Keeping the Momentum: Book Sales and Accolades 

I sold out of my first supply of books, immediately after my private book launch celebration, virtual Internet book launch and newswire announcement.  Fortunately, I stocked up again.   Readers continue to send me unsolicited comments, and I feel blessed that my message of love and hope following the loss of a child is touching others so deeply.   Here is a sampling of the initial response to A Butterfly’s Journey:

  • “Later that evening, after we arrived back home (from the book launch party) and everyone was settled for the night, I decided to begin reading the book.  It was so emotional…so compelling…so riveting, I couldn’t put it down!  By 3:00AM, with only a couple chapters left, I realized I needed to get some sleep if I expected to be able to function the following day! I finished the book last evening.  You did a great job, Barb.  Your book is powerful, emotional and poignant.  Tears were streaming down my face so profusely at times, I could no longer read the print on the pages, and had to put the book down to clear the tears from my eyes, before I could go on.  You clearly speak from the heart and share your very personal and private feelings in an honest and thought-provoking way. My hope is that this book gets enormous exposure, because with the right exposure, it is certainly destined to be on the best-sellers list.  Thank you for sharing with such honesty and clarity, your very powerful journey about surviving grief after the death of a child and emerging a stronger, more confident person.”

 ~ Nancy Noyes Lambert, bereaved stepmother, Salisbury, MA

  • “I am now totally engrossed in your book and look forward to savoring it for maybe another day instead of just rushing through. It is just so powerful, gripping and compelling, Barb. Just so well done. I like Andre’s words on the back cover about shining a hard-earned light through your bottomless grief. Now I look forward to hearing more about the words and signs that may be coming from Brent in the pages to come. That was what was so staggering on my journey after my father’s death (and including that of my ex-husband and step-mother) – the spiritual insight absolutely dazzles, when it pierces our ordinary sense of reality.” 

~ Jane  Bernhardt, author of “We Are Here“ and “The Sweet Conversation,” Exeter, NH

  • I could not wait for this book to come out and as I read it I did not want it to end. It is the best book I have ever read. You did an awesome, awesome job telling your story that so many of us know to well. It even reaches those who have not suffered the loss and brings them as close to understanding our world as I feel is possible without living it. Your words made me laugh and made me cry, best of all you brought comfort. In sharing your story you shared our stories.”  

       ~Patricia Van Coppernale, bereaved mother, Merrimac, MA


New developments are in the works for sharing on a larger scale my expertise in helping bereaved families find love and hope again after the loss of a child.  Stayed tuned…and check out my next few blogs that will be posted in the weeks ahead.

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