Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: Favorable Conditions by Kathleen Kole

BLURB:  Can you imagine being forty-five, your last child has moved on to college and the time is ripe for you to blaze a new trail into your future?  Pat Keegan can.  Well, except for the tiny detail that all her preconceived notions about how that future was going to shape up are completely out the window.

Pat was under the impression that once her child rearing 

years were complete she and her husband would walk 

hand in hand toward a rose colored future.  Fat chance.  

Before their daughter had even been accepted by a 

College, he was blathering about needing space to 

rediscover himself and made quick strides to the nearest 


Suddenly, Pat is divorced, rattling around her large house 

and asking the empty rooms, “What now?”  She knows 

she has to carve out new dreams - after all, forty-five is a 

far cry from the end of the line - But how?

My thoughts: Kathleen Kole creates a story about second chances, finding yourself after all these years, and what happens  when it's time to start over.

Pat is 45 years old, and has had a lot of changes in the 

past few years. That's enough to drive a person crazy, but 

Pat handles it skillfully. She begins to take charge and 

find something new and exciting to do with her life, 

especially now that her daughter is an adult and living her 

own life.

Favorable Conditions is a funny, sweet, and charming 

story. I finished the last page and felt good, it's one of 

those books that sticks in your mind and makes you think.  

There's humorous and emotional moments, the characters

  are the kind you can relate to  and Ms. Kole really makes 

you care about 

them. I enjoyed this story. 

Author Bio:

Born in Edmonton AB, Kathleen began storytelling in grade school.  She has many fond memories of passing summer afternoons, out on the swings in her backyard, creating tales that entertained her neighborhood friends.

When she finally decided to venture from her backyard, Kathleen pursued a career in storytelling.  She graduated from college with a Diploma in Radio and Television Arts and traveled the path of freelance writing for numerous local newspapers.

Many years later, too many to talk about without seeming rude and nosey, Kathleen has channeled her imagination to the pages of her novels.  She hopes that you enjoy her tales and encourages you to feel free to read her stories on the swing set in your own backyard.

Kathleen has traveled from Edmonton, to a new backyard with a lovely mountain view. She spends time there with her beloved husband, adored son and silly dog. They let her tell them stories and always laugh in all of the correct places. She’s lucky, and she knows it.

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Until next time,

Storm Goddess


  1. Sounds like a great feel-good read! Thanks for sharing Nikki!

  2. Wow, your book sounds like a fantastic read.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Awesome review! Sounds great!

  4. Great Review Nikki :) Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I love "feel-good" reads! I wish there were more available. Wishing you lots of Sales!

    hugs, Kari Thomas,