I was delighted to be invited on the Blog Tour for Life is Yours by Abigail Yardimci
Who can say what has brought Jess and Lindy together?
Maybe it’s the beach, the stars and the warm Turkish night air. But they may as well get settled for the night, because Jess has a story to tell and Lindy is ready to listen . . .
Jess had life sorted. A gang of great mates, an adoring fiancé and a thriving business – she couldn’t have asked for more. But the proverbial rug is whipped out from under her feet when the fiancé makes a sharp exit on New Year’s Eve. Therein follows the Week From Hell, eternally streaked mascara and Chardonnay-a-plenty.
But this is the story of a woman on a path. Sure, there are a number of trips and falls along the way but Jess is on a journey that will change her life. On a boring business course, she remembers what she really wants; in strange new friendships, new ideas grow; and a last-minute discount holiday to Turkey helps her heart wake up to a whole new rhythm.
A rhythm that is just beginning to get going . . .
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When Abigail Yardimci’s life fell apart she found another side of herself that had been trampled and beaten down trying always to be the person someone else saw her as. The way that she has found it best to share her journey is to put her own personal experience into a fictional story. This has allowed her to open up her own feelings through another character, sort of seeing things from the outside in.
When Jess came across Lindy on a Turkish beach at night they begin to talk and Jess knew that the best way to help Lindy was to tell her about her own life. Jess thought that her life was sorted. A man she loved, house and business but when she came home to an ‘I don’t know if this is what I want message’, from her fella it bowled her over. She crumpled unable to see any sort of future for herself.
Like in any break up there is that period of loss to adjust to. The why? anger, acceptance and letting go. Confidence is at its lowest and self-belief non-existant. Jess has her first breakthrough when follows her own aims in life, not a maybe outcome offered by her ex-partner.
When Jess goes to a business conference with her friend where they have to attend a number of sessions, one of them is a talk by a self-help mentor but what she thought it would be like and how it was just amazed her. The change in Jess and her friend began straight away. The tone of the story changed as with simple changes and stepping back and looking at a situation from a positive perspective, putting her more in control of her life and the direction it was going.
Jess began a challenge of 100 days of positive action. A brilliant concept. This was a fabulous book to read then look at the changes that I could make in my life, finding positive solutions rather than frustrations. I loved that the author introduced these methods through a story that myself, and I am sure a lot of other readers can relate to their own lives.
I wish to thank the author for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abigail Yardimci is an author, blogger and creative mindfulness practitioner. She is a Geordie girl living by the sea in South Devon with her Turkish husband and two terrifying kids. She loves to blog and gets her kicks through mindful parenting styles, creative living and chocolate.
Her writing inspiration comes from scratching the surface of everyday life to find the underlying magic that connects us all. The fire beneath the frustration, the creativity beneath the boredom, the stillness beneath the chaos.
Abigail’s debut novel, ‘Life Is Yours’ is published as the first of a trilogy by BNBS Books and was released on Amazon on 3oth September 2019.
Abigail stays sane in the world of parenting by writing a popular blog called ‘Mum In The Moment’. You can find and follow her blog at