Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around by Camille Pagan

Posted 9 July, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around by Camille Pagan
Title: Don't Make Me Turn this Life Around
Author: Camille Pagán
Published by Lake Union Publishing
Date Published: 11 May, 2021
Pages: 254
Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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A witty and unexpected novel about a woman trying to keep her family vacation—and yes, her life—from going south by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.

It’s been thirteen years since doctors declared Libby Ross-Velasquez a goner. Yet here she is—cancer-free. So why doesn’t she feel more alive?

Sure, Libby’s husband, Shiloh, has been distant. One of their daughters has a serious health condition. And her father’s death hovers over Libby like a rain cloud. Still, this eternal optimist knows she’s the winner of the existential lottery.

But when her forced cheer isn’t enough to keep her family from catching her blahs, she decides to fly them all to Vieques. The Puerto Rican island is where she and Shiloh fell in love—and where she decided to fight for her life after her cancer diagnosis. Where better to put their problems into perspective?

Then a tropical storm strikes. Libby pretends everything’s fine, even as she fears she’s doomed her family. What she can’t see is that the worst disaster they’ve faced may be the best thing that ever happened to them. But first, they have to get through it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Pagan is back and capturing my heart once again! More amazing writing. The beautiful, amazing characters. One unforgettable plot line! I loved every minute of this novel and I can’t wait to share it with my family and friends, especially during the Hurricane/Tropical Storm season we are currently in.

As someone who has a crazy, wild, whirlwind family, who has gotten disappointing news with all the emotions, I continue to relate to Libby in so many ways! I loved how this part of her story played out. There were lots of messages through out the story, especially with nerves of possible devasting news. The wit and banter within the pages had me turning the pages long into the night. Libby’s children reminded me of my own two from time to time.

From start to finish, Libby’s family dramatics had me hooked. I loved getting to travel to Puerto Rico with her family. I loved falling in love with each of the characters once again. I loved the soul moving, heart gripping plot ling that Pagan weaves for her fans. This novel is most definitely worthy of 5 stars and will be on my shelf forever!

Hats off to you, once again, Pagan! I look forward to another incredibly written novel in the future!

About Camille Pagán

Camille Pagán is the Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of six novels, including I’m Fine and Neither Are You, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, and Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, which has been optioned for film. Pagán’s books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She has written for the New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Parade; Real Simple; Time; and many other publications. Pagán lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her family.

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