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Limbo Jubilee is a raw memoir steeped in magical realism. Neala's surreal story begins in the backwoods of St. Roscoe, West Virginia. Neala's hero is her Aunt Betsy, who saves the day in a pair of red cowgirl boots. Neala's life is forever changed as she witnesses the death of her Aunt Betsy. Neala longs for a love that will heal her wounds, so when she meets Brick, she is ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Independently published
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This story takes you on a journey through Neala's life and her joy and pain that she endured as a course of moving through life.

I was drawn to the story and Neala's experiences. The beginning seems innocuous enough, but as we move further into the book we realize that perhaps Neala isn't totally grounded in reality.  Or perhaps there is more to the story than even she knows. I am still not really sure if Neala is delusional or if she truly is of another world and a being called a spryling.  As I
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Book Reviewer
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Soleil’s novel Limbo Jubilee is a psychological drama written from the perspective of the West Virginian born Neala, who has to overcome the trauma and loss inflicted upon her at an early age and later becomes a psychologist in Arizona while still trying to find herself and her place in the world. While I won’t spoil it entirely, I do have to point out that she isn’t entirely successful, and the book becomes a narrative that slowly unwinds in the same way she does. Slowly, until finally it spira ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Nothing is more powerful than love.

This novella was beautifully written. Ms. Soleil had a marvellous way with words, especially when it came to capturing small moments in life that could easily be forgotten either purposefully due to how difficult they were or accidentally due to how quickly they passed by. Based on my first impression of her writing style, I’m going to be keeping an eye out for anything she writes in the future.

I adored how realistic the storyline felt. Obviously, the science f
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Ashley Hubbard
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Limbo Jubilee book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are, of course, my own.

To try to sum up Limbo Jubilee would be impossible. And, that’s not a bad thing at all. Soleil has a way with words that makes you sit back and think “Damn, I wish I could write like this.”

This novella is not only beautifully written, but it’s incredibly unique. Written as a fictional memoir based on Neala’s life, loss, love, mental illness, attachment, abandonment, and
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Soleil was born in the Appalachian Mountains on a full moon. She is an old soul, a mermaid whisperer, and a folk magic fiend. Soleil has a sweet tooth for chai tea and fairy tales. She loves poetry and sunsets, all things vintage, tales of true love, and creature features. Soleil is a member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance and The Independent Author Network.

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