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    Well, I finished Susan's book. It's possible to finish it in a day if you're a fast reader and you don't stop for anything.

    I'm not going into any details, because I don't want to spoil anything for the rest of you, but it was even better than I expected -- and I expected a lot. I thought it was well written, but still found a couple typo's.

    I laughed a lot. Susan has a unique way of telling things that just make a person burst out laughing. She also picked out some of the darnest things to put into the book. Even when I think about them now, I have to giggle. I think Piers will have a hearty laugh or two also!

    Her honesty amazes me. I don't know if I could go into so much about my life. She answered questions we had wondered about. She wrote about things we never even knew about. There were still some things she left unsaid -- and that's just fine.

    While I was reading I'd be giggling, then there were times I couldn't see the words on the pages because my eyes were so teary. I'll admit a few times I had to put the book aside to cry. There were bits from her childhood and a chapter about the Priory which particulary upset me. When I finally finished the book and went to bed, I didn't sleep very well. It was like I'd seen a very emotional movie and hadn't completely wound down yet. Every time I woke up, I woke up very emotional and weepy -- but then I'm an emotional person.

    And -- she loves us!! She makes that perfectly clear. She even makes mention of the "pollster" fans and our efforts on her behalf (and we didn't think she noticed)! She also mentions how thrilled she is with all the gifts she receives and, of course, the wonderful quilt which I think she will treasure forever. The pictures in the book are wonderful.

    I imagine this book will hit every person differently because of our different life experiences.
    It affected me deeply. Susan's unbending faith in God is unbelieveable and her determination and courage when she is absolutely terrified is amazing. I don't see how anyone can read this book and not fall in love with her (or more in love with her). It will be fun to discuss it once everyone has read it.

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    Corkie, I think your review is perfect . You gave nothing away but certainly tantalized us. Thanks so much for doing this.

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    Thanks so much Corkie, as Kangamouse said you said just enough to leave us wanting more, roll on next week,

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    Aww, thanks for your wonderful review.
    I must say though, the wait is now going to be even more unbearable.

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    Thanks so much for the review, corkie. After all that you said, I am looking forward even more now to the book.

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    Corkie, your review has me in tears, so what will the book do to me???!!!

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    I want that book and i want it NOW!
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    Caveat: All opinions expressed are in my humble opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran M. View Post
    Corkie, your review has me in tears, so what will the book do to me???!!!
    Those were my thoughts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terijay7 View Post
    I want that book and i want it NOW!
    Me two!!!!
    "There will always be plenty of people who will give up on you. No need to give up on yourself" Susan Boyle

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    Oh I cannot wait to buy this book. I am the kind of person to sit down and read from beginning to end, I do not skip to the end to find the answers. Also, I love re-reading books, and I always find something new each time I do read a book.

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