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Conquer All Obstacles

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A WOMAN WHO WANTS TO FIND LOVE ... WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR A HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER ... EVEN TANGLING WITH A PSYCHOPATH ... YET, LOVE HAS THE POWER TO ... CONQUER ALL OBSTACLES. Middle-aged divorcee, Tara Robstead, wants more than a secret love affair with her boss, Josh Henderson. Yet, her search for a happily-ever-after costs her more than a price paid in blood-her sou ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Laurus Company (first published September 25th 2009)
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Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
Sep 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: 5-star-read
I like the way you describe things so vividly. It really breathes life into your characters.

I thought the dialogue done very well!

The plot is a fresh one.

I really enjoyed your descriptions. They were vivid and I could clearly see how deflated Josh was.

Love your descriptions. I could feel what they felt. Very good at showing!

You have a great voice, and an exciting story to tell.

Excellent use of secondary characters in the second half. I love the hospital setting, the thoughts, the reactions and D
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Nov 21, 2010 marked it as to-read
THE BUZZ IS HAPPENING. Author Jo-Anne Vandermeulen anticipates a possible movie production of her latest suspense/romance novel, “Conquer All Obstacles”.
Jan 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help, faith
A complicated yet cohesive story that takes the reader through such obstacles as mental health, low self esteem, wrong priorities, abuse, and more. These do not overwhelm the reader by all applying to the same person, but the book most certainly shows us the law of six degrees of separation and how it does or can play out in our lives. The need to be in contact with ourselves and those closest to us is a strong theme.

Jo-Anne Vandermeulen has captured life trapped within the minds of mental healt
Mary Verdick
Mar 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Conquer All Obstacles by Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
As this exciting story opens our heroine, Tara Robstead, is strapped to a hospital bed in a trauma induced coma. How she got there and her efforts to free herself from the dangers of a psychopath who almost cost her her life will hold you enthralled. As Tara struggles to reclaim her soul Josh Henderson, her one true love, who tossed her aside to further his career, realizes what he's given up and tries to make amends. But is it too late for these star-crossed lovers? Can they unite and find hap
Gemma Dale
Sep 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Conquer all obstacles is an incredibly passionate piece of work. Vandermeulen has created a page turner, and her talent for weaving a story is unmistakeable. The story is complicated, but runs quickly and smoothly. However, if you are a victim of some of the problems outlined in the book, you may find it difficult to read, such is Vandermeulen's talent at writing bringing it to life so to speak.

It is much more than a simple love story, and the strong themes will certainly have you devouring it q
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book covered everything to do with family issues, romance and suspense. I read it in a day as I found it hard to put down. In my opinion its a real page turner and Ms. Vandermeulen has done very well.
Anton Van
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What a book - What a woman.....
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Billi Wagner
Sep 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
If you love suspense, I'd give Jo-Anne Vandermuelen a read. She reminds me of Iris Johansen.
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Jo-Anne Vandermeulen is a Canadian best-selling author, expert blogger (offering free marketing tips), producer and hostess of “Authors Articulating/Talk Radio Network” on Blogtalkradio, founder and marketer of the online marketing business—“Premium Promotional Services”, and appears on many m
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