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Borrowing My Mother's Saints [Kindle Edition]

Olga G Soaje
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What can you possibly do when your dazzling life starts unraveling before your eyes? For Julianna Di Santis, a thirty-three-year-old ad executive whose dream life in New York City is crumbling before her very eyes, it might just mean calling in a few good souls to save her. Borrowing My Mother’s Saints is the heartwarming, humor-filled book by Olga G. Soaje that charts one young woman as her life suddenly hits the skids, and only a much higher order can help to set it right. With a plum job at Nelson and Nelson ad agency, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend named Michael who looks good enough on paper, Julianna is at the peak of her game. That’s when everything starts going south fast. Nancy, her nemesis at work with a fake smile (and other body parts!), has somehow stolen her account. Her boss, Peter, deems her burned out and sends her out the door with her cardboard box. And that’s just the beginning of the rapid-fire onslaught of serious woes. After Michael dumps her squarely, her mom is diagnosed with breast cancer. Julianna is officially at her wit’s end. However, just as she’s in the deepest despair, enter a cast of characters that Julianna hasn’t seen since her childhood days at home and in her Catholic grade school. Tucked away in her mother’s recipe box is a bounty of saints cards, and soon, those the saints come marching in to represent a source of strength her mother had found in them and a way to develop other career paths she had not considered on her road to happiness. Julianna slowly learns to looks at life, work, and relationships in an entirely new light.

A warm hug of a book, Borrowing My Mother’s Saints is chock-full of insights, hope, humor, and a dash of modern romance. Inspiring and of-the-moment, this charming, lighthearted look at contemporary life will move you to muster the courage to follow your heart on a path that might just lead you to everyday miracles.


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About the Author

After a career as a plant manufacturing manager for several years, she studied business and marketing and worked in both fields. She then eventually discovered one of the greatest unexpected joys: writing. She is known as a spiritual seeker and strives to permeate all of her written works with dashes of spiritual insight. She currently lives between San Diego and Mexico with her husband and two sons.

Product Details

  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478356456
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009GSMDA2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,021 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It ! September 20, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book in only 2 days (with a 5 year old at home, believe me, it is not an everyday accomplishment), I just couldn't stop reading !! It is funny, light, entertaining, with great message.

The characters are very well defined and the story just got you trapped.
Good Work !

I can't wait to read Olga's next Book !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read December 1, 2012
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Amazing book - I enjoyed every word of it. Julianna did not want to listen, she was marching to her own beat! Well worth the download and read - Highly recommend.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in the foul language! October 21, 2012
By San
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After good reviews I decided to give this one a try. Story is pretty good, but the four letter words, especially the 'f' word used several times in the 20% I have read so far plus the obvious fact she sleeps around have made me decide not to finish it....too bad, because I was looking forward to it. All the turn-offs for me are so very unnecessary--and the reason I choose not to read anything but Christian fiction. And this doesn't t qualify. Sorry.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chick Lit at it's finest! Warm and Fuzzy! April 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Pretty Julianna DiSantis had it all, success in the advertising industry, great clothes, money, a Manhattan address and an equally successful boyfriend, Michael. Or so she thought. Just when she is totally engrossed in riding the crest of the wave, she is almost drowned in one bad event after another, leaving her at rock bottom, living on fumes. Workplace politics and back stabbing cost her her job and credibility, which means she won't be able to keep living large. Her boyfriend dumps her and worst of all, her mother, is diagnosed with breast cancer. In doing one small act of kindness for her deeply religious mother, she is reminded of her childhood, her favorite nun and the power of the saints. Can Julianna find the strength she needs to face her demons, pick up her life, lend support to her mother AND rebuild her own crumbling life? Will she learn to follow her heart before it's too late?

Within the pages of Borrowing My Mother's Saints, Olga G. Soaje has woven humor and pain together with love, added a few threads of humility and giving along with a good dose of backbone and created a warm, endearing and uplifting masterpiece! Her characters are dimensional, fresh and realistic, their dialogue and thoughts can make you laugh or have you reaching for the tissues, all in the same scene. Chick Lit at it's best!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it !!!! October 13, 2012
By paloma
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I read it in two nights, It is funny, profound, very easy to read and it keeps you reading until you finish.
I will be looking for a sequel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice! September 6, 2013
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Very nice story. I enjoyed it very much. I loved the stories of the saints mixed with the job troubles and the love discovering journey. Just found one typo: "in lue of" instead of "in lieu of".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Borrowing My Mother's Saints September 6, 2013
By Kim
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book because it incorporates my Catholic faith & the importance family in a page turning book! I look forward to reading more of her work!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Borrowing my Mother's Saints August 26, 2013
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Delightful read; as someone familiar with the live of saint I could understand well the intended purpose of the chapter. I liked the it dealt with issues like breast cancer, family obligations, motherly devotion and sacrifice even in the middle of suffering. Conrad
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read
good story, easy to read. Reminded me of my faith in a wonderful way. Put a smile on my face.
Published 3 months ago by LeBron S
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and spiritual.
I enjoyed it very much and it help me to pursue my dream.
It is also funny and easy to read.
I am looking forward to reading the new book.
Published 4 months ago by Joseph Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read
Great, feel good book. I loved the religious references to the saints. Not a huge fan of the ending. Too uninvolved.
Published 4 months ago by Heidi
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read
a great read! very rnjoyable to me any way. I think u will like it not heavy just enjoy1well put together.
Published 5 months ago by karen bowman
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a Catholic story
This is a predictable mediocre beach novel. It ignores Catholicity. ( it's St. HELENA not Helen. The Lord's prayer does not come at the end of mass and a Catholic wedding NEVER... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pokey
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it!
At first I was skeptical, since most books ridicule Catholic saints, but I was happily mistaken! This book was a good, clean read (references to sleeping together and moving in... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Catholic MegaMom
4.0 out of 5 stars nice story
This is a cute little story good for a take your mind off everything read. I cared about the characters, but what I didn't like was that it was a bit too "neat". Read more
Published 10 months ago by T. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars A frothy bit of indulgence, that brings you back for more!
A bit predictable, but a sweet story that you look forward to revisiting once you've put it down. Escapism at its best!
Published 11 months ago by Sandy Stark
5.0 out of 5 stars Borrowing My Moher's Saints
I really enjoyed reading this book by Olga G. Soaje. It was fun,informative and interesting. Iwould highly recommend it to other women.
Published 11 months ago by Red Top
4.0 out of 5 stars Must Read
Olga pens "Borrowing My Mother's Saints" in a light hearted, inspirational plot with a touch of romance that flows nicely. Read more
Published 12 months ago by My Cozie Corner {Book Reviews}
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More About the Author

In my novel Twelve Houses, I tell the story of a widow who discovers that her life story is far from over. Amelia is a brave woman who struggles to find her true place in the world and at the same time to create a life that holds spiritual meaning and purpose. Though my first book, Borrowing My Mother's Saints, was a comedy set in New York, I think both books describe a similar spiritual journey. I always consider the spiritual aspects of a character's story as I write.
I love to hear from my readers in Amazon reviews and Facebook.

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