Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well I have finally finished your book. Wow, what a book! I would love to make a review of it, but cannot post one on amazon because I have not made a purchase on there. The message is transformative, not only physically and personally, but spiritually and socially. There is no doubt in my mind that the subject of this book will be of wide interest. This book isn't just for people who are catholic. It is for everyone. Pamela, I salute you, what an accomplishment. I recommend without reservation this book to everyone. -Kellie
Shortly after Christmas I ordered "When the Moon is Dark We Can See the Stars" but it was only this weekend that I had the opportunity to sit down and read it slowly and carefully.  What a wonder and what a gift!  There was so very much I identified with and so many things touched my heart. Turning away from fear and toward the light isn't an easy journey and you describe it so truthfully. The "Reflection Questions" are helpful and I'll return to them again and again to remember things about my own experiences.  I have heard many people tell their stories, although few as eloquently as you have, and always I am touched and transformed and "see" a little more clearly because of the sharing.  What a wonderful gift you have been given, and what an extraordinary way to share it. 

Pamela,  I sit here reading your book and watch the snow fall transforming the outside world and I can feel my heart and soul being transformed.  This transformation thankfully (even though painful at times) continues to be an ongoing process for me in part thanks to God working through you.  I conclude reading chapter 10 of your book and I find myself saying a prayer of thanks to Sean and to Maggie for the lessons they have taught and the gifts they have given to you and I am grateful your heart and soul were open to receiving them.  For their gifts and lessons have not only helped you, but they also help me and my family and I am certain so many others. -Margaret 

I finished your book today - it has been a wonderful experience for me!  There was so much in it that I had a felt sense of - the deaths of Maggie and Sean evoked my daughters death and I was able to grieve her loss in a new way. The book gave me joy, peace, grace, evoked deep feelings of loss, and has been healing for me.  Thank you Pamela.  There is more that I am willing to allow to be as I journey to my true self too! -Margaret
I'm on page 110 and find the book so very well written.  I've renamed it "Woman Unfolding.    -Diana

I wanted to add my voice to those who have been moved by your book.  It has touched me greatly and I have already made one major change in my life because of it.  Thank you so much.  Your willingness to open up about the tragedies in your life and how they affected you shows each of us who read it that we do not walk alone as we struggle with aspects of our lives.  -Sue

Thank you for writing your book.  I am about 1/2 way through and am reflecting so much on my own experience in my journey that I have gotten out my old journals and am enjoying reading and reliving how God has been present to me, loving me, guiding me, correcting me and calling me.  It's been a grace! 


I don['t think I want it to end but go on and on.  I appreciate how God has led you and your clear way of sharing it. -Margaret

Your book is phenomenal. Your honesty and vulnerability shine, and I pray God’s continued peace and blessings for you as more and more people begin to read your story. It is a treasure for me as your example of living love combines with your explanation of your inner working and restings and wrestling’s and suffering and prayers and gifts. -Liz

Your book is wonderful!  What courage you have to share your life with such generosity and honesty.  Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down...well written!


Reading about your journey will certainly help others, such a gift!  It touched me deeply.  I cried and laughed... My heart over flowed right onto the floor when I read about your realization of how much you tried to be "good" and how you discovered that wasn't the path to freedom.   -Anne

I have started reading your book and I want to let you know that reading it has opened me up spiritually again.  You are so honest and open and vulnerable that I am moved deeply. 

With love,


I've been so taken with your book. Thank you for sharing your story, I've cried and  laughed with you.  My soul is reaching places that I've not none  or was not ready to look at.  Your pain is so universal in many ways, although different in content from many.

I will be at your book signing to buy more books and share them with friends.

Love and Blessings, Sandra 
Your book is beautiful....  The depth of honesty, pain and Divine Love  you share touches me deeply I  feel blessed by participating in your journey as you shared your wisdom during prayer circles and the time at La Casa . Your journey impacted my life  in the past and  now> in ways that are still revealing themselves. Now your book continues to expand my boundaries. For this I am very grateful. -Kathleen 

I am almost to the end of your book - can't put it down. I plan to go back, reread and answer the questions. What a powerful book, such intimacy, such passion, so heart touching and compassionate - how lucky we are to have had you gently lead our little group and our special time at Twain Harte thank-you, thank-you. -Genia

I cried my way through the book I didn’t cry for Pamela, but for myself. -Anonymous

Received the book last night.  After walking this morning I decided to read a chapter or two then go into the city.  I stayed curled up all day to finish your journey even though I knew the end.  Very courageous for you to have shared so much of yourself with so much sensitivity and reflection. -Judy
This is it! I couldn't put your book down last night - I LOVE IT! Thank you for your generousity in sharing this with the world!! I'm so excited, not just for youu, but for all the woman who will read it & be impacted by your story.  I am truly blessed to know you!           -Corrina 

After reading the book I realized I threw the baby in with the bathwater when I left my religion. -Anonymous

I can be catholic and be me. -Anonymous

This book opened the door for people to feel their pain. -Anonymous