Patchwork Reality Review

 Patchwork Reality: Happily Married to a Schizophrenic

Title: Patchwork Reality
 Author: Pauline Hansen
publication date:February 11 2014

Summary: Through a series of dreams and delusions, Curtis Hansen becomes convinced that he and his wife, Pauline, are part of an intricate game devised for the entertainment of wealthy onlookers. To win, the couple must stay together despite a series of temptations and trials designed to break up their marriage. After playing “The Game” with Curtis for nine arduous years, Pauline makes a shocking discovery. Read the riveting, true account of her decade in the dark and her return to reality after Curtis is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.


WOW! This book is so intense.
Patchwork Reality is a true story about what is was like being married to a Schizophrenic. This book is written by the wife and told by her point of view of what her marriage was like. 

This book started off with them falling in love and their honeymoon period. Her husband showed no signs of Schizophrenia yet but slowly the signs started showing up. 

First off, I would just like to say how understanding and patient this woman was. Her husband slowly started going crazy, having all these bouts of paranoia.  Honestly, I have no idea how I would have reacted in this type of situation.

Her husband wanted to do so many crazy things, and it damaged their lives and still she loved him so much that she went along with anything he said. Of course she didn’t know what was happening with her husband but I’m sure she had to know something was wrong. 

I really give props to her for putting up with everything her husband did and said. It broke my heart at times to hear the things she went through. 

Every day people get diagnosed with Schizophrenia and it must be so hard to put up with times. I know that if I really loved someone like she did I would put up with it as much as she did. I didn’t have as much as an understanding before reading this book as I do now. I’m really glad I got to read about her hardships and understand better.

3/5 stars

A Boy back from Heaven Review

Title: A Boy back from Heaven
 Author: Celeste and Mathew Goodwin
 Publication date: March 11 2014


I normally don’t read anything that isn’t young adult , but for some reason I’m drawn to sad stories that make me cry. 

It’s so sad knowing that cases like this happen every day all around the world. The pain and suffering that people have to go through is unbearable to think about and especially in kids. 

In a month I’m going to be a first time mom and this book touched me more than anything because I imagined as a mom what it would be like to go through this type of thing with my sons, reading about the suffering of a five year old made tears come to my eyes. 

Mathew and his family were so strong and I loved reading about how they stayed strong in their faith even through the worst possible situations.

Mathew had the most amazing experience when he was able to visit heaven for a couple of minutes, some people dream about glimpses of seeing Jesus, and here this little boy could have that experience that changed his life forever. I’m so glad that Celeste and Mathew were able to share this experience through a book, and I hope that this book touches as many people as possible.

 4/5 stars

Fractured truth cover reveal!

It's finally time to reveal the cover for the much anticipated YA novel Fractured Soul, book three in the Fractured Light series.

“You guys don’t get it, do you?” I said. “You think Cyrus is done with us? You think he’s making more Vykens because it’s fun?”

I let my questions sink in before I added, “Cyrus is coming back, and he’s going to finish what he started. This isn’t just about saving the others; it’s about saving our race. The time is now. Are you ready?” 


Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow—the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.

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Magic Within Review

Title: Magic Within
Author: Sara Fitzgerald
Publication date: February 2014

 Nancy, a purple-haired witch, has never fit in with the kids in town. She has always felt something was deeply wrong with her. When Josh, her best friend, is attacked by a werewolf, Nancy seeks a potion to save him from the werewolf curse within him. But Josh’s fate--werewolf or human--is his to decide, when the potion is injected during his transition at thefull of the moon.

Nancy, too, must make a choice. Her mother, her best friend, and a
steadfast young man all see the magic within her. Can she finally accept who she is and give love a chance?


I started off liking this book but I felt like this was a second book in the series. All this talk about defeating vampires, I felt like I was missing information. I hate reading books and finding out it’s the second or third book in a series because it makes me feel like I’m missing out on useful information. 

Magic Within is a fast paced book, that didn’t take long to read at all. Once you start reading it’s hard to stop because you just want to know what happens next, I liked being able to read from both Josh and Nancy’s POV, but I just didn’t feel the connection between the characters. 

I thought that Nancy’s character at times was whiny and annoying and the romance between her and Nick was almost non-existent. 

That being said I liked the plot of this book. I’m a huge werewolf fan so whenever a book has werewolf’s in it, I’m hooked!