Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Danielle Allen's Back to Life

Title: Back to Life 

By: Danielle Allen

Laura's Review:
I will not cry. I will not cry! Yeah-- fail! This book had me on an emotional roller coaster and a complete snotty mess!!

I haven't cried like this since Molly McAdam's Taking Chances! Kudos to Danielle Allen who was able to convey a powerful emotional pull with very intense characters. So I immediately knew:

You’re transported into a reality that I personally would hate to live through but Sahara is consumed with misplaced guilt that has defined her life. There are moments that I wanted to pull on her curls and say, wake up it’s not your fault!!! And lets be honest she was living a very lonely life for a decade but held a facade.

But it was brilliant how Danielle brought all of the pieces of the puzzles together. Not mention how she delivered it with even more of the gushiness of love at first sight!  Not once but twice!

I have a love hate relationship about Emmanuel and I’m head over heals over Ty!!! But the sucker that I am for first love.

In the end this new series has me on a tight rope and of course this insane woman and ended it with a cliffhanger and now I have to wait with bated breathe until December!

Harsh-- I know! Alas I give this big book of ugly cry tears a resounding 4.5 Stars!!

About the Danielle Allen:
I am a married event planner and life coach.  My awesome friends and family and my amazing husband make my life sweet.  I love to have fun and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.

With degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.   As an author, I combine an active imagination and life experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and intentionally intriguing.  I want to offer you a peek into someone else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials, their triumphs.  My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down.

So in a nutshell: I plan. I teach. I read. I write. I watch. I critique. I shop. I play. I love.

To know me is to love me.