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More About the Author
At the age of 22 (In 1982) Marlayne was inspired to write The Victor by a line in an Amy Grant song called: "Fairytale" (from her Father's Eyes album). The particular verse in the song which inspired the idea was: "two princes wage the battle for eternity but the victor has been known from the start". The verse made her imagine an evil "Baron" in black armor and knight in shining armor crossing swords over "maiden in distress". She wrote the story in her free time at work on an IBM Selectric typewriter and at home on a Smith Corona Portable.
Marlayne rewrote the story over the course of almost 30 years and made many attempts to get it published for several years but after a 4-year bout with ulcerative colitis that resulted in major surgery, then infertility then the adoption of her daughter and the demands of having to work full-time to pay the bills, she gave up on her dream of The Victor ever being published until April of 2008 when Tate Publishing called to offer her a contract.
The Victor was released on April 14th of 2009 and many doors have opened up for her to get the word out on her book. One of which being that as a direct result of her former employment with John Styll at CCM Magazine 28 years ago (who is now currently President of the Gospel Music Association), both he and Amy Grant now have copies of The Victor and Marlayne's personal copy has been autographed by Amy Grant herself.
Top Customer Reviews
In this "Make a Wish" book, Marlayne Giron creates short stories from peoples wishes. These stories play out like they would if it really happened. Marlayne, at the beginning of each "wish"/chapter tells a little bit about the person and their wish, and then jumps into the wish fulfillment story that stars that wish maker. Each wish is unique, some about dreams and hopes of marrying prince charmings or knights in shining armors, some about getting that one more moment with a loved one, and some of them about getting one more chance to walk again. No matter what they are about, though, each have something in common with the one before it: they are all gifts from God. They are, simply put: beautiful. Of course, while many while make you smile, you must have LOTS of Kleenex available, for you will cry rivers after reading some (or, in my case, ALL) of them.
If there was any way possible, I would give this book 5 TRILLION stars instead of simply 5. Yes, it will remind you a lot of the "Make A Wish Foundation", but it's beautiful just like that. This book of wish fulfillments isn't just for kids, like the MAW Foundation....it's for ALL of God's wonderful children, both young and old. So, whether you have a wish or not, I HIGHLY recommend this book to every one. You will fall in love with the book and it's author.Read more ›
Another one of the stories, sees a young J.R.R. Tolkien fan become an "elf" and live amongst the fantasy characters that Tolkien created in his Lord of the Rings books. A woman, mourning the sudden and inexplicable loss of her daughter, experiences one last memory-making afternoon with her; another woman battling cancer and fearful of dying is visited by other dear family members who have come back to her from heaven to encourage and to calm her fears. A family that loves watching the T.V. show "Extreme Home Makeovers" get their wish to get a brand new home. An infertile young couple get to experience the joy of holding their own child...
Every story comes to life with vibrant detail and throughout the telling, the author fulfills the wish of every person and gives all glory to God in the process.
This is a brilliant concept, (using fiction to bless individuals in such a poignant and profound manner) and the story lines have such limitless potential! Encouraging in every way, this book is a beautiful tribute to each individual the author blesses with a "wish".
I absolutely loved this book!
I was given a copy of this book for review purposes, but this in no way coloured my review. I was not asked to provide a positive review and my review reflects my true feelings based on having read it.
Make a Wish is a compilation of short stories. Each story features one person whom Marlayne Giron , the author knows. The stories reflect the main characters' deepest desires, whether they are to see a loved one again, be free from a physical limitation, or realize a long-held dream.
Each story is different in its own way, and each one was touching, especially when you put the story in context with the main character's real life. This book kept making me cry, the stories were so tender and sweet. There is a Christian element to Make a Wish in that several of the stories feature a loved one up in heaven. I'm no great fan of short stories, which is what kept this from being a five-star book for me personally, but I did really enjoy this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was a must read..It makes you laugh,and cry..cheer.. and want more..
and beleive in happy endings too..
Author Marlayne Giron Bring it on
Make A Wish is a collection of stories specifically written for people the author has encountered in her life. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Nancee
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Stories are written with specific people in mind and show us the heart of every situation. This book brought a smile to my face with every story. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by lvsue
Marlyane makes wishes come true in her book Make a Wish. It gives each person what they most want and need. If only it could really be this way. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Juanita Cook
I found the book to be very encouraging and thoughtfully written. It was fun to imagine with the recipients of the stories.Published on February 5, 2013 by L. Stewart
What if, even for the 10 minutes it would take to read your story, your greatest wish could come true? Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by jkstam08
This is the first book that I have read by this author. I have never read a book quite like this one. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by (Sunshine) Judy K Burgi
I can't say enough about someone who cares so much about other people like this author does, she wants to fill all of these wishes and she does such a wonderful job writing them... Read morePublished on July 12, 2012 by M.Fields
Make a Wish is a fantastic book. Marlayne Giron takes the wishes of people and writes a story to make those wishes come true. Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by ginger
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