By indieBRAG on July 24, 2017
We are proud to announce that THE DRAGONS OF ALSACE FARM by Laurie Lewis is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
InD' Tale Magazine,May 2, 2017
This is an inspirational book about a family's attempt to heal from deep-seated wounds while caring for a woman with Alzheimer's. The characters are realistic and their stories are heartbreaking. The author provides a peek into the suffering of each main character as they deal with the consequences of decisions made long ago and a disease that steals the memories of a life well-lived. The setting and details were really well done with the mysteries from the past providing a complicated story thread that will keep readers turning pages to a satisfying end.
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LDS Fiction: Conquering Opposition
By Jennie Hansen · August 10, 2016
Lewis has created outstanding characters who realistically portray the characteristics of the particular dragons each is fighting whether it is physical or emotional. Agnes's dementia is very real as is the uncle's cancer. So too, are the emotional flaws the two main characters carry from their years of physical or emotional abuse. The two young people learn a great deal about themselves and about love through the things they learn from Agnes. Love draws Agnes back from the terrible black abyss of dementia and love is the gift the uncle struggles to leave Noah, his wife, and his sons.
This multi-pronged story melds the plot line of each character's story into an overall one of overcoming adversity, recognizing the worth of all individuals, and never giving up on the hope for love and belonging.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A touching story about love, loss and forgiveness
By N.N. Light
on September 26, 2016
Everyone has their own dragons to slay yet many don't realize love is the only weapon to defeat the dragons. The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie Lewis is a heart-wrenching story of love, loss, overcoming family secrets, dementia and forgiveness. Noah, Agnes and Tayte are the main characters in this moving story and I was instantly drawn to each of them. I related to them on a very personal level, which only added to the realism of the book.
Lewis grabs the reader with a smooth plot, complex characters and conflict,emotional tension, WWII historical background, a touching romance and a strong message. What really hit home for me was how Lewis so accurately portrayed how dementia strips away a person's life, moment by moment. If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks and looking for a poignant story, go right now and pick up The Dragons of Alsace Farm.
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, literary-fiction, romance
The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie Lewis is a contemporary romance with a deeply engaging plot that will pull at the emotions of the reader.
Overall this book is very compelling. The emotional journey Tayte makes is complex and deep, this isn't a novel where everything ends up perfect, it shows real life struggles, and shows that sometimes even the best intentions are not going to work out every time.
Dragons of Alsace Farm will draw the reader in, it will stir up emotions andwill leave the reader with a sense of "this could happen" rather than being sofar out of the norm. From dealing with aging loved ones, losing loved ones,mending family rifts and finding love after believing your unlovable, this book has something for everyone.
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