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Falling Into Place
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:06:08 AM »
Though a novella, Falling Into Place was more than ten years in the making. I needed to get Everett's voice 'just right' and I wanted his life to mean something. It's a story of recovery from the grief of war -- for the veteran and his family.

The Story

War changes people. Because of it, Everett was a stay-at-home dad before it was a choice. Only his wife Sue Ellen had a clue why he seemed to find it hard to cope. His four children, while respectful, wished he could do more than create gardens and fix breakfast. Sue Ellen's illness meant he needed to be able to fend more for himself. It also brought his World War II secret to light. And from the sadness grew understanding and stronger bonds. An important story told with humor and grace.

Sample of early reviews on Goodreads
 Elaine Orr is a magnificent writer and it shows in Falling Into Place. It's a very gentle story about some of life's most difficult moments, and the gentleness somehow makes it all OK. This is one of the best stories I have read in a very long time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And my guess is that you will too. Elisabeth on Goodreads

His kids have been kept resolutely out of his issues... what they do, and how Everett reacts, makes this small but beautifully realized story so compelling.  S. Smith on Goodreads

Everything will fall into place by the end of this well-written story...There's nothing dark or sexually explicit in this book; it is a "Cozy" read. Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy! Mary Vogelsong on Goodreads 

Links to Buy or Discuss the Book
Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Q7S22V
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Paperback at Create Space https://www.createspace.com/7580990
Goodreads Discussions https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36264806-falling-into-place
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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/falling-into-place-14
itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/falling-into-place/id1286943066
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Elaine_L_Orr_Falling_Into_Place?id=b-Y2DwAAQBAJ
Smashwords (all formats) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/748837
Large Print (forthcoming)


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Re: Falling Into Place
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 05:46:41 PM »
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