Testimonial Tuesday: Heaven Adjacent (A Novel)

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"When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending."

-Brene Brown

Here is another novel By Catherine Ryan Hyde that I really enjoyed.  The thing I like about her novels is she doesn't just write a story.  She makes us think about our own story and how we might be able to rewrite the rest of the story and how it ends for us.  I recently discovered that she is not only a best-selling author but also the Founder and former President of the Pay-It-Forward Foundation. 

This book makes the reader realize that we often make choices in life based on what we think we want.  Unfortunately, our choices don't always take us to a place of fulfillment.  It's never too late to make changes and correct our path.

In this book, the story centers on Roseanna Chaldecott who spent her adult life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. "But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return." 

It's a thought-provoking read and you will most likely find yourself evaluating your priorities on many levels.  Although there was a bit more detail than I like in a book, I highly recommend it for the meaningful content.

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Lise Howe ,
I think we've all felt like that at times, haven't we? 

Jul 24, 2018 05:51 AM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Carol Williams - you have done a great job in capturing our intrigue. I feel I corrected my path by leaving my comfort zone of  Southern California. Family and life long friends were left behind. Of course I didn't do this on the spur of the moment. But I am so thankful to have made this move. I never looked back. 

Jul 24, 2018 05:51 AM #7
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Carol Williams
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
Things are not always as they appear... or as we expected, are they?

Jul 24, 2018 05:51 AM #8
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Kristal Wilson ,
A good book can be a comforting companion, can't it?

Jul 24, 2018 05:52 AM #9
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ,
Thanks for the kind words about the review.  It sounds like you're ahead of the path correction game.  Can't go wrong by escaping to such a beautiful place like Sedona.  So glad you are happy with the move!

Jul 24, 2018 05:54 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol. This book sounds like something I would enjoy too. I'll check it out.

Jul 24, 2018 06:26 AM #11
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Nina Hollander
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HI Carol... not an author I've heard of, but the books sounds like right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendation and I'm putting it on my list.

Jul 24, 2018 11:51 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

While I generally cozy up to non-fiction, you make your review of this book so interesting that I am encouraged to read it, Carol.

Jul 24, 2018 01:22 PM #13
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not much of a reader, but if I ever become a reader, this book sounds like something I would enjoy.

Jul 24, 2018 02:22 PM #14
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Carol I think I've taken that journey over the years many times. Went after what I thought I wanted and re-evaluated and found naaa, not what I wanted. This sounds like an interesting read - great food for thought.

Jul 24, 2018 03:42 PM #15
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

What a great testament to this author and book. I just might have to check this one out Carol..

Jul 24, 2018 09:59 PM #16
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Great review, Carol! Can you imagine living the dream with a successful career and just picking up and leaving it all behind?! Sounds like a great read...even with the details! Thanks for sharing. 

Jul 26, 2018 08:28 PM #17
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
I know you a busy woman in the summer.  It'd be a great winter read. 

Jul 27, 2018 12:27 PM #18
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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander ,
I hope you find the time to read it.  It's an easy read but very thought provoking. 

Jul 27, 2018 12:28 PM #19
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
Even though this is a novel there is so much truth in it.  I think you would enjoy it. 

Jul 27, 2018 12:29 PM #20
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Carol Williams
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Hi Brian England ,

Have you ever considered an Audible subscription to do your "reading" while running around town going to and from showings?  I bet you'd enjoy that during those traffic jams.  

Jul 27, 2018 12:30 PM #21
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Carol Williams
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 ,
I think we've all taken that journey to some degree.  For some, it's a more dramtic decision / transition than others.

Jul 27, 2018 12:31 PM #22
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Carol Williams
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 
I think this is a story we can all relate to on some level.  Very thought-provoking.

Jul 27, 2018 12:32 PM #23
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Carol Williams
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS .
Sometimes we get a smack in the face that says: "What the heck am I doing here."  That's what happened in this book. 

Jul 27, 2018 12:34 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Carol, not familiar with her writing and sadly there are so many books that I have at home that need reading first...Endre

Jul 30, 2018 10:02 PM #25
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