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Review: Beyond Fate – Jackie Weger – Beautiful and Emotional

Beyond Fate by Jackie Weger

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Overcoming the demons of the past is never easy, but when fate comes a’calling and love works its magic, two lives may be changed forever. Lust and love burn hot in this sweet, classic romance.

Fletcher Maitland, perennial bachelor, falls in lust and love with the beautiful new arrival in Big Mama’s fish camp. All he asks for is a cup of coffee. What he gets is more … much more.

Cleo Anderson lives her life in the shadow of her mother’s sin. As Cleo begins to fall in love with Fletcher Maitland, the demons in her past rise to taunt her, and she must choose between a life lived in guilt and shame or a future beyond fate.


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Grade: B (4 – 4.5 Stars)

Raised by her grandmother, Cleo has lived her life in the shadow of her mothers sin. When she falls in love with a fellow camper in the Okefenokee Swamp, she struggles to vast off the shadow and come to terms with her last and her future.

This was an emotionally charged book, I did a lot of crying throughout the whole book. The characters are so realistic, I could actually imagine them as people I know. The way Cleo learns to love and finally let go of her past is inspiring. She is very sweet and Fletcher is a southern boy that is so full of himself, it’s actually hilarious.

I felt as if some of the storyline was not needed. It would have been a 5 star review if not for that. But in all, it is a good book. I really loved all of the characters.

**I was given this book for an honest review in return.

Review: Jack Cannon’s American Destiny


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Take a Journey for the Greater Good in this intensely gripping, loving thriller. Join Jack Canon and his insanely loyal team of friends and family as they make their all-or-nothing run for the presidency. You’ll laugh out loud and have your heart ripped in two; all while holding your breath, sitting on the edge of your chair. You’ll become emotionally committed as you find yourself standing behind your new courageous – unstoppable heroes – forced to take unimaginable steps to reach their goal. You’ll be shocked at the heart-wrenching cost.



Grade: A

Though this novel has got a bit of a political vibe to it, the skill of the writing made it so I enjoyed reading it. I’m not one who’s big on political books, but this had the right mix of action, suspense, and political that I continued to enjoy reading it.

The novel felt real, and didn’t feel fake or hokey in any way, though the political theme does run deep throughout, so if you’re generally really against politics, then this book isn’t for you. The writing was solid and lent a lot of creditability to the novel and made it flow really well and easy to read. I found myself reading it and not realizing that time had flown by. I was moving through this book a lot faster than other books I’ve read due to the great pace of the novel along with the interesting plot.

I’ve read a lot of thrillers, like James Patterson, or John Grisham, and this book would fit among them. Jack Cannon is quite the hero; he drives the plot and embodies what a lot of Americans are looking for in a political leader. Though I don’t always agree with politics, I don’t believe that readers of political books need to pick this book up right now, because you’ll love it. It has everything you are looking for and more.

I enjoyed reading this book, I think it was descriptive, detailed and well thought out. This really isn’t my usual genre, but I can appreciate a well written book in any genre and that is definitely it. Jack Cannon is a great hero, and he definitely is alive on the page. All around, this book wouldn’t have been my first choice, but upon reading the whole story, I can see its appeal and suggest to all those lovers of political drama, political thrillers, James Patterson and John Grisham, check this book out, because you are going to love it!

Plus, I hear there are more on the way by Greg Sandora…

** I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. **


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I’m originally from the Portland, Maine area and lived and worked there for years before moving to Southwest Florida. I am currently working on the sequel to Jack Canon’s American Destiny – which will be titled Jack Canon Clean Sweep. The sequel will be available in about three months.
My Dad and Mom were artists, my father painted and my mother wrote poetry and loved to garden. Most Saturdays we loaded up the 1970 Chevy Impala to trek to a one man show somewhere or other. I took a different track graduating with a business degree; owning and operating an Award Winning Franchise Fitness Center. Currently a professional manager I am living in Florida with my beautiful wife and children, and following my passion.
Some of my other projects include a children’s book called Sammy the Sea Turtle – about an infant sea turtle taken from his nest the night he was to find his way to the sea. Sammy lives with the family until their son – the boy who took him, graduates from high school. On that day Sammy, backpack in tow – begins the long journey home.
My second project in the works involves angels – a man during a visit to Bar Harbor Maine encounters an angel; quite accidentally, he is told – she was not supposed to make him aware of her existence. Only three others have ever seen the real thing. Naturally he falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful creature.

Review: Why She Left Us by David Dennis


Why She Left US

General Fiction

Author: David Dennis


It was the summer of 1985, and she was young and inexperienced, but longing to love and to be loved in return, when he entered her life.

At the same time, while she was desperately seeking the love and approval of a mother who never wanted her in the first place, events totally beyond her control claimed her as their victim, leaving those she left behind unable to cope with the enormity of her absence.

“WHY SHE LEFT US” is written as a series of diary entries, the events seen through the eyes of several different people.
But at its center is a love story chronicling a romance that transforms the lives of two people who, for too brief a period of time, experienced the greatest happiness they had ever known.



“Why She Left Us” is a general fiction novel, mixed with a lovely tale of romance. The writing was quite well done, details were stunning and well organized. The five different points of view can be a bit overwhelming but it all plays well throughout the book. This isn’t a book for one of those people who like to have things laid out for them up front, the stories give you pieces of the story, one at a time, and you have to lay them out and piece the story together. It kept me reading. The only reason this has a B+ instead of an A, is because I think it takes a little too long to get the important pieces all figured out. I think that’s the only thing that really holds this book back.

Each perspective is unique, interesting and stands out. This book deals beautifully with self worth issues, and the struggle and desire the people have to be loved. The 3 sisters has this muddled love life, and the two men are who really drive the storyline. This story deals a lot with grief and anger, each character dealing in their own way, and trying to come to terms with their life and the personal battles. The story is beautifully written, has a well thought out plot, and clever uses of humor and suspense.  The author had solid ideas, mixed with interesting stories, and it makes for a wonderful read for lovers of general fiction with a romantic undertone. You won’t regret picking up this book, and once you start reading it, I assure you, you’ll be drawn into the wonderful world David Dennis creates here.

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own **





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David Dennis was born, raised, and educated in Providence, Rhode Island, and chose a career in teaching English in a neighboring city. Ever since he was in fifth grade, he’s enjoyed writing stories of one sort or another, and while attending college, he became immersed in the writing of a gigantic fictional family saga. Much later, he basically extracted one of the sub-plots of that family saga and expanded it into the present novel “Why She Left Us.”

In so doing, he also experimented with the timeline and utilized five different narrators, so that the story itself starts out rather hazily and gradually comes into focus, with the reader learning which narrators’ perceptions are to be trusted and which ones ought to be regarded with some skepticism. At the same time, while there are dramatic, and even tragic elements involved, the novel also contains a certain amount of humor, as well as some of the most lyrical and romantic writing David Dennis has ever produced.