Author Barbara Boyer, Courage of Fear, Hailed Sparks in Today’s Market

Critics acclaim Barbara Boyer author of Courage of Fear, is the female Nicholas Sparks.
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    “Love, like life, never dies. It merely shifts.” Barbara Boyer    
    New England raised San Diego author Barbara Boyer takes readers through a suspense-filled journey of love and conflict with her inspirational fiction novel, Courage of Fear (Release Dec. 2008) where critics commonly refer to her writing as the female Nicholas Sparks. Boyer’s Courage of Fear draws on her many years of her own person spiritual quest to share philosophies that prove to inspire and enlighten while entertaining and enthusing readers forward from start to finish—leaving them wanting more.
    “Angela Hearly-Peterson had it all—a beautiful home, adoring husband, a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, even a Pulitzer for her bestselling inspirational memoir Wrestling With the Demons. Little does Angela know it’s all about to come crumbling down. Her husband Jackson00the beloved ‘moon to her sea’—has a secret gambling problem and has lost their entire fortune. In debt to Las Vegas casinos, he commits an almost unspeakable act that will send Angela into a downward spiral. She flees the West Coast for her family compound on Nantucket, where she plans to end the miserable charade that her life has become. The island remains home to people who still love Angela and remember the little girl she used to be before fame and fortune struck. One man in particular has been waiting for her return. Leo, her unrequited high school boyfriend, still holds a torch or Angela and believes that they will end up together. Slowly, the motley group of islanders bands together to coax Angela back from the edge.”  —Kirkus Discoveries
   Each chapter begins with inspirational quotes from Courage of Fear protagonist’s Pulitzer book Wrestling With the Demons, which in of itself would make for a superb daily meditation book. Kelly Moran, author and Reviewer ( states this to be “an excellent choice. It made the book stand apart from the rest and only added to the potency of the story.” Moran continues with “hauntingly powerful inspirational fiction novel that will toy with your emotions in ways you cannot fathom. Cleverly written and deftly portrayed, Boyer creates unforgettable characters with an intense plot-line. Her extensive vocabulary and understanding of the human condition makes for a great read. … the ending was phenomenal. If you are in the mood for a good laugh, cry, or intellectually stimulating read, I suggest you pick up Courage of Fear.”
    Kirkus Discoveries writes, “Riveting until the end…a delightful bit of postmodernism ending… suspenseful, exciting…full of indelible characters who will hook enthusiastic readers. Boyer is adept at writing details that bring characters to life… Page turning inspirational fiction…”
    Edna Maters, Avid Reader (Phoenix AZ) reported, “Sad and heartbreaking. Triumphant and joyous. Unpredictable and surprising…a treat. When can we expect the next one?”
    Courage of Fear directs its readers that bad things don’t happen to good people, life happens—insisting that “Love is not an act based on conditions. Love is the condition that all other acts are based on. Love for our Creator. Love for others. Love for ourselves.”—while the story engages readers to understand that there is always purpose in everything that always leads to the bigger picture as a whole (self).
    Courage of Fear can be ordered from Ingram, Amazon, and retail stores at release with a retail sales price of $16.95. Advance REVIEW Copies and press kits (includes articles about the author) can be requested by contacting OceanMoon Publishing at

About the Author: Barbara Boyer used writing as a passionate outlet from the time of her youth (dealing with the dragged out loss of her mother to cancer, teen runaway, teen pregnancy, addiction, single-parenthood.) Once Boyer’s daughter was enrolled in law school she resigned from her inpatient counseling position to pursue her life long dreamed of career as a screen writer. Her personal story is as uplifting as Courage of Fear. To learn more about the hilarious “hoospa of the writer chasing a dream…of the runaway that believed she could” visit her website and her blogs under the “it’s all about me” section.

Book Statistics
Title:       Courage of Fear
Author:   Barbara Boyer
ISBN:       978-0-615203-63-8
Category:    Inspirational Fiction
Edited:      David King
Length:    180 pages
Retail price:    $16.95

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