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Seven: In the Lane of Hope

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This is a story of life. Life with all its beautiful moments and tragic times... and the realizations that come from them. It's a narrrative about big dreams and unshakable spirits, and of running on nothing but hope even in the face of enormous obstacles. It's a journey of triumph - where what is good and right truly comes out ahead. Guided by seven sisters, follow this t ...more
Paperback, 7th Edition , 212 pages
Published September 29th 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Silvio Merlino
Seven: In the Lane of Hope is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I was given this book by my sister who gave a copy to everyone in my family of eight. Michael J. Marini takes the reader through an amazing story led by his seven sisters. I was pulled into the story immediately and found it hard to put down. It only took me two days to finish it. Very easy and enjoyable read!

It is almost like two books in one with the middle seven chapters being about each of his sisters and ea
Debbie Marinelli
This book is a story of a large family, a family who worked hard to achieve goals. There are lots of little stories entwined in the big story but the message behind every story is the same. Keep your eye on the prize and have faith and believe in God. He will get you through. It is a heartwarming story with lots of great advice and sayings.
Suzan Jackson
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A warm, inspiring, and funny memoir about a remarkable, loving family of 13 and their joys and challenges. Read my full review:
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully loving book filled with inspiring stories. I enjoyed reading about a family twice as large as mine. I intend to hold onto it and read it again and again.
J.P DuPont
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
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Wendy Frances
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Devoured this book in under two days! A friend had suggested it and I found it to be extremely uplifting with a good dose of humor. The author's style of storytelling makes you feel like you're witnessing the events in person. Highly recommend! ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is a very nice book, and I enjoyed it despite the two stars. It is a memoir and reflection of the author's relationship with his father and seven sisters, and of the deep faith which he shares with his father. The catalyst is a crisis--his father is hospitalized and near death; the eleven children and mother rally around him and spark his total recovery. Marini then reflects on his relationship with his sisters and the unique qualities which each brought to bolster his father's spirits. He ...more
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Michael Marini is a second-generation Italian who was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He is the 10th of 11 children and uncle to 27 nieces and nephews. Michael is a professional piano player, author and educator. Combining his writing and music, he has created a unique "story & song" called, SPIRIT OF SEVEN. Together his novel and the piano soundtrack, Pleiades, convey a symbiotic message of hope.


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