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“Magic O’Clock” & ” Magical Memories” Reviews

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this beautiful Friday. Do you have plans for this weekend? I plan to enjoy my time, tomorrow is my birthday party, so I’m happy because I can eat cake.

But lets get back on track and not talk about cake. I have a review about to books for you guys. “Magic O’Clock” and “Magical Memories” written by L. S. Fellows, are two books in the Contemporary and Women’s Fiction genres, published in 13th November 2017 and 6th October 2018.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and L.S. Fellows for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Magic O Clock & Magical Memories


Blurb

Magic O’Clock

moc-new-finalArchie Royle is a kind, funny, gentle man.

He’s also my dad. My storyteller. My hero.

Except he doesn’t remember my face any more.

His world, these days, doesn’t include me or his family.

Life may have changed for him, but he hasn’t given up on life.

Not at all.

It’s just different.

Dad still tells his stories, albeit for a new audience.

He makes people smile and chuckle. As he always did.

He’s a fighter, a survivor and maybe sometimes too clever for his own good! He’ll surprise you. I can assure you of that.

Welcome to Magic O’Clock, where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.

Purchase Links – Amazon | Indigo | Angus & Robertson | 24 Symbols | Kobo | B & N


Magical Memories

mm-finalAs Archie Royle takes his final breath, three sisters race to say their goodbyes.

Two don’t make it in time.

I do.

 And now, it’s all my fault they’re too late.

Despite him having dementia.

Despite them not visiting in over a month.

But I won’t let anger win.

After all, we’re all grieving, aren’t we?

Surely, as a family, we can let bygones be bygones.

It’s what Dad would want. Expect.

It’s what he deserves.

We have so much to be grateful for.

So many fond and magical memories to share.

Magical Memories is a fictional tale of loss, grief and moving on.

Purchase Link – Amazon


Author Bio

Despite being born in England, my heart now lies in Spain. Many moons ago, I was a student in Granada, Spain. I loved it so much and swore I would return one day on a more permanent basis. In 2003, I did just that.

Now, as a fur-mum to two adorable but mischievous mutts, in my free time I can usually be spotted with my nose in a book, armed with just the teeniest chunk of chocolate and a zillion pomegranates!

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter | Website | Newsletter | Amazon

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My Review

P1060873I decided to do something different and do my review of both books in the same post. This is the first books I’m reading of L.S. Fellows and I don’t think that “enjoy” is the right word for what I feel for the books. The strong subjects of the books made this story different from every other book, but there is this light in “Magic O’Clock” and “Magical Memories” that leave us wondering about life, about our loved ones, about the decline of mental health because of dementia… And it makes us think about what really matters in life.

It was an emotional journey reading these two books. That’s part of the reason I decided to write one review to talk about both books. As a social educator we talked about dementia in several classes while in college, so I know about it, I know from a perspective of the caretaker in the care home, but reading this book was a totally different experience and it left my heart broken.

In “Magic O’Clock” we met the characters. We learn about Archie and his daughter. We learn about his dementia and the rare moments of lucidity that brings joy to his daughter because she’s able to see, even if just for a few minutes, her dad. And as he retells his past… It as like listening to my grandparents. He was a storyteller during that few minutes at 3 o’clock.

In “Magical Memoriesit’s about say goodbye to a loved one, and personally it was emotional because I could only remember of my grandparents and that hurt me some, and I could connect with the characters because of it. That been said… it was another book telling us the story of the people with dementia and the loved ones, and we see another side of that, more struggles, especially when it’s time to say goodbye.

P1060874Despite the emotional journey in this books and the dark subjects there is still a light. And the good memories are a constant feature in the books, it’s what makes the books have a good balance and makes us think, before or after crying, feel hopeless and at the same time loved.

The books made me thing of all the happy and funny memories I have of all the family members that have passed away, and all those that are having an hard time with health problems. It really is the beautiful, happy, loving memories that matter in the end. It’s how we touched our loved ones hearts and lives.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Love,

Jess

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