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Saving Mary - The Possession - Book One

by Deidre Havrelock

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Deidre's early life was miserable. A drunken father, a disinterested mother, an uncle who molested her, all added up to an unbearable life. She was tormented by nightmares and felt that eyes were watching her at all times. When she began playing with a Ouji board, she came into contact with an "entity" named Fred who claimed to be watching out for her. Fred stayed with her throughout her teen years, refusing to leave even when she asked him to leave.

"Saving Mary" is the first in a two-part series about a girl who was plagued by demon possession, but was eventually delivered from her torment. Her story is fascinating, yet it is also a warning to those who would experiment with the supernatural. I look forward to reading the second book in the series.

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Virtual Book Cafe Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Virtual Book Cafe Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising* ( )
  Tammy.Ford.Cuevas | Jun 29, 2012 |
A deeply spiritual book, even Christian, is not always about rays of golden sunshine and immediate answer to prayers. Sometimes the path of a Christian is extremely dark making the Valley of the Shadow of Death look bright and cheery. Ms. Deidre Havrelock explores her spiritual growth in her book, Saving Mary – The Possession.

As you can probably tell from the title, this Christian book will take you down a dark path. You follow a young girl who watches her parents’ marriage fall apart. You see her deal with unseemly behavior from men in her lives. Be prepared to have your heart break as you watch her seek God only to find the evil one.

Deidre finds herself the object of Satan’s desire. He wants her. She seeks God but gets confused as to who is the good guy and who is the bad. The deceptiveness of Satan is extraordinary.

This is a raw book. Ms. Havrelock does not sugar coat anything. She lays out what she sees and experiences with such words that you feel her pain in the book.

What was wrong with the book? It ended. I forgot this was book one. She ended it with me wanting to contact her and demand the next part. My friends will see this as sweet justice directed at me.

What do you need to know before buying this book? It is Christian. It is an exploration in the world of evil. It explores divorce, molestation, drunkenness, demons, and more. It is not a long book but every page is full of the girl’s journey. You won’t find this a light read.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of The Virtual Book Tour Cafe' and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by The Virtual Book Tour Cafe', no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides ( )
  RebeccaGraf | May 31, 2012 |
Saving Mary is about the heartbreaking, fascinating, and sometimes scary story of author Deidre Havrelocks life growing up – fighting possessions and being haunted by demons. Now, right off the bat, how can you possibly resist that premise? Even if a tale of fiction, the idea of demons and possession can be an addicting subject, but throw in the fact that is a REAL story – that someone actually went through this terrible journey…that just brings things to a whole other level.

This story, I thought, it was very easy to get attached to Mary and what must have been a traumatic time. You want to help her, hold her and protect her – and when you remember that this is in fact a memoir – you can’t help wanting to reach out to her and pour love and protection over her.

There was many times reading this that I gasped, gaped, couldn’t breathe, or was plain scared. Havrelock opened her soul, and spilled it onto the page. The premise and her journey are so fascinating, gut wrenching, and addicting you can’t help flying through this book.

This was an excellent read, and highly recommended. Havrelock truly put her blood, sweat, and tears into this book – it’s dripping emotion. Even if you have no belief or the least bit of an open mind to the idea of demons and possessions, you have to applaud Havrelock for the sheer amount of courage it must have taken not only to relive it all to put it on paper – but to send her story out into the world to share with others.

There was no part of this story that I could ‘put down’, complain about, or have a negative word to say about. It’s truly a fascinating read. Anyone who is a fan of memoirs, paranormal, or someone who loves a book that makes you feel I would recommend this book to. Two big thumbs up from me on this amazing book and Havrelocks story.

**My review copied from my blog, www.CrazyLadywithaPen.blogspot.com ( )
  DarianWilk | May 18, 2012 |
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