Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Handbag and Book w Pamela Thibodeaux #newbook #designerhandbag #inheritance

 Handbag and Book with
Pamela Thibodeaux

I’ve never been fond of carrying a purse. I’ve always found the bigger the purse, the more junk that ends up in it.
I’ll never forget the Christmas my son gave me a gift card and wanted me to buy a designer purse. At the time I was living and working at a guest ranch in TX and told him I couldn’t see paying that much money for something I’m going to kick under the seat of my truck LOL!
Another Christmas he took me to NYC and I bought this little handbag as it is perfect to carry the essentials and not be bulky or cumbersome, and it fits in the best hiding places (under the seat, in the console or glove box). As you can tell by the photo, it is wearing thin in a couple of places and one of the zipper handles is broke. Guess I’ll be changing purses soon, but I can assure you, it won’t be another huge, bulky one.
Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness.  Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?
US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her.  Will he gain her heart or lose her?

Something about the shadow of pain and the hint of fear in his gaze tugged at Rebecca’s heart. “How do you know my husband?” she asked, then wondered at his obvious hesitation.
“Your husband was in Air Force, right?”
The question was almost a statement, and Rebecca nodded slowly, wondering how this kid could know that.

“He stationed in Korea?”
Again, Rebecca nodded. A knot of apprehension formed at the base of her skull. “A couple of times,” she admitted quietly.
He smiled. “He kind to my mother. She encourage me to look him up when I come to school in United States, I sorry to hear about his death.”
Shamed now by her previous treatment of him, Rebecca stepped away from the door. “Would you like to come in?”
Surprise registered on his face, followed by joy. His quick grin touched her in a way that only a mother would understand.

Find The Inheritance at: Amazon
Find Pamela Thibodeaux at: Website
Pam, let's talk handbags. I think you might like the small crossbody style. Holds lots of essentials, leaves hands free and can be kicked under the car seat. (However, I don't leave handbags in the car.) Have you considered the crossbody style? 

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Melissa Keir said...

I agree about big bags. I was at a local shopping event and one woman had this huge bag. She spent about 10 minutes trying to find her money at the bottom of the bag. I did love a larger bag when I had kids...they are always trying to throw something inside like an extra diaper, extra snack, extra drink or their video games!

All the best with your book. :) Love the cover!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Melissa! A big bag was a plus with kids, meaning no diaper bag. I changed that for a book when they didn't need that kind of care anymore. Priorities. lol

Liese said...

I agree that purses can become a black hole. Mine is. Irregularly, I go in and clean out the old receipts,etc.

Love the excerpt!

Angela Adams said...

For me, there are two kinds of purses. A huge shoulder bag for every day, and little cute ones for an evening out. Best wishes, Pamela, with your new release!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

I've never been big on carrying purses of any size or shape. Loved diaper bags cause I could just throw my wallet in and go.

Doesn't it irritate you to be behind someone at the grocery store or anywhere who has to dig and dig for their money or keys or whatever, Melissa?

A black hole, Liese? Didn't think of it like that but you might be right LOL!

Two purses? Oh no, not me Angela!

Thank you ALL ladies, for dropping by and commenting.
Good luck and God's blessings to each of you

Connie Bretes said...

Hi Pamela, when I go out locally, I rarely take my purse, but if I go to bigger towns, I'll take a medium size purse. It's so old, it's ugly, and I got it from one of the storage units my husband bid on and got. I've reached the point that I tell myself, who needs this stuff? It's almost like an invitation to criminals that says, rob this lady, she has a purse! Great blog post and good luck with your book.

Marissa Garner said...

For me, the smaller the better when it comes to purses. Your books sounds great!

Alina K. Field said...

I do like a big purse, providing it has lots of compartments for me to stay organized.

Jacqueline Seewald said...


You're right. Carrying around a big bag is a nuisance and a junk collector. Best wishes on your latest published work.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Connie! Where does one put their lipstick? lol. I have to have a handbag and as you can tell, I love those vintage ones. Hugs.

Hi, Marissa! I carry smaller bags for evening or for a special occasion. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Alina! A few years back, all the stores carried what I call garbage bags. There was very little structure to them and no personality. That's when I bought vintage ones. Glad you could visit.

Hi, Jacqueline! You know what I find in my bigger bags--receipts. That drives me crazy. LOL

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Liese! Crumbs in bags drive me crazy. And those odd chocolate wrappers. LOL

Hi, Angela! I agree with you on what size goes for which occasion. The biggest bag I've carried lately in the evening is one of my Enid totes. It has sparkles too. Hugs!

Darcy Flynn said...

I keep a smaller cross body purse inside a larger one. That way I'm ready for anything!

Kara O'Neal said...

I hate purses. With a severe passion. Mine is rather large. In fact, it's so large I can fit my laptop inside! Loved the post and the book sounds wonderful! And this blog is so cute! Loved it!

pastprimetravelers said...

Pam, when my husband and I traveled, I sewed velcro strips across all the pockets in my purse. It was a smallish bag with a strap that crossed my chest. It would take several minutes to open the pockets, take out the wallet or passport and he would laugh. But in ten years, 57 countries and numerous public transport, I was never robbed. It would have taken them forever to find which pocket to break into. Love the review and as always, your blog. Maria

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

An ugly one, Connie LOL...great idea though.
Thanks Marissa....I really like the small purses.
Good point, Alina, IF you can actually stay organized LOL!
I like your descriptions, Jacquie - nuisance and junk collector - right on!
Great idea Darcy!
Only good thing about a large purse, Kara, is carrying the laptop or Kindle :-)
Wow Maria, that's a brilliant idea!

Thank you ALL ladies for dropping by!
Good luck and God's blessings to each of you!

Sydell Voeller said...

A mid-sized purse works best for me, big enough for the essentials, but not so large it accumulates junk and weights down my shoulder. And I'm with you, Vicky, the vintage purses are so much cuter. Good luck on the book, Pamela!

Alicia Dean said...

I am such a purse-neurotic. I change purses constantly. I don't like carrying a big bag, but I don't like being without what I need. I would love to design my own bag, to fit my own functionality. But I'm not sure I could even design a bag I'd be satisfied with. :) Great post...love the excerpt!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Darcy! I'm guessing by smaller crossbody you mean a more wallet kind? That would work great.

Hi, Kara! Glad you like my blog. Come back. Sometimes, all I saw at the stores were nothing fabulous. That's when I went to ebay and etsy and found lots of vintage ones for a great price.

Hi, Maria! I have a bag and should sew Velcro on it. I would like it so much better. Thanks for the tip.

Hi, Sydell! Most of my bags are a specific size. And I have most things to go inside compartmentalized so switching is a breeze. Less junk. Hugs!

Hi, Alicia! I change all the time too. And I swear, I should have been a handbag buyer in another life. Hugs!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Hi Sydell, so nice to meet you. I'm with you on the perfect size bag to house essentials but not weigh down your shoulder -- which is another reason I love my small one. Only thing is I don't have a way to carry pics of loved ones...but that's OK cause they're on the phone LOL!

Oh Alicia I bet you COULD design your own bag!

Thank you BOTH for dropping by and commenting.
Good luck and God's blessings

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