Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: The World Came To Us by Molly D. Campbell

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Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: The World Came To Us by Molly D. Campbell
Title: The World Came to Us
Author: Molly D. Campbell
Published by Story Plant
Date Published: 7 October, 2019
Pages: 336
Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: Paperback
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Tommy Poole and her mother Meg have decided to become recluses together. Not forever; only for a year. And not at night when the dog needs to be walked. But in the midst of their grief over the loss of Tommy's other mother, Sam, shutting themselves off from the outside world seems like the only viable path to recovery.

However, while they have decided to step away from the world, the world has not made the same decision. Soon, Tommy's best friend is living with them. And the crotchety neighbor is making his presence felt far more than anyone appreciates. And when a teenaged girl with a troubled past and an indignant future enters their orbit, life might be as full for Tommy and Meg as it has been in years.

And that was before the wedding . . .

Rich with Molly D. Campbell's trademark humor and resonant with ruminations on loss and identity, The World Came to Us is the author's most heartfelt, compelling, and poignant novel yet. It is a story of letting go and letting in and a touching tale of discovery and rediscovery.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
My Thoughts
This is my first Molly D. Campbell novel and it most certainly will NOT be my last! Campbell not only has an awesome name (what can I say? I love her name.), but she has an incredible talent! She pulled me in from page one and didn’t let me go until the last page was reached.
As a person who lost her mother, I could feel the sadness in this book like it was my own. It’s hard to deal with death and grief. But, Campbell chiseled her characters perfectly and really had their emotions shining in this novel. The loss Tommy and Meg felt when Sam died brought back the emotions for me of when my mama died. But, add in a touch of humor and Campbell rounds it out well. And let’s not forget the inclusion of the adorable pupsters! Loved those Pit Bulls!
If you are looking for a well rounded, beautifully written novel, then please look no further than that of Molly D. Campbell’s The World Came To Us. Sometimes, in a world full of heartache and pain, death and crazy, you need to just shut yourself off from the outside and regenerate. Letting the world come to you instead of you living for the world, is sometimes all you need to do. That’s a powerful lesson. Definitely worthy of recommendation and two thumbs up!

About Molly D. Campbell

Molly is a two-time Erma Bombeck award winning writer. She hosts her own intelligent and funny blog, www.mollydcampbell.com, as well as writing for Literati Magazine on Medium.

The World Came Us, Molly’s latest novel, tells the story of Meg and Tommy Poole, mother and daughter, who decide to withdraw from the world in order to deal with their grief over the death of Sam Poole, Meg’s wife and Tommy’s other mom. Their solitude is interrupted by events that shake up their small world and help them resolve some major problems-both of their own and others. Funny and heartrending at times, it’s a story of love, coming together, and redemption.

Molly’s novel Crossing the Street, “Hilarious and full of familial honesty, Molly’s novel is a joy to read.” –Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. One eventful summer in the life of Beck Throckmorton, a burned-out writer, and her seven year old new BFF. “A gem of a novel about being open to life and its possibilities when you just don’t wanna…” –Karen Karbo, Award winning author of New York Times notable book The Diamond Lane.

Her first novel from The Story Plant and Fiction Studio, is “Keep the Ends Loose,” a wry and witty coming of age novel. Miranda Heath is a quirky fifteen year-old with cinematic dreams and a safe, predictable family. That is, until she decides to pull at the loose end that is the estranged husband that her aunt never divorced. Warm, funny, and uniquely perceptive, “Keep the Ends Loose” is an irresistible novel filled with characters you might recognize and certainly never forget.

Her short story collection began as a Twitter stream of character names that she invented in her spare time, followed by a brief description: “Loretta Squirrels beats her husband and makes moonshine.” Molly then decided to write a book about her characters. She teamed up with a fantastic artist to bring them to life. The book soon became an Amazon Pop Culture best seller.

Molly lives in Dayton, Ohio, the home of Erma Bombeck. Molly makes regular pilgrimages to Erma’s grave–for inspiration and spiritual renewal. Molly also spends time petting her five cats and plugging her ears. Her husband plays the accordion.

Molly likes cake. She doesn’t get to eat it much, because she has a slight pot belly.

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