I am very excited to introduce Crystal Casavant-Otto who has organized my Blog Tour and given me a beautiful review, which I am posting here.
A little about Crystal:
Crystal is a council secretary and musician at her church, birth mother, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, five young children (Carmen 11, Andre 10, Breccan 4, Delphine 3, and baby Eudora), two dogs, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.
You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at her personal blog – Crystal is dedicated to turning life’s lemons into lemonade!
Crystal’s review of “Rose Colored Glasses”
There’s always a take away – whether it’s a lesson learned from a difficult situation, or the gift of hope after one of life’s many trials. This is absolutely true of Rose Colored Glasses by JoAnn Simon. There are many take aways actually. There’s the truth of living of day to the fullest so you don’t have any regrets. There’s the take away of being thankful for true love – so many spend a lifetime looking and never find it. The list goes on. This book is appropriately titled because the greatest take away of all (for me) is if you choose to look at your life through rose colored glasses instead it will be easier to see the good that is happening around you. It’s certainly more fulfilling than looking at everything through a veil of doom and gloom.
Simon’s writing style drew me in immediately – her positive outlook and outgoing personality shine through in each chapter. Rose Colored Glasses is a quick read and though Tom’s illness and death was sad, this is not a sorrowful tale – there are definitely more moments of hope and love than there are pages filled with tears and sorrow. This is a book for everyone – you don’t necessarily have to have lost a spouse to appreciate Rose Colored Glasses. Similarly, you don’t have to have found true love to appreciate the connection JoAnn had with Tom.
If I had to use one word to describe Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon, it would be INSPIRATIONAL – this is a story about love and hope and how they are woven together with loss and yet like a phoenix, Simon rises from the ashes even stronger than she was before. This is a lovely 5 star read if I do say so myself!
Thank you Crystal!
Continue, catch up and share the Rose Colored Glasses Blog Tour Schedule:
Monday, July 23rd @ The Muffin
Author Interview and Giveaway!
Tuesday, July 24th @ JoAnn Simon
Crystal Casavant-Otto reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon – don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Jo Ann’s touching memoir.
Wednesday, July 25th @ Bring on Lemons with Michelle DelPonte
Wisconsin mother, wife, and autism advocate Michelle DelPonte reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon and shares her thoughts with readers at Bring on Lemons. This is an unforgettable memoir!
Thursday, July 26th @ Beverley Baird
Beverley Baird reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon. This touching memoir is one readers won’t soon forget! You’ll want to add this one to your #TBRPile today!
Friday, July 27th @ Choices
The readers at Madeline Sharples blog, Choices, are in for a special treat today as Jo Ann Simon pens the guest post “Seeing Art Through the Artist’s Eye”. Readers can enjoy this post while also learning about Simon’s memoir Rose Colored Glassesrecently published by WiDO Publishing.
Monday, July 30th @ Selling Books with Cathy Stucker
Cathy Stucker interview Jo Ann Simon about her recently published memoir Rose Colored Glasses
Tuesday, July 31st @ World of My Imagination
Nicole Pyles reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon and shares her thoughts with readers at World of My Imagination. Don’t miss a chance to learn about this memoir of love and loss.
Thursday, August 2nd @ Memoir Writer’s Journey
Today’s post at Memoir Writer’s Journey includes a guest post titled “Simplicity in Life” written by Jo Ann Simon. There is also a link to Kathleen Pooler’s review of Simon’s recently published memoir Rose Colored Glasses. Readers won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about Simon and her lovely memoir.
Tuesday, August 7th @ Bring on Lemons
Today’s author spotlight at Bring on Lemons is Jo Ann Simon featuring her recently published memoir Rose Colored Glasses. Don’t miss a chance to learn about Simon and check out Crystal’s review of this touching memoir.
Wednesday, August 8th @ Lisa Haselton
Lisa Haselton interviews Jo Ann Simon about her memoir Rose Colored Glasses (and more)!
Wednesday, August 8th @ Margo Dill
Today’s guest author is Jo Ann Simon of Rose Colored Glasses – and today’s topic is “A Positive Attitude”. Don’t miss this blog stop!
Monday, August 13th @ Write Happy
Catherine Brown reviews Rose Colored Glasses a touching memoir by JoAnn Simon.
Monday, August 13th @ Coffee with Lacey
Lacey reviews Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about this inspirational memoir about love, loss, and hope!
Thursday, August 16th @ Ellen Valladares
Fellow author Ellen Valladares reviews Rose Colored Glasses by JoAnn Simon.
Wednesday, August 22nd @ Linda Appleman Shapiro
Fellow memoirist Linda Appleman Shapiro shares her thoughts after reading Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon.
Thursday, August 23rd @ Bring on Lemons with Cathy Hansen
Wisconsin educator, mother, and business owner Cathy Hansen reviews the memoir Rose Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon.
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