Rye Silcox desperately tries to hide her anxiety and suffering from her tight knit family, especially her young daughter, Emily. Coping with the heartbreaking diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor, while trying to appear stoic, is often an overwhelming task.
*Sometimes the miracle you are granted isn’t the one you want, but the one you need.*
Rye is reunited with high school classmate, Jett Connor. Even though the attraction is mutual, her grim prognosis reminds her that their time together will be limited. She’s determined to push him away, but Jett will have none of it. His place is by her side, and he's unwavering with his pursuit. She finally concedes, and they adopt a new philosophy—one that celebrates seconds instead of days, moments instead memories. With one simple childhood prayer, peace comes to one, while heartache consumes another. Unfortunately, when one soul travels on, another soul must stay behind.
*The past is in their hearts, the future is not promised—they live for today only.*
This is a very emotional book. From the very beginning the reader slides effortlessly between Jett's and Rye's narations. While you feel THEIR emotions, you also pick up clearly on Dee and little Em's. Em's may be the most heart breaking of all. I admit my first tears fell while I read her notes. In my opinion this book has entirely too much of a personal feel to it to have been plucked out of thin air, and if I'm wrong in my assumption, then D. Love is a true literary genius. This story is a rare gem in a sea of stories. Only the malicious or dead of heart would think otherwise.
One thing I can say, this story would probably have killed me from all the tears, if it weren't for the quirky little funny things laced through the pages. Whether one line, a look, a poem, or accidental meeting, they will quickly dispel the sorrow you feel and make you crack up. I loved how the stories is riddled with the names with bloggers and authors every fan of the indie world knows. How special they must all feel to be listed there! Trust me anyone who follows our world will know who every blogger is it's made quite clear and as the reader progresses and names appear, book covers and blog banners will merrily float through their heads. They did for me at any rate lol. I have to wonder if this is really how it is when they all get together..It seems a little intimidating!
This book will show you what truly matters in life...It will make you smile, and it will definitely make you cry.
I've seen the kind heart and soul D.Love has first hand, even with the simplicity of gifting someone a book with the advice to "Pay it forward when you can".
I see the sorrow in her eyes in every picture she posts of herself. If this book is any indictation of things she herself has gone through in her life, then all I can say is I HAVE seen beauty..I saw it in D.Love and this amazing book
I end this review with a question for you all...
What is beautiful in your world today?