The Color of a Silver Lining

The Color of a Silver Lining

by Julianne MacLean



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927675458
Publisher: Julianne MacLean Publishing
Publication date: 05/27/2017
Series: Color of Heaven Series , #13
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author who has sold more than 1.3 million books in North America alone, and her novels have also been translated into many foreign languages. She has written over twenty historical romance novels, including the bestselling Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular Pembroke Palace Series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and her 2011 release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was a USA Today bestseller. She is a four-time RITA finalist and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of King's College in Halifax, and a degree in Business Administration from Acadia University. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

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The Color of a Silver Lining 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This last book of "The Color of Heaven" series is my favorite one! If you haven't read any of the books in the series, I encourage you to read one! Each story can stand on its own, but the author does a wonderful job of weaving one story into the next one. This one took me on an emotional rollercoaster and I am so sad that the ride is over! Will re-read this one - so good! ***** esk 02/2018 *****
Anonymous 7 months ago
This was a good book but not the best book of hers I've read. It didn't hold my attention as well. The story line was good and I did enjoy the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't anybody else think this book was depressing?
AdiOrnan More than 1 year ago
Another great story in "The Color" series. I couldn't put it down, even for the sadder parts of the book. Again, Julianne Mclean manages to write a book about love and tragedy, without it being to cheesy or too weepy. I highly recommend the book and the series.
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
PICTURES FROM HEAVEN. This is the thirteenth book in The Color of Heaven series. While this book is part of series, you can easily read it as a standalone. Though I highly recommend you read the series because Julianne MacLean does such a good job of creating rich characters with thought provoking storylines. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. This book is a great addition to the series. I needed tissues while reading this one. I received a copy of this book from the author and chose to leave a review for other readers.
LindaCal More than 1 year ago
This book was such a great read. I have not read any of the other 'Color' series and didn't know what to expect. I loved it! I was so moved by the story and had tears in my eyes at the ending. I couldn't put it down. I will definitely go back and read this whole series. I enjoyed it tremendously.
cgarr More than 1 year ago
The story started dramatically and hooked me instantly. I enjoyed the different character perspectives and was curious from the beginning at how it would all fit together. The book touched on a lot of different real life moments...death, divorce, secrets, etc. I enjoyed both main plots and how they were linked. Bev and Emma were like both sides of a loss. Bev got to see her daughter survive while Emma lost her son. We got to experience both winning the struggle and losing the struggle. I enjoyed Luke's perspective very much. He was a strong lead character and I was happy to see how his story developed. Overall, this was one of the best books I have read in a while. I hadn't read Julianne Maclean before, but will be sure to look for her books in the future. I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
jilliej26 More than 1 year ago
This story will inspire you, bring you hope and yes, you might even shed some tears. Julianne MacLean gives you a glimpse of heaven in this emotional, heartwarming love story about second chances and forgiveness. There is indeed a "silver lining in every cloud". I could not put this book down. I fell in love with a little 5-year-old girl that embodied joy, laughter, hope and love. A lovely story that will touch your heart! I received an ARC for my honest review. Definitely 5 stars!
michellewils More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
The Color of a silver Lining (The Color of Heavens Series-Book #13) By Julianne MacLean The Color of a Silver Lining is book thirteen in The Color of Heaven series. I have not read the other books in this series ,but I did not have any problems following this one. Ms MacLean weaves a story of secrets , hope, forgiveness, and second chances. This is my first to read of this author, but hopefully it want be my last. This story is almost like reading two different stories , but it all comes together. This story involves two different women who are far away from each other. The Color of a Silver Lining is a very touching and emotional story with some twist and turns. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to give a positive review.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, inspiring book. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is part of the Color of Heaven series. Emma lost her four year old son to an accident three years ago, and her marriage did not survive it. Her divorce is being finalized. She has found happiness with her finance Luke. Across the country, Bev's daughter is in an accident, but miraculously is brought back to life. She tells Bev about seeing heaven. This news causes a media frenzy which Bev does her best to protect her daughter from being involved with. Emma becomes obsessed with the story and wants to connect with Bev, but Luke wants her to let go of her grief and move on. This book made me think and it was very heartwarming. I look forward to reading more books in this series as well as others by this author.
SusanRK More than 1 year ago
The Color of a Silver Lining by Julianne MacLean made me think about things I wasn’t prepared to realize, making this review one of the hardest I have ever written. But I am thankful to her for writing this story. And I would highly recommend it to anyone. The story is written from Bev, Emma and Luke’s perspective of the impact Bev’s daughter, Louise’s revelation while clinically dead has on their lives. All intertwined without their knowledge. How they dealt with the highs and lows of life, forgiveness and eventually, love. The ending is something you are excited and yet disappointed that the story has come to an end. This book is well worth reading.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Luke and Louise. I'm not too crazy about Emma. Emma lost her son and has been grieving hard. Her husband had been so cruel to her and so they divorced. Emma was ready to move on with Luke. He has helped her so much. Bev and Louise go on a sailing ship which is struck by a wind that causes the boat to sink. They barely make it off the boat alive. In fact, Louise does die for a short time. When she comes back, she has a story about the place and people that she met. Her story causes quite an uproar. Luke finds out that Louise is his daughter and he really wants to get to know her. All of their lives are intertwined and fate has stepped in to give them everything that they wanted.
anneinaz More than 1 year ago
I read...a lot. I don't read negative garbage, but when I need an uplifting story I head to Julianne Maclean. Her latest, The Color of a Silver Lining, features four adults and two children: Bev, Luke, Emma, and Carter, along with children, Sammy and Louise. It is a heart-wrenching story of lost love and death with an ending that assures the reader that things end up as they should. It is written from different perspectives and tells all sides of the story in an interesting and appropriate way. Maclean does well with the personality of each of her characters, which helps make the story so believable. Bev is in Halifax and at her sister's urging she, her sister, Claire, and her daughter, Louise, celebrate her birthday with a voyage on the ship, Dilila. It was a successful launch, but later it started to rain. All of a sudden there is water rushing into the hold and the sip is sinking. Try as she might, Bev became separated from here daughter. From the lifeboat as she watched the Dilila sink, compatriots pulled aboard a person: her sister, Claire, clinging to an unconscious Louise. After performing CPR on her daughter and being carried away by a rescue helicopter, Bev hears Louise's voice, and can hardly believe it. As time wears on, Louis tells her a fantastic tale of dying, going to heaven, but being convinced it was not time and she should return to her mother. Eventually, the press hears of it and the story goes "viral." Emma is in British Columbia, signing divorce papers, ending the marriage during which their son, Samuel, drowned in a wading pool in the back yard. She is ready to move on from the marriage (but never Samuel) and make a life with her new love, fiancé, Luke. After hearing of Louise' tale of heaven, she and her ex see a psychic who is able to communicate with Samuel. He tells them to move on and live their lives. Read this book. It will make you happy. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
DebiM More than 1 year ago
Once again Julianne MacLean writes a beautiful, emotional, and complex story of love, hope, & second chances! The Color of a Silver Lining starts with a tragedy. Julianne’s writing is so wonderful that the characters come alive and you feel their grief and pain. This emotional story encourages you to want to live the life you were meant to live while here on earth. To love and to forgive. Through a sweet innocent child, who dies & is brought back to life, we are reminded of the hope of heaven. God does indeed work in glorious & miraculous ways! This book will grab ahold of your heart from the very beginning and it will not let go until the very end. You will believe that the little miracles of life are gifts from God. Julianne weaves an emotional story filled with twists & turns, heartache, pain & sorrow, love, hope & joy! I highly recommend reading The Color of a Silver Lining. If you have never read a Julianne MacLean novel you should! This is the 13th book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. This book is so engrossing that you will not want to do anything but read! This is my honest review of The Color of a Silver Lining. I did receive an advanced copy of the book. I was not required or compensation for my opinion.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Powerful emotionally! 4.5 stars If you believe in the little miracles of life, then The Color of a Silver Lining, the 13th stories in the series The Color of Heaven, will be perfect for you! Julianne MacLean weaved a complex and emotional story of hope. Again, I felt like on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Ms. MacLean didn’t disappoint me! A little different than previous books in the series! Emma’s story was very touching! Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I am a new reader of Ms MacLean stories, and I have to say I am impressed. The story is engaging , heartbreaking, filled with tragedy, but also, hope . As hard as it is to imagine when an individual has had to endure the devastation of the loss of a child, God works in miraculous ways. And indeed, behind every cloud there is a silver lining. Be forewarn , you will need a box of tissues. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
ferretwoman More than 1 year ago
In yet another amazing “Color of…” book, Julianne MacLean turns what is a sad circumstance into a life changing story. I’ll admit, I didn’t like the paths the characters took towards the beginning of the book, but it didn’t take long for me to change my mind. This book is just as magical as all the rest in the series!