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Length: 214 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

Eileen Stoecklin, was born into a tumultuous family. Her parents struggled with, alcoholism, depression, drug addiction and domestic violence. Since leaving home, she has been on a inner quest to find peace, happiness, self worth, and spiritual growth. Along her journey, she has written many published articles for various web sites and is the author of "A Pinhole Of Light". In addition to writing, Eileen has won many awards for her outstanding art work while studying art in college.

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  • File Size: 704 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: paintjug publishing (August 7, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,095,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Eileen Stoecklin
Was born into a tumultuous family that was drenched in alcoholism,drugs,depression,domestic violence and divorce. Since she was a young teenager Eileen has been on a quest to find the true meaning of peace,happiness,healing,self worth,and spiritual growth. Along her journey she was led to record these struggles in personal journals.
At one point in her life Eileen invited a man from a local homeless shelter to come stay with her and her family, until he got on his feet. A year after he left, she had a startling thought that perhaps he may have read her personal journals while he was in her home alone. At first she was horrified, but on the heel of that thought, came the thought that if he did in fact read her journals, it may have helped him in some way to change his life for the better. "What a great book that would be" she thought, which became the basis of her debut novel "A pinhole of Light" Contact at or 810-449-9868

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By C. Royds on March 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
I wanted to like this book because the concept is real, especially in this economy. The grammar, spelling and punctuation were so poor that it was hard to get through a paragraph. I don't understand how a publishing company would accept this manuscript. Do they no longer use editors? I researched a bit and found that this was not the author's first book. I can't imagine what the other must be like but don't plan to find out. This was a free Kindle book....I guess you do get what you pay for.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Wood on March 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Good premise. People don't always choose to be different. Being different is painful. Love conquers all.

This book was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I read it. Good description of what the homeless go through to survive (most don't have a travel trailer around the corner.) It will be a long time before I leave food on my plate at a restaurant without wondering if someone will be looking for it in the dumpster later.

Jason is a homeless man who stumbles into the life of Trinity, a young woman who hides from the world because she has a skin condition that causes people to stare. The author brought them into each others lives without being too contrived. Nice little love story.

There are a couple of writing techniques that make the book amaturish. She uses adjectives to describe the speakers voice--a lot.
"...Trinity asked Jason in a snotty voice."
"Then in an almost begging voice, Trinity said..."
"...Jason answered in a calm voice."
It was okay at first, but then got irritating. If you have to tell me how to interpret what was being said, then you don't have any confidence in the words you gave your characters--and actually, the words spoke for themselves in most cases.

The author used this same technique to describe facial expressions and body language. "Wih a smirk on his face, he ran as fast and as far as he could, zigzagging." Not bad in one example, but over-used. "Trinity folded her arms together, then set them up against her chest..." umm, how do you fold your arms without setting them up against your chest? Did she use another set of arms to fold and place the first set? The visual on that was weird.

Great story and mostly well written. Engaging read, kept me turning pages. Just needed a good editor to get past the awkward spots.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol M on June 17, 2012
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This book started out very strong. All of the trials that Jason had to endure while he was homeless was well written and interesting. He was not into drugs or alcohol so I felt for the guy and wanted to know what would happen to him.

Trinity was another story. She would actually cry and say" Why me?" to Lydia. There was never one thought in her mind about how she treated others. It was always all about her. She walks out of Jason's life without warning one too many times. She apparently thinks that it's really terrible if someone treats her poorly but has no problem, if it's her doing the hurting.

I suppose some people with vitiligo have self confidence issues, but I have this condition myself and I have never lost a job or been ridiculed because of it. Perhaps I have just been lucky. At any rate, since I have the same problem as Trinity, I was quite annoyed with the way she treated Jason.

I learned a lot about myself and my friends by reading this book. It was all good!

There were a few typos in this book. I thought the characters were well developed and the lesson was beautiful. The author made her point well before the end. This book got pretty stale at the end. I was glad it was over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shell on January 27, 2012
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This was an amazing story! I love the fresh writing style and the creativity! The characters are developed well and are just real. Too often we find characters that are over the top and their reactions and choices are ridiculous but this author kept the characters real. I was engrossed in the lives of these people, their friendships, their struggles, and their triumphs. There were several twists the author took that were creative and fun. I laughed with these characters and cried with them. I loved the poetry and thought that the poetry was professional. About halfway through the book I even googled some of them trying to find the author, only to learn that her son wrote the poetry. Excellent book! You won't regret buying this one!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MD444 on January 24, 2012
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This book has a good, positive message, but it was so repetitive that it felt like a parent lecturing you and shoving it down your throat. Don't whack me in the head with a simple truth. It also had too many unnecessary commas that ruined the flow and pace for me.

If this, these annoying, commas don't bother, you, then, pass, it up. Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but the misplacement also pulled me out of a great story. Should've hired an editor.

Some of the poems that the main character wrote were so bad they made me cringe.

WARNING: dumb poem ahead:
If "roses are red, violets are blue"
Type of poems
Don't bother you
And you enjoy
Being preached to
And you appreciate your shoe
And you like characters
Crying "why me?" Boo-hoo
Then this book is for you

Pros: Heartwarming friendships and character developments. Free on Kindle.

Yeah, sometimes little things are annoying, but that's an ugly truth.
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