Stolen Momentsby Barbara Jeanne Fisher
Barbara Jeanne Fisher resides in Fremont, Ohio. She recently received her associates degree in creative writing, and currently works as a writing tutor at at Terra Community College. Ms. Fisher is a prolific writer and has published many articles in various magazines, including Guide Posts, The Phoenix, and Chicken Soup books, along with an autobiography called I Will Never Forget about her battles with multiple sclerosis. She has also published two children's books, How Much Can Teddy Bear? and Nobody's Lion. Although fictional, in her first novel, Stolen Moments, many of the emotions portrayed by the characters come from her experience in dealing with lupus in her own life. Her goal in writing the book was to use the feelings of her heart to touch the hearts of others.
- Essence Publishing (Canada)
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- 5.27(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.72(d)
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This is a book that I will read again. I learned a lot about myself from enjoying the fictional characters. Both lead characters were an inspiration to me. I would suggest anyone who is struggling with any illness or even any major problem in life read it. Hats off to a great writer. I hope she writes a sequil to the wonderful book.
I had the pleasure to be a student of Barbara Jeanne's, a few months ago. I now have the honor to call her my 'friend.' This woman, who truly knows what it means to 'Write from the Heart,' wrote a story of depth, honesty and 'pure heart!' As I read the other reviews, I was surprised by a critic's ill remarks. Obviously, written by someone who does not know what, 'writing from the heart' truly means. Most critics only know.... well, yada, yada, yada....anyway; so, pay that critique no never mind! This book is great! It is wonderful, inspiring, honest and 'from the heart!' I love it and give it as a gift every chance I have, so others may feel it warm their hearts, as it has mine! I HIGHLY recommend this book, Stolen Moments. Read and ENJOY! A J Jones
I just finished Stolen Moments and am awed by the depth of the characters and emotions Barbara Jeanne has created. As an author, I'm a voracious reader and am regularly disappointed by the reams of shallow who-struck-John paperstock that seems to find its way to the shelves of our mass-market book stores. Without a doubt, it's the best love story I have ever read. 'Love Story' used to be the example by which we all judged love stories, but Stolen Moments has just raised the bar. The characters are as real as the people we all know from our own experiences in this life and Barbara has captured the depth of emotions that we all know are there or have experienced but can't seem to adequately explain. I can only feel sorry for those who are too young, or have too little real-life experience, to appreciate the depth of emotion within its pages. In the most simple terms, it's wonderful, and it's wonderful to know that there really are talented writers still alive and well in America.
I WAS TOLD I HAD TO READ THIS BOOK BY A CLOSE FRIEND, AND I CAN NOT THANK HER ENOUGH. WHAT A FANTASTIC STORY OF TRUE LOVE THE WAY IT IS MEANT TO BE. THE CHARACTERS ARE SO REAL, THAT YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE KNOWN THEM FOREVER, AND THE AUTHOR'S INSIGHT TO THE FEELINGS OF OTHERS IS FANTASTIC. THE PLOT ALWAYS IS MOVING AND YET IT IS AT A STEADY PACE SO YOU NEVER GET LOST. . .THE PLACES DISCRIBED IN THE BOOK MAKE YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE THERE, AND SOMETIMES NEVER WANT TO RETURN TO YOUR LIFE . . . THIS IS A GAREAT BOOK FOR ANYONE WITH ANY ILLNESS, ANYONE WHO STARTS COLLEGE LATE IN LIFE, ANYONE WHO MIGHT JUDGE PEOPLE ON FIRST IMPRESSIONS, AND ANY ONE WHO JUST WANTS TO READ A VERY BEAUTIFUL, LIFE LIKE LOVE STORY. IT IS GREAT TO HAVE THE DEPTH OF LOVE IN THIS BOOK WITHOUT THE CONSTANT HEATED SEXUAL SCENES, AND YET THERE ARE SOME DEELPLY MOVING AND EROTIC TIMES . . .GOOD TO SEE A BOOK THAT RESPECTS BOTH LIFE AND MORALS AS WELL . . .AND YET KEEPS YOU WANTING TO TURN THE PAGES. . I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE/ MALE OR FELMALE, YOU OR OLD . . .IT IS MEANT TO BE READ, AND SHARED . . .I CAN NOT WAIT TO READ ANOTHER BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR...SHE IS GREAT.
Too slow for me, too sappy. Romance, yes, but too dreamy, unrealisic. It just didn't feel real. No high points in the book,just yada yada yada. No edge. Got my point?
I was deeply touched by the author's ability to portray such deep, fulfilling love between two people, without getting carried away with imorality. The love is devine, the kind that I feel every human should experience in a life time. Don and Julie become your best friends, and the plot is one that remains in your heart long after you read that final page. I can not wait to read more books by this author.