published in by Maryanne | March 21, 2013 | No Comments

What would you do if the death of your soul mate…meant the birth of your dream? 

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A Widow’s Awakening is a candid exploration of the ‘waking up’ of a woman’s soul to the realization that her husband’s death has given her the financial gift of freedom to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a writer. But with freedom comes responsibility – for hidden in the greatest tragedies lies the potential for the greatest change.

“I just finished reading A Widow’s Awakening. I laughed, I cried, I reflected. I wanted you to know it had exactly the effect on me that I imagine you wanted for your readers. My eyes, ears and heart were opened to many things, including the belief and trust in love and soul mates – which I myself have lost sight of.”

– Sarah Polson, Calgary, AB

“Your book is FABULOUS . . . I couldn’t put it down! The story is gripping, and the writing is fluid and engaging. Bravo!! What I found the most intriguing is the religion/spirituality topic. I have already suggested the book to one of my clients and several of my friends.”

                                   – Susan Rochow, Therapist, Calgary, AB

Please click here for more reader testimonials about the spiritual journey of A Widow’s Awakening.

To listen to a short audio clip from A Widow’s Awakening that pertains to Maryanne’s spiritual journey, click here.

“WOW! As soon as I read the first line, I couldn’t put the book down. The truth on soul-mates, hope, after-life, happiness, sadness…you definitely told your tale as it is. I can’t stop talking about this book. I’m glad you shared your story with us.”

– Parveen H, Calgary, AB


Maryanne’s play script, Saviour, also explores the possibility of soul-mates through the powerful story of John’s death and the profound impact on Maryanne’s life.

Saviour will be produced for 3 special fundraising performances in support of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund in September 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

For further details on the Saviour play, please click here.