Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Decorating Club by Susan M. Meyers, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Decorating Club Author: Susan M. Meyers Publisher: Just Food For Thought, LLC Release Date: February 1, 2021 Genre: Women’s FictionThe Decorating Club shares the story of what happens when a group of women come together to help each other redesign their homes. In the process, they support each other through some of the challenges encountered by women today. While the primary focus is on identifying the best purpose and theme for each room they soon find themselves faced with the need to help one another determine life’s next chapter. The Decorating Club was inspired by true-life experiences with real neighbors and the friendship they shared.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a $50 HomeGoods gift card, $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, The Decorating Club travel mug & retractable measuring tape!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 17, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 24, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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I truly enjoyed reading Susan Meyers’ The Decorating Club! I have to admit, I was captivated first by the gorgeous book cover (that inspired so much of my imagination). Susan’s foreword also piqued my attention, as she described some events that propelled her to write The Decorating Club. I also enjoyed the book’s format, which almost seemed like many stories-within-a-story.
Most of all, I felt as though Susan wrote this book as a ministry for women. As women, we have a lot of stages that we pass through during our lives. Teens, students, young adults, in a relationship or married, parent, mother of “fill-in-the-blank of your child’s age,” empty nester. Each one of these stages demands different things from us even as it produces different types of growth in us. Susan’s group of women first meets after main character Sarah moves with her family to a new area. She’s a decorator/designer by trade, a wife, and a mom of four. She meets other women and, rather than starting her business in a new area, proposes that they begin a Decorating Club; that they’ll each take part in designing and decorating a room in each woman’s home (and putting in the creative and physical work to get it done). Each of the women is very different and is facing different challenges in her life. As the women define what they love and what they’re looking for in their homes, their rooms are given new life and their lives receive a makeover as well.
The Decorating Club reminds women that while we may feel like we’re stuck in a season or a place, we don’t have to stay there. But sometimes we might need another person to help us see that; or to speak a truth that we aren’t yet seeing ourselves. Also, it reminded me how very important my own female friendships are. My close female friends provide a unique place for me, one of understanding, support, a listening ear, and compassion. And we never quite know when a conversation can propel us toward a new calling, career, or relationship. God has used my own friends to open my eyes to things I’d never have figured out on my own (or I might have, just much later!)…and Susan Meyers’ characters do the same thing for each other.
Do read this book, especially if you’re a woman who’s feeling stuck in your growth or in your own life. You’ll definitely feel encouraged, and renewed…and maybe you’ll have a giggle or two along the way!
Enjoy! –Wren (And don’t forget to enter the giveaway, where one winner will receive some charming prizes!)
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.