Release Date: June 6, 2023
About The Book:
When Lynn and her husband set out for a weekend retreat to repair their rocky marriage, icy roads lead to a fatal collision that ends Lynn’s life. Stranded between the physical world and the afterlife, Lynn experiences the grief of her loved ones as they process her death.
Lynn’s life-long friends are tortured by not only loss but also unspoken wounds in their friendship. With clever influences from above, Lynn coaxes them to reunite at a beachside cottage on the one-year anniversary of her death. Determined to prompt their healing so they can help her family move on, Lynn reminds them of a sacred promise, hoping it will lead to truths they can’t face on their own. Will it be enough to remind them of the power of their bond?
As Lynn struggles to repair the relationships she left behind, she soon realizes the greatest challenge will be letting them go.
About The Author:
Donna Norman-Carbone has a passion for writing women’s fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. After having taught as a university adjunct and adult educator, Donna currently teaches writing, film and British literature to high school students. She lives in a small Connecticut suburb where she and her husband have raised three children, two Labrador Retrievers and a Siamese cat.
Donna holds a master’s degree in English from Southern CT State University. She is a member of the WFWA, WNBA, CAPA and a tour guide for the Bookish Road Trip. In her spare time, Donna enjoys reading a good book on a sunny Cape Cod beach, traveling worldwide to immerse herself in other cultures, and spending cherished time with family and friends.
“Readers will be riveted from the first page of this compelling story of a woman’s will to put the lives of her loved ones first before her own journey can end.”
Barbara Conrey – USA Today Bestselling Author of Nowhere Near Goodbye
“Donna Carbone’s debut novel is a cleverly imagined story that quickly engages the reader in the worlds between life and death and the love that transcends both. All That is Sacred calls each of us to treasure the true value of friendship to lift us up, to be more and to heal our most bruised selves.”
-Grace Sammon, Author of The Eves, Host of The Storytellers
“Donna Norman-Carbone weaves together a beautiful, captivating story that will not only grab your attention from the first page but will stay with you long after you’ve finished the last one. This is a stunning debut by a gifted writer. All That is Sacred is the perfect book for summer 2023. A must read for the season.”
-Hope Gibbs, author of Where the Grass Grows Blue
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