Reader(s) Reviews of "Mirrored Images by Rosanne Catalano":
***** "I purchased a copy of Rosanne Catalano’s book, Mirrored Images, and this short colle...moreReader(s) Reviews of "Mirrored Images by Rosanne Catalano":
***** "I purchased a copy of Rosanne Catalano’s book, Mirrored Images, and this short collection of short stories (you will have to try real hard to decide which are fact or fiction!), articles and poetry, both touched my heart and made me smile. Rosanne’s book Mirrored Images is truly a great read! It touched me because of the love shown for her parents, our Creator, and her second husband. It touched me because I was the kid with glasses who was bullied and picked on and I could feel Rosanne's pain when it happened to her. It touched me because I have lost my parents and her tribute to her father, and mother, brought back all of the good times and love I had with/for my own parents. It touched me because Rosanne, as I feel so many of us are but never put it into words so eloquently, is a survivor. I believe we all have guardian angels and Mirrored Images proves it to all who will listen. No one but angels could have saved her from bullies in junior high school, have looked over her until she finally found the perfect mate, and still guide her to this day in her writing craft. These are stories we should not only want to read, enjoy reading, but they are stories we all need to hear. I get a glimpse of the love and courage that Rosanne shows, and shares, in her magazine--and our most welcome online correspondence. Rosanne is writing a continuation of Mirrored Images titled 'Escape and Redemption'. I can't wait to read that! But first, my readers, you must read Mirrored Images." --Barbara ("Barb") Deming; author, writing instructor & publisher.
***** "I read Rosanne Catalano's book Mirrored Images and I love it! She had somewhat of a hard life in some areas and a good one in others. She had a lot of heartache, with the loss of friends early in her life, and the ridicule and horrendous behaviors of other kids when she was in junior high school. Though it sounds like Rosanne had a most wonderful dad and grandmother too; her grandmother reminded me so much of my own grandmother who passed away last year! I enjoyed very much reading all of Rosanne's different short stories and the poems she included. I really loved reading about her little cheese episode in ‘Christmas With Grandma,’ and her little sneaky trek to the store thinking she could hurriedly fix what she had EATEN...LOL!!! I LOVED THIS STORY--------- And I can still see her so clearly eating all of the cheese! CONGRATULATIONS go out to Rosanne Catalano all the way around!! I will get her next book soon...I like her book’s title by the way, and the picture of Rosanne on the back cover; she looks sooo relaxed." --Sandra L. Hoynacki; author, poet & retired nursing professional.
**** "Rosanne Catalano's book, Mirrored Images, was a delightful read! I LOVED IT!!!! If the abuse at school and all was about her, Rosanne has become a beautiful person and woman. I'm so glad she now has a wonderful spouse and that her life is presently filled with love." --Carol Dee Meeks; author, poet & writer. (less)
I first read this book, by Carol Roach, when it was only in manuscript-draft format. I loved the story of Carissa Forbes, her family and all the other...moreI first read this book, by Carol Roach, when it was only in manuscript-draft format. I loved the story of Carissa Forbes, her family and all the other people in and out of Carissa's life so much that I encouraged the author to get her mss published. She did and I bought a copy from Borders bookstore, and I'm so glad I did! I highly recommend "Angels Watching Over Me by Carol Roach" out of any of the other books written about angels because Carol's book is extraordinary. I cried at some parts and laughed at others. All in all, Carol's book had me so riveted that I couldn't put it down until I was finished. I lost a night's sleep that night lol... (less)
Excellent version of the Holy Bible! I would highly recommend this book. Because, although I had read the Holy Bible years ago and even took a class i...moreExcellent version of the Holy Bible! I would highly recommend this book. Because, although I had read the Holy Bible years ago and even took a class in high school titled "Bible As Literature," this edition of the Holy Bible enabled me to better understand exactly what our Heavenly Father wants from His children. Past editions confused me a little. I feel this edition explains Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit much, much better than the editions I had read in the past; both in school and at home.(less)
I loved author Sandra Hoynacki's suspenseful medical thriller "On Call"... Between life and death, you will walk amid cryptic pages of suspense and tr...moreI loved author Sandra Hoynacki's suspenseful medical thriller "On Call"... Between life and death, you will walk amid cryptic pages of suspense and true horror. You will lose your ability to distinguish the unknown from reality as you walk the hospital corridors with the two nurses who become aware 'they' are watching them. Be prepared to enter a realm beyond your wildest imagination. The ending of "On Call by Sandra Hoynacki" (not going to give it away here!) will truly shock and surprise you.(less)
Can I review my own book?! Well if I can, here goes... I picked the best of my fiction and nonfiction short stories and poems to share with you, my re...moreCan I review my own book?! Well if I can, here goes... I picked the best of my fiction and nonfiction short stories and poems to share with you, my readers. So far I have gotten 3 reviews for my book, which I share on my website's home page and on here. I can tell you that the three people who reviewed "Mirrored Images" loved my book. Of course I would love more reviews! Although I, too, love my book, I will honestly admit that it needed to be edited by an editor other than myself (I did a quick self-edit before having it published). This is why my mother is now re-reading "Mirrored Images" and will edit it for me; she was an editorial assistant for 35 years at the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, so I trust her editing. Once my mom is done editing "Mirrored Images," I will have it re-published as its second edition. The subject matter of two of my short stories - bullying - is relevant for today's world. And it shows those who are being bullied not to give up, and that they can and will survive the heartbreak of being bullied (as I did) without having to take their own lives. (less)
I loved this book! Although I technically finished reading "Who knew?," I tend to go back into the book for the authors' helpful tips on cleaning, etc...moreI loved this book! Although I technically finished reading "Who knew?," I tend to go back into the book for the authors' helpful tips on cleaning, etc. This book is an excellent resource for everyone and anyone who do the cleaning in their homes.(less)