Just What I Always Wanted

My very first blogging buddy, Nancy Roman, of Not Quite Old, has written a book!

Amazon Image

Amazon Image

I admit, I was a little nervous to read it.  I always am, whenever I pick up a book by someone I know.  Because I worry that I might not like it.  And then what do I say?

When it’s a book written by a blogging buddy, though, I am being ridiculous.  Because I already know that I like them.  I already know their writing style.  I already know that they can spin a good yarn.

Still, I shouldn’t have worried.  Not with Nancy.  Because Nancy is that good.

Just What I Always Wanted is the story of a fifty year old woman who changes her life dramatically, in part by adopting a pregnant 14 year old misfit.  Nancy’s gift for dialog and understatement, makes the story of the interaction between Cynthia and Shannon, as they try to form a life together, simultaneously poignant and hilarious.  It’s a story of hope, of love, of commitment and forgiveness.

After the real-life events we’ve all been living through, this warm-hearted story shined up my innate optimism just a bit.

Buy it.  Read it.  Get it here.

Would I steer you wrong?



Filed under Adult Traumas, Bloggin' Buddies, Books, Fashion, Humor, Taking Care of Each Other, Writing

43 responses to “Just What I Always Wanted

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say excellent blog!


  2. I’m really looking forward to reading this. As you say, Nancy knows how to write!


  3. It will likely be my next Kindle purchase. I still have two books by blogging friends to read, but if you say this one’s good, it must be.

    Congratulations, Nancy!


  4. No, you wouldn’t steer us wrong, Elyse. You’re not only a great friend and promoter of book, but you have exquisite taste in both friends and books! 🙂 I’ll hop on over and get it.


  5. Howdy, stranger! How’ve you been? Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while.

    Nancy wrote a book???? How fab – congratulations!


  6. I wonder if there is a polite way to do a: you buy my book, I’ll buy your book’ thing…


  7. I will put it on my list.


  8. So kind of you to give Nancy’s book a plug. I love her writing as well. I’ll add her book to my wish list.


  9. Paul

    Neat Elyse, I’ll put it on my wish list. Great post.


  10. Sounds interesting, Elyse.


  11. Good plug … and of course you wouldn’t steer anyone wrong … and if you did, nobody would say anything in fear of their life. 😉


  12. Thanks, Elyse! Always looking for the next good read, and I trust your instincts! And a new blog to check out, too!


  13. Already have it on my reading list, I will get there. Good to know you liked it, like you I have every confidence in Nancy!


  14. Darn you Elyse! I have no room for another book but this is absolutely irresistible. So it’s sitting on my Kindle, calling my name, and trying to seduce me away from reading the book with a review due on Tuesday. And, given my complete lack of self control when it comes to new books, I think it’s going to win…


  15. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for showcasing it. If you say it’s good, then I bet it is. 🙂


  16. WOW, Elyse! Thank you SO MUCH! I’m thrilled that you liked my book!


    • I have to say I was rather obnoxious while reading it. My husband kept trying to talk to me and I’d have none of it!

      I really enjoyed it. You captured a teenager perfectly — and I am glad she is not mine!


  17. I’ll go check it add, and it will probably end up on my Wish List

    as for that last question …. your kind of wrong, is oh-so-right!


  18. cooper

    Add it to the list!!!


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