Pause to Rewind: A Novel of Family Life Kindle Edition
|Length: 312 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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'A moving story of a mother's love and a woman's personal development.' IMAGE
'The author fizzes through the pages, bringing out the positive in tragic events and manages to inject humour and pace, as well as empathy, into a harrowing topic.' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'Could only have been written by a woman who loves children and their ways because the dialogue so authentically captures the child's voice and personality.' EVENING HERALD
'Given that this is a cancer journey and the sufferer is a wonderful, energetic little four-year-old boy then this could be a tough read. But the skill of the author brings us along this path with skill, compassion, knowledge and a gritty sense of humour as Jenny, the single mother of Charlie, slowly comes to terms with her son's diagnosis. We get to know and love Charlie. The writing is direct and very much on the pulse - the medical information is delivered skillfully without slowing the story which also highlights Jenny's past and the consequences of a night she's never been able to forget. As Charlie struggles through his illness, his cocky sense of humour never falters. The dialogue is authentic; you can hear his voice in your head as you read. In these most difficult of circumstances can romance raise its head and dare to hope? Can lost relationships be repaired, regained? Read Pause to Rewind and travel that journey with Charlie. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.' BESTSELLING AUTHOR, LAURA ELLIOT
'Five Stars.' BESTSELLING AUTHOR CLARE DOWLING
'Once I started this book, I knew I wouldn't stop until I finished it. It's been a while since I read a book that drew me in straight away and held me there until the end. The book is beautifully written with wonderfully drawn characters and realistic dialogue that flows wonderfully. The author deals with some very big issues and does so with compassion, honesty and attention to detail. A mother's love is central to the story and I don't mind saying there were tears! But there's also humour mixed with the sadness which in my opinion makes the book such an accomplished and enjoyable read. One of my favourite books of the year.' BESTSELLING AUTHOR, MARIA DUFFY
'With crisp, gorgeous writing, this is an incredible story about hope and a mother's love. I cried but also laughed - a lot. The book is set in Dublin's Glenageary but it wasn't just the area that kept reminding me of Maeve Binchy. Alexander clearly loves people-watching; she has them down to a tee. And her dialogue is the best I've ever read. BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NIAMH O'CONNOR
About the Author
She lives in Dublin with her family where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking and her novels being made into movies. She has a Masters in Public Relations and has been a college lecturer, nurse, china restorer, pharmaceutical sales rep, public relations executive and entrepreneur.
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- Publication Date : October 17, 2014
- File Size : 2658 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 312 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- ASIN : B00ON8JYYI
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,490 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That said, there are page numbering issues that did bother me. I am not sure how many pages this story actually is, but it is not 311 pages. MANY pages throughout the entire book have the same page numbers as one before them.
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The cover drew me in initially. Hope she keeps it as it's a really nice one and eyecatching too.
It's a very good story-not an especially new idea but still held my interest throughout and I enjoyed it. Despite the main story there are some highly amusing remarks and little asides in it along with the more intensely sad sections.
However, the mistakes DO let the side down horribly. A lot of missing words like to/with or in/of
No used instead of now, mums instead of kids (!!), my and not by, quite a lot of dropped speechmarks/fullstops too. Then misused apostrophes which for most of the book were right so she knows how to use them properly and just didn't in places which is irritating. We had too used when to was meant and you're not your. All basic stuff.
THEN at one point a whole paragraph appeared which I believe appeared in the wrong place altogether....because till it appeared we'd not been introduced to Elaine (as we were later on) and it really confused me and was extremely baffling !! Not quite sure what happened there. I Googled a wafer and I'm none the wiser-I assume some sort of yoga mat ? Fozzie was wrongly spelt Fossie every time it was used. Then we hear about a kid called Alan who morphed into Adam then reverts back to Alan. That's just a bit sloppy to me.
All this said I'd certainly read another by her and hope her editor pays better attention next time !
I'd like to tell you what the book is about because it was so well researched by the author that it could be very helpful to parents dealing with this problem. However, as other reviewers haven't done so I'm reluctant to synopsise the story.
Let me just say that Jenny Dempsey, a single Mum, estranged from her mother, accidentally meets Dr. Simon Grace, who knows a secret that neither of them would care to remember. Jenny is strong, determined and a wonderful mother. Charlie, her five year old son is adorable.
Aimee Alexander's writing style is fast, energetic, unreserved and she knows how to lure readers into her stories. The book is engaging on many levels. It has humour, sadness, romance, some spirituality, resentment, conflict and redemption.
If you like a good story you won't be disappointed.
A book that drew me in from the very first page. There were a few mistakes in the writing but they didn’t stop me from enjoying the book.
I look forward to reading more by this author