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The Dreaming Road

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  13 reviews
On a spring morning in early May, Diane wakes up to find her beautiful 16-year old daughter, Callie, lying dead on the floor of her bedroom. The police find a suicide note in Callie’s jewelry chest and Diane’s whole world, as she had previously known it, falls apart.


In the afterlife, Callie meets her great grandma, Ellie, who tells her that she’s in a part of heaven called
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Paperback, 378 pages
Published January 15th 2018 by Turning Stone Press
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
4 deeply spiritual stars to The Dreaming Road ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

The author, Elizabeth Moore, wrote this book after her daughter committed suicide, as part of her healing. From the start, the authenticity of emotions is present, and that can only be explained by the author’s first-hand understanding of her own grief.

In this fictional account, Diane’s daughter, Callie, has taken her life. What happens after is an exploration of a mother’s steadfast search for answers, as well as Callie’s side of the st
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Angeline
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like to read something a little different every now and then so when I saw the blurb for this book, I had to give it a go. The Dreaming Road is a beautiful story of a mother's loss, grief and love over the death of her daughter. It was well written and delved into areas of spirituality which are of great interest to me. I found Diana's side of the story to be heartwrenching, gritty and very real. Unfortunately, I struggled with Callie's version of events. Obviously, I can't say what's true and ...more
Annette
Jan 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
As a Mother this book hits a nerve. It is every Mother’s greatest fear that they will lose one of their children, add suicide and well I can’t even go there. This book follows Diane trying to maneuver her grief and find answers but it also follows Callie as she moves through the afterlife. The feelings of Diane and Callie are so intense it broke my heart. I won’t lie I found myself crying through this book but it didn’t stop me from investing in the story which I will add I read in one night. Th ...more
Diane
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The Dreaming Road by author Elizabeth Moore consumed me until I had finished the book. The book is about a mother's search for answers and her personal journey in dealing with an unrelenting grief after the suicide death of her eighteen year old daughter.
This author writes the story from both the mothers' view and from Callie's experiences as she is navigating the afterlife.
Ok, I will admit that I cried as I read the book. The feelings of Diane and Callie are so intense until it broke my heart
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Becca Chopra
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We all want to know what happens after we die and what has happened to loved ones who have gone before us.

Well, The Dreaming Road provides answers.

What started as Elizabeth Moore’s diary to express her grief after the suicide of her teenage daughter, turned into The Dreaming Road, a beautifully written novel with parallel stories of the daughter’s experience in the afterlife and her mother’s spiritual epiphanies.

The novel is extraordinary — a heart-wrenching yet uplifting exploration of the the
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Angela Thompson
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dreaming Road is an Emotional and Inspirational Story of Love and Loss. While this novel is fictionalized, the author creates a heartfelt story with an almost memoir-like feel as she draws on personal emotions and experiences encountered in processing and coping with the loss of her own daughter. Readers will immediately be drawn to the realism and the emotions faced by the novel's characters as they move through the storyline. Readers should expect to experience emotional moments as they re ...more
Rachael
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
* I recieved The Dreaming Road free in exchange for an honest review. This no way effects my opinion all thoughts or feelings are my own.*

I have to say after I recieved the email to review The Dreaming Road I was instantly intrigued and automatically told the publisher that I would love to read this book. Then I read a series of sad books and I kept putting off reading The Dreaming Road because I wasn't ready for yet another sad book. Going into this book knowing it was about a mother grieving o
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Carol
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
In the introduction, the author shares that she lost a teenage daughter to suicide and began keeping a diary to help her healing process. From that she was going to write a memoir to share with family and friends but her daughter's voice kept coming through so she decided to write a book of fiction (since she couldn't prove the afterlife portions) to share with others of her experience. The story alternates between the voices of the mother and the daughter.

I was moved by the mother's story and s
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Marissa DeCuir
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Moore has written a story nothing short of extraordinary about one of the most painful experiences humans can endure – the death of a child by suicide. The fact that she can tell this story at all, and began to write it in her journal so candidly and so soon after her daughter’s death, is phenomenal. The inspirational nature of her book cannot be overstated. It transports one back-and-forth between an anguishing reality on earth and the unfolding beauty of heaven, in a real time intersection ...more
Hope
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Look, I understand this is a tough subject. Teenage suicide is tragic, and I'm sure the author was writing through the pain. However, the writing in this story is not polished. Character dialogues and behaviors are awkward and robotic, while the alternate POV is disjointed. This book was not for me.
Sydney
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a beautiful story of spirituality, hope, and a journey to peace. A beautiful look into the connection between a mother and her daughter, "The Dreaming Road" provides inspiration to others who have lost a child as it explores spirituality and the unanswerable question of how to keep going when the unfathomable happens.
Barbara Leuthe
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is what i want death to be,just a growing and learning experience in a better place.You will think about alot of things reading this book.I received this book free as part of goodreads giveaways.
M.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Such an interesting and different story.
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