May 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Breathe by Kate Bishop Review

Breathe by Kate Bishop
Released: Jan 22, 2013
Publisher: Diversion Books; 290 pages

Alex thought she had married the man of her dreams: successful, gorgeous, and delighted by her small-town charm. When he walks out six months later, proclaiming to have 'found himself' (with the help of a stunning yoga teacher), she 'finds herself' alone in an unfamiliar city, vengefully drinking through his prized wine collection, living on takeout, and refusing to answer the door. When this fails to cure her broken heart and bruised ego, she reluctantly allows her new friends to intervene. Slowly, Alex learns to define success on her own terms; she discovers the secret to love in all its forms, and the perfect flying crow pose, one breath at a time.

I decided to read this book as it was something different from what I usually read and I wanted to see what did happen to the character Alex, from the synopsis, it sounds like she has been through the ringer. I was hooked right away. You feel like you are Alex and you feel her heartache and confusion and pain. She is very easy to connect with and you go on this journey with her.

The life that Alex has for a year was a life I do feel a lot of us dream of having, but sometimes your dreams are not what they seem, and for Alex she learned that the hard way. Her transition from basically trophy wife to single lady finding her way is an enthralling story. She finds out who her true friends are and that no matter what, there is always a positive somewhere down the road. Her journey through yoga is inspiring. Although she is reluctant at first, she opens her self up and the journey it takes her on is very moving.

I relate to Alex when it comes to Galen. I can never tell and am always surprised when it happens and it always seems everyone else knows but me. As soon as we meet Andy, I love him right away. He's a spitfire and honest guy, which we need more of.

This book was so inspiring, it stuck with me so much, I purchased a yoga mat and beginners yoga dvd. I am ready to find my center and my path, I think it will help me so much! So thank you so much ladies for this amazing book that has had a huge impact on me already!! I loof you girls!! And I loof this book!!!

Author Bio:
Kate Bishop is the collective spirit of three friends with a shared passion for writing, yoga and a good, old-fashioned (or New Age) love story. Breathe was inspired by their experiences both on and off the mat and was born of a genuine desire to throw some love, light and laughter into the mix. 
Kristin Tone graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Education from Lesley University. A yoga teacher and an educator, she currently teaches at  PS1 Pluralistic School in Santa Monica, CA. 

Talie Kattwinkel earned a degree in Women’s Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. She currently specializes in bodywork and healing.  

Bridget Evans attended the University of Maryland where she studied education. She taught in the Marin County school system for ten years and co-created OUTWORD, an outdoor writing program for children. She is also a yoga teacher. All three women are mothers to small children.

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Publisher: Diversion Books


  1. Thank you for this wonderful review! It is so rewarding to hear that Alex's journey is relatable and inspiring. Our hope was to inspire! Loof you too, Jennifer!

  2. And it did. Thank you for this story!!!


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