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Donna LeClair interweaves reality with fiction to develope a thoughtful and emotional dialogue regarding societal issues. She is passionate about her writing, which is evident when you read her book. Her book is thought provoking and an emotional rollar coaster. I would recommend it to anyone who seeks to explore the complex and emotionally laden issues not often talked about.
 
Cathy Mackiewicz
Amazon Review

You will know, after you read this book that: You are not alone nor invisible!
You will have the inspiration to trust it will get better if you awaken your own reality with faith, courage and belief.
 
Satyanna Chris Luken
Author of I-WE (Imagine Wisdom Education) and ABC of Conscious Parenting – Agreements Before Conceiving.
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“Waking Reality hits cords of emotion in a shimmering language that opens and heals. It is a gift to all humankind, a lovely gift from an awesome woman!”
 
Rosalind Russell (Laguna Beach, CA) , Director R STAR Foundation
“Women helping Women & children in Nepal… therefore the world”
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I love the way she writes. you will not be able to put this down!
She is a master of the English language.
 
Donjo Medlevine
Amazon Review

I’ve been honored to hear much of this story first hand and can attest to its heart wrenching and inspiring powers.
Donna LeClair… thank you for being and staying on this earth to share your life’s stories and gifts with us. You are a blessing in ways that words will never do justice. I love you and am so honored to share a path with you.
And to share this amazing book with all of you.
Read it and weep… and heal and share… and love.
 
Chocoholic
Amazon Review

Wow! Words cannot fully express much I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Besides being unable to put the book down (I read it in less than 24 hours), I felt as if I was there in the room as Donna recanted her story, What more can I say but that this is movie material!
 
Best book I read this year!
 
M. Powers “M. Powers” (Denver, CO)
Amazon Review

In a world where the WHO recently reported that 1 in 3 Women worldwide are victims of violence….I hope this book is a crucial opening for other women to tell their personal stories on the devastating emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual impact of Interpersonal Violence on their and their children’s lives. This visceral, harrowing, and haunting tale, bears witness to the often inescapable ‘violence trap’ set by families, religion, the justice system, and social constructs that women fall (or are pushed) into. And which is often followed by the devastating emotional trap of internalizing that violence. The author, with raw, emotional honesty holds little back and allows us to live through the terror, horror and devastation of her personal experience. Throughout, and against all odds, it is that same honesty of self and spirit that burns beneath the surface, is unbelievably never extinguished, and carries her to salvation. The voice is unique, personal, and empowering. You will not be the same. Read to understand what the women in your life (your sisters, friends, mothers) experience, and for inspiration to survive your own trials. Then speak your own story. This voice should be joined in chorus. This voice will ring in your ears for years to come.
 
Jen Hutchinson
Co-Creator of Living Your Gifts

This book is a winner. The author is sincere and you take a walk into her life realizing that through all adversity you can still rise up through the ashes and get to the other side. A must read. You will be glad you did.
 
Susan M Hough
Amazon Review

“ The author writes with a therapeutic style that is sure to flush cobwebs and gift generations with brighter futures. Kudos to her courage and example. For everybody with cobwebs in their attic, this is a must read; for everybody else, an enlightening read full of awareness and wisdom.”
 
Donjo

“This book allows you to find oneself within the dream that lives within reality…peace. Donna, you are a thriver and one long awakening dream. Such a living example of turning lemon into lemon aid.. ase’.”
 
Terrell Washington Anansi

I’ve been honored to hear much of this story first hand and can attest to its heart wrenching and inspiring powers.
Donna LeClair… thank you for being and staying on this earth to share your life’s stories and gifts with us. You are a blessing in ways that words will never do justice. I love you and am so honored to share a path with you.
And to share this amazing book with all of you.
Read it and weep… and heal and share… and love.
 
Heather Gail George
The Lotus Way, LLC

“Donna adds her unique whimsical and mystical insights in between a notable memoir that captures your heart and soul. Her intention is crystal clear, to help others realize they are not alone, they are not invisible and they can break the chain that binds them, no matter what their experiences are. If she can, so can you.”
Riveting. Heartbreaking-heart-healing. Poignant.
A MUST READ
 
Christina Marie
Publisher of Expanded Family Magazine

“Hitting every note, LeClair shows a rare ability to distill complex human emotions into 179 pages of clarity. Waking Reality creates a surefire vision that doesn’t just catch your breath, it opens your eyes to a better world.”
 
Raspin Stuwart
Publisher of Boulevard Magazine

Waking Reality is a beautifully crafted authentic masterpiece – a wonderful gift of wisdom, and a splendid demonstration of sheer love and compassion. Globally, it is time for all to wake-up and face with divine power the reality of self and the people around us. Donna LeClair awakens that reality and contributes honorably to the survival of humanity.”
 
Dinesh H Shah,
Team-2 Leader Landmark TMLP,Mumbai India

Waking Reality hits cords of emotion in a shimmering language that opens and heals. It is a gift to all humankind, a lovely gift from an awesome woman!”
 
Rosalind Russell,
Director R STAR Foundation

Women helping Women and children in Nepal… therefore the world

Donna LeClair writes with a dynamic voice that resonates with a courageous lady out to make a difference. A book with a message as passionately delivered as received. I am lucky enough to know Donna, her heart and her values. This book is a book all can learn from, be touched by, and changed forever.”
 
Susan Hough,
Co-Creator of Living Your Gifts

“I just spent the last several hours reading your book, non-stop almost to the end …. It is riveting. Thank you for telling your story, letting us see you…that you have emerged as the loving being that you are is a beautiful, powerful proof of the goodness, sweetness and divine within you….a force so strong that extreme wickedness, meanness, and deprivation could not squelch it.”
 
Robin Pierson,
Special to Laguna Beach Independent

Ms. Leclair’s inspiring memoir gifts us a rare insight into finding our own spirituality. It teaches us spirituality has no bounds, harbors no grudges, seeks no revenge, but rather gifts a strength that can never be broken.
 
In ‘Waking Reality’ author Donna LeClair introduces and invites us into a normal loving family primed for the future of children. Then the environment shatters by an event over which the family has no control and disintegrates into catastrophic dysfunction unrecognizable by the author, her parents, and siblings.
 
Ms. LeClair shares a tortuous journey full of despair, abandonment, poverty, abuse and, homelessness. Any one of these or a combination of a few has the power to destroy a person to the point of no return, but her spirit is never broken. She possesses advisability through a spirituality that is real and unconquerable. This is more than a tale, more than a book, it is a primer to discover, that which seems invisible _ faith and belief can move mountains.
This book will change everything! A MUST READ!
 
Frank Gould

“In a world where the WHO recently reported that 1 in 3 Women worldwide are victims of violence….I hope this book is a crucial opening for other women to tell their personal stories on the devastating emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual impact of Interpersonal Violence on their and their children’s lives. This visceral, harrowing, and haunting tale, bears witness to the often inescapable ‘violence trap’ set by families, religion, the justice system, and social constructs that women fall (or are pushed) into. And which is often followed by the devastating emotional trap of internalizing that violence. The author, with raw, emotional honesty holds little back and allows us to live through the terror, horror and devastation of her personal experience. Throughout, and against all odds, it is that same honesty of self and spirit that burns beneath the surface, is unbelievably never extinguished, and carries her to salvation. The voice is unique, personal, and empowering. You will not be the same. Read to understand what the women in your life (your sisters, friends, mothers) experience, and for inspiration to survive your own trials. Then speak your own story. This voice should be joined in chorus. This voice will ring in your ears for years to come.”
 
Jen Hutchinson
Co-Creator of Living Your Gifts

“Wow! Words cannot fully express much I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Besides being unable to put the book down (I read it in less than 24 hours), I felt as if I was there in the room as Donna recanted her story, What more can I say but that this is movie material!”
 
Best book I read this year!”
 
Mary Powers

“About life and challenges faced – learning to overcome obstacles – You can learn to dance in the rain and live life to the fullest. You can tell Donna put alot of heart into every word written. You won’t be disappointed. A must read for everyone.”
 
Julie Hinders

“I am very fragile….please be careful”
 
Maybe one day children will come with a label on them…Donna’s imagery carries you to the depth of her pain with uttermost honesty, wisdom and compassion.She creates a vacuum from which faith finds its root and angels dance.
 
More than anything this book is about finding your voice no matter what life deals you. It is a cry of hope and a tale so masterfully written, the music of her words still linger in my mind. It is a scream to action for all those who sometimes choose “not to see”. If I see you, you see me!
 
Bravo Donna, a “tour de force”!
 
Véronique Porter

“I was so intrigued by Donna’s writing style and story, I read the entire book in one sitting. I was constantly surprised by the journey of Donna’s life-path, never expecting the twist and turns around every corner. I admire and respect Donna for having the courage to tell this story. And, I am thankful that she has been able to move forward in creating a life for her and Melinda that is filled with love, forgiveness and compassion.”
 
Sandra S Hackenwerth