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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Believe! A Woman's Odyssey from Tragic to Magic by Lisa Nicks-Balthasar is an engaging and heartrending memoir that chronicles the author's life story where she speaks about the untimely death of her partner Keith who was her high school sweetheart because of brain cancer. The author lived a financially stable and comfortable life with her husband and two daughters, Amanda and Kelsey. After she lost her husband, she embarked on a healing journey that took her to new lands and gave her the opportunity to look deep into her spirit. From a nightmarish life of loss and grief, she experienced a miracle at the Burning Man in the Nevada desert. This story of love, triumph, and miracles will make readers restore their shattered dreams, and help them believe in love and magic again.
Believe! A Woman's Odyssey from Tragic to Magic is raw and honest and leaves readers with myriad emotions ranging from grief, loss, pain, betrayal, loneliness, self-discovery, self-exploration, and spiritual awakening. Lisa Nicks-Balthasar is vocal about her life and the turns it took from losing her husband to finding love and a wonderful soul mate again. The second part of the memoir has spiritual undertones and reveals the author's positivity, transformation, and incredible journey of self-discovery. The author's story gives hope to a lot of readers out there when it comes to healing and finding love all over again. The memoir will resonate with many readers and also make them realize the power of the word 'Believe'.