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Sunday, September 18, 2022


About the Book

Book: The Characters Within

Author: Sunshine Rodgers

Genre: Inspirational Fiction / Romance / Humor

Release date: July 30, 2020

Brittany Myers is stuck. She hates her role as a Cheese Crusader to Florida’s popular Cheddar and Such theme park! She is sick of the guests, the heat and working at the Fun at the Parm Attraction which features the animatronics Patty the Pretzel and Peter the Breadstick.

Her only relief from the monotony is writing chapters in her upcoming novel “The Carnival Ride” where she tells stories with theatrical scenes about her co-workers, her fears and the struggles she faces day in and day out.

With the help of her work family, the man of her dreams and her best friend, Brittany discovers that the magic she is looking for was right inside of her the entire time.


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About the Author

Sunshine Rodgers is   an International Best-Selling Author on Amazon. She has written 11 books which have landed on 26 different Best Seller lists, 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 5 book tours and dozens of book signings. When she is not writing, Sunshine is a guest and featured author on radio, podcasts and online magazines. Sunshine is a Brand Ambassador, a Blogger and an Entrepreneur to her 32,000 social media followers. Sunshine is married to the love of her life, Travis, and they reside in sunny Florida.

More from Sunshine

“This book is about…me. I spent over 5 years working at a theme park, barely surviving the mess, the mayhem and the craziness that often occurred on-stage and backstage. I used that immersive experience to write my novel,  “The Characters Within.” This story is about Brittany Myers, a Cheese Crusader who has to wear this silly costume and repeat these corny sayings and hear the same annoying tunes playing over and over again. But she really wants to be an Author. 
And that’s where I found myself. At a backstage break room, writing this book as Brittany was writing hers. I have included 35 real-life people as characters (those who survived the madness with me!) and together we invite you to join us…as I now lift the curtain to “The Characters Within” – a Book-within-a-Book, Part Musical, Part Love Story and 100% pure entertainment!” 

This is a fun book to read as we follow Brittany on her journey. When she first  gets hired at the theme park she is excited to work at a place where she hopes to move up into management. Years later she  is still working at the park, but things  didn’t quite turn out well for her. Getting up every day to go to a dead end job is not where she wanted to be at her age. I do like that she hasn’t given up on her dream of being an author. 

It can be sad getting rejection letters from publishers, but Brittany continues her dream of someday being a famous author. At times we can feel her hopelessness and dejected attitude as her life becomes a routine. The author explores what it is like as you learn what your purpose is. We all have experienced moments when we were not happy with a job, a decision or something that caused us to become stagnant. In our frustration we forget  to  be content where we are. 

The book is short but has valuable lessons for us all. We need to remember the people around us that encourage us each day and to not take them for granted. Brittany was unhappy at her job and life but soon discovers that the happiness she had been looking for was right in front of her. I love stories that give me hope and remind me to never give up on your dream. 

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

Blog Stops

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Simple Harvest Reads, September 18 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 18

Texas Book-aholic, September 19

Beauty in the Binding, September 20 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, September 21

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 22

For Him and My Family, September 23

Blossoms and Blessings, September 24 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 25

Susan K. Beatty, Author, September 26 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 26

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 27

Guild Master, September 28 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 29


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. I love hearing your thoughts on my book! Such detailed feedback! Thank you again! This is great!

  2. The Characters Within sounds like a brilliant read, Sunshine, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review!

    Have an awesome week!

  3. This story looks cute!

  4. Thanks for sharing, this sounds very good

  5. This sounds like a fascinating read.

  6. YAY! For a story about not giving up on your dream. That can be quite difficult

  7. I’d love to read this with my son who sometimes has issues with a bully at school

  8. Deana, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!