Tag: Cancer

Dying Wish….by Margaret McHeyzer

Dying Wish….by Margaret McHeyzer

Alice is a ballet prodigy. Her best friend Becky has been like sister to Alice since Becky’s mother died. When Alice begins a relationship with Elijah she thinks her life is perfect then she receives devastating news. This novel will make you so emotional. I haven’t ugly cried over a novel since my first read of a Kristian Hannah.  I had no idea that this novel was going to be so gut wrenching. The author really brought to life the feelings of those who are close to someone who that is going through what Alice is going through. Alice as a character really touched me. I really felt that she  is someone who I would know. Becky and Elijah were still really likable for me but I Alice was a real person to me. That being said. I really love […]

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Amelia’s Hope…by Candis Vargo

Amelia’s Hope…by Candis Vargo

Cara Michaels diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer shortly after she finds out she is pregnant. She decides to forgo chemotherapy during her pregnancy even though it means certain death for herself. ‘Amelia’s Hope’ describes her struggle through cancer treatment and pregnancy.   To say ‘Amelia’s Hope’ was tear-jerker is a vast understatement. Cara’s situation was both touching and devastating. Waiting to find out what would happen kept me racing through the pages. I found Cara’s situation both heart wrenching and touching. Her husbands support brought tears to my eyes. Cara’s genuine realizations at the little she would never to experience with her daughter was especially sad.   I  loved the character of Cara and definitely connected with her. Even though the decision to forgo chemotherapy was Cara’s to make, I can’t say I agreed with her decision. The  book  explains that […]

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A Monster Calls…by Patrick Ness (Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)

A Monster Calls…by Patrick Ness (Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd)

‘I have had as many names as there are years to time itself! roared the monster. I am Herne the Hunter! I am Cernunnos! I am the eternal Green Man!’ ‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreck?’ ‘You do not write your life with words, the monster said. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is the only important you do.’   The story behind the writing of ‘A Monster Calls’ is one of grief and loss. Irish author Siobhan Dowd originally conceived of the idea of ‘A Monster Calls’. Tragically she passed away from breast cancer before she could write the story. Patrick Ness later wrote the novel based on her ideas. This novel focuses on the most painful issues a young […]

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Tell Me Something Real…by Calla Devlin-Blog Tour

Posted August 31, 2016 by Karen in Book Tours, Books, Reviews , / 2 Comments
Tell Me Something Real…by Calla Devlin-Blog Tour

‘Tell Me Something Real’ is the story of three sisters dealing with a mother who has cancer. They must work through the complexity of their family dynamics to be there for their mother . The story is told through the first person account of Vanessa, the middle daughter. I am always fascinated by the dynamics of sisters. I don’t have a sister myself but see, through my own daughter’s, that sister relationships can be one of the most complex and unpredictable. I loved how this relationship played out in the story. I also know that the process of dealing with a dying family member is one of the most heart wrenching and trying times a family can go through. I really enjoyed this novel. I thought the characters were well developed and realistic and I thought the plot twist was interesting. I […]

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