The Fire Inside
By Michelle Bellon
Genre: Literary Fiction
Aiden had the perfect life. A job he loved, a beautiful son and loving wife. In an instant everything is taken from him and Aiden assumes his life is over. Falling into a deep depression Aiden has all but given up on his job, his friends and himself. But when a mysterious force gives him the power to heal those around him, Aiden is forced to pull himself out of his depression in favor of the greater good. When he meets Ryan, a young woman living on the streets, and Norma, a woman whose marriage is crumbling around her, Aiden acknowledges that maybe his life still has a purpose and his ability to heal maybe more powerful then he may ever imagined.
Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four children and boyfriend, Seth. She loves coffee and has an addiction to chapstick. She works at a surgery center as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. She writes in the genres of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won three literary awards.
Review: THE FIRE INSIDE by Michelle Bellon
Three individuals, varying in circumstances and the nature of their losses, become interwoven in the hope of healing.
Young Ryan, raised by an emotionally absent [not distant, absent--checked out of "life"] mother, struggles to keep bills current and hide from her high school the true nature of her circumstances: she has been living alone since Mother dearest ran off to Vegas-and stayed.
Norma is desperate for children, so much so that her continued childllessness has emotionally deep-frozen her marriage of five years. Is her husband's love on hold--or permanently dissipated? Is hers??
Aiden's contentment is shattered, his world upended, when his vibrant, vivacious wife, and their son, only two-and-a-half, are killed in a head-on collision. Is life without them even possible?