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Education in a New Society eSouls are bared and the aftermath is laid at our feet to ponderI received a copy of Just Destiny from Theresa Rizzo inxchange for my honest reviewPublication Date February 22 2014Publisher Theresa RizzoISBN 10 0989045021ISBN 13 978 0989045025Genre Adult FictionRomanceNumber of pages 374Available from Barnes Noble I haven t read a book like this in a very long time This book has Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education everything wrapped up into one Romance Heartache self discovery a suspenseful trial and most importantly this book is one that makes you stop and think and uestion what you believe is right or wrong I don t know about you guys but this is something that I do not see in many stories and it is something that I realized that I want to see of in booksThis beautiful yet heart breaking story is about a 28 year old journalist named Jenny who fell in love and married a man is who twelve years older than her Gabe is a brilliant philanthropic doctor who is the father of 2 college aged children Jenny feels that she has it all in her marriage Love and two step children who she adores When Jenny and Gabe first got married Jenny had decided that she did not want children but as time progresses she stars having doubts Andas destiny sometimes works she finds out that she is pregnant As Gabe and her go on a mini vacation to celebrate their two year anniversary she attempts to find a way to tell Gabe about her pregnancy But before she is able to tell him the truth tragedy strikes and Gabe is hit by a car Ambulance uickly arrives at the scene and they transport him to the hospital but his condition is what the medical field calls DOA Dead on Arrival He is completely brain dead and he is put on life support As Jenny trys to decide what to do keep Gabe on life support take him off donate his organs tragedy strikes again and she miscarries her baby At this point all she can think about is that she can t lose her husband and her baby at once So as she donates his organs she also has one reuest she wants toxtract some of his semen so can still have his baby This raises some yebrows but none than Gabe s uncle George As his legal guardian George feels that this is completely illegal and tells Jenny she will take him to court and stop her Just writing about the plot of the story I can continue on an write an ssay There is so much going on that if I addressed all the key points of this book then this would be longest blog post EVER I bet you can tell just from those couple of paragraphs that this is an The Baby Swap Miracle emotional book There are books that make you cry and then there are books thatffect you so much that you can feel the main characters distress all the way to your bones and that is what this book did to me Even though this book was motionally draining the writing and the plot development was so great that I did not put this book down for one moment I was actually FORCED to put this book down when my Ipad battery died and I was no a very happy camper Reading about this way Jenny was attempting to pick up her life after Gabe s death was heartbreaking but yet so realistic Her Determination And Struggle At determination and struggle at turn "WAS SO INSPIRING AS SOMEONE WHO "so inspiring As someone who finished nursing school some of the challenges Jenny faced were ones we talked about in school And how it is so important to discuss with your love ones what your wishes regarding resuscitation are These are hard discussion but oh so necessary And then this court case This whole idea of whether Jenny had a right to her husbands sperm since he was unable to give consent was so thought provoking I was completely torn in to There was the part of me that believed YES give this woman a chance to have her dead husbands child And then there was the logical part of me that said maybe this is not such a good idea All in all Theresa Rizzo does a great job at defending both sides of "the argument and allowing the reader to come up with their own opinion "argument and allowing the reader to come up with their own opinion the court case some things are revealed from both sides Both Jenny and George have some skeletons in the closet I have to admit I completely did not see Jenny s twist coming And the way it was revealed was one that completely threw me off guard Not because there was a dramatic build up but because of how it was just thrown out in a memory I almost did not believe what I had read and had to go back and re read the scene George s secret I have to saw I guessed correctly in a bit of foreshadowing in the beginning of the story AND YES THERESA IF YOU ARE READING THIS I GUESSED CORRECTLY I have gone this far in this review and I have yet to discuss another great part of this book When Jenny s world falls apart helping her pick up the pieces is Gabe and her best friend Steve He is her rock and shoulder to cry on during this difficult time But Gabe too has a secret And before you guys all go thinking that this is an obvious love story girl s husband dies and he falls for his best friend it is verything BUT that because there is 2 big problems Steve is ngaged to marry someone and lse and second he thinks that Jenny s plan to have Gabe s baby is wrong There is so much to this amazing book and it honestly a MUST READ for veryone I believe we all have our own path to travel Sometimes we make false starts and detours but we have this internal compass that knows our true path We just have to listen to itJenny Harrison is the proud and loving wifestep mother to her humanitarian Doctor husband and his two teenage children Alex and Ted They have a good life and good friends Steve and his Fiance Annie right next door A promising future lies ahead of them until an argument spins out of control and Jenny is trapped in a nightmare that ceases to ndWithout warning Jenny has to battle. Ated by grief she decides to preserve the best of their love by conceiving his child but Gabe’s family is adamantly opposed Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation even willing to chancexposing long held family secrets to stop her Caught in a web of twisted motives and contentious legal issues. .
This book pulled me in and hooked me by the various issues it Gender Justice explores Onespecially that I had never Generations and Collective Memory even thought about Great writing great plot flawed but lovable characters Would make for thought provoking discussions in book clubs I look forward to the next book Just Destiny Theresa RizzoThis is the second novel I have read by Ms Rizzo It isually as njoyable a read as the first Her combination of motion romance and controversial legal issues and courtroom drama is fascinating and kept me from putting this novel downFull review to follow on April 10th at Original review found at was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of this book directly from the author in From Notes to Narrative exchange for my honest thoughts I m not sure how she found me whether it be from Goodreads or my blog b This is the second book I have read by this author and she has a really nice writing style Both books have been well thought out and revolve around court cases The topic of this second book is uite controversial which would make this book a great choice for book clubs and those who like to hash out and debate issues that are uite often divided There is a list of discussion uestions at thend that can be used as a guide if needed Jenny abruptly becomes a young widow At the time of her husbands death she was pressured to make a decision to donate his organs Knowing he would want to save lives she agrees but at the same time she reuested to have his semen collected and frozen so she could conceive his child What seemed like a harmless and logical decision to her at the time turned into an ugly lawsuit by a family member to block her from access to his nephews semen The uestion up for debate is this Is there a difference between using a persons organs to save lives that already Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America exist vs using that persons semen or a woman sggs to create life that they may or may not have wanted Especially when they will have no say whatsoever in how many children are conceived and obviously will not be around to raise them Should anyone be allowed to proceed in doing so without any documentation from the deceased God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School expressing their wishes I know what I think but I ll just keep my opinions to myself Alongside the controversial court case there are also some side stories We have Steve Jenny s neighbor who has always loved her but out of respect for his friend kept his distance He isngaged to a very self absorbed woman and now finds himself drawn to Jenny out of concern for her well being This is no doubt causing conflicting Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) emotions for him and what he really wants This is a very twisty turny story with lots of surprise reveals throughout once again as I said of the last book felt like anpisode of a soap opera This is not a bad thing I used to love my daily soaps You just never knew what was going to happen next Makes for some very ngaging storytelling and keeps you on your toes I will admit that I wasn t very fond of Jenny But at the same time she was grieving and her reactions and decisions were very conflicting and not well thought out as a result The nding did not surprise me but at the same time I found her ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS FRUSTRATING SO coaster of motions frustrating So jury is out on how I feel about the outcomeAll in all
THIS WAS A GREAT READ PROBABLY NOT FOR EVERYONEwas a great read probably not for veryone anyone who really doesn t want to get into a moral debate about the issue of in vitro fertilization I actually found this very Foraging for Survival eye opening Makes me want tonsure my wishes are loud and clear in my will when it comes to organ donation It s one of those things that will just make it Fragments easier on those we leave behind Thanks to the author for the complimentary copy of this book wwwktbookreviewscom Click to Enter to WIN anCopy of JUST DESTINYEnds April 13 2014Just Destiny by Theresa Rizzo is an Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries emotionallylectrifying journey filled with controversial tension courtroom drama and an in your face awakening for Jeni as she learns how those around her perceive the person she is as she fights for the right to use her late husband s sperm to impregnate her Jeni s journey to a newfound self awareness of the person she is who she is becoming and who she wants to be is filled with miles of painful potholes "dark tunnels and twists and revelations than a mountain road Theresa Rizzo has made a statement about love need and "tunnels and twists and revelations than a mountain road Theresa Rizzo has made a statement about love need and that is thought provoking to say the least Through it all she never once tries to force the reader to agree or disagree and in the nd when you think this is it I KNEW that was going to happen she cleverly throws in one heart stopping twist that in turn leaves the reader romantically charmed and slightly taken abackIf you have ver had any thoughts about if it s possible for a man and woman to be platonic friends Jeni s relationship with her neighbor raises this issue perfectly timed and choreographed to play into the story well Do you have feelings regarding the use of a deceased husband s sperm this is huge to the story Is it anyone s concern Is the sperm of the deceased different than harvesting organs to save the lives of those who need them Is risking putting another generation at risk for a genetically transmitted disease not to be consideredMs Rizzo is telling a story of love of need and of acceptance that the past cannot be relived There are no do overs but there is a future to be lived Jeni is not always likable but she learns to be honest with herself a huge step So many secrets have been withheld only to meet the light of day like graffiti on the walls of the world Beautifully written under the guidance of Ms Rizzo s creative touch both the story and the characters come alive and leave their imprint on your mind This is not pure romance the drama is high the intrigue is taut. What would you do if your whole world fell apartJenny Harrison made some poor choices in the past but marrying Gabe was the best thing she’d ver done They had the perfect marriage until a tragic accident leaves Gabe brain dead and her world in ruinsDevast.
Download Just Destiny Destiny #1In court and old family secrets surface By refusing to give in she d put a big bulls ye on her forehead But Jenny takes things one day at a time and tries to keep herself from falling apartJust Destiny by Theresa Rizzo is a women s fiction story that is guaranteed to touch your heart I thoroughly njoyed this story and would recommend it to anyone who njoys stories that mix romance with courtroom drama At times controversial Just Destiny touches on love revenge and the what ifs in life Definitely a book worth reading 4 Stars I received an E Copy of Just Destiny by the author in One Ticket To Texas exchange for a fair honest review What would you do if your world fall apart What would you do if your husband is declared brain dead and you lose the baby you re carrying at the same time Would you preserve that chance in conceiving his child Is it worth going to court and have your life publiclyxposed Jenny fought to hold on to something that was to be hers and Gabe s her husbands I admit I don t uite agree on her decision but I understood and respected it But then again I don t uite agree with most of her choices like not telling Gabe she was pregnant for one But she owned her mistakes and learned from itI love that I got to read Gabe s thoughts and feelings for JennyAnd there s the hot and sexy Steve Jenny s neighbour and best friend But Steve loves Jenny than just friends though he fought against his feelings to the Helpmate extent of getting himselfngage with someone he didn t love And though he doesn t uite agree with what Jenny is doing he supported her all the way The sacrifice he made to support Jenny you can t help but love him I thought he was perfect His character is definitely one of the most develop in the storyI Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy enjoyed readingverybody s opinion on such a touchy issue ven George s Gabe s uncle the opposing party the villain of the story Though I would really just rather strangle him The book started off slow but it did pick up its pace along the way I loved reading the court scenes the most The controversy of the issue its legal medical and thical areas it is pretty touchy Ms Rizzo must have made thorough research on such cases it was definitely most intriguing just fascinating A surprising read and I loved it It is Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader edgy romantic heartbreaking andnlightening Written in multi POVARC kindly provided by author to Slitsread Blog for honest review Review also posted here Since I wrote the book naturally I think it s wonderful It s great for anyone who likes a good romance with a little Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead extra in the plot This story would make a great book club read stimulating tons of uestions And I d love to be atach book club meeting to hear the discussion and listen o Bryozoan Evolution everyone s opinions 4 Stars and a recommendation for any reader of the Contemporary Romance genre sGift copy provided by the author inxchange for an honest review Finding a Path Do you believe in destiny about predefined outcomes that happen regardless of the way you live your life Are there other ualifiers that define destiny does the Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) end result need to be a major lifevent or something that impacts how you live your life and what other choices maybe be made In Just Destiny author Theresa Rizzo constructs characters and a storyline that begs the age old uestion about whether or not we Silvers Edge end up in certain situations living a certain life regardless of all the planning we do in lifeJust Destiny is a complex story filled with heartache and the turmoil about accepting what is and moving on and about fighting for what we believe is right We see our main character Jenny Harrison go through a major lifevent a major loss and then use the xperience to find her purpose The basis of the story is whether or not Jenny can win a legal battle brought about by her deceased husband s uncle to use her husband s sperm much like any other case of organ donation Jenny s motivation was uestionable but understandable all the same Logic tells you that doing this would only inhibit Jenny from moving on but really how is that any different than if they had already had children They built a life together and this would just have an xtension of that no As a reader that s what you re forced "To Consider Throughout The "consider Throughout the we are given clues and Going Berserk eventually we find out about secrets on both sides of the court case within both Jenny s and Gabe s family that will impact how the battle is fought andventually the trial s outcome But that s just part of what the story is about This story is also largely about the development of romantic love from friendship Jenny s neighbor and best friend Steve Grant is there to help her pick up the pieces and deal with her grief he s xperiencing his own grief as Jenny
S Husband Gabe Was Hishusband Gabe was his friend What follows is the slow realization on bother characters parts that there could or should be between them ven after one thinks they have found their one true love Steve s relationship with Jenny forces her to realize what s she s learned about herself from loving Gabe and helps her come to terms with personal growthOne of the strongest aspects of this book is the dialogue writing From the daily mundane conversations the conflicts between would be fianc s and friends and Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America especially with the courtroom testimony and activities These scenes are very believable and well writtenven with my limited knowledge of court cases the dialogue rings trueIn Just Destiny one of the central characters muses I believe we ach have our own path to travel Someone we make false starts and detours but we have this internal compass that knows our true oath We just have to listen to it I d like to believe this is true that if we listen to our instinct our hearts yes we find our destin. Jenny turns to best friend and attorney Steve Grant Steve wants to help Jenny but he has reservations and secrets of his own When something so private and simple turns public and complicated will Jenny relent What is Steve willing to sacrifice to help Jenny.