Disclosure: This post is an advertorial review
Entrepreneur turned writer Janee Pennington has written her first book, “Meeting Eve”. A quriky funny and fast paced novel based on her 20 years in the hospitality industry. Like Janee, Evelyn Walker is running her own international events planning business. Eve is 30, single, vivacious and will stop at nothing to make her clients happy all while discovering life, love and herself.
Meet Evelyn Walker, a single, confident thirty-something running her own international meeting and event planning company. The last ten years of hard work have paid off, and with enough events scheduled to take up the next five, Eve has established herself as one of the top meeting and event planners in the West. And yet, suddenly, she can’t seem to quiet her inner voice, which is begging for a different life—a life beyond work. When approached by Miles Emerson, a long-standing client and Adonis of a man, to organize a monstrous last-minute event in Amsterdam, her inner and outer worlds begin to collide. With massive reservations, Eve accepts the challenge and embarks on a globe-trotting journey that lands her in a variety of odd places, spaces, and situations that she never could have imagined. Can she actually pull off one of the biggest events of her career? And more importantly . . . can she have a life while trying.
I found Meeting Eve to be a very funny and empowering read. Janee Pennington actually wrote this book while battling breast cancer, TWICE! annd the death of her mother who encouraged her to write the book. I enjoyed it because in her own way she gives us the courage to face new things in life, such as a second career. Over 5 years ago when I stopped working as a Nurse I wasn’t sure what the future held for me. I wish I had this book to read during that crossroad in my life. I knew I liked writing but it took me three years to start blogging.
Sometimes reading about others experiences helps us to get over the discouragement hump and “Go for Our Dreams!” We all have dreams, wishes and wants, but as life has throws a few curves we lose our way. We stop dreaming and become pessimistic. This book reminds us it’s ok to dream and to pursue our dreams. It’s ok to laugh and embrace the quirkiness within ourselves. We all have something to offer the world.
From Janee Pennington:
“Knowing I needed to get back to this project proved to be the prescription that kept me moving forward and excited to wake up each morning. I want to encourage everyone going through a rough patch to plough ahead and I hope you glean something from my story that lets you smile, bring you laughter and warms your heart.”