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Sunday, February 14, 2010

HEAVENLY by Jennifer Laurens

HEAVENLY
Source: Contest Win from author
  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing (August 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933963840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933963846
SYNOPSIS:

I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him.

Zoë's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoë lost in her broken life. Zoë escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoë's autistic sister. After Zoë is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny.

But Heaven on Earth can't last forever. 

MY THOUGHTS:
I was so excited to win this book in a contest offered by the author!  It sounded wonderful, especially since I have a daughter who has a form of autism along with hearing loss.  I can tell you that the author did a fantastic job of writing what a family goes through with an autistic child in the home.  Everyone struggles with the disability and each in their own way. 

In the book, Zoe deals with it by partying, her brother deals with it by drugs, and the parents are just overwhelmed with it all.  Then Zoe meets her sisters gaurdian angel Matthias.  He explains things to her and they fall in love with eachother.  He basically rescues Zoe as well as her sister.  

The ending will leave you with tears of happiness and sadness,  but a lesson will be learned as well.  The author has done an amazing job with her story telling and flow of writing.  There is going to be a sequel to the book and I can't wait to read it as well!  The author did a Heavenly job with this book!

MY RATING:

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!


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1 Comments:

Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like a really special book. It must have been nice to read a book where there are issues dealt with that you can identify with.

I learnt Auslan (Australian sign language) as a teenager and volunteered at the Deaf and Blind Society so I have worked with people with issues like this and I like anything that brings those issues to the front of people's minds.

Sometimes its also nice to have a reminder that people deal with difficult things in different ways and thats ok.

Hope you like the sequel as well.

February 14, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

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