Letting Go, a true story by Agneta Mills

Romantic, emotional, with adventure and trauma, you are taken on an eventful journey to the beautiful city of Stockholm.

Agneta's story is a real lesson in life, love, travel and personal growth. Very effective in learning how to let go and move forward!

She moved from Sweden to England in 1972, to be with her boyfriend. They married, had children and she settled into the culture.

Many years later, and now on her own with the children, she eventually meets up with a group of ex-pats.

An uncertain love story commences at this vulnerable point in her life. She focuses on an already planned trip to Sweden.

Sailing on ‘Princess of Scandinavia’, was almost the best part of a journey home. Agneta and teenage son, Tom, spend three weeks visiting family and friends.

Drama starts on the very first morning; she has left their medical cover behind!

Stockholm is alive with performing arts and music, as it hosts a ten-day long ‘Water Festival,’ celebrating the ecology and waterways in and around the city.

A visible solar eclipse also adds an awesome input.

Then we are back in England, and how will the confusing relationship unravel?


Comment:

I can't believe this is not fiction. It's compulsive. It's sad. It's happy. It flows.
Richard P-S

  • Classification: Universal
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  • First submitted Dec. 1, 2009
  • Last updated Dec. 1, 2009
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  • Retired user
    Adeel [Retired] wrote 3 years, 3 months ago

    The book is on my WL and i will come back with my comments in next couple of days.

  • johnpatrick's avatar
    johnpatrick wrote 3 years, 3 months ago
    Hej Agneta! As promised a review of 'Letting Go, a true story.' Overall I am engagaed...and I can't put my finger on the reason why. The story is dialogue driven mostly, which I like, and the style is breezy but conspiratorial. The MC strikes me as slightly amazed and dizzy at the sequence of events happening around her and this generates the same feeling in the reader. The budding romance with the dentist is at times surreal, at times very ...
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    Wanttobeawriter [Retired] wrote 3 years, 5 months ago

    LETTING GO
    I liked this story. When I was a teenager I had a crush on my dentist so I really related to you in the first chapter (he moved to Cincinnati when I left for college so I never saw him again but sometimes wonder . . . ). Anyway, I like your writing style. It’s clear and simple; makes this easy to read. I’m adding it to my shelf. Wanttobeawriter: Who Killed the President?

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    GILLIAN.M.H wrote 3 years, 9 months ago

    I started reading chapter one, but had to skip a large part - not because of any fault with the writing. Just dentist phobia. This reads more like chick lit - than true life.

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    Fischier wrote 3 years, 10 months ago
    I like the blogg-like beginning. Everyday chores and everyday problems, told in a simple, and effective prose. But the story is by no means uninteresting. Your writing has a nice flow which makes an easy, pleasant even read, and the conversations runs smoothly through the pages. I do have a hard time with your tendency to repeat some words. In my opinion, you'll need to cut down on the verbs, or at least try to vary them. After a short ...
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    lizjrnm [Retired] wrote 3 years, 12 months ago

    I am sure I read and backed this before but it seems you have done a decent amount of editing to make it shine even more. Im backing and starring this again.

    Liz
    The Cheech Room

  • Kari2010's avatar
    Kari2010 wrote 4 years ago
    Letting Go by Agneta Mills I had this on my WL for some time and only now just go to it ... but I'm glad I did. Right from the onset this is a captivating read. First, I'd like to comment on your stlye/ use of language which I found simple and straightforward. This I believe made it easier for me to be drawn into Agneta's story. Chapter One: I was totally hooked on this. I was rooting for a ...
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  • EltopiaAuthor's avatar
    EltopiaAuthor wrote 4 years ago

    Read first chapter. Nice, romantic, story starter.

    Hey, here's an author who can give the illusion of romance to a session in the dentistry chair! Nice opening.

  • Tom Bye's avatar
    Tom Bye wrote 4 years, 1 month ago
    Hello Agneta --'Letting go, a true story' I have read the first four chapters of this delightful memoir, and i am totally wrapped up in this romantic story. That dentist of your was, as they say here, something else, How did you fall in love with a dentist, and the thought of living (perhaps) with that drill you hate, buzzing in the next room. joking aside; it is a very captivating tale and written in an easy flowing style. For ...
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    Intriguing Trails wrote 4 years, 1 month ago
    Letting Go - A True Story Non-Fiction Romance, 1st person Premise: Who doesn't love a romance? This is so intriguing! When an author can write a compelling story about going to the dentist, I know that I've found a truely wonderfully talented writer. Through Ch 1 the tension is maintained. It keeps coming back, like a toothache to pull the reader into the story. Will the tooth get pulled? Or will the reader just keep feeling the ache? Marvelous! The ...
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    Walden Carrington wrote 4 years, 1 month ago

    Agneta,
    I'm amazed by all the details you can remember from years ago. Letting Go, A True Story is a truly poignant account which has been crafted in a readable and pleasing style. Six stars and it's going on my watchlist.

    Walden Carrington
    Titanic: Rose Walsh McLean's Story

  • Retired user
    RonParker wrote 4 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Agneta,

    Sorry about the repeated messages. I tried to send my comments, but repeatedly got the message 'an error has occured' so I didn't realise the original message had been accepted.

    Ron

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    RonParker wrote 4 years, 4 months ago
    Hi Agneta, This is a very easy to read tale and written in a nice style. There are very few errors in the writing aside from an occassional missing word. One problem you do have, though, is that you mention the names of characters without saying what their connection to the narrator is. This is particulry noticible in the first few paragraphs of chapter one. Similar;ly, we are not given the name of the narrator herself until well into the ...
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    RonParker wrote 4 years, 4 months ago
    Hi Agneta, This is a very easy to read tale and written in a nice style. There are very few errors in the writing aside from an occassional missing word. One problem you do have, though, is that you mention the names of characters without saying what their connection to the narrator is. This is particulry noticible in the first few paragraphs of chapter one. Similar;ly, we are not given the name of the narrator herself until well into the ...
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  • Retired user
    RonParker wrote 4 years, 4 months ago
    Hi Agneta, This is a very easy to read tale and written in a nice style. There are very few errors in the writing aside from an occassional missing word. One problem you do have, though, is that you mention the names of characters without saying what their connection to the narrator is. This is particulry noticible in the first few paragraphs of chapter one. Similar;ly, we are not given the name of the narrator herself until well into the ...
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    silvachilla wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Agneta

    Sorry it's taken a while to respond, it's different to what I normally read so required a bit more concentration! Having said that, I loved it. You write really well and very convincingly, it was so easy to actually see things in my mind as I read which is always a great sign for me.

    Natalie (and backed)

    x

  • curiousturtle's avatar
    curiousturtle wrote 4 years, 6 months ago
    I started reading your story and the first thing that impressed me is the style: bare...functional...a total absence of ornamentation....just the facts. The dialogue in the jewel in your narrative....it glows,,,it rumbles....it flourishes. then came this: "that's because I love you" to dump that phrase in the middle of the dialogue without any warning.....nice. What it does is the equivalent of placing a pink square in the middle of a landscape..it says to the reader...watch out. .And by doing so, ...
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    minx2minx wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Backed and rated with pleasure.
    Lizzie Scott :-)

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    Mollie Orange wrote 4 years, 6 months ago
    Dear Agneta, As someone who is fascinated with the Swedish Language (you can blame Wallander and Beck - which I have on DVD) I was drawn to your book. I see you are published and on-sale - so I just wanted to say "Congratulations". I will buy your book - it somehow doesn't see fair to read it for free. I can share it with my Swedish speaking Norwegian friends. I hope one day to get to Sweden. I randomly ...
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  • Elizabeth.NYC's avatar
    Elizabeth.NYC wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    I've been a fan of Agneta's romantic memoir since I first read it a year ago. It was so great to revisit the dentist scene. It's priceless. There's so much feeling here, and those feelings are passed on to the readers. I want to do my share to give his story high stars. Fans of romance, especially real-life romance, will eat this up.
    Lizzi
    (Out of Sync)