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AWA Sept 13th Release

A Widow’s Awakening Book to be Released on Sept 13th by BHC Press


“My heart is beating harder and my breathing shorter. I am hugging my husband tighter and kissing him longer. I have burnt supper while reading! I have read books until wee hours of the night but I have not felt this much about a book before. What an incredibly gifted writer…I feel like I am right beside you and that I am getting to know John and your relationship together. I love how he loved you. I love your writing style, how brilliantly you tie everything together and how you authentically share your soul.”

– Kim W, A Widow’s Awakening reader

A WIDOW’S AWAKENING by Maryanne Pope  The resilience of the human spirit captured in a fictional world

BHC Press will be publishing Maryanne Pope’s powerful debut novel, A WIDOW’S AWAKENING, under their Asher imprint. Engaging, heartwrenching, and times humorous, this novel centers on a fierce young woman’s struggle to find peace with one of the most difficult losses imaginable.

A WIDOW’S AWAKENING is a fictional account based on the author’s own personal story of how she came to terms with the death of her police officer husband who died while investigating a breaking and entering complaint.

This honest look at the first year of a widow’s grief captures the immense difficulty of learning how to accept the unacceptable while transforming loss into positive change – and is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit…

To read the entire press release, here is the link.

To pre-order the book, please visit BHC Press for the list of on-line retailers.

For detailed information about A Widow’s Awakening, including the key niche markets, please visit the AWA home page at Pink Gazelle Productions.

“I devoured your book on a trip to Tacoma this weekend. Your raw honesty mixed with your humour had me mesmerized. It is a rare find that someone is willing to put it out there. There are so many useless and frustrating books around “grief and loss.” We went through a more than shitty experience several years back and the platitudes just made it worse. I am taking your brother’s advice that ‘just because someone tells it with conviction, doesn’t mean it’s true.’ I could go on and on.”

-Janice P, A Widow’s Awakening reader

Additional reader testimonials may be read here.

Interested in learning about the publishing history of A Widow’s Awakening? Check out this blog for a bit of background.

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life.

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