Sometimes wonderful surprises occur when we least expect them, and that’s what happened to me yesterday morning. It was Monday, the start of my work week and not my favorite day, but one I’m thankful for just the same because even Monday’s are a gift. Besides waking up and enjoying that first sip of coffee, I woke my laptop and Marie’s comment greeted me like the brightest and most welcoming smile. She wrote a touching and beautiful review for More than Coffee that I can’t let slip by without sharing. What’s even more surprising is that my book has been out for a little over a year now, but these wonderful reviews are still coming in. My heart is filled with gratitude. And here is Marie’s review:
“I am not that good at saying why I love books. That’s why I rarely share about my favorite reads!
But today I’ll make an exception.
Cause the one I just finished was just a gem that I wanted to share about it. In my own way!
I met Lauren when wandering from blog to blog and from the day I started reading her, I can say I fell in love with her writing.
She is a poet and you can feel her spirit blooming in every word she is sharing with us.
More than coffee is really more than coffee. I don’t drink coffee, I just love the smell of it, so I sat down with Lauren and a warm tea. It felt like being with a friend and chatting about life, its ups and downs and how to keep the bright side and sight alive.
I only know Lauren online and just for a couple of months but her kindness and generosity are real, you can feel it in her lines and stories.
I really enjoyed the way she took me by the hand right into her world, with vivid descriptions of the place she lives in, the sites she visited, her relationships, the loss, the grief and what we make of it.
What we decided to make of it.
I ended the book knowing I would scroll through it again, for wisdom or just a gentle reminder of life’s blessings.
I want to thank Lauren for giving me the chance to read her and to get to know her better, while reflecting about some of my life outstanding questions and overwhelming feelings!
You can read Lauren on her blog here: https://baydreamerwrites.com“
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I know Marie spoke about my kindness and generosity, but I can say the same about her. Her touching words are nothing less than kind and generous. I hope you’ll visit her site where she shares her deepest feelings beautifully in poetic form and stories. She writes from the heart, thoughts that are genuine and raw, and the emotions she wants to stir flow freely after reading her thought-provoking posts.
So, another Big Thank You to Marie, and I apologize for repeating, but thank you to all who have read More than Coffee and who have written reviews. And I am beyond grateful for this fabulous blogging community!
~ Lauren ❤️
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56 thoughts on “Kindness Repeated”
A beautiful review, Lauren. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, John. I appreciate you reading Marie’s beautiful review.
Ah, that is such a beautiful and heartfelt review and so well deserved, my dearest friend! Kudos to both your kindness! 💗💖😘😘
I was so thrilled beyond words, Marina! Thanks so much for your wonderful, supportive words, too. Big hugs flowing to you! ❤️🙏🏻😘🥰❤️
Thank you SO SO much for your kind words my dear Lauren! I was so happy to be able to share about your book. It’s well deserved.
Thank you for sharing so much love and kindness with your words and your whole being.
Sending love accross the ocean from me to you ❤️❤️
You’re very, very welcome, Marie! You truly made my day and week, but most of all, I’m really happy you enjoyed my book. I was so touched by your words that I had to share. And I echo all you say to me, flowing the words right back to you. Sending love and lots of hugs across the ocean to you, my friend! 💗💗💗
Wow! Those are beautiful thoughts for your poetry Lauren. Congratulations!
Thanks for reading Marie’s amazing review, Balroop. I was pleasantly surprised and speechless! Thank you, and I hope you visit her beautiful blog, too. I know you’ll love her writing! 💞
Thanks for reading Marie’s beautiful review, Janis! 💗
What a nice review of your most recent book!
You are impacting so many people!
I am very proud of you my Love 😍!
that’s such a heartfelt review Lauren.. I have to curl up and get your book!! 💗
I know, isn’t it, Cindy? I appreciate you reading Marie’s beautiful words. And I hope you enjoy the moments when you curl up and read through my memories. Thank you! 💞🙏🏻💞
indeed, i know i will and now i have to add and click.. 💗
Dearest Lauren, you and Marie are kindred spirits and it was a lovely start to my day to read her loving words for your loving book. You deserve every thoughtful review. Much love to you, always. xXx 💕
Oh, Jane, you are so kind and I am grateful! Thank you for your beautiful and loving words. Marie’s review made my day, and with each new review comes more gratitude just knowing others have enjoyed my book. Thanks again for your wonderful friendship and support! Much love and many hugs coming your way. ❤️🙏🏻❤️
Congratulations on the wonderful review, Lauren!
Thanks again, Liz! I appreciate you reading Marie’s beautiful words. 💞
You’re welcome, Lauren!
Congratulations, Lauren. This really is a wonderful review.
Thanks for reading Marie’s wonderful review, Robbie. I appreciate your kind support. 💗
What a wonderful review! I am checking out her blog now. I have your book in my TBR pile and now I’m even more excited to read it!
Thanks for reading, Bridgette, and for visiting Marie. She’s a gem! And I appreciate your kind words and am thrilled that you plan to read my book. I’m glad you’re even more excited after reading Marie’s wonderful review. 💞
Such a beautiful and lovely review of your book, Lauren. Wonderful thoughts penned.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Thanks so much, Kamal, for your lovely comment and for reading Marie’s wonderful review. ❤️🙏🏻
You are most welcome dear Lauren. Marie was awesome 💖💖💖
What a lovely and personal review, Lauren. No wonder you had to share it. Congrats! I’m glad your book continues to find readers. It’s beautiful.
Thanks, Diana. I couldn’t not share, right? 🙂 Marie’s review was a wonderful surprise to begin my week. And I appreciate you stopping by to read her beautiful words, and thanks again, for your lovely words about my book. Your support is greatly appreciated. ❤️🙏🏻
What a wonderful surprise and how kind of you to share Marie’s kindness with everyone! Feeling the love all around!
Marie’s kindness was a great start to this week. Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely words. ❤️
Truly wonderful review of your book,Lauren. Congrats.
Thank you very much, Anita. I appreciate you reading and visiting. 💗
My pleasure, Lauren. 💗
Wow Lauren this blog is so emotional in a way and thoughtful of you. More than coffee is actually like a story telling that can happen in real life.
I am so happy for you that the reviews are making your heart full of gratitude that’s nice and I wish you more incoming reviews and updates in future. 🙏🙌🙌
Thanks for stopping by to share your wonderful thoughts, Mthobisi! I am very grateful for this review and all that have been written for my book. Have a great weekend!
This is so wonderful, and what an accomplishment! I can only hope that my first novel gets some good reviews, but I have such anxiety about it. Thank you for sharing your good news with us to brighten our days 🥰
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this beautiful review. I would try to tamp down your anxiety and just write and publish. Do it for you and if you feel good about it, others will, too. This is my third book and I’m working on book #4 now. But it doesn’t compare to many authors around here who have written a whole library’s worth. 🙂 However, we have to write and work at our own pace. My books are a legacy for my family and a means for me to share my feelings and experiences that may resonate with others. It’s so gratifying to know others enjoy our work. Thanks again, and I wish you all the best! ❤️
Wow! Thank you so much for the advice 😊 it really does help a lot. I love that your books are centered around your family. I plan to write a memoir of my dad a little down the line (he passed recently, so it feels a little too soon to do so at the moment once I finish novel number one). You’re very welcome, and thank you again for the lovely advice 🥰
You’re very welcome, but I only share my thoughts. I am no expert. 🙂 I write about my family, a lot about nature, and life itself, experiences and adventures. I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Grief is different for everyone, so take your time. And I’m sure when you do write the memoir, it will be beautiful and touching. Enjoy working on your novel, that’s what matters most. 💗
Thank you very much 🥰
Lovely review! You deserve it. “More Than Coffee” is fabulous! 💕💕💕
Thanks for reading Marie’s beautiful review, Resa, and for your kind words. I’m grateful for all of the reviews, including yours! 🙂 ❤️❤️
My pleasure! xoxo
A wonderful review. Though I’ve not read your book yet, it’s on my list for the winter break, which is fast approaching! Have a lovely evening, and coming Sunday, Lauren! 💞
Thanks, Jeff, and I’m grateful my book is on your list to read. I truly enjoyed your lovely book and will post new reviews next year. I hope you enjoy mine just as much with a good cup of coffee or tea or whatever drink you enjoy. 🙂
Have a wonderful Sunday, too. ❤️
What a gorgeous review Lauren – the kind that give us a lift and remind us why we write. I still delight with every single new review, and I haven’t published anything in a few years – until today! Take it all in, you deserve it. Hugs ❤ xx
Thanks for reading Marie’s amazing review, Debby. You’re right, the kind that gives us a lift and reminds us why we write. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since my book was released. Time flies, and I have another review from Mark Bierman I plan to share before year end. You just never know who still needs to shop. 🙂 That’s wonderful about your new book, too, and thanks for your kind words that are greatly appreciated. Hugs 💞
It’s always a pleasure to read your poetic stories Lauren. I’ve already seen Mark’s review. Well done! Hugs ❤ xx