Book Review - Winds of Change – Mary Metcalfe

Sunday, October 7, 2012

This lovely, well written book is primarily about four people. A father and son who have gotten back together after many, many years. Two women, who have both lost their spouses. One is now a single mom and one is dealing with a father who has Alzheimer’s—Each of them has problems. They meet and pair off. It is the story that many of us may have lived, are living or wish they were living. Just like in our own lives there are others – the little boy plays a major part and a minor part is played by one of the woman’s friends.

This book ends on a happy note-and there is a sequel which I will be getting a copy of and reading. I do want to know if the now new family groups and group have a happy life. I also want to know if the friend—who really was horrible at picking men—finds happiness!

From the back of the book:

Boston social worker Jennifer Barrett is re-building her life after losing her husband and daughter in a plane crash. She helps young client Mark Powell find work at the senior's residence where her father lives. After learning Mark hasn't seen his father, an internationally-known broadcast journalist, in over four years she can't understand how a father could abandon his only son to chase war stories.

When Jennifer meets Ben Powell, she isn't prepared to like him, despite his charm and affable manner. However, when he reveals he's been battling post-traumatic stress disorder, she realizes he didn't want to bring his demons home to Mark, who has battled depression. As Jennifer gets to know Ben, she realizes there is room in her heart for laughter and new love.

Lana Fitzpatrick, a close friend of Jennifer's and a nurse who helps care for her father, is a widow. She is raising son Danny alone. As Lana gets to know Mark Powell and sees him bonding with Danny, she finds her heart blossoming with love.

As new family bonds form, all discover the power of friendship and love to overcome loss and face life with renewed hope.

I received a little note from the author along with the book which I feel I should pass on to you

“Hello! Please note that Winds of Change is in the process of going to a 2nd edition with a new cover and ISBN. The new isbn is 9780987930026 and will be published by Laskin Publishing my imprint. It will be available on Kindle Direct Program, and in print via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Chapters/Indigo(Canada)”

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Mary Metcalfe said...

Thank you for such a lovely review for Winds of Change! Your review copy of New Beginnings should arrive any day now! It's been shipped directly from the printer. Again, many thanks Miki!

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