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“I just finished “A Widow’s Awakening.” I laughed, I cried, I laughed when I was crying. Reading your touching work has realigned my thinking in a way that Tony Robbins’ “Awaken the Giant Within” and Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and Deepak Chopra’s “The Book of Secrets” all have. You’ve shone a light on many of the same issues I have been wrestling with in terms of writing and making a difference. Thank you!”

– Tim Reynolds, Stand-up Comedian, Calgary, AB

Don’t wait for tragedy to wake you up to the importance of your dreams.

“Free your mind and your ass will follow.”

– Gloria Steinhem

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Let A Widow’s Awakening be your wake up call. Compelling and courageous, this powerful story will remind you to love and appreciate the life you have, while inspiring you to reach for your dreams…because sometimes tomorrow doesn’t come.

“I initially read A Widow’s Awakening years ago when I was in a very different place. I just recently re-read it again and there were so many things that felt palpable to me as I navigated my way through your words. Things that I naively thought were unique to my journey…through your awakening, I became enlightened and empowered.”

– Lindsey Jepson, Calgary, AB

“A Widow’s Awakening is a poignant story about dreams, soul mates, pain, rage, grief, transformation and accountability. This book will awaken anyone who reads it to the truth of who they really are and what is ultimately important. It made me cry and it made me laugh…it made me soar and it brought me to my knees. It humbled me and it challenged me to ask the big questions of my own life. I salute Maryanne for her courage, insight, vulnerability, audacity and authenticity. I stand in awe of her ability to ignite the fire in each of us.”

– Veronica Hay, People & Possibilities Magazine

“What an incredibly powerful and moving book! Although I had tears in my eyes as I read each page, I think your messages are uplifting and are so important in challenging the human spirit to make our lives mean something meaningful in this world, by helping others and doing something more for society. It is so cleverly written and thought provoking. I haven’t enjoyed a book this much since I taught classic literature to high school students a few years ago.”

– Sarah Hourihan, Calgary, AB

Maryanne Pope writes with humor, skill and honesty. I was quickly drawn into her story and emotionally invested in her journey. I can’t remember when I have read a book in which the author revealed herself with such raw authenticity. The reader will join Maryanne as she struggles with so much more than grief and loss, and hopefully the reader will emerge, as Maryanne does, with new perspectives on love, family, spirituality, religion and how to live one’s best life when it is difficult to go on living at all.”

– Reader, Library Thing Early Reviewer Reader Program

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