from Anne's heart to mine!,
As with her book of poetry, she seems to write now on a more personnal level. I thoroughly enjoyed "On the Eve of Christmas" with a tear or two and laughed out loud when reading "Speak louder please. There is also romance in the delightful "Redefining Sarah." and tragedy in "A Voice Fom the past."
As I have all her other books I knew I would enjoy this one as well, and of course I was not disappointed. neither will you be..trust me!
Tales from the Heart,
Romance and Fun to Warm Your Heart, May 3, 2006
|Reviewer:||Carolyn Carr "www.balboa-island.com" (Newport Beach, CA) -|
review by Caryn Bruer author
Anne Lebrecht is the author of several published novels. Her latest effort carries the reader along with three young girls who are orphaned at an early age when their mother commits suicide. They live in foster homes, waiting for a father to come in search of them. When that doesn't happen, they are separated by the adoption of Sylvia, the eldest.
The author chronicles Sylvia's search to relocate her sisters, and find their father after she is adopted by loving parents and finds herself in a privileged set of circumstances. Her adoptive parents support her in every way. Her life is more than she dared hope for.
The two other girls are not as fortunate, and the author shows us what they face and deal with in less than ideal circumstances, but also their journey to finding love and happiness. These three young girls overcome hardship and adversity in a world that is a challenge for the toughest.
There is a happy conclusion to this story. I found myself smiling through the final chapter. Anne shows us that dreams can come true.
I adored reading this book.., "Memories of a Forgotten Past." July 23, 2005
Written in an elegant prose, Ms Lebrecht book is everything you look for in a story. It has a well written plot, that transport you from Montreal to California. The author's love for her native city in Canada is obvious throughout and should please most Canadian readers. Some Yiddish is interjected here and there..indeed a pleasure to read, making one wish the book would never end. Do I recommend this book? You bet!
Pierrette Komarek "LILI CAMPS" (Philadelphia Penna) -
Review of "The Woman Called Mother."
This short depicts how life, in the fading years, has a way of making one calculate their self worth. It seems that Anne Lebrecht takes the reader on a journey of summation. A summation of love of a mother, the measure and its meaning.Sometimes it takes a while to " Get It". Better late than never, still a bittersweet portrait laying in boxes in the attic.Can the real intentions of people be realized through child's eyes, or does it take life, fading away and one asking themselves;Did I understand? Did I do it right? As Anne Lebrecht points out in the short,the sum of it all is being loved by both parents, however differently, the sorrow lives on.
Review "Memories of a Forgotten Past"
Anne Lebrecht is a wonderful storyteller. Grab a blanket and a box of Kleenex then curl up on the sofa and enjoy this heartwarming story of love, loss and betrayal. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by Donna Laird author of Forever Yours and Katrina’s Destiny
Review of "Passover Memories" by Edd Voss.
Review by Jean Pike of : "Discoveries of a Hidden Past"
By Anne Lebrecht
Discoveries of a Hidden Past is a beautifully written story about choices, about relationships, and about family secrets.
Having earned her degree in clinical psychology, Marion Selmann finds herself at a crossroads in life-- Should she set up her practice in Montreal, the city she has grown to love, or return to California, in order to be near her family, whom she adores? On the heels of her decision to remain in Montreal, Marion receives an offer of marriage from her long-time lover, Jonathan.
As she begins her journey into matrimony, and then motherhood, Marion is faced with more decisions as she explores her beliefs on religion, fidelity, and the task of balancing her high-stress career with her role as a wife and mother. When a family secret is revealed, Marion must also come to terms with the hidden truth about her parentage, and how decisions made long ago have impacted her life and made her the woman she has become.
In this fictional character, Anne Lebrecht takes a look at the real-life choices every woman must make, and offers her readers touching insights into the complex inner workings of human relationships. I enjoyed this book very much!
Reviewed by M. Jean Pike
some dreams never die