Friday, January 7, 2022

This Weekend's Read: ARRANGING A DREAM by J. Q. Rose

 

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BACK OF THE BOOK Arranging a Dream: A Memoir

In 1975, budding entrepreneurs Ted and Janet purchase a floral shop and greenhouses where they plan to grow their dream. Leaving friends and family behind in Illinois and losing the security of two paychecks, they transplant themselves, their one-year-old daughter, and all their belongings to Fremont, Michigan, where they know no one. 

 

Will the retiring business owners nurture Ted and Janet as they struggle to develop a blooming business, or will they desert the inexperienced young couple to wither and die in their new environment?

 

Most of all, can Ted and Janet grow together as they cultivate a loving marriage, juggle parenting with work, and root a thriving business?

 

Follow this couple’s inspiring story, filled with the joy and triumphs and the obstacles and failures experienced as they travel along the turbulent path of turning dreams into reality.

Amazon Buy Link: 99 cents    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NDZNYQJ


 

1. I like potato chips dipped in ketchup accompanied by a cold glass of chocolate milk.

2. I kicked up my heels as a hobo from Hooverville in the chorus line of the community players production of Annie. So much fun and a dream fulfilled.

3. I helped to build the ark. No, not THAT ark, silly. The ark is the centerpiece of the Ark Park, a playground for the community.

 

About J.Q. Rose

 Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.”  She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery novels. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing. Using her experience as a journalist, she provides entertainment and information with articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. 

J.Q. combined her work in freelancing articles and her storytelling skills to pen her memoir, Arranging a Dream: A Memoir, the story of the ups and downs she and her husband experienced in their first year of establishing a floral business.

 Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband spend winters in Florida and summers up north with their two daughters, two sons-in-law,  four grandsons, one granddaughter, two grand dogs, four grand cats, and one great-grand bearded dragon.

 

J.Q. Rose blog http://www.jqrose.com/

Facebook http://facebook.com/jqroseauthor

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/jqrose

41 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good read! Have a great weekend, Valerie

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    1. I can attest. It's great,Val.
      YOU have a great weekend too. Have a wonderfully scenic walk or two or three;)
      Hugs

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  2. That does sound good. And a big hooray for fulfilling personal dreams.

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    1. Thanks. My motto is Dream Big!!

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    2. It is an excellent book. And yes let's here it for personal and/or big dreams:)

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  3. I enjoy memoirs and stories about people who build their businesses -- and one in my own state sounds especially interesting. I send good fortune wishes to them both! And if I'm ever in Fremont...shopping!

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    1. I don't read a lot of memoirs but I really enjoyed this one.And it does add a layer of interest when it takes place in your own state, doesn't it, Jeanie?

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    2. Yes, I'd love to meet up with you in Fremont!

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  4. I enjoyed the copy I won awhile back

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  5. Hey Sandra, Thanks so much for hosting me today and letting your readers know about the birthday party!!!

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    1. You bet. Thanks for letting us join in the fun, Cuz.

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  6. Happy birthday, J.Q. I do have this on my TBR list :)

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    1. Thank you!! Hey, I'm glad you have it on the TBR list. Grab it while it's 99 cents!!

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  7. Those are great facts. Not a one sounds terribly odd!

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    1. They are great facts, aren't they Jacqui? Though I don't know if I could cozy up to potato chips, ketchup and chocolate milk. Heh.

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    2. Jacqui, I'm glad you think the facts aren't too odd--I think...Sandra, not many people agree with the idea of chips, ketchup and chocolate milk.

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  8. If she had helped build the ark, I'd be really impressed.

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  9. Gracias por la recomendación. Te mando un beso

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  10. I love the cover and the title, this looks good! Not sure about chips dipped in ketchup but it's awesome that you were able to live out a dream on stage.

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    1. Hi Jacquie, I had a tough time coming up with a title. Actually one of my crit partners suggested this one. I really wanted to title it Rose Petals and Baby Poop. But they did not like that title at all!

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    2. Isn't that cover and title great, Jacquie?
      Janet, I gotta say, I prefer the title you ended up with:) Heh.

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  11. Congrats to the author, looks a wonderful book.
    Take care and keep well.
    Yvonne.

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  12. Sounds like a good read!
    Hope you're doing well...and staying healthy!
    hughugs
    Donna

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  13. Sorry I'm late visiting. I've had no internet or phone since Monday, but stopped by to say you are such a sweetie for featuring Rose's book. Hope your weekend was far less stressful than mine.

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    1. Glad you have your Internet back. Hope this week goes better for you. Thank you for stopping in.

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    2. Ack! I hate when that happens. Sorry you had to deal with it.

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    1. Um--a little late for Monday. Happy Tuesday, Adam!!

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