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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Book Blast and Giveaway

Do you find it interesting that anyone can write their memoir these days? Technically speaking, anyone can do it before, too, but they're so much more accessible these days. Along with the book info is a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 2/6 to enter. Good luck.

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity 
by Jessica Hardy as told to Lizzie Ashworth 
Genre: Memoir
Publication Date: November 4, 2019

In the mid-20th century, an entire generation of women found themselves caught up in a revolution. Young women tossed aside society’s rules that had governed women with an iron hand for hundreds of years. Suddenly women had agency, the right to their own identity. And their own sexual adventures. The story of Jessica Hardy and her seven-year marriage to Parker Grant brings that enormous cultural shift down to the personal level. As she enters college in 1966, Jessica is desperate to break out of her strict upbringing. Parker is her salvation, a graduating senior who becomes the love of her life. Newly married, they immerse in Parker’s duties as an air force officer and a world of their own making—nights in Las Vegas, windy Pacific beaches, and long summer days in the Philippine Islands. Slowly, with Parker’s encouragement, Jessica gains self-confidence and a sense of herself. But Jessica has a problem. She wants more. More knowledge, more experience, autonomy. Leaving no stone unturned, Jess breaks one rule after another—illegal abortion, drugs, one man then another, even time in jail. It’s an unexpected spiritual awakening that opens the door to the rest of her life. Once in a Lifetime Opportunity reveals this tumultuous time in a gut-wrenching portrayal of a woman determined to find her own way and the man who loved her. 

Early years of my life raced by with little time for writing as I pursued a technical career, raised children, and made questionable progress in learning to paint. Finally with time to write, I dedicate myself to stories of pleasure as well as the occasional editing project. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and time at the Pacific coast. Sunrise and sunset bring special moods, the twilight between two worlds--fully of creative energy. I love snuggling up with a good book most of all--and a cat or two. 

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  1. sounds like a great book. great cover

  2. I love spiritual books it makes me remember what's important

  3. Nostalgic photo for a memoir cover is perfect

  4. I like the cover. It makes it seem so long ago.

  5. This sounds like a great read.

  6. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  7. I love the cover. It has a very vintage feel to it.

  8. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.