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Fighting the Impossible [Kindle Edition]

Selina Bodur , Courtney Umphress
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

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Book Description

* * * NOW PROFESSIONALLY EDITED * * *

Tara Whyley is young, beautiful and successful, and you would say that she has everything, everything but a heart. It’s broken. The sadness blankets her soul and the fire in her eyes is long gone. She is desperate to find her path back to life, but the only way to do it, is to get lost in the memory of Him - Peter McClain.

How long can she go on before her heart breaks?

For the past three years she is going back to the one place she found happiness. Letting the reminiscence of her one true love in her soul, she is finally free, free to forget the horrors and savor the greatest moments of her relationship.

This is a story of immense happiness and erodent grief, of love and darkness, passion and the power, hidden in each of us; it's about finding the road back to life... fighting the impossible.


Product Details

  • File Size: 301 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: Selina Bodur; 3 edition (January 8, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C2G2S7S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique & Memorable!! July 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"Fighting The Impossible" by Author Selina Bodur is a small glimpse into this author's creative and imaginative writing abilities. The story line rings true with the rare possibility that opposites really do attract to the point of love at first sight. There is definitely a romance in the making as Tara's sad tale unfolds.

She is standing up for her long time and best friend Claire, at her wedding...when she runs into Peter, best man to the groom. Their paths continue to cross as they plan and prepare in their individual roles as part of the wedding party. Tara is initially turned off by Peter's over confident and somewhat brash behavior, especially when he mistakes her for part of the female entertainment to be featured at the groom's stag. However, her feelings flip flop in a matter of a day or two into an indescribable deep and abiding love...as does Peter's affection for her. The romance grows into a beautiful and loving relationship with hope of a life long partnership to follow. All goes well and their lives are similar to an unbelievable fairy-tale like dream until that fateful moment...you won't want to miss a word of this captivating romantic novella to find out more!

Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
UP THE "DOWN" LADDER
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love doesn't have to be impossible June 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Tara's best friend, Claire, is getting married to man of her dreams- Tom. There is just one problem, Tom's best man, Peter. For whatever reason, he just seems to get under Tara's skin. Until that moment just days before the wedding, when it all changes, and all they seem to want and crave is each other. They try to not let their feelings for each other get in their way of the wedding duties they are in charge of, but is so hard when all they want to do is lay in each other's arms. Somehow, they manage, and they find out just how blissful marriage can be for themselves.

However, one fateful evening, Peter is taken away from Tara forever, and she is left alone, forced to raise their son, Thayer, by herself. Is she strong enough to handle that responsibility? Is she strong enough to move on?

Throughout this book, you are flashed back between present day (which gets a little confusing), and three years ago, when Tara first met Peter. You feel her annoyance towards him, then the softness she starts to feel, and eventually the lust which turns into the love, and finally the heartache.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. May 13, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED A FREE COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR A REVIEW.

First of all, kudos to the author for having her work professionally edited (many don't). As I did not see the original edition I can only go by the edited version and I am mightily impressed. A great story in which to easily lose yourself for a couple of hours. Good on you Selina for your professionalism and your ability as a storyteller. A great cover too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good read! May 12, 2014
By Mark
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given this book to review and I thought it might be out of my comfort zone, however, being an English teacher, I have learned to be open to all genre's in order to evaluate writing for grades so I got to reading. The author has a very poetic style that flows somewhat like an epic poem. (it's not written in Iambic Pentameter or anything, I am just talking about the style) The story did not "hit" me with a bunch of sappy romance but rather handled the romance artfully. If I were grading this work I would give it an A+. I noticed that the version I read has now been professionally edited and i did not read it before the editing work was done to compare, but I did not find any errors in grammar or stumble over punctuation in this version, which made the read all that more enjoyable. The story flashes back between today and several years ago. I thought the author was very clear about what time period each chapter was set in with captions and I was not confused by the switching back and forth at all. I thought the flashbacks added a lot to the story. it helped to legitimize the romance (that's all I can say without spoilers). I have more praise about the story but I can't figure out how to say it without spoilers so all I can say is read it! It's easy to read, it's poetic, it's emotional, it's worth reading!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Held Prisoner by the Words August 5, 2013
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Reading "Fighting the Impossible" was like hearing music...music that could carry me to an altogether different place if it weren't for the editing issues that popped up at the most inopportune times. Although flawed, I do recommend this book to those who love such novels as the timeless classic that became a movie a, "Tristan and Isolda." As an author, I must admit there were times when the herione's sorry threatened to overtake me, then, just as suddenly I was swirling inside a vortex of feelings so powerful, so true, that I was held prisoner by the words.

Always writing about choices and how God can help us change, Paula Rose Michelson wrote the Amazon Best Selling Christian self-help book "How Did We Become Angry?" That book and her three sweet Christian fictions with a Messianic twist and a hint of history: "Beginning Anew: The Naomi Chronicles" and "Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing, Books One and Two", are available on Amazon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ain't No Sunshine When He's Gone July 17, 2013
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Definite page turner! Tara tried hard to fight her feelings for Peter in this thought provoking tale of love and loss. I love the way the author brought these two together at their best friends' wedding. They had a quick steamy romance and eventually Tara succumbed to what both parties felt. Once Tara surrendered to love, it was quickly snatched from her. At this point she felt hopeless, but in the end found strength to live on through what her and Peter's love created...Thayer. I would recommend this book to any person in love, looking for it or just love to read about it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Evokes Powerful Emotions
First off, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick read that still touches your heart and makes you feel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Harvell
4.0 out of 5 stars Great short story
I was given an Arc of this book. I'm so glad it came my way.

My only negative comment would be that I found it too short and would have liked the characters to develop... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mel Comley
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
This is a short story that is well written and engrossing. I found myself in the story and wanting to turn page after page. I read it in one sitting and less than two hours. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Caglevision
4.0 out of 5 stars Touching
Touching short about love , loss and life . I loved the way the author wrote alternating between past and present - just wish the editing had been better .
Published 5 months ago by Angie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a good, quick read. You just have to ignore the many grammatical errors. It was an enjoyable read.
Published 6 months ago by Jes
4.0 out of 5 stars It is Possible
FIGHTING THE IMPOSSIBLE, reminds us that loss takes more than a minute for adjustment.
Selena, brings us through the many emotions in Tara's past through present day sights... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ey Wade
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling premise
This short story has a compelling premise about a woman finding love, then suffering a tragic loss, and eventually accepting that loss and moving forward in a positive way. Read more
Published 8 months ago by cms1171
4.0 out of 5 stars Selina Bodut Has Potential!
Fighting the Impossible by Selina Bodur definitely has the potential to be fabulous! The storyline of Tara and Peter and their heartfelt tragedy will touch you in all the right... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cathy Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative
The book has got different dimensions of heartfelt emotions from a perspective of wider range. The author's innovative notions with the way the characters are well portrayed is... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Euphonos
5.0 out of 5 stars An Intriguguing Romance - I Loved It!
Although I don't usually choose romance books, I must say this book was an enjoyable read. The author used descriptive words to paint a picture of each scene in the readers mind. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Becky C-A
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