The Telling
Eden Winters
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Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM By Eden Winters

Time in Iraq cost Michael Ritter some of his hearing and a friend whose death he feels responsible for He d left Alabama hoping to escape a dull, small town life, only to return four years later, lugging a duffle full of personal demons Cookesville, Alabama isn t the most welcoming place on earth, particularly for a gay, Hispanic student wanting nothing than to earnTime in Iraq cost Michael Ritter some of his hearing and a friend whose death he feels responsible for He d left Alabama hoping to escape a dull, small town life, only to return four years later, lugging a duffle full of personal demons Cookesville, Alabama isn t the most welcoming place on earth, particularly for a gay, Hispanic student wanting nothing than to earn his degree and get back home to Texas An image of a somber young man that he knows only by name and the stories told by an adoring sister comes to life when Michael returns home, just as Jay is already half way to losing his heart.Michael s biggest battle lies ahead, and he ll need all the help he can get to find his way in a world where he no longer fits in Jay s not sure where he fits either, but it could be next to the war torn soldier who needs his strength.
  • Title: The Telling
  • Author: Eden Winters
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Monique ~ Sinfully Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
This is an emotional and traumatic story of a young man broken by war and so desperately alone, who finds the love he needs to help put the pieces back together in the place he was only too eager to escape from four years earlier3.5 starsThis is an emotional read and the author has done a great job of endearing the reader to the mental and emotional trauma this young man Michael experiences after being rejected by the Army with four years in Afghanistan, he had fulfilled his patriotic duty. He h [...]
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Betryal Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Reading two stories in a row which involved war I think is really starting to mess with my head. Michael is the war veteran in this case and his fears from that experience in Iraq tramples him into the ground, but with Jay's love and support he overcomes the majority of it to deal with, move forward and just Be among his everyday life. He's living again. There's so many parts that I applauded his courage. Even though this story is not so angsty (Not giving a shite if this is a word or not)I had [...]
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Cole Riann Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I've read most of Eden Winters later books now, and after reading The Telling I was very pleased to see how much her writing has improved since she started. I can see now that her writing was already at a high level, and I really loved The Telling. Despite the heavy subject (MIchael's PTSD and post-military career), the focus of the story is on healing, love, and redemption; and despite the POV being from within the muck of depression, it is never pitying, yet full of hope. Michael and Jay are w [...]
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Jenre Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Michael returns from Iraq a broken man. On one hand he's full of embarrassment for his medical discharge due to loss of hearing in one ear, and on the other he's full of sorrow and guilt over the death of a close friend in a convoy raid. He returns to the small Alabama town where his mother and sister are living, determined to stay for a short while and then move on. On his first day back he meets Jay, a gay Hispanic man, who is studying at the local college. Michael is attracted to Jay, but thi [...]
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Kassa Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I first heard of The Telling as a free book offered by the author to get to know her writing. Not only intrigued but curious, I downloaded a free copy. After having read The Wish I wanted to see what else this author could offer. The Telling is very similar in writing style and tone to The Wish and I hesitate to make bold statements after just two books but Winters’ writing seems to be languid, affecting, and poignant. There is a gentle ease to this story that draws readers in to the emotional [...]
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Deeze Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
While I enjoyed this story I never quite felt myself as drawn to the characters as I expected. I think I went into this one expecting much more angst or emotional issues, and while there were certainly times I needed my tissues handy, overall it was a much more slow and gentle read.
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Mark Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
This story struck all the right chords with me and in the right order. A heartfelt story written with great tenderness and feeling. Michael returns from Iraq to his hometown with PTSD and a kitbag full of anxieties, emotional issues and problems to overcome. At first it this seems to be an insurmountable task, but with the love, support, patience and caring from his family and newly found love he is nurtured onto the path of recovery. (view spoiler)[My favourite bits / characters; I loved Angie, [...]
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Purplegirl Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
This was such a sweet story. I couldn't put it down until I finished. Jay was so patient with Micheal during his time dealing with PTSD. The story was sweet, romantic and had some humor. Since it was free, it was even better:)
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Heller Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
A sweet story about a just returned 22yo veteran and his sister's best friend. Very likeable characters with a bit of angst that adds a bit of bite to the romance.
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Cindi Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
4.5 starsAnyone who has read any of my reviews knows that I am hesitant to read anything based in the south, especially Alabama as it is the state I live in (born and raised). Very rarely does an author get the dialogue right. One of my biggest pet peeves is southern speak. As I have said many MANY times, it's fine to hear it but not to see it in a book because it comes across as making the characters look stupid. Thankfully that is not the case in this book. The author may have based the story [...]
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Тамрико Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I really feel bad giving it 2 stars. BUT:- I could not connect with the MCs. The narrations was dry, the interaction between the MCs was too easy: A student with a hero worship + a soldier with a PTSD in need of love and care = Uber Quick Instalove I am not usually the one to condemn love at first sight, but this one wasn't convincing even to me.- Angie was annoying as hell; she set my teeth on edge every. single. time.- The evil stepfather was extremely sketchy (literally)- And so was the local [...]
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Alex Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Overall:A well-paced, unfolding story of a war veteran trying to overcome his demons and discover who he is, and the young man who helps guide him on his journey. Everything felt realistic and tasteful while dealing with difficult topics. The bedroom scenes were well written and appropriate for Michael's state of mind, a matter Winters always kept in mind.What I likedEmotions. If Jay hadn't had a long-standing crush on Michael's picture, then the relationship between the two men would never have [...]
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A.B. Gayle Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I enjoyed this story, but what really lifted it to 5 stars was the excellent depiction of the sessions with the therapist. There is an element of the hurt/comfort in the rest of the story, but this is nothing like that. It's helping someone really see what's going on in their lives. Helping them see situations from a different angle so they can make sense of them. While the sessions were dealing with PTSD and an abusive step-father, the lessons learned could be applied to all sorts of instances [...]
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Fani *loves angst* Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
3 starsThe first half was very promising indeed, seducing me with themes like PTSD, tortured heroes, deep infatuation and a lovely blond hero who's in the closet and afraid to come out. I couldn't wait to read more and find out how they's solve all their issues, when it became apparent that no conflicts would be bothering any of them :( Every problem that appeared was solved easily and promptly, as was the next and the next until the HFN in the end. Completely anticlimatic -even sugary- consider [...]
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Barb ~rede-2-read~ Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I enjoyed this story. It was a very heartwarming story of the healing that happened for Michael, an Iraq war veteran, disabled and discharged after a roadside attack which left one of his best friends dead and his gay partner devastated. Michael meets Jay when he returns to his hometown and together they work toward healing his past. That's a very simplified version of the story, it's much more complex and really touched me deeply for personal reasons. It always amazes me that some of the free s [...]
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Sue Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I really enjoyed both The Telling #1 and its sequel Night Watch. The Telling begins by introducing us to Michael, coming home from from Iraq after being injured and dealing with PTSD. He meets his half-sister's roommate, Jay, and they begin a relationship. Jay helps Michael come out of the closet with his family and the community. Night Watch continues about a year after The Telling. NW is a short story that specifically addresses 4th of July and PTSD and how both characters, Jay and Michael, ha [...]
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Feliz Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Michel Ritter comes home to Cookesville, Alabama after four years of war in Iraq. Having left home an eager, fun-loving kid, he's a man now, one who carries a baggage full of dreadful memories and guilt. Although most of his battle wounds are on the inside, they make him struggle hard to find his way back into life. It doesn't help that he discovered, while being a soldier of all things, that he's gay - a fact no one knows at home. Jay Ortiz is an engeneering student, far away from home in a dul [...]
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~ Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
3.5 stars.This story is very sweet. Michael comes home from Iraq with a hearing impairment and PTSD syndrome. He has also accepted the fact that he's gay. He is very different from the young man who enlisted 4 years before, even if going back to his hometown forces him to face again some of the fears who convinced him to go away.On the day of his arrival, he meets Jay, a gay engineering student. Michael doesn't know that Jay has been secretly thinking on him for a long time, taking inspiration a [...]
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~~~Heather S.~~~ Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
This is not something that I would normally pick up- I'm into PNR and urban fantasy. However, this was a nice change of pace and satisfied my newfound interest in m/m romance. That being said, it was difficult for me to read about a soldier returning from Iraq dealing with PTSD and the loss he experienced there, it's too real, current, and just plain breaks my heart. To top it all off, Michael's also dealing with coming out to his family and healing scars left by his homophobic abusive bigot ex- [...]
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Jules Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
3.5 stars.For the first part of the story, I really thought this was headed towards 4.5 stars. The set-up is managed very carefully and just slowly enough to be thoroughly enjoyable; the sense of character is lovely, and the way information about Micheal, the protagonist, and his background is divulged feels just right. And I think I might have fallen in love with Angie!However. Jay, Michael's love interest, is nice, but also unbelievably perfect. The hurt/comfort plot is mainly based on Michael [...]
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Camilla Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I've read 2 other books by this author, and absolutly loved them (!) so I'm not surprised that I liked this one as well Its about Michael, a 22 year old guy, who has spent the last 4 years in Iraq He comes home with alot of baggage, and some emotional scars he needs to overcome, so to speakOn his first day home, he meets his sisters best friend, Jay And finds himself in love for the first timeI'm surprised there wasnt more drama, with a subject such as this Its not that I like too much drama, bu [...]
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Tj Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this story. The author does a good job of making this a realistic and compassionate piece about a gay soldier returning home after combat. Michael is dealing with the mental trauma of the day his convoy was attacked and one of his best friends killed. The author doesn't make light of Michael's issues or try to say they were all miraculously healed. Michael struggles to become "normal". Jay is a young man going to college. Jay is rooming with Mi [...]
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Shaz Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
This truly was a heartwarming book. It could have turned cliche very quickly; the soldier returning from battle, struggling with PTSD and guilt and the other MC his saviour.But instead we have a beautiful story about a broken man trying to find his way back into "normality". Added to all this is the realisation that he is indeed gay. His PTSD is handled with delicate care and great gentleness. The relationship that builds between the two MC's is also lovely to read. There are no instantaneous so [...]
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Amy Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
This was a cute story. It dragged a little here and there because things were restated several times when they didn't need to be. There were several pointless scenes where nothing important happened, like a bit at the very last chapter.But the scene that won me over was between Michael and Angie, with a sleeping Jay in the bedroom. I fell in love with the book because of that scene.I didn't fully understand Michael's disorderwith not being able to be in open spaces or even the outdoors without p [...]
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Bookbee Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Another wonderful book by Eden Winters! While some parts of the book seemed 'unpolished' there is no doubt that this author is a master storyteller. I was caught up in the lives of Michael and Jay immediately, worried along with the rest of the family about Michael's ability to assimilate into civilian life. One of the best parts of this story, for me, was the interaction between Raff and Michael in Michael's therapy sessions. So well done! It had me thinking of all the young men, in all of hist [...]
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Fangtasia Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Extremely good depiction of the ravages war causes in our society, as part of a sweet m/m romance. Add war damage to DADT, small-town dynamics and an ex-stepfather from hell, and you have the recipe for one messed-up man. Yet, the main character in this story is a pure soul and his innate goodness attracts another pure soul to him, even before they meet in person.The author writes a beautiful story with believable characters. I'm pretty sure we all know people like that in real life. In an ocean [...]
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Boycop Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
A very sweet "first-time" romance of two a quite different guys.This book was a freebie. I must admit that I have prejudices against freebies; they must be too short, poorly written or somehow just not worth the money, but I find myself corrected. This is a good one.Eden Winters writes fluently and with ease. The story is a bit on the ordinary side, but with good character building. For some the story may be even too ordinary, but I found many similarities to my own life, and that kept me intere [...]
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Reggie Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
Remarkable Characters that I still remember years later. Yes, not perfect but this was a memorable story that has left a lasting impression. This is a story of a journey to healing. The love and support of friends and family were an intrinsic part of this journey, along with professional support. An Excellent portrayal of the path of recovery and it's victorious conclusion.This story is available as a gift to readers. I am giving any formatting or editing issues a pass, as this was not meant to [...]
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Susan65 Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
A very moving story about a young man recently returned home from war, dealing with PTSD, grief, and realizing he is gay, all at the same time. The romance between Michael and Jay is sweet, slow building, and full of understanding and acceptance from Jay. This story is actually more of Michael learning to accept his tragic past, with the romance as almost a supporting side story.It was a little drawn out at times, but it was still a great story.
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Vfields Don't touch my happy! Oct 22, 2019 - 16:26 PM
The Telling is a classic example of Eden Winter's quiet understated style of storytelling. Michael is back from the Armed Forces and it was not a positive experience for him at all. He returns to his southern, small town life and he meets Jay. A young man who has bonded with Micheal's family while he was away in a good way. All the characters large and small are well written. Jay is an especially wonderful character. Keep in mind, no big bells and whistles. Just a clean slice of life.
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The Telling By Eden Winters Time in Iraq cost Michael Ritter some of his hearing and a friend whose death he feels responsible for He d left Alabama hoping to escape a dull, small town life, only to return four years later, lugging a duffle full of personal demons Cookesville, Alabama isn t the most welcoming place on earth, particularly for a gay, Hispanic student wanting nothing than to earnTime in Iraq cost Michael Ritter some of his hearing and a friend whose death he feels responsible for He d left Alabama hoping to escape a dull, small town life, only to return four years later, lugging a duffle full of personal demons Cookesville, Alabama isn t the most welcoming place on earth, particularly for a gay, Hispanic student wanting nothing than to earn his degree and get back home to Texas An image of a somber young man that he knows only by name and the stories told by an adoring sister comes to life when Michael returns home, just as Jay is already half way to losing his heart.Michael s biggest battle lies ahead, and he ll need all the help he can get to find his way in a world where he no longer fits in Jay s not sure where he fits either, but it could be next to the war torn soldier who needs his strength.

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