Thank You For The Signed Copy!!

First off let me just say that K. D. Dowdall from the Pen and Paper blog is one of the most genuine people I’ve had the privileged of being in contact with through WordPress!  She’s caring, supportive, and insanely uplifting and insightful. That said, after I read her book Garrett’s Bones last year, I was blown away by the fact that she is equally as talented in writing as she is at her ability to project such a warm and powerfully humble online presence! Talk about rare, and worth the praise!

Karen’s writing style is BEAUTIFUL!! 

When I found out that she was coming out with her current new release The Stone Arch Secret, I was thrilled!  I bumped a few other reads out and jumped right on board on her blog tour with R&R Book Tours. Things got a little crazy in my life as well as in Karen’s, and I was unable to review it as a part of the tour. BUT in the process of the tour I entered into her drawing and WON A SIGNED PAPERBACK!!

Needless to say, as soon as I found out I’d won, I put my E-book away mid story and waited to finish it when I had the paperback in my hands. Trust me the wait was hard because this book is absolutely engaging, and I felt involved in the story 100%.  I still waited anyway because, well lets face it, holding (and smelling) a paperback is borderline orgasmic. Also, as old as this makes me sound and feel, the satisfaction of turning a page does in fact bring the story even that much more to life. I couldn’t pass up letting a book as beautifully written as The Stone Arch Secret jump off of an actual page and into my brain.

Luckily, it didn’t take long to arrive!!!  WAHOOOOO!!


So thank you Karen, and R&R Book Tours for this phenomenal book!!  I couldn’t be any happier.

I actually finished this book two days ago, and will be posting my 5 STAR review on Sat Feb 3rd. So keep an eye out, you don’t want to miss this breakdown of such an awesomely unique story!

….And YES….

I’m well aware that I’m wearing a jail(ish) sweater, and am missing one nail lol. Don’t judge me. It’s comfy, and I’m having a lazy day!

GO READ THIS BOOK! (it’s kindle unlimited too BTW)


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Didi, my dear friend, you are the kindest, most wonderful person ever, and I am crying happy tears, after reading this most beautiful post. I am speechless and deeply grateful, humbled, and honored by your praise. This means more to me than I can say. Your kind words are like a bright and shining rainbow, especially now. I thank you for my heart. Karen

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    1. Absolutely, Karen! I meant every single word. This signed book is absolutely priceless to me, and will be cherished always. Keep writing, and keep being you! You’re beautiful inside and out, and your mind is a force to be reckoned with! 🙂 I hope you have a beautiful week, and I’ll be posting the review soon.


      1. Didi, I wish I had know that when you read Garrett’s Bones and so now I am sending you Garrett’s Bones!! I have 4 or 5 copies at home and It would make me happy to do so. Believe Didi, I know that every thing you say always comes from the heart because that is who you are, truly authentic in every way and wonderfully so. Karen 🙂

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      2. Karen, that’s amazing!! WOW thank you so much!! I can’t even tell you how excited I am! 😍😍😍😍

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      3. Didi, it is my pleasure! Karen 🙂

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      4. You’re the best!! 🤗🤗


  2. raistlin0903 says:

    I don’t think that makes you sound old at all. I’m with you. I like reading real books much more than on an e-reader or iPad (that said, I hardly ever read books in that way). So no….good for you!
    And congratulations on this win, that really is awesome 😀😀 Plus it’s good to comfy right? Nothing wrong with that at all! Really happy for you, you deserve this 😊😊

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    1. It IS good to be comfy! And it IS good to turn a real page! I’m so excited about the win, such a great book 😊

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    2. I agree with what this dude says! LOL 😂

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

        Haha lol…this dude 😂😂

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      2. He’s a great dude! 🙂

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      3. I definitely agree!!!!! xoxoxoxo

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  3. Very sweet post. I will be looking forward to your review.

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    1. Thank you! It’s such a great book!

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  4. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is a wonderful post on K.D. Dowdall’s book The Stone Arch Secret. Please visit Didi’s site, and read Karen’s book. You will enjoy both!


  5. Yay!!!! I also got one myself! I was going to post a post with all my signed books so it was awesome seeing this pop up! Yay to two awesome authors! I LOVED Karen’s writing style as well, Didi!

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    1. Isn’t she great!!! I just posted my review, and I’m so excited about it! Great book!

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      1. Awesome! I agree Didi! She is awesome and loved the book! yay!!!

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