The Love He Saved

Fiction - Fantasy - General
201 Pages
Reviewed on 10/12/2009
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Author Biography

Carol Denise Mitchell (1955- ) was born the sixth of sixteen children to Zebbie and Tasceaie Charles, in Los Angeles, California. In 1977 the author moved to the Bay Area to launch an impressive 30-year writing career.

She wrote "What Happened to Suzy," winning praise for its' message of healing and hope. Carol was also featured in the Oakland Post Newspaper, July-August, 2009; April, 2009 The Celebration of Women Writers recognized her impressive writing contributions and inducted her into the prestigious author database.

Ms. Mitchell is a Readers Favorite award finalist for her sensational International seller Michael Jackson, The Love He Saved. The new title has sold worldwide. Buyers in Australia and Italy have favored Mitchell's books as they are written to attract a growing spectrum of interested readers throughout the country and abroad.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Frankie Mae Tyson was in love. She loved Michael Jackson for as long as she could remember and she had always dreamed of meeting him. One day while driving down the Santa Monica freeway, 20-year old, Frankie saw a large flashy limousine. There wasn’t a doubt in her mind it was Michael Jackson. They flirted as they drove down the highway.

Frankie Mae had never been a popular girl. In school the boys had made fun of her; but, Michael Jackson saw her picture in a vacant store window before he met her and he saw the plain girl in a special light. He cared about her. She cared about him and they were both successful in keeping their union secret from the world. He truly loved her. She had self confidence after meeting Jackson and she made it clear to him from the start she did not want anything but his love.

For many years Frankie refused Michael's attempts to free her from the ghetto. Michael and Frankie were careful to keep their relationship a secret from Oprah and the world, as Michael used doubles to cover for him when he was with his secret love, Frankie Mae. He even surprised her one day when just hours before his famous Moonwalk on Motown 25 he attended her Security Guard of the Month Award ceremony. "As Michael watched me through a peephole that day, I was proud of him for supporting me always as I was stunned to see the determination of opportunists and the media to bring Michael Jackson down.”

”When you love a man as much as I love Michael, death can be a surreal thing to go through. I am not going to take my life; I am going to live my life in memory of Michael Jackson. I am not worried, for he knows that I will be with him one day as I promised.”

When I began reading The Love He saved, I looked back to see if it was based on fact. This book is a work of fiction yet it reads like nonfiction. Frankie’s language bothered me a bit at first. It leans toward street slang. However, the language is necessary for it helps define the character. While on the surface author Carol Denise Mitchell appears to be writing about Jackson, this book is actually a character study of Frankie.

I see two options in this book:

1. Frankie Mae actually met Jackson and had a relationship with him for many years. After all he was a unique character and always did unusual, unexpected ways.

2. Frankie Mae was so obsessed with Jackson that she spent years day dreaming about him. In her mind they actually had a relationship.

I suspect the author will be pleased that she had me guessing and analyzing this much. Frankie Mae’s obsession for Jackson makes the most plausible part of this plot. Carol Mitchell is a talented author and her characters are very life-like. Remember the name Carol Denise Mitchell.

Mary Wentforth

Read the galley...It was great! Can't wait for the National release date. I am visiting from Colorado and I will tell everyone about the book!

Charlotte Hodgkiss

Review Sent to the author from England on 6/21/2011 as follows:

To Ms. Mitchell

"I just wanted to say how much I loved reading "The Love He Saved". I laughed and cried when reading it and could picture the scenes.

Yours Sincerely,

Charlotte Hodgkiss


I read this book and knew right away that Michael Jackson would have been proud of this story about a girl who believes she had a 25 year relationship with Michael Jackson. The story had me in tears because I know Michael would have loved this tribute. it's hard to tell if it's true or if it's fiction. I loved the story.