Will review this wonderful book fully when time/health allows...suffice to say this is an amazing story and a definite keeper!
This review for No Darkn...moreWill review this wonderful book fully when time/health allows...suffice to say this is an amazing story and a definite keeper!
This review for No Darkness So Great, is long overdue, for which I send my sincerest apologies to the author, @susanmcgeown. This downloaded Kindle copy was a very generous gift from Susan Mcgeown, for which I’m very grateful.
Anybody who knows me may be aware of the dark places I’ve travelled to emotionally these past months and I empathised with the title of this story before even meeting the characters Liliana, Jossue and Maravilla. I also relate to the loss of what the world recognises as our ‘birthright’.
However, this book is in no way a painful read. It’s the opposite. No Darkness So Great is full of life, joy, happiness and love. Especially love. I’ve been blessed for sharing in this experience.
I feel that I should also point out that nothing in this book comes across preachy. However, for me, this story reminds me of why I love to write about human love in its relationship form. Life isn’t simple and it hasn’t been easy for any generation – no matter where or when that is.
Susan McGeown is a new-to-me-Author and I'm looking forward to reading her future books and catching up with her back list.(less)
I can’t even remember where or when I first heard about Emily March, another new-to-me author. Eternity Springs is the first o...moreMy rating is 4.5 stars.
I can’t even remember where or when I first heard about Emily March, another new-to-me author. Eternity Springs is the first of a series I was introduced to after downloading a sample chapter onto my Kindle.
I was immediately drawn into the story by the dog who unwittingly takes a shine to the emotionally wounded hero, Gabriel Callaghan. Gabe’s back-story is heartbreaking and his rude introduction to this exuberant dog is the beginning of his long road to recovery.
The dog, a boxer who becomes known as Tiger, introduces Gabe to the newly returned veterinary heroine, Nicole Sullivan. Nic has returned to Eternity Springs following her own painful past experiences. She too needs to be healed.
I enjoyed following the twists and turns of the journey that brings these two wounded souls back to living with renewed hope for their lives. Emily March keeps both Gabe and Nic human, yet has the readers rooting for both of them to renew their hope in life by finding each other.
This is a story where the location is paramount. I loved learning about the community of Eternal Springs and I fell in love with this small town almost as much as I did with Gabe and Nic. For me, they were all integral to the plot.
I’m happy in the knowledge that there’s another two stories in this setting waiting for me to download. (less)
This is one of a dozen set books that I'm endeavouring to read in advance of my children's literature course with the Open University (EA300). I'm asp...moreThis is one of a dozen set books that I'm endeavouring to read in advance of my children's literature course with the Open University (EA300). I'm aspiring to be well enough to resume my OU degree studies in time for Oct 2011, or failing that 2012/13...*
*Updated 20/08/11: Unfortunately I still haven't studied this course due to health reasons/real life etc... (less)