An Amazing,Complex, and Fascinating Story!!!, July 8, 2013
By Mary Firmin

This review is from: Pieces of You (Kindle Edition)
Pieces of You
Joyce Elferdink

This is a compelling story and not to be taken lightly. The author has done an incredible job of posing the Eternal Questions about Life, Death, and the Afterlife. The writing is skilled and her manipulation of time quite remarkable. If you are interested in some of the answers to Life's Big Questions, you will love this book. Janine and Mark have only just met online, barely had time to let their budding romance blossom, when Mark is suddenly taken ill. Suffering from kidney failure, he is paralyzed and unable to communicate. This comes as a complete shock to Janine but she is determined to remain loyal and support him in any way she can. In his coma state, Mark is taken on a Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol kind of journey. Led by a friendly ghost named Zachri, Mark is taken through his PAST, through all the horrors of the Vietnam War, the deaths of his buddies, and the regrets he harbors even today. He is then given a painful overview of the Social Horrors of the PRESENT, and eventually, Zachri reveals how Mark's tenuous yet growing feelings for Janine will feature in his FUTURE. Ms. Elferdink aims to capture a whole array of truths and I admire her dedication to this task. Pieces of You is a complex, heartfelt book and will require you to answer many questions about your own Truth. Finally, Mark gets a sweet snapshot of the Afterlife and is asked to decide between Heaven and his love, Janine. What would you do?

Mary Firmin, author Deadly Pleasures.