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The Wake Up by Catherine Ryan Hyde-5 Shining Stars–#Book Review

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Don’t Miss Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Newest, Heartwarming, 5-Star Release, The Wake Up—Coming 12/5/17!

The Wake Up is an outstanding, five-star, character-driven book. Once I started reading this novel, I lost all track of time. I quickly became absorbed in the character’s lives and had a hard time putting the book down, for even a moment. The Wake Up is a heartfelt story about love, trust and acceptance, and how two struggling, lost boys, found their place in the world.

Aiden Delacorte is an empath; he is also a cattle rancher. From a young age, Aiden learned to shut out his feelings. He hid his true self under layers and layers of blocked emotions. Aiden wouldn’t come alive again until the day he stopped drinking. But, by then, Aiden’s business as a cattle rancher, was a successful and thriving one. So, Aiden was at a loss; because, he could no longer stomach the fact, that he was raising cattle, for slaughter.

Aiden’s life took another major turn when he fell in love with, Gwen, a single mother. Gwen’s daughter, Elizabeth, was an easy child to love, but her son, Milo, not so much. Milo had a unique ability to zero in on a person’s weakness and bait them until they reacted. Aiden found himself to the point of violence when he saw Milo hurting his dog. Aiden could feel his dog’s pain and fear, and those feelings drove Aiden almost to the point of no return. Little did Aiden know though, that he had a lot in common with Milo and that they would become each other’s teacher.

This story is absolutely beautiful. It touched my soul. Catherine Ryan Hyde has a magnificent ability to bring her characters to life. All the characters in this book are developed, but Milo and Aiden came alive for me. This book warmed my heart, made me think and feel, tear up and smile. It’s a heartfelt story with many layers. I was engrossed from the first page until the last. The Wake Up is a quality read that I highly recommend.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Free-Range Writing by Jenny Alexander–5 Stars–#Book Review

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Check Out Jenny Alexander’s Newest Writing Book.

Free-Range Writing—Released 11/14/17

 

Free-Range Writing is a fantastic resource. This book is designed to help stimulate ideas and make writer’s block a thing of the past. Free-Range Writing is beautifully written and easy to follow. Each writing exercise takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete and is specifically designed to assist the writer in exploring different genres. I was amazed to find how easy it was to climb out of my comfort zone and craft a short piece in a different genre. Free-Range Writing isn’t just a book of prompts to get the juices flowing again; it’s a collection of thought-provoking passages to assist the writer in reaching the inner corners of their heart and soul.

Jenny Alexander illuminates for the writer seventy-five brilliant ways to unleash creativity, emotions, and imagination. This book is an outstanding tool and one that I’ll refer to again and again.

Thank you, Jenny Alexander, for my advanced review copy. I loved it.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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7 Lessons From Heaven by Mary C. Neal, M.D.–5-Stars–

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Don’t Miss This Awe Inspiring True Story!

7 Lessons From Heaven is a book about Dr. Mary Neal’s incredible afterlife experience. This book does not only describe her near-death-experience but also how angels often intervene in our everyday lives. She also writes about how living a joy-filled life is easy, once you truly understand what awaits you after death.

Dr. Mary Neal had a kayaking accident in Chile and drowned. According to scientific data, anyone experiencing what Dr. Neal did, would be dead. But Dr. Neal is not only alive, and well without any brain damage, she is currently a practicing board-certified orthopedic spinal surgeon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her near death experience boggled my mind. One of the most comforting parts of her story was that she had no fear, none at all. The moment Dr. Neal realized she wasn’t going to survive the accident, she was engulfed in love. She tells her story with amazing detail. This book is so heartwarming that I didn’t want it to end. I savored each page.

Dr. Neal includes in her book, stories about how angels not only intervened in her life but others as well. She also talks about meeting Jesus and having a life review. The last part of the book is dedicated to living a joy filled life knowing that God’s promises are true. If you were not convinced before reading this book, that there is indeed an afterlife, Dr. Neal’s true account will erase all doubt. Highly recommended.

Thank you, Crown Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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9/5/17-Today’s New 5-Star-Book Releases-The Summer That Made Us & Head Over Heels

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Don’t Miss Checking Out the Two Fab (5 Star) Books That Released Today!

I Loved Them Both & Highly Recommend Picking Up The Two of Them.

 

In Case You Missed, My Reviews On These Two Outstanding New Releases, Here Are The Links:

 

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr-5 stars (Lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/the-summer-that-made-us-by-robyn-carr-an-unforgettable-5-star-novel-book-review

 

Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell-5 stars (Cont.Romance)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/head-over-heels-by-jill-mansell-5-stars-book-review

 

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr-An Unforgettable 5-star Novel–Book Review

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Don’t Miss this Touching & Memorable New Release by Robyn Carr. I loved Every Page of This Superbly Written Novel!

The Summer That Made Us–Coming 9/5/17–Check It Out!

The Summer That Made Us is an amazing book that touches the soul. It’s an emotional story about loss, heartache, healing and forgiveness.

The summer house on Lake Waseka was a special place for Jo and Lou, and their daughters, until a tragic accident occurred. The two Hempstead families were always a bit dysfunctional, but after the accident, they completely fell apart. The two sisters, Jo and Lou who were once inseparable, were now estranged, and their daughters, permanently scarred.

The summer house had been off limits for over twenty-five years. Meg, one of the daughters, however, has Cancer, and wished to spend her last summer at the lake house. Meg was the kindest sweetest and most giving daughter of them all, but she wasn’t done yet. Meg had one last gift to give everyone.

This story moved me to tears, made me laugh and warmed my heart. I loved every page of this superbly written, uplifting and heart wrenching tale. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on reading this quality book; crafted with raw emotion, rich dialogue, and fully developed characters.

Thank you, Harlequin and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy! I loved it.

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Messages from a Wonderful Afterlife by Kristy Robinett

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Don’t Miss Kristy Robinett’s New Release, Coming 8/8/17

 

Messages From a Wonderful Afterlife is an enlightening and fascinating read. In this book, the reader discovers some possible signs that a deceased loved one may use to send a message. Kristy Robinett talks about her own life, and experiences, as well as giving the reader; a peek into some of the sessions that she’s had with her clients.

I found the author’s words encouraging and positive. The stories in the book demonstrate how comforting connecting with a deceased relative can be. Death is a difficult subject to talk and read about. But, Kristy Robinett’s message is clear, there is an afterlife, and it is wonderful!

Messages From a Wonderful Afterlife is an easy to read, well-written, and informative book. Thank you, Llewellyn Publications and NetGalley for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Don’t Miss This Fabulous New Release by Suzanne Woods Fisher!

 

The Return is a fascinating story depicting the unrest in Pennsylvania during the 1700s between the early settlers, Amish and the Indians.

Bairn Bauer was a well known Amish Pastor in Lancaster County. He was, however, according to many of his parishioners, too liberal with the Indians. Bairn and his wife treated the Indians the same as they would treat anyone; with kindness and respect. John Elder, a Scots-Irish preacher, didn’t share Bairn Bauer’s beliefs at all, and regularly stirred up trouble.

Tessa Bauer, the preacher’s daughter was often teased about being freakishly tall and outspoken. She felt, however, that her height and impolite mannerisms were the least of her faults. Her problem was jealousy. The man she loved, had eyes only for her friend Betsy. She was beautiful, kind, and petite. Tessa often wished that her friend would just disappear. And then, to everyone’s surprise, she did.

When Betsy was taken by the Indians, Tessa was torn up with guilt. The guilt she felt however, didn’t stop her from going after Hans. Although, she loved being with Hans, Tessa knew that his heart still belonged to Betsy. Unfortunately, wishing Betsy gone, was not the worse thing, jealousy would drive Tessa to do.

Caleb, a half-breed Indian took Betsy under his wing and helped her through a difficult transition. Caleb believed himself to be a nobody, but in reality, he was the most amazing character in the book. He sacrificed and put himself in danger, to help others, again and again, and never asked for anything in return.

This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it won’t be my last. The writing is superb, and the story, uplifting and captivating. The book touches on many subjects, such as: love, trusting God, the danger of prejudice and jealousy, and the healing balm of forgiveness.

Thank you, Revell publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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