I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After

I ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After Wrong turns humiliating flops painful heartbreaks and happiness Yes believe it or not they can go hand in hand Blogger and author Mandy Hale affectionately known as The Single Woman to her half m

  • Title: I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has: Mishaps and Miracles on the Road to Happily Ever After
  • Author: Mandy Hale
  • ISBN: 9781400205257
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wrong turns, humiliating flops, painful heartbreaks and happiness Yes, believe it or not, they can go hand in hand.Blogger and author Mandy Hale, affectionately known as The Single Woman to her half million social media followers, is living an adventurous life that proves even our lowest lows and messiest mess ups can point us toward our joy filled destiny as single womWrong turns, humiliating flops, painful heartbreaks and happiness Yes, believe it or not, they can go hand in hand.Blogger and author Mandy Hale, affectionately known as The Single Woman to her half million social media followers, is living an adventurous life that proves even our lowest lows and messiest mess ups can point us toward our joy filled destiny as single women.In I ve Never Been To Vegas, But My Luggage Has, Mandy delivers heart to heart, often hilarious stories from a life filled with love and loss, glamour and goose bumps, faith and friendship, big dreams and battle scars She shares the bittersweet euphoria of her high school romance, the panic stricken cluelessness of her first day on a stressful job, and the foot in mouth horror of her red carpet interview with a music legend.Along the way, Mandy dollops personal anecdotes with encouraging insights From thrilling first kisses to crushing break ups, from soaring career milestones to promising flights that never quite got off the ground, she unfolds in often uproarious detail the zigzags along the path toward a pinnacle moment sharing a table and a pinch me I m dreaming conversation with her lifelong hero.In the end, Mandy turns Sin City s infamous marketing slogan on its head What happens in her life doesn t stay in her life She shares even her darkest moments in witty, winsome ways that make us not only feel her pain, but also laugh with her and apply her hard won nuggets of inspiration to our own lives Happily Ever After might not look or feel quite like what we expect, but as Mandy is discovering and as we can discover along with her it is well within our reach.

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    1. While I've never read Mandy Hale's blog, The Single Woman, nor even heard of her before reading I've Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has I thought that it sounded like a fun read. Her bio states that she has a heart to inspire single women to live their best lives and to never ever settle. Apparently, she writes a lot about how it's okay to be single.I did not get that from this book at all. While it was well written and interesting (I finished it the same day I started) the whole point of it [...]

    2. I got stuck in the Las Vegas airport one time; Only time I've ever been there. I was flying on a buddy pass and kept getting bumped. Finally, 27 hours after arriving in Vegas, I was leaving.So when I had the opportunity to review a book titled I’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has, I jumped at the opportunity! I figured since I’d been to Vegas (while my luggage traveled home without me) and the author’s luggage had been to Vegas without her, it was a match made in heaven!Written by M [...]

    3. I see life in a different and new (better) perspective after reading this book. This is such a huge inspiration for me, and I could see myself rereading this book again and again.

    4. Real, Hilarious, RefreshingMandy Hale, thirty-four, writes a very readable autobiography that highlights events in her life from her senior year in high school to the present time. She tells of her different jobs, the relationships in her life, and her walk with Christ.Mandy is very transparent when telling about her past relationships. She gives details about her first love which began her senior year in high school. Later, she tells of a long-term love relationship she had with another man, Mr [...]

    5. As you read, you will be challenged at least once by your past actions or choices in life. You will gain a sense of peace to realize that life is a journey not one destination. If you reach this one goal, will you be happy? If only you reach the 2nd and 3rd you’ll be really happy. Once you get the famous – house, children, husband, job then you will have your Happy Ever After – The End? Life is a continuation, always moving forward so why not find the happy in the movement. Moves usually e [...]

    6. This had been a nice read, and there were many things that I had also been through and/or realized along the way. For many this wouldn't be a bad read. The relationship isn't limited to that of a romantic nature with a "partner" for what the lessons and knowledge pertains too. My only main issue with the book is that it is heavy with the religious aspect to an extent that it can make a non-gung-ho-Christian want to turn away for the book, practically reads like a Christian inspirational. This wi [...]

    7. Encouraging life lessons for every woman"I've Never Been To Vegas, but my Luggage Has" is an honest, profound look at the life of The Single Woman aka Mandy Hale. She holds nothing back in this candid often times vulnerable book where she touches on issues we all face as women from job loss to heartbreak over a relationship to anxiety and disappointment over circumstances. I commend her for sharing her life and heart with us and thank her as well. I saw myself many times through the chapters of [...]

    8. I was so excited when I heard that Mandy Hale was releasing a new book because I loved her previous ones, plus I love following her on social media. Maybe, my expectations were too high because this book fell short for me. It seemed like the same old recycled material with a little different wording.“Because at the end of the day, sometimes it takes opening a door to get to a new place. And sometimes it takes closing one.”See, nothing new. I’ve Never Been to Vegas does share some more of M [...]

    9. The book started out well, with good quotes and Bible verses, but as I read on, it wasn't exactly what I expected. The author is single as in not married but she's been in a few (bad and good) relationships in her life, not alone for long stretches of time. Maybe I was expecting more of a book on how to be a strong, single Christian woman. At times this book seemed like bragging on the life she's led rather than encouraging other single women.She made a lot of mistakes, mishaps, as the title say [...]

    10. Excellent book. Mandy's story both mirrored my own and inspires me to not give up on this journey we call life.On my second read-through, I would like to add that this book comes off a little braggy and ended up making me feel like I haven't done enough with my life instead of inspired on this journey called life. Do I still recommend it? I do because it is a strongly written book and very nice flowing story.

    11. while well written, this was way too much Yay God for me. Everything in her life stems back to a born again christian view point, which is a bit overbearing and not in line with how I relate to the world. There was enough story line that made me skim through overly religious parts, but I won't be seeking out her blog or reading her other book

    12. This book hit home for me. So many great lessons that we shared. What a great resource for single ladies. Mandy is so spot on.

    13. Couldn't finish itWriting was okay, but I guess I misunderstood what I was buying. She might be up front and transparent, but I have a hard time seeing her as Christian. When the author has a sexual relationship with a guy and then lives with him without being married and doesn't want to condemn others who are doing the same sheIMHO she has nothing to share of value.

    14. I was actually able to hear her speak at a woman’s conference that I went to a couple years ago called “Woman of Faith” and I thought FINALLY a woman that was still single and writing about her experience as a single woman. If you are single like me and have read the books for single woman, you have probably realized just like I have that most are written by someone who is now married. Now don’t get me wrong, this is by no means a bad thing and these ladies have wonderful insight and gre [...]

    15. See full review @ The Indigo Quill: theindigoquillI received this book in exchange for an honest review. This girl is just awesome. She is so open and honest and I felt like I was right there with her in all the trials, humiliation, and even the successes. If you've ever read anything from Melanie Shankle, you would also adore Mandy Hale. Actually, I think the two could totally hit it off as BFFs (if they're not already).This isn't necessarily a "self-help" book. Actually, it's more like the kin [...]

    16. I've followed "The Single Woman" on Facebook for a while. I've enjoyed and been inspired by the things Mandy Hale writes on her blog, so when I found her book in my library's eBook collection, I jumped at the chance to read it. This is more about her story and her experiences, but I felt like I could relate to many of the things she's gone through - from finding and losing the dream job, to wondering if that guy you think you could love is really The One, to having faith that God has a plan for [...]

    17. I had seen Mandy on tv doing an interview around the time this book had just come out. My library didn't have it so I just gave up on ever reading it anytime sooneventually, it was forgotten.KismetNot quite a week ago I was browsing the "new books" shelves at my library when I came across that title-THE book! I was insanely excited and could not wait to get home and start reading. I started that night with the first 2 chapters and was hooked. This was going to be a delightful read-huge understat [...]

    18. ***Especially for singles, Mandy's book of faith and humor is a must read***Author and blogger Mandy Hale, affectionately known as The Single Woman releases her second book, "I've Never Been to Vegas but my Luggage has" March 11th. It's both a serious and humorous account of Mandy's "wrong turns, humiliating flops and painful breakups" that taught her life doesn't always work out as planned because "God has a greater plan at work."She captures her take on the singles life with a dash of humor, s [...]

    19. Awesome Follow-upI found Mandy's page The Single Woman on Facebook a couple years ago. Her post just reached out to me and her words echoed some thoughts that had been on my heart for a long time. I remember thinking finally here is someone who thinks like I do.I can do relate to this chick. LolI followed her fb page for a few months before I got her first book. I really enjoyed that book. Her first book kinda almost had a sense that she was talking at youe told her readers who she was and what [...]

    20. I loved reading about Mandy's liife. It was straight to the point, and it made you want to cheer on for her as the pages progress as her life goes through it's ups and downs. The only downside to the book is that it's quite religious. Mandy relies and trust a lot in God. That's not a bad thing per say. I have my own God to rely on and to trust in too. It just felt a bit weird to read about the religious parts when my religion is different from hers. Nonetheless, it's an easy read. And when Mandy [...]

    21. Author Mandy Hale’s life and love experiences shared through this book and where did ‘The Single Woman’ started.Her book is very inspiring and encouraging, as you read her life story you will began to know where she is coming from.I love how she overcame the challenges and fought back hard and pursue her dreams. How fallible humans can be, but with the grace of God… we can have the confidence to rise above the tidal waves. ;) That these trials and hardships makes us who we are. It depend [...]

    22. I hadn’t heard of Mandy before requesting this book and being a married woman, some may wonder why I’d be interested in a book like this. True, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the title and book trailer really caught my attention and I wanted to know more.I’m so thrilled that I read INBTVBMLH!!! The stories that Mandy shares in this book are fun, funny, heart-breaking and inspiring! I love that she is open and honest about the journey that led to The Single Woman. She shares about love [...]

    23. I read this book while on a five-hour flight and I was captivated the entire time! I couldn't put it down for five minutes (unless I fell asleep). What I liked and appreciated about this book was the fact that Mandy Hale is so real. She writes in such a way that I felt like she was my friend, casually chatting about her adventures, mishaps and romantic endeavors. At the same time, she always finds a way to connect her stories to the readers, making them relatable and providing comfort in the fac [...]

    24. My sister bought me this book post a break-up in end 2014, but I only started reading it much later. It also took me a really long time to read this book, maybe because I could not agree with or accept what it was saying, and also because I wasn't ready to fully let go. However, I did finish the book fairly quickly once my mindset started to shift, and I did gain some motivation and inspiration from the author.Overall, the author does have some ability to lift your spirits up in a "feel good" wa [...]

    25. Mandy is a good writer and she does write from her heart. I've read all her books. She says some of the most inspirational things I've ever had the pleasure to read. Stuff that makes you feel so good on the inside and makes you wonder why you never thought like that before. If you decide to read and you're not a religious person (I'm not either) just keep reading - her genuine message is worth the read.Will I revisit this book? Probably not. I highlighted a little. I needed to read itbut her oth [...]

    26. Mandy Hale is my own personal super hero. Her life story is so raw, honest, and inspiring and I encourage every woman out there, single or in a relationship, to READ THIS BOOK. Even though I'm not Christian and God is a huge part of her life, it didn't get in the way of the message she is sharing with the world. We all have something we believe in and I think whatever it is, it can be applied to loving who we are and figuring out what our purpose is in life. Seriously, read this book. You will h [...]

    27. Sorry it took me months to finish this but it doesn't mean its not a good book. Reading this made me feel like I'm reviewing my lessons. Copying every important details that in the end made me realize "Oh why is it like I'm copying most of it?" There are so many inspirational things she said that made me think deeply about life. What would I choose? A Big Dream or A Simple life? I made me deepen my relationship with God, wherever I am, down there having nothing or up there having everything. Sta [...]

    28. I read and bought her first book The Single Woman as my 18th birthday gift to myself. That book changed my life. It taught me a lot of things which I am still clinging to until now. Now, I've got the chance to read another book from her and this time it's about The Single Woman's story. And this time, her story inspired me. She have gone through a lot of obstacles to come to where she is now. That only proves how God sustained her all the way since day one. This book is really worth the read esp [...]

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