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A Life Singular: A Life Singular, Book #1 by [Pestell, Lorraine]
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First in Epic 7-part Serial: Love and Loss, Celebrity and Secrets

The Endless Pursuit of Love and Wisdom

In essence a love story, "A Life Singular" is a seven-part contemporary fiction serial. Recipient of a WILDsound Review Award (November 2015), official selection for the New Apple Awards for Literary Fiction (October 2015) and a Shelf Unbound Notable Book of 2014 (December 2014), "A Life Singular - Part One" follows a successful rock star while he writes his autobiography after the tragic loss of his soul-mate.

The books' themes are triumph over mental illness, the choices we make between right and wrong, and how one affects the other over the relentless passage of time. Sales proceeds go to two Australian non-profit organisations assisting young people with their education: EdConnect Australia and The Smith Family.

Dealing with some of the more complex social justice issues of our age, the universal theme of love and our fascination for celebrity spirit the reader behind the scenes of a superstar family who are plunged into grief, proving that there are always many sides to a story we see in the media. The important events in our public lives are always overshadowed by the backstory's real truth.

˃˃˃ Book One Synopsis

What do you do when you lose the one who gave your life meaning? You write about it. You tell the world how amazing it is to love and be loved by someone so special, what love helps you achieve and how it makes you stronger.

Jeff Diamond had built a life of influence, adulation and wealth by making the right choices for the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity, a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. And once he no longer needed to fight for himself, he fought for others.

Yet when Jeff’s dream girl was taken from him and their children by the ignorant act of a jealous misfit from his own home town, the millionnaire realised just how far he had come. Why had he succeeded when so many like him fail? It wasn’t complicated. The secret lay in the endless pursuit of love and wisdom; life’s two magic ingredients. Now Lynn was gone, he resolved to use his remaining days to account for their life in a way that would inspire young people to make his type of choice rather than García’s.

Then after their story was written, he would be free to go after her, to begin the whole incredible journey over again. Everyone has a life singular: one; unique; extraordinary.

˃˃˃ 5* Amazon Reviews - A Wonderful Series Begins Here!

"This was a great read with zero lags. A good portion of this book centered around finding the person responsible for a high profile murder and then the subsequent court trial. It was hard for me to put this book down at night as I wanted to know what would happen next. I definitely recommend this author as rarely does a book keep me as interested as this one did."

A Wonderful Series Begins Here! The characters are well created and there is plenty of details to give this story the layers needed to keep one reading. The author has the ability to move the reader through the emotions being experienced ”" from love to anguish to feelings raked raw ”" the reader has his finger on the pulse of what is going on (said and unsaid) with each character."

˃˃˃ A beautiful tale of true love, devastating loss and the pain of rebuilding a new life from the emotional ashes

"A Life Singular by Lorraine Pestell is an emotionally charged, eloquently written struggle of one man’s journey through the steps of loss and grief when he loses his best friend and wife to a gunman’s bullet. The Diamond family had it all, shared love and respect, wealth, beauty and fame, a fairy tale life to the world who adored them.


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  • File Size: 2704 KB
  • Print Length: 723 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I2CQAX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #364,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This story is a journey of a rich, successful man who loses his wife one fine day when suddenly fate knocks at his door. He never thought he'd lose love of his life, his best friend, mother of his two kids and the person who was his better half. The characters are believable and endearing as we take a journey with Jeff through the writer's beautiful words and very well written book. It is indeed a long book but once you read it, you will realize that no matter how BIG the loss is, you still heal, heal with the people who are still there in your life and you live not for yourself then, you live for others. The author gives deep insight into the characters as she describes in detail their grieving processes and how they treat their lives ahead despite their biggest loss.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 15 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So it was wonderful to see that Lorraine Pestell really embraced it – ... 28 October 2016
By Bookish Kenz - Published on Amazon.com
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It's certainly brave to write a novel that has the effects and challenges of mental health as one of it's main themes. There is still a lot of stigma attached to such things and it probably is not a glamorous subject, often kept behind closed doors. So it was wonderful to see that Lorraine Pestell really embraced it – she didn't shy away from the troubles it can cause, whilst also showing the power those with mental illness, have to overcome. Just like her brilliant protagonist Jeff Diamond. He had a tough start in life, but he turned things around and became an astronomical success. But, in a world obsessed with gossip, he often sees his current success in the celebrity world, taking backstage to his past. This goes up a notch when his other half is taking from him in the most meaningless of ways. How could anything with meaning come from a motiveless shooting of the woman her loved?

The first part of Jeff's journey through loss was really emotional, so heart-felt and just beautifully told. Positivity and hope really shines through and that really made me smile, especially when the world can seem so bleak sometimes.
5.0 out of 5 stars After The Worst Happens --- 26 September 2016
By lynne - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a most unusual book. The story of a famous couple and their family, two people from wildly divergent backgrounds who have formed what they both believe is the most perfect relationship possible between two people. Their marriage is perfect, their various careers are flourishing, their remarkable children are growing into their own almost better than any parent could hope. Sound like people you'd love to hate, for their luck, wealth, and fame, and yet part of their perfection is their down to earth likeability. When the worst happens, the family remaining is forced to see whether the magical quality of their lives can continue, minus one. I found the story to be difficult to put down, and am looking forward to the sequel. The characters are very real, despite their wealth and fame, and the writing style is engaging, though idiosyncratic, eg: seldom referring to the main character by his name or a simple pronoun, but by a descriptive term, such as "the brilliant composer" or "the renowned philanthropist." I recommend the book highly, with the caveat that it's a little slow paced in places.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Series Begins Here! 5 November 2014
By Wilson R. - Published on Amazon.com
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There’s a strong romantic element at the beginning of this story that really sets the stage nicely for the reader to understand the two characters ( Jeff and his wife Lynn).

When there is a tragic turn to their 20 year anniversary, the author smoothly takes us into the mystery of what happened and also the matter of how one person moves on after a tragic loss.

The characters are well created and there is plenty of details to give this story the layers needed to keep one reading.

The author has the ability to move the reader through the emotions being experienced – from love to anguish to feelings raked raw – the reader has his finger on the pulse of what is going on (said and unsaid) with each character.

This book definitely hooked me on wanting to know what would happen next and I’ll say now – I liked the second and third book too.

This is a well written series.
4.0 out of 5 stars It is essentially the start of one man's journey to love and loss 10 October 2016
By Michelle Geist - Published on Amazon.com
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It is no surprise the 'A Life Singular – Part One' has won awards and been selected for others, as it is one of my most memorable reads. It is essentially the start of one man's journey to love and loss, as told in his own words, as he writes it down. After triumphing over a difficult and harrowing life, Jeff Daniels has made a real success of his life, but more importantly to him, he has found the love of an amazing woman, and become a father.

But life is not fair, and it certainly is not fair to Jeff Daniels. The love of his life is killed and the loss almost seems to much to bear. Will a history with mental illness, cause him to crumble, or will he find the strength once again to carry on? So well written and so well informed, Lorraine Pestell is clearly an author to watch, and I personally wonder what further heights this series can reach.
4.0 out of 5 stars A power couple as this would stand above society relishing in their good fortunes, but always befriending anyone 13 October 2016
By J. Thomas Munson - Published on Amazon.com
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Fame, fortune, luck, marital bliss, family perfection and even likability, are traits that few of the common folk endure. A power couple as this would stand above society relishing in their good fortunes, but always befriending anyone. Sounds like a pretty attractive power couple? But what if, these perfect little socialites, suffer's the loss of one of their children. Can the pair's fortunate luck transcend such an undesirable tragedy? A Life Singular Book One, by Lorraine Pestell, is a brilliant plot, well written with both tragedy's and triumphs. Get this book!