The Color of Heaven and How It Ended

After Sophie is saved from plunging her car into the water, she is walking to her moms (Cora). Everything looks the same; the yard, the house, even her mother. Her mom lets her in, saying she had been waiting a long time for her to show up. It was her mother’s turn to tell her the story of her life. Sophie is not sure she is ready for this, but sits down anyway.

The story of Sophie’s mom and dad brings her the closure she is looking for. Sophie learns that there is such a thing as unconditional love, and just like she did for her daughter, protecting her and taking care of her, Sophie’s mom did the same for her.

(I don’t want to reveal too much of this story to you, should you decide to read it, but there are spoiler alerts ahead!)

Sophie hears the story of her Dad, Peter, and her real father, Matt. How Cora was engaged to Peter, Matt disappeared for years, and one day shows back up. Cora realizes Matt is who she truly loves, and ends it with Peter. Growing up, Cora, Peter, and Matt were inseparable.

Matt is also dying of brain cancer, with a 50% chance of making it through surgery. Cora spends every possible minute with Matt, and Peter even shows up on the day of his surgery to be there for both Sophie and Matt.

Cora ends up married to Peter, who promised Matt he would always take care of her. Sophie sees how everything has come full circle, and finally hears from Peter about how he blamed himself for her mother’s death. She didn’t leave anyone, she was killed in an airplane accident.

Sophie’s high school love also comes back into the picture, and they end up married, having 2 children of their own.

This really is a great story, a fast read, and I promise I did not give out too many spoilers that you would not enjoy reading this yourself. There is so much more that happened that I didn’t even mention 🙂 I downloaded this story free on my Nook, so if you have an e-reader, you should definitely look up this book and get it for yourself!

The Color of Heaven

After it taking me weeks to finish “Dead on Demand”, I literally started this book as soon as I finished that one, and had it completely read before sun-up. It was a wonderful story, sad, beautiful, heartbreaking, and full of more emotions than you could imagine. It is a story that goes full circle, pulling in a few others while that circle is making its way around.

 The Color of Heaven – Juilanne MacLean (writing as E.V. Mitchell)

Sophie had the perfect life, a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. Michael and Megan were everything to her, and then Megan got sick. At the too-soon age of 5, Megan passes away. Sophie cannot cope, and Michael drifts away. After losing her daughter, she loses her husband to his pregnant girlfriend who wasn’t afraid to move forward. She wasn’t even angry at him, because she understood.

Julianne MacLean
Julianne MacLean


A car accident that leaves her upside down in an iced over lake begins the changes in her life, the things that she will learn, the things she always knew but couldn’t bear to face, and the fact that it is okay for her to be happy.


Her relationship with her father has been irreparable ever since she was 14 and her mother left her, her sister, and her father. It is well past time for her to fix the things in her life that truly need fixing.

More to come later 🙂