Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fan mail & Reviews

It's a lovely feeling to get fan mail, where a reader/s really gets your story and is emotionally connected to the characters. I received an email the other day from a lovely woman who loved our story, BELIEVE and felt as if the story was written just for her. Danni was also sweet enough to leave a 5 star review on Amazon for us. Here it is:

I’m going to say it straight out – get tissues. This book will tug at your heartstrings and then some.

BELIEVE centres on James and Josie, who grew up in a repressed household with an alcoholic father and an emotionless mother. The siblings possess psychic abilities, though James denies his. Josie, on the other hand, is more intuitive and as a result, spends her life in and out of institutions because she is unable to cope with the things she sees and hears. This is exacerbated by the fact that her parents think she’s mad and offer no support. Only James is sympathetic. James spends his life thinking he’s nothing like his father only to discover his drug addiction more than makes up for his father’s chosen poison. His career as a doctor in training takes on a twist as he finds himself listening to unknown instincts that make huge differences in the lives of the people around him. He thinks the drugs are the reason he’s beginning to see and hear things, but by the end of the story, even he ‘believes’ about himself what Josie has known all along. Together they repair themselves and learn to overcome their miserable childhood and that’s when the reader ‘believes’ in the power of love and faith.

The story is punctuated with the most beautiful poetry, which leads the reader further into the characters’ psyches and leaves hints of the tale to come. The way you feel about particular characters at the beginning of the story will be altered by the time you reach the end. The authors’ abilities to change your perceptions will amaze you. This story will horrify you, make you look over your shoulder to see if anyone really is there and take you on an emotional journey. I found this book fascinating. I hope you do as well.

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