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Chasing Rainbows: A Novel Kindle Edition

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Chocolate. Tattered robe. Wedding video. Wine.

Things aren’t looking so good for Bernadette Murphy.

With the breakup of her marriage, the sudden death of her father, and the announcement of her best friend’s pregnancy, Bernadette finds herself careening toward rock bottom. So why stop short? She quits her job, gets herself banned—for life—from the mall, and goes on a late-night-infomercial spending spree. To top it all off, her dog gets kicked out of obedience school—again.

Just when she thinks there’s nothing left for the universe to throw at her, she discovers the one thing she needs the most: a reminder of her father’s love. In the book of cryptograms he left behind, Bernie’s father helps guide her through the pain that’s consuming her. With each solved puzzle, her father’s encoded lessons give Bernie the courage to face life head-on. And as her father always said, “In life, you either choose to sing a rainbow, or you don’t.”

For Bernie, the singing is about to begin.

About the Author

A long time ago, in an elementary school far, far away, a very young Kathleen Long scribbled a story idea in her journal. Then she wrote another, and another. She added several poems, the lyrics to a song or two, a love letter to David Cassidy, and so on and so on. While her early writings never saw the light of day, many of her later works did. And while she didn’t end up with David Cassidy, Kathleen did marry her own Prince Charming. Together, they are raising one drama queen and one obedience-challenged border collie mix in a kingdom divided between suburban Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. The author of thirteen novels, Kathleen has been nominated for a RITA® and has won a RIO Award and two Gayle Wilson Awards of Excellence. Her additional honors include National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, and Booksellers Best award nominations. She spends her time plotting her next book, bribing her little one to pick up her toys, and begging the dog to heel.

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  • File Size: 782 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (August 28, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PKCU9C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A long time ago, in an elementary school far, far away, a very young Kathleen scribbled a story idea in her journal. Then she wrote another, and another. She added several poems, the lyrics to a song or two, a love letter to David Cassidy, and so on and so on.

While her early writings never saw the light of day, many of her later works did. And while she did not marry David Cassidy, Kathleen did marry her own Prince Charming. Together, they are raising one drama queen and one obedience-challenged border collie mix in a kingdom divided between suburban Philadelphia and the Jersey shore.

Kathleen is the RITA® nominated, RIO Award and two-time Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence winning author of fourteen novels of contemporary romance, suspense and women's fiction. Her additional honors include National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, and Booksellers Best award nominations.

She divides her time between plotting her next book, bribing her little one to pick up her toys, and begging the dog to heel. Life is good. Very, very good.

Please visit her at www.kathleenlong.com.

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114 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Michael Pepsin on November 10, 2011
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For anyone who has lost a parent, or dealt with self-esteem issues, this book is a must-read. Bernadette is cast into a sea of loss and self-doubt after her beloved father dies. His last gift, a diary of encrypted quotes, propels her forward. As she solves each cryptogram, all while trying to live with her loss, Bernadette learns a little more about herself, and the place she holds in her world. Beautifully written, empathetic, witty, and ironic, this book touched me with its emotional honesty. -- by Janet Pepsin
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78 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Terri Garey on November 11, 2011
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Chasing Rainbows is a heartwarming, inspirational story about one woman's struggle to come to grips with the worst that life can throw at her, and survive with her sanity and sense of humor intact. Unexpected tragedy, the death of her marriage, ongoing family drama, unemployment issues and one behaviorally challenged dog all threaten to send Bernadette Murphy over the edge, but friendship, hope, and love bring her back. On the surface it's a story about coping with grief and moving on, but on a deeper level it's a story of the triumph of the human spirit. I loved it!
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Granny Gert on January 1, 2012
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I have never read Ms. Long before, but I will be searching for more of her books! I am amazed at the power of Chasing Rainbows - I laughed and I cried, often on the same page. Plucky Bernadette Murphy has become one of my favorite characters, and I would love to see more of her. Almost too much bad luck at the beginning (the dog being kicked out of obedience school almost pushed me over the top), but the protagonist is just too down to earth and real and you root for her all the way! I read it in an afternoon - hard to put it down!
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117 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Gettysburg Girl on January 17, 2012
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I was sucked in by the four and five star reviews - never again. I expected the author, having published thirteen previous books (how?), would have had an editor or at least a reliable reader. The book had multiple printing mistakes (omitted words, double words, etc, which leapt off the page at me. However, my ultimate favorite was Bernie's love iterest, at an outdoor Hawaiian party in February in Philadelphia, wearing a peach hyacinth behind his ear. I've never seen a peach hyacinth, but if there is one, I can't quite imagine how anyone could have it dangling from their ear. I'm pretty sure the author meant a peach hibiscus. The heroine is the least appealing human being I've ever read. Let's see, how to describe her: pathetic, irresponsible, unreliable, gluttonous, self-pitying, self-righteous, self-important, irrational, and with a seemingly unlimited capacity to be nasty and unforgiving. The dog was likeable, Bernie was not. When she wasn't tormenting her grief-stricken brother, attacking clerks at the mall, neglecting her recently widowed mother, or angering her life-long friend, she was crying and wallowing through most of the book and feeling sorry for herself. That any of these people loved her was a complete mystery. I was happy her husband had left her. He deserved a far better life. The book of crytograms her father left her had been a reason I bought the book, as the teaser seemed to infer there was some family mystery to it - but no, not even that. It was merely random motivational quotes.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Love2Read on March 11, 2012
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I am glad that I happened upon this book as a free one day promotion price, because I would have been upset if I had paid for it. I generally don't leave a poor review (I was taught to say nothing if I didn't have anything nice to say), however, with all of the 5 star reviews I felt purchasers deserved to hear a true and honest opinion of this book. The book had absolutely no climactic point in it. It droned on and on about one woman's self-pity. I kept expecting to see a reversal in her demeanor, or a sudden insight that got her out of bed, back to work and eating something other than chocolates, but it just went on and on. I believe the author was attempting to get readers to relate to the hard times in life that this woman has faced and to relate to her somehow but if you have ever seen the commercial where it asks if a Drill Sergeant would make a good therapist.... well that's me! Sorry, but I would not recommend this book unless you enjoy spending time with people who sit around doing nothing but complaining about how miserable they are.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By ReviewsMatter! on February 2, 2012
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The mostly positive reviews on Amazon prompted me to buy this book, but what a disappointment. It was truly awful. It lacked any depth in either the characters or storyline. I saw some comments about humor in the book, but to me, it was completely not funny. The plot was so predictable, I ended up speed reading to the end of the book, because I hate to leave a book unfinished. There are some pretty good chick-lit writers out there, but this book is one of the worst examples of that genre I've ever read. I cannot think of anything to recommend this book.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By joy davis on January 18, 2012
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It's unbelieveable this book received the same "star" rating as "The Help"! I read the entire book waiting for the depth and emotion promised in other reviews-it never happened! Bernie, the main character, did make me laugh a few times, however the storyline was soooo predictable and trite. This story has been told hundreds of times in sappy made-for-TV movies. The only character development done was Bernie, so the rest of the characters felt flat and uninteresting. Very unsatisfying.
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