Book Review #Self-esteem – Missi’s Dating Adventures – by Carol Balawyder

book review by DG

If any of you have read my book, Words We Carry, you will know that the book is geared toward finding my own self-esteem, and how I got through an awkward childhood and teenage years by learning how to conquer my own insecurities. I share my lessons in hopes that I can encourage others to find that if we discipline ourselves to discover ways to overcome our shortcomings, we can truly help ourselves. I am all about overcoming adversity and encouraging others.


Carol Balawyder is a wonderful author and blogger and has written a series about women in midlife who find themselves single and in search of the perfect relationships. Missi’s Dating Adventures is about a midlife woman searching for a fulfilling relationship in the online world.

About Carol:

“Welcome to my website and blog.

I write about justice, mid-life dating, grief, blogs that inspire me both as a writer and a person, awesome writing workshops.

I have series on: How I Got Published, Femme Fatale, Nobel Prize Laureates, Writers’ Desks, Ten Great First Dates.


One of my goals is to make online friends with bloggers around the world of different religions, race and culture and talents….”  Read more about Carol here


Here is my review:    Reviews (2)                                                                              5 Stars


Poor Missi, in search of the perfect companion in the vast world of online dating. Missi invites us into her world as an intelligent, perhaps, overly compassionate woman who has taken to writing an online dating column with a culmination of stories from her own experiences. Missi doesn’t have much luck with the men she chooses to date, and although her dating stories are told with wit and humor, one can’t help but feel a sadness for her. I want to give her a big hug, as well as a good shake throughout the book. How many chances is one supposed to give to a guy who doesn’t appreciate the goodness of a good woman? You have to give her kudos for having the courage to continue to go on dates after reading about some of the losers she went out with and chose to stay too long at the dance with when her kindness was taken for granted. This book is a good lesson for those who don’t value their own self-worth enough, to learn not to sell yourself short for anyone.

Missi's dating

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D.G. Kaye © October 2015


18 thoughts on “Book Review #Self-esteem – Missi’s Dating Adventures – by Carol Balawyder

  1. Thank you for your introduction to Carol, and her book sounds an interesting read, 🙂 as does her subject matter.. 🙂

    Sending you Love and wishing you a lovely weekend Deb.. xx 🙂 Hugs Sue


    1. My pleasure Carol. I love your books and look forward to Café Paradise and your upcoming crime/mystery. 🙂 I was hoping you saw the review on Amazon, and glad you stopped by here. I just posted it a few hours ago, so you may want to pop back in a day or so and see if there’s any comment directly to you. 🙂 Have a great weekend. ❤


  2. This is such a current book, an dI like that the protagonist is in her midlife– our longings don’t go away as we age, they only become more poignant, and it is heartening to see someone writing about this. Adding this to my tottering TBR.


    1. Thanks so much D for visiting. It is very current as it seems the mid-life boomers are a big majority of the population. You will enjoy Carol’s books no doubt. 🙂


  3. Thanks for sharing, Debby. Sounds like a bitter-sweet novel, although I guess that’s what dating can be like, perhaps more at a certain age… 🙂


    1. Thanks for visiting Olga. Yes, it’s a great book of stories with good lessons. *I think we know better what we’re looking for as we age, again, I think, lol. 🙂


  4. A lovely review for a book which sounds truly worth reading… Congrats to Carol and thanks, dear Debbie, for sharing this spotlight of her book with us… Love and best wishes. Aquileana ☀ ~


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