Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Wisdom of Hair Blog Tour

  • June 3rd Monday – Review from Bibliophilia, Please
  • June 4th Tuesday – Review from Turning Pages
  • June 5th Wednesday – Review From Cover2CoverBlog
  • June 6th Thursday – Review from Moosubi Reviews!
  • June 7th Friday -  Playlist on Bookworms Avenue
  • June 8th Saturday – Review from 4 The LUV of SANITY
  • June 9th Sunday – Spotlight with VampandStuff
  • June 10th Monday – Review from Bookish Things & More
  • June 11th Tuesday – Review from Must Read Faster
  • June 12th Wednesday – Review from Insane About Books
  • June 13th Thursday – Review from Gone With The Words
  • June 14th Friday – Review from Racing To Read
  • June 15th Saturday – Review from Book Hounds
  • June 16th Sunday – What’s On Your Desk/In Your Purse from Bookaroo-Ju
  • June 17th  Monday – Review from A Dream With In A Dream
  • June 18th Tuesday -  This or That with Sweet Southern Home
  • June 19th Wednesday – Review from Team Nerd Reviews
  • June 20th Thursday – Review from Little Book Star
  • June 21st Friday – Review from Black Nailed Reviews
  • June 22nd Saturday – Excerpt & Spotlight with Reader Girls
  • June 23rd Sunday – Review from Misty Book Nook

Life can be beautiful, but it takes a little work…
“The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy’s funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life.”
In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful.
With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn’t save Mama, but maybe she can save him.
As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life—except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately… forgiveness.
You can purchase The Wisdom of Hair at the following Retailers:

My Review

The Wisdom of Hair was a fantastic read, way more than I expected.  It holds in it's pages, the struggle of Zora to escape her past, and find love and friendship.  Even though Zora keeps her past to herself, she discovers that she's not alone and others deal with the same chaos in their lives.

I found Zora a strong determined character to venture out on her own to make a better life for herself. Sure, it's scary, but she deals with it the best way she can.  She discovers true friendships, family, and forgiveness.  She takes a venture at love, and learns great life lessons.  I was fascinated how this story ended.  I so can't go there to give out any spoilers!  Zora's best friend Sara is alive and headstrong.  She is a good match for Zora. 

The Wisdom of hair is a story everyone can relate to; the need to feel connected, the need for true friendship, and the need for a family bond.  Zora finds all of these not in the way you expect.  It's a refreshing read, where I desperately wanted to see Zora succeed.

1 Winner will receive the Kindle pictured above. (WiFi, 6in Display)
4 Winners will get 2 ARCS each, on for them self and one for their hair stylist!
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Kim Boykin

I was born in Augusta, Georgia, but raised in South Carolina in a home with two girly sisters and great parents. So when you read my stuff if there is ever some deranged mama or daddy terrorizing the protagonist, I want to make it clear, it’s not them.
I had a happy, boring childhood, which sucks if you’re a writer because you have to create your own crazy. PLUS after you’re published and you’re being interviewed, for some reason, it’s very appealing that the author actually lived in Crazy Town or somewhere in the general vicinity.
What I did have going for me was two things. One, my grandfather, Bryan Standridge, was an amazing storyteller. He held court under an old mimosa tree on the side of his yard, and people used to come by in droves just to hear him tell stories. He told tales about growing up in rural Georgia and shared his unique take on the world. As a child, I was enthralled, but when I started to write, really write, I realized what a master teacher of pacing and sensory detail he was.
The other major influence on my writing is my ADHDness. Of course when I was a kid, nobody knew what that was. Compared to my older sisters, I knew something was “wrong” with me, so I learned to multitask like crazy and excel at things I did well to make up for things I couldn’t do like math and sitting still.

Today, I’m an empty nester of two kids with a husband, three dogs, and 126 rose bushes. I write stories about strong southern women because that’s what I know. I’m an accomplished public speaker, which basically means I’m good at talking.
If this doesn’t tell you what you want to know, check out my blog for a few laughs and some good stuff on writing, gardening, food, and, of course, hair.


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  1. Love tour post and your review! Thank you so much for participating in our tour for Kim and her fantastic book!

    ~Amber (Book Nerd Tours/ Me, My Shelf and I)

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