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The Purple Door

   (7 reviews)
Genres: General Fiction
Sub-genres: Drama

Buying and restoring an abandoned house was supposed to be Greg and David's retirement project.  After losing David, Greg has to decide whether or not he wants to honor David's dream.  After receiving a sign he can't ignore, Greg proceeds to buy a dilapidated Victorian and begin the restoration process.  Along the way, he discovers the house holds some surprising secrets, which can help his healing process, if he takes the time to listen. 

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  • 09/29/2022 (Updated: 09/29/2022)
  • 1 Chapters
  • 5,616 Words
  • 1,490 Views
  • 37 Comments
  • Teen
  • Complete

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  • Action Packed 0
  • Addictive/Pacing 2
  • Characters 9
  • Chills 2
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 8
  • Feel-Good 7
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 2
  • Unique 7
  • World Building 0

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W_L

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Wonderful story about moving beyond loss to both literally and metaphorically rebuild your life :) 

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Thanks for the great review! 

  • Love 3
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Daddydavek

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Everyone suffers loss during their lives.  Working through it can be difficult, almost overwhelming at times but sticking with it can result in a wonderful sense of accomplishment.  This story exemplifies all of that.  I heartily recommend it to everyone. 

Response from the author:

Thank you! 

  • Love 3
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quokka

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Wonderful story... Thankyou...

Q

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Thank you 

  • Like 3
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raven1

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This distinctive and excellent story is a wonderful sample of Valkyrie's talents to create characters and situations that will move your heart.  The story is short, but very powerful and leaves you feeling warm and satisfied.  

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Gary L

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Already knowing the quality of Valkyries’s writing I had high expectations and they were met.  I’ve just double checked the length - 5,000 - because it  just flows so quickly and yet with time for the dramatic moments, and there are lots!
another 5* work from this great writer.

well done 

Response from the author:

Thank you so much!

  • Love 6
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drsawzall

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

When the project of restoring an old house becomes so much more. A story of love lost and found, both house and soul restored, captivating and a wonderful read!

Response from the author:

Thank you! 

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Mancunian

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

This is a wonderful story of past dreams held from a loving relationship that no longer is, those dreams become the plans for renovating an old house. This isn't just rebuilding a house, it's rebuilding a life with a future and new relationship. This is an uplifting read and very nicely written.

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Thank you so much! 

  • Love 6
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