In Another Life & Eight Days Reviews

Book Reviews & More by Kathy From the incredible prologue to the very last page, I was completely and totally captivated by In Another Life. Great characterization and stellar writing are hallmarks of a Cardeno C. story, but it is the very unique concept that makes this novella such an amazing experience. ... Shiloh and Travis are exceptionally well-developed characters and I absolutely adored both of them. ... In Another Life is a beautifully written novella that delivers a powerful message of hope and love. It is never gloomy or depressing and Cardeno C. deftly blends reality with a hint of fantasy and the resulting story is compelling, thought-provoking and heartwarming.

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Fallen Angel Reviews This may have been a short story, but the intricate plot line and incredible characters made it seem longer. ... Shiloh, like many young adults, didn't fit but instead of the typical plot of showing that the world would be different without him there, it took a completely different twist that the reader would never expect. The relationship between Shiloh and Travis was inspiring as it unfolded in the most unexpected way. Anything more would ruin the surprise and I for one loved this story, having already read it many times!

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Gay List Book Reviews Beans: This novella is spectacular. Shiloh is a beautiful combination of shy and quirky. He struggles to find his way but Travis's calm demeanor and strength are a balm to Shiloh. They are both incredible men and there is passion, humor, love, and and a faith in something amazing. ... Brilliantly written and executed, this is my favorite of Cardeno C's novellas.Nina:  I've read this a couple times now. It keeps getting better. There were so many beautiful, touching moments. I laughed, cried and smiled throughout. ... I loved the messages that are clear and resonant throughout. The sweet, tender and sensitive handling of serious and painful issues. A story of hope, second chances, new beginnings, faith, family, trust and love, so much love. A lot of that love will be yours. This is a holiday story that you will read again every year. I know I will.

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Gay.Guy. Reading and Friends I enjoyed both of these books for the same reason. They give hope. We all need a good dose of hope, especially during the holidays when depression can take hold of you.

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Guilty Indulgence There are not many books that can get to me in so few pages, it takes a very talented author to make 80 pages feel like 300. This is a very creative twist to It's a Wonderful Life and I enjoyed the unique timeline shifts in the story. Shiloh and Travis are two very likeable characters and it didn't take me long to become invested in their lives. This will be a holiday story that I will read every year if for no other reason than to remind myself how important the choices we make in life are to so many people. If you like your holiday stories short and beautifully emotional than In Another Life should be in your library!

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