About the Book
“MOM…Come down here…FAST!” With those five words, everything in Nelly Branson’s life changed. Not only did they mark the beginning of her 57-year-old husband’s health crisis with brain cancer, they began her journey as his caregiver.
With brutal honesty, author Nelly Branson tells the true story of how she managed to live through the diagnosis of Michael’s terminal brain tumor, his treatment and failing health, and ultimately, his death and her grief. But within this tragic story are also moments of grace and light as Nelly and her daughter find strength in Michael’s humor and love, the support of others, and amazingly, a connection with Michael past the grave.
Told through Nelly’s eyes with excerpts from readings with a medium, readers have the opportunity to share how one woman reached out to her husband after his death and found validation that his soul continues to share in her life experiences, loving and protecting her. Whether or not you are a skeptic or believe in mediums, Michael is an inspirational story about a family’s love, the strength of the human spirit, and what may possibly come next.
The author's "candor is genuine and heartbreaking". Although less vivid, "the chapters with the medium add a layer of spiritual intrigue." "A heartfelt and candid portrait of a long good-bye."-"Kirkus Reviews"
You had me tearing up and conversely laughing out loud on multiple separate occasions throughout the book. I am impressed with your ability to tell the story and to keep it flowing so well. Please write again, you are gifted.-Steve S
It's really, really incredible. As I read, I didn't want to stop!-Arielle S
I felt the pain, and the emotion, and the enormity of it all. You have a gift and should continue writing.-Cindy L
It was very moving and the Medium parts were profound. It is identical to my beliefs about the next world.-Sid K
Reading Michael...I have goose bumps...can't put it down.-Vesta P
I could not put the book down. You are a phenomenal writer and person! - Maureen D
I could see all of the personalities of the characters. You did an amazing job! I applaud your willingness to tell such a deeply personal time in your life and I'm sure others will benefit from your words.- Mary J
You had me laughing and crying again. Thanks for sharing authentically what will be helpful to so many.-Linda A
Tears and a couple chuckles on this one. You are an excellent author. My husband who only reads fishing and hunting magazines read Nelly and loved it and now he grabbed Michael and started reading as soon as I finished! - Linda G
I just read "Michael" and really enjoyed it. Your writing is amazing and I look forward to talking to you about it. I'm mailing the book to Dr. J. -Dr Green
I just finished reading both your books. I am almost speechless. I think you are the bravest person I know. I cannot articulate how your books will help so many people whether intended or not. The fact that you survived all is simply amazing. - Jane B
I finished this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn't put either of your books down! Any plans for more books?- Tracy M.
Autobiography, Memoir, Husband And Wife, Brain Tumor, Terminal Illness, Medium, Afterlife