Hearts On The Line is both a hysterical and inspiring memoir from a truly talented writer. Marla Martenson opens her heart to share her dreams, aspirations and affirmations about getting out of the zany world of matchmaking old rich guys with young gold diggers in Beverly Hills. While she’s driven away by a sadistic boss and crazy clients, she seems forced to stay in by hopes of making enough money to buy a house with her loving Latin stud of a husband (who pushes her to hold on to the job even while it pushes her over the edge).
She finds herself in a dilemma that’s all too familiar – how do we get to that promised land of “Do what you love and the money will follow?”
Luckily, Marla knows how to ground herself, not only with Happy Hour drinks, but with meditations from Gurudev Amrit Desai, and she shares these with her readers, along with positive thoughts and actions that balance out her frustrations. Just when she (and we, the readers) have just about lost hope, we thankfully see her reach for that golden ring that has so eluded her.
Racy and ribald, this memoir is every bit as entertaining as the best chick lit out there. But it also carries an important life message that “…dreams are for real.” Hearts On The Line is available at Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle versions.
As a professional matchmaker working in Los Angeles since 2001, Marla Martenson has helped countless couples connect with their soul mates and go on to marriage. She is also a certified life/dating coach, author and motivational speaker. I asked her a few questions about her new memoir:
BECCA: Is there an underlying message in your book?
Yes, the underlying message of my book is that when we stay true to ourselves, and listen to our still small voice, it will lead us in the right direction in our life’s purpose.
BECCA: What would you like readers to take away from your writings?
It makes me happy when someone writes to me and tells me that they couldn’t put my book down, or that it made them laugh. I love to entertain and inspire at the same time.
BECCA: What is the best thing anyone has said about your book?
Actually Becca, your review made me smile! This line in particular, “Racy and ribald, this memoir is every bit as entertaining as the best chick lit out there. But it also carries an important life message that “…dreams are for real.” I love Chick Lit, and tried to give it the chick lit feel with a deeper message.
BECCA: Any advice for others who feel they want to write and share their own story?
It seems that almost everyone that I meet is either writing a book or wants to write one. Each of us have a story to tell and it is a wonderful feeling to actually accomplish writing a book. I say, go for it. Since the publishing industry has changed and authors can self publish so easily and share their story, there is no reason why everyone can’t go for their dream of writing and publishing a book.
For more info on her work and blog, see: www.marlamartenson.com