I’ve Never Been to Vegas, But My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After by Mandy Hale

I've Never Been to Vegas, But My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After by Mandy Hale

I’ve Never Been to Vegas, But My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After by Mandy Hale

Wrong turns, humiliating flops, painful heartbreaks–and happiness? Yes, believe it or not, they “can “go hand in hand.

Blogger and author Mandy Hale, affectionately known as “The Single Woman” to her half-million social-media followers, is living an adventurous life that proves even our lowest lows and messiest mess-ups can point us toward our joy-filled destiny as single women.
In “I’ve Never Been To Vegas,” ” But My Luggage Has,” Mandy delivers heart-to-heart, often hilarious stories from a life filled with love and loss, glamour and goose bumps, faith and friendship, big dreams and battle scars. She shares the bittersweet euphoria of her high-school romance, the panic-stricken cluelessness of her first day on a stressful job, and the foot-in-mouth horror of her red-carpet interview with a music legend.

Along the way, Mandy dollops personal anecdotes with encouraging insights. From thrilling first kisses to crushing break-ups, from soaring career milestones to promising flights that never quite got off the ground, she unfolds in often uproarious detail the zigzags along the path toward a pinnacle moment: sharing a table and a pinch-me-I’m-dreaming conversation with her lifelong hero.

In the end, Mandy turns Sin City’s infamous marketing slogan on its head: What “happens” in her life doesn’t “stay” in her life. She shares even her darkest moments in witty, winsome ways that make us not only feel her pain, but also laugh with her and apply her hard-won nuggets of inspiration to our own lives.

“Happily Ever After” might not look or feel quite like what we expect, but as Mandy is discovering–and as we can discover along with her–it is “well” within our reach.

I was so excited when I heard that Mandy Hale was releasing a new book because I loved her previous ones, plus I love following her on social media. Maybe, my expectations were too high because this book fell short for me. It seemed like the same old recycled material with a little different wording.

“Because at the end of the day, sometimes it takes opening a door to get to a new place. And sometimes it takes closing one.”

See, nothing new. I’ve Never Been to Vegas does share some more of Mandy’s personal stories and those were the only bright spots in the book for me. Maybe, if I hadn’t read her previous books, then I would have found this book to be more effective.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of I’ve Never Been to Vegas, But My Luggage Has in exchange for an honest review.


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