Thursday, September 5, 2013

First Chapter Review: Two Are Better by Tim and Debbie Bishop

Tim and Debbie Bishop are on tour with Pump Up Your Book to promote their inspirational travel adventure memoir, Two Are Better.

BLURB: From an engagement to a cross-country trip in just ten weeks? And with no experience in bicycle touring—or marriage? While Tim left behind a 26-year corporate career and familiar surroundings, Debbie was about to enter a “classroom” she hadn’t seen in her 24 years of teaching. Was it a grand getaway or a big mistake?

COVER: Fabulous. I love it when an author or designer puts a great deal of thought into a cover, and that's what happened here. The book is a memoir about two people getting married for the first time at the age of 52 and embarking upon a cross-country bicycling tour. The wedding rings and the list are nice details. The globe makes a great background, and the pictures--like the ones inside the book--make a big difference.

FIRST CHAPTER: Like a proper opening, the first chapter of Two Are Better starts at the beginning. Tim tells the story of how eight days before his retirement, Debbie and he were atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, and he proposed. Then they both discover they have a dream to bicycle across America.

KEEP READING: Definitely. After reading the Preface, I already had an idea of what Tim's style would be like. While he comes across as calm and steady, with an air of authority, you can also feel the excitement and spontaneity as this couple, brought together by God, quickly decides on their plans, figuring they will work the details out later.

The first chapter isn't overly long; just enough to give you a feel for how this material will be delivered to you. But that opening certainly encourages you to continue. Two Are Better is refreshing and engaging. I look forward to reading more of the Bishops' story.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Open Road Press (May 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985624825
ISBN-13: 978-0985624828

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About the authors:

Tim Bishop
Originally from Maine, Tim Bishop has over thirty years of experience in business, first as a CPA, then for many years in various roles in the corporate world. In addition to consulting for small businesses, Tim serves as a Hope Coach for TheHopeLine, a nonprofit organization that seeks to reach, rescue, and restore hurting teens and young adults.

Debbie Bishop
Debbie Bishop has taught for over twenty-five years, for the past ten years as a literacy specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts. She has a passion for reading and seeing that young people do it well. She also has high interest in recovery issues and encouraging others with her own triumphs over struggles earlier in her life. Debbie also serves as a Hope Coach for TheHopeLine.

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I received a free mobi version of this book from the publicist. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Two Are Better Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tuesday, September 3rd
Wednesday, September 4th
Interview at Blogcritics
Thursday, September 5th
First chapter review at Cheryl’s Christian Book Connection
Friday, September 6th
Monday, September 9th
Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, September 10th
Interview at Examiner
Wednesday, September 11th
Interview at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, September 12th
Interview at Literarily Speaking
Friday, September 13th
Book spotlight at 4 the Love of Books
Monday, September 16th
Interview and book giveaway at Tribute Books Reviews and Giveaways
Tuesday, September 17th
Book review at JoJo’s Corner
Wednesday, September 18th
Guest post at Paperback Writer
Thursday, September 19th
Guest post at Review from Here
Friday, September 20th
Guest post and book giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily
Monday, September 23rd
Interview at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, September 24th
Book excerpt at Between the Covers
Thursday, September 26th
Book review at My Devotional Thoughts
Friday, September 27th
Book review at The Book Connection
Tuesday, October 1st
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
Friday, October 4th
Friday, October 11th
Interview at Spoilers, Sweetie

1 comment:

Tim and Debbie Bishop said...

Cheryl, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with readers. Tim Bishop