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7 Jan

Last night I got the following message and, after asking Tina for permission to post it here on my blog, here it is:

  I have to tell you I loved A World Apart. I’m thinking about how I want to write my review, because I don’t put in spoilers.  I’m telling you personally that I  laughed and I cried.  When I got to where Laura told them about her pregnancy and was sent home, I started crying and didn’t stop til about the time they were ending David’s deployment. Then when the mother brought the piece of  Robert’s uniform, I started crying all over again til the end. Mind you it was 3:30 this morning and I was lying in bed reading with my little flashlight when I got to the part with Laura, I had to get up so I didn’t wake my husband. Well, after that there was no way I was going to stop reading then! I was up til 0830 EST (like that? John & I were with our township volunteer ambulance squad for a few years) until I came to the end. 
 I would also like to thank you for doing the 3-day 60-mile Susan G Komen Walk.  My mother was only 49 years old when she lost her battle with breast cancer back in 1993 Shortly after her passing I was pregnant with my son, then 1 1/2 yrs later I wound up with “Failed Back Syndrome” with nerve damage down both legs. I can’t walk more than 30 mins at a time (some days I can barely move the pain gets so bad) so can not do that walk, I THANK YOU for my mother. 
  I am so glad that I somehow stumbled upon Goodreads in September, that “Hidden Heart” sounded so interesting to me, that I entered & won to be one of the people to read your book.  It has been a blessing to get to know you. Though I don’t know you well, I think you are a wonderful woman and it is “my honor” to know you and consider you my friend, not just someone I know. You are one of the reasons I had my daughter set me up & show me some basics of Facebook, so that I can help spread the word of wonderful authors and the books they write.  I can’t wait for your next book, I hope you continue to  write & wish you the best with all of them.                 
 Thanks for taking the time to read what’s in my thoughts when I think of you.
With love to you & your family,