Book Club Books’ Reviews

 

“Multiple Sclerosis An Enigma”

by Author Terry Crawford Palardy

[Paperback]  [Kindle]

1) ”A MUST READ FOR MS PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS…

Wow, this was an amazing book…
At this moment, I’m sitting here stunned.
Stunned because I’ve finally received answers I’ve needed for the longest time.
Stunned because I’ve connected to another soul with many of the strange, uncommon symptoms I’ve experienced, some since childhood.
Stunned because I no longer feel alone with the monster known as MS…

This lady’s story could be mine, or one of many others. She has successfully put into words, the things we wish we could say about the struggles associated with MS, but oftentimes, cannot express through mere words.

Mrs. Palardy has written an honest, painful, at times heartbreaking account of her journey through life, MS, and the assortment of medical testing and treatments. She has faced the issues in her life head on with courage, strength and personal fortitude. Terry is by no means a victim, but a slayer of this dragon. Her husband, a true knight in shining armor, stands strong by her side, supporting her, facing everything this ugly disease can throw at them.

This is an honest, important, inspiring, empowering book, which will help any one with MS, and will bring knowledge and a deeper understanding to the loved ones and friends of those with the disease.

Thank you Terry for this gift you have given. Your story and courage has made a difference in my life.  ~Terry M. Price

 

2)  ”I RECOMMEND ALL READ TERRY’S STORY!

As you dive into this book, you find yourself walking right beside her on her journey to discovering a diagnosis. You also discover how she comes to her own conclusion on how to deal with it.”  ~Faye Manos Quinn

 

3.    “…IS OUR APRIL BOOK!!!!   YEAH!!

I am reading it  [Multiple Sclerosis an Enigma by Terry Crawford Palardy] again and will whole heartedly enjoy this love story. This is definitely a story about family values, struggles and how love be it to your parents, sisters & brothers or your soul mate definitely conquers all!! I am sure everyone will enjoy it and like me cry and laugh with the Palardy’s Clan.”  ~Liset Angela Garcia

 

4)  RENEWS OUR APPRECIATION FOR THE WRITTEN WORD.

As avid readers know, the quality of books in the literary landscape has changed, but Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma by Author Terry Crawford Palardy renews our appreciation for the written word.  Author Palardy skillfully composed a well-written book and conveyed a story of compassion and resilience for her respected readers.

As a former teacher herself, Author Palardy did not ask the reader to overlook typos, or disregard poor sentence structure. Instead, the book is a well-formatted, fluid glimpse into the sometimes challenging, always endearing family she so eloquently introduces to us.We learn who the self-described author and her family are, not by what she says, but by what they do. She doesn’t tell us within quotes, that she and her spouse love their parents instead she tells us that they visited them daily, sacrificed their own finances, yet continue to smile when visited by a memory of their now dearly departed parents. Her wonderful husband doesn’t spout I love you’s either, rather the author tells us that he carries her purse without hesitation. In addition, she doesn’t ‘tell’ us that she’s a dedicated teacher, but she tells the willful doctor that she’s happy to see him…anytime outside of school hours. We experience the compassion and commitment that exists within this family from the deeds so proficiently, yet humbly described.Yes, there is talk of doctors, diseases, diets and medications, but it’s framed so very well in a magnificent family photo.Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma, is a story of unconditional love shared over decades between generations of two families joined by a marriage strengthened from reverence to their marital vows.

It’s a worthy investment for the serious reader who will immediately share this title when asked, “Have you read any good books lately?”

Pick up your copy today so you can be that reader with that response!”

~Author Tracy A. Todd

 

“LIFE CONTINUES”

BY AUTHOR CARMEN AMBROSIO

(PAPERBACK)(KINDLE)


-“Thanks to you, Rae, I’m finally connecting with the people I intended to reach with my book. I am grateful to you for creating the extraordinary awareness, outreach and scaffolding platform of MSstation. Hugs and curtsies!
May the momentum continue!” ~Carmen Ambrosio

 

-“Ok….I’M SEEING A HUGE PROBLEM WITH THIS BOOK CLUB! “WHAT?” YOU ASK HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DEBUT WITH A BOOK LIKE CARMEN ABROSIO’S ~ LIFE CONTINUES?THATS A HARD ACT TOO TOP! I’M SURE I’LL LOVE THE OTHER ONES BUT THIS ONE HAS ME LAUGHING AND THEN CRYING AND BEFORE I’VE WIPED MY TEARS OFF MY CHEEK I’M LAUGHING ALL OVER AGAIN!! almost done.”  ~Liset Garcia
 

-Yes, it’s a great book! Very engaging, funny, sad, depressing, uplifting, and encouraging….all at the same time. It definitely had me going through a roller coaster of emotions, but that’s what makes a book memorable! Nicely written.   –Tamara Kelly

 

-Beautiful touching story, filled with the ups and downs and sideways,we live and deal with in life. Sometimes we can find love and acceptance with others who have had their share of life’ s hurdles…
Just shared with my husband that I plan to reread it,in response to his inquiry about my reading….♥’s  –Yolanda MacKenzie

 

-I am interested to know how she [Author of “LIFE CONTINUES” CARMEN AMBROSIO] still keeps up with her photography. I’m unable to carry around my camera and equipment and wonder how she does it. Just looking for helpful hints. Thanks  -Margaret Colwell

 

 

” I had the pleasure of exchanging books with Carmen Ambrosio, and have read and reviewed her book, Life Continues. Here is a portion of that review:

“Carmen grew up in the Virgin Islands, but moved to the northern United States to attend college. Statistics say that moving to a northern latitude before the age of 16 can increase an individual’s possibility of developing MS. Whether that is due to the sudden lessening of natural vitamin D via sunlight, or due to other environmental toxins, is not yet known, and is not addressed in her story. Why she developed MS is not a question she spends a lot of time asking; how to go on and live her life as best she can is more her focus.

Ambrosio’s book includes moment of humor and moments of pathos; her father’s death of cancer is a sobering moment in her life. She had a wonderful relationship with him, and treasures what she learned from him. Her independence and self sufficiency are traits that she attributes to that relationship. She also had a warm and valued kinship with her grandmother, who lived her life in the Islands simply, making herbal remedies for her fellow islanders and sharing generously her wisdom, faith and food. What Carmen brought forth from this relationship is her own sense of generosity and the ability to self-sustain with the help of those who love and care for her.”  ~Author Terry Crawford Palardy

You can read the rest of my review at this page of my blog: Terry’s Thoughts and Threads  Terrysthoughtsandthreads.blogspot.com

 

“Once in Every Generation”

by Lauren B. Grossman

(PAPERBACK)(KINDLE)

 

-A very wonderful book. Once I started reading it I could not stop!!!!   –Mary Ellen Weisse

-“I found this book [“Once in Every Generation”] to be hard to put down because it is so very captivating.  Loved this book… Prepare yourself to enjoy this lovely read. I must say I was touched with a multitude of emotions..♥  –Yolanda MacKenzie


-“I loved the book, [“Once in Every Generation”] it is so hard to put it down. I love how Lisa maintains her strength throughout her trials. I just goes to show that although M.S can make us vulnerable it doesn’t take away our inner strength.    …well done for portraying M.S in a realistic way whilst also portraying the inspirational character of people wholive with this condition. Loved the book. xx” ~Lisamarie Aldridge

“Well I am completely done with Lauren B. Grossman’s book “Once In Every Generation”. Actually I read it twice, I found myself liking the characters soo much that I reread it. During what is book I my mind was all over the place as to what would happen next. At the end of the book there are Q&A’s from and to the author and as I read them I felt as if I knew Lauren through her characters. I recommend this book for all ages. It isn’t a sad MS story it is a book about dreams, triumph and overcoming hurdles life puts in the way. Excellent.”   ~Liset Angela Ramirez-Garcia

 

“One of the first books I read, which involved multiple sclerosis in the plot is Lauren B. Grossman’s novel, Once in Every Generation.

I was drawn to this book by the brief summary that hinted at a life interrupted by MS, for I have MS as well, and have recently written of it. Lauren has written a true novel, and her character development is excellent, her plot interesting with just enough layers and turns to hold the reader’s enduring attention. I agree with the author’s statement, that this is a book for all generations of readers. Bravo, Lauren, this is very well done.”  ~Author Terry Crawford Palardy

“WHEN THE BODY SAYS NO:

A LEARN, LAUGH, LOVE STORY”

BY TRACY A. TODD

(PAPERBACK)(KINDLE)

-A familiar story in a familiar early setting separated by years yet a supportive backdrop all the same..Author Tracy Todd seemed to be her mom’s bright light and had early challenges yet within in a loving home environment.. I loved the early relationship that enveloped and guided her with her mom and aunt each who shared a beautiful story of love and lifting up..♥   –Yolanda L. C. MacKenzie 

 

“But this story is more than a chronicle of diagnosis and treatments. This is a story of family and love. In it, Tracy Todd tells of the strengths needed and developed, and of the resources sought and found. When she finds a neurologist who specializes in patients of African American descent who have multiple sclerosis, she realizes that she is finally in the right place, medically. And when she and her family find a support group of others with multiple sclerosis, they realize they have found an extended family.

Faith in God the Father is a strong thread in this family’s story. Tesh often stops in the midst of despair and confusion to pray, and ask for guidance. She also prays to ask the question all people who live with multiple sclerosis ask: Why has this happened to us? Why has it happened to our families? She listens carefully for answers, and watches attentively for signs. And she learns that patience and trust must go hand in hand with faith.”  ~Author Terry Crawford Palardy

to read the full review, go to my blog at Terry’s Thoughts and Threads.  Terrysthoughtsandthreads.blogspot.com

 

“LIFE INTERRUPTED, IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT ME”

by Author Chris Tatevosian

I enjoyed reading Chris Tatevosian’s book, Life Interrupted. Here is an excerpt from my review of his work:

“Chris recognizes that MS is not the only chronic condition that can cause life-changing events. Any condition that causes physical pain and emotional loss has a depressing power over an individual’s choices. Chris wrote this book after realizing how his own choices may have been better controlled and could have resulted in very different outcomes in his life. His choice to share this story with others is purposeful. He wants to help others maintain control of their choices and happier outcomes. Five Stars for this honest, worthwhile tale.”  ~Author Terry Crawford Palardy

To read more of my review of Chris’s book, go to this page of my blog: Terry’s Thoughts and Threads

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