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Monday, October 13, 2014

A Gift of Love Receives Four Star Review from Red City Review

Red City Review reviewed A Gift of Love -- And it received 4 STARS.  

A Gift of Love

 by Linda Della Donna

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In A Gift of Love, Linda Della Donna tells the story of her life and marriage with her soul mate Ed, and what their life was like before and after it all fell apart. Ed was diagnosed with cancer unexpectedly and within a year passed away. Donna narrates her story from all angles. The story starts out with Ed’s death and the pain and grief that she feels for the loss of her loved one. The story continues with outlining the beginning of their love story and how Ed and Linda met in New York in 1986. It was a pure chance and perfect one of a kind moment. From the beginning of this meeting, you could just tell these two were meant to be. Donna then continues to tell “their” story from describing the love they shared, their daily life routines, Ed’s cancer fight, his ultimate death, and her sorrows after losing her one of a kind love. Donna promised her husband that she would write a book in his memory because she wanted the world to know their love story and his fight with cancer.

Donna’s memoir is excellent because there is no attempt to hide the truth of the story; her emotions are conveyed across the book’s pages. The title of each chapter is the name of an emotion and also starts with a quote relating to that emotion, which was a very nice touch. ‘A Gift of Love’ is a heartfelt story about true love and a widow’s underlying love to share her husband’s story. This would be a wonderful gift for a widow who is suffering heartbreak and needs guidance from a person who has been there. This memoir teaches a valuable lesson, when you lose a spouse, life does go on, and love does live forever.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Linda Della Donna: Getting Married, Hello, and A Gift of Love

It's not about what's over the rainbow.
It's more about the Yellow Brick Road,
the people we meet,
and the friends we make along the way.
-- from A Gift of Love, by Linda Della Donna

It's official. BookOrBust is closed. I'm getting married!

Not really, but now that I have your attention, I'm stopping by to say thanks, adios, adieu, ciao, bon voyage and hello.

I am moving--I am moving forward. I am moving on.

I want you to know that I have enjoyed posting to BookOrBust.

BookOrBust has seen me through the best of times, and the worst of times. Through it all, it's been a labor of love.

But ...

It's my time. Now. Life is change and as one door closes, a new door opens.

I look forward to my new journey.

I am proud of BookOrBust.

Writing it afforded me the pleasure of making new true friends. You know who you are.

For that, I am humbled.

For that, I am grateful.

I am grateful for my writing journey; for bright honest editors, readers, critics, and book consultants and staff at Archway Publishing. I am grateful for assistance and support in publishing A Gift of Love; I am grateful for fulfilling my promise to Sir Galahad, my late husband, Edward Sclier.

Most of all, I am grateful for You, dear reader.

I am grateful for facebook friends, and LinkedIn and Twitter friends. I am grateful for all the online support I received all those lonesome nights and days when I honestly believed I was writing into a deep black hole. I am grateful for many acts of lovingkindness, most especially, Kent Brown of Highlights Foundation, beloved children's author, Clara Gillow Clark, and guiding light author, Jillian Sullivan.

I don't do goodbyes, so for now,


See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of A Gift of Love