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A Widow's Awakening

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Do you believe in soul mates? What if the death of your soul mate meant the birth of your life-long dream?

A WIDOW'S AWAKENING is a fictional account based on the true story of a young woman’s struggle to come to terms with the on-duty death of her police officer husband who fell to his death while investigating a breaking and entering complaint.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 13th 2018 by BHC Press/Asher
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Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I’m having a difficult time writing a review for this book because I’m not sure how I feel about it. The book is about Maryanne Pope who loses her police husband in an “accident” even though she doesn’t want to call it that. I understand that Pope probably helped herself by writing the book but I thought it was too long and drawn out. She does go into a lot of thoughtful things about Christianity, Greek Orthodox, or is there more than just life here on earth. I suppose if you aren’t committed to ...more
Jul 18, 2018 rated it liked it
A Widow's Awakening follows the life of a woman whose husband is killed in the line of duty. As a fallen officer she receives his salary which frees her to do the writing that she would like to do. It follows her as she travels, grieves, battles constant reminders and phone calls.

I would not recommend this for an ultra-sensitive reader or one who is in a grieving period. It was a bit depressing to read.

I received this for free in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Widow’s Awakening is a fictionalization of what the author went through when her Canadian policeman died on duty because of an unaddressed workplace safety issue. While trying to make sense of her loss her thoughts and experiences take her through a range of ideas, sometimes rants, about religion, environment, 9/11, and workplace safety among some of them. The one truth she finally realized is that everyone grieves in their own individual way. This was an interesting book about her journey and ...more
Jane Doucet
I loved A Widow's Awakening (and I'm not a widow). This story is sad, raw, unfiltered, passionate and—above all—honest. I rooted for Adri, whose police-officer husband died suddenly in the line of duty, from beginning to end. Kudos to Maryanne for baring her soul to the world and fulfilling her life's purpose. ...more
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Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Whenever I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself, a bit unhappy or grumpy, I should re-read this book, a novel based on a true story of a woman whose husband had a fatal accident when they were in their early thirties. It's not only a book about grief, it's an honest account of learning to live. ...more
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Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow's Awakening. She also writes blogs, play scripts and screenplays. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. Please visit and for details. To receive Maryanne's weekly blog, please subscribe here: ...more

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