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Heaven Denied

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  8 reviews
What would it be like to have heaven enough?

For just a few, brief days on the Pacific Crest Trail, Matt Murphy knew. He fell in love, faced his true self, and came to understand what was really important in life – until the woman he fell in love with died and his life was cast into the chaotic emptiness of grief. Within that emptiness, Matt lost his wealth, his job, and ev
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Published December 22nd 2018
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Matt knew about love and the gut-wrenching ache of loss, twice over. Now he is realizing that the woman who showed him how to love from his very soul had a previous life, a previous marriage and selfish as it seemed, he was jealous. Who was this man who gave her up? Would he want to know what happened to her? What Matt would discover, would once again change the fiber of his being, but would it be for the better? Will he learn to give and accept and grow or would his shattered heart harden with ...more
Waleska 'Wally'
Eloquent and Emotional

Heaven Denied is an emotional, poignant and introspective read . It deals with grief of many forms . Not only death of a love one is devastating; finding out about they had an entire secret life you knew nothing about . And that knowledge is soul crushing and life changing at the same time. That's when you begin to question yourself , your choices and those around you. Would you have done something different or absolutely the same?

Heaven Denied is a well-written book , tha
Sherry Fundin
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Matt has not lost one wife, but two, taken before their time. Heaven Denied is a look into his psyche to see how one person deals with grief, the desperation of loss and the need to know….

Ken La Salle has a way of digging deep into my mind, raising questions and making me wonder what I would do. How would I handle the loss of someone so important to me that I cannot let them go. He gets inside my head, scrambling all my perceptions to the point where I get Matt’s motivation, his need to do somet
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I positively loved Heaven Denied.

I didn’t read the sequel to Heaven Enough, I devoured it. Forgiving yourself for choices you’ve made in life is tough. Especially when you are still questioning all of your choices and what you thought you knew and where you placed your priorities. Humorous, frustrating and hopeful, this is a story about life, relationships and The Void. Learning to accept what we have, what we can change and what we cannot. Heaven Denied explores it all. You can’t help but care
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Matt's story is an emotional one as he deals with his grief and finding out about his wife's secret life before him. I felt for him and everything he's gone through and his need to know more. This book really took me on an emotional ride and pulled on my heartstrings. This well-written book really got me thinking about life, the journeys we all take, people we meet along the way and how their stories affect ours. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author in the future. I voluntar ...more
Liz Burke
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I read the whole story and truthfully I can't honestly say I loved it. I found it hard to continue reading and thought a lot of times it just didn't make a lot of sense. But then if you think about it this book is all about putting to bed the ghosts of the past.

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Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Really good plot to the story. Very well written. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of stories. Can't wait to read more from this author. Fast paced to the end.

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Jeanne Richardson
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book I've read written Ken La Salle; he has done a great job at writing a good book; I will definitely be reading more of his books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

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RABT Book Tours: Heaven Denied by Ken La Salle 1 1 May 19, 2019 08:57AM  
Author and occasional philosopher and monologist, Ken La Salle’s passion is intense humor, meaningful drama, and finding answers to the questions that define our lives. Ken La Salle grew up in Santa Ana, California and has remained in the surrounding area his entire life. He was raised with strong, blue collar roots, which have given his writing a progressive and environmentalist view. You can fin ...more
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