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“Feather of the Blue Heron” by S. Tilghman Hawthorne - IHIBRP 4-Star Book Review

An Insightful, Clever, & Heartening Read!

Author S. Tilghman Hawthorne takes readers on a journey through the stages of grief as her main character experiences a hard loss in this intimate and introspective short story, “Feather of the Blue Heron”.

As Emma sets out to find solace and come to terms with a life-altering event, she meets her spirit-guide, a Native American named “Little Bear”, who counsels her through her agony and despair. One feels all the emotions of her main character as she sets out on her quest to find answers as to why her life turned out the way it did and where she needs to go from here. Hawthorne’s metaphysical plot line gives general insight into the human psyche and explains the process by which we must all come to terms with loss so that we can continue to move forward in our lives by employing the various lessons we all must learn. Despite its brevity, “Feather of the Blue Heron” has much to say in providing readers with a self-motivating, clever, and heartening read.

Find “Feather of the Blue Heron” by S. Tilghman Hawthorne on Amazon & Kindle here.

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aving read the first two chapters of the Fallen Cross Pack Series (“Bitter Beginnings” and “Bitter Challenge”), I’ve come to savor this amazing fantasy series written by an author I truly respect. And so, going into the brief tale (only 31 pages long) of a devoted husband forcefully turned werewolf and stripped of his family, it was satisfying to read about the O’Connell’s story from the wife’s perspective. Maggie’s story does not disappoint as we find out just how much pain and agony she and her young daughter, Jessica, have suffered since that fateful day that her husband was stolen away from them one, long year ago.

At the risk of being personal, I’d like to say that Aliya DalRae must be a woman who is deeply passionate and in love with her own significant other, for only a woman in such a state is able to relate to Maggie’s pain and longing at having her beloved soul-mate suddenly and mercilessly stripped from her life. From Maggie’s affirmation of their love, to her sharp denial that Patrick would ever think to leave her alone, to her descent into madness—all the while struggling to reconcile her relationship with her young daughter, the author expresses a full range of human emotion set against a brilliant plotline that is intimately relatable to readers who have suffered the loss of a loved one. I’m certain that after reading “Bitter Loss”, no one who will be able to resist sinking their teeth into “Bitter End”—the fourth and final chapter in the Fallen Cross Pack Series.

-----OPTIONAL----- Congratulations to the author on this IHIBRP 5-Star Recommended Read!

Find “Bitter Loss: Fallen Cross Pack: Book Three” on Amazon & Kindle.


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