“I grieved for Bret as he experienced the struggles and challenges in his life” ~Reader

authorphoto_img_0345-copy-2Here is a project I put my heart into. The timeline of this story runs September to May, with a focus on December, Christmas, and New Year’s, making this a perfect holiday read that aligns with this time of year.

The artistic, easy-to-read second-edition of Beyond the Precipice designed by Linda J. Pedley is quite different and comes with added and updated material. The cover art is by Phobaphobia Productions.

A Powerful Story. It pulled me in and did not let go. I grieved for Bret as he experienced the struggles and challenges in his life. This is a powerful story that many teens and adults will relate to, and should read. This author has a lovely way of sharing a story. ~Donna Childree

Captivating Story. I loved this book! I was immediately drawn into the story of Bret, a University student struggling with a life he thought he should live, and one he is destined for. Eva describes in heart wrenching, honest detail, the emotional challenges that this young man must go through as he finds his right place in this world. He learns to love and understand himself with the help of some amazing people who have come into his life when he least expects it. This is a story that all young people should read and a few of us older adults as well that have also lived a turbulent life and survived to be happy. ~Sherry Maslyk

A compelling emotional roller-coaster ride and must read! Author Eva Blaskovic drew me into the story immediately with a vivid encounter between a young science major Bret and a cellist Nicole who is practicing the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Bret offers tips and advice and asks for a violin. Nicole can’t believe his proficiency with the instrument, and his musical insights. As the story progresses we learn he is a gifted musician with perfect pitch but no formal musical training.

Bret struggles with self-doubt and guilt brought on by the loss of his father and charges made against him by his uncle and brother.

Bret works part-time at a biomedical lab on campus and soon learns that his boss, an acclaimed surgeon, is also Nicole’s father. Before long Bret and Nicole develop a strong attraction for one another and this is encouraged by the family. Not only that, but Bret is encouraged to discover outlets for his latent talent and it becomes clear where his true destiny lies.

The story is superbly written in often lyrical, musical phrases. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. I can’t understate Bret’s struggles. Fortunately, he is surrounded by people who believe in him and help lift him up when he’s down.

I encourage you to read, Beyond the Precipice. You’ll be glad you did! ~Richard L. Weatherly

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I hope you enjoy this book and that it brightens your holidays.

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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2 Responses to “I grieved for Bret as he experienced the struggles and challenges in his life” ~Reader

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