Excerpt from ‘My Life as a Doormat.’


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Excerpt from “My Life as a Doormat”


To order your copy of My Life as a Doormat please click on the link below. www.thesocietyforrecoveringdoormats.com Excerpt from chapter 21

Winter book – signing schedule

Calling all Florida Doormats!  Below is my winter book- signing schedule for                            My Life as a Doormat.  If you’re in the hood, please stop by and say ‘hi’.  

Love, Rose Gardner book signing event

My Life as a Doormat – Book


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Book signing event in Brandon Florida

Great time at a book signing event at Barnes & Noble in Brandon Florida.  Book signing Brandon June 20

Book Signing Moments

Enjoying the recent book-signing at Barnes & Noble in Carrollwood, Florida.Barnes and Noble June 13th

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



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!


If you’ve read My Life as a Doormat please post a review on Amazon.

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

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