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Echoes at Dawn Paperback – August 23, 2011
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About the Author
I am a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. On my days off, I spend most of my time writing, and reading, okay and shopping. I am married to the love of my life, Joseph, who has the patience of a saint. We live in Central New Jersey with our dog, Chas, who thinks he’s a wolf. I have two wonderful sons, and an amazing daughter, who are all grown. I am blessed with three adorable grandsons. I have been writing since I was a young girl, and had dreams of becoming an actress. My favorite weekend escape is Cape May, New Jersey. I can always dream up a magical tale, while relaxing under an umbrella, on one of their pristine beaches.
You can visit Kathleen online at: www.kathleenanngallagher.net
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The tone of her writing is very straight-forward. Mine tends to be that way as well. And you know who also wrote that way? Hemingway.
Anyway, Madeline likes to enjoy the company of her friends, Anne, Mara, and Maggie. They're all getting older, although they still hang out just the same as when they were back in high school. The sense of camaraderie is refreshing.
Like the title character of The Aeneid (Aeneas, who Paris encounters, fleeing the burning Troy), Madeline is struggling to care for both the older and younger generations all at once as she, too, flees from life's catastrophes.
She meets Nat Griffin, a lecturer at the alcohol addiction facility she's decided to volunteer at, to further support and assist her son. The two have a mutual attraction to one another that blossoms into a beautiful romance.
There were some grammatical errors, but overall, they don't detract from the story.
I really found myself rooting for these characters to be together despite the odds against them.
I really enjoyed this novel, I hope to see more from Kathleen Ann Gallagher.
Although I loved the characters and the storyline in general, I felt that novel had potential for more paranormal aspects. I would have liked to see more of Mary's ghost, as well as more of Madeline's struggle to accept the fact that she is being visited by her aunt's ghost.