Reviews

An Enlightening Tale

October 13, 2010
By Apex Reviews (Durham, NC USA)

The young, tenacious VP of a high-end department store, Madison Reeves seems set on a steady, rather predictable path…little does she know, though, her life will soon take quite the unexpected trajectory…as a series of strange occurrences begins to unfold, Madison is ultimately faced with two fateful choices: continue living a life of limited returns, or open her mind and spirit up to a transformative new reality…

Changing Planes is quite the compelling read. In it, author Laurie Brenner inexorably draws the reader into an eye-opening tale of the far-reaching consequences – whether intended or unintended – that our choices ultimately have on our lives. In so doing, Brenner successfully raises a host of intriguing questions in the readers’ own minds, chief among them whether or not we’re truly satisfied with the direction our lives are currently taking. By challenging readers to take a reflective, honest look deep within their own souls, Brenner opens the door for them to undergo a deeply spiritual personal transformation, the lasting effects of which – like Madison – will impact their lives in ways they can hardly imagine.

A profoundly enlightening tale with quite the surprising ending, Changing Planes is a sobering reminder of the underlying spiritual undercurrents that guide us all through life. A highly rewarding read.

Chelsea Perry, Apex Reviews

Laurie J. Brenner…An Authentic Storyteller

by D. R. Patrick, creator of WISHADOO.com
First of all, I LOVE the cover image for “Changing Planes.” I admit: I’m often truly attracted to a book based on the cover. I’m also attracted to clever titles, and Ms. Brenner nailed it with “Changing Planes.” Indeed, she is a clever writer, and has created a story which is simultaneously complex yet simple, appealing to readers from all walks of life.

I immediately identified with the engagingly real main character, Madison. Through Madison and her experience in “Changing Planes,” I found myself at times laughing out loud and near tears at other times, though always deep in thought — without always being aware of it — as the story pulled me along.

Complex ideas are interwoven throughout the story, yet in a way that leaves you eager to ponder these ideas further rather than more confused than ever, as has often been my experience when reading books delving into spirituality.

I very much enjoyed the writing style of Ms. Brenner; she has a carefree manner of an authentic storyteller which is so rare nowadays. She shares a story but oh so much more in the process. By the time you’ve finished reading “Changing Planes,” she has triggered a desire to write — or rewrite — your own life story…on many levels. Highly recommended!

A Literary Gem that will Shift Your Perception of Reality

By author Sandra Carrington-Smith

It doesn’t happen often that one stumbles into a new book and sees many pieces of the puzzle of life suddenly fall into place. That was my experience a few nights ago, as I got lost in the timeless words of Changing Planes by Laurie Brenner.

When I received my order from Amazon, I was relieved the book was not too long, and I figured I would read it in a just a few days. As it turned out, I couldn’t put it down, and I finished reading it the next day.

I don’t think words can properly convey what I gained from reading this book, and since I believe that each person benefits differently from the same experience, I won’t bore you with details of why this book is just so amazing to me – I will let you decide for yourself how it will affect your life.

Changing Planes tells the story of Madison, a young and ambitious VP of an upper scale department store. The moment Madison reaches her gate and waits to board a plane headed to the Caribbean, odd things begin to happen, but she quickly quiets her screaming intuition down with a pacifier of rational explanations. Strange occurrences continue after the plane takes off, and they rapidly escalate until Madison has two choices – she can ignore the gifts given to her and continue her life with a limited perception, or she can embrace a new reality and change her world.

The end of the book is jarring to the senses, as the reader awakens to the awareness of how choices made throughout life can deeply affect every step of our journey. Our lives are so intricately interconnected with those of others that a small change can alter the course of many destinies.

Changing Planes made me laugh and cry, but mostly it gave me the opportunity to take an honest glimpse deep down within my own soul. As I held the book in my hand, I felt almost as if Universe had gifted me with an extra chip to play a more exciting game.

Laurie Brenner’s style of writing is delightful and easy to follow, sprinkled with just enough humor to make it appealing to the young and old alike, and her spiritual lessons are powerful enough to make the story unforgettable.

Changing Planes is not just a story; it can be YOUR story, if you dare to look within with an open mind and a heart ready for personal transformation.

A Movie Your Heart Reads

by John Doyle

“Laurie Brenner combines heart-felt emotion, psychology, fantasy, quantum physics—and, oh, yes, the ultimate wish-fulfillment in Changing Planes. Her characters, so completely drawn in very few words, drive the story on a direct but absolutely unknown course.

In Changing Planes, Laurie’s near-cinematic journey brings you face-to-face with your own Insights in a movie your Heart reads as you experience several of the most satisfying Aha! moments in print.”

John Doyle, formerly of WSB-TV & WAGA-TV, GA

Out of This World With This ‘Celestine’ Adventure

by Julieanne Paige, Be Inspired Today Stories

“If you love goosebumps and tears then this is the novella for you! Follow Madison Reeves as she departs on a much needed holiday but after passing through lights resembling the Aurora Borealis, she finds herself and the other First Class passengers arriving at an airport terminal that is not the Bahamas… it is not even of this world.

What is Madison running from? What lessons does she need to learn? All is revealed on this not to be missed Celestine Adventure as Madison encounters loved ones from the past… and loved ones from an unfamiliar future. And as for her fellow passengers… will they welcome the mirrored aspects of themselves or deny they have any choices to make?

This is the perfect adventure to curl up this season, and make sure to cancel your plans as I guarantee this is a book you won’t want to put down.”

Julieanne Paige, United Kingdom Be Inspired Today Stories

A Wonderful Story – Top Spiritual Fiction

What a wonderful story! I could not put the book down from cover to cover.  I could relate to Madison Reeves and her journey, her fears and her experiences.

I laughed and I cried and I loved this book! I highly recommend it and I hope everyone finds this wonderful story.”

Debra Pfleiger, Former Fire Chief, California

Goosebumps with this Metaphysical Fiction Novella

“Changing Planes had me up into the wee hours last night. (Great company to combat my husband’s endless snoring!) I don’t know how my giant protruding goosebumps didn’t push him out of bed. Oooh, getting them again just thinking about it.

Been a while since I wept for joy but I was doing just that when I put the last page down.”

Lynn Macintosh, Canada

Exciting Visionary Fiction

Dyan Garris

Dyan Garris

Laurie Brenner’s “Changing Planes” is high quality visionary fiction that everyone will benefit from. An engaging story intertwines with profound wisdom. You find yourself having many Aha Moments. “Madison — you live in multiple dimensions — you have multiple selves living right now…if you are unhappy with your life, you have but to change it.” It’s absolutely brilliant from start to finish – Dyan Garris, Author of “Money and Manifesting” and Publisher of “Voice of the Angels Magazine for Multi-Dimensional Living

Buy the Paperback now from Createspace, a division of Amazon.com

5 Star Review

Top Pick For The Spiritual Fiction Reader

What would you do differently? is a question so often asked of people. “Changing Planes: A Metaphysical Fiction” is an exploration of many metaphysical concepts through fiction. Author Laurie J. Brenner uses her story to offer many profound ideas and will give readers much entertainment with their enlightenment. “Changing Planes” is a top pick for the spiritual fiction reader.

Midwest Book Reviews

Changing Planes is a first place finalist in the USA Book Awards!

Fiction & Literature: New Age Fiction

Winner:
The Happy Soul Industry by Steffan Postaer
Inkwater Press
ISBN: 978-1-59299-352-9

Finalist:
Changing Planes: A Metaphysical Fiction by Laurie J. Brenner
Create Space
978-1438232997

Finalist:
Numenon by Sandy Nathan
Vilasa Press
978-0976280927

Finalist:
Repeat Business by Joe Carufe
Inkwater Press
978-1-59299-368-0

Finalist:
Rise of the Anakim: Tablets of Destiny by Adin Kachisi
AuthorHouse
978-1438944883

Finalist:
The Christos Revelations by Daniel Brako
Hillinger
978-0958049115

For multiple copy orders for CHRISTMAS — give a copy as a gift – contact me using the Contact-Us Form, substantial discount to order 10 or more copies! Easy Christmas Gifts!

The young, tenacious VP of a high-end department store, Madison Reeves seems set on a steady, rather predictable path…little does she know, though, her life will soon take quite the unexpected trajectory…as a series of strange occurrences begins to unfold, Madison is ultimately faced with two fateful choices: continue living a life of limited returns, or open her mind and spirit up to a transformative new reality…

Changing Planes is quite the compelling read. In it, author Laurie Brenner inexorably draws the reader into an eye-opening tale of the far-reaching consequences – whether intended or unintended – that our choices ultimately have on our lives. In so doing, Brenner successfully raises a host of intriguing questions in the readers’ own minds, chief among them whether or not we’re truly satisfied with the direction our lives are currently taking. By challenging readers to take a reflective, honest look deep within their own souls, Brenner opens the door for them to undergo a deeply spiritual personal transformation, the lasting effects of which – like Madison – will impact their lives in ways they can hardly imagine.

A profoundly enlightening tale with quite the surprising ending, Changing Planes is a sobering reminder of the underlying spiritual undercurrents that guide us all through life. A highly rewarding read.

Chelsea Perry
Apex Reviews

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