’s smile faded as she considered Kory’s words. Colleen had no idea what made her heart happy. She loved the girls and Jay. They made her happy. They also made her exhausted. Besides her bed, a vanilla latte and a bottle of wine, she couldn’t put her finger on anything that truly made her happy.

“The hardest part about finding out what makes you happy is being truthful about what isn’t making you happy,” Kory said. “In order to lose weight and keep it off, you have to commit to working hard to overcome the things that are holding you back.”

Colleen wasn’t sure she could commit to doing whatever work Kory was talking about. Some things in her life were too difficult to overcome.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kristie Booker is the author of Blooming Into Life, a blogger and a Wellness Coach. She enjoys coaching and inspiring women through her writing as well as in person. Kristie is a wife and mother of two sons. She grew up in rural Illinois, but now lives in Chicago.



Kristie will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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My Review

Blooming Into Life is a fun and delightful read. I was not sure how I was going to like it when I first picked it up, but I must say, I was hooked right from the start. Colleen is a likable character, I felt like I knew her and felt connected to her. I can definitely relate to what she was going through. I look forward to adding more books by Kristie Booker to my wish list as I want to read more by her in the future. 

I give Blooming Into Life 5+ stars. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

    1. Hi Peggy, the most challenging part of writing for me is getting out of my own way. At times, I suffer from a lot of self doubt. When this happens, I have to take a break and go for a walk, go see a movie or pick up a great book to get myself back where I need to be. The most rewarding part is when ideas begin to flow from somewhere beyond myself and the story begins to take on a life of it's own. I'm always in awe when this happens. For some reason, this seems to happen right after those moments of self-doubt. I want to believe it's the universe nudging me to get over my negative thinking. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for your glowing review. If I hadn't already decided to add this book to my TBR shelves, your review would have closed the deal for me.

  4. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Congratulations on your book. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. I'll definitely be checking this one out!

  6. Thanks 4 sharing and congrats on the tour.

  7. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

  8. This book cover has me yearning for spring. Lol

  9. Thanks 4 sharing and congrats on the book tour.

  10. We can overcome anything through Christ when we submit to Jesus Christ and that commitment to leads to new beginnings.

  11. Thanks 4 an inspiring novel towards others.

  12. I wonder what is holding her back in the novel?

  13. Do you prefer ebooks to read or print versions?