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Chokecherry - Sheri Meshal

A story that will take you through loss, uncertainty, second chances, hope and the special bond of friendship.

After a tragic car accident loosing her parents and siblings the young Dana leaves the cherished family farm to live with her Aunt Imra.  In time the trauma sees her treated as an inpatient more than once to get her back to herself and she also uses her own talents to 'write herself well' by continuing her siblings life's through pen and paper.  When her elderly aunt dies after falling down the stairs, secrets she has kept from Dana are told and she is encouraged to return to the farm she once knew as home.

Her journey see's her build in confidence and fate brings Dana and her soon to be best friend Stu together as well as her new furry loyal friend, one eared Slim (the dog).  It's a reminder of how people can just enter into your life unexpectedly for a reason or a need and this is exactly what happens here.  Dana comes alive when she is reaquanted with the family farm, although now sadly derelict, the memories still hold it together for her. The reunion with her neighbour Malcolm, who had continued to look after the place, gets off to a tricky start but you see it gradually blossom. Dana gets a second chance of life, freedom from the past memories and the weight of loss and a new reason to live.  The three of them strive to create something magical and uplifting with the farm but will the farms tormented secret and their lack of money halt their plans?

Sheri has a unique ability to create a magical visual read purely by the talent of her writing as she describes life on the other side or spiritual life from within oneself, for myself personally I would have absolutely loved more of this in the story.  It took the first couple of chapters to pull me into the story, having to re-read certain parts as it jumped around a little, but by no means do not let this put you off, it is well worth the read and by the end I was flicking those pages almost as fast as I was reading them. Once read you will find yourself thinking back fondly to the characters and the story.

This is a story is full of hope, reinvention and how you can take control in the opportunities of life if you would only let yourself.  If your looking for a really nice enjoyable read and enjoy a beautiful drop of spiritual fiction wrote beautifully by the authors hand then this is the book for you.