Monday, October 26, 2020

Life With Ollie: The Story of an Only Child of a Single Narcissistic Parent by Donna G. Bourgeois

 Take a journey with author Donna G. Bourgeois as she shares an exclusive excerpt from her memoir Life With Ollie. Continue to fulfill your purpose as you follow the tour for even more. Share your experiences and questions in the comments section and get bonus chances to enter the giveaway as you enter the giveaway.

If you are of dating age or married, I wrote this book for you.

This is not a self-help or a how-to book. This is the story of the metamorphosis of a timid, fear filled child who finally blossomed into a warrior. I have many scars that no one can see, but they are healed now. Through these battles to become a warrior, I have helped the wounded souls that have come to me and seen them overcome their demons to stand tall and proud of who they are. It has brought me great joy.

Through the years, I have heard along the way that the ancient Chinese would fix their broken china cups or figurines with gold to make them whole again, and more valuable. I believe that humans can be repaired with love and a sense of self-worth. Each and every one of us are here for a purpose and we are given gifts to help fulfill our purpose.

I would love for you to come on this journey with me.

Read an exclusive excerpt: 
It was so dark. It smelled musty in the dank basement. I knew I was locked in there for being naughty. Then it came to me: the little boy who lived in this house put a big hole in the top of my new doll marriage. I ran and told his mother (whose house I boarded at), he denied it and I was put in the basement for lying. I don’t remember how old I was—I know I was not old enough to go to school yet.

One morning I became hysterical and begged my mother not to leave me and told her I was always locked in the basement. Well, we were out of there in quick order. That is my first memory of childhood.

My mother’s name was Olive, but all her friends called her Ollie. The party did not really start until Ollie arrived. She was gregarious, fun, a real extrovert. She was truly beautiful and had a dynamite figure. She was the perfect five-foot-two-eyes-of-blue bombshell.

My father was a very handsome man in a rugged Clark Gable way. My dad, like many men his age, joined the army and was sent to Britain and Holland. He did not return to us. He had found another woman and wanted a divorce. Mom would not let him see me when he came to Canada for his divorce. She always said if he stayed, it would be only for me and she didn’t want him on those terms. My mom would not accept child support from him because he would then have some control over me. She never let me see him, even though she always knew where he was. So, this is how I became an only child with a single mother.

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Donna G. Bourgeois enjoys writing and painting, both excellent activities to soothe the soul. She went to university at 65-years-old and earned an associate degree in theology, just to keep the grey matter healthy. She considers her greatest quality to be the ability to love greatly and be kind to those who life have put on her path. Life with Ollie is her first book, although she has many more story ideas waiting in the wings. She believes if you listen to your inner voice, you will find your bliss.

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Donna Bourgeois will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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  1. Good Morning Donna! Congrats on the tour and book! Looks like it was a really healing, thought-provoking work! What was one thing that surprised you while writing it? (About yourself, about the book writing process, anything really!)

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, sounds like a wonderfully thought provoking story, that I could really get into, thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with the tour!

  3. I can relate to this story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us, I enjoyed it.

  5. So brave of you to tell your story! Thank you!

  6. I love the shadowy silhouettes on the cover.

  7. "If you are of dating age or married, I wrote this book for you."

    I'm 59 and still dating, lol.

  8. Thanks for sharing this book. Great post!


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