Friday, October 31, 2014
My Name is Bryan by Stacy Lynn Carroll Giveaway $25 Amazon or Paypal
Author: Stacy Lynn Carroll
Published: September 14, 2014
If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump too? Bryan chose to dive. Moments later, as he lay on the beach, unable to move his arms or legs, two questions ran through his mind: Would he walk again? And would he ever have kids? Based on the incredible true story of life, love, and never giving up.
File Size: 1816 KB
Print Length: 265 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Pink Frog Press (September 14, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories. She started out at Utah State University where she pursued a degree in English. Go Aggies! She then finished her BA at the University of Utah (to be closer to her then boyfriend, now hubby) where she got an emphasis in creative writing. After college she worked as an administrative assistant, where she continued to write stories for the amusement of her co-workers. When her first daughter was born, and with the encouragement of a fortune cookie, she quit her job and became a full-time mommy and writer. It seemed like fate when Matt and Stacy married. She was a writer, and her father-in-law had a story that demanded to be written. She and her husband have three children, two Corgis, and a fish named Don.
My review: My Name is Bryan by Stacy Lynn Carroll
Wow this brought out so many emotions while reading last night. I went through a lot of tissues and memories too. I know a little first hand about being paralyzed. For me it was only the right side and I was able to learn how to walk, talk again. So I could really feel for Bryan and his family. I stand amazed at Bryan for the life he has lived and his example.
This story is fiction but it is based on the author's father-in-law Bryan Carrol. Bryan at age 18 on a Church youth activity of a river raft trip in 1979 he dived off a cliff and landed wrong and immediately could not move. Finally someone jumped in and brought him to surface. Help was far off. It took 18 hours before a helicopter could reach him.
I just planned to read for a couple of hours last night but I could not put the book down till 3:00 am. I cared and admired about
Bryan. I wanted to know what would happen next to him. Bryan has a good sense of humor and liked to play practical jokes.
If your having a hard time in your life you can look at Bryan's example and be inspired to keep fighting and going forward.
I am glad that I was able to read My Name is Bryan. Stacy has a way of writing that put you into the story and seeing what happened to Bryan. How he lived his life.
Oh I could so see how frustrating and hard it was to not be able to do anything when Matt turned off his wheelchair or squirted his face with a water bottle.
I was given this ebook to read so that I could honestly review My Name is Bryan and be part of it's blog tour.
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