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Storm in a B Cup - A Breast Cancer Tale by…

Storm in a B Cup - A Breast Cancer Tale

by Lindy Dale

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Readers, do I have a gem of a story for you today. If you are interested in reading a beautifully written story that follows a woman's journey with breast cancer, than Storm in a B Cup by author Lindy Dale is the book for you!

This fictional story closely follows the author's own personal journey with breast cancer, but she adds a thoughtful mixture of humor and inspiration to the story that will leave the reader experiencing the full gamut of emotions.

The reader follows Sophie Molloy's emotional two year journey with breast cancer. Set in Perth, Australia, Sophie Molloy, a twenty-nine year old single mother and owner of a designer hat, handbag, and accessory shop, discovers a lump in her right breast. Thinking that it was just another cyst like she had in the past, a subsequent mammogram and biopsy shows an abnormality/shadow on her breast, and the test results confirms the diagnosis that she has an invasive early stage of breast cancer. Sophie approaches the news with an upfront and in control style: act normal, do what the doctors tell her to do, get it over and done with, and carry on with her life. Sophie's life-changing two year journey will take her through the emotional ups and downs of living with breast cancer: from having a double mastectomy and ten reconstructive surgeries; to ending a three year relationship and getting a second chance at love; to having a loving family and friends support system and learning who her true friends are; to gaining a new business partner who will help her infuse new life into her shop. Sophie's story is an uplifting celebration of her life: how she picked up the pieces of her life and battled through the "Big C" with a silver lining ending that will leave a smile on your face.

You can't help but admire Sophie as she endures a two year journey that has its emotional trials and tribulations. She's a strong and realistic woman who could be anyone that you know. Sophie's sassy style and wicked sense of humor will have you cheering for her throughout her whole journey. Sophie is surrounded by a wonderful support system: mom Denise and step father Colin, six year old son Rory, shop assistant and friend Lani, and best friend Angela. These wonderful people in Sophie's life are the balm that makes her journey bearable with their love, compassion, and hilarious antics. I would be remiss if I didn't mention Sophie's ex-live-in boyfriend Brendan and ex-friend Melinda, who showed their despicable true colors; and Dr Jared Hanson, the wonderful and compassionate plastic surgeon who befriended and guided Sophie on her journey.

Author Lindy Dale provides the reader with a powerful story that is filled with insightful medical information on breast cancer that only her personal experience could attest to. Storm in a B Cup is a wonderful story that will make you laugh, cry, feel anger, touch your heart and soul, provide hope and much food for thought.

Storm in a B Cup is a heartwarming, insightful, and tastefully humorous story that is a must read!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

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"It's my funeral. If I want you to play Bon Jovi as they wheel my body away to be cremated you'll do it." The horrified look on Brendan's face says he'll do anything but. "People will laugh." "I want them to. I want a funeral where everyone stands around and remembers the funny things I did, and then they get really pissed." Sophie Molloy has Breast Cancer. She didn't think it was cancer to begin with, she thought it was another cyst. She also didn't think it would be the catalyst for a series of life changing events, none of which involved chemotherapy. Within months of her diagnosis, Sophie loses not only her right breast but her boyfriend of three years, her house and her best friend. Her life spirals from great to bad, then ugly. Nothing can make it better, not even the crazy care packages her mother keeps sending from Melbourne. To make matters worse, Sophie fears she's developing a crush on the plastic surgeon that will be reconstructing her breast. Dr. Hanson has the bedside manner of an angel and the looks to match. He's so caring and compassionate, Sophie begins to believe he cares about her in a most non-doctor-patient kind of way. But he doesn't, of course. He's merely her doctor. Or does he? A fictional tale, based on the author's medical journey with the disease, Storm in a B Cup is a warm-hearted glimpse into the world of a Breast Cancer sufferer that will have you laughing out loud. Lindy Dale was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in February 2012 and is now in the last stages of reconstruction. She lives happily on the farm with her husband of 25 years.… (more)

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