|"Different by Datta Groover is a perfect example of storytelling. The author has created not only a superb plot but intricate details for each character that brought them to life. I became enmeshed in the complex lives of the MacBride family and wanted to see them survive as a family. The subplots were as engaging as the main plot, with an equal measure of conflict, tension and curve balls. I loved the spiritual aspect of the story and how it tackled life’s big questions about who we are and why we are here. This book is much more than a well-written novel; it will make you ponder your own life mission. The characters and story are so vivid and memorable and will remain with you long after the last page is read. If you love a novel that digs deep into your soul and makes you think about the world and spirituality, then this book has it all. Highly recommended."
-Reviewed By Lesley Jones for Readers’ Favorite
"I found myself immersed from the first word and, again, I want to let you know that this is delightful and that I felt thankful to the writer for this experience before I had even finished three chapters. Different is the kind of story that I feel is very much needed by modern man. A tale that is firmly planted in the reality of modern life and shows the characters persevering, coping, and loving their way through it successfully.
I hope Datta Groover writes a lot of books. I hope this because the world needs stories like this. I need stories like this . . . This is a journey of discovery that you will want to make without any expectations except that it will be a wonderful experience, and trust me, it will be. The characters are great. They are real people, here in our real world, facing real problems, and they are lovable and likable. The plot fits the scenario perfectly. Datta Groover is a master of weaving all the elements of a story into a modern masterpiece."
-Reviewed By Ray Simmons for Readers’ Favorite
"Frank MacBride is a family man. He does his best to provide for and protect those he loves. When his past catches up with him, he has to make the choice between running from it or facing up to it. Unfortunately for Frank, life is anything but easy at a time when the wrong decision could cost him and his family their lives; his marriage is going through a rough patch and his young son begins disappearing at nights. Where does Sam go and what does he do when he should be safely asleep in bed? Does Sam's inability to speak point to something more mysterious than Frank and his wife Sofia are capable of understanding? Different by Datta Groover takes a speculative look at the complexity of human relationships and the philosophical concept of the afterlife.
Different is one of those novels that are difficult to put down, and whose characters are painful to say good bye to. The combination of suspense and the emotions of anger and affection inspired in me by the characters made me want the book to go on indefinitely. There was nothing I didn't enjoy in this well-edited and fast-paced novel. Both Sofia's and Frank's characters are flawed but loving, their children are engaging, and the story line is not only believable, but also intriguing. The element of human interest and themes of betrayal, injustice and spiritualism make Different relatable to readers from all walks of life. Datta Groover makes the mystery of Sam's condition keep you guessing until the very end, and what a beautiful ending it is!"
--Reviewed By Louanne Piccolo for Readers’ Favorite
"I’m passionate about spiritual fiction and this is one of the best I’ve read in years. If you are on a path of personal growth and love great stories that leave you feeling motivated and open to life, pick up Different today. It will not disappoint."
--James F. Twyman
NY Times bestselling author of
The Moses Code and The Barn Dance
If you want to play a bigger game in your life and love inspiring stories, Different gives you the delight of helping you with both. Datta Groover is a masterful storyteller and the end is simply perfect.
--Rick Tamlyn, Hay House author of Play Your Bigger Game
Different is an emotionally engaging ride all the way through to the end. I loved the richness of this story and that I couldn’t predict what was going to happen. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for an uplifting read with a little edge.
--Dr. Cheryl Kasdorf, author of Antidote to Overwhelm
"5 Stars! Emotional, challenging, surprising. Datta Groover has written a thought-provoking, can't-put- it- down story for his first novel. I was still involved with the characters long after I closed the book."
--Rev. Karen Russo, MBA, author of The Money Keys
“Written by The World’s next great inspirational novelist, this book is a MUST READ. It changed my life for the better and I’m sure it’ll do the same for you as well”
--Tom Bird, bestselling author and writing coach
Couldn’t put it down! Datta Groover has woven together an impactful story about family, love, trauma, insight, healing-and so much more. It kept me guessing until the end.
--Stephanie McHugh, professional stand-up comedian
Different is a fascinating novel for driven people who want an entertaining break. It's the perfect combination of inspiration, intrigue, danger, and a heart-warming message. Take a pause, dig in, and uncover these amazing characters that will touch your heart and fascinate you.
--Suzanne Evans, NY Times bestselling author of The Way You Do Anything is the Way You Do Everything
It's difficult to find a book of inspirational fiction these days that has grit as well as grace. Different delivers unexpected twists while deeply satisfying the readers desire to be inspired.
--Karen Collyer, Professional editor and author of Surviving Martin Bryant
This was a very healing book for me, and I know it will be for many others. I could not put it down at the end, and forever grateful I came across Different and the work of Datta Groover.
--Dr. Marilyn Walker, PhD., CEO of Homer Energy
Different was a 10 out of 10 for me. It kept me curious and in suspense till the end. It had me in tears of sadness, anger, and joy at different times throughout. I loved this book.
--Denise Bonnani, Director of Teacher Development for AFP Australia