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Echoes
by Sunny Serafino   

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Category: 

Literary Fiction

Publisher:  InstantPublisher.com ISBN-10:  1591963311
Pages: 

331

Copyright:  Sep 11 2003

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Set in Pennsylvania, Echoes is a chronicle of surprising urgency—a story of faith and a revelation of love. It's about Lily Hoffmann, a woman of amazing courage, determined to reach a goal not many people think she can. She needs a miracle!

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Lily Hoffmann must face the most difficult period of her life. She harbors a dark secret and now prays she will live long enough to mend broken fences and bring her family together again.

Her three adult children, scattered about the country, have drifted apart. They, too, hide behind guilty secrets.

With a surprising sense of urgency, Echoes reaches into this family's heart, discovers weaknesses and strengths, and explores the intrigue hidden there. Lily's story is a journey of faith, a revelation of love and a race against time.  


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pages 23-24

Kate opened her arms and Lily moved into them. This wasn't the first time they'd shared tears and faced problems. "Let me help."

Lily nodded. "Don't tell George. Not yet."

"I won't, but I think you're wrong. If it were him, you'd want to know wouldn't you?"

"If it were him, I'd know."

Neither said anything for several moments. Kate had never been a wife or mother but she sensed the feelings Lily had right now. Some women were the caregivers of the world, knowing instinctively when and where the hurt lay.

There was no sound inside the warm kitchen except the soft pelting of rain against the windows. Lily turned to Kate and said, "You know, you were wrong before when you said you always told me everything. You didn't."

"I did, too."

"No, you didn't."

"When didn't I tell you everything?"

"After graduation when there was talk that you'd go away to the convent."

They stood a foot apart and stared at each other. "I started that rumor to look important. I was mad at you for spending so much time with George." Kate waited expectantly for Lily's reaction.

Suddenly they were both laughing. "You dope," Lily choked. "George never took your place in my life. That love was different."

"I know," Kate said. "But I was a dope then."

The laughter melted the emotinal ice. It would be okay now. This was women's business. Together they'd handle the crisis.



Professional Reviews

Echoes
"This is Sunny's best work—a must read! An exciting novel dealing with the basics of life, love and death, Echoes challenges the reader to live each day with the realization that family is what gives life meaning." Laurie McVey Tow

Echoes
"I just finished your book "Echoes". I'm normally a finicky reader, but I must confess…I couldn't put your book down! I especially enjoyed the way each character's life situation unfolded. Congratulations! Very well done!" Pat Cook, Educational Technology, Martin County, Florida


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Reader Reviews for "Echoes"

Reviewed by Kathryn Perry 6/2/2008
I just finished reading Echos. It was another of those, "can't put it down" type of books. It keeps you reading and wanting more. The author keeps you guessing about how "things" are going to turn out. I think we can all relate to Lily's situation, wanting our children to be friends. I may read it again---I loved it that much


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