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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

About the Book

Book: Once Upon a Time… In a Dental Office

Author: Sunshine Rodgers

Genre: Fiction, Inspirational, Romance

Release Date: June 6, 2022

My life is nothing like a fairy tale!

I work as a Receptionist at Hour Glass Dental and trust me, it’s just as chaotic as it sounds. Between dealing with angry patients and insurance plans, phone calls and emails, I dread my ten-hour workday as I clock in at the busiest office in Brittleton, Tennessee.

Doctor Chase Hatchett suggests that I transfer to a bigger city and climb up the corporate ladder, even implying that he may move with me. Maybe I can start a new chapter with the most eligible bachelor in the office!

But my friends Rafa, Brian and his sister help me to look at life a bit differently. My happiness may not be about chasing the promotion as much as it is about following my heart.

Whatever I decide, even in the midst of all this confusion, I hope I can find my Happily Ever After!


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About the Author

Sunshine Rodgers has written 13 books which have landed on Amazon’s International Best Seller lists in 26 different categories, including #1 in the United Kingdom, #2 in the United States and #25 in Canada. Her books have been translated in several languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese). She has participated in 6 book tours and dozens of book signings. She has a team of 33 people including Artists, Narrators and Photographers. When she is not writing, Sunshine is a guest and featured author on a total of 53 Media Interviews on radio, podcasts and online magazines. Sunshine is a Brand Ambassador to 23 Fashion, Food, Beauty and Skincare Companies. She is a Blogger and an Entrepreneur to her 50,000 social media followers. Sunshine is married to the love of her life, Travis, and they reside in sunny Florida.


More from Sunshine

I remember when I was writing the pages for Once Upon a Time… In a Dental Office. I was a receptionist at a prestigious Dentistry. I worked with these two very handsome – very charming – Dentists. And the truth is, I’d be FLOSSED without them!

And I put the pen to paper about all my personal experiences in my book. “Walking down the hallway, I hear the whizzing and churning of dental equipment as I observe room after room of patients getting their teeth cleaned from plaque buildup, or teeth getting surgically extracted or my least favorite, hearing the groans from patients receiving a root canal.” (pg. 39)

And I created a world inspired by those two Dentists. Receptionist Kay Vity is sought after by Dr. Chase Hatchett and Doctor Brian Alchan at Hour Glass Dental. And TOOTH be told, it’s a Love Story that is sure to make you “SAY AAH!”


If you are like me I am not a fan of going to the dentist. That is until I found  a dentist office that has amazing staff and dentists that make sure you are comfortable. Reading this story makes me think of the first time I walked in and heard a patient screaming at the  poor receptionist. She handled everything with grace and was able to calm the person down. We find that quality in our main character Kay. 

Kay is juggling so many duties as a receptionist that at times  she needs to take a deep breath. Phones are ringing off the wall, patients are not happy and the staff is hustling as fast as they can. It may not be her dream job but the pay is good. I love  that she has this dream of being a writer and someday that will happen for her. Of course there is the behind the scenes drama that is funny at times. 

The story goes quickly and Kay has her eye on one of the dentist. I didn’t like one of them at all. He is arrogant, rude and down right rude at times. His purpose it seems is to make money and more money. What  is sad is that he doesn’t care much about his patients. The other dentist is sweet, caring and has a great reputation with everyone. His patients love him. 

The author does a good job of  a rom com type of book that is clean and a light read. It reminds us not to give up on our dreams. Sometimes we think we know who is the perfect match for us, but we can sometimes miss what God’s plan is for our lives. I think Kay will learn that she needs to look at someone’s actions to see who they really are. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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Holly’s Book Corner, October 21

Back Porch Reads, October 22 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 23

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, October 24 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Sunshine is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Visa card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Looking forward to reading this novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway today.

  2. What are your favorite scenes in the book?

  3. Thank you for sharing this review! It was so long and descriptive. I loved hearing your feedback! - Sunshine Rodgers

  4. I never thought about an office romance at a dental practice, but this sounds like a great inspirational romcom.