There’s No Coming Back from This
OTPR Blog Tour + Giveaway

There’s No Coming Back From This by Ann Garvin. Out August 1, 2023 from Amazon Publishing. Blog tour featured thanks to Over The River PR.


After her accountant stole her life savings, Poppy Lively is on the verge of losing her home and will do whatever it takes to help pay her daughters college tuition, when an old flame, now a hotshot producer, gives her a surprising way out: a job fixing costumes on a Hollywood film set. 

It’s a bold move to pack her bags, keep secrets from her daughter, and head to Los Angeles, but Poppy’s a capable person―how hard can a job in wardrobe be? But this Midwesterner has a lot to learn about the fast and loose world of movie stars, iconic costumes, and back-lot intrigue.

Poppy Lively is a Midwestern Momma on a mission.  Newly bankrupt and now a stowaway on an LA movie set, she must stay hidden & prove her worth or risk her beloved daughter’s future. It seems lately that Poppy Lively is invisible to everyone but the IRS. 

When Poppy stumbles upon corruption, she relies on everyone underestimating her to discover who’s at the center of it, a revelation that shakes her belief in humanity. What she thought was a way to secure a future for her daughter becomes a spotlight illuminating the facts: Poppy is out of her league among the divas of Tinseltown.

Poppy must decide whether to keep her mouth shut, as she’s always done, or with the help of a scruffy dog, show the moviemakers that they need her unglamorous ways, whether the superstars like it or not.


I’m always a sucker for a good adult coming of age novel.  And given that I read this while knowing I was about to become an empty nester myself, I totally immersed myself in this story and understood some of her hilariously irrational decisions. There’s No Coming Back from This is a darling story about a single momma doing whatever she can to protect her daughter and give her a better life. Even if it means moving + trying something new.

I loved that Poppy was such a straight shooter.  The novelty of Hollywood didn’t make her lose her sense of self and she didn’t get caught up in the drama.  She was brave enough to step outside her comfort zone but wise enough to sense when things were off.  

The wit and whimsy in this was so much fun and it made for perfect summer reading. 


The author, Ann Garvin, is a complete delight! 

You can learn more about how this book came to be here:  

Link to Isthmus Article


Head over to my Instagram @mommaleighellensbooknook to enter to win a copy! 


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