Friday, May 2, 2014

Sailing Out of Darkness will sail into your heart

sailing out of darknessNormandie Fischer is at it again--illustrating the complex heart of the mature woman. Hers aren't the novels of first love and high hopes for the future. They aren't aimed at fresh-faced youngsters looking for romance--and a husband, children, and a house with a white picket fence. They're aimed at women who have already been there, and wear the tarnish to prove it.
After years of marriage and raising two children--now adults--Samantha "Sam" Ransom got tossed out by her husband and caught by her childhood friend-turned-lover. Big Mistake #2.
Her remedy is to get away from everyone and everything, so she heads to Italy, ostensibly to visit her daughter who is studying there, but primarily to sort out the question many women face as they mature: How could I be so stupid?
By the time she's faced with a new possibility of loving and being loved, the only conclusion she has reached is that she can't trust her own judgment. Best not to climb out on that limb a second time.
As always, Normandie's portrayal of the kind of pain and confusion a rejected woman bears is spot on. Her promise of hope and healing through reliance on God and His grace is also spot on.
As a Women's Fiction writer, Normandie knows the heart of women--which earns her another five stars!
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15 comments:

  1. Linda, you dear. Thank you so much for your lovely words.

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    1. Thanks for writing such a terrific book! :D

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  2. I loved this book! And you're right, she's spot on with the emotions, and that's what makes it a great read.

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    1. I agree. Normandie's portrayal of emotions are among the most honest and realistic I've ever read.

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  3. I've read this book! I'm a man and of course, live a totally different life to Sam, but I agree, it's an honest and authentic book. I found it very accessible and easy to read, even with the profound undertow that creeps up on you. 'Nice to read a book that flows yet deals with the tough realities of life, and love!

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    1. "Profound undertow"--perfect description!

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    2. Oh, my, yes--love the undertow idea...

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  4. This is an excellent read. The characters ate instant classics and the storyline, although contemporary, feels that way as well.

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    1. A little slow getting back here, but I wanted to thank you, April, for the lovely comment! "Instant classics" would probably embarrass Teo and Sam, but their creator is thrilled.

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  5. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this book. It's on my list of TBRs.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you do pick it up, Suzie!

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  6. I too love Normandie Fischer's books, especially this one.

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  7. I loved this book. Great work Normandie.

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