Beyond the Night

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Beyond the Night

Beyond the Night They say love is blind This time they re right As a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed her husband waits beside her urging her to wake up and come home Between them lies an ocean of fear and t

  • Title: Beyond the Night
  • Author: Marlo Schalesky
  • ISBN: 9781601420169
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • They say love is blind This time they re right As a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, her husband waits beside her, urging her to wake up and come home Between them lies an ocean of fear and the tenuous grip of memories long past Memories of wonder Of love Memories of a girl named Madison and a boy named Paul Madison Foster knew she was going blind But she diThey say love is blind This time they re right As a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, her husband waits beside her, urging her to wake up and come home Between them lies an ocean of fear and the tenuous grip of memories long past Memories of wonder Of love Memories of a girl named Madison and a boy named Paul Madison Foster knew she was going blind But she didn t want pity not from her mother, not from her roommate, and especially not from her best friend Paul the man she secretly loved.Paul Tilden knew a good thing when he saw it And a good thing was his friendship with Maddie Foster That is, until he started to fall in love.With the music of the seventies as their soundtrack and its groovy fashions as their scenery, Maddie and Paul were drawn together and driven apart Then one night changed everything forever.And only now, when life tiptoes past the edge of yesterday, along the rim of today, can they glimpse the beauty that awaits them beyond the night.

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    1. Lacy Williams on said:

      You know those books that pack an emotional punch? The ones you can’t put down and then after you’re done with them you think about them for days?That was Beyond the Night for me.Flowing between the present-day scene of a woman floating on a sea of darkness - at times almost drowning - and her husband groaning for her to wake from her coma, and a series of flashbacks in the 1970s, the real treasure for me were the scenes between Paul and Maddie in their twenties.With graduation on the horizo [...]

    2. Jo on said:

      Again - a random book from the library shelves and again - I was grateful The cover is cheesy - a bit embarrassed to be reading it on the plane but I really did like the story. pg. 265 "She thought about the last year Ever since then she had been fighting. Fightin ggoing blind. Thinking people were feeling sorry for her. Caring more about what she was losing than what she still had. Unable to believe that God was in the darkness, that his love was greater than the blindness. So she grasped and c [...]

    3. Pamela Powell on said:

      Quite a twist to the ending but a definite emotional punch. Worth the read.

    4. Sheryl Rogener on said:

      Beyond the Nightby Marlo SchaleskyPublished by Multnomah booksTo be released May 2008----------------------------------I love books that give the viewpoints of the same experience by differing characters. And, I love books that I can't guess the ending. Additionally, I love books about real love that endures like the wedding vows,"for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; 'til death do us part". Beyond the Night fills that personal reading wish-list and gives even [...]

    5. Michelle on said:

      They say love is blind. This time they're rightAs a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, her husband waits beside her, urging her to wake up and come home. Between them lies an ocean of fear and the tenuous grip of memories long past. Memories of wonder. Of love. Memories of a girl named Madison and a boy named PaulMadison Foster knew she was going blind. But she didn't want pity-not from her mother, not from her roommate, and especially not from her best friend Paul-the man she secretly lo [...]

    6. Nora St Laurent on said:

      This book reminded me of the movie “Notebook” based on a book by Nicholas Sparks. This too is a story where Paul helps his wife remember their amazing love story!Maddie, Paul’s wife lies in a hospital bed fighting for her life. Paul decided to remind her of how they met, the adventures in college, and how their friendship blossomed into love.Each time Paul tells her part their story he stops and asks, “Remember Maddie?”He hopes helping her remember will keep her alive. Remembering will [...]

    7. Nina on said:

      I did not know what to expect while reading Beyond the Night. I was walking through the Adult Fiction aisles in my library and caught sights of this book. I picked it up randomly, and keeping up with my oath, did not read the back side. Beyond the Night started out quite slow for me. It took me three days to complete it, and these three days were not consecutive. I got really into it towards the end though, when the characters finally warmed up to me. Paul seemed like a total jerk but you gotta [...]

    8. librarian4Him02 on said:

      This is the beautiful love story of Paul and Maddie Tilden. things were great in their friendship until Maddie began losing her sight due to an inherited genetic condition. As she copes with her impending blindness Paul realizes he feels more than friendship for Maddie. God has work to do in them both, however, before they can be joined as one. Schalesky writes her story from two characters' points of view. The transitions between the two are nicely done and the story flows well. It's a fast-pac [...]

    9. Cafelilybookreviews on said:

      A poignant love story A shocking twist A love that will not die.They say love is blind. This time they’re right. In this Nicholas-Sparks-meets-M.-Night-Shymalan story, set to the music of the 70’s, we discover two people trying to find love in the dark. A woman losing her sight, a man who loves her but can’t tell her so, a car crash, a hospital room, and an ending that has to be experienced to be believed.Come, see what mystery awaits beyond the night.I strongly encourage you to find Beyo [...]

    10. L on said:

      All I can say is "Wow"is one left me feeling the way Nicholas Spark's books do with the mixed emotion this author created. This novel is about a woman who has a genetically related blindness that she thought she escaped, but which hits her as an adult. There is a battle with the Mom throughout the book, a mother who saw her son suffer from the same disease, and tries to be more a part of the daughter's life and learning how to live life without sight. Schalesky did an excellent job of showing th [...]

    11. Kait on said:

      I really liked this book, even though it actually made me cry at the end. It was very well written, and the story is very well thought out. It had all the right "just admit it" moments (typical of any romance), but so many other moments that just put it above and beyond any other romance I have read. My only complaint is that it says that the story is woven with the music of the 70's, and I can honestly count the number of musical references (70's music that is - they talk about the symphony a l [...]

    12. Maria on said:

      This is the first time I have read any of Marlo Schalesky's books. I really enjoyed this one. It is a love story that reminded me somewhat of Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook. Unlike Sparks' this book took a hard look at faith in times when you are not getting the answers to your prayers that you really want. I enjoyed the book and would like to read more of her work.

    13. Darlene on said:

      I did not like this book. It had too many scenes taking place in the past and at the present time. You never knew what time sequence you were in. It also talked about a young lady that had macular degeneration. It reminded me so much of my mother and her struggle with limited sight. Not a good memory.

    14. Sherrie on said:

      What an amazing story of love and hope. It kept me turning pages to find out what was going to happen. Maddie is going blind and Paul wants to help her. Together Maddie and Paul get through this. Reading this book makes you believe in hope and faith. And most of all love. And do Paul and Maddie get together? You'll have to read the book to find out.

    15. Kimberly on said:

      I didn't care for the continual back and forth between present-day Maddie in her hospital bed and the flashbacks to when she first started losing her sight. The hospital storyline was way overdone and too repetitive. I also picked up fairly early on what the "surprise twist" at the end was going to be.

    16. Gloria on said:

      One reviewer compared Schalesky to Nicholas Sparks, but I don't think this quite measures up to his work. While it does have a nice and unforeseen revelation at its conclusion, this story is rather predictable. It also clearly reflects fundamentalist Christian values which is fine as long as the reader is comfortable with that.

    17. Catherine Richmond on said:

      Yes you can use flashbacks effectively in a story. As Paul waits beside his wife hospital bed, he remembers how she went blind. The author does an amazing job of pulling the reader into the story. Winner of a Christy for Contemporary RomanceEspecially good for anyone facing illness and wondering if friends and family will stick by them.

    18. Tgirl on said:

      Got bored with it and didn't finish it. It wasn't extremely captivating. And because of that, the mystery just plopped. Sorry, but it did. There were a few aspects that I liked though hints the 3 star rating.

    19. April on said:

      This is a good book about a women learning to cope with a different life then she had planned out. And a man learning to accept that new life. It has a twist ending, that I like, but the book drag in some places. Great book about placing Christ in the decisions we make in our daily life.

    20. Lauren on said:

      I, too, enjoyed the twist at the end. I felt the back and forth writing between past and present was a little over the top, though.

    21. Cody on said:

      BEST love story i have read in quite a while! Wonderful, engaging plot, well rounded characters to both love and hate, amazing yet simple wtiting style. Loved every page. A truly beautiful book.

    22. Valorie on said:

      Book is for the college-age group. Had a totally surprising ending.

    23. Cindy on said:

      A love story with an interesting twist at the end. I actually did not like the book until the end and then looking back i decided that i did like it!

    24. Michelle on said:

      Wow! Great story with a big twist at the end. Not your average Christian fiction read. Really, really liked it!

    25. Tricia C on said:

      The story was pretty good but this was one of the saddest books I have ever read.

    26. Valerie Teeling on said:

      A "true" love story!!! A must read.d I would read it again.

    27. Lisa on said:

      A squeeky clean story of love and faith. I really enjoyed it, and it has a surprising twist at the end.

    28. Julie Mari Aparri on said:

      Life just doesn't turn out the way we think it should.

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