I awoke this morning to a lovely Email from a wonderful lady I met last year, Susan Livingston. Susan is one of my Associate Readers over at loveahappyending.com and from the moment we first ‘met’ online it was like talking with an old friend. The Email today was a review that Susan has posted on her wonderful book review blog Fascinating Books, click here to read the full review http://bit.ly/HRqqIz .
Susan is a busy lady, work and family keep her on the go constantly! But she is also a great supporter of new authors, an avid reader and I sense very much there is a yearning to write and an amazing imagination to unleash when she finds some ‘me time’, at some point in her future. When we first began talking it was mostly about our cats but we seemed to share so many other things in common. So when I read Susan’s review of Being A Sceptic Is Oh So Easy this morning, I wasn’t surprised that we connected too over things that feature in the book.
Writing a true and personal account of something that talks about losing loved ones, experiences since their loss and other psychic experiences, was bound to strike a chord with any readers who have had similar experiences. In Susan’s words:
“When I read this book I was amazed at the things Linn went through to become the person she is today. I saw so many similarities between Linn and myself and Linn and my sister that floored me. Reading this book, I began to wonder how we’re all connected. If we try really hard, can we feel what someone else is feeling? Do we want to do that? Do we really want to know what others are feeling? I also began to wonder about the connections we have with those who have passed on. I know that I have experienced many occurrences where my dad has visited me after his death, mostly just to let me know he’s still watching over me. I always feel warm and loved when I know he’s been there.
This book was an awakening for me. So many of these thoughts have flitted through my mind in the past only to escape my grasp. Now, I know I’m not alone and I can touch these feelings and thoughts.”
Every author is thrilled to receive a review for one of their books, but what I find with this ‘diary’ is that the responses and reviews I receive are touching. It’s not so much about reviewing a book, but connecting with people who reaffirm what I now believe. Many continue to look for scientific proof, but in all honesty, those who have had personal experiences understand that perhaps some things are not meant to be the subject of scientific analysis. Sometimes proof comes in other ways and perhaps that’s the whole point – love ones connect with us and it’s personal, observers aren’t required or invited for a reason.
So ‘thank you’ Susan, what warms my heart is that you shared a little of your experiences – and yes, our Dad’s are there alongside us. Still as proud, still as loving and always therefore in our thoughts!
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