See what’s being said about “My Life as a Doormat”

By Tracy on September 29, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Love, Love Loved this book. One reason was I grew up in Miami Florida and understand Rose Gardner’s life. if you want to get away from all the political B.S. and enjoy reading about something other than the news, this is a great read. I have always felt like I let people walk all over me because I want to please others and don’t want to be thought of as a bitch.

Reading this opened my eyes to a real change in my attitude about knowing that you can be kind, nice and not let people take you for granted.This is a clear lesson in what NOT to do. This is her story but I bet you see yourself in Rose. Buy it, read it and you will see there is a big lesson to be learned.


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Excerpts from ‘My Life as a Doormat’

About Work…

By September’s end, I was no longer happy scraping dried scrambled eggs off my waitress apron. Too many shifts, temperamental cooks and the grim reality of schlepping food sucked. My moment as a film actress had long passed and the trauma of “A Whisper of Opportunity” has faded. After my brief hiatus, I was more than ready to get back into the acting game.
My Life as a Doormat, by Rose Gardner


By |2018-01-17T19:17:56-05:00August 26th, 2017|"My Life as a Doormat" Book|2 Comments

The Reviews Are In!

Five Stars

Loren, November 30, 2014

The characters are entertaining and the writing clever, light and witty. Manhattan is a great backdrop then and now for hope-filled dreamers willing to work around life in a vast island of anonymity. The story of Rose unfolds as an adventure as she experiences life in a big city filled with the day to day challenges of just paying the bills. Challenging herself, we feel her deep disappointments and personal achievements as Rose discovers who she is! LOVE!

Five Stars

Margaret Painter, November 28, 2014

Great read with the kind of wisdom everyone can relate to.

5.0 out of 5 Stars

Mitch P. November 12, 2014

This book stirred up so many memories for me. Its written from the heart, but also with so much humor and originality. Please tell me this is just the beginning of a series. I’m emotionally invested in Rose and her journey. This is a book for all ages and walks of life because you WILL find a part of yourself in it!

Five Stars

Robin R,  December 7, 2014

Ivy takes you on a heartfelt journey filled with all kinds of ‘doormat’ challenges and leaves you wanting more with each chapter. I could not put the book down! I got so immersed in the book while at the hairdresser, that I forgot to eat lunch, wondering what was going to happen next with each character. So easy to read and follow. Ivy is such a talented writer and you will enjoy this book from start to finish. A real winner! Congratulations Ivy on such a tremendous accomplishment!

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By |2018-03-29T11:09:46-04:00December 1st, 2014|"My Life as a Doormat" Book|2 Comments

Book Launch

I am so excited! My novel, ‘My Life as a Doormat’, is published and I’m having an on-line book release event  – on Tuesday, November 18th. Starting at 9:00 AM EST. Please join me. The book will be available for purchase in either hard copy or as an e reader.  Details to follow later this week. Hope to see everyone there. If you’d like to read an excerpt from the book, please go to:



Hugs and love,  Rose Gardner

Book launch announcement -

By |2014-11-10T11:12:58-05:00November 10th, 2014|"My Life as a Doormat" Book|8 Comments

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