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Open Your Heart to Dangled Carat

In Hilary Grossman’s  charming  debut memoir Dangled Carat, she opens her heart sharing her story of finding love and the follies that many relationships face on the road to commitment. It is the story of the “not so perfect romance” and one we can all relate too. Hilary, gives an honest look at finding love as she patiently attempts to manage the commitment-phobic man from running out the door.

She divulges the one fear many of us face:

I still don’t ask for much. I have always feared disappointment and rejection.  If you don’t ask, you can’t be told no.  At my core, even though I may pretend otherwise, I am an insecure girl.  And if I am honest with myself, I think that is the reason why I have been willing to accept my relationship with Marc completely on his terms.  I didn’t feel like I deserved a guy like him and I was afraid if I pushed my wants and needs too hard he would end the relationship.  I felt settling was better than losing him.

I suspect at one point and time if we are all honest with ourselves there is that voice in our head that never wants to ask for too much. Sometimes the fear of rejection is just too much and it hurts more than one can ever expect. The key is getting over those insecurities and no longer be willing to just settle.

Life is about taking risks and Hilary takes the big leap to open her heart to find love. She proves that love does happen when you least expect it. It is a reminder that nobody is perfect and it is never easy to give up your heart. But when you do find the right love it is worth it in the end.

Open Your Heart to Dangled Carat at Amazon!

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

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    1. Craves adventure – Thanks for giving Dangled Carat a look! I am so glad you found your partner…. The right person can make life with all it’s ups and downs perfect!

      1. Hilary – love checking out new authors and new reads:) It is such a balancing act at times and together we work on finding that balance together with life’s ups and downs. It is work and it is SO WORTH IT!!!

    2. Craves – I so agree with you – it is work but worth it – but then again, everything in life that is worth something requires work, right?

    1. Hilary, shares a lot about her life and the one thing I could identify with is the fear of rejection at one point in time whether it be in work, love, or friendship. It is something that we can relate too and pinpoint once upon a time in our lives.

      I think you will enjoy it!

      1. Darcie – it is sad – but we all fear and face rejection at some point in our lives, and when we realize that everyone else feels that way I think it makes us feel better about ourselves…

      2. It is always nice to know that someone has been there before and made it through all of the muck. Nothing in life is perfect and the more we share the more we realize that there is so much more to this world.

    2. Andra- so glad that you are happy in love! But I also hope that you read dangled! I think that so much of my story is so relatable to any woman – let’s face it, we have all had romantic issues and had to struggle with insecurities and fear of rejection 🙂

  1. I have to say any book reviewed by you has to be taken seriously. I am in the process of having my booked hacked at by an editor at the publishers and the two or three surviving words should be published by Christmas. In the meantime, I am off to Amazon to look up this book you recommend. I think we all battle with a fear of rejection, on one front or another as you say, so any thoughts on this topic are of interest to me

    1. Thank you! Hilary really opens her heart in this book sharing many pains and joys in her life. As well, as she was writing this book she had to overcome a hurricane that devastated her community and almost her home. It is inspiring all the obstacles she has faced in reaching her goal to publish this book.

      Congratulations! I look forward to reading it over the holidays! I think a strong drink is necessary while editing 😉

    2. Counting Ducks – Thanks for checking out Dangled! I feel the same way about Darcie’s opinions about books and I am so happy she liked mine! Good luck with your book – it is a trying process, isn’t it?

  2. Darcie – thank you so much for your review of Dangled Carat… And thank you so much for all your support over these past few years… I am so thankful that I have you as a friend.. One day we have to do coffee, go shoe shopping and then polish of a bottle of wine!

    1. I am also thankful to have found such a good and supportive friend! One of the best things about BlogHer was meeting you 🙂

      One of these days I will make it back to the Big Apple and we will paint the town red in our new shoes!

      1. I feel the same way… I remember so clearly the first time we “met”

        I hope you make it down here soon… We have wine to drink and shoes to buy! And a beach to go to 🙂

  3. opening your heart is a great way to describe both the book and the author. I loved Hilary’s book because it was so genuine and at it’s root had real love. great review!

    1. RoryBore – thanks! I am so glad you enjoyed it – Darcie really nailed it with opening my heart… I let so much of myself show, some thing I never even spoke about, like how hard it really was to have worn my back brace…

  4. Sun, thanks so much! I hope you enjoy Dangled Carat too

    Darcie, thanks so much for all your help promoting my book – I am so lucky to have you as a friend!

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