” Waves in the Desert Critique, http://www.one-stop-destination.blogspot.com.au/ ,by Lakshmi “.
Read a book by an author with a compassionate heart. Kimberly Beadle’s Waves in the Desert will definitely inspire you to think about others and try to reach out to those in need.
The plot revolves around one single word-Charity, and mind you, its not a routine run-of-the-mill story: If you have a weak heart or are too busy to give a thought for those not as privileged as you are, then this book is not meant for you.
Through Mia Raven, her protagonist, Kimberly makes a subtle, yet powerful, statement-Sustainable Futures Where the Average create the Extraordinary. Though Sustainable Futures or SuFu, as the Main characters in the story refer to it, is a charitable organization, don’t you as a person feel, that there is, indeed, a need to ensure that the future remains sustainable; if not for us, then at least for the coming generations???
There is so much of discord, despair and discontentment around us, I feel, its high time we stand up for ensuring that we give Peace a Chance by reaching out to people. As Mia aptly portrays, even the Average can create the Extraordinary. So there goes, you do not have to be a rocket scientist!!! All that you truly need is a heart which feels for others.
And yes, if you think Mia had a smooth sail thanks to her supportive friend Veronica, well…she has her share of low moments too.
To sum up, its not enough to be a Human, instead, one needs to be Humane. So, hey there people, its high time you get up, grab your copy of Kimberly Beadle’s novel and create “Waves in the Desert” of Humanity. Come on, lets do our bit for Sustainable Futures!!!”
Waves in the Desert Critique from Rebecca, NSW Australia - with approval, removed some details to avoid spoilers:
“I enjoyed getting to know Mia as a character and felt that she was a well realised protagonist. Mia was both strong and vulnerable and I loved her commitment to her cause.
The love story … was very honest and relatable. I also felt that Mia’s relationships with the other characters such as Veronica and Kevin were very authentic….
I found the parts of the story with Mia during 2014 after the… and her love story with …the most engaging. In these sections of the story I was the most emotionally engaged and on edge wanting to know what was going to happen to Mia. I loved the descriptions of Mia’s surroundings while she was stranded and her experiences with the wild life and … I also found the fruition of her independence and her survival skills very engaging.
Overall the story felt very cohesive with a firmly established plot and authentic characters driving the story. I was emotionally invested in the characters and eager to find out what happens to Mia and her organisation in the next instalment!”
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