A New Publication by Award Winning Author
From an award-winning author this story is about a young woman who is in the throws of giving up on life. Her journey into inter-generational friendships brings a fulfilling story to the reader.
Can the mending of one’s tattered, torn and ragged edges or the discovery of threads of saving graces change lives? Or will one’s ill-fated beginnings become the end of the story?
Sew the Heart is a story of hope and inspiration. Look for a patch of yourself and your women friends stitched in the fabric of the tale.
News of Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected travels!
Here is a new review:
I enjoyed Gift of a Lifetime so much I read it three times. What a character was Fanny. So much devotion to God and the family. ~ Leonie, from Brisbane, Australia
2014 EVVY Awards in Anthology & Audio Book Category
Winner Harvest Book Competition – Young Adult Category
A great Christmas gift the whole family can enjoy together!
Short Stories: Lessons of Heart & Soul
Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected
“A story of multi-cultural love, faith, healing and life lessons.”
2ND Place :Audio Book Category
MERIT AWARD: Anthology Category
Winner: Young Adult Category of the 2014 Harvest Book Competition. For more information, view the Showcase Magazine here.
“You’ll fall even deeper in love with Fanny when you hear her voice,”
~narrated by the author Sue Batton Leonard
“Sue’s ability, through dialogue, to share Fanny’s voice and powerful role in Sue’s developing years is a gift to readers.“
~ Mary Kurtz, author
Congratulations on your recent release of “Gift of a Lifetime.” Charlotte and I ordered a couple of copies and just love the entire book. The “photographs” are magnificent and really adds to the reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful book. It is both a joy to read and a comfort to hear such a touching story. Congratulations, again. You did good!
~With warm regards, Ervin (Earl) Cobb, CEO and Managing Partner, Richer Life, LLC
Oh Sue… I finished your lovely book last night… I made myself take it slow after the first half and treated myself to a few chapters each night… finished it with tears on my cheeks and a happy heart! I just recommended to my Virtual Book Club friends. You have a wonderful gift and a blessed outlook on life and I am glad you share it with all! Your Fanny is smiling down at you for sure!!!
~ Kyle H.
I just finished reading your book on my kindle. I loved it! So sweet and so simple, yet you captured so many details and personalities. Reading it brought back many memories from my own childhood in CT. We, too, had a “Fanny,” her name was “Weezy” (Louise was her real name). She wasn’t as quick to catch on to our antics as your Fanny was though!
A delightful narration of the heartwarming relationship amongst a remarkable older women, a brave young girl with a serious medical condition, and her family. This is a story of trust, faith, friendship, and deep love for one another. Readers will be inspired by Ms. Leonard’s challenges that would empower her to live a life most fulfilling. ~Barbara Gueldner, PhD, MSE, Licensed Psychologist
I was touched by the strength and courage of a small girl struggling with poor health, the dedication of heart doctors who developed their surgical techniques that helped this girl live a healthy life, the protection of her twin sister and the house help who seemed to be an ever present focus in the household.
~ Karen Gilroy, author Nourishing the Healer Within
Gift of a Lifetime is indeed that…a story of how the simplest words can have the most impact on our lives…can make us stop and think…can help us change our ideas and attitudes. Sue Leonard beautifully describes how the wisdom and faith of a simple, uneducated woman impacted her whole family and impacts us, the readers as well.
~ Salley Gibney, You Are Never Alone Foundation
Sue Leonard’s memoir is filled with a summer’s sweet memories of childhood; and deepened with the introduction of Sue’s beloved Fanny. Sue’s ability, through dialogue, to share Fanny’s voice and powerful role in Sue’s developing years, is a gift to readers.
~ Mary B. Kurtz, author of At Home in the Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West Sue Leonard’s
Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected, is an unexpected delight. Love, caring and attachment are the themes that make her story poignant and touching. The characters in this true account are ones the author knows and depicts well…be prepared to smile and have your heart warmed!
~ Dawn V. Obrecht, M.D. author of Mission Possible and From the Edge of the Cliff
Psst…..The audio book holds the real treasure! It’s my favorite. The voice is not to be missed. It will enhance your reading pleasure!
Listen to, or read, this memoir on your Apple, Android orWindows devices.
Also available at select local independent book stores (links below):
- Ukazoo Books, Towson, Maryland
- Book Crafters
- Come & See Christian Books & Gifts, Steamboat Springs, CO
- Barnes and Noble
If you would like to distribute ‘Gift of a Lifetime,’ please contact Ingram Books for more information.