On Tour 1/6/20- 2/26/20 “More Than” by Diane Barnes

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Release Date: October 29, 2019

About The Book: 

“You are obese, Mrs. Moriarty.”

Peggy Moriarty is stunned by her doctor’s words. She knows she’s let herself go a bit, but she thinks the young, skinny physician is exaggerating. Her husband’s death fourteen years ago left her to raise their twins, Grace and Greg, alone. But now that they’re teenagers, doing their own things, her only hobby is watching Messages from Beyond, a show about a medium who connects the grieving with their deceased loved ones.

When the twins leave for college, they give Peggy a gift certificate for an exercise class. At first, Peggy is insulted. But once the sting wears off, she realizes if she gets in shape, she might gain the confidence she needs to go on her favorite TV show and talk to her husband one last time.

With help from her new friends at the gym and Carmen Tavarez, the mother of Grace’s boyfriend, Peggy begins to emerge from her prolonged grief and spread her wings. She may soon discover that her sum is more than a mother, a widow, and her body.

About The Author :

Diane Barnes is the author of More Than (October 29, 2019 ), Waiting for Ethan (2015), and Mixed Signals (2016). She is also a marketing and corporate communication writer in the health care industry. When she’s not writing, she’s at the gym, running or playing tennis, trying to burn off the ridiculous amounts of chocolate and ice cream she eats. She and her husband Steven live in Massachusetts and dream of moving to Turks and Caicos – at least for the winter months. She hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoyed writing them. https://www.dianembarnes.com/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianebarnes19/

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/dianebarnes777

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeBarnes777

Book Blurbs: 

In Diane Barnes’s More Than, Peggy Moriarty finds herself unmoored when she sends her twins off to college while still grieving her husband’s loss fourteen years before. With a light touch, a dash of humor, and a pace that keeps the pages turning, Barnes has crafted memorable and relatable characters in this story of grief, friendship, and self-discovery.” — Jennifer Klepper, USA Today Best Selling Author of Unbroken Threads

“A warm and wonderful novel about love and loss (of many kinds!) You’ll root for the relatable Peggy along her journey of parenthood, cardio boot camp, and self-acceptance. A book chockfull of heart!”  –Annie Hartnett, Author of Rabbit Cake 

“In MORE THAN, Diane Barnes captures some of the true struggles with extended grief, depression, and self image while keeping the story fresh, crisp, and real. The character development is superbly done, as Peggy’s outer appearance becomes secondary to her inner transformation. I was “Team Peggy” all the way and almost did a few sit-ups myself. Almost.” –USA TODAY Best Selling  Author Kelly Stone Gamble

Bloggers On Tour:

Jan. 6th – Midwest Ladies Who Lit http://www.mwladieswholit.wordpress.com/ https://instagram.com/mwladieswholit

Jan. 8th.- Iowa Amber Reads https://instagram.com/iowaamberreads

Jan 10th – Shut Up N Read https://instagram.com/shutupnread 

Jan. 14th-Well Read Traveler https://instagram.com/wellreadtraveler 

Jan 16th – Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629 

Jan. 17th – The Book Blondie https://instagram.com/thebookblondie

Jan. 22nd – Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads

Jan. 25th – Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

Jan. 27th – The Mary Reader https://instagram.com/themaryreader

Jan. 31st – Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com

https://instagram.com/tarheelreader

Feb. 1st – Tea Cup and a Book https://instagram.com/teacupandabook

Feb. 2nd- Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle

Feb 2nd – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

Feb. 3rd – The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

Feb. 6th – Reading Girl Reviews https://instagram.com/readinggirlreviews

Feb. 8th – Rebecca Well Read https://instagram.com/rebecca_well_read

Feb. 11th – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot

Feb. 11th -Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession

Feb 13th-Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus

Feb. 15th – Gatticus Finch https://instagram.com/gatticus_finch

Feb 21st – -Reading With Mere- https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

Feb 26th -Cover 2 Cover Cafe https://instagram.com/cover2covercafe

 

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