Here is the gist of The Color of Heaven, taken from Amazon:
A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live…and love.
At first, I had to make sure the book was fiction because as I read it, it was sounding like a well thought out memoir and I could see the colors and taste the hope inside the book. Yes, this eBook packin’ 533 pages, and every moment I could, I had to read and see if Sophie would finally understand why she was abandoned, why she experienced the loss she had and then at some point we segue into the meaning of life…after death.
“Then you see a light- a brilliant, dazzling light- more calming and loving than any words can possibly describe, and everything finally makes sense to you. You are no longer afraid…” (MacLean, pg.11 The Color of Heaven: 2011)
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For the life of me, I can not label this book as fiction. It would…cheapen the story. Yes, technically it is fiction. Never happened.
We’ve all experienced loss. We all dream of what heaven may look like. Through reading The Color of Heaven, I am actually understanding that the moments here on earth MATTER. They are pieces of heaven gifted to us. When you receive a hug from a child- that is heaven.
The beautiful, crisp fall leaves and dinner with family- is heaven.
Tasting the first kiss of real love- is heaven.
I am telling you. I am so inspired by this novel. If you are in a funk and you think the world is literally all darkness- the wonder Sophie experiences will give you the soul-electricity you need. I did not expect it.
Sophie got a glimpse of heaven and the supernatural side of it too. The book had everything: romance, great theme, adoring plot- just overall well written. I just learned there are more books in the series and I am ordering them right now!
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~The Write Web