Natalie DeAngelo is grieving the loss of her two sons in a school shooting. Even after a year, she still finds herself the focus of far too much attention, and lives with her memories and her despair. Then she hears about a sanctuary for elephants in Thailand, and decides on a change of scenery for a year to help with her healing.
As soon as she arrives, Natalie is caught between the animosity of a fellow vet and the rampages of an injured elephant named Sophie. Everyone else sees the elephant as a danger, but Natalie knows she’s just hurt and scared. Natalie puts all her effort into healing Sophie’s body and mind—and hopes that she just might do some healing herself.
The Mourning Parade is a fascinating book focused on enigmatic animals. The setting is rich with detail, and so vivid you can almost smell the steamy climate. The elephants are just as much characters in the novel as Natalie is, and the bond between Natalie and Sophie is incredible. I loved this book. It was emotional, but healing and inspirational, too. Highly recommended!
Dawn Reno Langley loves to write novels, essays, poetry…she just loves to write. The Mourning Parade is her newest novel.
(Galley provided by Amberjack Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)
3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Mourning Parade, by Dawn Reno Langely”
@tamaramorning I’m moved by your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I hope you and your readers can come meet me when I’m on my cross-country book tour this summer! Please introduce yourself to me if you can come to one of the events. Spread the word! http://www.themourningparade.com/news-and-events
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
You’re welcome! The review is also up at My Trending Stories (https://mytrendingstories.com/article/book-review-the-mourning-parade-by-dawn-reno-langely/), and I’ll be adding it to Goodreads and Amazon as well. I really LOVED this book! I was ready to pack my bag for Thailand. I hope it touches many others.