Author's Two Books Capture the Beauty of Life, and Give Understanding of Its Loss

Ride to the Stars Through the Eyes of a Dove
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July 4, 2011 - PRLog -- More than just a fictional tale, Suzanne Gene Courtney’s Ride to the Stars is a tribute to her late son, Daniel Robert Sayre, and perfectly captures the beauty of life—human and spiritual—to give children a better understanding of loss and the circle of life.

Courtney tells the story of Daniel, a young boy, and his turtle, Honu, who live on the Big Island of Hawaii. The two share a journey and the result is a loving and gentle message that inspires young ones to cherish each day and live life to the fullest.  

Spanning over two decades, her lyrical prose is peppered with words of comfort and wisdom that resonate with a universal truth—despite pain that seems unbearable, life does and must continue. This bittersweet story carries an enormous sense of purpose and dignity—a celebration of her late son’s life—reflected through the delightful characters she has created and their relationship to one another and the world around them.

The circle of life is one of life’s greatest mysteries; our physical bodies are here so briefly when time is perceived as infinite. The loss of a loved one is tragic but with hope, healing, and love comes an understanding of how a life is truly infinite as well.  Courtney’s book will become a treasured part of your children’s library and helps teach young ones about love, life, and loss, with graceful finesse.

Through the Eyes of a Dove is a source of solace in times of sorrow. Its revelations of dreams, connections, and “coincidences” help other grieving parents grow, trust, believe, and learn to live with their child in spirit.

In this book, author Suzanne Gene Courtney enriches our lives with a heart-wrenching yet inspirational book about the loss of her beloved 25-year-old son, the devastation the family suffered, and the painful, poignant road to repair. You will be spellbound as the author describes her son and how he related to his family from the time of his babyhood to the time of his passing—and beyond. And you will be moved as the author expresses the despair and emptiness she felt and the powerful, consuming yearning she had to discover answers to her questions and meaning to her experience. Through the Eyes of a Dove is a tender love story from a mother to her son, written in the hope of helping other grief-stricken parents find their way through a quagmire of emotions to a place of understanding, peace, and love. This book helps you discover harmony and acceptance during crushing times of loss.

RIDE TO THE STARS: A STORY FOR CHILDREN ABOUT LIFE, LOSS, AND LOVE (ISBN:  978-1-60976-978-9) is available at:
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THROUGH THE EYES OF A DOVE: A BOOK FOR BEREAVED PARENTS (ISBN: 978-1-60976-979-6) is available at:
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and in multi-formats for other e-Readers through numerous vendors online.

About the Author – Suzanne Gene Courtney is a writer and retired elementary school teacher. She has taught in the fields of arts and sciences and worked as a travel assistant. She lives with her family in Monroe, Michigan

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