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When Angels Cry [Kindle Edition]

Maria Rachel Hooley
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Kaylee Renard has never taken the time for love. Independence and financial security have always been the top priorities. Besides, she believed there will be time for a relationship later, when she can fit it in. In light of a terminal cancer diagnosis, however, her views change, and when Kaylee passes out and falls into a pond, Bastian Connelly, alone and suicidal, goes in after her, hoping that in trying to save Kaylee's life, he will end his own. But life isn't done with Bastian, and neither is love. As Kaylee comes to love him, she wonders what she's missed and seeks to find whatever gifts fate might grant her.

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About the Author

Maria Rachel Hooley is the author of over 30 novels, including New Life Incorporated. Her first chapbook of poetry was published by Rose Rock Press in 1999. She is an English teacher who lives in Oklahoma with her three children and husband.

Product Details

  • File Size: 402 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002F00C8I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Angels Cry (Hooley) July 19, 2009
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I'm wondering where this author has been hiding?
She has an amazing gift of linking words together to make a great story.
This book is a great read. Wish I had thought of it first. It is going to be on the Best Sellers Market for sure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really makes you hope! July 23, 2009
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This was a fast read for me. Not because it was short, but because it really drew me in and made me want to stay! This is one of those "double edged sword" type of books. Finally finding love and knowing that it cannot last is just the saddest thing. The way that the author weaves all of the happiness and joy into the sadness and inevitable heartbreak is impressive. The character development was just enough to make me understand them as real people and more than enough to keep me interested in their story & their outcome.

In this book, I have found a new author to enjoy and I look forward to reading her other works.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars did an editor look at this? January 25, 2010
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has no one noticed the errors in this book? when dropping literary references, somebody, maybe the author should check facts. Sydney Pollock paintings? Sydney Pollack the actor director, or Jackson Pollock the painter?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Story August 25, 2009
From the moment I read an excert on this book I was dying to read it. When I finally got the chance and finally sat down with the book I couldn't stop reading! Within two days I'd finished the book and let me tell you, the hours I spent reading was well worth it,I simply couldn't put it down! This is a fabulous new author and I will definately be reading more of her books. If you want a heart felt, warm, sensual book, that will make you feel and love and cry, this is definately the book for you! A big thanks to the author for sharing such a beautiful story with all of us!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book! February 2, 2010
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This book offers so much. It has a great story line and offers much to think about after you are done reading it. There are quite a few grammatical errors but for me it did not detract from the story enough to upset me or even give it less than five stars. I thought the author did a fantastic job describing each character. I could visualize everything as if I were watching a movie. I'm very glad I read this book and I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Love story you won't soon forget. January 16, 2010
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Aware of the content of this book, I put off reading it until I had alone time and plenty of kleenex. I'm thankful for kleenex!

This story of Bastian and Kaylee, two people who never took time to love or be loved. Fate sure stepped in and gave these two wonderful people their perfect mate-only to throw a very very sad complication. Kaylee is going to die.

Dealing with her fate and his life -their love for each other-as well as their families is so well written you will laugh, cry and fall in love with them like they are your best friends.

I would encourage everyone to read this! (keep the kleenex handy)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book from start to finish January 23, 2011
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this book is the best from the very first page. there is not one sentence you will want to skip over!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intensely Emotional May 10, 2011
I received a copy from the author although that does not oblige me to a good review.

This book has all the elements of a contemporary women's fiction novel. I am a HUGE fan of HEA endings, so the conclusion - though appropriate - was a bit of a disappointment.(I kept hoping/waiting for a miracle) :-)

However the character growth of all was evident and well written.

Despite the obvious editing errors, fans of Nicholas Sparks would enjoy this story!

I look forward to reading more of Ms. Hooley's work.

Pamela S Thibodeaux, Author
"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
Life is short. Live each moment to its fullest and tell those you love that you love them. Meaningful. Very well written.
Published 5 months ago by PLM
1.0 out of 5 stars When angels cry
The same lines over and over again. Her scent, Her hair. Just made for a very boring read. Would recommend this book to no one.
Published 7 months ago by pcarman
5.0 out of 5 stars it was loving and sad.. the story drew me in and I ...
it was loving and sad .. the story drew me in and I could feel the pain and love
Published 9 months ago by Kit
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
Simple typos in this book but loved the story. Death comes to all but life is for the living. Have no regrets and love as hard and completely as you can. And talk to each other .
Published 11 months ago by Like2051 Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars great book!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and strongly recommend it! It is a page turner. You won't regret reading this book.
Published 11 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad Great Book
This is a great read. After reading about half the book I could barely see the words for crying. This is a great Love Story and shows how true love can change a persons life.
Published 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars When angels cry
Enjoyed the book very much. The characters were very real to the reader. The book was realistic, life doesn't always turn out the way we would like it to.
Published on February 6, 2013 by Linda Skaife
5.0 out of 5 stars Ehhhh...
Not really all that great of a book... thought it could have been better... Oh well, it was a quick read anyway!
Published on November 29, 2012 by Rileydog
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't make it to the end
Boring, boring, boring. The story has all the makings of a good romance, but it was just badly written and poorly put together. Read more
Published on November 7, 2012 by Sunika
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Sad Story
You know how its going to end, but its worth the read for the sweet ending! I was sobbing for Bastian through the whole last two chapters.
Published on September 21, 2012 by dlayton
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More About the Author

Maria Rachel Hooley has been featured in numerous publications such as Green Hills Literary Lantern, Westview, and Kimera. She has written over thirty novels in numerous genres. Her first chapbook of poetry, A Different Song, was published by Rose Rock Press in 1999. She is a high school teacher and lives in Oklahoma with husband and three children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. She is an advocate for education about autism.

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