Dear Life by Meghan Quinn Blog Tour &Lauren's Review!


Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life's greatest challenges.

The anonymously published Dear Life program is designed to help them step outside of their comfort zones, face their obstacles, and relinquish their demons...and prove their existence.

With their lives teetering between wanting more and losing it all, all four souls dive into the program as a New Year’s resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.

Dear Life,

Please be kind.

Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.

I think we’ve all heard the quote:

“It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”


“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
 --Lou Holtz

And while those quotes are true, a shit storm is still a shit storm. And seeing your way through can seem nearly impossible.

Each of Meghan’s characters is stumbling around life. They’re lost and semi-broken, but not irreparably so. These four just need a slight push and a few shoulders to help them get back on track. Don’t we all once in a while?

Through various means, each character is lead to Dear Life, a program intent on helping pull individuals out of the muck of life. Because people like Carter, Hollyn, Daisy, and Jace need a little extra help with their proverbial pile of poo.

Dear Life,
 You are one confusing motherfucker.
 -          Carter

I don’t want to get too deep into the reasons why each character has enrolled, because that takes some of the fun out of the book, but I will tell you this: Daisy and Carter made the book for me. Daisy’s soft innocence balances our Carter’s hard edges. I laughed and cried while reading their portions of the book, and you can’t ask for much more than that. 

Jace and Hollyn share a similar reason for joining Dear Life, and while I felt a sense of sadness for these two characters, Hollyn was hard to handle at times and almost appeared bitchy. Maybe she earned that right, but it was still hard to read. Whereas, Jace had made a noble, selfless choice and struggled greatly because of it.

I also greatly enjoyed the fact that all four characters were connected in one way or another. 

Reading Meghan’s Dear Life letter at the end of the novel was… Well, I’m not sure there are words. It just goes to show how life can throw you something horrendous - something you view as nearly impossible to overcome - and turn it into one of life’s greatest gifts.

This is a book about life and overcoming its hardships. It’s about coming out of your shell and reaching past your comfort-zone. Dear Life is a novel not to be missed. 

A BLONDE AT HEART Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. 

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. 

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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