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Heaven Help Us: Inspired by a True Event [Paperback]

Jo Macleod
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Oct. 26 2011
In the early years of the twentieth century, a young boy and his foster sister died. Their souls did not pass into Heaven, however, and the two young spirits waited patiently for their mother to come to them. Even though Rosemary Sullivan-McGinty couldn't see her dead son and foster daughter, her mother's intuition convinced her that they were still close at hand. She pined day in and day out, for her lost little ones, and she refused to leave the farmhouse.

Rosemary died in 1940 and the old farmhouse in which their family lived - and died - would soon be abandoned. It has been empty since then.

Now, one hundred years after the children died, their story is being told. Rosemary found a way, and through her beyond-the-grave collaboration with Sophie, the children were rescued from their farmhouse. This is the story of a mother's undying love for her children - and how that power reached far beyond the grave to help them find their way back to her on the other side.

Author Jo Macleod has shaped this fictional tale around her own life experiences. This is their story, based on the true events of their spirit rescue.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional roller-coaster ride May 24 2012
By Donna S
What a story, it begins with a beautiful romance and takes you through the highs and lows of life back in the time. How descriptive this writer is, she makes you feel part of the story and pulls you in to the pages you are reading, can't put it down. Then tragedy strikes and you feel the emotional turmoil and sadness. She will make you cry and want to read more. Her poignant style will hold you throughout. She makes you feel each event as if you were there. An awesome ending, very uplifting, unexpected and inspirational, leaves the reader with hope and wondering if it was all real? I finished the book in two days and when I was done I was still looking for more. The story stayed with me for weeks after I had read it. The characters are so alive and life like and even now a month later, the story still haunts me. I just can't shake off this book. I hope she writes more. I will certainly be watching out for her next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Add to your must read list April 6 2012
I really enjoyed this book. The entire story just felt honest and true. You can't help but personally feel the profound sadness, terror, love, and hope woven throughout this captivating story. Can't wait for Jo Macleod's next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars pleased and left wanting for more April 3 2012
This book had me hooked. I had trouble putting it down, wanting to know more, and to find out what happens to these dear characters.
It is loving, it is shocking and it can bring tears.
I want to thank the author for sharing this vision and experience with her readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised me with personal insights Feb. 22 2012
The characters living life in a farming community in Ireland were rich and warm, with a happy demeanour toward the hard work required. The story drew me in, and then I got to know Rosie and the depth of despair she faced. I found myself making different choices about how I view my work, my role as a parent, and my compassion for friends who faced similar lives to Rosie. The final chapter surprised me with how the story came about and why, and I'm eager for the author's next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth DOES set us Free Jan. 3 2012
This story is important not just for the souls that inspired it, but for anyone struggling to come to terms with their own truth. The only way anyone can truly be free is to embrace their own truth. I thank you for sharing this story. I believe it can inspire others to move forward in their own lives, by helping them to recognize sometimes to move forward we must let go...
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