The Awakening: A Novel of Discovery

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WestBow Press, 2004 - Fiction - 311 pages
4 Reviews

Aurora Rose Norquest is different from her neighbors, different from most people. Still single at thirty-five, she spends every hour of her days and nights in an elegant Manhattan apartment, quietly caring for her invalid mother.

Then her mother dies, and Aurora's world spins on its axis. Reality shatters into startlingly realistic nightmares, and the shards of troubling memories slice into her sleep. Everything Aurora has believed about herself and her world fades into murky dreams that will not let her rest. Something, someone is pursuing Aurora--growing more threatening by the day, testing the limits of her sanity.

Will she find the courage to confront her unseen pursuer? Or will she surrender to the destructive melancholy that haunts her days and nights? What will it take to satisfy the relentless intruder whose voice presses her toward The Awakening?

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User Review  - Deborah -

Wow! An unusual story - but one which works on so many levels. In many ways this story is a parable - but it is also a powerful moving contemporary story. Very character driven - and the characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Krista -

What a great book! The story is intriguing and the characters are well written and well developed with realistic flaws and emotions. Occasionally the dream sequences got a little unrealistic, but the book as a whole was captivating. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers expect the unexpected from this versatile author. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 125 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels. Now that her two children have reached their twenties, Angie and her youth-pastor husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards--one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out paw-tographs at the airport. When she's not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course. Readers may visit her web site at

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