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Echoes at Dawn

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The strangely intertwined lives of a widowed woman, and a charismatic bachelor come together in order to show that in life, there are no coincidences… only destiny.

Waterfront restaurant chef Madeline Young adores her job. If only her love and family's lives were as successful as her career. With a teenage son, who spends time in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning and
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published (first published March 28th 2011)
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Leslie D. Soule
Jul 14, 2015 Leslie D. Soule rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
We are introduced to the main character, Madeline Young, as she dines with her friends. Kathleen Ann Gallagher really does a good job of setting up the scenes in her novel, and giving the reader a sense of atmosphere and ambiance.

The tone of her writing is very straight-forward. Mine tends to be that way as well. And you know who also wrote that way? Hemingway.

Anyway, Madeline likes to enjoy the company of her friends, Anne, Mara, and Maggie. They're all getting older, although they still hang o
Rose Cimarron
Jun 10, 2012 Rose Cimarron rated it did not like it
2012-04-06: I'm 7% in and seriously wondering if I can bear to read the rest. I'm not impressed with the writing, there is no flow whatsoever and no character interest. Quite frankly, I don't like the main characters. Why is a 40+ widowed mother of 3 obsessed with dating? She wants to start a restaurant, but doesn't have time...because of her dating, it seems, which only makes her miserable.
I shall persevere and see if it improves.

2012-04-07: I made it as far as 12% and decided life is way to sh
Dec 10, 2012 NayNay rated it really liked it
With one disappointment after another, a mother's dementia, a teenage son with a drinking problem, and visits from her Aunt the ghost....Madeline does not know how she can continue to cope. She now volunteer's at the hospital addiction center and meets counselor Nat, things start to look-up.
Nat having his own issues, and is not sure to face his demon's or remain isolated. But after meeting Madeline, Nat must confront his pass to move on.
This is a story of second chances, finding love and happin
Crystal Trent Dotson
Dec 15, 2011 Crystal Trent Dotson rated it it was amazing
By: Kathleen Ann Gallagher

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Madeline Young is a widowed chef that is struggling with her mothers demetia and her teen sons alcohol problem, all while trying to accept that she is being visited by her aunt's ghost. When she starts volunteering at the local hospitial she meets Nat, a part time counselor, who brings light back into her life, but will they be able to accept the changes and make a life together or dwell in the past and live a lonely life.

I really enjoye
Brea Essex
Oct 28, 2011 Brea Essex rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Ms. Gallagher's characters in this novel. All of them were extremely compassionate. It's commendable that the main character Madeline was willing to help her mother (who has dementia) despite dealing with her youngest son's alcohol problem.

Although I loved the characters and the storyline in general, I felt that novel had potential for more paranormal aspects. I would have liked to see more of Mary's ghost, as well as more of Madeline's struggle to accept the fact that she is be
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