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Eye of the Beholder

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The true measure of our existence begins with the way we view the world.

Jerusalem "Jay" Jones has experienced the uglier side of life. As an Iraq war Veteran, he is a hero for bravely putting his life on the line to serve his country. But that unselfish act resulted in him lying in a Veteran’s hospital with injuries he sustained from the war. His present circumstance shou
Paperback, first, 260 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Peace In The Storm Publishing, LLC (first published April 1st 2014)
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Jun 22, 2014 OOSA rated it really liked it
“Eye of the Beholder” by Elissa Gabrielle is a compellingly poignant journey of trials, tribulations, caring, love, healing and acceptance. As I experienced this masterfully penned soul stirring tale of spirit, redemption and love, I became completely immersed in the emotional depths of these characters.

Jerusalem "Jay" Jones grew up being abused after a family tragedy and chose to serve our country in the Iraq war to escape it and the mean streets of Newark, NJ. This veteran ended up being sever
Literary Jewels
May 12, 2014 Literary Jewels rated it it was amazing
Eye of the Beholder by Elissa Gabrielle

Are beauty, pain, freedom, love, and life truly in the eye of the beholder? Is physical beauty or inner beauty in the eye of the beholder? What about the person who is scarred, physically or mentally? Is the mirror in the face of the beholder or the actual person who is scarred physical or mentally?

This is a contemporary love story that flows spilling with love and affection that grows as time goes by. Jerusalem and Jill are not your average boy meets girl.
Sharel E.
May 23, 2014 Sharel E. rated it it was amazing
Love Conquers All

Jerusalem and Jill creates love in the midst of pain with a musical prose of poetry in Elissa Gabrielle’s Eye of the Beholder.

Jill loved to care for people and touched lives of many, but when she met Jerusalem and showed him a love he had not experienced in a very long time; healing of the body, mind and spirit was inevitable. The journey to wellness was not an easy one, but Jill never wavered and Jerusalem was finally able to receive love he was not sure he deserved.

Life had no
Reading in Black & White
May 18, 2014 Reading in Black & White rated it really liked it
This is one review I should have written a long time ago, because Eye of the Beholder is a beautiful story that every romance lover should know about. It reminded me of an updated version of Beauty and the Beast. Jay is the injured soldier and Jill is his nurse and their progression from this relationship to one of romance is quite captivating.

While Jay has the visible scars due to his profession, he also has feelings of self-doubt which makes him question if anyone would be willing to look past
Sep 06, 2015 Pilar rated it it was amazing
I heard great things about Eye of the Beholder. So when I received it as a complimentary copy in exchange for a review, I was excited to read it.

Eye of the Beholder had to do with a man by the name of Jerusalem Jones who winds up in the hospital after being injured in war. God spared his life, however, his face and parts of his body were severely damaged. He was in pain physically and emotionally. He was despondent and lost all hope, in a way, he wished he had died. But, in walks Jill, the nurs
Hurley Morgan
Oct 10, 2014 Hurley Morgan rated it it was amazing
Smooth like jazz, this work of art, Eye of the Beholder, has a poetical feel that wraps around your senses leading you into a captivating trance trying to inhale all the words written on the pages. Very vividly written with imagery so strong that you are able to feel every emotion of the characters within as if you are one with them, this page turner is a must read. This instant classic is enthralled with love and pain, desire and passion, perseverance and encouragement, and a true pathway as to ...more
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Aug 24, 2015 Linda Wattley rated it it was amazing
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This book is awesome. I strongly recommend everyone reads it. Oh my God! This author takes you captive guiding you deep into soul! I have a more deeper respect for Veterans who survived the traumas of war. And, I have a beyond words respect for the nurses who nurse their wounds emotionally, spiritually and physically. "Eye of the Beholder" is alive and for sure will become your friend. Elissa is anointed in the power of words. She put them together to create a work of art that will never be ...more
Jul 02, 2016 Kiera rated it it was amazing
Eye of the Beholder by Elissa Gabrielle was a mindblowing genius, poetry set to jazz. Her words flow as smooth as velvet. The story tells about how life can be everything you want it to be, only to have it snatched away in the blink of an eye. It swept me away and I felt instantly caught up with the characters, and found myself feeling as though I was watching a movie. Thank you to Elissa Gabrielle for such a well-written book, with relatable characters, and a delivering such a heartfelt ...more
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The sky is the limit for this sassy, sundry and prolific author. Elissa Gabrielle has broken the ceiling of literary excellence with her gift in the skill of multi-genre writing. The author of two poetry books, Stand and Be Counted and Peace in the Storm, as well as the highly acclaimed novel, Good to the Last Drop, the sequel, Point of No Return, and the much anticipated novel, A Whisper to a ...more
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