Cat’s Review: The Watchful Dead: A Tale of Old Hastur (A Ring Gargery Thriller) By Author, Joe Pawlowski ~ 4 Stars…

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‘The Watchful Dead: A Tale of Old Hastur (A Ring Gargery Thriller)’

 

 

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Amazon BOOK INFO:

Series:
 A Ring Gargery Thriller (Book 1)
Publisher: Glint Media (January 12, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1733610812
Paperback: 199 pages  – Kindle Length: 201 pages
Available For Kindle Unlimited Membership
Genre:  Gothic FictionHorror Literature & Fiction,  

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Within the shadowy walls of ancient Hastur, reality and illusion walk hand in hand.

A 12-year-old boy housebound all his life, a conjure woman who talks to the dead, an evil slave trader driven ruthless by greed and a war hero whose greatest battles take place in his own mind: all are about to have their lives shaken to the core by powerful forces from beyond the grave.

A tale of murder, magic, and madness, The Watchful Dead is a nightmare blend of gothic traditionalism, magical realism and dark fantasy that will haunt you long after you turn its final page.

Readers are calling The Watchful Dead “a ride right off the bat” and “nicely written, with a lyrical quality that kept me turning virtual pages,” and the author “possesses the talents of a classic great writer.”

The Horror Fiction Review says, “All in all, it’s a gutsy, ambitious, skillful exploration of cosmic/epic dark fantasy that brings something new to both facets of the genres.”

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New Author, Joe Pawlowski is a retired journalist living in the Twin Cities of the great state of Minnesota with his wife, Debbie, and rescue dog, Lucy. Besides reading and writing, he enjoys music, movies and socializing with his many friends…

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CAT’S BOOK REVIEW and RATING: Solid 4- STARS

Hauntingly Dark and Mysterious … Is The Watchful Dead

I will start by being transparent as this is not my normal genre of choice. I am also not a spoiler of any books. And, when I first read Mr. Pawlowski’s book title, my first thought was “Pirates”… far from it!

However, what a real ebook page-turner from the first few pages. A little too “gothic” for my taste, but this read had all the elements of dark thrilling mysterious suspense that holds your attention and keeps you deep within the pages and storyline.

Exceptionally written with unearthly characters, an end you really don’t see coming, and as a writer, I have no clue how this author kept up with all that goes on with Ring’s deeply disturbing and dysfunctional family and the full storyline unfolds.

And Oh the twisty weaves of dark magic, ghostly characters who passed on, fantasy and so much more within this great read.

I would suggest it to those who do enjoy a darker gothic thrill ride!
Definitely worth the read.

~Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den by Author, Catherine Lyon

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“Ode to The Book Review”… Readers? How Come You Won’t Leave a Review When Done Reading a Book?

Welcome Avid Readers. Authors, and All-New visitors, 

As a book marketer and promoting many fine authors, the biggest thing that eludes ALL AUTHORS, WRITERS, and Marketers … WHY DON’T A READER LEAVE A BOOK REVIEW? 

Seriously. I really want to know what the reason is. If you are an AVID Reader, then you know how important a book review is for a writer who hards very hard on their craft and then to have the audacity to publish their work …

AND IS WHY a book review for us is so important. Be it a good, bad, or indifferent, book reviews are a way readers can let writers know how and why they loved a read or …not so much. It offers us, as writers, maybe some corrective advice if say a good mystery was missing elements or maybe the ending could have been better.

So, I came across a few book blogs that had some good advice and shared feelings of WHY books reviews are so important and thought I’d share them. As readers, I hope it will help all my readers who visit to understand the “WHY”…  *CAT*

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Hello, readers!

Remember, you don’t have to purchase my books from Amazon to leave a rating or review. If you were gifted any one book, downloaded them for free, bought them, found them in a Little Library, found them at a rest area, at a mall, some other random place, etc… You can still leave a rating. I encourage and ask that you do so, regardless of how you received any copies. If you really enjoyed my books, let me know. My main concern is how well you liked my stories, not how much I can make.


Ratings and reviews really help. It helps other readers know that they are getting a good read, and it also helps me, the Author. When I see how much someone enjoyed one of my books, it reminds me why I’m doing this in the first place. I want you to have a new literary universe that you can lose yourself in after you had a long, frustrating, or busy day.

So, go ahead and leave a rating or review at AmazonGoodreadsBarnes & NobleBooks A Million, etc. You don’t have to post much more than two or three words if you don’t want to. Even just a star rating will do. After that, you can follow me on my many social media platforms.

Thanks, and I as all authors appreciate the time you spent reading our books and reading this post! 

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A SAMPLE OF HOW TO WRITE A QUICK BOOK REVIEW:

Since most reviews are brief, many writers begin with a catchy quip or anecdote that succinctly delivers their argument. But you can introduce your review differently depending on the argument and audience. The Writing Center’s handout on introductions can help you find an approach that works.

In general, you should include:

  • The name of the author and the book title and the main theme.
  • Relevant details about who the author is and where he/she stands in the genre or field of inquiry. You could also link the title to the subject to show how the title explains the subject matter.
  • The context of the book and/or your review. Placing your review in a framework that makes sense to your audience alerts readers to your “take” on the book. Perhaps you want to situate a book about the Cuban revolution in the context of Cold War rivalries between the United States and the Soviet Union. Another reviewer might want to consider the book in the framework of Latin American social movements. Your choice of context informs your argument.
  • The thesis of the book. If you are reviewing fiction, this may be difficult since novels, plays, and short stories rarely have explicit arguments. But identifying the book’s particular novelty, angle, or originality allows you to show what specific contribution the piece is trying to make.
  • Your thesis about the book.


Summary of content:

This should be brief, as analysis takes priority. In the course of making your assessment, you’ll hopefully be backing up your assertions with concrete evidence from the book so some summary will be dispersed throughout other parts of the review.

The necessary amount of summary also depends on your audience. Graduate students, beware! If you are writing book reviews for colleagues—to prepare for comprehensive exams, for example—you may want to devote more attention to summarizing the book’s contents. If, on the other hand, your audience has already read the book—such as a class assignment on the same work—you may have more liberty to explore more subtle points and to emphasize your own argument. See our handout on summary for more tips.

Analysis and evaluation of the book:

Your analysis and evaluation should be organized into paragraphs that deal with single aspects of your argument. This arrangement can be challenging when your purpose is to consider the book as a whole, but it can help you differentiate elements of your criticism and pair assertions with evidence more clearly. You do not necessarily need to work chronologically through the book as you discuss it.

Given the argument you want to make, you can organize your paragraphs more usefully by themes, methods, or other elements of the book. If you find it useful to include comparisons to other books, keep them brief so that the book under review remains in the spotlight. Avoid excessive quotation and give a specific page reference in parentheses when you do a quote. Remember that you can state many of the author’s points in your own words.

Conclusion:

Sum up or restate your thesis or make the final judgment regarding the book. You should not introduce new evidence for your argument in the conclusion. You can, however, introduce new ideas that go beyond the book if they extend the logic of your own thesis.

This paragraph needs to balance the book’s strengths and weaknesses in order to unify your evaluation. Did the body of your review have three negative paragraphs and one favorable one? What do they all add up to? The Writing Center’s handout on conclusions can help you make a final assessment.

IN THE REVIEW:

Finally, a few general considerations:

  • Review the book in front of you, not the book you wish the author had written. You can and should point out shortcomings or failures, but don’t criticize the book for not being something it was never intended to be.
  • With any luck, the author of the book worked hard to find the right words to express her ideas. You should attempt to do the same. Precise language allows you to control the tone of your review.
  • Never hesitate to challenge an assumption, approach, or argument. Be sure, however, to cite specific examples to back up your assertions carefully.
  • Try to present a balanced argument about the value of the book for its audience. You’re entitled—and sometimes obligated—to voice strong agreement or disagreement.

    But keep in mind that a bad book takes as long to write as a good one, and every author deserves fair treatment. Harsh judgments are difficult to prove and can give readers the sense that you were unfair in your assessment.

  • A great place to learn about book reviews is to look at examples. The New York Times Sunday Book Review and The New York Review of Books can show you how professional writers review books.

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CAT’S REVIEW: The Perils of Autumn’ By Author, Rusty Blackwood. Beautifully Written and Enjoyable Romance Drama.

READERS? If you enjoy a great Romantic Drama and Suspense? Grab a copy TODAY! By Canadian Author, Rusty Blackwood ~

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ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:

From the author of the riveting romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, and the celebrated, 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk, comes the intense romantic drama, The Perils of Autumn.

This page-turner, set primarily in the early 1970s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. By 1970, Autumn graduates nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.

Duff Taylor, world renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full-time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues.

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CAT’S REVIEW of The Perils of Autumn: 5-STARS!

LOVE …Be careful what you wish for.

Be ready to delve into a beautiful world of horse country and Famous State that holds the yearly Kentucky Derby in this exceptionally written romance suspense drama. Rusty pulled out all the stops for this fantastic story, and I can easily see it played out on The Big Screen!

Rusty writes in a way that connects you to her vibrant characters of Autumn, Duff an amazing horse jockey, and many others that make up the cast of characters to bring the story to life. With just the right amount of intensity and dynamics of how love and relations unfold and play out between people when there are dark secrets and deceptions past and present when after Autumn graduates from nursing school and is sent to her employment as she arrives at the beautiful estate of Landon Lawn Stables and The Meadows.

Then pandora’s box opens as the drama and story take off. What a ride! You won’t believe the twists and turns or how it all ends, but I can tell readers this new romance suspense by Rusty is well worth the read! It truly deserves the 5-stars I am happy to give it! It is one of those reads you’ll want to read more than once!

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CAT “Highly Suggest this one”!

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“Humbled For A New Book Review By OnLine Book Club – My Book “Addicted To Dimes” – 3 Out of 4 Stars!

I was a little nervous when my book got chosen to be reviewed by a large online book club. Why? Because most times the reviewer may not be an addiction/recovery genre typical reader of these types of books, let alone a memoir. I can honestly say the reader chosen was both honest and got most of the points I made sharing my life story that included gambling addiction and my road into recovery journey. She also gave some points to help my writing in future books. But I will let you be the judge of the Book Review I was given…

Official Review: Addicted To Dimes

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GA Porter – [Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Addicted To Dimes” by Catherine Townsend-Lyon.]

Addicted to Dimes by Catherine Townsend-Lyon is a memoir about the author’s personal battle with gambling addiction. The book explores the author’s past experiences and decisions which eventually culminated in a financially and emotionally devastating addiction and the difficult ordeal of the recovery process. The author is open and honest about her mistakes, her family dysfunction raised in, and past abuse, and the long-term consequences gambling has had on her marriage and friendships.

The first section of the book is an introduction to the author’s early life. She grew up in a dysfunctional family and suffered abuse at the hands of her parents, as well as sexual trauma by outsiders. As a teenager and young woman, the author felt stifled by her mother’s overbearing control, particularly in controlling her own hard-earned money. She outlines decisions she made and relationships she began while searching for a replacement “unconditional love” that she did not receive from her parents. The hardships of her early life may have made the author vulnerable to the lure of addiction, and the continuing dysfunction may have added fuel to the fire later in her life and as roots to her addiction.

The author gives the description of her family dysfunction and past to illustrate the person she used to be before the addiction took over her life. The addiction began slowly, but over time grew and drove her to drastic actions. As stress piled on her, gambling became an outlet for her emotions. She also adopted the gambler’s mentality of placing bets to win money she desperately needed to pay bills, but in the end, would lose more money than she came in with and an action of the cycle keeps you chasing your loss. Over the years, the author would borrow money, steal from friends and workplaces, and jeopardize everything she and her husband worked for to maintain her gambling habit before fully committing to the recovery process.

Catherine was inspired to write this book after reading the newspaper of a local woman’s suicide due to gambling addiction and on the news. She wrote this book to give hope to those caught in the addiction that recovery is possible as well as to inspire empathy and bring awareness to others. The recovery process took a long time for the author and she described the “rock bottom” situation that appears to have been necessary for her to fully commit to the recovery process. She describes her own missteps, triggers from family fights, work stress, and some aspects of therapy which were most and least helpful for her. In the end, she appears to have been successful, even if still in financial hardship, and you feel her drive to fight for her life back.

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I rate Addicted to Dimes 3 out of 4 stars. It is heartbreaking to see a woman’s life in ruins and the impact on her husband and friendships. However, a sizeable portion of the book is dedicated more to her family drama which leads to the actual gambling addiction. While I enjoy the author’s honesty and self-awareness, sometimes it feels voyeuristic to see so much into her family life and affairs. The author explains, though, that her “war stories” from gambling were not shared because oftentimes they can be triggering to other people currently fighting the addiction.

The book is instead focusing on the repercussions on her life and how she takes control and accountability. It is also worth bearing in mind that the author is not a professional writer and so sometimes the book reads as a private journal entry which is how her book came to be, from her early year journals in recovery. The author includes phrases such as “OMG!” which can be somewhat distracting. It is also important to remember that this is not a self-help guidebook, but a personal memoir. This book may appeal to readers who are themselves battling a gambling addiction, or any addiction for that matter, or to those who have loved ones affected by gambling addiction.

It may also be noteworthy for people who do not have any gamblers in their lives, but still wish to see how this addiction can be devastating and to see the victims as real people, rather than as statistics, so I highly recommend it.

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“Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat”
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Book Review Spotlight: Author David McCauley of Oak Valley Foundation and His Book: Addiction to Recovery: Unlocking Your Potential.

“Every so often an outstanding book about and for recovery that is amazing to guide and teach others how to have a well-balanced recovery.  Author, David McCauley’s new book is that kind of read. He has written this book with the knowing that in recovery we need to do all the inner work inside ourselves, process old hurt, pain, and nasty habits and behaviors we learn within addiction. We need to clean the inside “SOUL & SPIRIT” besides the mind and body. This book helps you do that and so more!”

 

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About The Book:

This book, Addiction to Recovery: Unlocking Your Potential, is an accumulation of existential realization, many resources, years of recovery, education, insights, and years working in the field of addiction, with all adepts in the goal of personal transformation from addiction to recovery. This is an integrative approach to living in wellness in recovery. I vacated my own mind through a very deep personal process, my own form of meditation and this book came about. My hope is this book unlocks the potential that advances new insight into the recovery process for each individual by reframing the process in such a way that the right interpretation by the reader will help recovery click in place.

What we need to celebrate in recovery is the self-discovery of the individual. I offer my carefully considered overviews and assessments on the best-known treatments (theories) connected to recovery. I have provided a new outlook as a guide for the unwary who had failed at recovery in the past and those just coming into recovery for the first time. I count myself among the autodidacts, the self-taught perpetual student fueled by a passion for new answers and a sense of mission.

 

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President and Chairman of the Board

Over 27 years of working with Addiction and Recovery. Author and Educator of dealing with addiction in today’s world. This book and others to follow were written also for the purpose and goal as a portion of books sales go back to Oak Tree Foundation to soon help those who suffer from the effects of addiction in our communities, where I live in New Jersey, and our nation to provide help in finding treatment and resources for those unable to financially afford the necessary help needed to live a life free from addiction.

Our vision at Oak Valley is to be a place where we cultivate people’s lives through awareness, education, prevention and the necessary support needed to help individuals renew their life. Our goal at Oak Valley is to improve and renew the quality of life in each individual by renewed mind, body, soul and self. In a new positive way of thinking and living that is surrounded by a renewed self.

MY REVIEW of  Addiction To Recovery: Unlocking Your Potential                                        AN Amazing Book, Guide, and Resource for All In Recovery & Their Families!
I was given a signed copy by the Author, David McCauley.

Addiction To Recovery: Unlocking Your Potential should be a required book to read for all who come into recovery by any means. The book, part guide, part resource, and part personal experiences, strength, and shares hope of the Author, David McCauley. It explains in words and teaches others the skills to apply in their recovery on how to interrupt the cycle of addiction, and the tools needed every day to attain long-term recovery.
Even though it is a book and guide, it reads like a memoir; the chapters and titles are laid out and easy to read. David’s writing style is unique. The goal I was looking for in this book was to learn more wellness and live a more authentic recovery life of the mind, body, and spirit. There are many paths to tapping into your spirituality, and I am not talking a 12-step higher power spiritual journey. It is not the choice as David feels and I do as well. This book is a testament to this fact. But? Whatever works for you. And it truly is a new age form of recovery by learning David’s inner self-work method that works!

I am talking the inner sense of self-spiritual power. As David shares in his book, that seed and spiritual power we all have in each of us with the ability to turn our lives around and from the depths of despair and destruction to happy, productive being. No Spoilers, but my favorite chapters I got so much out of where; “Self and Soul Chapter 6, The Resilient Self and Spiritual Path Chapter 9, and Chapter 12.” You can learn from a major relapse with more awareness before and after a binge as David did and is part of his experience.

The Prolog/Dedication is”touching,” and it is important to mention this book is also a great read for family, loved ones and friends to get an understanding of addiction and the process of recovery that their loved one needs to go through to gain longevity in recovery. “Hate the addiction, not The Addict.” Family needs insights of what an addict goes through starting the recovery process. This book covers those goals and a great family reference.

The book for me was a soul-searching journey to see the inner work that needs to be done in processing any old haunting pain and hurt in life as I feel is missing in many 12-step programs and forms of recovery.

A must read and highly suggest this book! Go Get this book people 🙂

 

*Presented By Cat Lyon’s Reading den and Recovery Starts Here * 




Book Review of “The Path of the Child” by Author, Sojourner McConnell. 5-Stars!

  The Path of the Child – By Author,   Sojourner McConnell – On Amazon

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Easton grew up in a lonely loveless home and accepted that she was facing an empty life. Unable to reach out to other children that she attended elementary and High School with, her quiet existence seemed to be her lot in life. One morning fate dropped a new friend into her life. As unexpected as it was that she made this friend, she noticed that changes started taking place in her life. After making a new friend, she finds that changes are occurring in her life. Will they be wonderful changes?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Sojourner McConnell continued to live in Pleasant Grove while raising her three children until 2000. At that time Sojourner moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She thrived in Phoenix, finding creativity and independence.

In 2010 she moved back East to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She lives in Winchester, Kentucky with one of her daughters and three of her thirteen grandchildren. She has six grandchildren in Alabama and four that live in Michigan.

The Path of the Child is Sojourner’s first book. She is currently completing a second book at this time. This book is expected to be released in 2016. When not writing, she is busy entertaining her Australian Shepherd, Beau. Beau gets jealous when she spends too much time working on the computer.


Note: My dear friend Sojourner is not only a fantastic writer and author, but many know her as a passionate reader and book reviewer on her fabulous blog: The Page Turner – Vickie Goodwin. https://vickgoodwin.wordpress.com/  Make sure you stop by and say hello!


BOOK REVIEW:   5-STARS!

“I Could Relate To This Coming of Age Story Personally”

Where do I begin? Even though this a piece of fiction, you learn right away that this story is one of many young girls journies and path in life. Starting from childhood to about 17, Melanie has faced abuse, abandonment, non-existent parental love as the list goes on. I could actually “feel” many of the same feelings Melanie felt. I to had a rough childhood. As I, and Melanie, just wanting to be heard or acknowledged from your parents would have been a sliver of hope for unconditional love.

I don’t like to spoil a good book, so what I will tell you is that the author did an exceptional job in writing this storyline as it shares many topics through her characters that brought meaning.
And when a writer can make you feel what she is writing with a tear shed, a smile with a laugh, a girl longing to find some truth, the power of friendship and feeling her character has ‘Triumphed’ by the end of the story?

Now that’s what makes a book a great read like this one!

And that is exactly what you get when reading “The Path of the Child.” It leaves you feeling inspired, learning the power of love, and shows we all have a “seed” within us to overcome anything in our lives through Melanie…. I will be waiting for book 2.

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“Lyon Book Promotions Review Spotlight For “Anything For Amelia,” By: Author Andrew Branham.”

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Well, I just finished Author, Andrew C. Branham’s new book, a memoir of his experience of adopting his daughter sweet Amelia. Andrew and partner DJ, explain the “HELL they went through, and what a ride these dads have been on. Reading Andrew’s book really opened my eyes to how our adoption process and system is so broken. Even the legal process a couple has to go through when they decide to start a family through adoption is also very broken.

And even though Andrew and DJ are two gay partners who had the desire to start a family together? By no means is this book just about gay couples wanting to adopt. It is about ALL couples who have to go through the same system they did to adopt. Yes, his book gives you an in-depth look for the LGBT community who are thinking of doing the same? But all couples go through a similar process. And Andrew had many obstacles to get over while this process played for them. I also want readers to know that Andrew and his partner are strong advocates of adoption and continue to help other families in the adoption process. 20% of his profits will be donated to the U.S. foster care system.

Here is a little about the book/memoir titled; Anything For Amelia: A true story of the challenges endured by two gay men who had the desire to adopt a child.

About The Memoir:
A true story of the challenges endured by two gay men who had the desire to adopt a child.

When Andrew and DJ decided to adopt and bring a child into their lives, little did they know what they were about to endure; yet never did the thought cross their minds to give up. The horrific, pitilessly, and beyond comprehensible hoops one woman would make them jump through demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that little Amelia was going to be much better off in the loving home that Drew and DJ could provide her. Just when you think, how can two people survive such a nightmare and the journey is just about over when little Amelia is born and will be safely in the arms of her loving dads, Sandi decides to pull one more shenanigan that could change their lives forever.

More than 10 million adults have been adopted or fostered in their childhood. Along with spiraling increases in adoptions comes a growing need to disclose the significant flaws in adoption laws that open the doors to fraud, manipulation, and abuse of the system. AMELIA is the first book to explore this dark side of the adoption process through the true story of one couple’s journey through hell. Called “the most difficult adoption in U.S history, by adoption experts, the book appeals to nearly all families (traditional and non-traditional) interested in adoption, foster parenting, or surrogacy
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An amazing book filled with tips, advice, and eye-opening first-hand accounts, this is one feel-good story that serves an important purpose and fills a critical gap in adoption literature. – D. J. Herda

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My Book Review of ‘Anything For Amelia.”
First I want to let readers know this book/memoir hit Amazon’s #1 Best Seller list for LGBT Memoir/Biography reads, and currently has 100% 5 Star Amazon Book Reviews. .. ..

An Amazing True Story Of Adoption and A New Beautiful Family.

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What more can I add to many other fantastic reviews of Andrew Branham’s new book titled, ‘Anything for Amelia’ that has not been written already. Very well written account of a truly heartwarming, and at times heartbreaking experience both Andrew and DJ had to face until the sweet victory of having a family they desperately wanted with Amelia as their daughter. I also came away from this book realizing that our adoption system is badly broken in this country. No parents should have to battle like Andrew had to start a family through the adoption system. Way to many open loop holes in our flawed system.

I want to echo what another reader mentioned in their review, that his book is not just about two gay men wanting a child, nor about the LGBT community. This is real lives, going through real pain when they came to many heart breaking road blocks in their process of adopting Amelia.

I feel more legal rights need to lean for the couples adopting than most all for the birth mother. Yes, much is and can be done through the legal process, but not through a broken system. and this book is proof how corrupt our system is, and seems to lean way more toward the birth mother, and not the family adopting. Very unfair balance.

As a book reviewer point of view, Andrew did an exceptional job with writing such an in-depth personal journey that will help many parents adopting now after Andrew and DJ, to use his book as a guide of what to expect when adopting a child. What a legacy to leave behind for his family and for all who read his book. My heart goes out to them of the heartaches they had to go through, but in the end? Just take one look at Sweet Amelia, and I’m sure she makes it all worth IT! . . . .

Excellent & Highly Suggested Read!  ~ ~ Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
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A Few more Readers Reviews on Amazon:

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This book is a heart wrenching depiction of a difficult adoption story. Although the difficult process was detailed….heartbreaking to say the least. But the beautiful theme that cannot be overshadowed is Love….fight for love no matter how difficult the battle! Amazing story thank you for sharing it with the world. Highly Suggested Read!
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Great read! The emotional roller coaster of the open …

Great read! The emotional roller coaster of the open adoption from hell! Even knowing how the story ended, I couldn’t put the book down as I had to see what Sandi would come up with next. She is a character so evil that she couldn’t be made up; what she put Drew and DJ through for the duration of her pregnancy is truly evil! There is something wrong with the adoption laws if people like this can hold prospective parents hostage. I don’t know the answer but this shows that it is a question worth asking. Amazing that one woman could impact so many in such a negative manner. I only hope that CPS did their job; there are so many sympathetic characters in this story that you’ll find yourself rooting for all of them!
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“Thoughts from an Attorney:”

“The best adoption memoir currently on the market. Why is it the best? Because it is 100% transparent and honest. No other book will give you such a candid look at the darker side of adoption. This is a must read for all adoptive or soon to be adoptive families.”   – Anonymous Adoption Attorney

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So I think you the picture that this is a great book by the reviews its receiving. Andrew’s book is also now available in paperback on Amazon, and now available on Barnes & Noble as well. Please Visit Andrew’s website to learn more and support them: Anything For Amelia ~ Andrew Branham and purchase his book on Amazon today!

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