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The Resurrection of Hannah

(Samantha Clark Mystery #1)

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Samantha Clark is fast approaching a crossroads in her life, she just doesn't know it yet. In her late thirties, single, and caught up in the hustle of everyday life, she is disenchanted with her predictable lifestyle as a psychotherapist on the west coast of Florida. "Sammi" begins to experience troubling physical symptoms and turns to alternative medicine in her quest fo ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Authorhouse (first published March 17th 2010)
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Sharon Martin
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story begins with the building up of the main character, Samantha Clark, her friends, her loves and her emotions at almost reaching 40 and being a private Psychotherapist for so long she now wants more from her life. Samantha also attends monthly group meetings which delve into spirituality, dreams, outer body experiences, meditations and the like which end up helping her more than she could think.

One night Samantha has a dream, not just any dream, but a dream that is so overwhelmingly physi
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Tracey
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
The Resurrection of Hannah starts with a death and a birth.
Sammi then recounts the events of the past year when her past life caught up with her present one.
Sammi slowly remembers her past life as Hannah and with the help of Jonathan Hannah's intended she learns how to learn from the past and move on in the present.
This was the most amazing read. I found myself carrying on reading long after I should have put my Kindle down to do something else.
After reading this book you will never look at life
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Janice Williams
Serendipity was in play when I met Kathryne Arnold on a cruise ship in the Caribbean a few years ago. Afterward, she sent me a manuscript copy of The Resurrection of Hannah, and I soon realized this was the work of a dedicated, talented new writer, one who would go far in her career and offer many hours of enjoyable reading to the fans she would surely garner.

The Resurrection of Hannah has the perfect blend of detail and plot, moving right along as we get to know Samantha Clark, her discomfort
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Nancy Steinle gummel
I won the book, The Resurrection of Hannah by Kathryne Arnold. I was pleasantly surprised on how much i enjoyed this book. It's a sweet story. Kathryne brings her characters to life so vividly. If you believe or had doubts about reincarnation, this story is just up your alley. The tale centers around the main character, Samantha (Sammi) Clark and her circle of friends and family. Sammi is highly spiritual, into meditation and monthly meetings to discuss their progression. The manager/owner of a ...more
Heather
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Kathryne Arnold
Shelves: bookkins-que
I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This story combines so many aspects that there is no way a person could not find it interesting. In the beginning we get teased with a story of reincarnation. Whether you know that’s what you’re reading at the time or not, it becomes much clearer later on in the book. The main character goes on a very personal journey. Which leads her to her own
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Judy Hall
As I started this book, my first thought was that it reminded me of the Celestine Prophecy, which is one of my favorite books. I had that same feeling that I was going to learn and experience something important and I think I did. Most of the true exposition about the metaphysical happens in the first half of the book. It's intelligent and respectful, while still having the story start to gather behind it. Then the mystery takes the front and the story takes off. I found myself just picking up s ...more
Randee Baty
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
This was one of those books that left me wondering if the other reviewers and I had read the same book. This one was just not good at all in my opinion. I found the writing to be amateurish, the dialogue to be stiff and awkward and the characters to be pretentious and self-righteous. The story line about reincarnation just left me wishing the thing was done and I could quit reading. Others have obviously seen something in this book that I didn’t see but I can quite honestly say that I won't be c ...more
Sabrina Bradley
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I really enjoyed reading this book. The way it is written you get to experience everything though the main character in detail and makes the whole story believable. Thank you, Kathryne Arnold for allowing your book to be given away on Goodreads and thank you for the personal autograph.
Jan Maschek
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a totally cool book, which I would recommend to readers that enjoy mysteries, historical fiction and metaphysical subjects. It was both a fun read, yet serious in its content, which I found very hard to put down and loved it to the end.

Jan Maschek Skibicki
Clearwater, FL
Shelby Isaacson
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This first time writer has inspired me to write my own novel. Her heart is as big as this amazing story. I really enjoyed the metaphysical content, such an amazing spin on the modern day love/mystery story.
Kelli Guilbeau
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited that I got to review this book. I reviewed The Fear of Things To Come By Kathryn Arnold in December, and loved it. What I didn't realize was that The Fear of Things To Come was actually the sequel to The Resurrection of Hannah.

This book reminded me of my mom. My mom is a psychologist and would probably love to open a Wellness Center like Samantha Clark. I'm sure she will love this book, too.

I've always wondered about past lives. I'm not sure if I believe in past lives or not,
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Becca
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Resurrection of Hannah was a pretty good book, for someone to read that is not very much into the Christian faith. I am not Atheist or anything like that, I just don’t religiously read the Bible. I don’t know any verses to be quite honest! The one thing that I do kind of believe in, however, is reincarnation, this book ended up being one that I enjoyed. This novel was an easy read. It was never too heavy into the religion or anything as to where you would want to put the book down and call it qu ...more
Gaele
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it

The concept of synchronicity has an effect on every aspect of our lives, and Samantha’s story and characterization are an example of this. Introducing this concept, and setting the stage for other spiritual and metaphysical ruminations, Arnold prefaces the first chapter with a quote from Wordsworth: “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.” This sets the stage for multiple plot points to weave through the story as it progresses.

Samantha is a solid and very likable character, easy to bond wit
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Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book starts at the end. In a strange way, this made perfect sense. At first I really didn't like Samantha. She seemed so shallow and juvenile, despite her professional aura as a psychotherapist. Even in her interactions with friends, she demonstrated judgmental behavior. So much of the book revolved around what she ate or drank, what she wore, and her observations of her friends. This was unappealing to me. However, I couldn't let go of the story! In the end, Samantha grew on me. She changed ...more
Victoria Brinius
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I loved that it was about something different, then magic and romance. The idea of reincarnation is not new, but I have not read about it in a book. I believe in fate and everything happening for a reason. This is the author's first book. and the only negative I saw was inexperience in editing, stretching the plot, etc. However her future books will not have this problem. What I liked most about this book was that the author got those two messages across very nicely. Th ...more
Kerry Reis
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-version
Samantha "Sammi" Clark already has a complex life dealing with a busy job as a psychotherapist, being a steady ear to her friends' problems and facing forty still as a single woman, when she begins to have episodes and dreams intimately connecting her with an 18th century spiritual entity, Jonathan. However, clues from these spiritual connections that lead to actual discoveries begin to convince her and her friends and family that these spiritual interactions are not imaginary reveries. Is Sammi ...more
Michele
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Do you believe in reincarnation and/or that your dreams are telling you something? Have you ever been somewhere and could swear you have been there before but know you have not? Perhaps you met someone that you feel so close to but they are total strangers. Well I for one will NEVER SAY NEVER! In this novel Samantha Clark, a psychotherapist, is being haunted by dreams. She enlists the aid of her friends and her father to get to the bottom of it. Relationships have never been Samantha's strong su ...more
Julie Baswell
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Samantha had become discontented with her career as a Psychotherapist. On top of that, she began having weird dreams, which didn't help matters. Then add a dream man obsession, a former lover, and a new possible love interest, and you have an intriguing read, especially since it was inspired by true events.

The idea of reincarnation is fascinating to me. However, I liked the parts of Samantha and her friends more than the actual historical/past life parts. I enjoyed relating to Samantha and her
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Teresa Kander
I was drawn in by Sammi's monthly group, and their discussion of re-entering dreams and taking control of your dreams. The more I read of her dreams, the more invested I became in the story, and the more I wanted to know about what was happening and why.

As someone who is very into researching my family tree, I could identify with her searching for information from the past to make sense of her dream experiences.

Her relationships with her friends and family in the present were very realistically
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Dawn
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued by the fact that this novel was inspired by true events since there are quite a few paranormal occurrences.

Kathryne Arnold's writing flows well. It has a little more detail than I like but that's just my personal taste. I did like that there was a lot of dialogue because that helps to learn the personality of each character.

The characters are well developed. It was easy to empathize with Sammi for the most part but once in a while all I could think was, "What was she thinking?" T
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Sonya Neal
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the story of Sammi and all her friends and loved ones. Kathryne meshed their lives together well and made an extremely interesting story out of what could be typical life. While I knew this book dealt with the supernatural, I was definitely not prepared for how much of the storyline was about past lives and the metaphysical. It was a bit over the top for me, which is my only real complaint about the book.

Overall it was a quick and fun read, and I definitely was interested in con
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Laura Frost
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
The first installment in the Samantha Clark Mysteries series makes you think. Past lives are not widely accepted as truth, but I found my self wondering if there really is merit in the theory as I was reading this novel. Arnold drew me in, made me want to be one of Sammi's friends.

I used to get that deja vu feeling every once in a while. I could easily put myself in Sammi's place urging people to take an active control of their dreams.
Marcia
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a First Read. The story was creative, interesting and different. The book however needs better editing as there were several errors and parts of the story were incomplete. Was Sammi's dream about her sister a memory? Did she die? Not clear. Did she have any other siblings? Seems like this book could use more work.
Susan Mapes
I just finished your book and it was a delight. Can't wait for your next book!
Crystal Martin
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

This book was pretty good! At first I didn’t think I was going to like it. Even though I love sci-fi and Vampire/magic/mystical type stories, the Christian side of me doesn't really get into things regarding past lives and reincarnation. I just never could put being a Christian who believes in Heaven and a former life being resurrected, together. BUT this novel was written in a way that ma
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Paige Clendenin
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free in exchange for my opinion, all views and opinions are my own.

"The Resurrection of Hannah" is an amazing , heart pounding story of discovery. Samantha Clark, our main character, is faced with some crazy dreams. Being a physiotherapist, Samantha knows that most all dreams have a meaning. She even attends a dream interpretation group each month. When she began to have some very active nightly encounters in her dreams, she felt there was a little more involved in her dream
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Colleen B
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was completely drawn into The Resurrection of Hannah. The very beginning of the book sucked me right in. (Julie & Sarah…. OMG! chills) I’m not someone who’s at all into anything “new age” (Note, it’s pointed out that everything “new age” really is hundreds of years old). I wouldn’t be found in Sammi’s monthly group meeting, doing meditation, dream work or hypnosis. But, I was completely unable to put down this book. The idea of Sammi being contacted through dreams and finding herself in ol ...more
Leila
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wish I would have read this book prior to reading The Fear of Things to Come. While I do not think you would necessarily have to read them together (or in order) The Resurrection of Hannah is definitely the precursor to some relationships and situations in The Fear of Things to Come.

I will admit, the beginning was a little slow with a lot of detail. I wasn’t sure which direction the book would go, but once it all finally clicked, I couldn’t read it fast enough.

I loved, loved, loved the subject
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Jenna
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have been intrigued by past lives, dream dictionaries and the paranormal since I was little combine all of that with a love story that transcends time and you're on to a winner in my eyes. What first struck me about this book was the fact that it is based on true events a big plus for this paranormal fan. The book flows really well, it's a gentle read that draws you in to the lives of the characters, especially Julie who my heart just aches for. I never reveal any spoilers in my personal revie ...more
Michelle Garrett
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this author's style of writing! I read the sequel to this book first and reading this novel gave me lots of "ah-ha" moments. Ms. Arnold has a way with crafting together words that pull you into the plot and characters' lives. Her background and knowledge on the topics that she incorporates into her novels makes for a great read. I cannot wait for the third book in this series to see where life has Sammi (as she has affectionately become in my mind).

While reading this novel, you
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I was raised in the northeastern United States, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and resided in a half-dozen homes or towns throughout my growing up years. My father was a reverend with a flourishing career, moving the family to various parishes as his calling dictated, which I view in a positive light as I was exposed to different communities and lifestyles. After graduating from high ...more

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