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Paperback Details
  • 06/2016
  • 978-0-9670185-1-5 B01G9J0H4Y
  • 264 pages
  • $15.99
Ebook Details
  • 06/2016
  • 978-0-9670185-2-2 B01G9J0H4Y
  • 264 pages
  • $4.99
The Art of Healing - A Novel
Jeanne Felfe, author
Julianne Garvoli is content with her life as a pediatric nurse at a major metropolitan hospital. She is following her every dream, or so she believes. After her idyllic world is shattered, she must reconcile her lost past to rediscover her deepest passion. Jokob O'Callaghan, a world-renowned photographer, lives a life most could only imagine with his life-love, Keara—until cancer delivers a direct and devastating slam. He walls himself off, focusing solely on his art. When one of Jokob’s photos brings them together, even love may not be enough to keep them that way. Tragic circumstances and long silent dreams work to sever their bond. Can they each find a way to heal, love, and follow dreams together?

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: This satisfying novel has a traditional romance plot, but infuses it with a depth and introspection that keeps the story fresh. No space is wasted on tangents, and the plot comes to a gratifying climax.

Prose: The prose is fluent and a pleasure to read. It never gets in the way of the story, and the author always maintains the narrative voice.

Originality: This may be the one area where the novel falls short. However, the characters are brought to life so well and the plot is so tightly crafted that the familiar narrative feels comforting rather than stale.

Character Development: Both Julianne and Jakob grow and change. Readers are aware of their backgrounds and past heartbreaks, and the smooth narration reveals their thoughts as they reassess their lives and learn to fall in love again.

Date Submitted: August 16, 2017

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 06/2016
  • 978-0-9670185-1-5 B01G9J0H4Y
  • 264 pages
  • $15.99
Ebook Details
  • 06/2016
  • 978-0-9670185-2-2 B01G9J0H4Y
  • 264 pages
  • $4.99

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