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Faces Behind the Stones

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Fran Lewis┬┐s Bad Choices reveals the other side of what most peo

    Fran Lewis’s Bad Choices reveals the other side of what most people don’t see in drug and alcohol abuse. Situations of fiction originate from the matters that are real. Short stories tell what the rest of the drug world can be and are about from the standpoint of most readers. Seemingly very few people ever really see what is like to be at the end of the road and no turning back, because another pathway is being taken, death, murder, even ridicules of the society that the characters once thought they had where they wanted them. This set of short stories certainly is a warning that if you are in now you better get out and if you don’t then see what happens in Fran Lewis’s short stories of Bad Choices. For if you do not, there may be a cold stone where you will be behind with your face never showing except if someone were to make mention of you except as an example as did Fran in her fiction work with characters of her own creation. These signs all point out that we are human and how human others can be around us, friend or enemy, stranger or longtime companion, anyone can make that fatal mistake, knowingly or unknowingly of becoming involved with the ‘wrong crowd’ and then instead of reaping those benefits we thought were building up we are paying the consequences of actions we had no intention or certainly no desire of ever entering into. Most of the main characters depicted in Fran’s book, apparently never knew what ends things could come to or how badly they would be affected by them. I highly recommend anyone reading Fran Lewis’s Bad Choices before they go or allow others to go to any kind of alcohol and/or drug addictive lifestyle because it might persuade them to hold on before they go over the edge and pull back once they can get away from that edge far enough to be safe. Foresight is better than hindsight and those who can see where the path led others may stay off that trail themselves. By Timothy Louis Baker

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Faces Behind the Stones

    Faces Behind the Stones #1 is an eerie collection of tales told by the dead themselves. Each of the seven stories reveals what events brought them to their final resting place – an obscure, neglected corner of a graveyard.

    Each character tells his or her own story. Often, the reader is left wondering—murder or suicide? All the people are forgotten, their graves ignored by the living, their graves overgrown. Why did these people have to die?

    Sadly, none of the dead seemed to matter to the people they left behind. There is no one to grieve for them except a lone stranger who picks her way through the deserted cemetery.

    Faces Behind the Stones is an incredible collection of stories, each more eerie and spine tingling than the last. Fran Lewis' style is chatty and easy to read. The reader feels drawn into the characters as if they really are the ones speaking.

    I highly recommend this creepy compilation and look forward to the other books in the series.

    Below is a short review of the first tale in the collection: "Murder Through the Eyes of a Dead Woman"

    MJ, a beautiful and successful woman in her 60's, has a secret past that only she and a handful of people know about. She works for a doctor's office and often goes in early and stays late. One day, she thinks she's being followed. The feeling of being stalked doesn't go away, it worsens. She wonders who's following her and why. Has her past caught up with her? Or is something more insidious awaiting her?

    Five Golden Acorns

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    FACES BEHIND THE STONES-FRAN LEWIS Faces Behind the stones is a

    Faces Behind the stones is a collection of short stories about people who are buried in a desolate graveyard that matches the desolation of their former lives. All the stories are of people who have either been murdered or have found another way out from under. The reader can’t help but feel sympathy for these poor souls as they were unfairly treated in life and felt desperation. These are not light stories but Ms. Lewis writes them with compassion and urges the readers to listen to the stories and judge for themselves. I found myself a little bit teary after reading the book but felt the compassion for the characters. I like the epilogues after each story which gives a bit of background and factual information about suicide prevention as an example. I give this book 5 grave stones for poignancy.

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

    Just who is behind each stone : Listen to the voices behind each stone: Hear their words and their stories

    As the driver stops in front of each stone you can see the magnificence of the gold and marble and the faces of those behind each stone. Each stone is marked. Each stone has someone buried beneath it. Each stone has a story that goes along with the person behind it. Listen as they tell you how they became a face learn what happened to one woman in a nursing home her life, her possible murder in Murder from the Eyes of A Dead Woman. Hear the voice of Virginia Green and understand how she was Wrongly Accused and wound up in a rubber room for teachers accused of unthinkable acts. Hear Katie's voice before she was given a deadly drug and many other voices before it is too late for you. So many faces in this outstanding novella told by author Fran Lewis through the eyes of each victim as you hear their voices, cries and you decide: Were they murdered? Was it suicide? Why are they Faces Behind these Stones? Bone chilling, spine tingling and only told the say this author can tell it. This is one book you need to read. No one wants to be a face behind the next stone.

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