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  • Posted July 20, 2009

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    Wow, you have to read this!

    I really enjoyed this book and think it would make a great movie. I am grateful that I won an advanced copy. The lead character is Zoe who is somewhat of a "social alcoholic" whose broker, Luke is a pothead. The family focuses on the youngest girl, Abria who is a special needs child with Autism. This is especially hard for Zoe, being like a second Mom to her and always watching out and taking care of her. Zoe is trying to find a happy medium in her life and goes to party as a way to forget her pain from pretty much losing her childhood to her sister.
    Zoe feels like she is losing her mind when she sees a handsome man who we later learn his name is Matthias. She keeps encountering him every time Abria is around. Finally she confronts him and learns he is Abria's guardian angel. He appears only to Abria and to Zoe and this is exactly what Zoe needs at this time. When Matthias appears, her sister is calmer and it is easier on the entire family. As time goes by, Zoe starts falling for Matthias.
    Zoe's best friend is Britt who is pretty much the popular party girl who is a bad influence. They like to go to parties and drink themselves into oblivion. During this time, Luke is slipping more and more into his own addiction of pills and marijuana. Finally, the family knows the secret about both of them and it is brought into the open.
    Through her turbulent time with the crisis at home and the thought of losing her mind, Zoe befriends Chase who becomes her savior and the only person who understand about her guardian angel. He recognizes that she is falling for Matthias and sees how her love has changed her evil ways. In the end, both Luke and Zoe change thanks to Matthias divine intervention.
    I do not want to spoil the ending, but the author kind of leaves it open to a sequel or possibly prequel. I thought she did an amazing job on this novel and seeing the very back of the book that says she is a mother of six kids one of which has Autism. My hat goes off to her, a job well done! I will definitely be looking for the follow-up to this novel.

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Review: Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens

    What Zoe discovers changes her world in ways she never though possible. Matthias is a guardian angel, and he isn't the only one. Guardian angels walk the earth, unseen to those that aren't open to seeing, and protect their chosen. And in her messed up life, she finds herself develop an unspoken attraction to her sister's angel, Matthias.

    The romance in this book is refreshing. I loved reading the scenes in which Zoe and Matthias were interacting. The connection always seemed to be there.

    Another thing I loved a lot in this book are the characters. No one seems to be one-sided. Zoe may seem like she has everything under control, but turns to alcohol when feeling like she has to get away. And Luke, her brother, is caught up in drugs. I have to say that I liked the characters a lot. They were unique and detailed. The situation with Abria is also a great addition to the novel. I don't think I've ever read a book where the main character's little sister has autism.

    The only problem I found with the novel was the lack of shock or reaction. Like when Zoe discovered what Matthias really is, she doesn't have much of a reaction. So the believability there was lacking just a little. Other than that, everything else was enjoyable.

    HEAVENLY is satisfying in a way that only exists in the presence of a guardian angel. I can't wait to read more of the sequel, PENITENCE, especially after reading the ending to HEAVENLY. Readers wont be disappointed with this one.

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

    Moving.

    Some really cool stuff happens in this book. The characters captivated me from page one. I loved the family relationships. The autism factor was fascinating and eye opening, as was the drug issues. I'm excited for the next book!

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  • Posted February 27, 2009

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    Out of this world!

    Heavenly is one of the best books I have read in a long time, one which I could not actually put down!! From its' intriguing characters, to its fast-paced plot, Heavenly kept my attention the whole time! I found I could easily relate to and sympathise with the characters, and really got into the whole book. It brought up a lot of issues that are close to home for many of todays teenagers, whilst also touching on the supernatural aspect. This is an amazing book, and one I suggest takes pride of place in your book collection, and is re-read often, like mine! If you don't read it, you are really missing out!!

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