Book Review – Not by Design

Even though I am on a blogging sabbatical, every now and then I check into my WordPress account and today I got this unsuspected surprise. Thank you so much Ann Fields for your very kind and generous review of my book.
If you are not familiar with Ann’s blog and her writing this is a good time to visit her at https://annfields.com/. Not only is Ann a talented writer but she is also an advocate for peace and harmony. Ann, I am grateful and honored to be on your blog and part of your community!

Ann Fields

Not by Design “Not by Design” is the latest offering from multi-published women’s fiction author Carol Balawyder. It is a sequel to “Getting to Mr. Right,” which you should read if you haven’t. “Getting to Mr. Right” is the story of four women who meet at a support group (the focus of which is women who have men/father issues) and form lasting, sincere friendships.

“Not by Design” is Felicity Starr’s story. She is one of the women in the support group, and she has it all—looks, youth, a rich father, talent, true-heart friends and the love of a handsome, successful man. She is living a fairy tale life in France, studying art and pursuing a career in art, while enjoying an active social/love life. But even fairy tales are wrought with obstacles and that’s exactly what our heroine encounters—one setback after another. There’s the death of her father, a dwindling bank account which…

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38 thoughts on “Book Review – Not by Design

    • Oh Jackie – I have been away from blogging for the summer and am slowly coming back to it. What a wonderful way for me to get back into it with your book review of Not By Design. Thank you so, so much and thank you for your positive review on Amazon and Goodreads.
      I’m a quarter way through your book To Hunt a Sub and am in awe at your knowledge regarding submarines! Very interesting.

  1. Carol, congratulations on having a few extra reviews and so grateful for your writing about someone dealing with a physical challenge. I have taught school and worked in a nursing home where disabilities are still not fully addressed in respect and focus. By shining a light on your main character’s own challenge, you are so amazing, Carol. 🙂

  2. BIG congratulations on the great review, Carol! The book is on my tablet and I cannot wait until I finish the reads before it so then I can start it 🙂 🙂

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