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His Name Was Ben by Paulette Mahurin
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Oct 06, 2014

it was amazing
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Realistic and Inspiring…

“His Name was Ben” is a true love story. It follows the lives of two cancer patients. Sara has given up on life until she receives word from her oncologist that she has been accepted into a treatment program that has promise. She is hesitant to hope, but trusts the encouragement of her doctor. The day she receives her first treatment, she meets a man. Ben is also a cancer patient and has little hope for recovery, but is determined to beat his disease against all odds. Both patients enter the same treatment program with drastically different results.
The story follows this pair as they deal with overwhelming family obstacles. Neither one trusts easily because of their past life experiences. As they push themselves to accept unfamiliar emotions, learn to trust and let go of fear, Ben and Sara find a deep, healing love that is rare. It is a great reminder that it’s never too late to find that special someone.
Mahurin does an excellent job of drawing her reader into this story. The characters are realistic and beautifully flawed. The story, although tragic and emotional, is powerful and inspiring. I would recommend this book to others and thank Paulette Mahurin for writing such a thought provoking and poignant story.

Melanie P. Smith
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Paulette Mahurin Thank you so much for this thoughtful, great review. I'm grateful for your feedback. Paulette


message 2: by T (new) - rated it 5 stars

T R Great, well written review. Loved what you wrote about it's never too late. I agree.


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