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From Ashes To Honor (2011)

by Loree Lough(Favorite Author)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 1
142670769X (ISBN13: 9781426707698)
Abingdon Press
First Responders
review 1: One way I determine if I liked a book is if I want to research the author to see if s/he has written anything else. I felt this way about this book. I immediately searched my Kindle app to see if I'd downloaded other books in this series - and I had! Yaay, me! I have tenuous ties to NYC, but had long moved away before that fateful day in September, 2001. I was blessed and did not lose any close friends, family members, classmates or acquaintances on that day, but have had up-close experience with someone who was a first responder, as the hero in this story was. I never really thought about how that day impacted the grief counselors who were there to help, serve and comfort the first responders afterwards. This book delves into that complex relationship. The book's ... morehero, Austin, was a fireman on that day and after losing his twin brother in the towers, he is ordered to mandatory counseling with our heroine, Mercy Samara. After their mandatory sessions, her recommendation is that he be assigned to desk duty. Rather than do that, Austin resigns and disappears from the life he knew in NYC. Unbeknownst to him, Mercy is also dealing with some issues that haunt her as well following the events of September 11th, and she escapes NYC also. Seven years later, a random event at the high school where Mercy is now a school counselor makes their paths cross again and now they have a chance to explore what their lives are like post-9/11. It is a nice love story, but the ending will surprise you - well, it surprised me.
review 2: I really wanted to like this book, but found that I could not. There were so many errors that I was constantly distracted from the story. Found myself wondering if anyone proofed the book - lots of sentences that were missing words or had extra words. My main problem was the timeline of events. If you follow the natural progression of events, then the tenth anniversary of 9/11 happened in 2010 (though the date heading says it IS 2011). Otherwise there is a year-and-a-half gap in the story. I found the whole experience rather frustrating. less
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Another story from 9/11, but with an interesting ending. Obviously more to come in future books.
It was good... I enjoyed the book overall...but felt it was a little flat at the end.
Hated the ending. Not what I expected at all.
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