28 October 2021

Perfectly Arranged | Excerpt + Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK


Professional organizer Nicki Mayfield is on her way to becoming the next Marie Kondo – if only she could find clients and make ends meet! While looking for new professional opportunities, Nicki’s also determined to sort out her personal life. Despite dealing with a mother who’s a prime candidate for Hoarders and battling her own doubts about marriage and parenting, Nicki is certain she can transform the chaos around her into order.

When all hope seems lost, the eccentric socialite Katherine O’Connor enters Nicki’s world. Boosted by Ms. O’Connor’s desperate need for organizing help, Nicki pushes out of her comfort zone — in work, love, and life. Together they discover an unknown Chinese address on a business card. Determined to uncover the identity of the address and how it connected with the father her client hardly knew, Ms. O’Connor and Nicki embark on an adventure that takes them across the world. There, both women must break down the walls surrounding their hearts to help those who can’t help themselves. In doing so, Nicki and Ms. O’Connor learn that things and people aren’t always what they seem, that hidden treasures lead to new beginnings, and that sometimes — surprisingly — God has things perfectly arranged.

Publisher: Scrivenings Press
Release Date: October 26, 2021


EXCERPT

“Hi, I’m Nicki Mayfield.” I extend my hand. “Heather asked me to come discuss my organizing services with you.”

The wealthy socialite gives me the once-over, keeping her perfectly manicured fingers affixed to the door.

I pull my hand back. “Is this not a good time?”

“Not really.” Ms. O’Connor wipes away the small bead of sweat that has formed along her hairline. “I’m not sure why Lucinda brought you back here, but—”

A loud wail erupts from the bathroom.

Spinning back toward the cry, Ms. O’Connor rushes back inside. “No, no, no! You bad little girl! Now look at what you’ve done!”

With my ear against the door, I listen to the rush of scrambling feet and high-pitched howling.

“Ms. O’Connor,” I say through the thick wood. “Do you need some help?”

“No, Princess, no!”

“Really, I’d be more than happy to assist,” I call out again, this time a little louder. “I’m not great with kids, but I can try.”

Ms. O’Connor yanks open the door. “Then get in here and help me.”

Following her, I search for the right words to assure her that potty training young children is a di cult process. But when I catch sight of the toilet, it’s not a toddler sitting on the seat.

I gasp. “What in the world?”

“I give up.” Ms. O’Connor throws her arms in the air. “I’ve tried for almost an hour to get Princess to potty in the toilet, but she’s stubborn.” “That—that’s a cat!” I jump back. “You’re potty training your cat?”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Liana George is a professional organizer and the owner of By George Organizing Solutions in Houston. She is also a sought-after speaker, blogger, and writer. With the help of her writing coach, Sandra Byrd, Liana completed her first novel, Perfectly Arranged. The book was inspired by one of her eccentric clients and her passion for China, where she lived for two and a half years. When she’s not putting things in order or scribbling away, you can find her reading, traveling, or playing tennis.


GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of Perfectly Arranged plus a travel kit (not shown) including a $25 Amazon gift card, RDF passport wallet, packing cube, travel journal, luggage tag, packing tips, packing checklist!


Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 25, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read.

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  2. Sounds like an awesome read.

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  3. Oh my goodness! That scene is hilarious. There will be some chuckles while reading Perfectly Arranged.

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