Lisanne Valente
Lisanne Valente

Book One

The Awakening

Lauren's Story

     When Lauren Chisholm was four years old she announced that she no longer wanted to play with ‘ordinary’ people as she now had a much better and more favourite friend, who was shiny, spoke in a voice that sounded like singing and that he was the most “gorgeoustist person in all the worlds“.

  Callum and Cathy Chisholm have done their best giving Lauren a normal life, but time is running out and they know the Angels will be calling soon...



Congratulations Lisanne, your book "The Park Family: Lauren " made it into "Best Reads For This Year"


5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous!, 31 Jan 2014
The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening (Paperback)
What a read! The author has written the book in such a way that I believe! I am there! If angels were truly as Ms Valente describes, I would die happy. Can't wait for books two and three!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 31 Jan 2014
 The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening (Paperback)
Loved it. Fantastic, engaging, enthralling. The writer exhibits what so few authors seem to these days - true fresh imagination. Can't wait for books 2 and 3.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant !, 11 Feb 2014
The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening (Paperback)
What a great read, the author has written in such a fresh exciting way, I could really believe I was there with them.
Looking forward to the next books. Thank you Lisanne for sharing your wonderful talents with us.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lauren the awakening, 1 Feb 2014
 The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening (Paperback)
An absolute must read! A page turner from the start. Lauren is book that will leave you wanting more! The characters are simply mesmerising, so happy this is a trilogy and doesn't end here! Book two 'Valerie' already on pre order! An excellent book from a newly published author, couldn't recommend it highly enough. Well done Lisanne Valente
5.0 out of 5 stars Something New...with Angels!, 30 Jan 2014
The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book. The reader is pulled into the heroine's life immediately. Ms Valente's creation of the mistdreamer is a novel concept that takes you into new worlds, different realms, meeting angels and demons. The exciting story will have you desperate to turn the next page.
The first book in a trilogy, I can't wait for the next enthralling episode. 
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly magical, 6 Feb 2014
This book is magical from start to finish, lisanne's way with words is superb, they way she writes and describes the characters and surroundings makes you feel you are/want to be in all the excitement. I wish this book never ended. It is fantastic!!! So glad it's a saga! I can't wait until the 28th of May for "Valerie, The Teacher" order my copy already!! This is a blockbuster waiting to happen!!!!
This is not your normal family saga, very different and I will definitely be buying the others. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary
5.0 out of 5 stars magical 100 percent enjoyment 5 Feb 2014
I totally loved this book the characters were so likeable and the story just so exciting , I can't wait for the rest of the series to whisk away somewhere magical again

5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous reading, 12 Feb 2014 The Park Family: Lauren- The Awakening (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book, I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. Kept me entrigued all the way through. Well done to the author cant wait for the next one

4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read!, 4 May 2014
The Park Family: Lauren- The Awakening (Kindle Edition)
This is the first Kindle book that I bought and it is the first of a trilogy which introduces the reader to a family of Mistdreamers, people who can walk into heaven. They are meant to help angels but the Park family have chosen to hide their children from the interfering angels. Now Heaven is under threat and the hidden Mistdreamers have to be found and trained to use their skills.
There's a lot of information, new characters, scenes in this book but I believe Ms Valente is setting up the whole trilogy. Some of the names are quite difficult to pronounce, maybe a glossary?
I love that its in Edinburgh.
It's a really good story, the plot is exciting, you have to keep up with Ms Valente's imagination as she takes the reader from scene to scene.
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for part 2!


5.0 out of 5 stars What an imagination! 28 Jan 2014
I truly enjoyed this book, from start to finish. This author has quite the imagination! Combine that with a talent for story-telling and you have the makings of a great book.

When Lauren was first introduced in the book, as a four-year-old who is torn between two worlds, I was immediately in love with her and felt a connection that is very important to me as I dive into a new 'book world.' Connecting with the characters is a must for me in order to truly enjoy reading. Ms. Valente definitely accomplished that connection.

As the book continued and the different worlds were revealed, she kept my interest alive with the roller coaster ride between them. As Lauren struggles to understand and then access her Mistdreaming abilities, I guarantee that you will hold your breath for her, cheer for her, even pray for her if that is your thing.

With a truly unique cast of characters and a story like no other, I definitely recommend that you start reading this book--but only if you enjoy being truly entertained.

As for me, I can't wait to read the next installment in the series
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 28 Jan 2014
What a fantastic and gripping beginning of a saga that crosses unknown and unexplained boundaries! The author has captured the environment and its characters with such clarity that the reader is propelled to turn the next page at speed and devour its content. I am only sorry that I need to wait for the consequent adventures in this amazing trilogy.
Screen writers and game developers read this book, its transportation onto reel or play would be magnificent.
Simply amazing imagination. This read was a total joy and would recommend to anyone with an interest in the afterlife, romance and the wonderful things that are our emotions and where they can take us as we walk this life on
A Great Read  May 2, 2014
Format: Paperback
I sometimes wonder if I'm reading the same book as other reviewers!
I really enjoyed this book and while there is a lot of information, scenes, new characters, names and information, it's a great introduction to a new trilogy and I'm sure they will develop more in books 2 and 3.
Lauren and Forcas's love story develops alongside her introduction to the world of mistdreaming, a world her parents have hidden her from. I loved the interaction between Lauren and her fellow mistdreaming cousins and thought them a lovely bunch of girls. The baddies are as you'd expect...baddies!
This is a great story, with the changes of scenes and introduction of characters the reader is never bored, I couldn't put it down and I look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
I have given it four stars, because there is a lot to take in, but once I was able to adjust to the writer's pace I was hooked.
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning first book in the trilogy, 24 Feb 2014
The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening (Paperback)
Lauren: The Awakening, part one of a trilogy, whisks the reader away into a heady, ethereal, magical world, full of Angels, Demons, Mistdreamers and more. An exciting, mysterious, intricate, heart-warming, sexy read that will grip you from the moment you pick up the book, Lisanne Valente has created that priceless gem - a true page turner. I could not wait to find out more about the characters, jumping so lifelike from the page. I cared what happened to them, cried and laughed with them and felt bereft when I came to the end of the book. The book is also a love story to Scotland and Edinburgh in particular, making me itch to book my next trip there. I am delighted that this is the first book in a trilogy and cannot wait to read Valerie: The Teacher.

I enjoyed this book! The characters and plot were original, and believeable (for fantasy!) It got a bit confusing with the different titles, jobs, etc of the characters and setting, but I could follow the story line. Am waiting to see what happens with the rest of the Park family

by Kim Pettit
**** Four Stars
A very different concept of the paranormal & I really enjoyed this book.The exciting story will have you desperate to turn the next page.
The first book in a trilogy, I can't wait for the next episode



Bring on the next installment *****


Fast-paced and truly 'can't put this down' read. Lisanne Valente gets the heart racing and builds worlds that stir the imagination. What a great start to what seems to be an exciting journey.



Wat a great book!!!! *****


Absolutely brilliant book! What a read! great writing, great characters, great story!!! Bring on the other two parts!!!

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Congratulations Lisanne, your book "The Park Family: Lauren " made it into "Best Reads For This Year"

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