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Dead Mentors
Sandra Nichols
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Dead Mentors

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In 2005, John Burns, a clairvoyant therapist, provides a reading for a lonely South Florida healthcare manager named Sophia Deming. At fifty-four, Sophia is miserable with work, regret, and failed ambitions. She leaves the reading, disappointed with Burns's forecast and worries that the way to an authentic life is a hopeless dream. From the shores of his cottage on Prince ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Balboa Press
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Linda Root
Oct 03, 2014 Linda Root rated it it was amazing
Dead Mentors is a masterpiece in its prose, its message and its unique construction. The story is told on three levels, from three different points of view.Each is an art form in itself.
The Narrator- a Psy D with a clinical practice, sees his own life from a different perspective once he begins to channel his client Sophia. Thus, while he is relating Sophia’s story as a remote viewer, he is also sharing much of himself. This frees the author to let a bit of her own philosophy slip into the story
Kathy Cunningham
Sep 30, 2014 Kathy Cunningham rated it it was amazing
Sandra Nichols’s haunting novel DEAD MENTORS is a celebration of our place in the universe as living, loving beings. The story is narrated by John Burns, a “psychic therapist” who meets 54-year-old Sophia Deming when she comes to his Ontario office for a reading. Immediately, he recognizes in Sophia a distinctly beautiful and creative soul trapped in a life she can no longer tolerate. Over the next few years, Burns follows Sophia’s journey through “remote viewing,” a means of channeling her ...more
Joan Adamak
Sep 30, 2014 Joan Adamak rated it really liked it
Life is a conglomeration of thoughts, actions, emotions, and living

This novel contains many metaphysical teachings and beliefs and so may be a little difficult to understand for some readers. The narrator of the story is John Burns, a clairvoyant therapist who has been working with Sophia Deming, a middle-aged, married Canadian woman residing in southern Florida with her second husband, Nigel Deming. She is the youngest of three sisters, Louise the eldest and financially secure, and Cynthia, the
Carrie Ann Lahain
A woman's discovery of her late mother's stage play leads her to explore the mysteries of her past and of her own inner world.

Sophia Deming is a disenchanted woman. Stuck in a suffocating position in the healthcare industry, she feels terminally cut off from the creative life she craves. The novel is told through the eyes of John Burns, a psychic who gave Sophia the reading that set her off on her spiritual quest. Through his visions we follow Sophia's travels between her home in Florida to her
Connie Gruning
Feb 08, 2015 Connie Gruning rated it it was amazing
Dead Mentors by Sandra Nichols has to be the most unique and interesting book I’ve read in a very long time!! Dead Mentors is so unique and thought provoking I hope I can do it justice in this review. This book is nourishment for the soul and food for the brain. This is a book that will truly make you think.

Dead Mentors is told from three different points of view. Blended together so expertly!! Dead Mentors is narrated by Dr. John Burns, clairvoyant therapist, Although Dr. Burns only meets Sophi
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
I've always been extremely intrigued by those who can read auras and souls, or psychics in general. Sophia Deming goes into John Burns office for a reading, and ends up leaving with a quest to find answers in her life. You're taken on a journey of Sophia's life through the eyes of John by remote viewing. Sandra Nichols does a great job at describing Sophia's life through John, which is a unique talent, as many authors I think would struggle with this.

The very descriptive author has a very uniqu
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
I was given the chance to read this book and I am so grateful for the opportunity. Dead Mentors is such a well written story about Sophia and her mission to find her true self and her mother who was involved in a recital that she was not aware of. I liked how the author had used another person to tell the story of Sophia through John Burns by channeling her. I also liked how Sophia & her sisters had survived all the obstacles they had to endure through their quest. And I also liked this ...more
Julie Powell
Dec 23, 2014 Julie Powell rated it really liked it
I was sent this book for an honest review and found it thought-provoking at the very least.

It is certainly a different kind of book, an intelligent read, and one to make you think on many levels. It is about a woman's journey of self-discovery through the somewhat unusual eyes of someone else. It is a powerful book, not only that makes you think, but feel the very real thoughts and feelings of a woman who doesn't appreciate her worth.

I don't like to give spoilers, so it is difficult to say too m
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