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Judith is the featured author in the “booknook” of February 10th, 2013 Edition of Family- The Magazine For Military Families in an article by Jamie Herzlich. According to Judith “Family is a major magazine for our military and their loved ones on our posts and bases around the world. I hope they enjoy Jamie’s article. I look forward to hearing from folks with their thoughts and ideas about “In His Stead” and I pray that our soldiers serving in harms way and their loved ones are reunited as soon as possible.”
“The book brought tears to my eyes on many occasions….Unconditional love at its finest… Sanders has written a magnificent novel that deserves to be heard. ” Mindingspot.blogspot.com
“This is a compelling, thought provoking and heart wrenching novel” Rafflecopter.com
“…Sanders makes readers feel as though they are there in the midst of the action…Emotions from laughter, tears, frustration, anger, and heartbreak are felt through each page.” Biddlebuzz.com
“I found myself unable to put the book down…Out loud bursts of laughter, deep breaths, giggles and tears…This is a book I would recommend any one and everyone to read.” Wifemomworklife.blogspot.com
“In His Stead by Judith Sanders makes a most compelling argument. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. I originally expected to find a hero of epic proportions, but instead found a character that far exceeds that notion. In His Stead is written with a descriptiveness that builds intimacy between unassuming characters..” Luxury Reading.com
“The characters are compelling and the story is well-written. Once you pick it up, you won’t want to quit…I do recommend this book…Go get it.” Earnest Parenting.com
“Best book I have read in a long time. The characters are so alive you find yourself…wishing they were your neighbors. I highly recommend this book..” Amazon customer
“In His Stead is a must read for anyone…” “For Judith Sanders on her authoring this book. “HOORAH” Jim Goodreads.com
“The premise is original, the characters well developed and the narrative is compelling. I read this book straight through and highly recommend it to others.” Amazon customer
“Bold and Thought Provoking… and brings the far-off war in Afghanistan home to the reader with painful reality. This is an exceptional book, and I highly recommend it to you.” Amazon customer
The weight of our soul? Now that is an interesting question and the most mind flexing idea in Dan Brown’s, The Lost Symbol. I found myself holding my breath until the elaborate precise scale described, had locked in the final weight of a dead body after the soul had left it. An intriguing thought.
I am a great Dan Brown fan and I have and will read every word he writes. But The Lost Symbol was a bit of a let down. Too many words describing even the smallest movement of the characters left me unable to hate, love or empathize with their problems. And the wandering in one door, underground and then into the streets of Washington DC had me searching for a map to orient myself and I lived in the DC area for five years.
Professor Robert Langdon was the only character genuine to me. And that is probably because once you have a great actor like Tom Hanks (The Da Vinci Code) in your head, he stays.
TMF (too many facts) made me feel I would fail the final exam because I hadn’t taken notes during my reading. I love history and mingling fact with fiction certainly makes the fiction more believable but this was OTT (over the top).
In spite of all that I can’t wait to read what Dan Brown comes up with next! Perhaps he will postulate a method for transference of a soul. Wouldn’t it be great to salt everyone’s soul with a pinch of Mother Teresa, Gandhi or Martin Luther King. What an amazing world this would be?
“Book lover and writer; fiction, fantasy, history, and dreams…the stuffing for my pages.” –Judith Sanders