As a young woman, Jennifer Gilbert was viciously attacked on the way to a friend's apartment. She survived, but never truly dealt with her emotions regarding the attack, instead burying them into a deep place where she hoped they'd stay.
She began a business in event planning, designing luxurious weddings and parties for the rich in New York City, becoming incredibly successful herself. She was constantly surrounded by the joy, happiness, and hopes of others, which allowed her to slowly heal and start to believe she, too could experience those same things, despite her past.
Memoirs are one of my favorite genres to read and Jennifer Gilbert's did not disappoint. I laughed and cried my way through this wonderful book and wanted to have coffee and cake samples with the author when I was done. She truly understood what it meant to be transformed in an amazing way by experiences, both great and terrible.
Check out the rest of the tour schedule here. Thanks to TLC Books for the review copy!