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Just beautiful....

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Reviewed: 17-07-2019

Well written with tenderness and nostalgia balanced with reality of life’s journey. Moving. Thanks Fiona

Great story topic idea but gaps in research regarding treatment of ADHD is misleading

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Reviewed: 10-01-2019

I have enjoyed Kate’s writing and was keen to read this book about living with ADHD as it is a common disorder that does indeed cause much angst and disruption in people’s lives. Her research was good on the symptoms and behavioural effects on patient and spouse as described by her Dr Sawyer in chapter 28. In this chapter Dr Sawyer correctly distinguished ADHD from Bipolar as distinct but separate disorders but failed throughout the book to accurately ascribe the correct medications for each. Lithium is used for mood disorders(like Bipolar) but NOT used for ADHD - unless the person has both. Jayden knew a stimulant Iike coffee helped without proper medication. Indeed, Stimulant medication is what is used very effectively with ADHD (Dexamphetamine or Ritalin). As a psychologist I am concerned readers will be negatively influenced in pursuing treatment by this inaccurate information.

Brilliantly researched and written

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Reviewed: 15-09-2018

The role of resistance and acts of courage by Italians during World War II is agreeable a little known story. Beautifully written so that it drew the reader into the places and scenes and people’s lives in a lingering way. Thank you Mark

Laugh out loud!

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Reviewed: 02-05-2018

It’s not often that I write reviews but Amber and her take on NY from hippie farm was delightful. Thanks Elle Casey!

It’s all about her!

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Reviewed: 28-11-2017

Mia Asher made her characters real - enough that I got hooked in to read to the end ... bit the self focussed Catherine’s/Cathy’s lack of empathy or insight annoyed me. It was all about other people meeting HER required emotional needs and wants - even her baby! Glad she finally got some therapy and learned something about love being a commitment more than elusive feelings of happiness.

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Not believable

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Reviewed: 10-02-2016

The way the story line and emotional manipulation just doesn't work...annoying & disappointing. I enjoyed some of her other books but not sure I want to finish the series

Great touching story, with depth

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Reviewed: 13-04-2015

This is the first book I have read by this author. Reality challenge and faith - I will read more of her work!

Surprisingly enjoyable different read

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Reviewed: 28-03-2015

Anthropology. Environmental and broader life issues made for an interesting context. A good change from the internal emotional focus and dynamics usually found in this genre. I may even read it again!

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A touching human story

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Reviewed: 05-02-2015

Some wonderful moments of insight, reflection and wisdom are weaved through this dual love story
Thank you Nicholas for this moving novel.

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