Copyright 2013. Rachel Love. All rights reserved.


Author Rachel Ann Love

The Day God Died:

 The year was 1966 and the headlines of the New York Times read,"God is Dead." Readers panicked and called the paper to see if it was true. Elton John immortalized the headlines in a song called Levon. There was the war in Vietnam, Saturday morning cartoons, the Beatles and Laugh In. Take a ride back to that year and wake up on Easter morning as a child. Little Ricky is waking up to worries of his own that morning. 

Things My Mother Should Have Told Me Before..

"The Book I put off writing for fourteen years is finally written"..

The Day God Died: Customer Reviews on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful behind the scene look at religion By Courtney Frey Having grown up in ministry I related to Rachel's journey into organized religion. The search for faith against the obstacle of man's thirst for power. Does God exist on a pulpit or in our very souls, is God a business or an eternal truth? Kudos to Rachel for her bold vulnerability in exposing her path, and especially for her strength in the discovery she made to ultimately find her own truth

5.0 out of 5 stars A Poignant Haunting Ride By Debra L. Blackwell Amazon Verified Purchase Timeline: The year was 1966 and the headlines of the New York Times read,"God is Dead." I remember my parents said people panicked and called the paper to see if it was true.It was also picked up in the music scene by Elton John who immortalized those same headlines in a song called Levon. The story grabs the reader by the hand to take a tantalizing ride back to that time and wake up on Easter morning through the eyes of a child. Little Ricky is waking up to worries of his own that morning. There's no Easter basket and his mother's door is shut. Ricky has endured things no child should ever have to endure. As he grows into a teen and then adulthood, we see an intriguing look through the veneers of a church life that has dominated much of his young life. Bold and insightful, it's refreshing to read a new author with a flair for making her story so personal and reflective.Rachel Love will capture your heart and show you the triumph of the human spirit through one boy's journey. Author of "The Monster in the Mirror," this new installment will leave you wanting more. "Poignant, unforgettable and haunting." You will remember this book for a long time.I gave it five stars. 5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and intriguing By Brenda Perlin This story covers many of the religions inconsistencies and hypocrisies from the perspective of a boy growing up in the sixties and through his adult life. I liked the writers laid back style. It was almost as if we were sitting outside together on the porch sipping Kool-Aid. ;-) There is a sarcastic undertone throughout the story for obvious reasons. This story reads like "true confessions" and I could really appreciate the honesty. To write something like this feels very brave to me and for that I admire the author. Of course this book made me want to also read "Monster in the Mirror" by Dianna Belerose and Rachel Love. "The mention of the death of the Catholic President reminded me how upset everyone was then. As if etched in time, the reference of that shooting in Texas had changed everything. It was confusing for me to say the least. I felt like everyone knew something that I didn't."

Things My Mother Should Have Told Me Before I had My Manhood Removed: Customer Reviews on Amazon

I never thought about gender equality beyond my own occasional griping as a woman until reading Rachel Love's book, "Things My Mother Should Have Told Me Before I Had My Manhood Removed." I knew, being a woman, that certain things I've faced in both the business and my personal world were examples of inequality however; Rachel introduces a male perspective that was quite shocking. I couldn't help but think to myself as I read several of her middle chapters, "Being a woman isn't all its chalked up to be!" Rachel gives us a bird's eye view of her life as a man, pre-surgery and hence forth her life after. It is a compelling portrait of gender equality issues. My greatest love in this book is in Chapter Eight. The surgery. She exposes her heart, her need, and her journey as she transforms. It was painful to read but yet enlightening. The most powerful pieces of her book, for me, were in her last chapter as she writes about dealing with past trauma, "Work it out, re-examine it, and see it with fresh eyes. See it in the bigger picture. Why did this happen and what are you going to do about?" This is truly what she does in this book and it is with intense gratitude that she allowed me to share this journey with her . Courtney Frey Author of "Restitution" Customer Reviews on Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars

A Beautifully Written Story of Transformation September 4, 2013 By Debra L. Blackwell Rachel Love has written a revealing,thought provoking and sometimes funny memoir of her transformation from a man to a woman.From the first chapter{"My name is Rachel"} you will be ensnared by her charm and declaration that "everyone does not wake up on the other side of paradise." For people who know nothing about this, you will appreciate her candor and compassion in addressing all the details of surviving a sex change operation.Rachel glosses over nothing and will tell you that if her details bother you, "just head on to the next chapter." It seems important to her to shed light on a subject that most people have no understanding of and are too afraid to ask. I found however, her details are endearing and boldly honest in a time when most writers would only skim the surface of such a personal event.The timeline after her final operation is both thoughtful and agonizing in her physical and emotional recovery.You cannot read this without being changed. One of my favorite parts of her book was when she had her first date as a woman and had to deal with a crappy date. I found myself smiling and cheering her on as she dealt with his bumbling ways.You will applaud her audacity and spunk and I can say there was never a dull moment reading this story. This book is not just for transgender people but for everyone interested in understanding the differences we all have I gladly gave this book five stars.

5.0 out of 5 stars Bold and revealing September 5, 2013 By brendaperlin This book opens and gets right to the point. The author has a way of taking you in and making you feel comfortable. This book is well written and kept me glued from the minute I started reading the first pages. I love the candor and the funny moments that were shared along with the vulnerability. I give the author a ton of credit for her honesty and bravery by telling such a non-conventional story and doing it with total grace. This is a book about self-discovery and self-acceptance. I think we all can relate in one way or another. There is no self-pity on these pages, rather a person sharing experiences as a way of being better understood and maybe even trying to bring us all closer together. This story moved me and I am grateful to have read it as it has given me insight to something I could only speculate about. Another message that hit home was how the gender gap still exists even today. Without equality there will never be understanding. "As the word spread, the phone calls and whispers began. I received phone calls offering help with prayer and calls encouraging me to fast and seek deliverance, as well as whispers from others as I passed them in the hall or the lunchroom. Eventually the front office summoned me to clear up the issue and set the ground rules for proper uniform expectations and how much my personal life should not be the topic of conversation at the work place. I was causing a problem with my behavior. Then the calls to the front office began to increase. At first it was over the concern that I might be spreading disease, due to my using the same phone and the same seating as the next shift; as if my new lifestyle was riddled with diseases. Then there was trouble with shift coverage, as some did not feel comfortable working around me. Suggestions that a job transfer might be the best thing to do, was strongly recommended as a solution to the whole mess..."