Leila Summers

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in South Africa
May 29



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Leila Summers is an author, coach and entrepreneur with a love for all things creative and human. She lives in South Africa with her two daughters and animal friends. As a book publishing and promotion coach, her forte is advising, inspiring, and assisting fellow writers and creatives to realize their full potential and authentically spread the word about their wonderful talents. Leila is also a Heal your Life® practitioner. She has always had a passion for storytelling. It Rains In February: A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss is her first book. She is busy writing her second memoir.

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My greatest inspiration, Louise Hay passed over today peacefully at the grand age of 90. Many years ago I put her picture on a vision board and said that I’d love to meet her in person. And I was privileged to do so in 2009. A few years later I trained as a Heal Your Life teacher and Louise’s teachings have changed my life as I know they have done for millions of others and will continue to do....

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It Rains In February: A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: It Rains In February: A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss is the true story of a husband's depression and obsession, not only with another woman, but also with ending his life. In this honest and heartfelt narrative, Leila Summers weaves a compelling tale of the year that led up to Stuart's suicide and the grief and self discovery that followed. Although each suicide is unique, this book gives the reader an insider's view from one perspective by way letters and email messages.

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A fascinating glimpse into the other side, the walk-in process and how miracles can happen to ordinary people. Highly recommended!
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Though I found the book a little long for me personally, it is nonetheless a very beautiful, well-written and honest book which follows the story of the author, Randy and his wife, Laurene’s struggle with cancer over a decade. Hearing the story from ...more
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

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message 13: by Leila

Leila Summers I'll be away on vacation from 21-30 June. Happy holidays to all!

message 12: by Leila

Leila Summers Merry Christmas Everyone! Hope you are having a relaxing and fun day :)

message 11: by Leila

Leila Summers If you enjoyed my book, please vote for it on Listmania!


message 10: by Leila

Leila Summers Ah, thanks Vince, hope you had a wonderful day!

Vincent Chough Hi Leila - Just trying to spread some good cheer and fun around. Happy Valentine's Day!

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 7: by Leila

Leila Summers Woohoo!! My book is now available on Kindle --

message 6: by Leila

Leila Summers THANKS so much Stuart!

Stuart wrote: "Hello Leila,

Thank you, for the request and congratulations on the publication of, It Rains In February.

Best, Stuart"

Stuart Hello Leila,

Thank you, for the request and congratulations on the publication of, It Rains In February.

Best, Stuart

message 4: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thanks much for including me among your goodreads friends, Leila. Best of luck with your work and in all other things as well.
A Wife's Memoir of Love and Loss will be interesting, I'm sure. Meanwhile, I'd like to ask you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man for your reading list. Namaste, jesse

message 3: by Leila (last edited Jun 01, 2011 06:14PM)

Leila Summers Hi David
Yes, the surfing is brilliant and the sea is warm all year round! Great book trailer and your website is awesome too. Congratulations.

message 2: by David

David Housholder Durban rocks. Hope to surf there some day.


Carolyn Crane Thanks for inviting me to be Goodreads friends, and for the awesome Proust quote!

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