Starting Over | Unforgettable Faces & Stories

Unforgettable words from my friend Melinda Cox Hall

I am sharing these Unforgettable words from my friend Melinda Cox Hall…my mission… help people heal….to inspire….to have people be able to tell their story…and also let people know about Amanda Coleman Dublin who is on a marvelous mission as well….to help our veterans and first responders…

Many thanks to my dear friend Eileen Doyon for sending me a message several months ago…. “Tell me your story…everybody has one.” Yes we do, Eileen. We have never met, but hopefully we will soon. Eileen is a huge supporter of our #Troops #Veterans and #FirstResponders.

She has published my story in her new book which was released in August. I was apprehensive in the beginning. It was a very difficult story to write, but it was a healing experience. I highly recommend all of her books. They are pure inspiration. You have earned your wings, Eileen. Your ‘healing mission’ is a success.
Eileen’s book can be purchased on Amazon.
Starting Over” Unforgettable Faces and Stories (Volume 7)

I would also like to thank Amanda Coleman Dublin for posting my story on her new site which supports Military and First Responders. You are all extraordinary human beings who go above and beyond to protect us. All three of us hold our heroes near & dear in our hearts. We cannot thank you enough for your service.
Amanda truly is an Irish Angel🍀
To Eileen & to Amanda, God bless you both. 💙♥️

Love always,


John Wright Hall

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Reviews | Unforgettable Faces & Stories Reviews

Starting Over Review by Richard Montgomery

Thank you Richard Montgomery for posting this Review of Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings on Amazon:

Richard L. Montgomery on August 21, 2017

Eileen Doyon does it again! She is a seasoned professional who is able to put together an outstanding cast of characters who have faced, in many cases, sadness and sorrow, and were able to “Start Over.” Inspiring to say the least! A great read for all!

“A Book of Hope and Affirmation”

Thank you Mrs R for this review on Amazon.


5.0 out of 5 stars. For anyone bereaved this is a book of hope and an affirmation that we are stronger than we think.

ByMrs Ron May 20, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

A set of very moving, emotional and honest letters to loved ones who have passed on. The way the letters are written and the way it’s put together makes what I expected to be a very painful read into something inspiring. I hope, because of this book, I can find the strength to write my own letter to heaven.

“Thank You …. You made my day!”

Thank you Ella for sharing this post on Facebook:

Ella de Jong – Energizing Communication – Bureau Uil shared a Page — feeling lucky.
I wrote a chapter for a book about “A New Beginning.” . Today I got this mail: “Hello Ella, your amazing, inspiring story will be added to my book!!!!! YOU are awesome and I can so relate. YOU rock!!!! Big hugs……we would like the book to be released 8/1… ”
Hmmm, at least someone is happy with my struggles 🙂
It’s not how many times you fall down, it’s about how you rise afterwards!… . Thank you Unforgettable Faces and Stories! You made my day!

The Second My Life Changed Forever

“A must read.”

Thank you Ed Brewster for leaving this review on The Second My Life Changed Forever on on January, 19, 2017!

This is a must read for anyone who has enjoyed the Unforgettable Faces and Stories series by Eileen Donyon. This installment brings the reader back into the world of everyday people, and how life can change in a blink of an eye and how to adjust to those changes and come out on top. These are stories that will inspire and fill you with hope and inspiration. These are not made up or out of someones imagination. They are real. As real as the people who wrote them. I highly suggest this book and series as it will fill you with hope and love and maybe, just maybe they can help you find your way through the struggles of life.

The Second My Life Changed Forever

“Truly inspirational”

Review on The Second My Life Changed Forever posted on on 7/6/16:

The book is truly inspirational. It completely amazes me the struggles that we face can transform us to something incredibly great and we all have a true purpose in life to inspire each other. I recommend this book to everyone to read especially those who are suffering in life, you can overcome it and inspire others yourself. A MUST READ!!!

-Amazon customer

“Three words to describe the book: raw, real, and instructive. …”

“These are real people who left behind loved ones who are still reflecting on their losses”

Posted on ByAmazon Customer on November 12, 2015

Three words to describe the book: raw, real, and instructive. It is “raw” in the sense that Eileen allows the authors of the letters to speak for themselves. “Real” refers to the nature of the book: these are real people who left behind loved ones who are still reflecting on their losses. I believe that the book is “instructive” in multiple ways. It is instructive to those who will in the future experience similar losses. Simply reading the stories of others and how they processed the events will prepare those who have yet to walk the same path. To those who have already lost loved ones, the book can be an encouragement–they will be reminded that they are not alone in the struggle. Friends, family members, and counselors will gain insight into the inner world of the bereaved, and will thereby be able to support them more effectively.