Twenty by Debra Landwehr Engle
Paperback, 240 pages | ISBN: 1496723570 (ISBN13: 9781496723574)
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
At age fifty-five, Meg’s life is too filled with loss for her to remember what magic feels like. All she has left is a yard brimming with plants that are wilting in the scorching Iowa summer—and a bone-deep feeling that she’s through with living.
Meg has something else too: a bottle of mysterious pills, given to her years ago by an empathetic doctor. He promised that they would offer her dying mother a quick, painless end in exactly twenty days. Though her mother never needed them, Meg does. But a strange thing happens after Meg swallows the little green pearls . . .
Now that she’s decided to leave this world, Meg is rediscovering the joy in it. She sheds everything she no longer needs—possessions, regrets, guilt—and reconnects with those she cares for. Finally confronting the depth of her grief, she’s learning that love runs deeper still. But is it too late to choose to stay?
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Some readers will be able to relate with the book 'Twenty', some will find it frustrating, and others may feel it is incredible.. bur all will be curious and captivated by it, throughout the story!
This is a very well-written book which keeps the reader guessing.
It will stir up several emotions. Even when it gets frustrating, curiosity will keep the reader reading.
This is a book many of us, who has experienced, loss, loneliness, and a feeling of void in one's life, will easily relate to. The way she deals with it will be determined by the reader is wise or unwise.
The characters are very realistic and are endearing. The scenes are easily visualized.
The Tile becomes very apparent part way through the book and is very fitting. The cober image is also eye-catching and fitting.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
This was gifted me, no promise of a positive review. This is my honest review.
Debra Engle has been a storyteller all her life and has served as a publisher, editor, and writing mentor. She is the author of four non-fiction books, including the #1
bestselling The Only Little Prayer You Need (featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama), Let Your Spirit Guides Speak and Be the Light that You Are.
Deb has mentored hundreds of authors around the globe and helped many bring their books to completion. She and her husband Bob live in Madison
County, Iowa, known for its famed covered bridges.
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