Reviews and Accolades
NetGalley, Diane L, Reviewer
The Dreaming Road by author Elizabeth Moore consumed me until I had finished the book. The book is about a mother’s search for answers and her personal journey in dealing with an unrelenting grief after the suicide death of her eighteen year old daughter. This author writes the story from both the mothers’ view and from Callie’s experiences as she is navigating the afterlife. Ok, I will admit that I cried as I read the book. The feelings of Diane and Callie are so intense until it broke my heart. Do not let this stop you from reading this book! My tears and feelings of grief are proof the author has been very successful in conveying true emotion and deep feelings in a reader. Diane is obsessed with knowing where Callie or her spirit has gone after her physical death. She feels that Callie is still somewhere waiting or may be able to contact her in some way. I won’t post spoilers, but the author writes a very intriguing possibility for Callie in the afterlife. Callie is written as being in a place of therapy or training before she can proceed further in her afterlife journey. She still has her edgy personality and things to learn with decisions to make. As a reader, it is not our responsibility to agree or disagree with the plot of the author’s book. Just enjoy and consider the possibilities. A beautifully written book!
Good Reads, Angeline G, Reviewer
I like to read something a little different every now and then so when I saw the blurb for this book, I had to give it a go. The Dreaming Road is a beautiful story of a mother’s loss, grief and love over the death of her daughter. It was well written and delved into areas of spirituality, which are of great interest to me. I found Diana’s side of the story to be heart wrenching, gritty and very real. Unfortunately, I struggled with Callie’s version of events. Obviously, I can’t say what’s true and what’s not – who knows for sure whether there’s an afterlife or not but I began the book with an open mind and was prepared to be enlightened but all I did was found myself disbelieving more and more as the book went on. It all seemed a little far-fetched and I began to think that Diana’s communications with Callie were little more than a figment of her imagination but a positive way to deal with her enormous grief. I guess we all of fairly fixed ideas of whether there is an afterlife or not and if so, what it looks like and Callie’s versions of the afterlife were just a step too far for me but that’s not to say it wasn’t a lovely book with some gems of good advice tucked away inside. It was definitely worth a read and it’s a book I will return to again, purely for Diana’s side of the story and the positive lessons that can be learned from such a painful life lesson.