I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle James of BookChat, kindly approached me, offering to review my latest book, Have Bags, Will Travel. There is nothing as gratifying for an author than to find that her book was enjoyed and well received. I was even more elated that Michelle had given her time to review and recommend my book.
My Review – Michelle James
Have you ever read a book that could have been written about you? D.G. Kaye did just that.
Case#1 – She’s a shopaholic. Well, I love to shop, though maybe not as much as she does. Christmas shopping, back to school shopping, birthdays, anniversaries – I could shop for days on end. I love buying gifts for others, furniture for our home, the list is endless. The author loves to buy so much more, in fact shoes are her favorite shopping item. The problem is she shops when she travels and has to have a way to get it home without customs finding out she packed more than she is allowed to bring back. As you will see, she goes to great lengths to pack creatively.
Case #2 – the suitcase. My husband thinks my suitcases are overloaded, but I never have to pay for overweight luggage or an extra suitcase. I have a few packing tricks up my sleeve to get everything to and from with some room to spare for purchases. Ms Kaye, on the other hand, has tricks galore.
Her friends personalities are much like the author’s, and their escapades will leave you chuckling. Well, not exactly. They will have you in stitches. Follow D.G. Kaye as she travels to Paris, London, Las Vegas, Greece, Venezuela, and Arizona. You will be fascinated with her description of the transition from old Vegas to the Vegas we know today.
I’m not about to go into detail about her shopping trips, the size of her suitcase, or how she manages, or not, to get through customs. You have to read the book to find out. However, I promise, you will be laughing from page one to the end. Written with such vivid detail, you will feel you are right there watching the spectacle of someone who loves to shop too much, trying to get everything home without chucking it on the way to airport. A delightful story, HAVE BAGS, WILL TRAVEL, is a short book that can be read in one sitting.
Do I recommend HAVE BAGS, WILL TRAVEL? Absolutely!
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Source: Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales – Memoirs of an Over-Packer | BOOK CHAT
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10 thoughts on “Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales – Memoirs of an Over-Packer | BOOK CHAT”
I must make time to read your book before the next time I go travelling, Debby. I think I need it badly!
Lol Olga, I hope you’ll take something from my own encounters. 🙂
Congrats on the great review dear DG… and on all your books… you are an amazing writer…. Sending love and best wishes. Aquileana ?☀️
Thank you so much my sweet friend for your wonderful encouragement. Hugs to you xo ❤
You’re on to something if you can make traveling fun and funny. Sounds like I need a dose of what you’re doing. Traveling seems to require the warrior from me rather than the trickster. Where are you going this winter? AZ?
Lol Elaine, believe me, I need to be the warrior in me when I travel, perhaps that’s what my readers are finding entertaining. In 57 days I’m off to beautiful Scottsdale/Sedona for 2 months! There will be new inspiration! 🙂
This sound like a hoot and a half! Thanks, Debby!
Lol, thanks Lorna. 🙂
Congratulations on the release of your new book and on the great review. I love the book cover. 😀
Thanks so much Vashti. 🙂