Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dangled Carat


A Memoir

By Hilary Grossman

Hilary Grossman is the author of the popular blog Feeling Beachie. She is also the CFO of a beverage company in New York. Now she has achieved another success, in writing her memoir, Dangled Carat.

In her heartfelt book, we see the young Hilary going through family situations and teenaged insecurities.  We then see her grow into herself as a strong and successful woman. This brings us to the main story of Hilary’s relationship with Marc, her husband.

Dangled Carat is a contemporary love story of an age-old problem. In her trademark humourous style, Hilary tells the story of Marc’s “commitment phobia”. She reveals how they overcame it together, with a little help from their friends. In fact, it seemed they were destined to be together, judging from the way they met.

Hilary shares the meeting and then the growing pains of their relationship. Marc is thirteen years Hilary’s senior, and quite set in his ways. As they both became comfortable, there seemed no reason to change anything. 

However, after four years, friends of the couple decide it is time for them to make it official. What starts as a joke, perhaps a prank on Marc, becomes serious. Hilary realizes she is ready for the next step in in life. She wants to marry Marc. Marc however, is not going to be forced into anything. Love was not the issue.

What follows is how Hilary turned Marc into a husband. Their story is one that I believe many can relate to, especially in today’s world. Independence and self-reliance are common factors in our modern world, for both men and women. Yet, love can conquer even “commit phobia”, as Hilary and Marc prove.

Dangled Carat is a charming memoir. It is filled with humour and lots of love.

 Hilary Grossman
Dangled Carat is available at Amazon

30 comments:

  1. That's a nice review, McGuffy. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the neat review...

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  2. I love bios, always have, and this sounds like an awesome read. Relationships are not easy, growing them long and strong takes work. This will definitely be on my reading list, you've convinced me that I will enjoy it very much!

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    1. Josie - thanks so much! You are so right.. Relationships are never easy... I think that is what makes them so special :)

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  3. Great review, McGuffy Ann!!! I love it! MIne is up tomorrow!!! I know Hilary is beyond excited!!!

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    1. Beth Ann - beyond excited is an understatement. I am on cloud 9!

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  4. Great name for the book - AND a great review. thanks!

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    1. Pat - thanks so much - sadly that carat was dangled a lot for me so the title pretty much wrote itself!

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  5. Thanks for the review. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  6. So many people could relate to this book I think as there's a lot out there who have a difficult time to commit to a long term relationship.
    It sounds like a good read.
    JB

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    1. Julia - I think you are right. when I first started writing the book and telling people about it, so many people shared their stories with me about being in a relationship with someone who just couldn't / didn't want to commit...

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  7. The review is great. I would like to read that book.

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    1. Beth - Thanks so much! i hope you enjoy it!

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  8. This sounds interesting. I remember friends who were "engaged" for over twelve years. Eventually they did get married, but more to appease friends and family. I think we all get a bit nervous at the idea of "forever", but it's definitely worth taking the risk. :) Love your reviews.

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    1. Talon - 12 years? WOW! that is crazy! And it is funny that in the end they tied the knot to appease friends.... Forever is a scary thing, but I agree the happiness that is possible as a result is worth the risk!

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  9. Sounds like a great read. I can so relate to the commitment phobia. I've known many like that and one still is single.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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    1. Sandee - I really think that so many people can relate to commitment-phobia - either having it or knowing someone that has it. When I started this book, every one I told about it had a story to share...

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  10. I so loved Hilary and Marc's story, and you have done a wonderful review of it! I can't wait to share this modern day love story with all my readers too!

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  11. I love books like this...for me the more issues the better!

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    1. Patty - well this book is for you then.. plenty of issues!

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    2. Patty - this is sure a book for you! it is chock full of issues!

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  12. We saw the announcement of Hilary's book on her blog. Thanks for letting us all know more about it. It sounds truly interesting. janet

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  13. We love Hilary! We're looking forward to reading Dangled Carat. :)

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  14. Cool, I used to follow her fill in the sentence Friday meme. Good for her! : )

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    1. Joseph - I remember when you played... hope you can join in again!

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  15. Wonderful review. I also really enjoyed this memoir and my review will be up this Wednesday. I'm so excited for her and I hope her book is a smashing success.

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  16. McGuffy Ann - I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful review! I so appreciate you helping me spread the word about my book. You rock my friend!

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  17. I'm new to your blog. I entered the contest over at Hilary's so I am following you in Feedly!

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