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Pam Wheeler checked every box: Happy marriage? Check. Fantastic kid? Check. Booming career? Check.

So when her husband dies suddenly and their DIY empire goes on life support, Pam must fix the relationship with her troubled and grief-stricken daughter and save the family business.

Title: Designer You
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Release Date: August 31, 2018
Format: Paperback and E-book
Length: 278 pages (print)/352 pages (ebook)
ISBN 10/13: 1722402644 / 978-1722402648 ASIN: B07DH6B38H

BOOK SUMMARY

Pam and Nate were a couple who just couldn’t get away from each other, sharing not only their bed, but also a successful lifestyle empire as DIY home renovators, bloggers, podcasters, and co-authors.
 
When Nate dies in a freak accident, Pam becomes a 44-year-old widow, at once too young and too old—too young to be thrust into widowhood and too old to rejoin the dating pool.
 
Now the single mother of a headstrong and grief-stricken teenager, Pam’s life becomes a juggling act between dealing with her loss and learning how to parent by herself. On top of all that she also must reinvent herself or lose the empire that she and Nate had built so carefully.
 
It is time for Pam to seize the opportunity to step up as a mother, come out from behind Nate’s shadow, and rise as the sole face of the Designer You brand, and maybe, possibly, hopefully, find love again.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

‘‘Designer You [is] a brilliant, different story of grief, recovery, and change.” ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

‘‘A tenderly written story of a mother and daughter’s struggle to move on after loss, with characters so authentic you find yourself cheering and laughing.” ~Kelly Simmons, international selling author of ONE MORE DAY and THE FIFTH OF JULY

‘‘Sarahlyn Bruck’s touching debut is a beautifully written novel about love, grief, redemption—and the art of personal and professional recreation. This is a tender mother-daughter story that will stay in your heart long after you turn the final page.” ~Dawn Ius, author of ANNE & HENRY,OVERDRIVE, and LIZZIE

‘‘Sarahlyn Bruck’s debut novel Designer You is a story about the unexpected, and the hope that can be found after a tragedy. Once I started it, I didn’t want to stop reading. This well-written and intriguing novel will draw you in and take you on an emotional and satisfying journey.” ~Elizabeth LaBan, best-selling author of THE RESTAURANT CRITIC’S WIFE and NOT PERFECT

‘‘Can a professional fixer-upper repair her broken family and business after the tragic death of her husband? Designer You is a story of grief, motherhood, reinvention and growth…told with humor and an unwavering belief in the power of love.” ~Sonya Terjanian, author of THE RUNAWAYS and THE OBJECTS OF HER AFFECTION

‘‘This is a gorgeous debut from Sarahlyn Bruck. Heart-wrenching and beautifully-written, Designer You starts with a gut-punch and only gets better. My soul ached for Pam from page 1, and I didn’t want to stop reading. I can’t wait for Bruck’s next book.” ~Laura Heffernan, author of the REALITY STAR series

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Short bio: Sarahlyn Bruck writes contemporary women’s fiction and is the author of DESIGNER YOU, published August 31, 2018 by Crooked Cat Books.
Medium bio: Sarahlyn Bruck writes contemporary women’s fiction and is the author of DESIGNER YOU, published August 31, 2018 by Crooked Cat Books. She teaches writing and literature at a local community college and also serves as a book coach for Author Accelerator.
Long bio: Sarahlyn Bruck writes contemporary women’s fiction and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. She is the author of DESIGNER YOU, published by Crooked Cat Books on August 31, 2018. Sarahlyn teaches writing and literature at a local community college and also coaches writers for Author Accelerator.
DESIGNER YOU is Sarahlyn’s debut, and she is hard at work on her next book. Want the latest updates? Follow along for news, events, and announcements at sarahlynbruck.com. You can sign up for her monthly newsletter there, too.
Email: sarahlyn (at) sarahlynbruck (dot) com