The 3 Loves Project Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

November 15 – Paige @popthebutterfly
November 16 – JP @mr.pink.ink
November 17 – CE @chelscey
November 18 – Jackie @dauntlessbooky

Synopsis:

For many years psychologist Dr. Debra Campbell has guided people to understand and break cycles that keep them stuck in traumatic relationships, addictions, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. She understands first-hand how hard it is to struggle with an inner critic and other demons, to become your own best friend and to pick yourself up, whatever life throws at you.

In The 3 Loves Project, Dr Deb offers her essential tools and insights for reconnecting with your resilience and reclaiming a life of inner freedom, vibrancy, and joy. You’ll find plenty of practical exercises and warm guidance in deeply enhancing your lifelong emotional health, and always guided by your core values.

Author Bio:

Dr Debra Campbell is an author, psychologist and former uni lecturer who’s worked as a psychologist in private practice for almost 20 years, consulting on everything from relationships to panic, depression and grief.

She was also a couple’s therapist at Relationships Australia, and collaborator with author/psychotherapist Dr Francis Macnab on thought-leadership in wellbeing, relationships and spirituality.

As a teenager Debra started out as an actor appearing in Harvey Fierstein’s Spookhouse for Playbox Theatre and making regular appearances in Neighbours and other Melbourne TV institutions.

Debra’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in Australia and the US including Spirituality in Clinical Practice and The International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.

The 3 Loves Project will be available to buy on Amazon.

The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc and book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Art of Running Away

Author: Sabrina Kleckner

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: 1 Japanese British character, m/m romance, queer characters (no specific mention of where they fall in the LGBTQIA+), non-binary side character, enby/f romance

Recommended For…: middle grade readers, LGBTQIA and allies, contemporary

Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Genre: YA Contemporary

Recommended Age: 10+ (running away, homophobia, slight language)

Explanation of CWs: Mentions of homophobia. There is one curse word in the book. Running away is shown and mentioned.

Publisher: Jolly Fish Press

Pages: 257

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Maisie is an artist. When she’s in front of her sketchbook or apprenticing at Glenna’s Portraits, the family-run art shop her grandmother started, the world makes sense. She doesn’t think about Calum, her brother who mysteriously left home and cut ties with her family six years ago, or her parents’ insistence that she “broaden her horizons” and try something new—something that isn’t art.

But when Glenna’s Portraits falls on hard times, Maisie’s plan to take over the shop when she’s older and become a lifelong artist starts to crumble. In desperation to make things right, Maisie runs away to London to reconnect with her adult brother, hoping he might be the key to saving the shop. But as Maisie learns about her family’s past from Calum, she starts to rethink everything she’s ever known. Maisie must decide not only if saving her family’s art shop is worth it, but if she can forgive her parents for the mistakes they’ve made.

Review: I thought this was a well done book! I loved the story and how well written it was. I loved the messaged about how to be a good ally (one I think a lot of people need to read). I also loved how the author kept the book modern and showed how different 6 years is. Today it feels like it’s much more accepting to be out, but when I was in school and even a few short years ago it was not like this. I also loved the character development and the world building.

The only issue I really had with the book is that there were some events that I felt like a middle grade aged child wouldn’t know, like how to hop countries without being caught.

Verdict: It was great!