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The heart is a tiny organ as big as your fist approximately, it pumps blood. I have seen it and touched it. Seen a blocked one get the new bypass vessels, gray tissue turning into pink. But that is just the physical organ, but it is so much more. The capacity to love is humongous, it cries, it hurts, it heals, then it loves.
This was one such story where having lost her husband suddenly, Tabitha had to start life anew. It took her some years, but she got there. She soon started fostering three kids. And life taught her how to live again. Heartbreak and second chances, sorrow and love, tears and laughter was all this book about.
My first book by Catherine Miller, how have I missed out on her earlier works? It was beautiful. Each line written on the page was like an emotion written into my heart. Every feeling of Tabitha was reflected on to me until I was nothing but a wraith filled with emotions. I couldn’t stop crying at her pain at losing her life mate. I started to heal when she did… And I breathed and lived when she did.
Never had a book such a dramatic effect on me like this one did. I sniffed and smiled, I cried and laughed out. I believed and trusted that the author would safely guide me to safety, becoming the beacon of light, a ray of hope showing me the way to live my life just like Tabitha. I forgot myself when I read this book.
The writing got to me, the emotions overwhelmed me, the hope and joy that the book left me with was indescribable. I loved how my heart became larger than life showing me that I too could heal from life’s mishaps.
Moving on after a loss is never easy, and starting life with a new direction required courage. I had so much respect for Tabitha. I lived my life for those three hours with her, supporting her on and learning so much more from her. Ah, the power of a written word. The power of Catherine Miller’s words…
Believe me, there is no connection between eyes and the heart physically, but there is a connection between them on a different plane, isn’t it?
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
When you lose the love of your life, how do you find yourself again?
For Tabitha, the day that changed everything started like any other.
She woke up, slid her feet into fluffy slippers, wrapped herself in a dressing gown and tiptoed out of her bedroom, leaving her husband Andy sleeping. Downstairs, she boiled the kettle and enjoyed a cup of tea as the sun rose.
Upstairs, Andy’s alarm sounded, and Tabitha took him a freshly brewed coffee, like every other morning. Except today, the incessant beeping rang out and her husband hadn’t stirred. She called his name, she nudged his shoulder. But Andy wouldn’t wake up.
Three years later Tabitha is trying her hardest to get by in the shadow of her grief. She may have lost the love of her life but she won’t give up on the family they dreamed of. Fostering troublesome teenage girls and a newborn baby is a chance to piece together her broken heart.
But being a mother isn’t easy, and neither is healing the heartache she carries around. After losing everything, could saving these three children help Tabitha save herself too?
Publication Date: January 2020