Tuesday, March 04, 2014

NEW Dial® Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Giveaway Stop by and win a FREE Bottle


NEW Dial® Deep Cleansing Hand Soap is the latest Dial® Brand hand soap bringing luxury to your hand washing experience.
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 This Premium Soap is refreshing with a micro scrubber that is a deep cleansing hand soap as well as a family soap that adds moisture to your skin.
 The Coconut Lime Verbena is one of my most favorites it has a smell that brings me back to my teen years as it was one of my most favorite scents for body splash.  

The liquid is almost clear and you can see tiny micro beads inside. The smell is not strong when you first put it on but as you make a foam and rinse it will get strong enough to please your senses.  My children loved it and they also enjoyed the Yellow Raspberry and Black sugar scent as well. I would love for your family to be able to try this premium soap.  So enter to win some today.  

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This premium soap captures the fragrant essence of freshness, with an exhilarating blend of lime, coconut and verbena. With gentle micro scrubbers, it cleans and moisturizes deeply, for hands that feel sparkling clean.
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Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Peg-8, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polylactic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-39, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuss (sunflower) Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Chromium Oxide Green, Iron Oxides, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Blue 1, Yellow 5


Deep Cleansing Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar Liquid Hand Soap
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Invigorate your hands with this premium micro-scrubbing soap. It gently cleans as it moisturizes and refreshes, with the vibrant scent of yellow raspberries and black sugar.
Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Peg-8, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polylactic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-39, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuss (sunflower) Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Iron Oxides, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Yellow 10, Yellow 5, Red 40



"The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own"

Never Lose Your Stuff Sweepstakes




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Welcome to the Never Lose Your Stuff Sweepstakes



Organized by Mom Powered Media
Sponsored by Bungee Virtual Lost and Found
Thank you for entering to win at Cassandra M's Place
In today's busy world, it feels like none of us have a chance to sit back and relax. Business meetings, school functions, and of course, running errands when time allows. With how busy our lives are, we don't have time for those little emergencies, especially when it is the loss of a cell phone, tablet, or heaven forbid, our purse! When our expensive, personal items disappear, we panic and think of the worst case scenario, when in actuality, it is likely laying where we left it or may have been picked up by a good Samaritan, having no clue how to get your valuable back to you. While name tags may have worked when we were kids, we really don't want strangers having our personal information. Wouldn't it be nice though if there was a way they could contact you without giving them such valuable information, allowing you to get your stuff back?
Luckily, something like this does exist - Bungee Virtual Lost and Found! So, what are Bungee Tags? Possibly the most brilliant idea out there! You see, these tags anonymously mark your property and when it's lost, someone can text the number listed on the tag and report the tag number. From there, Bungee facilitates a conversation between you and the person who found your stuff, via cell phone and/or email so that you can arrange a way to safely get your lost item. Best of all, it works anywhere in the world that has cell phone signal or internet!



To learn more about all of their amazing plans and how they can protect your important electronics and items, make sure to check out the Bungee website. They also set up an amazing deal for Moms, allowing you to save 50% off their coverage plans.  Don't worry, you don't have to be a mom to take advantage of this exclusive offer, just make sure to use this following code at check out.

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As part of this awesome offer, Mom Powered Media and Bungee Virtual Lost & Found are working together to bring you this awesome giveaway! 1 lucky winner will receive a $100 VISA Gift Card and a 5 Year Family Bungee Pack ($95 value). Another 50 winners will win a 2 year Bungee plan ($19 value). To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!
Never Lose Your Stuff Sweepstakes
  • One lucky reader will win a $100 VISA Gift Card AND Bungee Family Pack.
  • Fifty lucky reader will win a 2 Year Individual Bungee Pack.
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  • Sweepstakes ends March 14 at 11:59pm ET.
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Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome Review




Secrets Unraveled:

Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome

Andrea Avigal & Thomas Hall, Ph.D.



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ISBN: 978-1-468094-8-00


Compelling story reveals the rocky path to recovery from Munchausen Syndrome


Andrea Avigal grew up in a terrifying home. Her father was vicious and sociopathic. He ruled and dominated what happened in their home. The only thought she remembers is survival, as her father alternated between brutally beating her mother and raping Andrea at night while her mother slept on the couch.
As a child she felt unloved and lived in constant fear. As she grew older, the pain and emptiness that remained inside lead her into therapy several times, but she never stayed long enough to work through her childhood trauma. She met a kind man and married, and had three children. For a while, she was able to pretend to be normal.
But then her eldest child was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of two, requiring numerous surgeries, radiation treatment, and two years of chemotherapy. He went into remission, but eight years later, the cancer came back. This time, there was no viable treatment, and he passed away at the age of thirteen.
After she buried her son, she lost the desire and ability to function as a normal person. And while she loved her remaining family, her life went in a new direction.
She began to hurt herself. She would secretly make herself sick in order to gain attention. Hundreds of hospital visits ensued as she attempted suicide, mutilation, poisoning, and making herself sick again, and again and again.
With her life spinning desperately out of control she found salvation in the form of Dr. Tom Hall.
Andrea’s story along with the unconventional therapeutic relationship that cured her is told in Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome.

Dr. Hall explains, “Munchausen Syndrome is a rare psychiatric disorder where people make themselves sick to gain medical attention. They repeat their secret behavior over years, fooling doctors, family members and friends. Andrea Avigal was an expert.”
Anyone can overcome devastating mental illness with the right kind of help.
Starting in April of 2002, when she became his patient, he had no idea how profoundly she would impact his world.
“Andrea was on a path of self-destruction, flirting with death,” he said. “I really did not know whether I would be able to save her life.”
Here is an excerpt from the book by Dr. Tom Hall:
“I was impressed by her willingness to delve into the worst memories and her effort to move forward. I found it compelling that she wanted to keep telling me more of her incredible story. It made me feel increasingly motivated to do what I could to pull her out of her suffering. Every time I caught myself having difficulty learning about the explicit details of her past, I reminded myself that she had to live them.”

Dr. Hall and Andrea worked together for several years. Building a trusting relationship is critical but extremely difficult. “Patients with Munchausen maintain their deception as a means of survival. It takes time, extraordinary patience, understanding and hard work to help them”

The intimate emails back and forth reveal the incredible depth of pain Andrea is going through and the soothing touch of a skilled therapist at work time and again.
The lessons learned have powerful and important implications to anyone who is dealing with mental illness.
· It is crucial to not judge or confront, even when suspicions arise. Munchausen patients almost always experienced childhood trauma and/or neglect and want a safe place to tell their stories. Often trauma survivors need to talk about their childhood over and over again.
· When the therapist offers validation, compassion and a constant presence, secrets of the past and present gradually come out and eventually lose their power. The desire to be sick loses its appeal.

· A trusting relationship replaces the safety once found in hospitals from doctors and nurses.

· When treating Munchausen syndrome, therapists need to consider a less conventional approach, stepping “outside the box,” increasing contact, for example with emails and telephone calls in between sessions. The healing process will occur through the power of the relationship.


Another excerpt from the book by Dr. Tom Hall:
“I find nothing more meaningful than the bond that connects human beings and the communication that creates that bond. It is something that cannot be predicted or charted, but rather unfolds spontaneously, like all things that are special in life. Andrea’s therapy unfolded in ways I could never have imagined and ultimately reinforced the power of the relationship.”

Dr. Tom Hall received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Tufts University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University in 1992. After working as a psychotherapist in many different settings, he started a private practice in 1999.
Andrea Avigal has been in full recovery since 2006. She returned to school and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2010 and her MSW in 2012. Today Andrea leads a full life as a social worker and mother. She lives with her loving and devoted husband and they have two grown, successful and happy daughters.

Cassandra's Review- The emotional journey through this book will be rough and you will learn a lot along the way. If you have or know someone who has this syndrome or even if you just want to find out more about it, this is the book you should be reading!
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. The opinions are mine. 

Four Cups: God's Timeless Promises for a Life of Fulfillment Review

Four Cups: God's Timeless Promises for a Life of Fulfillment

What if God has had a plan for your life since the very beginning? Not just the beginning of your life, but from the foundations of faith itself? In Four Cups, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hodges shares an astonishing truth: The key to your spiritual fulfillment is found in four promises that God first spoke to His people in the Old Testament, and that are still at the core of his heart and his plans for you today. God wants to rescue you; to deliver you from whatever holds you back; for you to live out His plan for your life; and for you to be part of a family that is making a difference. Steeped in Jewish history and tradition, yet breathing the transforming hope of Christ on every page, Four Cupswill help you move forward on your spiritual journey. You’ll understand the four stages of faith, believe the promises of God for your life . . . and discover what it means to be truly fulfilled.

Chris Hodges
Chris Hodges is the senior pastor of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. Under his leadership, Church of the Highlands has grown to become one of the largest churches in the nation, offering multiple services each weekend at a variety of sites. Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded the Association of Related Churches (ARC) in 2001, which has planted hundreds of churches all across the US, and he serves on the board of directors of EQUIP, a nonprofit ministry founded by John Maxwell. Chris and his wife, Tammy, have five children. Fresh Air is his first book.
Cassandra's Q &A review
What did you like about the book and why?  I enjoyed the message and how it was written to be an easy to understand topic.

- What did you not like about the book and why? I found nothing that I did not like as it was written very well.

- What did you learn?  I was able to pick up on some spiritual message.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why? I would recommend this book to young adults or adults but not really for young children as I find the topic would connect better as a person matures.


Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.



Do your dirty little everyday habits jeopardize your health? find out at Reader’s Digest


Reader's Digest
The Ick Factor

Do your dirty little everyday habits jeopardize your health?

Mar. 4, 2014 – How bad is it to drink water out of a bottle that you left in the car for weeks? How gross is it to use your spouse’s toothbrush or razor? Reader’s Digest answers all of those questions you may have wondered but are too embarrassed to ask. Which of your daily habits are secretly impacting your health?

Some icky questions that you might want answers to such as:

· How bad is it to drink water out of a bottle that I left in the car for weeks?
· How dicey is it to let my dog lick my ice cream?
· How gross is it for me to use my spouse’s razor or toothbrush?

Find out all about these answers like:

· How bad is it to fall asleep with the TV on?
Answer:This habit might mess with your shut-eye. A new Australian study found that watching TV before bed keeps kids and teens up later rather than lulling them to sleep. University of Pennsylvania research from 2009 revealed that the time people spent watching TV before bed was a key factor in when they hit the sack, which could lead to sleep deficits. Researchers at Ohio State University even found that hamsters exposed to TV-like light at night showed signs of depression. But don’t swap TV time for iPad or smartphone time. These devices are actually more stimulating to your brain. Using them close to bedtime can make it tougher to slip into slumber, says Michael Breus, a psychologist who specializes in sleep disorders However, if you swear that Seinfeld reruns help you snooze, you might not be wrong. “For certain people who have trouble ‘turning their brain off,’ watching TV, which is very passive, could allow them to relax and fall asleep,” says Breus. Just be sure to set a timer to turn the TV off so that a blaring infomercial doesn’t wake you up in the 
middle of the night.Read more: http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/bad-habits-health-risks/#ixzz2v1QqYdTm


Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids Faithgirlz! / The Good News Shoes series Review



If you're gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes. Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen shoe spokesperson Riley Mae. After the last photo shoot and trek up the Half-Dome in Yosemite, Riley Mae and her Swiftriver friends find themselves in Northwest Montana, the perfect backdrop for a river sandal campaign. The first problem is a plane malfunction. Then the rigorous raft training for the 'Ready Eddy' river sandal campaign brings more bumps and bruises. And given that she is in Montana for a shoe campaign instead of back home with her friends, Riley thinks life can't get much worse. But then she meets Sunday, a 10 year-old boy from Kenya, who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. And Riley soon learns that life is as unpredictable as the raging waters, which, if she is not careful, will sweep her away and into the hands of the enemy---who is even closer than she thinks.Image of Jill Osborne

Jill Osborne works in children's ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children's ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!

Cassandra's Review- I fell in love with the Riley Mae series because it is filled with a great message. I think it is written in a way children will connect and enjoy every moment. You can not help but be blessed by this authors writing. 


 The publisher has provided me  with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own.

The Great Darkening Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

When the great burning tree of Haven begins to die, leaving the otherwise unlit world of Aiénor in a state of ever-growing darkness, a young man sets upon a quest to discover a new source of light before the unknown evils lurking in the shadows unleash their fury upon the unsuspecting world. Fear strikes the citizens of Haven at the diminishing of their holy tree, and they determine that the only way to fend off the impending dark is to set about making their own light. There are plenty of trees in the forests of Aiénor to burn. But what happens when the timber has been consumed and the great tree has failed? Could it be that one will emerge who will uncover the prophecies of old and seek the promised light?
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Bobby, as his friends call him, is an artist at heart. He is a professional musician and private chef - not to mention a husband, daddy of two, and self-proclaimed nerd. Over the last decade he has had the privilege and responsibility of sharing his heart and his inspirations with thousands, and his writing is an expression of his rather epic view of the world.

Here is what he says about his debut work, "The Great Darkening":

"I walked into the gravity of this story much the same way one walks outdoors into the bright sunlight of the afternoon sky. The enormity of its shine was, and is, a little overwhelming... but I have taken great comfort in knowing that my task has never been to make the sun shine. Rather, I have been given the charge and the privilege of merely describing how the world looks from my squinty-eyed perspective.

Thank you for choosing to walk with me on this path. Thank you for daring to hike along the unfamiliar trails with me, in the light of the full sun. I pray that this will be a bright journey for your heart as much as it has been one for mine."



Cassandra's Review-  You will be hit with a mix of emotions while reading this very intertwined book. I love the splits in reality and would encourage anyone with a love for this genre to pick up a copy.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Furby BOOM! Giveaway

Welcome to the Furby BOOM! Giveaway!

Sponsored by:  Hasbro

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal, Dividing by Zero,
One Punky Mama and The Nurse Mommy Thank you for stopping by and entering to win at Cassandra M's Place

Furby Boom Giveaway Hosted by Savory Savings
One of the fun things about having kids is seeing toys that you used to play with, make a comeback!  Often times, the new versions are now fitted with technology that we could not even dream of when we were tots, but the nostalgic feel is still there nonetheless.  That is exactly how Krista over at Savory Savings felt when she got a chance to review the newest interactive toy from Hasbro, the new and improved Furby Boom!  The fun, lovable (albeit LOUD!) cross between a robot and hamster/owl is back and better than ever!  Not only do they have better vocabularies, expressive eyes and wiggly ears, but they also have Smart technology and can interact with your smartphone or tablet!
If you would like to win a Furby Boom, enter with the Giveaway Tools below!   This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  It will run from March 4, 2014 through March 18, 2014 at 11 PM CST.  If you have won Furby Boom giveaway on any blog in the last six months, you are not eligible to win.  All entries will be verified.  Winner will be emailed (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) and will have 48 hours to respond or prize is forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Good luck!
 
Krista from Gloriously Green Gal received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Sweet Oblivion and Giveaway

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Are you looking for a new series? Get the first book in the series for FREE! When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality.
Sweet Oblivion Cover Art_new_2-22-2014Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can't seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries. ?Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they've been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love. ~? Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time. ? She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series, #1) Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes

  Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself...Sweet Escape Cover Art_new_2-22-2014 Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself? She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with--Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next. This time, it isn't because of who Mycah is. This time, it's because of who she is. ~ Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion's den--the false King's chambers. Can she fool a King who can't be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact? With everyone's world falling apart and deceit around every corner...can any of them truly Escape?

Sweet Escape (Sweet Series, #2) Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes

  Sweet Requiem_official ebook_2-22-2014Returning to Kennebunkport, Maine, isn't all that it's cracked up to be for Nari and Rydan. Barely escaping one evil by the skin of their teeth, running head first into the next was the last thing they were expecting. With Nari's best friend Zaylie held hostage by the leader of the Black Eagles, Nari's number one priority is getting Zaylie, along with everyone else she cares about, out of Nikolai's clutches safe and sound. Only, the worst thing that could possibly happen has happened--Death.
Before Nari can even comprehend her worst nightmare coming true, she is pulled back into the very place she had thought she escaped. But the nightmare doesn't end there. Just as she sees a silver-lining to her otherwise gloomy cloud, she discovers heart-wrenching news and has to yet again escape an untimely death.With the hope of undoing what would normally be permanent, Nari, with the help of the two brothers she loves most in the world, sets her mind on a mission that will ultimately mean her downfall. Is the end result worth the sacrifice? ~ Naminé is left in the Earthly realm to tend to an injured Ender and Fëa. She must learn to cope with the new human elements thrown her way, but in the process, discovers something may be terribly wrong with her family back home - the one place she can no longer get to.Continue the journey that started it all. Mycah, Rydan, Nari, and Naminé are determined to take back the throne. Except, that which starts sweet, ends bitter...
***This is categorized as a New Adult novel, with some mild adult content***

Sweet Requiem (Sweet Series, #3) Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes

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Secrets Guardian Trilogy by Liz Shulte and Giveaway

secrets I first found Liz Schulte's Mystery series and started stalking, err I mean following her. I was ecstatic when she wrote an Urban Fantasy series because that is my favorite genre of books. About Secrets (Guardian Trilogy #1) While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you Secrets (Guardian Trilogy #1) is FREE in Ebook! Check out all of her books HERE   Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, 74930_642083702510234_1925915521_nhowever, didn't always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more. When Liz isn't writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between. Follow Liz Schulte: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads Want to win a paperback? Fill out the form below to enter. Open to US addresses 18+ a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter to win a paperback of Iced by Karen Marie Moning HERE

Therese Walsh’s novel The Moon Sisters


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In The Moon Sisters, her second novel, Therese Walsh wanted to write about
one sister’s quest to find will-o’-the-wisp light, which was her mother’s
unfulfilled dream. Also called “foolish fires”, these lights are sometimes seen
over wetlands and are thought to lead those who follow them to treasure.
Despite the promise, they are never captured and sometimes lead to injury or
even death for adventurers who follow them. The metaphor of that fire – that
some dreams and goals are impossible to reach, and that hope itself may not
be innately good – eventually rooted its way into deeper meaning as the Moon
sisters tried to come to terms with real-world dreams and hopes, and with
each other, in their strange new world.

Olivia and Jazz Moon are polar opposites: one a dreamy synesthete, able to
see sounds and smell sights and the other controlling and reality driven. What
will happen when they are plunged into 24/7 togetherness and control is not
an option? Will they ever be able to see the world through the other’s eyes
and confront the things they fear the most? Death. Suicide. The loss of faith
and hope. Will they ultimately believe that life is worth living, despite the lack
of promise?

The writing of The Moon Sisters was a five year journey and at times author
Therese Walsh felt like it was her own “foolish fire”. But remember, some
fires are worth the chase!
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Theresa has some great book club materials here: http://www.theresewalsh.com/the-moon-sisters/book-clubs/ . We also heard a rumor that in the future there will be a contest just for book club members that includes a Skype visit by Theresa to their book club meeting

2. Personality Quiz – Find out which character from The Moon Sisters you are most like here http://www.theresewalsh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Personality-Quiz.pdf

3. Name Generator – If you were a train hopper (read The Moon Sisters to learn more about train hoppers) what would your name be? Find out here http://www.theresewalsh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Ng.jpg

4. Amazon link to purchase The Moon Sisters: http://www.amazon.com/Moon-
Sisters-Novel-Therese-Walsh/dp/0307461602/ref=wri