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The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every Occasion
Compiled by June Cotner, and Nancy Tupper Ling
ISBN: 9781936740857
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
5 3/4 x 6 1/2
248 pages
November 18, 2014


"[Cotner and Ling] opt more for poets and lesser-known speakers—I was surprised at how few names I recognized!—giving you the chance to dodge the more common cliches, and craft something truly worthy of everyone’s attention." —San Francisco Book Review

"Cotner & Ling have done some exhaustive research to offer the reader toasts for just about any event the reader could think of. For example, of course the typical wedding, retirement and birthday sentiments are included, but in addition, there are toasts for awards, children, homecoming and any holiday that exists! Need a toast for St. Patrick’s Day; it is included. As is Kwanza, Halloween and even April Fool’s Day. Toasts gives the reader all sorts of toasts, ideas and even words that could springboard into saying something even more personal. Some toasts are one sentence; others are one paragraph while some are several pages. Authors of the toasts are credited and certainly the reader will never be at a loss for words again." –Portland Book Review

"Nothing makes a special event as memorable as a heartfelt, personal toast that conveys both wit and sincerity. Enter June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling's new book Toasts: The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every Occasion, filled with creative ideas, inspirations, and advice on how to create that special remembrance. It is a must on every bookshelf, at every stage of your life." —Emma Roberts, author of Sassy Sips & Nibbles and owner of Capers Catering

A well-chosen toast can make simple moments special and special moments memorable. Whether it’s celebrating a wedding, a job promotion, a birthday, or a new direction in life, toasting is a tradition that remains a part of honoring important occasions. For nearly 20 years, June Cotner has been the go-to for blessings, housewarmings, new babies, graces, and all of life's rites of passage. Here, she joins forces with award-winning poet and author Nancy Tupper Ling to provide the right words for every occasion! Toasts is the perfect resource for any moment where one needs to raise a glass. Organized by category and containing many original toasts written just for this book, this timely tome contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and sentimental. Covering births, weddings, graduations, and other events both major and minor, Toasts also provides inspirations for adding meaning to life's special moments. When it comes to making a toast, knowing what to say and how to say it is a talent that takes practice. Toasts is the perfect place to find fresh original toasts in addition to traditional favorites.

June Cotner is the author/editor of 26 books, including Dog Blessings. Collectively, her books have sold more than 850,000 copies and have earned praise in many national publications including USA Today, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She lives in Poulsbo, WA.
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