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Writers Inspiring Change feature book review: Ascending

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Ascending, by Kenna McKinnon is a surprising read. What starts out as a marriage gone wrong, developes into a story that shows us the power of love. When Scarlett loses her husband, Michael, to a brutal motorcycle accident, she and her son, Troy, move to a new house where she can forget about her former life. Odd things begin to happen, things that go bump in the night, apparitions, strange telephone calls, all of them reminding Scarlett of her late husband, as well as the good, the bad and the ugly of their relationship. Scarlett is challenged by a deep sense of guilt that their final words before his death were in anger and that she failed to repair their marriage, compounded by the continued ghostly visitations which she must deal with while trying to cope with her life. Scarlett decides on a task, one which she hopes will give her final closure on Michael. Bizarre and paranormal, nonetheless, this story reminds us that death is not an end, but the start of a new beginning.

Review by International Writers Inspiring Change

About Kenna McKinnon

Kenna McKinnon is the author of The Insanity Machine, a memoir with co-author Austin Mardon, PhD, CM; Blood Sister (a quirky mystery); Timothie Hill and the Cloak of Power; and Ascending. Her books are available in eBook and print worldwide on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and in selected local bookstores and public libraries. Blood Sister will soon be available in Audiobook. She is the owner of Kenna McKinnon & Associates, a medical / academic transcription service since 1999! Kenna’s interests include physical and mental fitness and health, volunteering, reading, writing, music, movies, cooking, and entertaining. She lives in Canada. Her most memorable years were spent at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with Distinction with a degree in Anthropology. Writing is not a means to fame and fortune, but a personal passion!

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