Just received some exciting news from my publisher: Looks like my book, “Dear Ashley . . .” – A Father’s Reflections and Letters to His Daughter on Life, Love and Hope, will be available for purchase, via the internet, as early as mid-September and should be in bookstores everywhere no later than the first of the year! With that in mind, I thought I’d take a brief time-out from my “typical” daily posts to share some of the feedback I’ve received from the small handful of “advance readers” who have been kind enough to read and reflect on the book. I can’t tell you how very humbling it is to know that words shared can evoke this kind of a response:
“As a ‘young-ish’ mom, I always listen when those who’ve ‘been-there-and-done-that’ share their experiences and wisdom. Dear Ashley does that – and so much more! The wave of emotions I experienced from start to finish was overwhelming. One chapter I’m laughing, tears of joy streaming down my face. The next, I am shedding tears of sadness . . . It is a spectacular book . . . a work of art.” Allison D.
“From time to time, you get a chance to read a book that provides both important information and heartfelt inspiration. Dear Ashley is one of those books. It conveys critical thoughts on universal messages of love, commitment and self-awareness in an amazingly personal manner. Anyone who cares about making the most out of their life or the lives for which they are responsible should read this book.” Craig T.
“A moving story . . . about a father’s journey toward self-realization . . . and his unconditional love for his courageous daughter.” Cathy M.
“Don’s lyrical writing style and willingness to be vulnerable provides hope and direction to parents (and young adults) everywhere, no matter what they may be going through.” Bruce S.
“Dear Ashley is profound . . . insightful . . . a true testament to the unconditional love of a father for his daughter. I only hope that someday my children will know that I love them this much.” Kelly H.
“Dear Ashley” touches deeply on what and who we are, what we believe, how we live and what we wish for ourselves and for our children. Its pages overflow with sadness and joy, challenge and victory, doubt and faith and fear and love. It not only is a great read – it’s a keeper.” Robert T.
“A heartfelt and moving story that offers a unique perspective on several critical life lessons . . . and, above all else, on the importance and power of love.” Elaine P.
“Dear Ashley is terribly moving, almost overwhelming in its emotional projection of a father’s desire to protect and help bring healing to his daughter. As a reader, I’m left wanting to pick both of them up and give them a hug – as long as it would do no harm.” Pete F.