Friday, January 7, 2022

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

 

Information Sheet

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:

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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

Jeanie said...

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!

Christine said...

I enjoyed the copy I won awhile back

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Valerie.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks. My motto is Dream Big!!

J.Q. Rose said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

J.Q. Rose said...

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

D.L. Finn said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Jacqui Murray said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la recomendación. Te mando un beso

J.Q. Rose said...

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

J.Q. Rose said...

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.

J.Q. Rose said...

Well, I'm old, but not THAT old!

J.Q. Rose said...

Gracias!

Sandra Cox said...

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?

Sandra Cox said...

Excellent. So glad to hear this.

Jacquie Biggar said...

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.

nashvillecats2 said...

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

Donna said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Yay:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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.

J.Q. Rose said...

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!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Yvonne.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hugs back.

J.Q. Rose said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Ha Ha. I'd be right there with ya, Cuz.

Sandra Cox said...

You are most welcome, J.P.
Sending you a hug.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Adam said...

Happy Monday

J.Q. Rose said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

It is for sure, Yvonne.
You take care too:)

Sandra Cox said...

It is a good read:)
Back at ya, Donna.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Monday, Adam.

J.Q. Rose said...

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