29 Nov 2014

“I ENJOYED IT!” – new reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it!, November 26, 2014

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This review is from: Time to Let Go (Kindle Edition)
This is not the type of story I normally read; however, I found it to be an interesting difference. I found myself telling other people about what was going on in the story, which is not typical for me. I typically don’t post reviews either, so it must have made an impression. I could put it down and get some sleep, but I did find myself looking forward to being able to pick it back up to see what would happen next. To me, it had just enough drama without going over the top. I enjoyed it!

– What more can an author ask for?

 …well also
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtfully Compassionate, November 24, 2014

I genuinely enjoyed the way Mr. Fischer delved into the personal dynamics amongst Hanna, her parents, and her two brothers. The interchanges between Hanna and her parents may seem all too familiar to those in similar situations, and while there is ample comic relief coming from Biddy, it is tinged with the very real sadness of this condition. Karim, a supporting character, befriends Hanna and also plays a significant role in influencing the outcome of her personal journey.

While most people have had an experience dealing with a person affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, no matter how brief the encounter, there are those who have had to live with it on a daily basis. In this story, Hanna never regrets having rearranged her life to more fully include her family, even though in reality, this is not always the case. Compassion and understanding go a long way in any comparable scenario, and Christoph Fischer makes this point very well. This is a book that will tug at your heartstrings, and I highly recommend it.

 5.0 out of 5 stars I FELL IN LOVE WITH HANNA!, November 17, 2014
 
Hanna is the embodiment of what a daughter should be. She handles a sad case like her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease with strength and in a positive manner that impressed me. Not once did she step out of character. Not faced with the hardships of her career, not when she needed to keep secrets from Walter, and not even when she stood up to Henrik and his commercially viable decisions. Christoph Fischer did a wonderful job portraying her on all levels. To me, she was the real heroine of this story. And it was a pleasure following her from start to finish.

I have always found Alzheimer to be the worst scenario that can happen to anyone. Unlike other ailment, it spares your body but grabs your mind. Without our minds, what are we? Memories are the only ties we have to ground us and keep us moving forward. So, this poignant story remained pleasant for me, most important, as Biddy and Hanna teamed up to give us so many wonderful memories. Walter was also very moving and he too found ways to remain true to himself while showing he could still adapt to his changing surroundings, his meeting and conversation with Karim, very touching.

All in all, a great read and at the end, I felt the story’s title was telling me: Time to Let Go. Only truth was the story would not let go of me!

4.0 out of 5 stars Real Story Of Life, November 14, 2014
This story of life, love, family can be compelling in parts. It is so real in the way a family, who perhaps aren’t so tight
knit pull together to deal with their ageing parents. Or is it just how their daughter rises to the occasion!

Time To Let Go:

Time to Let Go is a contemporary family drama set in Britain.
Following a traumatic incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off work and leaves her home in London to spend quality time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that neither can she run away from her problems, nor does her family provide the easy getaway place that she has hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and, while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.
The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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