What a great way to start this Sunday with a review from A Reader’s Favorite site. I’m very grateful they found, read, and reviewed my book His Name Was Ben.
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|Reviewed By Patricia Day for Readers’ Favorite
His Name Was Ben by Paulette Mahurin is an excellent, heartfelt book. It follows the growing relationship between Sara and Ben. They are each dealing with different forms of cancer, which take them along separate routes until they are referred to a particular specialist clinic. This is a tender story of coming to grips with nightmare situations of broken relationships and of dealing with cancer. As the story develops, we are privileged in getting to know Ben and Sara intimately as they handle the ups and downs of illness and hope for a miracle.
Despite the fact that this is a story of illness, it is so beautifully written with such great compassion and insight that the reader walks alongside each of these special people as they handle day-by-day events. The fact that the story is based upon a true happening makes it very poignant. Having said that, do not think it is a morbid book. It is sad. It is engaging and uplifting, and is ultimately hopeful. Each person supports the other as they learn to trust and to love again. Ben and Sara showed strength beyond the capability of many, and their love eventually transformed their lives.
I found the story sad, of course, but it is so well written that I could not put the book down. There are moments when a box of tissues would be useful! Paulette has covered every aspect of their lives, struggles, and strengths, and I can highly recommend this read. I am sure you will enjoy it just as much as I did. A beautiful story of courage and love.
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|A beautiful story of courage and love. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this very sad, yet captivating story.|
That’s a great review. Kudos.
I’m thrilled with it.
It is a fantastic book. LOVE it . Congratulations
Thank you so much my friend. Very grateful for your most wonderful support. ❤
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That is a great way to start a Sunday!
It sure was. All the better to share with my friends. ❤
Obviously… those of us who have read your books can but concur with this current and prior naturally positive well deserved reviews. I for one, and I’ve no doubt all other readers of your books, encourage those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing your work not to miss out on these fabulous stories. Paulette’s work is not to be missed!
Oh my, I’m left near speechless from your kind words. Thank you so much, JJ. ❤
Great review gives me such a warm feeling too
Thank you so much Lou. ❤
Very lovingly done.
Good to see you Yisraela. Hope you’re well. Thank you for your kind words. ❤
Such a good review….it must help to save more dogs.
Hi Helen, Hope all’s well your end. I’ve had attention on you and your hubby since your last post. And a big thank you for your kind words here. I also hope it helps get some fur babies out of shelters. I have a backlog of photos I need to post when I get a breather. This year so far we’ve contributed to rescuing 22 dogs from kill shelters. Stay tuned for more photos to follow. ❤
Thank you….he’s very tired but is so happy to be home. The dogs are delighted that he is back….means they don’t need to keep looking for him in wardrobes and behind doors…
22 so far! Great work!
Thank goodness he’s home and okay. And the dogs can stop playing hide-n-seek. They’re very attentive when their person is not feeling well, such great pals our fur friends are.
Just shows how enduring your work is! HURRAH! 🙂 ❤
Thank you my sweet friend. 🙂 ❤
Woo hoo. Looks good on YOU. Fantastic, Paulette. What a review.
I like the sound of your woo hoo, Tess. Thanks so much! ❤
Oh dear. Was I too exuberant? Hope I didn’t wake the neighbors. They can nap tomorrow. Woo hoo!
The neighbors loved and joined in on the woo hoos! They think we need more to cheer up the rest of the world. 😉
ConCats, dat’s a gweat review. We’s sendin’ big hugs.
Dezi and Lexi
Aww, that’s absolutely purrrrrrrfect coming from you. Luv ya back, D & L. wag wag from all of us ❤
Congratulations. Well deserved ❤
Thank you so much my friend. ❤
Oh, Paulette, this is such a wonderful review and in our opinion, well deserved 🙂 Extra Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 ❤
Aww, thank you so much and a million pawkisses back to you. That’s the best part. ❤
❤ So deserved.
Aww Colleen thank you so much. ❤
I forgot to say I read your book while I was in Arizona. I wanted to tell you, then I got caught up in all the coming home stuff. The book is very super. Books like that are hard for me having been there myself and having lost my mother, brother, and many friends to cancer. Still losing them, actually, though it’s running neck and neck with heart disease these days. Very well written and very real. Thank you.
Hello Marilyn, Thank you so much for this lovely yet poignant communication. It is a very hard subject to deal with, cancer, not just for the loss but for the medical process that patients can go through. I was really surprised when in my oncology rotation I met a lot of patients/wonderful people who inspired me. That helped shine a completely different light on the dreaded “C” word. With advancements today there are some fortunate resolutions like in this story but still with others we’ve a way to go. My heart is with you concerning your losses. It’s never easy. And you are so right about it being neck-n-neck with heart disease. As we age the losses pile up and hopefully we have the support and warmth of heart (loving memories) to sustain us through these challenging years. I’m always here for a chat so please feel free to drop by any time. I so love your post and your magnificent relationship with your beautiful husband. You two radiate a lot of love. Take care. Paulette
It’s been a bad year for losses … and a really bad WEEK for losses. Friends are getting thin on the ground. I guess that’s just the way it goes, but it’s hard.
It is hard. Believe me I understand. It’s never easy to lose someone we care about. Take good care my friend.
What a great review! Sounds like a wonderful book, well worth reading.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words. ❤
I like the sound of that J.B. Thanks! 🙂
Just purchased a copy of your book on my kindle. Off to read in bed now. Thank you.
Hi and thank you Kellyelizabethhatley. How kind of you to stop by to let me know. I hope you enjoy the read. 🙂
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