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All That is Sacred

The love and loyalty of five forever friends transcend life and death


women's fiction, friendship

Red Adept Publishing

When Lynn and her husband set out for a weekend retreat to repair their rocky marriage, icy roads lead to a fatal collision that ends Lynn’s life. Stranded between the physical world and the afterlife, Lynn experiences the grief of her loved ones as they process her death.


Lynn’s life-long friends are not only tortured by loss but also unspoken wounds in their friendship. With clever influences from above, Lynn coaxes them to reunite at a beachside cottage on the one-year anniversary of her death. Determined to prompt their healing, so they could help her family move on, Lynn reminds them of a sacred promise, hoping it will lead to truths they couldn’t face on their own. Will it be enough to remind them of the power of their bond?


As Lynn struggles to repair the relationships she left behind, she soon realizes the greatest challenge will be letting them go.

Page Count: 324

ISBN-13: 978-1-958231-06-7

Publication Date: June 6, 2023

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"There is catharsis in the way each of the women, particularly Lynn, allows herself to be imperfect and in the healing that comes from that vulnerability. A heartfelt, life-affirming novel tailor-made

for readers who love stories of female friendship."

-Kirkus Reviews

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All That is Sacred written by Donna Norman-Carbone is a stirring, thought-provoking piece of literature that I can only describe as art.  […] a beautiful story that is packed with satisfying thoughts and feelings that will stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page.”

-Reader Views

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"Readers will be riveted from the first page of this compelling story of a woman’s will to put the lives of her loved ones first before her own journey can end.”

Barbara Conrey- USA Today Bestselling Author of Nowhere Near Goodbye

“In All That is Scared, Donna Norman-Carbone creates a world where you continue to learn about the reality of your life in the afterlife. A novel that leaves you appreciating

your friends and family in a whole new way.”

Abby Fabiaschi- International Bestselling Author of I Liked My Life,

Goodreads Choice Nominee

“The plot hinges on the tightness of its small cast, effectively building real investment into the central friends’ lives—past and present. This web of interdependence is where All That Is Sacred most shines and is what gives such satisfaction to the inclusion of its epilogue.”

—BookLife Prize


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