wp-1578075268185.jpgWelcome to my stop on the More Than blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

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.

My Thoughts:

Peggy’s husband passed away years ago, leaving her to raise their twins on her own. Her favorite pastime, and maybe her only one, is watching the TV show Messages from Beyond, about a medium who connects loved ones with those they have lost.

Peggy’s doctor tells her she’s obese. On top of that, her children give her a gift card to an exercise class, and she’s bewildered. Peggy finds the silver lining, though. If she can get herself back in shape, maybe she can appear on her favorite show and talk to her husband.

And with that goal in mind, she’s off.

Peggy’s difficulties with weight were so relatable. There were moments when I laughed and definitely teary ones, too. More Than is a quick and uplifting read. It brings all the heart and inspiration, too.

I received a complimentary copy.

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.

Have you read More Than, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR