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  • By Susanna Mahoney
    Jul 1, 2012
    This story is very emotional and poetic as the writer describes the journey through the darkness and expressing the mother’s deep pain trying to release the anguish and sharing to heal and help others who not fully acknowledging the tragedy of living in this distraught mother’s shoes, may find solace in reading this inspirational and heart wrenching story. This author has written a powerful description of the seven stages of grief, with her heart and thoughts to help others heal through their darkness and share an inspiring journey through the birth, life and losing a child at a young age of 19, this book could be utilized as a therapeutic method of helping others through the seven stages of grief and give hope to parents in similar situations. This book should be read first and then the amazing one titled Gone, which is based on this powerful catalyst and is phenomenal with a supernatural plot of this mother pondering where her beautiful teenager daughter will go (… in the... More > afterlife…), first when she suffer s through the first event at the young age of two. This is an upcoming author that has amazing insight in herself and is able to express it in a unique writing style creative, honest and refreshing and invites readers to read her other fantasy stories, all in one way or another awakens a reader's mind, heart and soul to the wonders and the unknowns of life and the journey we all travel called life. And what destiny has in store for us and will we be as courageous as this non-fictional mother was in opening her world for all to learn from, strengthen by and entertained by. Goggle the author's Amazon Link and you can also Google her name Julie Elizabeth Powell and see more remarkable works by this talented author and mother.< Less
  • By Martha Rodriguez
    Mar 29, 2012
    This is the true-life account of Julie and her daughter Samantha, who was born with several heart conditions. As you journey through the book with Julie you will feel every emotion possible: a mother's joy at the birth of a beautiful child, her anxiety when she realizes how delicate her little girl's body is, and the horror of watching her daughter become confined to a bed; twisted and unable to communicate. How does a parent cope with the death of a child? What if her child died not once, but twice? As Julie says in her introduction, "Many will not want to read on..." but I suggest that you do. A powerful book!
  • By Angela Thomas
    Jan 18, 2012
    Slings and Arrows is a moving account of the loss of a child. Julie Elizabeth Powell’s second daughter, Samantha, was born with major heart defects and having survived surgery, the hope was that she would be able to recover fully and lead a normal life. However, this was not to be. Samantha’s heart stopped beating when she was in her third year, and although she was resuscitated, she suffered a huge amount of brain damage. She eventually died, for a second time, when she was seventeen. This account is far from being a straightforward chronicle of events in the lives of Samantha and her family: it is an honest examination of the author’s emotions and feelings during all of her precious child’s life and after. The guilt that she had not given birth to a perfect child; the fear that she would inadvertently harm her delicate baby; the relief when the initial surgery seemed to work so well - these are all feelings that many mothers have felt to a greater or lesser degree. However, the... More > terrible escalation of these emotions after Samantha’s first death and the introduction of so many others, comprise our worst nightmares. This is a courageous and moving book. We can feel the author’s pain throughout and there is so much to admire in the way in which she has coped with living. I was glad to read that she found some solace in her family, in studying and that writing has provided such a lifeline for her. What could have been a purely bleak read proved to be a thought provoking and, in, many ways, inspirational experience.< Less
  • By Sheri Wilkinson
    Dec 22, 2011
    Slings and Arrows (julie Elizabeth Powell) This is the true story of the loss of a child. Written from the heart, this tells of a mothers anguish and mixed emotions as she watches helplessly as her child suffers from an early age. Helpless and lost in thought and actions...this is an emotional read, and it left me thinking what would I do in this situation. I can honestly say I would have a lot of the same feelings as Julie had. As a mother I can relate to every word she wrote. I highly recommend to all.I look forward to reading: Gone Also by Julie Elizabeth Powell
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Product Details

First Edition
Julie Elizabeth Powell
March 4, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.38 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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