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on September 29, 2017
Love, Love Loved this book. One reason was I grew up in Miami Florida and understand Rose Gardener’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.
on July 13, 2017
I found MY LIFE AS A DOORMAT to be an easy, quick read, a perfect book choice for summer. Rose’s relatable angst is balanced with just the right dose of humor and a sense of hope for the future. The reader is able to connect with Rose as she deals with doormat challenges on her journey into adulthood.
on February 24, 2016
If you’ve ever known any struggling artists you might recognize them in this very entertaining book. The author painted a very clear portrait of her characters and showed the struggles and growth of the main character. It’s an easy book to read and it is easy to imagine the scenes and players. It was a perfect pick-me-up on a grey winter day! Enjoy!!
on September 12, 2015
What a delightful read. The story of a struggling actress in Manhattan in the early 1980’s truly reflects the vibe of the times. Decisions about career, friendship, romance, family, and life itself are dealt with in a poignant and humorous way that is meaningful to us all. You’ll love reading about Rose’s tribulations and triumphs as she navigates the urban jungle to make her name known. Can’t wait for the sequel.
5.0 out of 5 stars 
Mitch P. (Los Angeles, CA) – November 12, 2014
My Life as a Doormat (Kindle Edition) 
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!
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By | 2017-10-05T12:30:01+00:00 October 5th, 2017|"My Life as a Doormat" Book|0 Comments

Please join me at a book event in Florida –

Hi recovering mats;

I’m so excited about my upcoming book signing at Barnes & Noble.  If you live in Florida, I’d love to see you  this coming Saturday, March 28th.  From 12:00PM to 2:00 PM.  

Please click on the link below for details.  Thanks so much.

Love to all, Rose Gardner.

 

My Life As a Doormat

 

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4835418

By | 2015-03-24T07:26:47+00:00 March 24th, 2015|"My Life as a Doormat" Book|2 Comments

The Reviews Are In!

My Life As a Doormat

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 | 2014-12-01T10:46:36+00:00 December 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:

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Hugs and love,  Rose Gardner

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