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I Will Be Home in 20 Minutes
I Will Be Home in 20 Minutes
by Roslyn Bell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing success story against all the odds, 1 Oct 2011
The author Roslyn Bell has faced many life challenges that most of us would simply lay down and accept defeat about. After a serious car accident she went on to face cancer, but instead of quiting Roslyn made a plan from her hospital bed- A plan to make money as a business woman so her little children would be secure when she died. That she did- she opened a shop and started property developing and is now a very successful businesswoman.

Along the way Roslyn also finds spiritual support and the death she was expecting passed her by. She has discovered her life purpose and has so much more to do. I really enjoyed this book as a businesswomen myself and as a woman. The story opens the closed doors on the life of many businesswomen, who may appear so tough and capable, but still only want to provide a good secure home for their families.

Well worth a read. You will be inspired. Have a look at her website too.
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The Rose Labyrinth
The Rose Labyrinth
by Titania Hardie
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful clever story, 17 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Rose Labyrinth (Hardcover)
I am shocked that this book has disappointed some people. I came online to highly recommend it. This story deals with the themes of genetic memory and the transfer of understanding down through the generations. I was fascinated by the concept of genetic transfer with organ transplant. It cleverly weaves fiction into history yet it is also a love story and entertaining mystery.
Don't be frightened by all these negative reviews if you like a challenge to pure fact or pure fiction. This book moves you into the spiritual purpose of life yet very grounded in the real world.

I loved this story and will read it multiple times as well as recommending it to many of my friends ( but not all )

What Dreams May Come [DVD] [1998]
What Dreams May Come [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Robin Williams

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful both visually and emotionally., 4 Sep 2011
Robin Williams in a very serious role.This is a mind provoking film about life and death. Visually it is a real masterpiece of emotional colour and special effects. It deals with the topic of karma, and the continuation of human consciousness after the death of the physical body. It also considers if positive or negative thought has any bearing on reality or our future experiences. A beautiful love story.

The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart
The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart
by Julia Cameron
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Opens your creative potential, 4 Sep 2011
I highly recommend this book / course to stimulate your potential creative ability. It is a practical guide to finding your true voice and spiritual uniqueness.
I studied this course with a group of friends- 2 hours per week and we had such fun and very deep emotional discussions.
But all of us found renewed creative energy. Try it for yourself.

A Long Road to Freedom: The Life of Patrick MC Crystal
A Long Road to Freedom: The Life of Patrick MC Crystal
by Mary MC Cartan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.93

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique story, 26 July 2011
An Irish Soldier's Battle Cry for Peace
This is a story for anyone interested in history or anyone who is interested in hearing one of less publicized voices of the Northern Ireland community. It is time for the middle ground to have a say.. Patrick particularly hoped that this book would attract the youth as he felt his life had been manipulated by economic, social and political issues in the 1930's, which are similar to what young people may have to face now or in the near future. Patrick loved young people as they are the future and have the energy to make a difference, but he worried that in their quest for justice their passion may find them following a piped piper of evil. We see war everyday on our televisions or in video games etc, but we only get the satellite view. Patrick wanted people to hear the individual emotional impact of hatred and revenge and consider the long reaching damage one decision to attack can make on a family for many generations after.
A Long Road To Freedom is one man's physical, emotional and spiritual survival during World War 2 and the Northern Ireland Troubles. This is a human story of a young man who finds himself trapped in a world that was plunged into the chaos of war. It could be any young person, in any time era and anywhere in the world. Patrick attempts to explain the circumstances and attitudes that lead to war and we have to ask if humankind has learned anything by 2011 from the mistakes of the past. We are very vulnerable again of letting hatred and lack of understanding about our inherited emotional psyche lead us on a path to destruction especially in an economic crisis. War benefits some people but millions of innocent beautiful souls pay the price.

Most men returning from World War 2 never spoke about their experiences. Still in their youth they simply closed the book on the past and started a new life. The young Irish fellas returning, especially to the North were forced to bury their history even further down and completely deny it for their own safety.

Patrick Mc Crystal was one of those men who arrived home alive with a story of horror. But he locked that story inside for fifty-three years before being forced to tell it.

This is his story. A first hand experience of a life time of war through the eyes of one Peace-loving man who has seen the devastation of some of the most gruesome attacks on civilian populations in the 20th Century.

Patrick found himself in Malta in 1940 trapped in the most bombed place in world history. After surviving the Siege of Malta he ended up in the frontline as the Germans slaughtered British Troops on Leros. As a POW Patrick helped bury the tens of thousands of German civilians killed in Dresden by Allied attacks.
Returning home to peaceful normality, war found him again in 1969. Raising a family through the Northern Ireland Troubles was difficult and Patrick suffered the loss of his daughter in the bombing of his hometown of Omagh in 1998.

This is the survival story of a man who has seen the best and worst of human nature and truly understands the sacrifice of travelling the long road to freedom

The Two Roads: part one of the two roads trilogy
The Two Roads: part one of the two roads trilogy
by Eliza White Buffalo
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital book for all professionals working with children, 25 Nov 2010
Eliza tells her story from the Innocent viewpoint of the child and the resulting adult. This story is not complicated or bitter and opens the door to recovery for everyone suffering from any of the traumas life throws our way. She shows us that if we turn our heads to the light there are others waiting to help us recover.
Eliza can see her life as it was viewed from the outside and how it was for her, thus providing a great lesson to all those involved in the education and care of children and families.
So many people will benefit from this wonderful story of Hope, forgiveness, understanding and knowledge of inner power and strength.
Also this book will solve many of my Christmas list decisions.Thank you Eliza for a life well lived.

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